JON STEWART, The Daily Show, "Denis Leary" (2011)
I shall be damned if I am persuaded by something as ugly as political corruption.
JOHN TUNSTALL, Young Guns (1988)
It's an election year...we'd rather people didn't exercise common sense.
PRESIDENT JOSIAH "JED" BARTLET, The West Wing, "20 Hours in America" (2002)
This meeting's about politics. Facts won't help.
TOBY ZIEGLER, The West Wing, "Full Disclosure" (2004)
People think campaigns are about two competing answers to the same question. They're not. They're a fight over the question itself.
JOSH LYMAN, The West Wing, "The Mommy Problem" (2005)
We're all broken, every single one of us, and yet we pretend that we're not. We all live lives of imperfection and yet we cling to the fantasy that there's a perfect life and that our leaders should embody it. But if we expect our leaders to live on some higher moral plane than the rest of us, well, we're just asking to be deceived. Don't vote for us because you think we're perfect. Don't vote for us because of what we might be able to do for you only. Vote for the person who shares your ideals, your hopes, your dreams. Vote for the person who most embodies what you believe we need to keep our nation strong and free.
MATTHEW SANTOS, The West Wing, "2162 Votes" (2005)
Artists use lies to tell the truth, while politicians use them to cover the truth up.
EVEY HAMMOND, V for Vendetta (2006)
What a bunch of garbage: liberal, Democratic, conservative, Republican. It's all there to control you, two sides of the same coin! Two management teams, bidding for control of the CEO job of Slavery Incorporated! The truth is out there in front of you, but they lay out this buffet of lies! I'm sick of it, and I'm not gonna take a bite out of it!
ALEX JONES, Waking Life (2001)
Return to Politics Quotes