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" And after I make a lot of money, I'll be able to afford running for office. "
" I wish I was less good-looking and more unpopular. Then I could get into politics and use my pent-up resentment about being ugly and unpopular to systematically destroy the country. "
" Politics is not bean bags. It's serious, tough stuff. "
" Politics with me isn't theater. It's performance art. Sometimes, for its own sake. "
" I don't know about politics so much. I'm a professional athlete. "
" The ability of the 1 percent to buy politicians and regulators is nothing new in American politics - just as inequality has been a permanent part of our economic system. This is true of virtually all political and economic systems. "
" The only thing I have no control over is the politics that goes on within the record company. It's always been the same, but it's far tougher now, because record companies are run by financial people; before, they were run by creative people. "
" Once the cry and the cause of a generation of progressives to make America safer, fairer and cleaner, 'regulation' is now a dirty word in our politics. Even Democrats are quick to talk about cutting regulations; Republicans hate them with - how to put it? - evangelical fervor. "
" The United States brags about its political system, but the President says one thing during the election, something else when he takes office, something else at midterm and something else when he leaves. "
" Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. "
" I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on. "
" The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich. "
P. J. O'Rourke
" I don't think anybody in the entertainment industry or in politics is surprised by the fact that those worlds are rife with promiscuity and irresponsibility - certainly a lack of accountability. "
" The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt. "
" In the political system, we are a team; politics and bureaucracy, we are a team. The politicians, bureaucrats and the people, we are a team. "
" The days when the words 'Hollywood actor' framed Ronald Reagan like bunny fingers as an ID tag and an implied insult seem far-off and quaint: nearly everybody in politics - candidate, consultant, pundit, and Tea Party crowd extra alike - is an actor now, a shameless ham in a hoked-up reality series that never stops. "
" I hate politics and what are considered their appropriate measures. I hate notoriety, public meetings, public speeches, caucuses and everything that I know of which is apparently the necessary incident of politics - except doing public work to the best of my ability. "
" In modern politics, polls often serve as the canary in the mine - an early warning signal of danger or trends. But polls can also be used to wag the dog - diverting attention from something significant. "
" You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt. "
" Sitting at a candidate rally is similar to sitting in a ballyard. Both give you the opportunity to assess the technical metrics and reflect on the intangibles - what baseball calls 'make up' and politics calls 'character' - the leadership, talent and maturity to add value to a venture. "
" The only security men can have for their political liberty, consists in keeping their money in their own pockets. "
" A leader in the Democratic Party is a boss, in the Republican Party he is a leader. "
Harry S Truman
" I will go to the next election saying to Australians, vote for me, vote for the Liberal Party, and I will become your PM. So I'm offering myself as the alternative PM - that's one way people describe the Leader of the Opposition - but I'm not in politics for myself to realize a personal ambition. "
" I'm highly political. I spend an awful lot of time in the U.S. trying to influence decision-makers. But I don't feel in tune with British politics. "
" Politics is for the present, but an equation is for eternity. "
" Statesmanship is harder than politics. Politics is the art of getting along with people, whereas statesmanship is the art of getting along with politicians. "
" If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act. "
" In government you carry each hope; each disillusion. And in politics it's always about the next challenge. "
" Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. "
" We've seen a lot of dirty politics in Ireland. "
" Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man. "