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" Bush's presidency is revisionism-proof. We're going to be recovering from it for the rest of our lives. "
" It's a lot of hard work to do a weekly TV show. It's certainly not fun. "
" I have a rule: I want the pilot flying me up in the air at 30,000 feet to make more than a guy working at Taco Bell. "
" If anything, I don't have to convince the American public that we have a broken health-care system. I think the majority of Americans since they have to go through that health-care system, already know it. "
" I was taught from a very early age that it was probably the most American thing you can do is to question what's going on and to try to fix things that you see that aren't right. I believed that as a young person, and I believe that today. "
" I was one of the first 18-year-olds in the United States elected to public office right after 18-year-olds got the right to vote back in the early '70s. I ran for the Board of Education. "
" If you reduce the guns and the ammo, you'll reduce the murders. "
" If I were a capitalist I would not give my employees health insurance with no deductible, which I do, including dental, and paid pregnancy leave. That's not called capitalism, that's called being a Christian and someone who believes in democracy, so that everyone should get a fair slice of the pie. "
" People like me who grew up in a working-class town, who don't have a college education, you don't usually hear from us. "
" I have enormous respect for anyone who would offer to sacrifice their life to defend my right to live. Is there any greater gift one can give another? "
" I personally hold Blair more responsible for this war than I do George Bush. The reason is, Blair knows better, Blair is not an idiot. What is he doing hanging around this guy? "
" I did a filmstrip on pollution in the Davison area as my Eagle Scout project and showed it around town. Businesses who were the polluters were mad at me. "
" Any time you've got both the Pope and the Dixie Chicks against you, you're not long for the White House. "
" As you have fewer and fewer voices in a democracy, in a free society, it's not good to limit the number of voices. "
" Nobody has been arrested on Wall Street for the crash of 2008. They're not paying their fair share of the taxes. And now with the Citizens United case of the Supreme Court, they get to buy politicians up out in the open. "
" They said VCRs would kill the movies; it didn't. "
" Nobody had a credit card when I was a kid. No one had credit card debt. But these big companies and banks wanted to know how to get more money out of people - get them charging things. "
" This life is a gift, and to reject that gift or abuse that gift is not human and not worthy of us. "
" I've never supported this concept of going after Napster. I think the rock bands who fought this were wrong. "
" Everybody gets sick; everybody has had a problem with insurance or the prescription drugs they're supposed to be taking or an elderly parent who needs care. "
" Our laws demand that a corporation have a fiduciary responsibility with shareholders to maximize profits. They are legally required to make as much money as possible, any way possible within 'the law.' "
" All religions teach the same basic thing, that you have to stand up for those that are considered the worst. "
" The majority of Americans, the ones who never elected George W. Bush, are not fooled by his weapons of mass distraction. "
" When I'm shooting a movie, I'm always in an invisible theater seat. I respect the fact that people have worked hard all week and want to go to the movies on the weekend and be entertained. "
" You can't regulate child labor. You can't regulate slavery. Some things are just wrong. "
" I don't want to be pigeonholed into the guy who's against everything. "
" I was kind of a strange child. My parents knew early on that something must have been wrong with me. I crawled backwards until I was two, but had Kennedy's inaugural address memorized by the time I was six. "
" If you're in a diabetic or prediabetic state, it's good to have medication to go on for a period of time. But simply by making the changes - get your sleep, 35 grams of fiber and a half-hour walk - your cholesterol will come down, your sugar will come down, and your blood pressure will come down. Only the minority of people can't control it. "
" My dad was an assembly line worker at AC Spark Plug, which was a division of General Motors, and his job was to build and then inspect the little spark plugs as they came off the line. "
" The products built in the factories of G.M., Ford and Chrysler are some of the greatest weapons of mass destruction responsible for global warming and the melting of our polar icecaps. "
" I'm not a pundit. I'm not an analyst. "