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" I couldn't have imagined that I would live long enough to see Egypt emancipated from decades of repression. "
" I'm not a good small talker. I'm not into small talk, frankly. "
" Egypt needs to catch up with the rest of the world. We need to be free, democratic, and - society where people have the right to live in freedom and dignity. "
" I think one country with nuclear weapons is one country too many. "
" The Egyptians have grown in confidence, they've tasted freedom, and there's no way back. "
" What I see in the Arab world, in Egypt, everywhere is increasing radicalization. "
" Threat is in the eye of the beholder. "
Eye Of The Beholder
" Democracy is not an instant coffee. "
" People feel repressed by their own governments; they feel unfairly treated by the outside world; they wake up in the morning, and who do they see - they see people being shot and killed: all Muslims from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan, Darfur. "
" I'm not a grassroots organizer; that is clear. I believe in a division of labor. I'm not trained to organize the grassroots, and grassroots has to come from the grassroots. "
" I feel relieved that we discovered that Iraq did not have nuclear weapons. "
" Everyone in the Middle East pretty much wants to come and be an American citizen, but pretty much everybody is angry with the U. S. foreign policy. "
" You can't, in the 21st century, continue to live in a system where people live under martial law for 30 years. "
" So, we need to delegitimize the nuclear weapon, and by de-legitimizing... meaning trying to develop a different system of security that does not depend on nuclear deterrence. "
" There is no religion that was founded on intolerance - and no religion that does not value the sanctity of human life. "
" The time is right for a political solution and the way is negotiations. "
" I have a lot of interests in global issues, as you know, humanity, inequity, arms control, and I continue to be active on all these issues. "
" I think people are distrustful of politicians and are looking for someone who is telling the truth with no hidden agenda. "
" Even with the best intentions, you can have a nuclear war, a nuclear holocaust, through miscalculation, through accidents. "
" We must abandon the unworkable notion that it is morally reprehensible for some countries to pursue weapons of mass destruction, yet morally acceptable for others to rely on them for security - and indeed to continue to refine their capacities and postulate plans for their use. "
" The Israelis should understand that it is in their long-term interest to have a democratic Egypt as a neighbor, and that it is prudent to acknowledge the legitimate interests of the Palestinians and to grant them their own state. "
" I hope everybody will go back to the negotiating table. I've always said this is the only way forward. "
" Your economic and social development is linked to the kind of regime you have. "
" Whether one believes in evolution, intelligent design, or Divine Creation, one thing is certain. Since the beginning of history, human beings have been at war with each other, under the pretext of religion, ideology, ethnicity and other reasons. And no civilization has ever willingly given up its most powerful weapons. "
" My conscience does not permit me to run for the presidency or any other official position unless it is within a democratic framework. "
" The sooner we put Egypt on the right track, the sooner we would be able to have an Egypt that is modern, that is moderate, and that is acting as a beacon for freedom and liberty across the Arab world. "
" We continue to have nuclear weapons relied on as a weapon of choice. If that policy were to continue, we continue to have countries who are in a security bind, if you like, or perceive themselves to be in security bind to look for acquisition of nuclear weapons. "
" In my view, stability only comes with a government that is elected by the people and works for the people. "
" I hear that from so many different governments, people coming to me and saying, 'You should be careful'. But I don't want to go around with bodyguards. "
" The U.S. engages with North Korea, so I don't see why they can't engage with Iran. "
" America is always a good target for a populist. In many countries, particularly authoritarian systems, if you want to get an extra bonus, you bash the Americans. "