Vote Quotes

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Gore Vidal
“Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.”
Gore Vidal, Screening History

David Sedaris
“On Undecided Voter​s: "To put them in perspective, I think​ of being​ on an airplane.​ The flight attendant comes​ down the aisle​ with her food cart and, eventually,​ parks​ it beside my seat.​ “Can I inter​est you in the chick​en?​” she asks.​ “Or would​ you prefer the platter of shit with bits of broke​n glass​ in it?”

To be undecided in this elect​ion is to pause​ for a moment and then ask how the chick​en is cooked.”
David Sedaris

Joseph Stalin
“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the vote decide everything.”
Joseph Stalin
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John Quincy Adams
“Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone.”
John Quincy Adams

“Democracy is not freedom. Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for lunch. Freedom comes from the recognition of certain rights which may not be taken, not even by a 99% vote.”
Marvin Simkin

David Foster Wallace
“Because we’ve been lied to and lied to, and it hurts to be lied to. It’s ultimately just about that complicated: it hurts. It denies you respect for yourself, for the liar, for the world. Especially if the lies are chronic, systemic, if hard experience seems to teach that everything you’re supposed to believe in’s really a game based on lies. Young Voters have been taught well and thoroughly. You may not personally remember Vietnam or Watergate, but it’s a good bet you remember ‘No new taxes’ and ‘Out of the loop’ and ‘No direct knowledge of any impropriety at this time’ and Did not inhale’ and ‘Did not have sex with that woman’ and etc. etc. It’s depressing and painful to believe that the would-be ‘public servants’ you’re forced to choose between are all phonies whose only real concern is their own care and feeding and who will lie so outrageously with such a straight face that you just know they have to believe you’re an idiot. So who wouldn’t fall all over themselves for a top politician who actually seemed to talk to you like you were a person, an intelligent adult worthy of respect?”
David Foster Wallace, The Best American Essays 2007

“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
Larry J. Sabato, Pendulum Swing

Robert A. Heinlein
“If you are part of a society that votes, then do so. There may be no candidates and no measures you want to vote for ... but there are certain to be ones you want to vote against. In case of doubt, vote against. By this rule you will rarely go wrong.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

Chetan Bhagat
“When we choose a mobile network, do we check whether Airtel or Vodafone belong to a particular caste? No, we simply choose the provider based on the best value or service. Then why do we vote for somebody simply because he belongs to the same caste as us?”
Chetan Bhagat, What Young India Wants

Dennis E. Adonis
“Voting is not a right. It is a method used to determine which politician was most able to brainwash you.”
Dennis E. Adonis

George Orwell
“The ruling power is always faced with the question, ‘In such and such circumstances, what would you do?’, whereas the opposition is not obliged to take responsibility or make any real decisions.”
George Orwell

E.A. Bucchianeri
“...they say if you don't vote, you get the government you deserve, and if you do, you never get the results you expected.”
E.A. Bucchianeri, Brushstrokes of a Gadfly,

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Those who stay away from the election think that one vote will do no good. 'Tis but one step more to think one vote will do no harm.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

David Foster Wallace
“There is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote.”
David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster and Other Essays

“Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the welder, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Pick a leader who will keep jobs in your country by offering companies incentives to hire only within their borders, not one who allows corporations to outsource jobs for cheaper labor when there is a national employment crisis. Choose a leader who will invest in building bridges, not walls. Books, not weapons. Morality, not corruption. Intellectualism and wisdom, not ignorance. Stability, not fear and terror. Peace, not chaos. Love, not hate. Convergence, not segregation. Tolerance, not discrimination. Fairness, not hypocrisy. Substance, not superficiality. Character, not immaturity. Transparency, not secrecy. Justice, not lawlessness. Environmental improvement and preservation, not destruction. Truth, not lies.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Margaret Peterson Haddix
Amazing, Yetta thought. Back home I couldn't have chosen my own husband. And here I'm thinking about choosing presidents, governors, mayors, laws...
Margaret Peterson Haddix, Uprising

“Our freedoms are vanishing. If you do not get active to take a stand now against all that is wrong while we still can, then maybe one of your children may elect to do so in the future, when it will be far more riskier — and much, much harder.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Pick a leader who will not only bail out banks and airlines, but also families from losing their homes -- or jobs due to their companies moving to other countries. Pick a leader who will fund schools, not limit spending on education and allow libraries to close. Pick a leader who chooses diplomacy over war. An honest broker in foreign relations. A leader with integrity, one who says what they mean, keeps their word and does not lie to their people. Pick a leader who is strong and confident, yet humble. Intelligent, but not sly. A leader who encourages diversity, not racism. One who understands the needs of the farmer, the teacher, the doctor, and the environmentalist -- not only the banker, the oil tycoon, the weapons developer, or the insurance and pharmaceutical lobbyist.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Pierre Desproges
“Ia démocratie est la pire des dictatures parce qu'elle est la dictature exercée par le plus grand nombre sur la minorité.”
Pierre Desproges

Andrew Vachss
“The Bowery station on the J line is what happens to a neighborhood once politicians realize the people who live there don’t vote.”
Andrew Vachss, Terminal

“If voting changed anything... I'd still laugh!”
Matt Paradise, Bearing the Devil's Mark

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Voting gives us an opportunity to choose from options that were chosen for us.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Michelle Obama
“Focus on what you can control. Be a good person every day. Vote. Read. Treat one another kindly. Follow the law. Don’t tweet nasty stuff.”
Michelle Obama

Karl Wiggins
“If you’re fit and healthy and capable of mending a fence or stacking shelves, and you’re not doing either of those things, then I say you don’t get the right to vote. I don’t want someone who’s too lazy to get a job making decisions on how this country should be run.”
Karl Wiggins, 100 Common Sense Policies to make BRITAIN GREAT again

Christos A. Djonis
“The smart people who are too smart to vote, they are governed by the decisions of the idiots who do.
- Plato, 380BC”
Christos A. Djonis

Christina Dalcher
“My fault started two decades ago, the first time I didn't vote, the umpteen times I told Jackie I was too busy to go on one of her marches or make posters or call my congressmen.”
Christina Dalcher, Vox

Ehsan Sehgal
“Vote decides the destination and destiny, not a leader; knowledge of it holds power.”
Ehsan Sehgal
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Steven Magee
“Voting Republican or Democrat is a wasted vote.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“There will be no effective change until the masses move away from voting Republican or Democrat and start voting for a party that represents the people and not corporations.”
Steven Magee

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