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"He always uses cliches. He is a politician after all." - Greek

"Blacks fear whites, whites fear anyone different, and we all fear that which we do not know, even though, according to many studies, violent crime statistics are down. We keep adding more police and giving those police more and more power." - Boy Sets Fire, "voiceover"

"Nothing destroys spirit like poverty. " - Becoming Jane

"That's the one thing that trumps religion... capitalism." - Easy A

"We are taught that Christopher Columbus discovered America. From the American Revolution to the Civil War, history is written from the biased perspective of the power elite. From our birth we are told lies and myths and expected not to only believe them, but to worship them at America's false altar of progress. We must learn to question history and measure each 'fact' on its own merits." - Boy Sets Fire, "the tyranny of what everyone knows"

"I had long since learned that you couldn't lump all people with money into one category. The wealthy were as varied as the downtrodden. Some were hardworking, some lazy. Some self-made, some born with a silver spoon. Some modest and understated, some ostentatious braggarts." - Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin

"As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities." - Voltaire

"Around the world, and in America specifically, we are being subjected to a regularly scheduled program of fear and violence brought to us by a twin attack of the media and politicians who feed our fears on each other." - Boy Sets Fire, "voiceover"

"Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding."

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" - Upton Sinclair

"We are trading our rights for the illusion of safety and in doing so we give the real criminals even more potency." - Boy Sets Fire, "voiceover"

"'we don't believe we are as much alike as we are. Whites and blacks, Catholics and Protestants, men and women. If we saw each other as more alike, we might be very eager to join in one big human family in this world, and to care about that family the way we care about our own.'" - Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom

"Education is the investment our generation makes in the future." - Mitt Romney

"The rich stay rich, and the poor die of quietly. The power remains the same." - Boy Sets Fire, "the power remains the same"

"And that's okay? It's okay to pull the rug out from under folks as long as it's nobody that you know? It's okay because we're just silly podunk Minnesotans, right? We talk funny and we ice-fish and we scrapbook and we drag Jesus into regular conversation. We're not cool like you, right? So we don't matter." - New in Town

"It is, in a way, an odd thing to honor those who died in defense of our country, in defense of us, in wars far away. The imagination plays a trick. We see these soldiers in our mind as old and wise. We see them as something like the Founding Fathers, grave and gray-haired. But most of them were boys when they died, and they gave up two lives

" I feel so rich and suddenly in complete agreement with everything Bush has to say. " - Gilmore Girls

"Lucy Hill: Industrial competition in a free-market economy is what built this country. Ted Mitchell: No, robber barons built this country, and they did it from the blood of working folks. Hell, you steal somebody's car, you get thrown in jail, you steal somebody's life savings, you get to be a CEO." - New in Town

"Lies built on deceptions. A nation's history cloaked in murder. The idea of a ruling class is still very much with us. Ninety percent of all wealth is inherited wealth. We may have lost the titles, but an aristocracy still flourishes." - Boy Sets Fire, "prologue"

"We are so busy measuring public opinion that we forget we can mold it. We are so busy listening to statistics we forget that we create them." - Bernbach