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I'm a total Democrat. I'm anti-Republican. And it's only fair that you know it... I'm liberal. The L word!

Tags: Fair, Word  ✍ Author: Lauren Bacall

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.

Tags: Others, Politics  ✍ Author: Ambrose Bierce

Laws should be interpreted in a liberal sense so that their intention may be preserved.

Tags: May, Sense  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

In doubtful cases the more liberal interpretation must always be preferred.

Tags: Doubtful, Preferred  ✍ Author: Winston Churchill

A liberal is a man who will give away everything he doesn't own.

Tags: Away, Give  ✍ Author: Eric Dane

I swing both ways. I can see things from a kind of conservative point of view and from a more socially liberal or left-wing point of view.

Tags: Both, Point  ✍ Author: Evan Davis

Even people on the liberal side are starting to worry about going off a fiscal cliff.

Tags: Off, Worry  ✍ Author: Clint Eastwood

I would say I'm a 19th-century liberal, possibly even an 18th-century one.

Tags: Possibly  ✍ Author: Niall Ferguson

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.

Tags: Quarrel, Side  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

I'm a liberal inside a liberal's body.

Tags: Body, Inside  ✍ Author: Ana Gasteyer

You can't get much more liberal than John Kerry is. I mean, he's my candidate, but, I mean, come on.

Tags: Candidate, Mean  ✍ Author: Don Imus

Maybe it's due to my west coast liberal upbringing, but, the idea of parallel universes doesn't strike me as being too far out there.

Tags: Far, Idea  ✍ Author: Joshua Jackson

I don't believe in lobbying only progressives and liberal members of Congress. I don't believe in doing interviews only with those who share my views. I want to reach a wider audience.

Tags: Audience, Congress  ✍ Author: Bianca Jagger

News represents another form of advertising, not liberal propaganda.

Tags: Another, News  ✍ Author: Christopher Lasch

Conservative New Testament studies could also provide an intellectually satisfying alternative to German biblical criticism and to the liberal theology that accompanied it.

Tags: Criticism, Studies  ✍ Author: John Gresham Machen

I'm a national security liberal, which I tell people because it's meant to sound absurd.

Tags: Security, Tell  ✍ Author: Rachel Maddow

While Obama, the olive-branch poseur, has called for a restoration of 'civility' in Washington and liberal elites whine and whinny about the need for 'no labels,' class-warfare demagoguery has metastasized unchecked.

Tags: Washington, While  ✍ Author: Michelle Malkin

The liberal intelligentsia has allowed its party to become a captive of corporate interests.

Tags: Become, Party  ✍ Author: Ralph Nader

There's not a liberal America and a conservative America - there's the United States of America.

Tags: America, United  ✍ Author: Barack Obama

But I think it's undeniable that the Times is a liberal paper.

Tags: Paper, Times  ✍ Author: Daniel Okrent

Is the New York Times a Liberal Newspaper? Of course it is.

Tags: Times, York  ✍ Author: Daniel Okrent

My parents were pretty liberal, but they were still parents. I definitely had my teenage rebellion.

Tags: Parents, Pretty  ✍ Author: Jamie Oliver

Liberal: a power worshipper without power.

Tags: Power, Worshipper  ✍ Author: George Orwell

Seattle is this curious liberal 'island.'

Tags: Curious, Island  ✍ Author: Jonathan Raban

The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.

Tags: Advice  ✍ Author: Francois de La Rochefoucauld
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If the most liberal man that's ever been in office can get elected when 20 percent of the population identifies as liberal then I think we can elect a conservative when 40 percent of the population identifies themselves as conservative.

Tags: Office, Themselves  ✍ Author: Rick Santorum

I'm a product of an East Coast liberal arts educational system.

Tags: Arts, System  ✍ Author: Matt Taibbi

God reigns when we take a liberal view, when a liberal view is presented to us.

Tags: God, View  ✍ Author: Henry David Thoreau

Of all those in the army close to the commander none is more intimate than the secret agent; of all rewards none more liberal than those given to secret agents; of all matters none is more confidential than those relating to secret operations.

Tags: Matters, Secret  ✍ Author: Mike Tyson

I am a liberal. I want everyone to be well.

Tags: Everyone  ✍ Author: Diego Della Valle

If every inhabitant of a liberal democracy believes in liberal democracy, then it doesn't matter what creed or colour they are.

Tags: Democracy, Matter  ✍ Author: Martin Amis

What my future will not be is active politics in the Liberal Democrat party.

Tags: Future, Politics  ✍ Author: Paddy Ashdown

I can't believe the pro-choicers attitude toward unborn children-to me it's the ultimate liberal cause, to defend those without a voice.

Tags: Attitude, Voice  ✍ Author: Francis William Aston

Although I grew up in London, I spent summers in Missouri, where my dad lived. It's quite a liberal town, Kansas City. You'd be surprised.

Tags: Dad, Quite  ✍ Author: Hayley Atwell

A rich man told me recently that a liberal is a man who tells other people what to do with their money.

Tags: Money, Rich  ✍ Author: Amiri Baraka

MoveOn loves government. It remains enamored of government spending as fuel for its liberal agenda; and anything that threatens to close that spigot in any degree is perceived as a dire threat - worthy of Chicken-Little warnings that the sky is going to fall.

Tags: Fall, Government  ✍ Author: Bob Barr

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal as opposed to the conservative, who has both feet firmly planted in his mouth.

Tags: Both, Feet  ✍ Author: Jacques Barzun

Democratic politicians, liberal activists and liberal news outlets routinely deploy incendiary rhetoric and wicked accusations to marginalize Republicans.

Tags: Democratic, News  ✍ Author: Gary Bauer

I don't want to do just a liberal show.

Tags: Show  ✍ Author: Joy Behar

A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.

Tags: Large, Nose  ✍ Author: Cyrano de Bergerac

I'm a liberal Democrat, and I state that proudly.

Tags: Democrat, State  ✍ Author: Tom Bergeron

A prophet is always much wider than his followers, much more liberal than those who label themselves with his name.

Tags: Name, Themselves  ✍ Author: Annie Besant

I mean to defend the rights of individuals in a liberal prospect.

Tags: Mean, Rights  ✍ Author: Emma Bonino

My family had liberal positions.

Tags: Family, Positions  ✍ Author: Emma Bonino

If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments - we'd have the Ten Suggestions.

Tags: God, Ten  ✍ Author: Malcolm Bradbury

I think that there's a liberal element out there that finds me not acceptable. They don't like my stance on a lot of issues because I am conservative.

Tags: Acceptable, Issues  ✍ Author: Jan Brewer

I am for peace, retrenchment and reform, the watchword of the great Liberal Party thirty years ago.

Tags: Great, Peace  ✍ Author: John Bright

I see myself as a small 'l' liberal, but not coalition liberal, necessarily.

Tags: Coalition, Small  ✍ Author: Jim Broadbent

A liberal will cut off your leg so he can hand you a crutch.

Tags: Hand, Off  ✍ Author: Jim Brown

What distinguishes the campaign finance issue from just about every other one being debated these days is that the two sides do not divide along conventional liberal/ conservative lines.

Tags: Days, Finance  ✍ Author: James L. Buckley

Only a liberal senator from Massachusetts would say that a 49 percent increase in funding for education was not enough.

Tags: Education, Enough  ✍ Author: George W. Bush

There has been only a civil rights movement, whose tone of voice was adapted to an audience of liberal whites.

Tags: Rights, Voice  ✍ Author: Stokely Carmichael

I'm a liberal arts junkie.

Tags: Arts, Junkie  ✍ Author: Mary Chapin Carpenter

I do think that a general liberal arts education is very important, particularly in an uncertain changing world.

Tags: Education, General  ✍ Author: Steve Case

I am fairly certain that my abortion position hurt me, because in a Democratic primary, where turnout is relatively low, liberal voters turn out in disproportionately large numbers and thus exercise a disproportionate influence on the outcome.

Tags: Hurt, Influence  ✍ Author: Robert Casey

We need to reach out to small 'l' liberal voters who have a modern outlook on life, who want a party that is hard-headed on the economy - more credible on the economy than Labour - but more socially progressive and fairer than the Conservatives.

Tags: Life, Small  ✍ Author: Nick Clegg

'Be faithful to your roots' is the liberal version of 'Stay in your ghetto.'

Tags: Faithful, Stay  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

I decided that I didn't want to spend my time in a liberal arts college.

Tags: College, Time  ✍ Author: Chick Corea

Whenever a liberal begins a statement with 'I don't know which is more frightening,' you know the answer is going to be pretty clear.

Tags: Answer, Pretty  ✍ Author: Ann Coulter

Liberal soccer moms are precisely as likely to receive anthrax in the mail as to develop a capacity for linear thinking.

Tags: Soccer, Thinking  ✍ Author: Ann Coulter

Some things I think are very conservative, or very liberal. I think when someone falls into one category for everything, I'm very suspicious. It doesn't make sense to me that you'd have the same solution to every issue.

Tags: Sense, Someone  ✍ Author: Louis C. K.

It is said that a neo-conservative is a liberal who has been mugged by reality.

Tags: Reality, Said  ✍ Author: Stockwell Day

Our two major parties are actually called the Liberal Party and the Conservative Party.

Tags: Actually, Party  ✍ Author: Stockwell Day

Bill Rehnquist makes Barry Goldwater look like a liberal.

Tags: Barry, Makes  ✍ Author: John Dean

The driving force behind the liberal counter-offensive in Europe has been a reaction against irresponsibility.

Tags: Against, Behind  ✍ Author: Jacques Delors

Most liberal democracies don't try to figure out what the truth is.

Tags: Truth, Try  ✍ Author: Alan Dershowitz

I come from extremely liberal people, one of only 20 in Texas where I grew up.

Tags: Extremely, Texas  ✍ Author: Sandy Duncan

Guilt. It comes naturally to me as a Jew and a Liberal.

Tags: Guilt, Naturally  ✍ Author: Odysseas Elytis

Americans are probably more in line than ever before. We're more moderate than we are liberal or conservative.

Tags: Line, Moderate  ✍ Author: Emilio Estevez

If my parents had discouraged me, I would have turned out very differently. They raised me in an open-minded, liberal environment.

Tags: Parents, Turned  ✍ Author: Tom Ford

Most Tea Party activists consider Obama a big-spending liberal. Some even question his eligibility to be president.

Tags: President, Question  ✍ Author: Alain-Fournier

To make the argument that the media has a left- or right-wing, or a liberal or a conservative bias, is like asking if the problem with Al-Qaeda is do they use too much oil in their hummus.

Tags: Media, Problem  ✍ Author: Al Franken

Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn't been any radio that did that. And so they weren't trained - they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that.

Tags: Bad, Stuff  ✍ Author: Al Franken

A coalition with Tories and Liberal Democrats together is a golden opportunity to create the sort of planning reform that means not only can we have more environmentally sensitive planning, but we can have more homes and more schools.

Tags: Means, Together  ✍ Author: Michael Gove

I'm not allowed to be as liberal as I would like to be, you know? I'd do a lot more damage if I could!

Tags: Allowed, Damage  ✍ Author: Cee Lo Green

When Ronald Reagan chose George H.W. Bush in 1980, it was a clear signal that he was running an inclusive campaign; that he welcomed the moderate and even liberal wings of the GOP - there was a liberal wing back then - into his campaign.

Tags: Clear, Running  ✍ Author: Jeff Greenfield

Hell hath no fury like a liberal scorned.

Tags: Fury, Hell  ✍ Author: Dick Gregory

The arts tend to be more liberal. There tends to be more social relevance in the arts.

Tags: Arts, Social  ✍ Author: Peter Guber

I'm a wet liberal really, and always have been. But I'm sort of an aggressive wet liberal.

Tags: Aggressive, Wet  ✍ Author: Max Hastings

Yes, I'm of the old guard, liberal Republican.

Tags: Old, Republican  ✍ Author: Mark Hatfield

There's nothing worse, I guess, than being black in an all-white church or being southern and being a liberal.

Tags: Black, Church  ✍ Author: Lee Hazlewood

The secular argument, or the liberal argument, is to as much as possible remove taboos so things do not become unmentionable; to let some air into the discussion.

Tags: Become, Possible  ✍ Author: Christopher Hitchens

I grew up in Vancouver, which is a pretty liberal, gay Mecca of the West coast. There's San Francisco, and then there's Vancouver.

Tags: Gay, Pretty  ✍ Author: Avan Jogia

I'm regarded outside New York University as a looney tunes leftie, self-hating Jewish communist; inside the university, I'm regarded as a typical, old-fashioned, white male liberal elitist. I like that. I'm on the edge of both; it makes me feel comfortable.

Tags: Both, Makes  ✍ Author: Tony Judt

Obviously a primary liberal conviction is that we should be tolerant of other peoples' convictions. But if we believe in something, we had better find ways to say so convincingly.

Tags: Conviction, Ways  ✍ Author: Tony Judt

I'm a good liberal, and I grew up in a very liberal family and had very strongly held beliefs.

Tags: Family, Good  ✍ Author: Sebastian Junger

I have nothing against conservative people putting out conservative commentary or doing conservative broadcasting, or liberal people doing liberal broadcasting, or conservative blogs or liberal blogs.

Tags: Against, Blogs  ✍ Author: Bill Keller

You won't catch Liberal Democrats describing trade unionists as wreckers.

Tags: Trade, Won  ✍ Author: Charles Kennedy

Education can give you a skill, but a liberal education can give you dignity.

Tags: Education, Give  ✍ Author: Ellen Key

I think if you live in London, it's such a cosmopolitan city; nobody even notices different-race relationships. I assumed it would be even more liberal in the States, and it's totally the opposite.

Tags: City, Nobody  ✍ Author: Alex Kingston

Investment in early education is not a Liberal or Conservative idea. Nor should it be decided along party lines.

Tags: Education, Idea  ✍ Author: Madeleine M. Kunin

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the most liberal and illumined of the nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Tags: Court, Supreme  ✍ Author: Donna Leon

Law builds upon and, I should like to claim, is one of the liberal arts. It uses words of persuasion and changing definitions for practical ends.

Tags: Law, Words  ✍ Author: Edward Levi

I've always been a liberal and I've always had strong socialist leanings.

Tags: Socialist, Strong  ✍ Author: Cher Lloyd

I think that people always just assumed that I was a liberal because I came from Southeast Seattle.

Tags: Assumed, Seattle  ✍ Author: Gary Locke

Bill Clinton was a liberal who could appeal to conservative-leaning Bubba voters.

Tags: Appeal, Clinton  ✍ Author: Rich Lowry

God is not troubled by one who is conservative or liberal, and He certainly never inclines His ear toward a donkey or an elephant.

Tags: God, Toward  ✍ Author: Ernst Lubitsch

I look back on my liberal political beliefs with a sort of wonder - as another exercise in self-involvement - rewarding myself for some superiority I could not logically describe.

Tags: Another, Political  ✍ Author: David Mamet

I took the liberal view for many decades, but I believe I have changed my mind.

Tags: Mind, Took  ✍ Author: David Mamet

Never, never, will I accept, on issues of integrity, comparisons with the Liberal party.

Tags: Accept, Integrity  ✍ Author: Pauline Marois
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