Quotes and Sayings about Ideology



"Life has become the ideology of its own absence."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Life, Absence, Ideology)

"He who stands aloof runs the risk of believing himself better than others and misusing his critique of society as an ideology for his private interest."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Society, Ideology, Interest, Risk)

"If across the Atlantic the ideology was pride, here it is delivering the goods."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Ideology, Pride)

"Ideology has very little to do with 'consciousness' - it is profoundly unconscious."
- Louis Althusser
(Related: Ideology, Unconscious)

"Ideology... is indispensable in any society if men are to be formed, transformed and equipped to respond to the demands of their conditions of existence."
- Louis Althusser
(Related: Men, Society, Existence, Ideology)

"It did not occur to us that the Marxists' solution was fraudulent or that their vision was distorted, that whatever the wrongs in our society it was not the ideology of theirs that will cure them."
- Barbara Amiel
(Related: Society, Vision, Cure, Ideology, Solution, Will, Wrongs)

"You know, this is a war of ideology, a war of thoughts and of faith. And we need people to really stand for faith and trust, not hope and change."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: Change, Faith, War, Trust, People, Hope, Thoughts, Ideology)

"The Third World is not a reality but an ideology."
- Hannah Arendt
(Related: Ideology, Reality, World)

"I think President Obama is a committed, practicing nonideologue. He's consumed by neither tactics nor ideology. He is more concerned about outcomes than he is about process and categorizations."
- David Axelrod
(Related: Ideology, President)

"Faith in God's revelation has nothing to do with an ideology which glorifies the status quo."
- Karl Barth
(Related: Faith, God, Ideology, Nothing)

"While we all could agree that the Zionist ideal is alive and well, there is serious doubt whether the Zionist movement can be said to be an ongoing proposition, fragmented as its components are in ideology and in practice."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Doubt, Ideology, Practice)

"You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Challenge, Ideology)

"There has been a substitution of ideology for fact and scientific and engineering data in this administration."
- Vinton Cerf
(Related: Engineering, Fact, Ideology)

"Killing the private property-that was the center of the Marxist economy and Marxist ideology. That was the center of the Lenin ideology."
- Anatoly Chubais
(Related: Economy, Ideology, Killing, Property)

"Ideology has shaped the very sofa on which I sit."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Ideology)

"You don't see artists sitting around a lot, talking about ideology. They find out what they believe, and what they're doing, by doing it."
- Peter Coyote
(Related: Artists, Ideology, Talking)

"I like villains because there's something so attractive about a committed person - they have a plan, an ideology, no matter how twisted. They're motivated."
- Russell Crowe
(Related: Ideology)

"On some levels, you can also have this feeling that we are being duped, somehow. And that the world is at play for something you would understand more if it were pure ideology. It is a very strange time and also basic things are being taken away."
- Edwidge Danticat
(Related: Time, Being, Feeling, Ideology, Play, World)

"So the ideology was that: use sounds as instruments, as sounds on tape, without the causality. It was no longer a clarinet or a spring or a piano, but a sound with a form, a development, a life of its own."
- Luc Ferrari
(Related: Life, Development, Ideology, Sound, Spring)

"Great teachers transcend ideology."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Ideology, Teachers)

"Although, this is often used with negative connotations, I see ideology as an inherent part of culture."
- Dario Fo
(Related: Negative, Culture, Ideology)

"The Chinese government is quickly losing its ideological legitimacy, maintain its rule with force, but cannot draw strength from the ideology of Marx and Mao."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Government, Strength, Force, Ideology, Losing)

"Actually, today I had to defend the Bush Administration in France again. They refuse to accept, because of their political ideology, that he has actually done more than any American President for Africa. But it's empirically so."
- Bob Geldof
(Related: American, France, Ideology, President, Today)

"The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology."
- Jean Genet
(Related: Revolution, Ideology, Man)

"You have your ideology and I have mine."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Ideology)

"The courtroom is a quiet place, Judge Roberts, where you park your political ideology, and you call the balls and you call the strikes."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Ideology, Quiet)

"As a Christian, there is no other part of the New Right ideology that concerns me more than its self-serving misuse of religious faith."
- Mark Hatfield
(Related: Faith, Christian, Ideology, Religious, Right, Self)

"No matter where you stand politically - even if you're unsure of what your political ideology is - it is important to take part in the process of shaping our government."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Government, Ideology)

"Revolution is not something fixed in ideology, nor is it something fashioned to a particular decade. It is a perpetual process embedded in the human spirit."
- Abbie Hoffman
(Related: Revolution, Ideology, Spirit)

"Liberation is an ever shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. It has the therapeutic quality of providing emotionally charged rituals of solidarity in hatred - it is the amphetamine of its believers."
- Arianna Huffington
(Related: Quality, Hatred, Ideology, Promises, Rituals, Solidarity)

"Great ideology creates great times."
- Kim Jong Il
(Related: Ideology)

"There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation."
- Eugene Ionesco
(Related: Life, Religion, Alienation, Ideology, Philosophy, Prison)

"Pakistan not only means freedom and independence but the Muslim Ideology which has to be preserved, which has come to us as a precious gift and treasure and which, we hope other will share with us."
- Muhammad Ali Jinnah
(Related: Hope, Muslim, Freedom, Independence, Ideology, Treasure, Will)

"The U.S. always needs an enemy. It comes and goes. Today it is Islam. According to this plan or ideology of the born-again Christians who formed an alliance with Zionism, Islam is the monster."
- Walid Jumblatt
(Related: Islam, Alliance, Enemy, Ideology, Needs, Today)

"Nevertheless, there is another threat on the horizon. I see this threat in environmentalism which is becoming a new dominant ideology, if not a religion. Its main weapon is raising the alarm and predicting the human life endangering climate change based on man-made global warming."
- Vaclav Klaus
(Related: Change, Life, Religion, Climate, Climate change, Global warming, Ideology, Man)

"Those looking for ideology in the White House should consider this: For the men who rule our world, rules are for other people."
- Naomi Klein
(Related: Men, People, Ideology, Rules, World)

"The truly powerful feed ideology to the masses like fast food while they dine on the most rarified delicacy of all: impunity."
- Naomi Klein
(Related: Food, Ideology)

"I believe that this is the key, the principle itself is the key to conservatism. Because in many ways if you do not have a principled base you do not have policy and if you do not have policy in many ways you do not have an ideology."
- Jonathan Krohn
(Related: Policy, Conservatism, Ideology, Key)

"I do not come bearing a party label on my sleeve - or a quick fix in my back pocket. I do not come with a rigid ideology in my heart - or a soul that tells me to go it alone. I do not come to uproot tradition - or to be imprisoned by it."
- Ted Kulongoski
(Related: Soul, Heart, Ideology, Party, Quick, Tradition)

"Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism is an ideology of denial. Its symbol is a smile button."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Conservatism, Denial, Ideology, Smile, Symbol)

"Notwithstanding the fact that the most innovative and progressive space we've seen - the Internet - has been the place where intellectual property has been least respected. You know, facts don't get in the way of this ideology."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Fact, Facts, Ideology, Internet, Property, Space)

"Ideology and communication more often than not run into each other rather than complement each other. Principle and communication work together. Ideology and communication often work apart."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Work, Communication, Ideology)

"We will not agree on every issue. But let us respect those differences and respect one another. Let us recognize that we do not serve an ideology or a political party; we serve the people."
- John Lynch
(Related: People, Ideology, Party, Respect, Will)

"A foreign ideology cannot be introduced into Chechnya - were it through an Arab or al-Qaeda. Our experience is rich and long enough for us to be Muslims and know what jihad is."
- Aslan Maskhadov
(Related: Experience, Ideology)

"Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology, he becomes rather devoted to it."
- John McCarthy
(Related: People, Ideology)

"However muted its present appearance may be, sexual dominion obtains nevertheless as perhaps the most pervasive ideology of our culture and provides its most fundamental concept of power."
- Kate Millett
(Related: Power, Appearance, Culture, Ideology, May, Present)

"To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable. The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war."
- Ludwig von Mises
(Related: Peace, War, Defeat, Ideology)

"For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Power, Time, History, First, Ideology, Theology, Washington)

"We are on the lookout for criminal and terrorist activity but we do not - nor will we ever - monitor ideology or political beliefs. We take seriously our responsibility to protect the civil rights and liberties of the American people, including subjecting our activities to rigorous oversight from numerous internal and external sources."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: People, American, Beliefs, Civil rights, Ideology, Responsibility, Will)

"Let me be very clear: We monitor the risks of violent extremism taking root here in the United States. We don't have the luxury of focusing our efforts on one group; we must protect the country from terrorism whether foreign or homegrown, and regardless of the ideology that motivates its violence."
- Janet Napolitano
(Related: Country, Extremism, Ideology, Luxury, states, Terrorism, United, Violence)

"Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Politics, Failure, Hope, Ideology, Journalism, Joy)

"The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored in the divine order of things."
- Franz von Papen
(Related: Being, Conservative, Ideology, Order)

"It's essential not to have an ideology, not to be a member of a political party. While the writer can have certain political views, he has to be careful not to have his hands tied."
- Manuel Puig
(Related: Ideology, Party, Writer)

"I want our leaders to lead our country to greatness, but President Obama and his misguided policies and ideology have really fundamentally changed our country in the wrong way, more so than any president in our history."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: History, Greatness, Country, Ideology, Leaders, President, Want, Wrong)

"On a day when Osama bin Laden again threatened the United States and our allies, it is disturbing to realize that John Kerry neither recognizes nor understands the murderous ideology of our enemies and the threat they pose to our nation."
- Marc Racicot
(Related: Day, Enemies, Ideology, Nation, Osama bin laden, states, United)

"We can choose between the future and the past, between reason and ignorance, between true compassion and mere ideology."
- Ron Reagan
(Related: Compassion, Future, Ideology, Ignorance, Past, Reason)

"No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology."
- Ronald Reagan
(Related: Mother, Sacrifice, Gain, Ideology, Sons)

"You can say anything to David Icke and he will accept it and put it into his ideology."
- Jon Ronson
(Related: Ideology, Will)

"When you say things like, 'We have to wipe out the Taliban,' what does that mean? The Taliban is not a fixed number of people. The Taliban is an ideology that has sprung out of a history that, you know, America created anyway."
- Arundhati Roy
(Related: History, People, America, Ideology)

"Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Age, Power, Admiration, Ideology, Machine)

"Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism."
- Jack Schwartz
(Related: Ideology, Nationalism, Radical)

"Sometimes, if you wear suits for too long, it changes your ideology."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Ideology)

"It has been demonstrated that no system, not even the most inhuman, can continue to exist without an ideology."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Ideology)

"The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty - of the indefinite expansion of possibility."
- Susan Sontag
(Related: Possibility, Capitalism, Ideology, Liberty)

"How can you tell when a political ideology has become the equivalent of a religion?"
- Andrew Sullivan
(Related: Religion, Ideology)

"I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods."
- Yves Tanguy
(Related: Art, Artists, Gain, Ideology, Opinions)

"A World is not an ideology nor a scientific institution, nor is it even a system of ideologies; rather, it is a structure of unconscious relations and symbiotic processes."
- William Irwin Thompson
(Related: Ideology, Unconscious, World)

"If any ideology is so serious that you can't have fun while you're doing it, it's probably too serious."
- Larry Wall
(Related: Fun, Ideology)

"Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science."
- E. O. Wilson
(Related: Science, Ideology, Mind)

"I think that pop, and to some extent rock, are like sport and fashion industry in that they're about the exuberance of youth. That's the sort of subliminal ideology."
- Robert Wyatt
(Related: Fashion, Ideology, Youth)

"Liberalism is a most important by-product of Rationalism, and its origins and ideology must be clearly shown."
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Related: Ideology, Liberalism)