Ideology Quotes

It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this. - Alexander Herzen

 

If you take away ideology, you are left with a case by case ethics which in practice ends up as me first, me only, and in rampant greed. - Richard A. Nelson

 

Everything ideological possesses meaning: it represents, depicts, or stands for something lying outside itself. In other words, it is a sign. Without signs there is no ideology. - V. N. Volosinov

 

Ideology has very little to do with "consciousness" -- it is profoundly unconscious. - Louis Althusser

 

Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and "historical tasks" is an actual or potential assassin. - Albert Camus

 

There are no more ideologies in the authentic sense of false consciousness, only advertisements for the world through its duplication and the provocative lie which does not seek belief but commands silence.-- Theodor W. Adorno

 

Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.-- Albert Camus

 

Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and ''historical tasks'' is an actual or potential assassin.-- Albert Camus

 

Ideologies have no heart of their own. They're the whores and angels of our striving selves.-- John Le Carre

What persuades men and women to mistake each other from time to time for gods or vermin is ideology. One can understand well enough how human beings may struggle and murder for good material reasons -- reasons connected, for instance, with their physical survival. It is much harder to grasp how they may come to do so in the name of something as apparently abstract as ideas. Yet ideas are what men and women live by, and will occasionally die for.-- Terry Eagleton

 

It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.-- Alexander Herzen

 

There cannot be peaceful coexistence in the ideological realm. Peaceful coexistence corrupts.-- Jiang Qing

 

Our blight is ideologies -- they are the long-expected Antichrist!-- Carl Jung

 

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

 

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

 

Once a person has killed other people on behalf of an ideology, he becomes rather devoted to it.-John McCarthy

 

Ostensibly rigorous and realistic, contemporary conservatism is an ideology of denial. Its symbol is a smile button.-Christopher Lasch

 

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

 

Palestinian ideology has become a lethal cocktail of radical nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism.-Jack Schwartz

 

Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.-E. O. Wilson

 

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

 

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

 

Sometimes, if you wear suits for too long, it changes your ideology.-Joe Slovo

 

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

 

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

 

The essence of conservative ideology is its being anchored in the divine order of things.-Franz von Papen

 

The ideology of capitalism makes us all into connoisseurs of liberty - of the indefinite expansion of possibility.-Susan Sontag

 

The main object of a revolution is the liberation of man... not the interpretation and application of some transcendental ideology.-Jean Genet

 

The Third World is not a reality but an ideology.-Hannah Arendt

 

The truly powerful feed ideology to the masses like fast food while they dine on the most rarified delicacy of all: impunity.-Naomi Klein

 

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

 

There has been a substitution of ideology for fact and scientific and engineering data in this administration.-Vinton Cerf

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Ideology has shaped the very sofa on which I sit.-Mason Cooley

 

Ideology has very little to do with 'consciousness' - it is profoundly unconscious.-Louis Althusser

 

Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.-P. J. O'Rourke

 

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

 

If across the Atlantic the ideology was pride, here it is delivering the goods.-Theodor Adorno

 

If any ideology is so serious that you can't have fun while you're doing it, it's probably too serious.-Larry Wall

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Liberalism is a most important by-product of Rationalism, and its origins and ideology must be clearly shown.-Francis Parker Yockey

 

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

 

Life has become the ideology of its own absence.-Theodor Adorno

 

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

 

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

 

No mother would ever willingly sacrifice her sons for territorial gain, for economic advantage, for ideology.-Ronald Reagan

 

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

 
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