Best Quotes About Party

You moon the wrong person at an office party and suddenly you're not 'professional' any more. -Jeff Foxworthy

Nixon was the most dishonest individual I have ever met in my life. He lied to his wife, his family, his friends, his colleagues in the Congress, lifetime members of his own political party, the American people and the world. -Barry Goldwater

Often it does seem such a pity that Noah and his party did not miss the boat. -Mark Twain

There are many men of principle in both parties in America, but there is no party of principle. -Alexis de Tocqueville

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it. -P. J. O'Rourke

Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!' -Robin Williams

I'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as I was sure I knew exactly what was happening at the places I wasn't going to. I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom. -Andy Warhol

Although… the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States. -James K. Polk

One does not leave a convivial party before closing time. -Winston Churchill

I am sure that the party system is right and necessary. There must be some scum. -A. P. Herbert

Honor is not the exclusive property of any political party. -Herbert Hoover

The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election. -Gerald R. Ford

What we won when all of our people united must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president. -Lyndon B. Johnson

We win justice quickest by rendering justice to the other party. -Mahatma Gandhi

The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. -Cesare Pavese

A book is a garden, an orchard, a storehouse, a party, a company by the way, a counselor, a multitude of counselors. -Charles Baudelaire

I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat. -Will Rogers

The more you observe politics, the more you've got to admit that each party is worse than the other. -Will Rogers

Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. -Jimmy Buffett

Recently I heard a 'wise guy' story that I had a party at my home for twenty-five men. It's an interesting story, but I don't know twenty-five men I'd want to invite ta a party. -Joan Crawford

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity. -Lauren Bacall

Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes. -Daniel Defoe

When I first came to Hollywood I was told to go out with an agent because it was good for my career. So I went to a party with him because it was good for my 'career.' Well, he thought the whole thing was a big date. Needless to say, I was very upset. -Salma Hayek

Any political party that includes the word 'democratic' in its name, isn't. -Patrick Murray

Go on thinking that you don't need to be read and you'll find that it may become quite true: no one will feel the need tom read it because it is written for yourself alone; and the public won't feel any impulse to gate crash such a private party. -Dylan Thomas

What is human warfare but just this; an effort to make the laws of God and nature take sides with one party. -Henry David Thoreau

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser. -William Shakespeare

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity. -Anna Julia Cooper

Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society. -John Adams

Party honesty is party expediency. -Grover Cleveland

Even the Lord had skeptical members of His party. -Richard J. Daley

The Democratic Party is the party that opened its arms. We opened them to every nationality, every creed. We opened them to the immigrants. The Democratic Party is the party of the people. -Richard J. Daley

There is no act of treachery or meanness of which a political party is not capable; for in politics there is no honour. -Benjamin Disraeli

Damn your principles! Stick to your party. -Benjamin Disraeli

In every election in American history both parties have their cliches. The party that has the cliches that ring true wins. -Newt Gingrich

Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there. -Franklin P. Jones

It is important that the United States remain a two-party system. I'm a fellow who likes small parties and the Republican Party can't be too small to suit me. -Lyndon B. Johnson

The labour Party has lost the last four elections. If they lose another, they get to keep the liberal party. -Clive Anderson

Each party steals so many articles of faith from the other, and the candidates spend so much time making each other's speeches, that by the time election day is past there is nothing much to do save turn the sitting rascals out and let a new gang in. -H. L. Mencken

A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life. -John Stuart Mill

There are still people in my party who believe in consensus politics. I regard them as Quislings, as traitors… I mean it. -Margaret Thatcher

At a formal dinner party, the person nearest death should always be seated closest to the bathroom. -George Carlin

Print is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of our party. -Joseph Stalin

Labour is the party of law and order in Britain today. Tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime. -Tony Blair

A stiff apology is a second insult… The injured party does not want to be compensated because he has been wronged; he wants to be healed because he has been hurt. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen. -Joe DiMaggio

I guess you'd call me an independent, since I've never identified myself with one party or another in politics. I always decide my vote by taking as careful a look as I can at the actual candidates and issues themselves, no matter what the party label. -Jackie Robinson

Someone said that life is a party. You join in after it's started and leave before it's finished. -Elsa Maxwell

Scientists announced that they have located the gene for alcoholism. Scientists say they found it at a party, talking way too loudly. -Conan O'Brien

In order to remain true to oneself one ought to renounce one's party three times a day. -Jean Rostand

Some in my party threaten to send a message that they don't know a just war when they see it, and more broadly that they're not prepared to use our military strength to protect our security and the cause of freedom. -Joe Lieberman

You know, I respect what Howard Dean has been able to do. It's good for our party. But I've got to tell you this: If money alone decided presidential nominations, Phil Gramm would have been nominated in '96. -Joe Lieberman

We need to remake the Democratic party. We need to remake America. -Al Gore

The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the majority, or rather of that party, not always the majority, that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections. -John Dalberg-Acton

Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest. -W. H. Auden

Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does. -Allen Ginsberg

If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party. -Dag Hammarskjold

At every party there are two kinds of people – those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other. -Ann Landers

A quarrel is quickly settled when deserted by one party; there is no battle unless there be two. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party. -James Fenimore Cooper

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

My family is more important than my party. -Zell Miller

After all, what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi. -P. J. O'Rourke

If I want to go to a party with a few male friends, it doesn't mean I'm gay. -Leonardo DiCaprio

I'm voting for Gore because the other is unthinkable. Which most of us will probably do. I hope all of us. I've always liked Ralph Nader and would like to see a real third party, but the thought of George Bush as president is unthinkable. -Richard Gere

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship. -James Russell Lowell

Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall. -Jean Paul

Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly. -Desiderius Erasmus

I do believe the Democratic party has moved far to the right. I do believe that the party has a bunch of elephants running around in donkey clothes. -Al Sharpton

A revolution is not a dinner party, or writing an essay, or painting a picture, or doing embroidery. -Mao Zedong

I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all. -William Gilbert

A university is not a political party, and an education is not an indoctrination. -David Horowitz

While one party may possess the levers of power, one party does not possess a monopoly on good ideas. Good lawmaking, after all, is about the ability to craft effective solutions. -Bill Owens

I am a Republican. I'm loyal to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. And I believe that my party, in some ways, has strayed from those principles, particularly on the issue of fiscal discipline. -John McCain

In a government such as ours we have vigorous contests to determine who should lead. The recent election was no exception. Now we inaugurate a new government on a day that transcends any one individual or any one party. -Matt Blunt

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

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

Our party is a diverse one, as is my home state of Illinois. -Dick Durbin

Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the divine right to denounce and silence all opposition to war as unpatriotic and cowardly. -Robert M. La Follette

Every nation has its war party… It is commercial, imperialistic, ruthless. It tolerates no opposition. -Robert M. La Follette

If there is no sufficient reason for war, the war party will make war on one pretext, then invent another… after the war is on. -Robert M. La Follette

In times of peace, the war party insists on making preparation for war. As soon as prepared for, it insists on making war. -Robert M. La Follette

Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture. -Natalie Portman

Many promising reconciliations have broken down because while both parties come prepared to forgive, neither party come prepared to be forgiven. -Charles Williams

We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It's our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better. -Jeff Bezos

To live in Australia permanently is rather like going to a party and dancing all night with one's mother. -Barry Humphries

I'm a very recent convert to the gay scene. I went to a party a couple of years ago and met a very nice man who took me under his wing and started taking me out to clubs. It was a revelation. -Matt Lucas

At a pool party, with everybody around, a guy and I had sex in the pool, but nobody knew it. -Krista Allen

One thing I have learned in my time in politics is that if one of the parties is shameless, the other party cannot afford to be spineless. -Frank Lautenberg

The decision to join or not join a service union, political party or other organization should be left up to the individual. No such organization has the right to take money out of the pockets of state workers without their proper consent. -Matt Blunt

And I always voted at my party's call, and I never thought of thinking for myself at all. -William Gilbert

The achievements we forge in this place and in our nation will not be those of one person or one party. -Paul Martin

Power without principle is barren, but principle without power is futile. This is a party of government, and I will lead it as a party of government. -Tony Blair

I'd like to think that the boring lady who's talking to me now is a lot sexier and more interesting than the one who's doing NPR. You know, studious and reserved, and – I bet you're a lot of fun at a party. -Gene Simmons

Bush wasn't elected, he was selected – selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines. -Alec Baldwin

I just consider myself a piece of the puzzle and I'm lucky enough to be asked or invited to the party, if you will. I hope I can bring some laughs and grimaces to the fans. -Adam Baldwin

Beer is not a good cocktail-party drink, especially in a home where you don't know where the bathroom is. -Billy Carter

I am sorry to upset my colleagues by saying we wasted four years in opposition, but if you do get so badly defeated as a party you do have to face up to some painful facts and you do have to change. -Kenneth Clarke

I never played politics, I was never a party girl, and I never slept with any of the producers. -Ann Miller

The most important political task facing the out-of-power party – the Democrats for now – is creating a villain to run against. It's certainly easier than developing some grand new ideas or policies on which to campaign. -Pat Sajak

The last thing in the world I should have done was go into the theater because was inordinately shy as a young man. I couldn't open my mouth. At a party, I was the one stuck up against the wall. I was embarrassed about talking. I felt that I couldn't talk well. -Gale Gordon

If the Labour party goes back to reasserting its socialist and democratic beliefs, that's where I belong. -Shirley Williams

We have to say now we think the character of the party has changed so far it will take something very exceptional, something really out of the ordinary line to make us be convinced there's a chance of winning back the party. -Shirley Williams

There's one political party in this country, and that's the corporate party. -John Hall

It's nice to have a lot of people in the field. Independent, third party, Libertarian, Reform and other party candidates can do what they want to do. I welcome them to the race. -John Murray

You'd go to a Pakistani party and the men and women would go in at the front door and the women would go to the right and the men would go to the left, and that was the last that we'd see of them until we were coming home. -Peter Scott

Politics is too partisan, and sometimes patriotism is cast aside. Patriotism is honor and love of your country and your brothers and sisters. With politics I get the impression that it's all about what's good for the party and not necessarily what's good for the country. -Ricardo Montalban

The ideals of the party were close to me, and I have tried to adhere to those principles all my life. In essence, they are the same as in the Ten Commandments in the Bible. I will never change my convictions. -Valentina Tereshkova

I couldn't join a party that, frankly, tolerates members who are bigots for one thing, homophobes, racists. -Ron Reagan

I remember once when I told Lindsay Anderson at a party that acting was just a sophisticated way of playing cowboys and Indians he almost had a fit. -John Hurt

There definitely is that element of guys who like to party and have a good time and… putting off for as long as possible the idea that they'll actually have to settle down. -Luke Wilson

I want to lead the Progressive Conservative Party, a party that will promote true conservative values and principles. I can tell you right now, I am not the merger candidate. I am not interested in institutional marriages with other parties. -Peter MacKay

We have to be focused on growing the party and getting young people to see us as a viable option. -Peter MacKay

Our party must continue to strike fear in the heart of the white man, our real enemy! -Robert Mugabe

Unified party control of the organs of government has proved no panacea. -David Price

Look at my arms, you will find no party hand-cuff on them. -Davy Crockett

The party in power, like Jonah's gourd, grew up quickly, and will quickly fall. -Davy Crockett

I'm Mr Boring, not a party-goer at all. -Barry Gibb

But I've been very clear in this campaign – I don't believe the party should have a position on abortion. -Stephen Harper

This party will not take its position based on public opinion polls. We will not take a stand based on focus groups. We will not take a stand based on phone-in shows or householder surveys or any other vagaries of pubic opinion. -Stephen Harper

Some guys say beauty is only skin deep. But when you walk into a party, you don't see somebody's brain. The initial contact has to be the sniffing. -James Caan

A social democratic party without deep roots in the working class movement would quickly fade into an unrepresentative intellectual sect. -Roy Jenkins

The great disadvantage of our present electoral system is that it freezes the pattern of politics, and holds together the incompatible because everyone assumes that if a party splits it will be electorally slaughtered. -Roy Jenkins

I am a Republican, a black, dyed in the wool Republican, and I never intend to belong to any other party than the party of freedom and progress. -Frederick Douglass

I recognize the Republican party as the sheet anchor of the colored man's political hopes and the ark of his safety. -Frederick Douglass

I had my group of friends, you know, like my real group of friends, and then I had, like, party friends. -Jack Osbourne

Individuals have little opportunity to get elected to Parliament under the label of the government party… unless they are in good standing with the Prime Minister and pledged to be cooperative. -Stockwell Day

Tony Blair faced a massive defection from his own party ranks during voting around the intervention in Iraq. For our present purpose, the point is not that he survived the defection, but that he had to face it. -Stockwell Day

I am more convinced than ever that a lively two party system is essential to our democracy. -Stockwell Day

I lead no party; I follow no leader. I have given the best part of my life to careful study of Islam, its law and polity, its culture, its history and its literature. -Muhammad Iqbal

I feel sorry for the '90s, because it was never able to be anything much more than the hangover to the party that was the '80s. -Simon Le Bon

But as I often say, terrorists won't check our party registration before they blow us up. -Jane Harman

The first tenet is that you should report corruption regardless of loyalty to incumbent or party. -Linda Tripp

The party of Lincoln should be reaching out to blacks, Hispanics gays and so forth and so on. -Michael Huffington

We have to think about the future and what it is we want to accomplish from this party. -Eddie Bernice Johnson

Giving the same value to fiction as to fact in the interest of so-called fairness is to mislead the American people and the press has become party to that. -Joe Wilson

Democracy is not about one party dominating. -Ed Townsend

The dissolution of the Party – we will not let such a tremendous, big, and glorious party be so easily crashed: this would then be the moment, when we would begin to fight on all fronts. -Otto Bauer

Thom is one of those wonderful people to cook for because he absolutely loves it, just loves it. He loves to eat and drink and he'd be a great guest at any dinner party. -Ted Allen

Emancipation from every kind of bondage is my principle. I go for recognition of human rights, without distinction of sect, party, sex, or color. -Ernestine Rose

I think we felt the pressure more at first than this time around. But still you don't want to let anyone down. I never even met Patrick until we had a Christmas party at Ian McKellen's house on the first movie and then I didn't see him again until the premiere. -Rebecca Romijn

It was way out in the woods in a beautiful, huge log studio. Keith Richards came in and did the vocals with Levon. Again, a big party, but we did get a good cut out of it. -Scotty Moore

I'm not a party person or someone who likes to sit and drink in clubs all night, and never really have been. I have a good time through work. -Robin Gibb

It is refreshing to be able to express my views without having to toe a party line. It has got me into trouble on the odd occasion, but I am not going to stop saying what I think. -Pauline Hanson

The challenge in working in politics, particularly if you're working for a political party, is that everyone's a messenger. -Frank Luntz

I couldn't really relate to the fraternity or party scene, to the people out in the mall every day protesting one thing or another. I felt like there was no one I could relate to. -Charlie Trotter

The party currently is about fund-raising and occasionally blasting out ads. -Wes Boyd

The party has to be much more. It has to connect in a real way with rank-and-file members and be their voice. -Wes Boyd

Working with Sturges was like working with a guy who wanted to have a party all the time. He was very serious about his work, but in between shots, he was fun and we would play games. -Eddie Bracken

But just as I was ready to call it quits, I got the necessary money from a third party, who had been instructed by Bing to help me out, without letting me know where the help came from. -Bob Crosby

The election result is not a victory that belongs to me or my party. -Chen Shui-bian

Revolution is an instrument, like a party is an instrument. -Ernest Mandel

Factions are a sign of illness in a party. -Ernest Mandel

And to any new fans we made along the way, I say… welcome to our party. It's just starting to get going. -Richard Marx

Taiwan is a budding democracy, and the people have participated in multi-party democratic elections since 1996. -Todd Akin

They urged me to take up winter quarters at the forks of the Platt, stating that if I attempted to advance further until spring, I would endanger the lives of my whole party. -William Henry Ashley

We have always been a great national party, with views on all the main issues. We recognise that what matters to people most are those things that affect their daily lives: schools, hospitals, transport and law and order and we have plenty to say about them. -John Redwood

Most agree, whatever their party political position, that the West can and should open its agricultural markets more fully to the products of the poorer countries of the globe. They are agricultural societies that need our markets more than our charity. -John Redwood

I sometimes read in a gossip column that I was at a party when I was in Europe at the time. It sometimes feels I've got a Doppelganger somewhere. -Candace Bushnell

My explanation remains the same: It was an attempt to make the point that anyone who opposed the war can achieve their objective by working within their sphere of influence, whether their political party or community of faith. -Jim Moran

It is necessary to take an active part in politics to observe how often the welfare of the party organization is put before the issues, even before the welfare of the commonwealth. -Charles Edison

The most important thing to say is that Sinn Fein isn't going back to anything. We are a party on the move. -Martin McGuinness

Sinn Fein is the fastest growing party on the island of Ireland. -Martin McGuinness

The American people are going to judge the majority party here today. If they go out here and vote for this rule that allows this provision to be stricken, they are voting against the men and women in the military of our country. -Norm Dicks

I don't think I was really addicted. I used it as a party tool. -Tanya Tucker

I have never belonged to a party. I don't have party affiliation. -William Odom

People didn't wasn't the People's party to come in to power again, so they saw NS a viable alternative not us, because everyone knew we were not ready. -Imran Khan

A system of education, which would not gratify this disposition in any party, is requisite, in order to obviate the difficulty, and the reader will find a something said to that purpose in perusing this tract. -Joseph Lancaster

I think he's Will 's partying a lot in Cabo. I think he's running a brothel. I don't know what he's doing. -Bradley Cooper

I try to get them working. My older son is 10 and he's pretty interested. We had a dinner party the other night and he helped a lot. He helped peel asparagus; he hung out. It was great. -Todd English

A few years ago I was at a party and this guy threw me over his shoulder, ran across the street, put me in his car, and stuck his tongue in my mouth. -Rachel Bilson

I'm always the girl at the party who, within five minutes, has taken my heels off, hitched up my dress in my knickers, and probably spilt drink down my cleavage. -Sadie Frost

Most people don't know who Ken Mehlman is. He's the chairman of the Republican Party, obviously, but what he's doing that Howard Dean isn't doing is spending a lot of time on the nuts and bolts of putting the party together. -Susan Estrich

The Democratic chairman doesn't need to be a household name. Most people didn't know who Ron Brown was when he was chairman of the Democratic Party, but he put the party in a position where Bill Clinton could come in and he had a solid base to run from. -Susan Estrich

A political party is dying before our eyes-and I don't mean the Democrats. I'm talking about the mainstream media, which is being destroyed by the opposition. -Howard Fineman

Rosemary was a little nervous about going onstage, but she went on with us. I saw her at a party, and a couple of months later they called me about doing the act. -Margaret Whiting

The Archivist of the United States essentially works for the American people across partisan lines and not, regardless of which Administration nominates the person, for a particular President or political party. -Allen Weinstein

We tend to talk, Democrats, as a party, in legislative terms. -Chuck Schumer

Well, the tough thing for them is that the Republican primary is pretty far over to the right, just as the Democratic primary is further over to the left than the average voter in each party. -Chuck Schumer

Life has become serious for me, although I do like to party every now and then. -Lita Ford

It is unfair to suppose that one party has invariably acted rightly, and that the other is responsible for every wrong that has been committed. -Nelson A. Miles

No administration could stop the tidal wave of immigration that swept over the land; no political party could restrain or control the enterprise of our people, and no reasonable man could desire to check the march of civilization. -Nelson A. Miles

The party line is that stocks historically have outperformed all other investment plans. -Jim Cramer

My dad came out of the Roosevelt era and the Depression. One person and one party made a difference in his life. That's what everybody forgot when they called my father and other people political bosses. -Richard M. Daley

They knew that Roosevelt and the Democratic party made a difference on them, on their quality of life issues, and they believed in that. But today it is completely different. -Richard M. Daley

'Favoritism' is always a factor, and pressure always build for the appointment of friends of influential supporters of the President, or for the nominees of powerful Member of Congress from the incoming President's party. -Richard V. Allen

In this context, I believe it is an imperative for the new President to select and install his team as quickly as possible, and this does not imply that he must or should appoint members of the 'other' party to his Cabinet, which could contribute to inaction and inefficiency. -Richard V. Allen

Comrade Deng Xiaoping – along with other party elders – gave the party leadership their firm and full support to put down the political disturbance using forceful measures. -Li Peng

So if anybody wants to get me something, get me 60 crabs – one for each year. I don't want no diamonds, I don't want no shoes, I don't want no party. I want some crabs. -Patti LaBelle

It is work and personal worth which make a State great both politically and industrially, and in my estimation they are to be found in largest proportions in the Democratic party. -Franklin Knight Lane

But always I was a private citizen whose activities in government or political party were appointive. -Jane Byrne

And, you know, I watched him in Texas where he stood on his principle but he also reached out to members of the other party to try to work with them, to try to forge agreement where he could in keeping with his conservative principles to make Texas a better place. -Karen Hughes

But that incessant drive to be out there in the literary universe that was important to me when I was in my twenties, like going to a Paris Review party or whatever, that seems totally irrelevant now. -Rick Moody

We are with you in this work. Workingmen must form a party of their own, take charge of the government, dispose gilded fraud, and put honest toil in power. -Denis Kearney

Captain Fisher, the commander, with a party of young ladies from the city and gentlemen belonging to his ship, came one day to pay me a visit in the midst of a deluge of rain. -Joshua Slocum

Because we believe that our ethnic group, our society, our political party, our God, is better than your God, we kill each other. -Neale Donald Walsch

I was told to challenge every spiritual teacher, every world leader to utter the one sentence that no religion, no political party, and no nation on the face of the earth will dare utter: 'Ours is not a better way, ours is merely another way. -Neale Donald Walsch

I was the candidate first time a Green or any progressive third party has ever been in a national televised debate. I was in five of them. And the response from the public was overwhelming. -Peter Camejo

Any political party that undertakes to do it will, in God's name, be trampled, as it ought to be trampled, into the dust of condemnation, now and in the future. -Richard Parks Bland

I do not intend, we do not intend, that any party shall survive, if we can help it, that will lay the confiscating hand upon Americans in the interest of England or of Europe. -Richard Parks Bland

It's become like an urban myth. I don't know her. I don't know anybody she knows. I was standing there at the party by myself for an hour and then I left. Once I got those auditions, I worked really hard. Nobody did me any favors. -Shannyn Sossamon

George Murphy tagged that name 'Butch' on me years ago. We were all at a party and he went around tagging names on people that didn't fit them. -Cesar Romero

There's people coming in who've never done any politics at all, who've never been in a trade union, they've never been in a political party, they've never done anything, but they do feel a kind of urgency. -Susan George

Neither political party is clean when it comes to tactics that divide our people. -Roy Barnes

As for the Pope, I am too old to be frightened by his shadow, and am quite sure his shadow or Substance will do less harm to the liberties of my country than will a party, who seek to acquire political power by exciting religious bigotry in the minds of their duped followers. -Ezra Cornell

Redistricting is a deeply political process, with incumbents actively seeking to minimize the risk to themselves (via bipartisan gerrymanders) or to gain additional seats for their party (via partisan gerrymanders). -Thomas E. Mann

A healthy degree of party unity among Democrats and Republicans has deteriorated into bitter partisan warfare. -Thomas E. Mann

Second, the President's popularity has not translated into increased support for the Republican party or for the policies and approaches on domestic policy championed by the President. -Thomas E. Mann

The increase in straight-ticket party voting in recent years means that competitive congressional races can tip one way or the other depending on the showing of the candidates at the top of the ticket. -Thomas E. Mann

Although I'd first seen Senator Hart in Aspen, Colorado, at a New Year's Day party in 1987, we hadn't talked. -Donna Rice

Ladies be seated, the party has only begun. -Johnny Olson

I think there's a lot of problems with being a two-party system. -Meg White

I'm not a crazy, party-going sort of person. -Tracey Ullman

Well, many of us believe that excessive media concentration is a subject that ought to be addressed, and it is, of course, the intention of the majority party not to allow that to be discussed. -Barney Frank

On the fourth day of July following, a party of about two hundred Indians attacked Boonsborough, killed one man, and wounded two. -Daniel Boone

You know, this is – one can imagine how life would be different if one body of Congress was controlled by the other party, there would be subpoena power and there would be all – mechanisms to get to the bottom of all sorts of issues of controversy. -Michael Isikoff

All I do is party. -Shelby Lynne

I really was a fan of his and always have been – his writing especially, you know? I think people a lot of times overlook that part, because he kind of got into that party character so heavy. -Alan Jackson

My son had his eighth birthday recently and we had a chance to borrow the film and show it to all of his friends that was at his birthday party and they loved it. I was a little nervous. I said they might not even like it, and say his daddy's movie is wack, but they loved it. -Blair Underwood

Cary Grant and I were doing a play in New York. He had a crush on me. Whenever we went to a party, he would always sit on the floor beside me. I thought that was kind of beautiful, like that's where he wanted to be. -Fay Wray

When we play 'Angel of Death', it's actually a 2 and half minutes sing 'til our party starts. That song is pretty much been played traditionally in the end. -Kerry King

I think the executives have matured enough so that they recognize that we have a two-party system. In California, we have more than a two-party system. -Lew Wasserman

I do like to hang out in the corner and keep my eye on the party, or be outside in a smaller group. -Sara Gilbert

Sometimes we would be staked out in the middle of the river, several barges tied together. So we could party. -Terry Southern

That's what Kiss is all about – not just music, but entertainment, y'know? We're there to take you away from your problems, and rock and roll all night and party every day for those two hours you're at the concert. -Ace Frehley

The violence had broken out in both sides, but our philosophy as a party was very, very clear. -John Hume

In coming to that agreement, my party had a clear philosophy throughout. In Northern Ireland, we should have institutions that respected the differences of the people and that gave no victory to either side. -John Hume

That's the strategy that myself and my party have pursued and are pursuing. -John Hume

Certainly the party counts a considerable number of intellectuals among its members, but I am by no means disposed to apologise for that. -Harry Oppenheimer

I was in London. It's a long way to go for a very long party, sitting there for six hours not having a cigarette or a drink. It's a waste of time. -Albert Finney

And there was a real shedding of the old dogma, like boundaries of morality were being broken down and everybody was into the new party mode of just loving on each other. Which destroyed thousands of us. I lost 16 of my personal friends through that lifestyle. -Barry McGuire

I couldn't do any of my other characters, you know? But I could have done the lady. Church Lady's Malibu Beach party is an idea I have for a movie, too. Yes. -Dana Carvey

Our profession is very much like going to a cocktail party, you check out the guest list. -Robert Stack

Ho joined the French socialist party, the first Vietnamese to be a member of a French political party. -Wilfred Burchett

When I was in China, Mao was Chairman, and parents were terrified to tell their children anything that differed from the party line in case the children repeated it and endangered the whole family. -Jung Chang

Tonight I am going to take a party to the headquarters of the fire department, where I have a cinch on the captain, a very nice fellow, who is unusually grateful for something I wrote about him and his men. They are going to do the Still Alarm act for me. -Richard Harding Davis

Two months later at a party, Bernard pulled me into a closet and proposed. I said yes. -Shelley Duvall

Unfortunately, in collective bargaining one party or the other too often tries to gain an advantage – a bargain, like buying something in a store for less than it is worth. -Charles E. Wilson

The fact is that we as a party at the Republican National Committee registered 3.4 million new voters in the past two years and brought them into the political process. The president won by 3.5 million votes. -Ed Gillespie

Well, I think the Republican Party is the more populist party. -Ed Gillespie

I think one of the problems the Democrats have today is that they are an elitist party. -Ed Gillespie

I don't believe we're the party of big business. -Ed Gillespie

I believe we're the party of small business. -Ed Gillespie

Our party may have swung too far right at various times. -Ed Gillespie

Even as a partisan Republican, I'm not sure a 40-year run is healthy for either party. -Ed Gillespie

I'm a dedicated Republican and a proud party man. -Ed Gillespie

The Democratic party has gone so far to the left that people just can't relate to it anymore and the Republican party is trying to go totally to the right. -Glenn Danzig

People don't realize that they're being played by the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, but more so by the Democratic Party because the Democratic Party does not want another party in there. -Glenn Danzig

It doesn't serve an American interest. It really doesn't really serve Israeli interests – it serves the interests of the political party that's getting the votes of the settlers on the West Bank. -Chris Matthews

I went to a rare live Van Dyke show and met him there. And then he came to a show of mine and we spoke back stage. The third time was at Brian Wilson's birthday party. -Matthew Sweet

The summer of 2002 at the Wilson birthday party I met Van Dyke again and I made plans to have dinner with him. -Matthew Sweet

I made a big mistake with him the first day I shot. We're shooting the scene where I come back from the party, the dance, in the sleigh with Julie Christie and we turn the corner and go past the camera and the camera follows us just a little bit and we disappear. -Rod Steiger

There's always some amount of gradual, slow burning destruction over the course of partying. -Gavin DeGraw

Few if any teenagers can relate to getting up for school and finding famous comics like Pryor and Williams hanging out in your living room after a hard night of partying. But that's Hollywood. -Pauly Shore

I doubt if you can have a truly wild party without liquor. -Carl Sandburg

The list of women to potentially be on a major party ticket, in both parties, is embarrassingly short. -Eleanor Clift

I'll look and pick the best, and the one who can do the best job for the party. -John Dingell

In New York one lives in the moment rather more than Socrates advised, so that at a party or alone in your room it will always be difficult to guess at the long term worth of anything. -Harold Brodkey

Well, I went to school with Jan and Dean, Ryan O'Neal, some of the Beach Boys we all use to party together. -Tommy Rettig

I'm not a partygoer. -Jewel

Well, there are other aspects, I still command very good support in the party. -Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

All I will say is that there are particular features of the American constitutional system that renders a third party futile – at best. -Todd Gitlin

Right now, we have no possibility of politics because we have a one-party state. -Todd Gitlin

New Zealand, by the way, where I was ambassador, has had two women prime ministers – one from either party. -Carol Moseley Braun

My biographer said that my parties reminded them of a vicarage tea party, with sex thrown in. -Cynthia Payne

More people deserted our party and we have never recovered. -Denis Thatcher

But I remember feeling as a producer I felt like the guy who called the caterer and got the band; I had to work the party while everybody else was having a good time. -Griffin Dunne

But Hale's warning the President about going to Dallas was that there was great infighting among the members of the Democratic party and the Democratic stars in the state and he didn't want the President to become involved in a factional disagreement. -Lindy Boggs

Over the past several years, all of us as Canadians, and as members of the North American cultural and economic environment, have been to a greater or lesser extent party to a significant attitudinal change towards our culture. -Alex Campbell

In short, our response as a party should be to work to solve the crises that produce crisis pregnancies, and work to make life worth living for mother and child, rather than victimize the child as a way of dealing with the crisis. -Robert Casey

I come to urge my party to be open to debate and discussion; to move away from a lock-step litmus test which advocates abortion on demand in an effort to reach a broader national consensus. -Robert Casey

The national Democratic Party has embraced abortion on demand. I believe this position is wrong in principle and out of the mainstream of our party's historic commitment to protecting the powerless. -Robert Casey

Our party has always been the voice of the powerless and the voiceless. -Robert Casey

My strong personal view, which I believe is shared by millions of Americans, is that our party should make a strong statement in its platform that the unborn child has a fundamental right to life which should be protected. -Robert Casey

If our country is to reach a workable solution to the abortion issue, the Democratic party must be open to and tolerant of opposing views. -Robert Casey

By rejecting abortion-on-demand, we can move our party back to the mainstream. -Robert Casey

As I discovered, even the governor of a major state who holds pro-life views can be denied a hearing at his party's convention without the national media protesting it. -Robert Casey

It is proclaimed by the great leaders of that party, by its political conventions, by its ministers of the Gospel, and by every other means they have of giving currency and importance to the declaration, that it is its mission to abolish slavery in the Union. -John H. Reagan

I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended Alfred Hitchcock's 75th birthday party last August. There was something magical about that night, and it made me see how much she really meant to me. -Rod Taylor

The theme of the party was Neverland Ranch, so guests were asked to come as anyone or anything associated with Michael Jackson. It was all very disturbing. -April Winchell

I was at a party three weeks prior to the murders at Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate's house. -Nancy Sinatra

Everyone believed the Senate could not really be led. It used to take so long to rise up through seniority. In two years Lyndon Johnson is assistant leader of his party. In four years he is the leader of his party. -Robert Caro

What becomes a crime deserving capital punishment when the tables are turned is a matter of small moment when the negro woman is the accusing party. -Ida B. Wells

See, I think if it just became who's sleeping with whom, then there's no reason to prefer one party over the other, 'cause the truth is we're all sinners. -Paul Begala

One of the problems we saw in the last presidential election in our party is that our nominee, while winning the election, which we ought never to forget, often lost sight of the difference between strategy and tactics. -Paul Begala

I was a Labour Party man but I found myself to the left of the Labour party in Nelson, militant as that was. I came to London and in a few months I was a Trotskyist. -C. L. R. James

I feel fantastically excited that we have a leader who fought for the leadership without compromising his quite challenging view that the party has to change. -Francis Maude

The party at its best has always been a modern party. -Francis Maude

It is simply the view, and a view I think shared by most members of the party, that it is very difficult to have a leader that does not command the support of the parliamentary party. -Francis Maude

Our party believes in diversity, not uniformity. -Francis Maude

Our party's committed to tackling failing schools and cutting crime. -Francis Maude

Our party has known great, great days. But we have no God-given right to survive, let alone to succeed. -Francis Maude

Ronald Reagan gave our party a bowling alley image as opposed to a country club image. We were talking to people who go bowling on Thursday night, and they were understanding what we were saying. -Pete du Pont

The actual gap between Labor, Likud and the new central party is microscopic. -Amos Oz

You get to actually see the music video on the TV in the pilot and we have the soundtrack playing at this big party. I thought that was sort of a cool moment, to actually have the A-Ha video is pretty cool. -Will Estes

I wasn't very good about juggling family and my career. I was interested in who was coming to the children's birthday party, what my son was writing. I was thinking about Legos. -Jill Clayburgh

I would say practical progressive, which means that the Republican party or any political party has got to recognize the problems of a growing and complex industrial civilization. And I don't think the Republican party is really wide awake to that. -Alf Landon

I should point out that I was intimately involved with a group of women here a year and a half ago when there was an effort made by a right wing element in the President's party to get him to turn back the clock. -Birch Bayh

One of the big challenges for our party is to demonstrate to people that we have an agenda for economic prosperity and that we can be trusted with their money. -Birch Bayh

At the time I belonged to the socialist party, and Hitler came to power. -Douglas Sirk

We had a party with the rest of the skaters in our trailer and then the next day we were off to see Jimmy Carter. And then we had the World Championships the next weekend, so not a lot of chance to catch up. -Eric Heiden

My presidential victory, if it had happened, would have been artificial in relation to the Socialist party. It may be that on my deathbed, I will come to regret my decision, but for the moment, I live at peace with it. -Jacques Delors

Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis greater than at any time since 1917. The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe. -Joe Slovo

Obeying instructions I should never dare to disregard, expressing, also, my own firm conviction, I rise in behalf of the State of New York to propose a nomination with which the country and the Republican party can grandly win. -Roscoe Conkling

Ummm, there is not just one good thing about being a VJ, it is a package deal. It is a fun job and you get paid to party and have a good time and make people have a good time, which is great. -Nafisa Joseph

Especially for my father it was a great change. He used to be a socialist and even a member of the socialist party. But then he became an orthodox Jew. -Leon Askin

We are the party of the Czechoslovak proletariat and our general headquarters are in Moscow. -Klement Gottwald

Passive fatalism can never be the role of a revolutionary party, like the Social Democracy. -Karl Liebknecht

I was ready to accept the philosophy that the Party is right and that in the coming struggle you could not permit yourself any doubts after the party had made a decision. -Klaus Fuchs

I am no party man in this matter in any degree; and if I have any objection to the motion it is this, that whereas it is a motion to inquire into the manufacturing distress of the country, it should have been a motion to inquire into manufacturing and agricultural distress. -Richard Cobden

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought. -Dwight Morrow

If you're honest with yourself, you're going to find out whether you truly love America, or whether your primary allegiance is to the Republican party. -Vincent Bugliosi

If I am at a party, I want to be at the party. Too many photographers use the camera to avoid participating in things. They become professional observers. -Robert Mapplethorpe

I binge when I'm happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I'm at a birthday party. -Kirstie Alley

It is to be hoped that the leaders of this movement will place the nation above the party. -Franz von Papen

It is conceivable that a party might gain the majority in parliament and claims the government for itself. -Franz von Papen

Each player, it will be observed, has eight superior Pieces or officers, and eight minor ones which are called Pawns; and, for the purpose of distinction, the Pieces and Pawns of one party are of a different color from those of the other. -Howard Staunton

Having marshalled the men in battle order, as shown in the first diagram, you will observe that each party has two ranks of men, on the first of which stand the superior Pieces, and on the next the eight Pawns. -Howard Staunton

When neither party can give checkmate, the game is drawn. -Howard Staunton

But I made no efforts to organize my supporters to hold on to the apparatus. Consequently I was soon expelled and my followers, who did not change coats overnight, quietly left or were expelled from the party. -Earl Browder

The weather became so intensely cold that we sent for all the hunters who had remained out with captain Clarke's party, and they returned in the evening several of them frostbitten. -Meriwether Lewis

I had years of partying, and I was kind of surprised and happy I survived it all. Now, being a parent, I look back on it thinking, Oh God, the things you did! -Jeff Bridges

Disco music in the '70s was just a call to go wild and party and dance with no thought or conscience or regard for tomorrow. -Martha Reeves

I dressed up as a veterinarian for a Halloween costume party. I had the lab coat. I got a couple of stuffed animals for patients and put bandages on them. -Tracy Chapman

You may see the emergence of a new political party from the body of the trade union movement which represents a very clear-cut socialist alternative policy and which gives expression to the views of the trade union movement in parliament. -Arthur Scargill

So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet. I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument you could whip out at a party. Let's face it. -Jackson Browne

Some politicians are aware of the Bill of Rights. It seems that the opposition party is far more likely to invoke it, to wave it in the air, this is what we saw from a lot of republicans during the Clinton Administration, and we are seeing the same from Democrats under Bush. -James Bovard

Ya know, right now the most important thing in my life is to make sure you understand that, first of all I thank God I'm alive today, and I mean that. I spent too many years of my life thinking that the big party was the whole thing. -Stevie Ray Vaughan

Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the proper repository or custody, and bearing on its face no evident marks of forger, the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise. -Simon Greenleaf

People like me who were engaging in brinkmanship with the party economic bosses and the open dissidents who were being arrested were pursuing a common goal in different ways. -Vaclav Klaus

Luckily, I was raised by people who'd already seen all the yuck stuff, which is why they originally didn't want me to act. I understood the difference between getting a part at a Hollywood party and getting a job. -Laura Dern

It is correct that I overlooked the contamination of the party, not just now but also in the past. -Bela Kun

I think pot should be legalized, but I think the promotion of party culture is irresponsible. -Krist Novoselic

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

Debate is almost non-existent and no one is apparently accountable to anybody apart from their political party bosses. It is bad news for democracy in this country. -Helen Suzman

Tool of Communist agitators… it's really a joke, isn't it? Because, quite clearly, we are a party of real moderates. It just shows how little they understand. -Helen Suzman

Even the distribution of rations leaves much to be desired; the fatigue party, well-intentioned and sympathetic though it be, often finds itself short of provisions. -Patrick MacGill

Big government conservatives are spending trillions and wasting billions. Republicans are no longer the party of fiscal conservancy, but the party of runaway spending and corruption. -Sherrod Brown

We had this party in New York, and there were a lot of gay men there dressed up as the characters. I showed up just looking like myself, but it was a real case of shame. They looked so fantastic. We could never quite live up to it. -Jennifer Saunders

I'm disappointed that Senator DeWine once again chose to go along with his party leaders and their big corporate lobbyist supporters. Ohio deserves a Senator who will be more than a rubber stamp. -Sherrod Brown

From this experience we have learned that in a big party it is important to have the necessary and often controversial discussions on policy issues such as the health system while in opposition. -Angela Merkel

The Democratic party of Florida has put a temperance plank in its platform and the Republican party of every state would nail that plank in their platform if they thought it would carry the election. -Billy Sunday

I met a hustler at a dinner party. He had been invited because I was looking for an adviser to help me with the street scenes. So we put him on the film. -John Schlesinger

My party is committed to a federation. -Mangosuthu Buthelezi

When I was 5, my mother threw a party, and a friend and I wrote and performed a play called The Dutch Doll. -Mira Sorvino

There's so much mudslinging going on, and people get so turned off by that. It seems like neither party is aware of that. They're too concerned with blasting each other. -Steve Chabot

It's not a party until the fire department shows up. -Thom Filicia

Shooting this one was kind of like a two month party, we would literally play music between takes, and other movies that were shooting on our lot would play hookey, come over and hang out and stuff. We had a great time. -Mike Myers

If I have a choice between putting my kids to bed and going to a party, I'll put my kids to bed. If I have a choice of going to a restaurant or having friends round, I'll have friends round. Every time. -Elle Macpherson

I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. I played their game, pretending. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB. Horrifying. -Mikhail Baryshnikov

Happy Days, which we did for 11 years, we did with three cameras in front of a live audience. Very special. We had a party every Friday night. The boys, Ron, Henry, they grew up on that show. -Marion Ross

Most of the international community, most of the countries around the world, don't want any side, any party to take unilateral steps. They would like that all of us to stick to the road map. -Silvan Shalom

I've done a lot of partying in my time because I didn't want to go home and I didn't know what to do. -Natalie Imbruglia

I just get things done instead of talking about getting them done. I don't go out and party. I don't smoke, drink or do drugs and I'm not married, that leaves a lot of time for my work. -Henry Rollins

We had a big party that night and everybody went around gathering results from various precincts and each person would get four or five precincts and then come to the house. There were no cell phones or anything to get results phoned in early. -Daniel J. Evans

We see less of Dave, certainly, and he's kind of fallen out of the sphere of our group, mostly because he's working on his show, and has kind of lost the fun of the party. -Bruce McCulloch

For instance, I was a little surprised that the Shiites didn't rise up against Saddam and the Baath party across most of the country when the Americans moved in March and April of 2003. -Juan Cole

It's not proper for a professor to go before a class and promote one party or another. That's not academic scholarship. -Juan Cole

On one occasion I shared a bed with about seven other people, but we were all having a party overnight. -Marion Zimmer Bradley

All of a sudden I was living what is perceived to be the model life. It was just full-on, 24 hours a day. It was work all the time. And there's always a party to go to. -Kate Moss

I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter. -Denzel Washington

But my mom was a pianist, and she taught piano out of her house. I was just so excited, being a little kid and having all these other kids come to my house twice a week. I thought it was a big party. -Vanessa Carlton

I remained Ryan's companion on the Hollywood party circuit, growing inured to sex and drugs before I was in my teens. -Tatum O'Neal

I'm hosting weekend retreats all over America. It is like a 24-hour slumber party for moms. We laugh, eat, play games, get massages, win prizes, talk about parenting and even cry a bit. -Lisa Whelchel

I'm the one by the backdoor – I am not the one in the middle of the party. -Stephanie Beacham

If I'm at a party and someone puts on a Blues Brothers tape, I tend to go nuts. -Todd Barry

I was at the vice president's Christmas party. I thought that his speech was spectacular, and I knew that it was a very emotional and difficult thing for him to do, but I admonished him for not waiting just one more stinking day. -Bradley Whitford

It does not matter what party you are a member of in this great Nation of ours. Accountability and competence are characteristics that Americans value throughout our great land. -Jim Costa

And we had a DJ – my childhood friend from Chicago came to be the DJ at our party out in LA. It was a party, rockin' and rolling, and it was dancing and fun. For me it was different; just to have family with us. -Jami Gertz

The budget enforcement rules of the 1990s were an important part of getting the budget back into balance. It was done on a bipartisan basis. Those pay-as-you-go rules were tested and they worked. We are now in a one-party system, and we have thrown them out. -Melissa Bean

We wanted to write a whole song about partying and then taking Yellow Cabs home. That's the weirdest topic we've ever thought of centering a song around. -Taryn Manning

I will not attempt to deny the reasonableness and necessity of a party war; but in carrying on that war all principles and rules of justice should not be departed from. -Robert Walpole

When we acquired California and New- Mexico this party, scorning all compromises and all concessions, demanded that slavery should be forever excluded from them, and all other acquisitions of the Republic, either by purchase or conquest, forever. -Robert Toombs

This position of this Northern party brought about the troubles of 1850, and the political excitement of 1854. -Robert Toombs

We are spending more money on bond holders than we are on our own citizens. It took 204 years to have this happen. The other party will not even allow a recorded vote on this issue so that we can see how people stand on that issue. -Jim Cooper

Whereas Jeremy is just the opposite: always moving because he's never really thinking of anything and the kind of guy you'd worry inviting to a dinner party because he says what he thinks. He can be insulting at times but doesn't mean to be. -Jason Schwartzman

If the communist party is controlling China, they represent China. -Alex Chiu

Neither Johnson nor his party nor the government as a whole were willing to raise, train, equip, and then send Vietnam sufficient manpower to do the job. -Stephen Ambrose

I only follow one party: the Vietnamese party. -Ho Chi Minh

I don't care what political party is controlling China right now. All I know is we are all Chinese. -Alex Chiu

I don't drink, I don't smoke and I don't party. -Stephanie Mills

Rest assured that my support for any eventual reform package will be based firmly upon what is in the best interests of the people of Upstate New York, not any party or president. -James T. Walsh

In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago, the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to sustain an anti-Jewish political party. -Franz Boas

I had arranged a birthday party for him and my children, who are all Aquarians. Instead, we got married. I ran out of excuses. It was just us and my children. -Diane von Furstenberg

We don't want a third party who may or may not have our best interests in mind or our crew members' best interests in mind because they may be serving a union of one of our competitors. They are trying to equalize us and take away our competitive advantage. -David Neeleman

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

Tony Blair will probably get thrown out by his party. -John Hewson

The Evangelical party in the Church of Scotland will lay all flat if they be not prevented. -Edward Irving

It's insanity for a party that believes in freedom to allow some Republicans to seize an agenda that is totally alien to the agenda that was established in the election. -Malcolm Wallop

But there's not enough time in life to go sit at a party, have a drink, and make idle conversation. There's too many important things to do. Just being together with my husband, spending time alone, which I have very little of. -Pia Zadora

Many hard comments have been made on my efforts in India from the side of the Congress party, yet I feel content in the deep conviction that the offer I traveled 22,000 miles to discuss with Indian leaders was a real contribution to a solution of our differences. -Stafford Cripps

In order to crash the party and be a clown with your own skit, you had to be there for quite a while. -David Strathairn

I don't want to bother them and ruin the party they are preparing so carefully at La Scala. -Riccardo Muti

We exercise great caution in airing an audio- or videotape released by a terrorist organization holding a hostage. These are decisions made by CNN's editorial staff and not by any third party. -Jim Walton

Taxpayers will not stand for – nor should they – the funding of poster sites, leaflets or advertising. What people will support is funding for political education, for training, for party organization. -Peter Hain

When I was to come to Washington the first time as Music Director of the Boston Symphony, Mrs. Johnson phoned us to find out if they could give us a party and who we would like to meet. -Erich Leinsdorf

It may be assumed as an axiom that Providence has never gifted any political party with all of political wisdom or blinded it with all of political folly. -John George Nicolay

As parties began to develop around the turn of the 19th century, you had party nominees for President nominated in caucuses made up of party members in Congress. -Michael Beschloss

I think people could be a bit friendlier. The only real contact you have with people is when they're annoyed if you've had a party – you know, it's been a bit too noisy for them or something. -Boy George

The party now is having my kids laugh and my wife laugh and my teammates. I want them to see me have fun and put it in a different way. -Brett Favre

Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting. -Martin Sheen

In fact – statistically, as you know – people have done polls, research, and at least 80 percent or more or working media are liberal Democrats if they are involved with any party and certainly liberal in their philosophy. -Pat Boone

I represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic party. -Paul Wellstone

And I don't know what I'd do at a fraternity party. All that might be a little lost on me. -Sarah Michelle Gellar

I did all my heavy partying before I turned sixteen. -Cameron Diaz

She kindly laments that I am not of the party, and to be sure I honour great ladies, and I admire great wits, but I am of the same opinion in regard to assemblies that is held concerning oysters, that they are never good in a month that has not the letter R in it. -Elizabeth Montagu

I'm not a party guy. I don't carouse very much. -Garry Shandling

A Labour party is not a debating club, it is a party of action. -Karl Radek

The enmity of such a party towards Socialism does not mean that the members are only prejudiced against it because they do not know it; it means that they are possessed of bourgeois ideas, and wish to determine their policy accordingly. -Karl Radek

In addition, as citizens, we must fight in their incipient stages all movements by government or party or pressure groups that seek to limit the legitimate liberties of any of our fellow citizens. -Wendell Willkie

It would be simply suicidal to French Canadians to form a party by themselves. -Wilfrid Laurier

This country must be governed, and can be governed, simply on questions of policy and administration and the French Canadians who have had any part in this movement have never had any other intention but to organise upon those party distinctions and upon no other. -Wilfrid Laurier

Why, so soon as French Canadians, who are in a minority in this House and in the country, were to organise as a political party, they would compel the majority to organise as a political party, and the result must be disastrous to themselves. -Wilfrid Laurier

I've never worked in politics, never been a member of an official committee or a political party. -Naguib Mahfouz

I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to go crazy. I don't party like I used to. -Sarah McLachlan

The left has lost touch with popular opinion, thereby making it possible for the right to present itself as the party of common sense. -Christopher Lasch

To have one's own story told by a third party who doesn't know that the character in question is himself the hero of the story being told, that's a technical refinement. -Raymond Queneau

The novelist must look on humanity without partiality or prejudice. His sympathy, like that of the historian, must be unbounded, and untainted by sect or party. -Goldwin Smith

The President's call for more math and science students is not being heeded by his party's leaders in Congress. They are cutting over $10 billion from student aide while refusing to fully fund No Child Left Behind. Something doesn't add up. -Jim Clyburn

Every few years I'll party way too much to remind myself what an idiot I am. -Jeff Ament

You come home, and you party. But after that, you get a hangover. Everything about that is negative. -Mike Tyson

I think it no accident that most of those emigrating to America in the 19th century identified with the Democratic Party. We are a heterogeneous party made up of Americans of diverse backgrounds. -Barbara Jordan

We are a party of innovation. We do not reject our traditions, but we are willing to adapt to changing circumstances, when change we must. We are willing to suffer the discomfort of change in order to achieve a better future. -Barbara Jordan

Even as I stand here and admit that we have made mistakes I still believe that as the people of America sit in judgment on each party, they will recognize that our mistakes were mistakes of the heart. They'll recognize that. -Barbara Jordan

I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk. -Barbara Walters

So I'm just waiting until one party or the other actually gets a moral compass and a backbone. -John Perry Barlow

As an Independent, she has no party backing… Her being the first Independent president trumps the fact that she's a woman. It causes even more upheaval in Washington than her being female. -Geena Davis

I have seen and endured the sufferings of the troops, and I can no longer be a party to prolong these sufferings for ends which I believe to be evil and unjust. -Siegfried Sassoon

I'm trying to get the record that I made at my birthday party last year, trying to get that out, and the lawyers are diddling around with it and it probably won't be out until next year. I don't know. -Marian McPartland

You see, party labels do not ensure unanimity any more than trying to cast the challenge we confront as a people through a partisan prism. -J. D. Hayworth

It's the biggest party in the world, and you have to keep the whole thing percolating, which is difficult because a lot of awards most people don't care about. -Bruce Vilanch

The lower caste people were killed as part of a conspiracy to dismiss my party's government. -Lalu Prasad Yadav

We just have to be crystal clear that if we were to abandon all the reforms made over some very painful years in the Labour party, we would be consigned back to opposition. -Patricia Hewitt

You've got to respond to that and of course thinking through the role of a left party in the modern world, in the modern economy and society and having a policy response to that. -Patricia Hewitt

But getting your party structure right may also be a precondition for getting your policies right. -Patricia Hewitt

We have to be thankful to the Czechs that they did their duty. The Czech Republic won, I can't believe it. It was a huge party with all the people here. -Ruud van Nistelrooy

I've chosen to treat my life more like a party than something to stress about. -Martin Short

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older, I'm grumpy and terrible with them. As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party, you couldn't pay me enough. -Johnny Vegas

I spend a good portion of my dinner-party conversation defending America because no matter what the political agenda, it's still a fantastic, amazing place. -Gwyneth Paltrow

He serves his party best who serves his country best. -Rutherford B. Hayes

I belong to no organized party. I am a Democrat. -Will Rogers

Why is partying and having a good time bad? -Tara Reid

I still feel like I've crashed the party. -Renee Zellweger

I think that America will not trust a party to defend America that isn't willing to defend itself. -James Carville

You're making me feel like a skunk at the garden party. -Ken Starr

Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left. -Robert Byrne

Whichever party is in office, the Treasury is in power. -Harold Wilson

If you want an interesting party sometime, combine cocktails and a fresh box of crayons for everyone. -Robert Fulghum

Popularity is exhausting. The life of the party almost always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him. -Wilson Mizner

Existence is a party. You join after its started and you leave before its finished. -Elsa Maxwell

Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it. -Edward Wood, 1st Earl of Halifax

The largest party in America, by the way, is neither the Democrats nor the Republicans. It's the party of non-voters. -Robert Reich

Most economic fallacies derive from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another. -Milton Friedman

I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party. -Ron White

We are in a period when old questions are settled and the new are not yet brought forward. Extreme party action, if continued in such a time, would ruin the party. Moderation is its only chance. The party out of power gains by all partisan conduct of those in power. -Rutherford B. Hayes

Today's Communism can survive only if it abandons the myth of an infallible party, if it continues to think, and if it becomes democratic. -Friedrich Durrenmatt

The free, independent spirit who commits himself to no dogma and will not decide in favor of any party has no homestead on earth. -Stefan Zweig

Big business has no party and never shall have. -Haley Barbour

Whoever has provoked men to rage against him has always gained a party in his favor, too. -Friedrich Nietzsche

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. -W. Somerset Maugham

In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong. -Abraham Lincoln

I am afraid I am a constant disappointment to my party. The fact of the matter is, the longer I am president the less of a party man I seem to become. -William Howard Taft

If the Soviet Union let another political party come into existence, they would still be a one-party state, because everybody would join the other party. -Ronald Reagan

Most of the arguments to which I am party fall somewhat short of being impressive, owing to the fact that neither I nor my opponent knows what we are talking about. -Robert Benchley

I find myself hoping a total end of all the unhappy divisions of mankind by party-spirit, which at best is but the madness of many for the gain of a few. -Alexander Pope

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth. The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do. -Wendell Berry

Living in New York is like being at some terrible late-night party. You're tired, you've had a headache since you arrived, but you can't leave because then you'd miss the party. -Simon Hoggart

I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into people's minds better than we Liberals. -Charles Trevelyan

The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn't have been complete without you. -Frederick Buechner

The extent of one man's guilt may be defined by how much of it is experienced by the party he injured. -Ryszard Kapuscinski

The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral. -Simon Hoggart

The President of the United States should strive to be always mindful of the fact that he serves his party best who serves his country best. -Rutherford B. Hayes

There is nothing likely to get you a bigger headline than attacking your own party. -Michael Laws

Our success as a party will largely be determined by how well we do here in the heartland… The time has come to be secure about our values. The time has come to lead. -Evan Bayh

We don't want to deal with a separatist party. -Helen Clark

A blue dog, you know, is the opposite of a yellow dog. And a yellow dog was somebody who was willing to follow his party even when he knew it was wrong. -Mike Thompson

The party has to be rebuilt on all levels. In a way, maybe it's to be expected when you've had a governor in office for 12 years and he and his people are stepping down. -Peter T. King

It's not as if our party has a leadership campaign underway. -Peter MacKay

My gut tells me and continues to tell me that the Conservative party is on a road back to government. -Peter MacKay

I don't think that has to be our choice… This party was born in principle. This party will die if it doesn't stand by its decision of principle. -Alan Keyes

One individual doesn't really accept the pro-life position of the party, and the other… says he supports it and takes a position that is logically inconsistent. -Alan Keyes

I want to say with the utmost of sincerity, not as a Republican, but as an American, that I have great respect for Senator Obama's historic achievement to become his party's nominee, not because of his color, but with indifference to it. -Mike Huckabee

When you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we're 'well-placed to weather the storm', I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line. -Daniel Hannan

You don't have to go out and party every night. You can act because it's your dream. -Miley Cyrus

Because of the structure of the contemporary American party system, every president is polarizing. -Larry J. Sabato

Singling out political opponents for working against the ruling party is precisely the tactic of every tyrannical government from Red China to Venezuela. The first step in the process is creating unfounded public suspicion of political opponents, followed by arresting and jailing any who continue speaking against the regime. -John Carter

To plead for the Oppress'd and to defend the Weak seem'd to me a generous undertaking; for tho' it may be secure, 'tis not always Honourable to run over to the strongest party. -Mary Astell

Government stimulates the democrat party. -Rush Limbaugh

Nationalizing businesses, nationalizing banks, is not a solution for the democratic party, it's the objective. -Rush Limbaugh

The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? Like 'Republican party' or 'airplane food.' -Johnny Depp

I had a lot of friends in high school, but I was never the wild party girl. Never have been, never plan to be! -Blake Lively

The issue for us is rebuilding a governing majority that is comfortable with differences that can transcend the divisiveness and unify behind the principles that we know our party has succeeded on. -Eric Cantor

Let's be very honest about what this is about. It's not about bashing Democrats, it's not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don't know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up. -Janeane Garofalo

Rush Limbaugh is good for the party. Drive it all the way down, take it down as low as it can go, make complete fools of themselves, because it's always darkest before the dawn, and then maybe a moderate can come in and rescue them. -Evan Thomas

As Bob Dole found out, you can't keep a positive image while being your party's mouthpiece in Congress. That's why no legislative leader since James Madison has ever been elected president. -Dick Morris

After the Republican Party did everything that Colin Powell says it needs to do to grow, and nominated the very kind of candidate he wanted in 2008, what did Powell do? He endorsed Obama! So according to the Drive-Bys and David Gergen, Republicans should let somebody who campaigned and voted for Obama, tell us how to build our party. -Rush Limbaugh

If Washington is a two-party town, why can't Hollywood be one too? -Jon Voight

I tend to stay up late, not because I'm partying but because it's the only time of the day when I'm alone and don't have to be performing. -Jim Carrey

Howard Dean is not the first politician to distort facts in his own interests. But many activists in the party he now leads are puzzled over what he thinks he is accomplishing politically. Is it good politics to contend that Iraq was better off under Saddam Hussein than even a flawed Islamic republic? -Robert Novak

Why has the Democratic Party become so arrogantly detached from ordinary Americans? Though they claim to speak for the poor and dispossessed, Democrats have increasingly become the party of an upper-middle-class professional elite, top-heavy with journalists, academics and lawyers. -Camille Paglia

Conservatism is not about the party, because the party is merely the shell. It is the inside – it's the filling that really means something. -Jonathan Krohn

In general President Obama's policies have been very, very skewed and very, very extreme. Like on healthcare for example, I don't think that trying to ram healthcare through was a smart idea politically, because he wasted a lot of capital and now he doesn't have any of that same capital with even his own party that he used to have. -Jonathan Krohn

We all know what the problems are: it's tax and spend. One party will tax and spend, the other party won't tax but will spend. It's both of them together. -Glenn Beck

Part of why the Tea Party so deeply threatened the elite media is the tea party looked around and suddenly realized, there are more of us than there are of them. -Newt Gingrich

More than anything else, let me be clear – we need to be willing to fight for freedom, and free markets, and traditional moral values. That's what the American people want to see this movement and this party return to. -Mike Pence

For many members of Congress, the time for choosing is near – do what the party leadership demands, or do what the people have asked you to do. If my colleagues don't mind some advice from a newcomer, I'd suggest going with the will of the people. -Scott Brown

There are no ideas in the Republican Party right now in the Congress. They're the party of no. They desperately need some intellectual leadership. And whatever you think of Newt Gingrich, he can supply intellectual leadership. So I hope he does run. -Howard Dean

But I think the – what the tea party movement demonstrates, and I think the, the, the enthusiasm that we're seeing from independents and Republicans, is that if Washington isn't going to change itself, then we're going to change Washington. And I think that's what we're seeing. -John Cornyn

I think it's clear to me that what – when I look at the tea party, it's about one-third Democrat, one-third Republican, one-third independents. But 100 percent of them are sure that the agenda that is taking place in Washington, D.C., is about extremism and is about bankrupting this country and every state within this country. -Jeff Sessions

When BP was not moving fast enough on claims, we told BP to set aside $20 billion in a fund – managed by an independent third party – to help all those whose lives have been turned upside down by the spill. -Barack Obama

It's very simple. If the American people care about a lot of things including corruption in government, then, in fact, if you use the power to appoint in order to do political business, to clear fields, to save your party money and so on, if it's not a crime – and I believe it is – it certainly is business as usual, politics of corruption. -Darrell Issa

We don't have a lot of Reagan-type leaders in our party. Remember Ronald Reagan Democrats? I want a Republican that can attract Democrats. -Lindsey Graham

There's a lot of things we can do to balance out what Obama's done and going forward show the American people the Republican Party can govern. I want a coalition of tea party people, independents, moderate Democrats trying to find a way to move this country forward before we become Greece. -Lindsey Graham

But people ought to be proud to be Democrats right now. You know, we're a happy warrior party. And this Congress has every reason to be very, very proud of the heavy lifting that they have done. -Tim Kaine

So I think we're, we're, we're as broad a political party, if not broader than the Democratic Party, just in a different political spectrum. -Rudy Giuliani

In order to restore our country to the principles on which it was founded, we need to elect leaders that believe in the principles of the party, not just the power of the party. -Christine O'Donnell

You know, I am mainstream America, and it really doesn't matter what party you're in. When you call your children and you say 'How are you?' – and what you are really asking is, 'Do you still have your job? And are you able to make the mortgage payment?', That resonates across the state, not across party lines. -Sharron Angle

I think that, you know, when we start talking about the Tea Party, people want to marginalize that into some kind of organization or party, but it really isn't. -Sharron Angle

You can't just have slogans, you can't just have catchy phrases. You have to have an agenda. And I think what the Republican Party has to do, if it's going to incorporate the tea party efforts in it, is to come up with an agenda that the American people can see, touch, and actually believe in, and something they believe in. -Colin Powell

Well, first of all, I think that a lot of the voters who are voting for the tea party candidates have really good impulses. That is, they believe that for years and years and years, the people with wealth and power or government power have done well and ordinary people have not. That's true. -William J. Clinton

I think the media has been in denial just like the party regulars have been in denial. They just don't understand that the government that we have today is not what the people want as a government. -Carl Paladino

I want everyone in the Republican party who opposed me to know this: you are welcome to join this people's crusade. Come aboard. You are both welcome and needed. If we unite, we'll win – and we'll rebuild New York. -Carl Paladino

Republicans should simply focus on first principles and give the American people what they want – an honest party dedicated to common sense, fiscal responsibility and limited government. If we govern to save the country, we'll do well as a party. -Tom Coburn

I want to win an Oscar. I want to be known for more than, like, going out. For being the 'party girl'. I hate that. I bust my ass when I'm filming and when I have time off, yeah, I like to go out and dance. -Lindsay Lohan

I'm 20 years old. I like to party as much as anyone my age. Going clubbing is my way of relaxing or releasing a lot of stress. I don't feel that I should have to justify that part of my life. I don't know that I'm necessarily an addict. -Lindsay Lohan

I travel around the world constantly promoting my projects and endorsing products. Yes, I do get paid to go to parties; in fact, I'm the person who started the whole trend of paid appearances. But when you see me at a party, I'm always working or promoting something. -Paris Hilton

There is no struggle, rift, fight between those who claim the banner of the tea party and those who are in the Republican Party. We work together. -Michael Steele

I'm a moderate. I hang out in the middle. I vote against my party with some regularity and try to compromise. It doesn't appear right now that the Republican Party is welcoming moderates any more. -Claire McCaskill

With the help of dedicated Americans from our party, every party, and no party at all, I intend to mount that stairway to preach peace for our nation and world. -Theodore C. Sorensen

I think Democrats made a mistake running away from liberalism. Liberalism, uh, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, John and Robert Kennedy – that's what the Democratic party ought to reach for. -Theodore C. Sorensen

The voice of the Republican party is up for grabs. It's a contest right now. -Gary Johnson

As a political independent, I would gladly vote for any political party dedicated to limited government and entrepreneurship. -Arthur C. Brooks

We are still so close, David and I. We were at a party the other day at my mum's house and I was sitting on his lap. We're very affectionate. And I looked at him and thought after being married for 11 years! We were the only couple who were even near each other at that party. We're soul mates. -Victoria Beckham

I think everyday people on the street who have never been affiliated with the tea party movement are alarmed with the spending and the debt that we have. -Kristi Noem

Voters did say 'repeal health care', they did say 'reduce the size of government.' But not a single one of them from the tea party or anywhere said 'give tax breaks to the wealthiest.' -Chuck Schumer

But to say that Sarah Palin and the tea party movement is responsible for vandalism or threats is just a way to dismiss the American people and, and their dissatisfaction with this health care bill. -Laura Ingraham

My primary instinct as an actor is not the big transformation. It's thrilling if a performer can do that well, but that's not me. Often with actors, it's a case of witnessing a big party piece but wondering afterwards, where's the substance? -Colin Firth

I used to be a good party boy. I'm old. I'm an old man. You pay the consequences. I'm just fine with a couple of drinks, no more than that. -Javier Bardem

Look, of course people are scared of entitlement reform because every time you put entitlement reform out there, the other party uses it as a political weapon against you. -Paul Ryan

Where I come from it was really unheard of to be at a party and someone says, 'What kind of music do you make?', and you say, 'Pop music.' You may as well have 'I'm not cool' stamped on your forehead. -Lady Gaga

Unfortunately, the Republican leadership in the House right now seems to have been strangled by the tea party. -Debbie Wasserman Schultz

I'm surprised that we've gotten to a point where we don't put our country first and put our party first. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

That's what governors do, they wrestle with the issues, they find solutions and they move the agenda forward. At the appropriate time we'll talk about all of these issues, while remembering that our party is a big tent party. We lose when we try to become exclusive to one particular set of issues. -Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Our party cannot be all things to all people. It can't be. Our loudest opponents on the left are never going to like us so let's stop trying to curry favor with them. -Rick Perry

Actually, I don't ever think there will be a men-only team of leadership in the Labour party again. People would look at it and say, 'What? Are there no women in the party to be part of the leadership? Do men want to do it all themselves?' It just won't happen again. -Harriet Harman

Is this the situation in the modern Conservative party? That women should be seen and not heard? -Harriet Harman

Well, I feel that everybody in the country knows me. I think people know who I am, and that I'm deputy leader of the Labour party, and that I'm out there talking about their big choice for the future. -Harriet Harman

Remember the No campaign is Conservative people, Labour people, people of no party. -William Hague

My victory is your victory. My victory is the victory of a unified party, a party that wants to propose to the Quebec people a country that is free and a country that is independent. -Pauline Marois

I can assure you the hemorrhaging has stopped. I asked remaining caucus members if they adhered to the party program, if they would stay in the PQ and that they would be by my side. They all said yes. -Pauline Marois

The Chinese have certain advantages. The fact that it's a single party government. But I do believe in the long run the fact that India is a functioning democracy committed to the rule of law. Our system is slow to move but I'm confident that once decisions are taken they are going to be far more durable. -Manmohan Singh

If you only take offense when the president of your party is compared to Hitler, then you're part of the problem. -John Avlon

If I were running to be somebody, there are a lot of easier sombodies to be. After all, running against the incumbent governor of your own party in your home state is not the next logical step in a political life. -Marco Rubio

That's why this generation is the least racist generation ever. You see it all the time. Go to any club. People are intermingling, hanging out, having fun, enjoying the same music. Hip-hop is not just in the Bronx anymore. It's worldwide. Everywhere you go, people are listening to hip-hop and partying together. Hip-hop has done that. -Jay-Z

I can still picture myself riding in the back of a Bronco to a field party after a rainstorm. My mama will kill me for saying this, but my first beer, I was 15 and I didn't know what to do with it. I thought you were supposed to chug it. So I just downed the whole thing in one gulp. All my friends were like, 'Duuuuuuude!' -Dave Haywood

The economic dimension is very clear. I was at a dinner party, a mother got up, who's a very distinguished scientist, and said she had to get home and help her daughter with her homework. The two waiters, their faces changed. They were working their second jobs, they couldn't get home to help their kids with homework. -Donna Shalala

I still party all the time and hang out with everyone who drinks, but I just don't personally, and don't really have the desire to get blitzed drunk any more. -Slash

I hate politics. It's slimy. Any job where people pander for votes, I don't like. The country has gotten so partisan that if you're not on my side, you're the enemy. The only thing I ever try to support is a third party, like Unity08. We need more parties and more choice. -Mark Cuban

As a matter of fact I don't like politics. I really don't. I think it's so jaded now and everybody has to follow the party line. -Regis Philbin

While I have always, felt like an outsider, it's because of the professional choices I have made, so it's not like I am planning to throw myself a giant pity party. -Anna Paquin

I've decided to lead in a way that takes people with me. It's the approach that I think will stand not only our party but also our state in good stead. -Jay Weatherill

I think you see more of like, the party side of me, which I call Snooki, it's kind of my alter ego. -Nicole Polizzi

Study hard, but party harder. -Nicole Polizzi

I think the biggest misconception about me is people really don't know who I really am. They see the party side of me, they see the crazy side of me. But I also have a laid-back side. You know, I'm chill, down to earth. If you want to grab a cup of coffee and just talk about life, I can do that. -Nicole Polizzi

We always felt like we were throwing a party for our friends, regardless of the size or the place, because we actually were throwing a party for our friends. We've always had a very tight knit community. -Trey Anastasio

We were always a party band and we used to play outside a lot. -Trey Anastasio

When it starts to seem like you have popped into bed with a specific party, it makes it difficult for people to believe you are not doing someone else's bidding for them. -Rachel Maddow

In life, you have people that love to party. That's me. People that love God. That's me. People that love sex. That's me. People that love people. That's me. And people that make mistakes. That's me also. -R. Kelly

Hip-hop is still cool at a party. But to me, hip-hop has never been strictly a party; it is also there to elevate consciousness. -Saul Williams

Life is too short no matter what party you are with. -Scott Baio

There's no point for me to party. I have a girl that I love. I don't need that. -Ryan Cabrera

And under our system, much like you see in the U.K., of course, a party working with another party can form a coalition and govern the country. -Rick Mercer

I'm not at every party; I'm not seen everywhere. That's why people still care about my brand. -Foxy Brown

In fact, Russell Crowe once phoned me up to see if I wanted to go to a party but I had to bring my guitar and perform 'Oh Jean.' -Billy Boyd

I would say, stay the hell away from the party scene. Anything you put in front of your goal, and especially something like that, whether it's too much gambling, too much food, too much cold beers on the weekend – anything that you put in front of the prize is going to end up getting in the way and hurting you in the end. -Brad Renfro

That's why I wanted to be part of this AIDS Project Los Angeles party. We help raise funds for those who are having a tough time with some very basic necessities, like shelter, food, and medical care. -Brande Roderick

The consequences of President Johnson's campaign of deliberate deception regarding Vietnam could hardly have been more catastrophic for the nation, the military, the president, his party, and the presidency itself. -Eric Alterman

I don't get surprised very often to be honest. I'm the kind of person who you couldn't throw a surprise party for because I'd figure it out. -Chris O'Donnell

I don't judge anybody because I've been the one to party and look for the after party to begin! I have more fun now both when I DJ and in general. -Curtis Jones

I went to about one frat party a year. A year seemed to be enough time for me to forget how much I didn't like frat parties, and my friends would eventually convince me to go to one. Cheap beer, guys looking for a quick hook-up, and girls playing 'dumb' to get in on the hook-up. I just never got into it. -Danica McKellar

At a party recently I was introduced to Meryl Streep, and it took me a second to get my head around it. You know, that I'm meeting these people now. I'm doing it. -Lily Collins

When you have little girls, you're the coolest person in the world. I know at some point that's going to end; in their adolescence I'll become the opposite of that, especially if I'm parked outside a high school party. -Jerry O'Connell

You can unite behind a candidate and a vision for America without rejecting another candidate and their vision, because in real life, opposed to party politics, we Democrats are on the same side. -Joe Andrew

I'm terrible as I never take my make-up off at night, which I know is really dreadful. Whenever I'm out partying I just can't be bothered and now I am on 'Loose Women' that tends to be all the time. I hope next year holds even more parties for me. -Carol Vorderman

I always like to think I'm having a dinner party, and I'm the host, and the audience are my guests. -Caroline Rhea

I have become increasingly used to the Tory party mimicking our policies and phrases in a desperate effort to pretend to their members they are still Eurosceptic. -Nigel Farage

I believe I can lead this party from the front as a campaigning organization. -Nigel Farage

I wouldn't change a thing in my own life, but I'd like to go back in time anyway though, just to some sort of eras that I wish I'd lived in – like the '60s. I'd love to have been in London in the '60s, partying away. -Gemma Arterton

I actually got stabbed at my friend's bachelor party. In real life. -Johnny Knoxville

I'm not out running around all the time. I'm not partying constantly and constantly battling myself. I'm with someone, and we are very, very happy. -Johnny Knoxville

I'm kind of new to Twitter. I'm about one year in, so I'm a little late to the party. -Josh Charles

In dance you use every party of your body except your voice. I wanted to start acting because I wanted to use my voice. -Zoe Saldana

We begin the path toward defeating Mexico's real adversary, who represents authoritarianism and the worst antidemocratic practice, who represents a return to corruption as a system and impunity as conviction. That adversary is Pena Nieto and his party. -Josefina Vazquez Mota

My real adversary has no name, no face, no party. It will never be elected, yet it governs – the adversary is the world of finance. -Francois Hollande

I am not a man of my party. I do not talk only to socialists and union leaders. -Nicolas Sarkozy

I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is going to adopt an immigration policy which destroys families that have been here a quarter century. -Newt Gingrich

Some girls get swept up in the lifestyle – clubbing and partying with celebrities. You can't live your life like that, though. It's fake. -Gemma Ward

During an election, it's like they're doing my job: they're going around banging the drum for their party and selling their movie. You know, it's the same thing. -Emma Thompson

I think the most surprising thing about the Olympics would be the amount of interaction and partying that goes on behind the scenes. They have nightclubs at the Olympic Village. It's like college all over again. -Misty May-Treanor

People think I am America's party girl, which is just stupid. I have done 24 movies and I am creating my own TV show. -Tara Reid

I've lived my life the way I wanted to, whether scaling the mountains, partying long into the night or having fun playing soccer. -Marat Safin

Big dress, cocktails, party – I love that. It is my work, but my work allow me to have glamour, to wear beautiful and amazing dresses, to go to big ceremonies. -Paz Vega

If I ever had the time to take on another job, being a party planner would be high on my list. -Tori Spelling

I'm not a party animal; I took my job as Miss USA very seriously… Sometimes, of course, I want to let it all go. Even though I'm a beauty queen, you're also an unofficial ambassador, and there's a lot of pressure. -Rima Fakih

At the after-party of the Indy 500, I'm usually wearing jeans and a tank top. -Danica Patrick

I am not the Conservative Party's health care spokesman. I'm fond of Andrew Lansley, and I strongly support David Cameron as party leader. -Daniel Hannan

I remember being at Greenblatt's on Sunset, and some guy just walked straight up to me, and he had some bling on and whatever, and said something about a party down in Malibu and asked if I would jump in his car and go to the party. All I could think was, 'Who are you? I don't know you, and I don't care about how good your car is.' -Yvonne Strahovski

I challenge the Republican nominees and all Republicans to not just be the anti-illegal immigration party. That's not who we are and that's not who we should be we should be the pro-legal immigration party. -Marco Rubio

We should be the pro-legal immigration party. A party that has a positive platform and agenda on how we can create a legal immigration system that works for immigrants and works for America. -Marco Rubio

It's time for the party of big ideas, not the party of Big Brother! -Mitt Romney

When I retired out of the military, I registered myself as a Republican because my views and perspectives were more in line with that party. -Allen West

Just because you can leap off a drum kit doing a scissors kick while hitting a chord, people expect you to be an extrovert socially. But I'm not always comfortable with the idea of small talk at a party. -Alex Kapranos

I could party in a cardboard box with people who are funny and don't care. For me, it's really about who I surround myself with, so I just try to always be with hilarious people. -Kesha

I don't really party. -Seann William Scott

I was quite a shy child. I would get terribly nervous and throw up before my birthday party. And then I would be fine. I feel the same now. I get nervous, then it's fine. -Matthew Macfadyen

My wife and I met when each of us was dragged to a party we didn't want to go to by friends. I was coming off a bad injury, but my roommate insisted I get out of the house and be around people. God love our friends; we've been together 20 years now! -Michael Chiklis

Championing liberty begins at the local level. There is nothing more fundamental than the principle that a man's home is his castle. Donald Trump's career-long willingness to trample this right tells you everything you need to know about his bogus tea party sideshow. -Michelle Malkin

The most important thing for having a party is that the hostess is having fun. I'm very organized. I make a plan for absolutely everything. I never have anything that has to be cooked while the guests are there. The only thing I might have to do is take something out of the oven and carve it. -Ina Garten

I don't like sitting at a table that's too large, where everyone is too far apart. That's a party killer. -Ina Garten

I try to greet my friends with a drink in my hand, a warm smile on my face, and great music in the background, because that's what gets a dinner party off to a fun start. -Ina Garten

If it's a cocktail party, I generally make five or six different things, and I try to choose recipes that feel like a meal: a chicken thing, a fish or shrimp thing, maybe two vegetable things, and I think it's fun to end the cocktail party with a sweet thing. -Ina Garten

I learned that the hardest party to pull off successfully is Saturday night dinner. This meal is expected to be elaborate: appetizers, first course, dinner, dessert, and coffee. People arrive at 7:30 or 8 p.m. and stay for hours – definitely past my bedtime – and they all go home exhausted. -Ina Garten

There's something really wonderful about a party where you help yourself. Of course, first you get what you really want. But 'family style' service also really encourages people to connect with one another. -Ina Garten

My grandmother had great influence on me. She was secretary of state in the 1970's, and that's when I was born. She showed me the importance of public service, and she was admired by people regardless of their political party. -Stephanie Herseth

This is pure speculation, but for a period of time, a lot of getting into a party was through fundraising and volunteer work, and Republican women had more time to do that than democratic women, who were out there getting jobs. -Madeleine Albright

I am not a party girl. -Bridget Hall

I want to party in space because I make alien music. -David Guetta

There's something about being rejected – when I go out without my friends, I'm reminded of how I'm actually quite antisocial. I don't look like a guy who feels like that, but it's very hard for me to start up a conversation. At a party, I'm lost. -Jason Ritter

Where I grew up, we had the three TV networks, maybe two radio stations, no cable TV. We still had a long-distance party line in our neighborhood, so you could listen to all your neighbors' phone calls. We had a very small public library, and the nearest bookstore was an hour away. -Marc Andreessen

It's easy to impress me. I don't need a fancy party to be happy. Just good friends, good food, and good laughs. I'm happy. I'm satisfied. I'm content. -Maria Sharapova

My sister, I have a sister who's 12 years older, she was always the party girl, the outrageous one. -Selma Blair

I'm going to become the best-remembered artist of my generation by staying away from the party as often as possible. That way, people will remember me, not because I was great, but because I didn't cause them any later embarrassment. -Julian Cope

It's odd the things that people remember. Parents will arrange a birthday party, certain it will stick in your mind forever. You'll have a nice time, then two years later you'll be like, 'There was a pony there? Really? And a clown with one leg?' -David Sedaris

I'm not cool with ACORN or the working families' party, or people that vote like democrats and run on Republican lines. -Doug Hoffman

I am leaving because I have to fight simultaneously a potential recurrence of cancer the Democratic leadership, a health care bill that's going to destroy this country, my opposition to it and a belief that my party has become what it became – what it campaigned against. -Eric Massa

Is Romney a tea party candidate? I'd probably say that he's the least of the candidates running for president right now that would be considered a tea party candidate. -Tim Scott

I think when you look to the future what you'll find is that the Republican Party is building a bigger party base on stronger values. -Tim Scott

I was at a party, and some squiggly looking dude with a bow tie came up and said, 'How'd you like to be on TV?' Turns out he was the programming guy at the Food Network. They had me come into the office, and I did a 'Ready, Set, Cook' with Emeril Lagasse, I believe. -Mario Batali

If, however, you have richer pursuits in mind and know that no woman should be judged by how she looks – that everything she brings to the party is more important than the size of her arse – then refuse to be sucked into the never ending whirligig of self-doubting, self-hating madness that is stop-start dieting and crazy new exercise regimes. -Arabella Weir

Today, grass-roots Republicans want to drink a bottle of 2010 small-government wine, but our candidates were bottled in another era, before the tea party's ideas took root. -Ari Fleischer

The tea party movement and its passion arose in response to trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see and out of a sense that Washington is in need of dire fiscal reform. -Ari Fleischer

My advice to the tea party freshmen: Slow the galloping horses to a trot. Big government was built over decades; it can't be dismantled in a year, especially when Democrats control the White House. -Ari Fleischer

For any new leader of any party at any given time it takes time if you are not in government to establish yourself. -Charles Kennedy

To run an effective political party you need a degree of tribalism, it's the glue that holds everyone together. -Charles Kennedy

My approach is always to try to be straight with people, especially about what my party can achieve. -Charles Kennedy

I voted against my party with some frequency, because of my independence. I've just got to remind Missourians that I am independent and that I try to call them like I see them, and sometimes my party is wrong on some things. -Claire McCaskill

I don't vote party lines. Never have. I vote for the best candidate. -Curt Schilling

I love the DJ scene out in the clubs. It is a great way to party and make people happy, the atmosphere is one that I use as an escape from reality. -Danny Masterson

The American people do not want ambassadorships or any other position handed out to save a party money. -Darrell Issa

The thing that sustains a strong Fox network is the thing that undermines a strong Republican party. -David Frum

Today's Republican party is too beholden to factions generally. -David Frum

Tonight we send a message to our party that here in Illinois, there will be a new generation of Republican leaders and we will fight to provide a better tomorrow for future generations. We've made clear the status quo is no longer acceptable. -Adam Kinzinger

As a Republican, I am proud of my party's rich legacy of conservation. -Robert Dold

Ezra Klein gets under my skin. He seems to spout the party line. -Mickey Kaus

Everyone wants to go to the party and the red carpet, but my life is 90% the work. -Bret Michaels

You know when you tell a self-deprecating story at a dinner party, everyone's laughing along with you? But then when someone else repeats that same story at another dinner party you feel they're all laughing at you? -Toby Young

Any partying I did, I did at home. I didn't want to be in the spotlight… There's an easy way to get away from the paparazzi; they're not that difficult to hide from and you don't need to go out for coffee every five minutes. -Valerie Bertinelli

Jordan has to show the Arab world that there's another way of doing things. We're a monarchy, yes, but if we can show democracy that leads to a two-, three-, four-party system – left, right and center – in a couple of years' time, then the Muslim Brotherhood will no longer be something to contend with. -Abdullah II of Jordan

Unions should not be lapdogs to a political party, they should be watchdogs for their members' interests. -Andy Stern

I'm proud of the fact that the Republican Party is the pro-life party on the issue of life. -Marco Rubio

I am very lucky because I am realizing my childhood dreams, and after presenting my shows it's like a party. -Jean Paul Gaultier

My name is very often associated with parties and entertaining, but it's not true. I am not such a party person. -Roberto Cavalli

Here in Cameroon, football is our leading political party. It's football alone that that unites us, it's football alone that brings us good things – football is the window into our country – so we don't mess around with it. -Roger Milla

How can you be conservative and justify wiretapping people without a warrant? We're supposed to be the party of personal freedom and civil liberties. -Roger Stone

Traditionally, Young Republicans have been a leading indicator of the direction of the party. -Roger Stone

The fact is that in a way, journalists become a kind of default in the system when you don't have substantive two-party back-and-forth inside of the government. -Ron Suskind

I grew up in a strongly socialist family. While I was at school, I worked in party politics and with organizations like the Anti-Nazi League. Everywhere I saw it, I fought prejudice. -Saffron Burrows

The party of swindlers and thieves is putting forward its chief swindler and its chief thief for the presidency. We must vote against him, struggle against him. -Alexei Navalny

I think very poorly of United Russia. United Russia is the party of corruption, the party of crooks and thieves. And it is the duty of every patriot and citizen of our country to make sure that this party is destroyed. -Alexei Navalny

I don't think that any political party should claim Jesus as being a part of a political party. -Vicky Hartzler

Planning a dinner party in a way that you're actually capable of getting it done without panicking is important. It's bad hospitality for the host to be freaked out. -Ted Allen

The grass roots are energized because the absolutely highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama. I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea-party activists – I have yet to meet a single tea-party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney. -Ted Cruz

I came into the Republican party in 1980, when I was a college student at Georgetown. -Luis Fortuno

Whether it's their Sharia law and birther conspiracies or their unwillingness to buck Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge, the Tea Partiers have hijacked their party and carried it all the way to the right. -Jennifer Granholm

I supported my friend Congressman Shuler over former Speaker Nancy Pelosi during our party's leadership elections in November citing a need for new leadership. -Joe Donnelly

Abortion is an issue of conscience for the Labour party. -Diane Abbott

What are the Democrats, the party of Jim Matheson, telling them? The message of the Democrats is that the Amercian dream is over. 'The government is all you have. Give up your dreams, and the government will save you, the government will heal you, the government will be your hope and change.' We know here in Utah, none of that is true. -Mia Love

I work hard and I party hard. When I go to work, I know what I am doing and I do it to the best of my abilities. When I party, I take exactly the same rule book with me. -Rhys Ifans

In Wales, singing and storytelling are party skills, not professions. -Rhys Ifans

Anytime you have a reelection campaign against an incumbent president and you're the party out of power – on the one hand it's wide open because there's not an heir apparent – but people are also gauging how strong is that incumbent president and what are my chances. -Bob McDonnell

There is no question that the minority party always makes a sport of going after the governor. -Bob McDonnell

I think whenever you see what may be the seeds of a third party, you need to be very skeptical because there's not a very good track record for third parties. -Candy Crowley

Barack Obama is probably the most exciting candidate that either the Democratic or Republican party has produced at least since I've been around. He's fresh, he's new, he's insightful. -Joe Biden

In the US, there is basically one party – the business party. It has two factions, called Democrats and Republicans, which are somewhat different but carry out variations on the same policies. By and large, I am opposed to those policies. As is most of the population. -Noam Chomsky

I hate all politics. I don't like either political party. One should not belong to them – one should be an individual, standing in the middle. Anyone that belongs to a party stops thinking. -Ray Bradbury

And of course, we know that opportunity lies outside the reach of some of our people. We don't need flowery words about inequality to tell us that, and we don't need a party that has led while poverty and hunger rose to record levels to give us lectures about suffering. -Artur Davis

When you hear the party that glorified Occupy Wall Street blast success; when you hear them minimize the genius of the men and women who make jobs out of nothing, is that what you teach your children about work? -Artur Davis

I always think that the party that offers the most hope and ideas for the future is the party that wins. -Sam Brownback

I think Gingrich has embarrassed the party over time. Whether he'll do it again in the future, I don't know. But Gov. Romney never has. -Chris Christie

I absolutely believe that, come November 2012, I'm going to be governor of New Jersey and not in any other office. But the fact of the matter is, if Gov. Romney, who's going to be our nominee, picked up the phone and called me to talk about this, I love my country enough and I love my party enough to listen. -Chris Christie

I used to do the beat box. A friend of mine, he was the rapper and after, we'd be doing a block party or something or a house party, and he's gettin' all the attention and I'd end up with a handful of spit, you know, from doing the beats. -DMX

It is not an overstatement to say that Obamacare was the single most important catalyst leading to the tea party movement. -David Limbaugh

Anytime something starts to feel like a popularity contest or not about the music, I'd rather just not be involved. I'm not a big high-fiver. That really gets to people around me when we have a No. 1 or something big happen. I'm not a big, 'Let's go have a party about it!' -Gary Allan

I joined the Labour party because I believed in equality, in freedom of speech and in tolerance, compassion and understanding for people, irrespective of their background and views. In whatever I decide to do in the future I will hold to those principles. -Geoff Hoon

The Chief Whip's job is trying to make sure that the Government – and MPs elected as part of the governing party – deliver the promises that they were elected on. That's a healthy part of the democratic process. -Geoff Hoon

We're not a homogeneous party, anymore than the Republicans are. But we are a party that I think has a plan to take us forward. -Antonio Villaraigosa

You can't just trot out a brown face or a Spanish surname and expect people are going to vote for your party or your candidate. -Antonio Villaraigosa

We are a unified party. -David Axelrod

Our party is – we don't have the problems that the other party has. We're not divided. We don't have to worry about, you know, what people are saying on the side or about their affection for the president or – we don't have those problems and we don't have the reinvention convention. -David Axelrod

You see, to me, it doesn't really matter if an elected official has a D or an R behind her name, or his name. I honestly don't give a damn about who belongs to either political party. -Richard Trumka

Our two party platforms were emphatic about Jerusalem being the capital of Israel. For the Obama administration to remove this language from the Democratic Party platform drives a wedge into one of the few issues that our two parties agreed on. -Paul Ryan

We don't need flowery words about inequality to tell us that, and we don't need a party that has led while poverty and hunger rose to record levels to give us lectures about suffering. -Artur Davis

I think extremists within the base may very well move the Democratic party away from its pro-Israel position. -Alan Dershowitz

If I can't negotiate something that gets more than four Republicans, I'm not a very good representative of my party. -Chuck Grassley

The Democratic Party is the party of the status quo. -Jack Kemp

I don't think a party can aspire to be the majority party if it's the old white guy party. -Jeb Bush

I went through two pretty dark years being fed up with the system and frustrated with my own party after two disastrous elections in 2006 and 2008. -Jim DeMint

You've got the Democratic Party that now depends on more government spending and actual building the dependence on government in order to increase their political party. -Jim DeMint

I don't have the support inside Washington or even inside my own party. -Jim DeMint

You need to have people within your own party that have the wherewithal to stand up to you. -Rand Paul

You don't win as a party unless you become a bigger party. -Rand Paul

When the movie comes out, what anybody thinks of it doesn't really matter to me. I don't go to the wrap party. I don't go to the premiere. -Henry Rollins

Seeing a live Kenny Chesney show, you know what you're going to get. You know it's going to be an all-day party. -Taylor Swift

It's counterintuitive, but the most divisive arrangement is when the same party controls both Congress and the presidency, a situation encountered in eight of the past 10 years. With government unified under a single party, the minority has the least possible incentive to cooperate with the majority. -John Sununu

The campaigns of Steve Forbes, Pat Buchanan, Ross Perot, and John McCain all outperformed expectations on their support from independent voters. They made no effort to shy away from ideology, but conveyed to voters that their policies were driven by principle, not party talking points. -John Sununu

We want to repeal the ObamaCare tax. We want to save middle class families from European health care. And that's what we're going to do as a party and that's what Mitt Romney will do on day one. -Reince Priebus

I honestly believe that there's an element in this country, in our politics, that does not want to see a businessman succeed at getting the nomination for the Republican party, and does not want me to succeed at becoming President of the United States of America. -Herman Cain

I know that every time I list something that I am, I am potentially alienating a whole group of people. Publicists and managers will encourage you not to say what political party you belong to, what you eat, what you don't eat, who you sleep with and all that stuff. -Ellen DeGeneres

I was gone so much in my first marriage. I love the moments when I engage with my youngest daughter now. It's not my thing to sit on the ground and play tea party, but I'll do it because it's a moment that will stick with me forever. -Tim Allen

I just always gravitate toward the kind of characters or people that maybe you don't want to talk to for a long time at a party, but you do like to watch what they're doing. -Kristen Wiig

Too often, the Democratic Party has been split between its grass-roots activists on one side and its elected officials and party leaders on the other. It's important to remember: We need both wings to fly. -Jim Hunt

President Clinton is going to embrace President Obama, as he should. They are working together. They're different kinds of people. Obama is cool, Clinton is a schmoozer. Both are great speakers. It's a great merging of the party. -Bill Richardson

What is required from members of Congress and the public alike is a new spirit of devotion to the national welfare beyond party or self-interest. -Evan Bayh

The Republican Party, which John McCain led as our nominee in 2008, is going to become irrelevant if we become the party of intolerance and hate. The party founded by Abraham Lincoln was a party that fought slavery and intolerance at every level. -Ed Rollins

I am not predicting here that Obama will fail like Jimmy Carter. What I am predicting is the Republican Party is not extinct and will after a period of time become a strong opposition party. -Ed Rollins

What we won't become is a 'Democratic Party lite!' We are a party that wants smaller government and lower taxes. Obama and the Democrats do not. We are a party that wants to encourage small business. We are a party that has a large constituent group that believes in a social agenda and we will not abandon them. -Ed Rollins

Half a century ago, Ronald Reagan, the man whose relentless optimism inspired me to enter politics, famously said that he didn't leave the Democratic Party; the party left him. I can certainly relate. I didn't leave the Republican Party; it left me. -Charlie Crist

Though I often disagree with Republicans, I never learned to hate them the way the far right that now controls their party seems to hate President Obama and the Democrats. -William J. Clinton

Twenty-five years ago, I created the Taxpayer Protection Pledge at the federal level. Then I brought it to the state and local level. About 97 percent of the Republicans in the House and 85 percent in the Senate have signed on, and the number of candidates who have taken the pledge is even higher. It's become a party position. -Grover Norquist

I think it's very important to always make sure that you're talking to the entire coalition and to as many Americans as possible; not to go chasing after one little group or another. The Democrats would bring new groups into their party and not notice that larger groups are going out the back door. -Grover Norquist

No party has a monopoly on wisdom. No democracy works without compromise. But when Governor Romney and his allies in Congress tell us we can somehow lower our deficit by spending trillions more on new tax breaks for the wealthy – well, you do the math. I refuse to go along with that. And as long as I'm President, I never will. -Barack Obama

It's always better to leave the party early. -Bill Watterson

I once said to my father, when I was a boy, 'Dad we need a third political party.' He said to me, 'I'll settle for a second.' -Ralph Nader

I am the head of the Socialists, but the party is not my property. -Evangelos Venizelos

Well, first, if I am fortunate enough to be elected to the U.S. Senate, it won't be a party that will have elected me. It will be the people of California. -Carly Fiorina

After Vietnam, the Democrats became fundamentally the anti-military as a party. -Heather Wilson

After we shot the first 'Twilight,' we organized our own wrap party. We really didn't know what this was going to be. Something like that can come at you unexpectedly, and you just have to try your best to deal with it. -Anna Kendrick

Secretly, I'm a real big nerd. I'd rather stay home and play Scrabble than go to a Hollywood party, any day of the week. And I love reading about history and watching the Discovery Channel. -Sprague Grayden

When you campaign and have to participate in so many debates just to the win the nomination of your party, you've had a lot of practice. You get to figure out as you go from one debate to another where you made your mistakes. By the time you get to the big debate you're pretty polished. -Arnold Schwarzenegger

From 18 to 22, I was alone, living in L.A. with a bunch of friends, partying. -Heath Ledger

I've never understood multi-party democracy. It's hard enough with two parties. -Hillary Clinton

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. -Nick Clegg

Grown-up politicians talk to each other across party lines. Over the last few weeks I have had lengthy conversations with Ed Miliband, David Miliband, with Tony Blair, with Peter Mandelson… talking about Europe, talking about political reform. -Nick Clegg

I come from a political family. My father was a freedom fighter. He was a prominent leader of the locality and member of the Congress party. He spent 10 years in British prisons. In the evening, in our living room, the only subject we used to discuss was politics. So politics was not unfamiliar to me. -Pranab Mukherjee

Whether we or our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do. -Wendell Berry

My aunty says I'm the double of my father. He was a workaholic, which I've definitely inherited. And like me, he could be the life and soul of the party, but also quite withdrawn. -Alastair Campbell

I am a registered Democrat who is determined to return my party to the proletarian principles of the Franklin D. Roosevelt era. -Camille Paglia

Whatever my party affiliation, I will continue to be guided by President Kennedy's statement that sometimes party asks too much. -Arlen Specter

My tenure in the Senate was really as an independent and whichever, regardless of party label. -Arlen Specter

Beating the tea party gang is more important than who does the beating. -Arlen Specter

Historically, the responsibility for voting on the debt limit has gone to the party in the majority. -Jack Lew

The North Koreans have gained, or bought, a lot of time through the six-party-talks framework to pursue their own agenda. -Lee Myung-bak

It's just impossible to ignore the activists in your party. These are the people who stuff the envelopes, and walk the precincts, and make the telephone calls, and do all the so-called grunt work that brings about a successful campaign. -Pat Robertson

When the Lord Chancellor violates the trust of his great office of state to solicit party donations from people whose careers he can control, and then says I'm not sorry, and I'd do it again no wonder the public think that power has gone to their heads. -William Hague

Syria should not belong to one family, to one coterie, or to one party. It belongs to all the people of Syria equally, in all their religious and ethnic diversity. -William Hague

In China, remember, the the banks are arms of state policy. They loan because the local party official or regional party official tells them we need a new stadium. They are instruments of state policy. -James Chanos

I'm such a homebody. I don't party. I don't drink. That may be because I got it out all out of my system before I was 18. -Olivia Thirlby

Historically, the minority party in Congress votes against raising the debt limit, forcing the majority party to whip its members into casting politically painful votes in favor. -Peter Welch

Democrats can neither control nor predict whether our GOP counterparts are really ready to play chicken with the U.S. economy. But we can assure the American people that our party takes the nation's faith and credit seriously. -Peter Welch

You know when you throw a party, you think people will show up and no one will like each other. It's like that with music – parts of your musical psyche have never met other parts. You wonder if you should get them together. -Tom Waits

Well, I'm like most Americans, we don't vote by party, we both by the person because a person is bigger than the party, which is why sometimes the Democrats get in and sometimes the Republicans get in. -Gene Simmons

I want to be the candidate placed on the ballot by the people, not the party. -Andrew Cuomo

So I am, in fact, very optimistic about the future of my federal party. -Dalton McGuinty

The Conservative party, the modern Conservative party, is on the side of people who want to work hard and get on. -George Osborne

When I was in office the fundraising was done by the party treasurers. -John Major

If I take pictures at a party, I never get bored. -Jean Pigozzi

The LPGA is basically corporate America's dinner party, and they can invite whomever they want. They're not ready for people getting up and making declarations. The bottom line is corporate America is pretty homophobic. -Hollis Stacy

I think the Republican Party should be a pro-life party. I am pro-life. I do not apologize for that. On the flip side of that coin, the Republican Party has been big enough to allow pro-choice advocates to be heard. -J. C. Watts

For longer than I've been involved in the political process, the Republican establishment has claimed to want to provide an alternative for the black community, yet party elite refuse to show up for the game. -J. C. Watts

Interventions are really emotionally exhausting and I would never ever want to have one. In the same way, I would never want to have a surprise birthday party. That would be horrible. -Margaret Cho

I have considered voting Conservative because I am so against the Labour party. -Vivienne Westwood

The right-wing of the Republican party isn't so much a political agenda as a plea for help. -Larry Flynt

What people should understand is that I adore the Labour party. -Tony Blair

People know where I stand in the Labour party and what I believe in. -Tony Blair

I gave a funny speech at my wife's birthday party, and I'm thinking, 'Hey, I've still got it.' -Larry David

When we save the rain forest, the polar bear, and Al Gore, we should party so hard that Canada calls the cops on us for noise. -Paula Poundstone

Republicans: steely, rational, paternalistic, respectful of authority, easy to herd, the party of No. Democrats: sugary, emotional, idealistic, yearning for novelty, hard to marshal, the party of Oh Yeah, Baby, Make Mama Feel Good. -James Wolcott

I understand that one of the purposes of bipartisanship is to cram something difficult and necessary down the American people's gullets for which neither party has the fortitude to assume full responsibility. It's a way of turning a possible gangplank into a teeter-totter. -James Wolcott

In my second year in Los Angeles, when I was eighteen, I wasn't getting any bookings, so I stopped going out, stopped partying. It was a matter of getting to the work. I had to focus. -Ashley Greene

I was brought up in a way that when you're at a dinner party, you don't grab a chip unless it's been offered to everyone else. It's the manners of being brought up by English parents. -Hugh Jackman

If I go to a party I don't feel like I have to be in the centre. But I do find myself quite often being placed in that position. Even when I was younger at school, I would be asked to make a speech. I don't remember putting up my hand and all that often but I'd just find myself there. -Hugh Jackman

I'm lucky to have worked in theater all over the world, but there's something magical about Broadway. The audiences are smart, they're educated. They go in ready and they're up for it, they're up for the party. It's a whole different atmosphere. -Hugh Jackman

We live in a dancing matrix of viruses; they dart, rather like bees, from organism to organism, from plant to insect to mammal to me and back again, and into the sea, tugging along pieces of this genome, strings of genes from that, transplanting grafts of DNA, passing around heredity as though at a great party. -Lewis Thomas

Venezuelans have a deep democratic conviction. If the government hotheads ventured out to stir violence they would encounter the armed forces. I don't believe the armed forces respond to a political party. -Henrique Capriles Radonski

Beijing's Olympics were very grand – they were trying to throw a party for the world, but the hosts didn't enjoy it. The government didn't care about people's feelings because it was trying to create an image. -Ai Weiwei

One tradition I have with my friends is that when one of us gets married, we have a ton of fragrance oils and pretty bottles at the bachelorette party. Everyone puts a drop or two in a bottle for the bride and makes a wish, and the bride wears our creation on her wedding day. -Jennifer Aniston

Do I have my days when I've thrown a little pity party for myself? Absolutely. -Jennifer Aniston

Beyond just writing about falling in love and out of love and wanting to do certain things and going out and partying and all the things that I grew up writing about, I want to write about deeper things. -Joan Jett

An MC is somebody who can control the crowd. An MC is a master of ceremonies so not only can you say your rap, you can rock the party. -Ice T

As it is my good fortune to be American, I live in the only country that as a matter of policy is pro-Israel regardless of party allegiance; Democrats and Republicans equally unite behind the blue-and-white. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

The Tea Party movement is a wide and diverse group. It will hurt the Republican Party if some elements of the Tea Party decide to become third party advocates because it will split the conservative vote. -Karl Rove

I'm not the sort of writer who can walk into a party and take a look around, see who's sleeping with whom and go home and write a novel about society. It's not the way I work. -E. L. Doctorow

But, you know, I'm sorry, I think democracy requires participation. I mean, I don't want to proselytize but I do feel some sort of duty to participate in the process in some way other than just blindly getting behind a political party. -John Cusack

If you wanna give me an award, I'll take it. Just don't make me go to the party afterwards. -John Cusack

I enjoy horse riding, spending time with my dog 'Smurf,' and basically having a really good laugh partying and having fun! -Katie Price

No, and in fact I get a bit frustrated, because I'm actually quite good at one-liners, and I've had hundreds of them over the years, and they sink without trace, and I get very frustrated. Every party conference I really work on the speeches, and I always have two or three things I'm quite proud of, and no one ever remembers them. -Vince Cable

You can't win with some people. If you're not in government, you're criticised for being not serious. If you are in government, you're criticised for wanting power. That's the Labour party's line of attack, and it's a bit ridiculous. -Vince Cable

And humility in politics means accepting that one party doesn't have all the answers; recognising that working in partnership is progress not treachery. -Vince Cable

I do think voters are ready for a change in Olympia and after 28 years of one party rule, they are ready to put a new team on the field and bring a new approach to state government. -Rob McKenna

Any Democratic statement of core beliefs about the importance of families must include all our families, gay and straight. Our party has a long tradition of leading the charge on important questions of justice. -Jeanne Shaheen

In these difficult times, when tough decisions are required, the differences between Labour and the Tories are becoming much clearer. One party believes in intervention to reduce social and economic costs and the other believes in market forces and letting things take their course. -Lucy Powell

The Labour party has done more than any other to address gender inequalities, through legislation and other means, and to increase women's representation in politics, which has led to recent increases in the number of female politicians. -Lucy Powell

We in the Labour party owe it to the people we represent to make sure that we offer a choice at the next election between our Labour values and those of the Conservatives. -Lucy Powell

For us political activists and candidates, the morning after any election is a mix of emotions – the personal and the immediate, the culmination of your own recent campaigning efforts; and the fortunes of your party and the success or otherwise of what you stand for and believe in. -Lucy Powell

I wish that Iraq had not happened – and that we had not lost touch with so many of our natural supporters. But this should have provided an opportunity for the Liberal Democrats as a party. Yet their protest gains are now diminishing. -Lucy Powell

We in the Labour party know better than most that opposition is the easy part. What's more difficult is governing and setting out an agenda for government. -Lucy Powell

In an era when party fundraising is badly tainted, dinners are a really good way of raising cash for campaigning. Lots of people giving very small amounts of money through ticket sales and raffle prizes: yes, it's much harder work than big donations, but I think it's a more democratic and transparent way of fundraising. -Lucy Powell

Billboard called my solo album, 'Standing In The Spotlight,' a great party album and even said that my raps put the Beastie Boys to shame. -Dee Dee Ramone

I don't want foreign policy developed just by one party and ride roughshod over the other party. -Charles H. Percy

The Republican Party just isn't held in high repute in the black community. Under Bill Brock we were reaching out to broaden the base of the party. We have to go back to that. -Charles H. Percy

I am the 'change Britain' candidate. We can only change Britain through a united Labour Party and I am the unity candidate. I have got support from the Left and the Right of the party. -David Miliband

I deeply believe that if the Australian Labor Party, a party of which I have been a proud member for more than 30 years, is to have the best future for our nation, then it must change fundamentally its culture and to end the power of faceless men. Australia must be governed by the people, not by the factions. -Kevin Rudd

I did once shatter a chandelier. I was singing with my college choir in Wales. I was the soloist and I hit the high note and there was this massive bang and all this glass came down from the ceiling. I'd like that to be my party trick if I can perfect it. -Katherine Jenkins

If you've chosen someone to be in your bridal party, she should be a good enough friend that she does not want to upstage you. -Georgina Chapman

I think very poorly of United Russia. United Russia is the party of corruption, the party of crooks and thieves. -Alexei Navalny

There was a time when all I cared about was the next game, the next party, the next tee time. -Brett Favre

The Christians tried to separate themselves from the Jewish crowd so they wouldn't be the recipients of the persecution of the Romans. And the way they did it was to say, the Jews killed our hero too. And so Christians began to define themselves over against the orthodox party of the Jews as a way of surviving against the Roman onslaught. -John Shelby Spong

If I want to party, I'll party at my house. -Shia LaBeouf

I am not going to stop speaking out on behalf of policies that I think are right – regardless of ideology, party or political expediency. -Harold Ford, Jr.

I like the creativity of planning a party, or cooking and taking care of people, creating a memorable meal or event. -Martina McBride

I'm not somebody who no matter where I go there are paparazzi or any of that nonsense. But I have a little window into that world and I can enter it and dance around. I want to be the audience's ticket into the party. -Kathy Griffin

Pretty much everywhere I go, I'm pretty much thinking I'm going to be bounced. I am still the outsider who snuck into the party. I identify with the regular person, because that is who I am. -Kathy Griffin

I think that a good Left is a party that always thinks about the future and doesn't care much about our past sins. -Richard Rorty

My three best friends get me through everything: I need cute jeans, my kids are driving me crazy, I'm throwing a party, whatever. They keep me dialed in. -Gabrielle Reece

Mitt Romney's primary season embrace of the social and economic agenda of the more rabid elements of his party doomed him, especially the shrill immigration rhetoric and the harshly insensitive theory that no additional sacrifice or contribution should be sought from those at the top. -Eliot Spitzer

I consider a good dinner party at our house to be where people drink and eat more than they're meant to. My husband is a really fantastic cook. His mother is Italian and if you walk into our house, we assume you're starving. -Elizabeth Gilbert

What I'm trying to do is put back into rap music what's missing – which is the good part, the fun part, that party part. -Flavor Flav

I remember rap music. We used to party and dance off of it. Today it's all about a whole different angle… Rappers are going against each other, and it's more of a bragging, boasting thing. -Flavor Flav

I don't believe there is such a thing as a moderate Islamist party. The challenge with Islamists is that they seek to impose what they call Sharia on everybody, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. -Frank Gaffney

You should always leave the party 10 minutes before you actually do. -Gary Larson

Like my dad, I have a Christmas party most years. I like to celebrate and see as many people as possible. -Lauren Graham

Friends think your life is so glamorous, and it is. But there are times when, instead of going to a glamorous party, I would rather just come home from work, pop in a DVD and eat some microwave popcorn with a cutie on the sofa. -Carson Kressley

There is much to dislike about President Obama's approach to the financial crisis. But opposition, it seems, will have to come from somewhere other than conservatism. The party out of power is also a party out of touch. -Thomas Frank

Our compulsive hunger always to know first, speak first and decide first has only been amplified by the fact that we can now all participate instantly in a virtual version of a national cocktail-party conversation on Twitter, Facebook and blogs. -John Podhoretz

Vice presidents are at times tasked with issuing direct broadsides against enemies while the top guy stays above the fray. But never before has a vice president served as an attack dog against his own party's voters. -John Podhoretz

I'm really focused when I'm working out, so I don't really listen to music. I like to listen to music after, because it's like, 'Yeah! I finished! Let's party!' -Chanel Iman

The current leadership of the Labor party react to the idea that working-class students might study the subjects they studied with the same horror that the Earl of Grantham showed when a chauffeur wanted to marry his daughter. -Michael Gove

Labor, under their current leadership, want to be the Downtown Abbey party when it comes to educational opportunity. They think working class children should stick to the station in life they were born into – they should be happy to be recognized for being good with their hands and not presume to get above themselves. -Michael Gove

I want to continue to do a good job for my constituents, my party doesn't want me to resign. -Michel Martelly

It's a party that's being organized; it's not a protest. The carnival is not like it was a long time ago. Before it was do as you like, take to the streets. -Michel Martelly

I love bold, colorful party dresses because they don't need accessories. Just throw one on and you're done. -Cat Deeley

I love going out. I love partying. -Kit Harington

Practical gifts are another great way to be thoughtful, and they work for anything from birthdays to dinner-party gifts. -Phoebe Cates

I don't take a great deal of interest in party politics. Social politics interests me a great deal more. -Robert Carlyle

Our responsibility is to rally and lead the whole party and the Chinese people of all ethnic groups, take up this historic baton and continue working hard for the great renewal of the Chinese nation, so that we will stand rock firm in the family of nations and make fresh and greater contribution to mankind. -Xi Jinping

There is no real need for decorations when throwing a barbecue party – let the summer garden, in all its vibrant and luscious splendour, speak for itself. -Pippa Middleton

When hosting a party, move any clutter from the space where you're entertaining. -Pippa Middleton

'Celebrate' is meant to be a guide to party planning and, as such, it has to cover the basics. If I were to write a cookery book, for instance, I would be compelled to say that, to make an omelette, you have to break at least one egg. Actually, that's not a bad idea. Or maybe I should write a sequel and call it 'Bottoms Up?' -Pippa Middleton

Like when I host a party. I hope my guests get along. But if not, how interesting! -Andy Cohen

I'll go out, but I leave early, before the shenanigans. I don't really do the Hollywood party thing. I'd rather watch sports or play videogames or work out or sleep, to be totally honest. -Cory Monteith

Life is a grand party. -Ezra Miller

Anyways, I am a nerd, bookworm, geek… whatever you want to call me. I'm the type of person that would rather sit down and read a good book than go out and party. -Jacqueline Emerson

But here is the single greatest thing about the 'Vanity Fair' party: There are uniformed In-N-Out Burger employees circulating the room with trays of cheeseburgers all night long. -Diablo Cody

Club culture is always going to be a reflection of youth culture, but I think we're maybe moving into a time when the club is a place where older people can go, too. And it's a place people go to connect to themselves, it's not always about the party. It's also about letting off steam and expressing yourself and connecting to other people. -Robyn

Quite frankly, having an uninformed populace works extremely well, particularly when you have a media that doesn't understand its responsibility and feels more like it's an arm of a political party. They can really take advantage of an uninformed populace. -Ben Carson

We will renew our party, to rebuild our land – and we will do it by being a better Labour, real Labour, Scottish Labour. -Johann Lamont

Living on a planet of fixed size requires compromise, and while we are the only party capable of negotiating, we are not the only party at the table. We've never claimed more, and we've never had less. -Jonathan Safran Foer

We do not owe allegiance to any candidate because they share our party or our color, but because they share our principles and our conscience. -Benjamin Todd Jealous

When I perform on stage, you have to remember my performance or buy another ticket to the party! In television and film, you can see it over and over again. -Giancarlo Esposito

Alabama – they were the masters of that. They could come out with 'Mountain Music' or 'Tennessee River' and then turn around and come out with 'Feels So Right.' Go out and have fun and be those guys that like to party, then turn around and make every woman in America want Randy Owen. -Jason Aldean

I'm not comfortable with getting a job by being at the right Hollywood party; I'm not a terribly sociable creature. -Mary-Louise Parker

Dancing – that's really what I do at parties. I dance and I hang out with friends. That's my partying. -Rebecca Black

Even when I was a kid, I had a good thing with kids. To this day, if I go to a birthday party with one of my kids, I swear to you, I am so much happier hanging out with my kids and their friends than talking to the grown-ups. -Shawn Levy

It doesn't matter if you have a D, or an I or an R after your name if you have a job – a J-O-B. It really matters to people that they have an opportunity to contribute to their economy in a very meaningful way, and this is outside party lines. So we believe that these are the solutions that America is craving. -Sher Valenzuela

And Republican women have always been the backbone of our party. We do the work, we are strong believers in conservative values. Having more of those voices in place at a state level is going to be a great improvement for us as a party. -Kerry Healey

It's hard to think of anything that is more socially beneficial than raising children well. It needs to be valued and respected, I believe by everyone in public life regardless of your political party. -Kerry Healey

I went to prom with my boyfriend, but after the dance he left me at a party all by myself. It was awful! -Crystal Reed

I'm part of the party, getting the crowd fired up, singing songs, pouring drinks, whatever it takes to get them to have a good time. When I walk into the meet-and-greet, someone's always going to have a story, a sad story or a happy story. -Dierks Bentley

I don't watch TV, I don't spend time on the Internet, and I don't party much. I don't text very much, either. -Esperanza Spalding

Sometimes I've been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character. -Marilyn Monroe

I love arranging my music, not in alphabetical order but by mood, creating playlists for when I have energy and want to work out or go-out party mixes and music to chill out to. -Natasha Bedingfield

Get your friends together, go to your local bookstore and have a book-buying party. -Roy Blount, Jr.

I've often stood silent at a party for hours listening to my movie idols turn into dull and little people. -Marilyn Monroe

A novel is a conversation starter, and if the author isn't there for the after-party, both the writer and the reader are missing a lot. -Maggie Stiefvater

I just want to have fun and party with everyone around the world. That's the only rule, to have fun. -Mayer Hawthorne

To me it's like, every time I'm a director, like today, you're the captain of the ship, so you better dress like it. You're the host of the party. -Mike Mills

I don't care what party you belong to or what your background is. If you believe we are headed in the wrong direction, and believe there needs to be a check and balance on the President and Congress, then join my campaign. -Tim Griffin

The Tonys are also kind of like a homegrown party. You know everybody. -Amy Ryan

Watergate enabled the Democrats to cut off all aid to South Vietnam and ensure American defeat in a war their party entered and had effectively lost, before Nixon salvaged a non-Communist South Vietnam while effecting a complete American withdrawal. -Conrad Black

I strongly believe that every American should always be rooting for our president to do well, no matter which political party that he or she might belong to. -Joe Manchin

Well, I think that it's clear that the Republican Party is a pro-life party. And we do value life. And we do believe that the unborn have a right to life. -Kay Bailey Hutchison

It pains me deeply to see members of my own party attempting to legislate women's health and contraception choices. -Linda Lingle

'Get a Job' is about all the rich kids we knew when we were younger, kids who never had jobs but always had money for partying or getting their hair done. -Beth Ditto

Memory training is not just for the sake of performing party tricks; it's about nurturing something profoundly and essentially human. -Joshua Foer

You have to respect your parents. They are giving you an at-bat. If you're an entrepreneur and go into the family business, you want to grow fast. Patience is important. But respect the other party… My dad and I pulled it off because we really respect each other. -Gary Vaynerchuk

A gun can be dangerous. But a gun can protect you, you can hunt for food with it – you know, the tool itself is a tool. The intention of the party using the tool is a part of the process, right? You know: the knife cuts the steak, stabs the person, saves somebody from danger, cuts somebody out of a car. -Peter Guber

Any time women come together with a collective intention, it's a powerful thing. Whether it's sitting down making a quilt, in a kitchen preparing a meal, in a club reading the same book, or around the table playing cards, or planning a birthday party, when women come together with a collective intention, magic happens. -Phylicia Rashad

More and more political analysts and weak-kneed politicians are advising the historically pro-life Republican Party to abandon its pro-life stance for political gain. My first response is that if you cannot trust a party on the value of defending human life, how can you trust it on issues like marginal tax rates? -Gary Bauer

People more than ever since I can remember are concerned about being out of step and out of line with their political party and won't cross over. There is nobody, man or woman, who wants to be left out, and people are fearful of that. People are fearful of their leadership as well. -Gary Ackerman

Music is great; it all depends on what mood you're in, what you want to listen to. If it's party time, you listen to, you know, party music, if you want to dance with somebody. But then again, if it's a slow dance, you need something slow. -Tom Jones

I've tried to maintain my independence in Congress. Sometimes that has meant opposing my own party leaders. -Collin C. Peterson

To be perfectly honest with you, I was partying a lot in school. I didn't have any good study habits from high school because I just kind of got by on being a jock. -Michael Biehn

I vote in every general election, but I'm not a party member or an ideologue. I've never told anyone who I've voted for. -Brian Lamb

I've never been a member of a political party, but people will superimpose on you what they want. -Brian Lamb

I've learned from being in the woods that titles don't mean much and that actions speak a lot louder than words – even in Congress. I always look for the people who want to act – people who want to run the river or climb the mountain – even if they're not members of my political party. -Mark Udall

I can't vote again ever, so political party is not a relevant thing for me. -Jack Abramoff

In New York, if you weigh under 200 pounds and decline so much as a cookie at a co-worker's party, women will flock to your side, assuring you of your appealing physique. This is how skittish we are about the dangers of anorexia and the pressures of body image. -Sloane Crosley

When Ke$ha tries to rap like L'Trimm, she sounds like any ordinary lonely teenage girl stuck in a nowhere town, singing along to her radio and dreaming of a party where she's the star. Ke$ha's greatness is that in her voice, you can hear both the loser girl and the star. All hail the Queen of Noi$e! -Rob Sheffield

Yeah, I've done Jim Breuer's radio show a couple times, and I heard from Larry the Cable Guy when I got 'Mike & Molly,' wishing me congratulations. I'm always the last one to the party, man. But that's okay. I got there. -Billy Gardell

Sometimes I don't want to stand around a room full of strangers, chitchatting about nothing, so I'll come late to a party – and leave early. Though now that I'm saying this in a magazine, I'll probably never be invited to another one. -Cheryl Hines

I do vote but I don't think that any political party represents my point of view. -Rupert Sheldrake

I'm not that conservative. I do feel – I guess I'm more of a Democrat at heart, although I've never affiliated myself with a particular party. -Kathy Bates

Pheu Thai has to find prominent party leaders that can solve the problems of the country now. If we can find those types of people, then we can win. There are many good people in Thailand but we have to recruit them. -Thaksin Shinawatra

The popularity of the party and Yingluck is getting more and more. -Thaksin Shinawatra

The party is a true art form in Sydney and people practise it a great deal. You can really get quite lost in it. -Baz Luhrmann

If you go to a party populated by the NPR crowd and you start talking about JonBenet Ramsey, people will look at you as if you had forgotten your pants. -Bill James

Now, national conventions are largely an excuse for companies and party leaders to throw parties for delegates to attend, to network and have a good time. -Bob Barr

One of the really positive things about minority government is that there is the necessity to broker policy positions. What happens is you get a hybrid of what a single party might do. And I don't think that is a bad thing. -Kathleen Wynne

I go out partying to figure out exactly who I'm making music for. You can't just guess. -will.i.am

Going to high school in rural Florida, we always partied down in the woods. Somebody – one of the rednecks – would leave class and mow a path out to a field, and we'd drive out there. Dude, every party I went to was lit by a bonfire. Acoustic guitar. -Miles Teller

I always had ambition. I always knew I was going to go to college. I could party and do that stuff, but I always got straight A's and a 4.0 and all that. -Miles Teller

Spare a thought for the poor introverts among us. In a world of party animals and glad-handers, they're the ones who stand by the punch bowl. In a world of mixers and pub crawls, they prefer to stay home with a book. Everywhere around them, cell phones ring and e-mails chime and they just want a little quiet. -Jeffrey Kluger

My first memory of the Rolling Stones is listening to 'Satisfaction' at a sixth-grade slumber party at a friend's house in Ankara, Turkey, where my family was living at the time. In the middle of our sleepover, my friend's dad stopped the record when he heard the words 'girlie action!' -Gayle King

America is the only major country that tries to ascertain who was the first applicant to invent the product or procedure. This may seem fair, but long proceedings to determine precisely when each party conceived an idea result mostly in keeping innovations from hitting the market. -Robert Pozen

I am passionate about music – and people think because I go to places where I can enjoy music I have to be partying. It isn't true. -Ronaldinho

Anytime I'm at a club or a party, I'm dancing from beginning to end. -Agnes Bruckner

I mean, look, we're living in a country where you can't have a non-denominational response. If you're slightly critical of either party, all of the partisans jump on you like you're a lunatic. -Junot Diaz

The Syrian army is tired of corruption. It is tired of party nepotism. It is becoming very angry with those it blames for the war. -Robert Fisk

We want to convey that the modern-day GOP looks like the conservative party that stands on principles. But we want to apply them to urban-suburban hip-hop settings. We need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets. -Michael Steele

We are a grassroots party. We always have been. That's been the strength of the GOP. -Michael Steele

Hikes in the debt ceiling – without any political demands from the opposition party – had been routine until President Obama took office. -Juan Williams

The power of the silent filibuster to distort Senate politics is now accepted on Capitol Hill and by the press as normal and not worth mentioning. Let me be the skunk at this political garden party and say this stinks. Representative government was not designed to work this way by the Founding Fathers. -Juan Williams

You can give your Social Security check to any organization, public or private, or to individuals. You can donate it to your favorite political party. You can give the funds to a student scholarship – for your grandchildren, for example – or to somebody who has a medical need. Or you can invest your government check in free enterprise. -Mark Skousen

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

I was proud to be a Tory Member of Parliament for twelve years, proud to represent Buckingham as a Tory, proud to have voted with my party 99% of the time as the record shows. -John Bercow

It is quite wrong for party conferences to be used as an excuse for the Commons not to sit. Conferences could be held at weekends. -John Bercow

The prime minister's job is to captain his team, his party and his government. -John Bercow

The moment I was introduced to my wife, Emma, at a party I thought, here she is – and 20 minutes later I told her she ought to marry me. She thought I was as mad as a rat. She wouldn't even give me her telephone number – and she wrote in her diary: 'A funny little man asked me to marry him.' -Julian Fellowes

I have many different sides; I can be the life and soul of the party – or a wallflower. -Naomie Harris

For me, the Congress party is now my life, the people of India are my life, and I will fight for the people of India and for this party. -Rahul Gandhi

The Congress is a power-oriented party. -Sharad Pawar

The Australian public are very fair and they are always prepared to give the leader of a major political party a fair go. -Tony Abbott

If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don't just stick there scowling at the problem. But don't make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people's words will pour in where your lost words should be. -Hilary Mantel

I would have been a disaster as a career politician. I would never have toed a party line. -Hilary Mantel

And when the time is right, I hope that African Americans will again look to the party of emancipation, civil liberty, and individual freedom. -Rand Paul

What gets lost is that the Republican Party has always been the party of civil rights and voting rights. -Rand Paul

I am what they call a chubby-skinny guy. I appear to be normal and have the look of an in-shape man, but if we were to go to a pool party I would go with my shirt on. -Adam Pally

Weezer's 'El Scorcho.' I'm in a '90s cover band called 'Straight 2 Video' with members of the crew from 'The Vampire Diaries,' and we played this song at our wrap party. I grin from ear to ear every time I scream this song in my car. -Candice Accola

The party lines don't change, that's what makes them a party and you'd be a fool to think that just because there's a black man in there it's not gonna change the real foundation of the system. Especially when you look at his largest contributor to his campaign, AIG, one of the culprits in the economic meltdown itself. -Lupe Fiasco

Gossip is when you have a malice of intent or mindless, third-party conversation to someone about someone, something you haven't said to that someone. -Iyanla Vanzant

I've never been to a dinner party where everyone at the dinner table didn't say something funny. -Lorrie Moore

In Cuba, taking into account the long fight for our independence and sovereignty, we will defend the one-party system in the face of the games, demagogy and the marketing of politics. -Raul Castro

In Cuba we have one party, but in the U.S. there is very little difference. Both parties are an expression of the ruling class. -Raul Castro

My own view is that if you filled every member of the parliamentary Labour party with a truth drug and lashed them to a polygraph lie detector, very, very few of them would support foundation hospitals. -Frank Dobson

There are as many attitudes to cooking as there are people cooking, of course, but I do think that cooking guys tend – I am a guilty party here – to take, or get, undue credit for domestic virtue, when in truth cooking is the most painless and, in its ways, ostentatious of the domestic chores. -Adam Gopnik

A man came up to me at a party and asked if I wanted to be in his video game. I of course said yes. And then it turned out it was 'Assassin's Creed', so that was great. They let me ad lib a lot and mess about and be very snarky indeed, and I'm thrilled by the success of all their hard work. -Danny Wallace

I can't imagine not reporting. It's such a habit of mind for me, I do it even in my social life. If I'm nervous at a party, I just start interviewing people. -Lorraine Adams

If George W. Bush is the kind of person folks might like to have a beer with, John McCain is the guy you pray you don't get seated next to at a dinner party. -Ellen Malcolm

When the blood of thousands of Americans is shed, the impact lingers. For a generation after the Civil War, the Republican injunction to 'vote as you shot' kept the party dominant for decades; from 1868 to 1912, only one Democrat – Grover Cleveland – won the White House. -Jeff Greenfield

A music director cannot and should not be chosen on the basis of a first date. It is not so difficult to make a good impression with a single appearance, usually containing some of a conductor's party pieces, works they have performed successfully many times before. -Leonard Slatkin

Is Tony Blair of the Labour party? The answer to that is profoundly 'yes', but that is not how, sentimentally, he is regarded in the Labour movement generally. -Neil Kinnock

The Tory party is like a rugby union match in which all 30 players are wearing the same strip. They're not sure who they are grabbing round the knees, but they're having a lot of fun doing it. -Simon Hoggart

These days when you say 'videogame', people think of immersive games that take over your life and require three thumbs to control. My goal is to create games that almost retreat into the background. I'm interested in bringing them back to their role as a social facilitator, the way party games help people to interact. -Nolan Bushnell

Young adults love to play games and they're thirsty for social interaction, but a lot of bar and restaurant experiences are quite unsatisfactory on the social level. What young people need is a place that has the feel of an unhosted party where they find themselves interacting with like-minded strangers. -Nolan Bushnell

Jimmy Kimmel still comes across like a guy who crashed a party and got caught at it, yet adamantly refuses to leave. -Tom Shales

Bush the Elder's stature as president grows with every passing year. He was the finest foreign policy president I've ever covered and a man who defied his party on tax increases while imposing budget restrictions on the Democrats. -Joe Klein

I have worked for three decades as a staunch advocate of building a 'big tent' party that includes both pro-choice and pro-life Republicans. -Olympia Snowe

Mayors of New York have been elected not because of their party label, but because of their philosophy and their approach overall, and that has been since time immemoriam in New York, that people are not party-oriented in New York. -Joe Lhota

Anytime you get nine people together, whether it's at a party or it's in the conference room of the Supreme Court, you do have to maintain some order, or it does kind of degenerate into squabbling pretty quickly. -John Roberts

Having parents who were hard working, blue collar, and staunchly independent, neither political party's positioning really impressed me. -Kurt Bills

I always start my discussions with the Tea Party groups with telling them, 'you know I have only three words for you: God. Bless. You.' Because the Tea Party's bringing the Republican party back to a more conservative base. -Richard Mourdock

Roy Blunt is another white guy in a suit, and I think the public wants change. There's a good old boys' network out there that's hard to penetrate… and it's not always in the best interest of the party or for conservative principles. -Sarah Steelman

I became a Conservative in the late 1980s because I could see that the Conservative party had transformed Britain's economy and our standing in the world compared to Labour in the 1980s. -Andrew Lansley

There are many ways of encouraging people to make life better other than joining a political party. Politics with a small 'p' isn't just about darkened committee rooms, endless meetings – it is about giving people the right to make decisions about our lives. -John Reid

I can remember every outfit I wore to every party going back to 1983. -James St. James

I could never be a member of a single party. I want the best of all worlds, thank you. -John Lydon

I was brought up and raised in Britain as a Labour man, and that quickly changed. And I find there are more working-class people in the Conservative Party than the Labour party. -John Lydon

I don't view Twitter as a promotional tool but as a really, really, really cool cocktail party. -Kurt Busiek

In a war, no matter the outcome of a certain skirmish or battle, the winner is the party whose attitudes, behaviors and preoccupations come to dominate the postwar landscape. By this measure, the outcome of the gender wars, if wars they were, is clear: women won. -Marcus Buckingham

I've always been melancholic. At a party, everyone would be looking at the glittering chandeliers and I'd be looking at the waitress's cracked shoes. -Marian Keyes

I'd rather dig a ditch than go to a dinner party with people I don't know. -Marian Keyes

My father had inklings of my cultural aspirations. He would take me to the library, things like that. But he wasn't one of those dads who had read George Orwell and was a member of the Communist party. We had no books at home. -Gary Kemp

I find my characters and stories in many varied places; sometimes they pop out of newspaper articles, obscure historical texts, lively dinner party conversations and some even crawl out of the dusty remote recesses of my imagination. -Lynn Nottage

I had a lot of friends who were boys. I played ball with them, but we didn't date. They didn't ask me that much because I wasn't cute enough or because I didn't drink or party. -Sheri L. Dew

I saw Farrah Fawcett originally when she and her boyfriend, Lee Majors, came over to my house for a birthday party that I was having for my ex-wife, Leigh Taylor-Young. -Ryan O'Neal

In a democracy, you don't need anyone's permission to form a new political party, publish a politically charged article, or organize a 'tea party.' And in open markets, individuals are free to buy and invest as they see fit. -Gary Hamel

I'm not a DJ, I don't know how to scratch and I don't know how to mix, but I do know how to party. One of my jobs is actually to travel the world and party. -Amber Rose

One of my favorite – well, my favorite, favorite, absolute favorite event to go to is Alfre Woodard has a party that I call the blacktress party. It's, like, black actresses that either have been nominated for an Oscar or should have been, and it sort of is just a night where we all get in a room and we get to celebrate each other. -Gabourey Sidibe

I once threw myself a surprise party on Twitter because I was lonely. It was awesome. Thousands of people showed up and then Wil Wheaton and I made a bunch of monkey-ponies. It was the most successful surprise party I've ever thrown in my life. It was also the only surprise party I've ever thrown in my whole life. -Jenny Lawson

Take Hispanic voters. They favor Democrats because they like the party's programs, from health care reform to government spending on education. It's not because the Republicans don't have a big enough Office of Hispanic Outreach. -Gail Collins

I used to like John McCain, too, but I must admit that was because he was bucking his party to do things I agreed with. I would not have had that reaction if, say, Bernie Sanders decided to rebel out of principle and support privatizing Social Security. -Gail Collins

If you're in your early 20s and you're hanging out with a bunch of other people in their early 20s, nobody has a sense of the kinds of problems that real 'workers' run into every day. They're running into a completely different set of problems like 'What's the party going on right now that I should be going to?' -Aaron Levie

I like the idea of separation of services. ISPs provide a pipe. Other vendors provide security. Other vendors provide email. When one party controls all the services, it's a 'synergy' for the company, but rarely for the consumer. -David Ulevitch

Electoral politics was always an objective of the Black Panther party, so Barack Obama is a part of what we dreamed and struggled and died for. -Bobby Seale

Every party is the same, too many people, too little food, and you have to wait around. I'm extremely bored with parties. -Marina Abramovic

I used to have a recurring dream where I was at a party in a country house, surrounded by the same people each evening. Everyone would be singing and dancing and after a while I came to know the people; though, of course, they never really existed. -Marina Abramovic

I actually never thought that Barack Obama was anything but a typical Democratic party politician, which to me meant that he was probably in bed with Wall Street. -Matt Taibbi

When push comes to shove, we all should know most Americans want the same things, but just disagree on how to get there, which is why it should be okay to not panic if the other party wins. -Matt Taibbi

The party in power almost always unapologetically engages in deficit spending, while the other party argues passionately against the evils of debt and deficits. -Matt Taibbi

Criminal justice, as it pertains to the Goldmans and Morgan Stanleys of the world, is not adversarial combat, with cops and crooks duking it out in interrogation rooms and courthouses. Instead, it's a cocktail party between friends and colleagues who from month to month and year to year are constantly switching sides and trading hats. -Matt Taibbi

You don't see me in the clubs unless I'm throwing a party for Fashion Week. -Kimora Lee Simmons

I'm far from being reclusive. I have 30- or 40-year friendships that I prefer to meeting new people. I go to an occasional party, but just because I don't go to a lot of events, and I'm not out in public all the time doesn't mean I'm anti-social or a recluse. -Kirk Kerkorian

Campaign finance and ethics reform only works if it curtails all special interest groups equally and does not carve out any exceptions to benefit one party or another. 'Pay to play' reform was passed to limit the influence of big spending contractors over the public officials from whom they are trying to obtain work. -Thomas Kean, Jr.

A 'Magik' session is a journey through different stages of emotions and the 'Search for Sunrise' is more chilling music for when you come home after a party or when you are just about to go to one. -Tiesto

Trance is a very emotional and uplifting form of dance music. It appeals to many people in this way having such a strong connection with emotions. It makes people happy and ready to party. -Tiesto

Milton took vaudeville, which, if you look up 'vaudeville' in the dictionary, right alongside of it, it says 'Milton Berle' – and he made it just a tremendous party. -Alan King

A party full of 'likeable' people doesn't bear contemplating. -Will Self

You may have gathered that I am not the most cheerful of revellers – some characterise me as the death and soullessness of any party but it wasn't always so, believe me. -Will Self

I'm not in a party. I am a party. -Kid President

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