"You know, I started my career in politics in 1967. I'm not new to this. I did not just fall off the Christmas tree. I understand the world is complex. I know that there are people out there who want to hurt other people."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Dennis Kucinich on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Dennis Kucinich on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Dennis Kucinich on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Dennis Kucinich on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Dennis Kucinich on Joseph Stalin
"Anyone who really studies Catholicism deeply is aware of the mystical nature of our faith. Even references to Christ's mystical body has connections to that principle."
"Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health care. I'm not selling insurance."
"I believe health care is a civil right."
"I have worked to expand the health care debate beyond the current for-profit system, to include a public option and an amendment to free the states to pursue single payer."
"In the past week it has become clear that the vote on the final healthcare bill will be very close. I take this vote with the utmost seriousness. I am quite aware of the historic fight that has lasted the better part of the last century to bring America in line with other modern democracies in providing single payer health care."