"Politics and power is a realm of relative influence."
"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."Fareed Zakaria on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Fareed Zakaria on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Fareed Zakaria on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Fareed Zakaria 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."Fareed Zakaria on Joseph Stalin
"Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn't mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense - the idea that anyone can make it."
"The technological revolution at home makes it much easier for computers to do our work."
"America's growth historically has been fueled mostly by investment, education, productivity, innovation and immigration. The one thing that doesn't seem to have anything to do with America's growth rate is a brutal work schedule."
"I enjoy writing but I much prefer the experience of having written."
"Having your fiscal house in order and having a more manageable macro-economic future is going to be very useful in creating growth."