"The tax issue is the most powerful issue in American politics going back to the Tea Party. People say, 'Oh, Grover Norquist has power.' No. Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform focus on the tax issue. The tax issue is a powerful issue."
"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."Grover Norquist on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Grover Norquist on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Grover Norquist on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Grover Norquist 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."Grover Norquist on Joseph Stalin
"Look, the center right coalition in American politics today is best understood as a coalition of groups and individuals that on the issue that brings them to politics what they want from the government is to be left alone."
"I read murder mysteries. I exercise 40 minutes a day. I watch videotapes while I exercise. I listen to audiotapes when I am in my car. And I try to stay in three different centuries."
"Democrats are people who raise your taxes and spend your money on weird stuff. They steal your guns, and they spit on your faith."
"My goal is to cut government in half in twenty-five years, to get it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub."
"Our goal is to shrink government to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub."