"There was a widespread indignation in the American media. They were saying, 'How can you make a movie during an election that's about politics? What are you doing? Are you trying to influence people's lives?' To which my response was, 'Well, I hope so.'"
"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."John Sayles on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."John Sayles on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."John Sayles on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."John Sayles 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."John Sayles on Joseph Stalin