"In many respects, the United States is a great country. Freedom of speech is protected more than in any other country. It is also a very free society."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Noam Chomsky on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Noam Chomsky on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Noam Chomsky on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Noam Chomsky on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Noam Chomsky on Winston Churchill
"I remember at the age of five travelling on a trolley car with my mother past a group of women on a picket line at a textile plant, seeing them being viciously beaten by security people. So that kind of thing stayed with me."
"If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long."
"Real popular culture is folk art - coalminers' songs and so forth."
"Education must provide the opportunities for self-fulfillment it can at best provide a rich and challenging environment for the individual to explore, in his own way."
"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."