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Michael Moore Twitter Quotes and Sayings

Some of the famous have been rounded up in this post.


These are some of Moore’s best quotes on Sports, Democracy, Events, People, America, Support, Troops, Capitalism, Art, Children, Choices, Books, etc.

But before we dive in, let’s tell you a bit about Michael Francis Moore.

He’s an American documentary filmmaker, author, and activist who was born on April 23, 1954.

The filmmaker won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for ‘Bowling for Columbine’ in 2002.


Some documentaries he has directed include War on Terror, Fahrenheit 9/11, and a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush.

Accordingly, Moore is an interesting personality whose quotes and about life, love, self-confidence, change, success, education, etc. should be paid close attention to.

So what are these sayings? Read on to find out!

The top include:

“Democracy is not a spectator sport, it’s a participatory event. If we don’t participate in it, it ceases to be a democracy.”
– Michael Moore


“I’m a millionaire, I’m a multi-millionaire. I’m filthy rich. You know why I’m a multi-millionaire? ‘Cause multi-millions like what I do.”
– Michael Moore

“I was a good little boy and a good student. I’ve never been arrested.”
– Michael Moore

“There’s a gullible side to the American people. They can be easily misled. Religion is the best device used to mislead them.”
– Michael Moore

“If I were a capitalist I would not give my employees health insurance with no deductible, which I do, including dental, and paid pregnancy leave. That’s not called capitalism, that’s called being a Christian and someone who believes in democracy so that everyone should get a fair slice of the pie.”
– Michael Moore

“I don’t support the troops, America, and neither do you.”
– Michael Moore


“One thing I learned as a journalist is that there is at least one disgruntled person in every workplace in America — and at least double that number with a conscience. Hard as they try, they simply can’t turn their heads away from injustice when they see one taking place.”
– Michael Moore

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“Librarians see themselves as the guardians of the First Amendment. You got a thousand Mother Joneses at the barricades! I the librarians, and I am grateful for them!”
– Michael Moore

“I respect the fact that people have worked hard all week and want to go to the movies on the weekend and be entertained.”
– Michael Moore

“Documentaries are a form of journalism.”
– Michael Moore


“I think there are few things more patriotic than taking the time to make your country a better place.”
– Michael Moore

“You can’t regulate child labor. You can’t regulate slavery. Some things are just wrong.”
– Michael Moore

“Yeah, I think of what I do as a work of journalism. It’s more like the op-ed page, though. These are my opinions. My point of view. The opinions are mine and I let you make up your own mind.”
– Michael Moore

“Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil. You have to eliminate it and replace it with something that is good for all people and that something is democracy.”
– Michael Moore

“Capitalism is against the things that we say we believe in – democracy, freedom of choice, fairness. It’s not about any of those things now. It’s about protecting the wealthy and legalizing greed.”
– Michael Moore


“Capitalism would have never let me be a filmmaker, living in Flint, Michigan with a high school education. I was going to have to make that happen myself.”
– Michael Moore

“The motivation for war is simple. The U.S. government started the war with Iraq in order to make it easy for U.S. corporations to do business in other countries. They intend to use cheap labor in those countries, which will make Americans rich.”
– Michael Moore

“I don’t ‘support the troops’ or any of those other hollow and hypocritical platitudes uttered by Republicans and frightened Democrats. Here’s what I do support: I support them coming home. I support them being treated well.”
– Michael Moore

“Here’s what I don’t think works: An economic system that was founded in the 16th century and another that was founded in the 19th century. I’m tired of this discussion of capitalism and socialism; we live in the 21st century; we need an economic system that has democracy as its underpinnings and an ethical code.”
– Michael Moore

“I did not like ‘The Hurt Locker.’ It’s a lazy way to make a movie, frankly. I could put you on the edge of your seat quite easily, and have you feel the tension for 2 hours, if every other scene practically is, ‘Should we cut the red wire or the green wire?’”
– Michael Moore


“Every night I watch the nightly news. It’s funded by the pharmaceutical companies. Virtually every ad is a drug ad. They get their say every night on the nightly news through advertising.”
– Michael Moore

“Because I have an opinion, I have become public enemy number one to the Fox News Channel and the right wing.”
– Michael Moore

“I don’t like to sit around whining about the corporate media, how they control everything, own everything. We already know that.”
– Michael Moore

“Everybody gets sick; everybody has had a problem with insurance or the prescription drugs they’re supposed to be taking or an elderly parent who needs care.”
– Michael Moore

“I think if people who are attacking me or against me, if they would just watch one of my films, they would – they may not agree with me politically on all the things I’m saying. But they will know at the end of the film that I this country and that I have a heart. And they’ll have a good laugh throughout the film.”
– Michael Moore


“I believe that when you provide information to people, they become less fearful and they will engage more in their democracy if they are empowered with information.”
– Michael Moore

“How could a guy sitting in a cave in Afghanistan, have… plotted so perfectly the hijacking of four planes and then guaranteed that three of them would end up precisely on their targets?”
– Michael Moore

“I don’t believe that the Bush Administration had something to do with September 11th. I do believe that there were a lot of warning signals, but I don’t think they were ignored on purpose – Bush just wanted to go to the ranch for a month.”
– Michael Moore

“I was one of the first 18-year-olds in the United States elected to public office right after 18-year-olds got the right to vote back in the early ’70s. I ran for the Board of Education.”
– Michael Moore

“I was kind of a strange child. My parents knew early on that something must have been wrong with me. I crawled backward until I was two, but had Kennedy’s inaugural address memorized by the time I was six.”
– Michael Moore


“I think as a filmmaker my first contribution would just be to make a good movie that people would love to see and leave the theatre charged, with a sense of excitement.”
– Michael Moore

“I still believe the lessons I learned when I was raised in a Roman Catholic household. Like, it’s harder for a rich man to get into Heaven than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.”
– Michael Moore

“I remember the first time I received a cassette tape of a band called The Clash. I became an instant fan of the Clash and then bought their albums after that and went to their concerts and gave them my money… but I first got it for free.”
– Michael Moore

“I personally hold Blair more responsible for this war than I do George Bush. The reason is, Blair knows better, Blair is not an idiot. What is he doing hanging around this guy?”
– Michael Moore

“I made ‘Bowling for Columbine’ in the hope the school shootings would stop and that we would address the issue of how easy it is to get a gun in the United States, and tragically, those school shootings continue.”
– Michael Moore


“I like BuzzFeed, and I understand the pressure that online reporters are under. But I think everyone agrees that, despite all the awesome kitten gifs, they’re still obligated to be skeptical of government officials and ask the right questions.”
– Michael Moore

“I have enormous respect for anyone who would offer to sacrifice their to defend my right to live. Is there any greater gift one can give another?”
– Michael Moore

“I had a newspaper in Flint, Michigan called the ‘Flint Voice,’ and so it was a, you know, underground, alternative newspaper that I edited and put out for about ten years.”
– Michael Moore

“I don’t even like DVDs. Honest to God, in my lifetime, I might have rented a dozen DVDs, literally gone into a video store and rented a dozen DVDs in my lifetime, because I don’t like to see movies that way. I like to see them on the big screen.”
– Michael Moore

“Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash.”
– Michael Moore


“Capitalism and democracy are the opposite of each other. Capitalism is a system that guarantees that a few are going to do very well, and everybody else is going to serve the few. Democracy means everybody has a seat at the table. Everybody.”
– Michael Moore

“Capitalism is an organized system to guarantee that greed becomes the primary force of our economic system and allows the few at the top to get very wealthy and has the rest of us riding around thinking we can be that way, too – if we just work hard enough, sell enough Tupperware and Amway products, we can get a pink Cadillac.”
– Michael Moore

“We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elects a fictitious president. We live in a time where we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons.”
– Michael Moore

“Occupy has to continue as a bold, in-your-face movement – occupying banks, corporate headquarters, board meetings, campuses and Wall Street itself. We need weekly – if not daily – nonviolent assaults right on Wall Street.”
– Michael Moore

“And realising that humour is the most powerful way to make a political statement and say the things that you want to say. And it’s not used enough, at least not in the U.S.”
– Michael Moore


“’Zero Dark Thirty’ is a disturbing, fantastically-made movie. It will make you hate torture.”
– Michael Moore

“You know we are flawed people, so if someone is going to make a movie about me, they don’t have to make it up. My real flaws are much funnier.”
– Michael Moore

“You do not have the right to take another human’s life, unless it’s in strict self-defense.”
– Michael Moore

“You can’t debate satire. Either you get it or you don’t.”
– Michael Moore

“WikiLeaks, God bless them, will save lives as a result of their actions.”
– Michael Moore


“When I make a film, I’m not doing it purely for political reasons. If I just wanted to do that, I’d run for office.”
– Michael Moore

“What I’m asking for is a new economic order. I don’t know how to construct that; I’m not an economist.”
– Michael Moore

“I think that there’s something in the American psyche, it’s almost this kind of right or privilege, this sense of entitlement, to resolve our conflicts with violence. There’s an arrogance to that concept if you think about it. To actually have to sit down and talk, to listen, to compromise, that’s hard work.”
– Michael Moore

“Back in the late ’90s, I put together a humorous newsmagazine program called ‘The Awful Truth’ for Bravo. We helped one guy get an organ transplant whose insurance company had refused to pay. I thought, if we could save a guy’s in a 10-minute segment on cable, what could we do if we devoted a whole movie to a whole bunch of people?”
– Michael Moore

“But I’m not a member of the Democratic Party. If you know anything about me, anybody who’s followed me, I’m the anti-Democrat. I have railed against the Democrats for a long time.”
– Michael Moore


“Back in the ’80s and ’90s, when GM was consistently posting giant profits, they were simultaneously firing tens of thousands of workers in my hometown of Flint and across Michigan.”
– Michael Moore

“Ask anyone on Social Security if their check comes on time every month. Like clockwork. And it comes through the so-called dilapidated U.S. mail. My dad’s check literally will come on the same day every month. The government has been quite good and efficient at creating a number of systems.”
– Michael Moore

“All of our political parties are bought and paid for by corporate America, Wall Street, and the wealthy interests. The Republican Party more so, but the Democrats take their share of the loot, too.”
– Michael Moore

“A newspaper is a public trust, and we will suffer as a society without them. It is not the Internet that has killed them. It is their own greed, it is their own stupidity, and it is capitalism that has taken our daily newspapers from us.”
– Michael Moore

“There’s not democracy in the workplace. I mean, through most of our daily lives, the idea of democracy is fairly nonexistent. And I think things work better when the people who have to work with whatever it is we’re working with have a say in how it’s working.”
– Michael Moore


Conclusion

A closer look at the above tells you a lot about him and his belief.

Take some amount of time and try to understand the true meanings behind his words.

 

 

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