Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky Quotes

Noam Chomsky

❝We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.❞

❝I was never aware of any other option but to question everything.❞

❝Education is a system of imposed ignorance.❞

❝For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit.❞

❝It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.❞

❝See, people with power understand exactly one thing: violence.❞

❝Do you train for passing tests or do you train for creative inquiry?❞

❝If we choose, we can live in a world of comforting illusion.❞

❝Science, as everyone knows, is responsible, moderate, unsentimental, and otherwise good.❞

❝It is important to bear in mind that political campaigns are designed by the same people who sell toothpaste and cars.❞

❝The more you can increase fear of drugs, crime, welfare mothers, immigrants and aliens, the more you control all of the people.❞

❝Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.❞

❝If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.❞

❝It's not radical Islam that worries the US -- it's independence❞

❝Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines that everybody else is saying,... [o]r else you say something which in fact is true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.❞

❝The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum...❞

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