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America’s corporate and political elites now form a regime of their own and they’re privatizing democracy. All the benefits – the tax cuts, policies and rewards flow in one direction: up.

Bill Moyers

As a student I learned from wonderful teachers and ever since then I’ve thought everyone is a teacher.

Bill Moyers

Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.

Bill Moyers

Democracy belongs to those who exercise it.

Bill Moyers

Democracy may not prove in the long run to be as efficient as other forms of government, but it has one saving grace: it allows us to know and say that it isn’t.

Bill Moyers

For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington.

Bill Moyers

Hyperbole was to Lyndon Johnson what oxygen is to life.

Bill Moyers

I own and operate a ferocious ego.

Bill Moyers

I work for him despite his faults and he lets me work for him despite my deficiencies.

Bill Moyers

Ideas are great arrows, but there has to be a bow. And politics is the bow of idealism.

Bill Moyers

Our very lives depend on the ethics of strangers, and most of us are always strangers to other people.

Bill Moyers

Secrecy is the freedom tyrants dream of.

Bill Moyers

The printed page conveys information and commitment, and requires active involvement. Television conveys emotion and experience, and it’s very limited in what it can do logically. It’s an existential experience – there and then gone.

Bill Moyers

There are honest journalists like there are honest politicians – they stay bought.

Bill Moyers

This is the first time in my 32 years in public broadcasting that PBS has ordered up programs for ideological instead of journalistic reasons.

Bill Moyers

War, except in self-defense, is a failure of moral imagination.

Bill Moyers

We don’t care really about children as a society and television reflects that indifference to children as human beings.

Bill Moyers

We see more and more of our Presidents and know less and less about what they do.

Bill Moyers

What’s right and good doesn’t come naturally. You have to stand up and fight for it – as if the cause depends on you, because it does.

Bill Moyers

When I learn something new – and it happens every day – I feel a little more at home in this universe, a little more comfortable in the nest.

Bill Moyers

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