Top 650 Social Quotes

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“My work is not directly about the social or political.”

― A. Balasubramaniam

“In 2007 I was at Facebook, and we looked at some of the social networks in Asia, and they were full of games.”

― Adam D’Angelo

“Women are the routers and amplifiers of the social web. And they are the rocket fuel of ecommerce.”

― Aileen Lee

“Especially when it comes to social and shopping, women rule the Internet.”

― Aileen Lee

“We all have a social responsibility and have to be mindful of what we do and say.”

― Aja Brown

“Directing is physically exciting because there’s a ticking clock, you’re working with people, it’s very social, it’s very enjoyable.”

― Alan Ball

“I think CSR, corporate social responsibility, is something that is becoming front and center.”

― Alan Patricof

“Given appropriate social conditions, decent, ordinary people can be led to do extraordinarily cruel things.”

― Albert Bandura

“The notion that employees and companies have a social contract with each other that goes beyond a paycheck has largely vanished in United States business.”

― Alex Berenson

“I’m very hands-on about social media. That’s my voice.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“What teenagers want most of all are social rewards, especially the respect of their peers.”

― Alison Gopnik

“Social media is the ultimate equalizer. It gives a voice and a platform to anyone willing to engage.”

― Amy Jo Martin

“I really use social media to keep up with what’s happening.”

― Ana Navarro

“All my books are adventures, but they also have a social viewpoint.”

― Anatoly Rybakov

“Genocide begins, however improbably, in the conviction that classes of biological distinction indisputably sanction social and political discrimination.”

― Andrea Dworkin

“My work has social implications, it functions in a social arena.”

― Andres Serrano

“I’m suggesting that we abolish the social function of prisons.”

― Angela Davis

“I’m interested in current affairs and social policy as a whole, but I don’t watch politics for sport.”

― Anna Chlumsky

“The world needs more social innovations.”

― Anne Wojcicki

“I’ve never been a social person.”

― Annie Lennox

“I’m a law-and-order guy. I mean, I confess I’m a social conservative, but it does not affect my views on cases.”

― Antonin Scalia

“The Obama campaign has adeptly used YouTube and social networks as a relatively thrifty way to do targeted messaging.”

― Ari Melber

“Large majorities of voters support taxing millionaires and protecting social security.”

― Ari Melber

“A people cannot exist if there is no social solidarity.”

― Ariel Sharon

“Another essential to a universal and durable peace is social justice.”

― Arthur Henderson

“When we talk about self-confrontations, we are speaking about moral issues rather than social issues.”

― Asghar Farhadi

“I by no means quit social media.”

― Ashley Wagner

“We all have to wear social masks in our daily lives to get by.”

― Ashton Sanders

“Outsiders tend to be the first to recognize the inadequacies of our social institutions. But, precisely because they are outsiders, they are usually in a poor position to fix them.”

― Atul Gawande

“I first got involved in theater in 1968, at the height of a social tumult. I was a poet.”

― August Wilson

“There’s a real existential anxiety at having to exist not just in a generalised social framework, but a capitalist social framework.”

― Autre Ne Veut

“I have been a policymaker proven in tackling some very complex social issues on the municipal level here in Boston.”

― Ayanna Pressley

“The social and industrial structure of America is founded upon an enlightened citizenship.”

― Bainbridge Colby

“Social media overwhelms me.”

― Banks

“I would love to see a march on Washington that says ‘Save our Social Security’.”

― Barbara Boxer

“Money talks. It starts rumors about careers and complicity and speaks of the tragedies and triumphs of our social lives.”

― Barbara Kruger

“It no longer counts as remarkable that Egyptians organized their uprising on social media.”

― Barton Gellman

“Social media is so huge.”

― Bayley

“A social worker named Cosette Rae, along with a therapist named Hilarie Cash, founded ‘ReSTART’ in what, until then, had been Rae’s house.”

― Ben Dolnick

“And in terms of entitlement reforms, we have to save them from themselves, because if we don’t reform social security and we don’t reform Medicare, they’re going to actually implode.”

― Ben Quayle

“The No. 1 challenge is getting people to understand that Pinterest isn’t a social network.”

― Ben Silbermann

“Amazingly, I think that a lot of times athletes are – are kind of in a position where other think they shouldn’t weigh in on certain social topics.”

― Benjamin Watson

“Athletes are in a position where others think they shouldn’t weigh in on certain social topics.”

― Benjamin Watson

“I think there’s a mystery about what a social movement is.”

― Bernadine Dohrn

“Social Security is a promise that we cannot and must not break.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Social Security has nothing to do with the deficit.”

― Bernie Sanders

“Alfred Nobel believed that social changes are brought about slowly, and sometimes by indirect means.”

― Bertha von Suttner

“I really utilize all of my social networking sites.”

― Bethany Mota

“Music is a social act.”

― Bill Callahan

“The national debate on Social Security has been cheapened by demagoguery on all sides.”

― Bill Delahunt

“The social entrepreneurs are governments’ best friends.”

― Bill Drayton

“I think there’s a misconception that I’m opposed to social media.”

― Bill Keller

“I wanted to use sports for social change.”

― Billie Jean King

“I don’t think there is a single social issue I haven’t spoken on.”

― Billy Graham

“The social element has really transformed the gaming experience.”

― Bobby Kotick

“I don’t go on social media.”

― Bobby Lashley

“Girls enjoy complex social interaction. Their verbal skills – and their delight in using them – develop earlier than boys’.”

― Brenda Laurel

“There’s going to be a lot of collaborative social experiences with Rift and Touch.”

― Brendan Iribe

“Social movements rarely succeed if they violate our gut sense of decency and moral proportion.”

― Bret Stephens

“I oppose the president’s plan to privatize Social Security.”

― Brian Higgins

“I’m not the biggest on social media.”

― Brooks Koepka

“The country has undergone a profound social upheaval, the greatest the proletariat has ever known.”

― C. L. R. James

“Technological discoveries are the spermatozoa of social change.”

― C. L. R. James

“My goal is to bridge the gap between social media and traditional media.”

― Cameron Dallas

“’Prom’ is a movie that follows a bunch of high-schoolers’ lives leading up to the prom, the climax of the movie. It focuses all their struggles and the social pressures that prom creates on their lives.”

― Cameron Monaghan

“My kids are really into social justice.”

― Carl Hart

“I fell in love with social work, and that was my undoing as a poet.”

― Carl Rakosi

“I’ve always known I’ve wanted to build companies that have a social impact.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“I hope people from the social work profession do not encourage labelling.”

― Carrie Lam

“There is a social need within our lives as human beings to have harmony.”

― Cat Stevens

“A novel, even a social realist one, can’t simply be a comprehensive rendering of what is. A novel requires a special angle or approach, whether in structure or language or theme, to justify itself.”

― Chang-Rae Lee

“The family was not only the social unit, but also the unit of government.”

― Charles Eastman

“I don’t like a lot of social programs either because it makes you non-productive.”

― Charles Evers

“Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.”

― Charles Horton Cooley

“I suppose I was a little bit of what would be called today a nerd. I didn’t have girlfriends, and really I wasn’t a very social boy.”

― Charles Kuralt

“I’m not any kind of social reformer.”

― Charles Kuralt

“Social enterprise is an effective solution for social problems.”

― Chey Tae-won

“I’m not involved on any social media; it’s really not my style.”

― Chris Carter

“A lot of people have put their lives online and are using MySpace to manage their social lives.”

― Chris DeWolfe

“Many of us get our news from social networks, blogs, and daily aggregators.”

― Chris Hughes

“The day Trump got elected, I got off social media.”

― Chris Zylka

“The shoe is very much an X-ray of social comportment.”

― Christian Louboutin

“Our social mores no longer conform to a world where nice girls wear skirts that don’t cling.”

― Christina Binkley

“I went to college, and I didn’t want to be in a sorority, so I started working in restaurants. In my mind, that was my social outlet.”

― Christina Tosi

“Conservatives unwittingly side with the social forces that contribute to the destruction of traditional values.”

― Christopher Lasch

“We don’t see a lot of models for male social interaction. There’s sports and barn raisings.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I would like to have a more social life than I have.”

― Claire Tomalin

“Social media isn’t a one-way broadcast; it’s a multiway opportunity for dialogue.”

― Clara Shih

“The whole point of social media is continuity and continual engagement.”

― Clara Shih

“Lying increases the creative faculties, expands the ego, and lessens the frictions of social contacts.”

― Clare Boothe Luce

“How we put our collective talents to work is a social issue, not solely a personal one.”

― Clay Shirky

“Human beings are social creatures – not occasionally or by accident but always. Sociability is one of our lives as both cause and effect.”

― Clay Shirky

“It’s not rocket science. It’s social science.”

― Clement Mok

“I didn’t used to think about politics much, or social issues. I was a teenager, writing about girls.”

― Conor Oberst

“Sen. Udall can only talk about one thing: He’s a social issues warrior.”

― Cory Gardner

“Mark Udall wants to run a social issues campaign. He definitely wants to run as the social issues candidate.”

― Cory Gardner

“It’s a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult.”

― Craig Bruce

“I’m much more confident performing than I am in social situations.”

― Cressida Bonas

“BitCoin is actually an exploit against network complexity. Not financial networks, or computer networks, or social networks. Networks themselves.”

― Dan Kaminsky

“Our phones have created what I like to call SADD – Social Attention Deficit Disorder.”

― Dan Levy

“I’ve always written about social concerns. My first book was about Spanish Harlem.”

― Dan Wakefield

“You have to be very careful. If you over-commercialize a social mission, it completely loses its soul.”

― Daniel Lubetzky

“If you don’t have 30 years to devote to social policy, don’t get involved.”

― Daniel Patrick Moynihan

“I have a very normal social group that I really feed off of. They ground me. They’re super supportive.”

― Danielle Rose Russell

“Another man whose social life has ruined him.”

― Dashiell Hammett

“Before recording technology existed, you could not separate music from its social context.”

― David Byrne

“I am afraid I am totally hermetic to social games in general.”

― David Cage

“One notable feature is that English doesn’t have much of a system for expressing relative social status.”

― David Crystal

“I’m done. Done with social media. Done.”

― David Draiman

“We also have issue oriented storylines which are an examination of an issue, be it ethical or social.”

― David E. Kelley

“I’m basically a libertarian, and I’m a conservative on economic matters, and I’m a social liberal.”

― David H. Koch

“Wall Street sees a social fabric or social contract as inefficiencies, which need to be removed.”

― David Korten

“I don’t really have a social life.”

― David Mamet

“Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic social needs that were formerly the province of the public sector.”

― David Rockefeller

“Lists have always implied social order.”

― David Viscott

“Social satire has been around since people have been around.”

― David Walliams

“I want to protect and preserve social security and Medicare.”

― Dean Heller

“Social realism takes research.”

― Debra Granik

“Crime fiction is the fiction of social history. Societies get the crimes they deserve.”

― Denise Mina

“I’m obsessed with the idea of social TV.”

― Dennis Crowley

“I have no message or answers to social questions.”

― Dennis Farina

“Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away.”

― Derek Jarman

“I’m constantly cooking on social media.”

― Devon Windsor

“Among seniors, Social Security is the sole source of income for 26 percent of nonmarried women.”

― Diane Watson

“We ought to deal with Social Security in a separate conversation that is not part of deficit reduction.”

― Dick Durbin

“Social Security is the most important social program in America.”

― Dick Durbin

“What concerns me, is the general social tendency to enforce a level, above which nothing rises and stands out.”

― Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

“It’s really so depressing to be still listed in the Social Register after all the acting I’ve done.”

― Dina Merrill

“Living in a tower, however secure it may feel, is hardly a social attribute.”

― Dirk Bogarde

“I think social and moral disengagement is repugnant.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I’m a social justice supporter, but there is no social justice on a dead planet.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“I have social anxiety.”

― Dr. Dre

“I thought ‘The Social Network’ was fantastic.”

― Duncan Jones

“I don’t care about a social life.”

― Dweezil Zappa

“I have a private Instagram and an official one, so I’m not opposed to social media.”

― Dylan Penn

“The social system grows rigid but the productive forces continue to expand, and conflict ensues between the forces of production and the social conditions of production.”

― Earl Browder

“I have a social life. But I don’t discuss it.”

― Ed Koch

“They ought to be focused on saving healthcare. They ought to be focused on making sure we don’t privatize Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. That’s where the Democrats ought to be.”

― Ed Schultz

“I have no social agenda with my work. I’m deadpan about it.”

― Edward Ruscha

“I don’t do social media of any kind. If I did, I may as well join Scientology.”

― Edward Ruscha

“No two languages are ever sufficiently similar to be considered as representing the same social reality.”

― Edward Sapir

“In Austria, a rather authoritarian Catholic country, the role of the social admonisher traditionally fell to artists because there were no great political thinkers.”

― Elfriede Jelinek

“As a novelist, you write about social mores, but not everything can be explained.”

― Elif Batuman

“War was forced upon mankind in his original civil and social condition.”

― Elihu Root

“I don’t really go out partying, but I’m definitely a social butterfly.”

― Eliza Doolittle

“When religious leaders get involved in elections, it is usually with a reactionary social agenda.”

― Elizabeth Joan Smith

“We should stop having a conversation about cutting Social Security a little bit or a lot.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“Social media can be so damaging.”

― Ella Purnell

“Applause should be an emotional response to the music, rather than a regulated social duty.”

― Emanuel Ax

“Social Security is a covenant that should not be broken.”

― Emanuel Cleaver

“My social life is so important to me.”

― Emily Atack

“A major one which no one can overlook is technological and based on inventions and discoveries which have altered the whole basis of production and deeply affected social relations.”

― Emily Greene Balch

“I’m on Instagram more than any other social platform.”

― Emily Weiss

“One cannot be too extreme in dealing with social ills; the extreme thing is generally the true thing.”

― Emma Goldman

“I’m very outgoing and social.”

― Emma Roberts

“We have to shift the social model from a lot of formal protections toward loosening bottlenecks in the economy.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“Democratic states must have access to content exchanged between terrorists on social media and instant messaging.”

― Emmanuel Macron

“Utopianism is probably a necessary social device for generating the superhuman efforts without which no major revolution is achieved.”

― Eric Hobsbawm

“There is not much that even the most socially responsible scientists can do as individuals, or even as a group, about the social consequences of their activities.”

― Eric Hobsbawm

“To me, no one has fully cracked the code on social recruiting yet.”

― Eric Lefkofsky

“Much theoretical work, of course, focuses on existing economic institutions. The theorist wants to explain or forecast the economic or social outcomes that these institutions generate.”

― Eric Maskin

“As we ascend the social ladder, viciousness wears a thicker mask.”

― Erich Fromm

“Social media has made the web all about me, me, me.”

― Erik Qualman

“At different times I taught humanities, social sciences and pre-vocational education.”

― Estelle Morris

“I’m not into social media. I’m like from another century.”

― Eva Green

“Twitter isn’t a social network, it’s an information network.”

― Evan Williams

“I’m not a highly social person. I’m a highly productive person.”

― Evangeline Lilly

“Social media’s greatest assets – anonymity, ‘virality,’ interconnectedness – are also its main weaknesses.”

― Evgeny Morozov

“Literature does not exist in a vacuum. Writers as such have a definite social function exactly proportional to their ability as writers. This is their main use.”

― Ezra Pound

“It’s terrifying, social media. It terrifies me.”

― Faye Marsay

“Whitney wanted to eradicate the idea that in the case of a language we are dealing with a natural faculty; in fact, social institutions stand opposed to natural institutions.”

― Ferdinand de Saussure

“Bolsonaro is a tropical Trump. They have a very common agenda, a very regressive agenda, when it comes to civil rights, social rights, and environmental rights.”

― Fernando Haddad

“I don’t do well in social environments.”

― Finn Balor

“It is not business, it is not government – it is the social sector that may yet save the society.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“Man has been adjudged a social animal.”

― Frances Wright

“In order to consolidate the euro we need to harmonise our economic, fiscal and social policies, hence we are going toward greater integration.”

― Francois Fillon

“Although elephants are far more distantly related to us than the great apes, they seem to have evolved similar social and cognitive capacities.”

― Frans de Waal

“I’m in touch with the social networks and stuff.”

― Fred Durst

“Games are the most social of all things on the web.”

― Fred Wilson

“Foursquare’s adoption of a game dynamic when it launched is a particularly clever implementation of a social hook.”

― Fred Wilson

“Onstage, I am a devil. But I’m hardly a social reject.”

― Freddie Mercury

“All history has been a history of class struggles between dominated classes at various stages of social development.”

― Friedrich Engels

“But the general welfare must restrict and regulate the exertions of the individuals, as the individuals must derive a supply of their strength from social power.”

― Friedrich List

“I’m not on social media; I don’t watch TV. I’m really out of it.”

― Gaby Hoffmann

“The social arrangements that produce responsibility are arrangements that create coercion, of some sort.”

― Garrett Hardin

“It’s not 2038 that Social Security is bankrupt. It’s now.”

― Gary Johnson

“My fear is that people associate Rand Paul’s social conservatism with libertarianism, when it’s not.”

― Gary Johnson

“I have a condition called Aspergers Syndrome, which is like a mild form of autism It means I don’t interact properly in certain social situations.”

― Gary Numan

“Reality TV to me is the museum of social decay.”

― Gary Oldman

“People don’t want charities to usurp the state as the core provider of social services.”

― Geoff Mulgan

“In the West, the basic economic and social unit is the individual; in Africa, it is the extended family or the collective.”

― George Ayittey

“Generally, the realm in which black playwrights have been allowed to achieve success has been social realism or musicals.”

― George C. Wolfe

“Excessive literary production is a social offense.”

― George Eliot

“I have the conviction that excessive literary production is a social offence.”

― George Eliot

“In embracing change, entrepreneurs ensure social and economic stability.”

― George Gilder

“Literature is at once the cause and the effect of social progress.”

― George Henry Lewes

“Social psychology is especially interested in the effect which the social group has in the determination of the experience and conduct of the individual member.”

― George Herbert Mead

“Social psychology has, as a rule, dealt with various phases of social experience from the psychological standpoint of individual experience.”

― George Herbert Mead

“No very sharp line can be drawn between social psychology and individual psychology.”

― George Herbert Mead

“She poured a little social sewage into his ears.”

― George Meredith

“I am a social liberal.”

― George Osborne

“On social questions, national defense, economic issues, I’m a strong conservative.”

― George P. Bush

“The Princeton economist Alan Krueger has demonstrated that societies with higher levels of income inequality are societies with lower levels of social mobility.”

― George Packer

“I don’t believe in social equality, and they know it.”

― George Smathers

“I think there’s a lot of merit in an international economy and global markets, but they’re not sufficient because markets don’t look after social needs.”

― George Soros

“The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of maximum impact every event, every individual and social configuration; but the honing is uniform.”

― George Steiner

“Dogmatic ideological parties tend to splinter the political and social fabric of a nation.”

― George W. Romney

“No, the religion of Jesus is a social religion.”

― George Whitefield

“The social network will be the new production line.”

― Ginni Rometty

“Under the current pay-as-you-go Social Security system, not one person is actually guaranteed benefits.”

― Ginny Brown-Waite

“In fact, Social Security is the only source of income nationwide for 29 percent of unmarried elderly women.”

― Ginny Brown-Waite

“Work is valued by the social value of the worker.”

― Gloria Steinem

“I care about a lot of social issues, and I care about fashion.”

― Goapele

“I’m of the opinion that gender is a social construct.”

― Grace Chatto

“Social Security has been effective for 70 years; prior predictions of its demise have been totally overstated.”

― Grace Napolitano

“Almost half of all Latinas currently on Social Security rely exclusively on their benefit check in retirement.”

― Grace Napolitano

“It is, of course, the first recourse of every elitist to see social barbarism in others.”

― Graham Joyce

“In Los Angeles, the gang capital of the world, we have 1,100 gangs and 120,000 gang members so it is a daunting, complex social dilemma.”

― Greg Boyle

“Fandom is about fandom, it’s a great big social club.”

― Greg Egan

“Enthusiasm is a form of social courage.”

― Gretchen Rubin

“Social media allows me to pick my times for social interaction.”

― Guy Kawasaki

“A primary justification for a basic income is social justice.”

― Guy Standing

“Public social services, infrastructural policies, and so on are vital. But a basic income should be part of a package of reforms.”

― Guy Standing

“The path of social advancement is, and must be, strewn with broken friendships.”

― H. G. Wells

“We make interesting companies and real businesses. It’s not social networks for cats.”

― Harper Reed

“People’s access to social media should not permanently be restricted.”

― Hassan Rouhani

“Birth-control is effecting, and promising to effect, many functions in our social life.”

― Havelock Ellis

“Our printing press is the Internet. Our coffee houses are social networks.”

― Heather Brooke

“I deeply detest social distinction and snobbery, and in that lies my strong aversion to titular honours.”

― Helen Clark

“Nobody seriously believes in the social philosophies of the immediate past.”

― Herbert Read

“In the evolution of mankind there has always been a certain degree of social coherence.”

― Herbert Read

“And this thesis is somewhat connected with general social and political observations, because it establishes the fact that the number of consumers is considerably larger than the number of producers, a fact which exercises a not inconsiderable social and political pressure.”

― Hjalmar Schacht

“All businesses should have an element of social enterprise, and all social enterprises should not ignore the most important lessons from successful commercial businesses.”

― Holly Branson

“Science is performed by people, and it’s subject to all the various foibles that plague the rest of our social dynamics.”

― Hope Jahren

“A lot of people use collaborative technologies badly, then abandon them. They aren’t ‘plug-and-play.’ The invisible part is the social skill necessary to use them.”

― Howard Rheingold

“Social media is an advertisement for the superficial extroverted self.”

― Hozier

“The ‘Alliance for Progress’ was a political proposal to improve conditions. It was aimed at lowering the social difference between cultures.”

― Hugo Chavez

“I’ve always been torn between the pure and the social sciences.”

― Ian Goldin

“The end of secrecy would be the end of the novel – especially the English novel. The English novel requires social secrecy, personal secrecy.”

― Ian Mcewan

“I don’t do social media.”

― Ian McShane

“You have to be careful of social climbers. There are a lot of potholes out there.”

― Ian Ziering

“I prefer social politics to politics.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“Midwives not only save lives. They are also actors of social change.”

― Isabella Lovin

“I’m a social media addict.”

― Issa Rae

“The military is arguably the most significant social institution in our country.”

― J. D. Vance

“From the Marines, from Ohio State, from Yale, from other places, people have really stepped in and ensured that they filled that social capital gap that it was pretty obvious, apparently, that I had.”

― J. D. Vance

“My upbringing was so middle-class and repressed. It wasn’t until I was placed in Lunghua that I met anyone from any other social strata. When I did, I found them colossally vital.”

― J. G. Ballard

“Salesforce’s Chatter is what convinced me that the company understood what is going on in the enterprise; this was the biggest attraction for me. I saw that Salesforce understands social.”

― J.P. Rangaswami

“A lot of cats are not that social.”

― Jack Hanna

“It is time for the general fund to pay the Social Security fund back.”

― Jack Lew

“Media play a powerful role in establishing and perpetuating social norms.”

― Jackson Katz

“Today, 30-year-olds are becoming social entrepreneurs.”

― Jacqueline Novogratz

“We can’t continue with this social democracy here in Brazil.”

― Jair Bolsonaro

“White supremacy is not just a social arrangement: it is a race-based faith.”

― James A. Forbes

“I’m hardly a smartphone addict. I rarely look at social media.”

― James B. Stewart

“America owes most of its social prejudices to the exaggerated religious opinions of the different sects which were so instrumental in establishing the colonies.”

― James Fenimore Cooper

“In Socrates’ thought the two marks of individual self-consciousness appear; it is practical and it is social.”

― James Mark Baldwin

“No one was elected to Congress because he or she promised to cut Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.”

― James P. Hoffa

“There’s so much bullying, and there’s so much negativity on social media.”

― Jamie Chung

“Social advance depends as much upon the process through which it is secured as upon the result itself.”

― Jane Addams

“We can boost our immune systems by strengthening our social networks and decreasing stress.”

― Jane McGonigal

“To combat social awkwardness, I would just act like I couldn’t be bothered – that kind of aloof persona or aloof demeanor. It’s so off-putting.”

― Janeane Garofalo

“I get accused of being a social worker every now and then.”

― Janet Reno

“Social safety-net spending is an important form of public funding that helps offset disparities in family resources for children.”

― Janet Yellen

“Are deviations from full employment a social problem? Obviously.”

― Janet Yellen

“We’re uncomfortable about considering history as a science. It’s classified as a social science, which is considered not quite scientific.”

― Jared Diamond

“The main thing I don’t like about myself is an absurd level of self-consciousness that makes any sort of social encounter an ordeal for me.”

― Jarvis Cocker

“John Carpenter had a lot to do with putting social messages into genre movies.”

― Jason Blum

“Time is found in the calibration of the individual to the timing of a collective endeavour, the social grace that less clock-bound societies must practise.”

― Jay Griffiths

“Childish egocentrism is, in its essence, an inability to differentiate between the ego and the social environment.”

― Jean Piaget

“I acted on my core beliefs on social issues as governor.”

― Jeb Bush

“I am a social realist writer.”

― Jed Mercurio

“AOL invented social networking.”

― Jeff Bewkes

“We use social media as an adjunct to my total media/market outreach.”

― Jeffrey Gitomer

“What I’ve appreciated about the ‘Bond’ films is there’s always been a subtle social relevance to them. They’ve always commented on the times.”

― Jeffrey Wright

“I think my siblings sometimes have to defend me within their social circles – they are both barristers.”

― Jenny Eclair

“Social messaging has become the defining app of the smartphone era. Social payments has been a natural extension of this phenomenon – it’s going to be the locus of most communications activity.”

― Jeremy Allaire

“I’ve always wanted to be part of stories about social justice – urgent, meaningful, substantial dramas.”

― Jeremy Strong

“Comedians play off of social commentary.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“Where there is a sufficient social movement of self-reliant communities, there can be political change. There must be political change.”

― Jerry Brown

“Some of the greatest social reformers of our time were wealthy.”

― Jerry Rubin

“Lying is our stock-in-trade as social creatures.”

― Jesse Ball

“We’re social beings, and I need to know and remember where I came from.”

― Jidenna

“I don’t read social media.”

― Jill Ellis

“I’m an eccentric, silly, observational guy, but I’m not gonna frighten off social conservatives.”

― Jim Gaffigan

“The great thing about social movements is everybody gets to be a part of them.”

― Jim Wallis

“Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster.”

― Jim Wallis

“I’ve always been engaged in social protection programmes.”

― Jim Yong Kim

“I just kept making social mistakes in my career.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“There’s kind of this real social pressure to not argue about things.”

― Jimmy Wales

“Wikis and social networking are just tools.”

― Jimmy Wales

“There are 10-20 times more male comics than female comics; it’s something to do with the social structure of society.”

― Jo Brand

“I’ve never felt the constraints of social acceptability.”

― Joanna Lumley

“I have never felt the constraints of social acceptability.”

― Joanna Lumley

“When I think about writers who use fiction as social commentary and to raise social awareness but who are also very popular, I think of Dickens.”

― Jodi Picoult

“I don’t do social media.”

― Joe Gilgun

“Without social networks, you’re not the coolest thing on the Christmas list, and you’re not getting any bite.”

― Joe Green

“I’ve never been much given to little social cliques.”

― John Bercow

“I’m a Bill Clinton social Republican.”

― John Catsimatidis

“Our species likes being social.”

― John Cho

“If you’re going to get into social criticism with absurdity and satire, you can’t be politically correct when you do that.”

― John Cusack

“Social Security is not broke, and Social Security does not need to be privatized.”

― John Delaney

“In principle, every social situation involves strategic interaction among the participants.”

― John Harsanyi

“One might argue that proper understanding of any social situation would require game-theoretic analysis.”

― John Harsanyi

“The social and educational value of preschool is undisputed.”

― John Hickenlooper

“I’m fairly conservative on social issues, but not extremely conservative and not reactionary.”

― John Howard

“Evangelism without social work is deficient; social work without evangelism is impotent.”

― John Mott

“Foresight has been a distinguishing characteristic of all truly great political, religious, and social betterment leaders.”

― John Mott

“There’s a certain pattern that exists with geniuses – an eccentricity, a lack of social graces and an inability to really communicate with mere mortals.”

― John Noble

“Pop culture is a reflection of social change, not a cause of social change.”

― John Podhoretz

“Social Security is an extremely complicated program.”

― John Thune

“To guarantee the individual maximum freedom within a social frame of minimal laws ensures – if not happiness – its hopeful pursuit.”

― John Updike

“I get bullied a lot on social media, and it’s terrible.”

― JoJo Siwa

“Cocktails and food are social.”

― Jon Taffer

“Liberals are my friends, my colleagues, my social world.”

― Jonathan Haidt

“Economic issues are just as much moral issues as social issues.”

― Jonathan Haidt

“Most of our social nature is like that of other primates – we’re mostly out for ourselves.”

― Jonathan Haidt

“Zombies have always had a lot of built-in social commentary.”

― Jonathan Levine

“I wasn’t driven into medicine by a social conscience but by rampant curiosity.”

― Jonathan Miller

“Primarily I’m a social commentator rather than someone who’s out to get the belly laugh.”

― Jonathan Shapiro

“Social support is everything.”

― Jordan Knight

“I define ‘social thriller’ as thriller/horror movies where the ultimate villain is society.”

― Jordan Peele

“Social cohesion and inclusive growth are additional crucial perspectives to incorporate into public policies, targeting a renewed social contract that reduces inequalities and benefits the whole of society.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Uncertainty and fears of social decline and exclusion have reached the middle class in many societies.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“I can’t imagine myself outside any kind of social or political involvement.”

― Jose Saramago

“Prose is admittedly an art rooted in social intercourse, and a fiction writer is faster to find a common denominator with his cell mates than a poet is.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“To maximise global social welfare, policymakers should strongly encourage the diffusion of knowledge from developed to developing countries.”

― Joseph Stiglitz

“I love food. I love drink. I love that social thing.”

― Josh Holloway

“Of course, I saw ‘The Social Network,’ which is a beautiful film.”

― Joshua Michael Stern

“The America that clings to Confederate statues and flags, and that jealously guards the social privileges white Americans have long enjoyed, form the stalwarts of Trump’s base.”

― Joy Reid

“My exile was not only a physical one, motivated exclusively by political reasons; it was also a moral, social, ideological and sexual exile.”

― Juan Goytisolo

“I’ve never been one to tear the social fabric.”

― Judith Guest

“Hypocrisy is not generally a social sin, but a virtue.”

― Judith Martin

“I’m sure I’m one of those undiagnosed people with social anxiety.”

― Junot Diaz

“Social studies was my favorite subject. I remember I portrayed Walter Mondale in a mock debate in my sophomore social studies class.”

― Kane

“I was a social worker most of my life while raising my two boys.”

― Karamo Brown

“My background is in social work and psychotherapy.”

― Karamo Brown

“While working for Diplomat Records, I helped several artists with their online branding and social media. Once I left the label, I worked directly with artists and noticed many artists were overlooked and underrated if they weren’t in ‘XXL’ or ‘The Source.’”

― Karen Civil

“There’s always the tendency to transform the Church into an ethical agency, and of measuring the Church by the yardstick of social and cultural utility.”

― Karl Lehmann

“Social progress can be measured by the social position of the female sex.”

― Karl Marx

“Piecemeal social engineering resembles physical engineering in regarding the ends as beyond the province of technology.”

― Karl Popper

“I am social media savvy.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I wasn’t a social butterfly at all.”

― Kate Bosworth

“There is no quick technical fix for a social problem.”

― Kate Crawford

“Because of our social circumstances, male and female are really two cultures and their life experiences are utterly different.”

― Kate Millett

“Principles are a dangerous form of social dynamite.”

― Katharine Anthony

“Social distinctions concern themselves ultimately with whom you may and may not marry.”

― Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

“Our attention spans have been reduced by the immediate gratification provided by smartphones and social media.”

― Katherine Ryan

“When James Cameron brought me the script, which I developed with both Cameron and Jay Cocks, I wanted to make it a thriller, an action film, but with a conscience, and I found that it had elements of social realism.”

― Kathryn Bigelow

“I’m interested in social commentary.”

― Kathryn Bigelow

“It’s a social life, or time to read the comment section: I prefer social life.”

― Katya Zamolodchikova

“Confidentiality is an ancient and well-warranted social value.”

― Kay Redfield Jamison

“Fashion is fragile and fleeting. But it is also an indicator for the cultural and social appetites for a nation.”

― Kehinde Wiley

“Cults, or related social movements such as the Taliban in Afghanistan, result in massive military expenses.”

― Keith Henson

“Successful cult memes induce intense social interaction behaviour between cult members. This trips the attention detectors.”

― Keith Henson

“As users flock to Vine, Snapchat and, previously, Instagram, the social platforms are challenged to continue to be the primary provider of these services to the growing army of smartphone users.”

― Keith Teare

“Twitter was actually the holdout in what has turned out to be my total purge of social media.”

― Kelly Evans

“I don’t support getting rid of Social Security.”

― Ken Buck

“To me, it is clear that the Social Security program is constitutional.”

― Ken Buck

“I think it’s a combination of technical and social factors that leads to all the defects in deployed software.”

― Kent Beck

“Social Security has not contributed to the deficit problem.”

― Kent Conrad

“Certainly Social Security needs to be reformed.”

― Kent Conrad

“Outside of the family, education is the greatest determinant of social mobility.”

― Kevin McCarthy

“Both social engineering and technical attacks played a big part in what I was able to do. It was a hybrid. I used social engineering when it was appropriate, and exploited technical vulnerabilities when it was appropriate.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“Realtime ads are the perfect way for an advertiser to connect with users in a social environment.”

― Kimbal Musk

“I’m theatrically trained. Before Vine, before any of the social media, I was an actor. I was going to auditions; I was taking the classes.”

― King Bach

“We were a country band with a social conscience.”

― Kinky Friedman

“It’s social progress to just be you.”

― Kodie Shane

“The Supreme Court is not elected, and it is therefore not a proper arbiter of social policy.”

― Lamar S. Smith

“’The Wire’ really drew on a lot of real-life situations and real-life organizations – it created fiction to make a social statement about reality.”

― Lance Reddick

“The social network is the paradigm of the modern service application.”

― Larry Ellison

“Art indeed is a term referring to the social source and to the social utility of creative acts.”

― Laura Riding

“In fiction, we are not bound by social convention, so the things that mystify and unsettle are allowed to rise to the surface.”

― Laura van den Berg

“We on the left who are pro-European and Internationalist wish to unite the peoples under a social model.”

― Laurent Fabius

“I think women are excellent social critics.”

― Laurie Anderson

“The sharing of food is the basis of social life.”

― Laurie Colwin

“I have a good social life.”

― Leo Varadkar

“The human animal has evolved as a preeminently social animal.”

― Leon Kass

“Any startling piece of work has a subversive element in it, a delicious element often. Subversion is only disagreeable when it manifests in political or social activity.”

― Leonard Cohen

“I was considered the luckiest of all the female gypsies since I landed the job as social secretary to Ambassador and Mrs. David Bruce at the American Embassy.”

― Letitia Baldrige

“I get most of my news updates from electronic and social media.”

― LeVar Burton

“I like social media.”

― Lewis Capaldi

“Using social media can often be the fastest and easiest way to connect with online influencers because they are already established platforms for connecting with like-minded individuals.”

― Lewis Howes

“The market is the creator of social wealth and the wellspring of self-sustaining economic development.”

― Li Keqiang

“Giving triggers social cohesion. It’s also the basis for an economy not based on money.”

― Lily Cole

“The social scene at the Harvard I knew was outside the rules of literature. It was less poignant.”

― Lisa Brennan-Jobs

“I tried to find a social niche at Harvard – a group, my group – but I was unsuccessful.”

― Lisa Brennan-Jobs

“Those projects most successful on Kickstarter – those that receive funding completely and quickly – do so largely because the creator has a strong social network and invites people to be engaged.”

― Lisa Gansky

“Most of my friends are in the industry – photographers, models, stylists, and social media kids.”

― Lucky Blue Smith

“The U.S. Military is no place for social experiments.”

― Luther Strange

“One of the problems we’re facing is, in my view, that there are no globalized, youth-led, grassroots social movements advocating for democratic culture across Muslim-majority societies.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“Broader social concerns within Muslim communities, such as discrimination, integration or socio-economic disadvantages, should be treated distinctively and not as part of counterterrorism agenda, which has been counter-productive.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“There are no globalized, youth-led, grassroots social movements advocating for democratic culture across Muslim-majority societies. There is no equivalent of Al-Qaeda without the terrorism.”

― Maajid Nawaz

“While designed to visually seduce, Dune is not primarily a formal exercise but a social, ecological, cultural one.”

― Magnus Larsson

“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“There are no quick fixes to Indigenous poverty and social disaster.”

― Malcolm Fraser

“My neighbors aren’t millionaires. They’re retirees who depend on Social Security and Medicare.”

― Marco Rubio

“Fathers are biological necessities, but social accidents.”

― Margaret Mead

“The social relations which are the basis of the reproduction of the species are founded upon the continuous union of parents in marriage.”

― Maria Montessori

“The primary social contract between the people of the United States and their government – quaint though it might seem to even mention it at this point – is that ours is to be a government ‘of the people, by the people, for the people.’”

― Marianne Williamson

“Immigration has a huge cost on social programs, and it lowers salaries and drives up unemployment.”

― Marine Le Pen

“Will the social networking phenomenon lessen? I don’t think so.”

― Marissa Mayer

“Zynga made social gaming and play a worldwide phenomenon, and we remain the industry leader.”

― Mark Pincus

“There’s evidence of a social decline in direct proportion to technology and the industrialization of the motion picture industry.”

― Mark Rydell

“When red-haired people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn.”

― Mark Twain

“Our goal is to make it so there’s as little friction as possible to having a social experience.”

― Mark Zuckerberg

“Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.”

― Marquis de Sade

“A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.”

― Marshall McLuhan

“Postmodernism came nowhere close in quality to Modernism at its apogee, not least because that later style wholly lacked the social impetus that animated the designs most emblematic of the Modern Movement.”

― Martin Filler

“My first civil disobedience arrest for social justice was in 1986 for protesting the SDI.”

― Martin Sheen

“My family, my background… it just parallels really nicely with a lot of social and cultural movements.”

― Martine Syms

“At school, my favourite subject was social studies.”

― Mary Kom

“LOL is rarely OL, or even really L. A real out-loud laugh – not the forced social variety, which is closer to barking than laughing – is uncommon among adults.”

― Mary Roach

“It turns out that social networks drive a heck of a lot of traffic to blogs.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“Housing is a social issue: how we live and where we live.”

― Matthew Desmond

“My father belonged to a Jewish social club.”

― Maurice Sendak

“Social media, despite its reputation as the ultimate agent of self-promotion, actually feeds on self-loathing.”

― Meghan Daum

“I consider myself a progressive Republican. I am liberal on social issues.”

― Meghan McCain

“I am a believing and practising Muslim – but I am also a social democrat.”

― Mehdi Hasan

“At school, when it came to being social, I had no idea how to do it.”

― Melissa Benoist

“Writing with other people is absolutely delightful. It’s social, which a writer doesn’t usually get to do.”

― Mercedes Lackey

“Golf is social. It brings a lot of people together.”

― Mia Hamm

“I was a bit of a loner as a teenager. I never went to a single social event, because they terrified me.”

― Mia Wasikowska

“The accumulation of cultural capital – the acquisition of knowledge – is the key to social mobility.”

― Michael Gove

“If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.”

― Michael Harrington

“When designing a kitchen, always keep in mind the social aspect.”

― Michael Mina

“Delaware State began as a school bent on service – teaching education, social services and nursing.”

― Michael N. Castle

“When Delaware State University was founded in 1890, it was not by choice, but by social reality.”

― Michael N. Castle

“Human beings exercise responsibilities within a social setting and a framework of obligations which transcend the principle of intelligence.”

― Michael Polanyi

“In political and social analysis, we still have not cut off the head of the king.”

― Michel Foucault

“Mass incarceration is a massive system of racial and social control.”

― Michelle Alexander

“I was not raised with wealth or resources or any social standing to speak of.”

― Michelle Obama

“In May of 2010, I joined Kevin Systrom, my co-founder, and we created ‘Instagram’, a mobile social network that today has over 15 million users.”

― Mike Krieger

“We need to have the social investments by which to quote unquote distribute some of that wealth.”

― Mike Lowry

“For the progressive left, social activism grounded in faith and theology crested in the 1960s.”

― Mike McCurry

“Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations.”

― Mikhail Bakunin

“Gender injustice is a social impairment and therefore has to be corrected in social attitudes and behaviour.”

― Mohammad Hamid Ansari

“I think there’s really strong social stratification in South Asia.”

― Mohsin Hamid

“Kulanu is the only party actually championing social issues.”

― Moshe Kahlon

“The exploitation of distressed workers and the social disparities must not continue.”

― Moshe Kahlon

“Persian social manners are well known, and there is no other society that can compete with them.”

― Moshe Katsav

“I grew up in a country where the environment was very social justice-oriented.”

― Moshe Safdie

“I’m a social guy, I think.”

― Mousa Dembele

“I usually surface on social media only when there’s a film.”

― Nani

“Social networking is a big boon – I agree to it.”

― Neha Dhupia

“Social enterprise is at its most impactful when the goal is empowerment, not relief.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“Florence Nightingale. She is one of the most dynamic social entrepreneurs in history.”

― Neil Blumenthal

“Social networks are these intricate things of beauty, and they’re so elaborate and so complex and so ubiquitous that one has to ask what purpose they serve.”

― Nicholas A. Christakis

“Interior decoration partly thrives on being social.”

― Nicholas Haslam

“I think we in journalism were really late to social networks. We had a built-in network already in terms of our readers, and we didn’t capitalize on that.”

― Nicholas Kristof

“Social Security is at last on the nation’s front burner.”

― Nick Clooney

“Social networking inspires me a lot and how we are related and connected to each other.”

― Nicola Formichetti

“Debt is a social and ideological construct, not a simple economic fact.”

― Noam Chomsky

“For me making music is part social, part interaction, part collaboration.”

― Norah Jones

“Social media is simply a tool that facilitates actions.”

― Obiageli Ezekwesili

“Social criticism begins with grammar and the re-establishing of meanings.”

― Octavio Paz

“Social sharing of photos – landscapes, selfies, latte-foam art – can spark conversations and deeper engagements.”

― Om Malik

“Governments everywhere that are unable to guarantee equitable growth and social welfare have suffered a fatal decay of legitimacy.”

― Pankaj Mishra

“I’m aware of the urgency to give Italy a government in the fullness of its powers, to reassure the citizens, and to face with utmost commitment and determination international, economic and social priorities.”

― Paolo Gentiloni

“Social computing is doing what agile methodology is doing to our process – it’s breaking down our visibility.”

― Parker Harris

“What passes for political realism may make for lively academic debates. But it often functions, ironically, as a tool of social control, rendering us passive with an analysis that overwhelms and paralyzes us.”

― Parker Palmer

“The GOP used to be united on a traditionalist view of social and moral issues.”

― Pat Buchanan

“Retired Americans living on Social Security, exempt from taxes because their income is modest, are not the problem.”

― Pat Buchanan

“I’m not a libertarian in the sense that I think all these social programs should be abolished in any sense.”

― Pat Buchanan

“A modern health and social care system has to be completely focussed on the needs of its users.”

― Patricia Hewitt

“The reason I like Portland is the idea of going to a supermarket and knowing there’s no way to be recognized. L.A. is so social.”

― Patrick deWitt

“Parts of the world can be very hostile to differences, social or artistic.”

― Patrick Wang

“Humans are social beings, and we are happier, and better, when connected to others.”

― Paul Bloom

“Social Security is a social insurance program – it is not designed to be the same thing as a 401(k).”

― Paul Krugman

“I don’t ever try to make a serious social comment.”

― Paul McCartney

“For Unilever, investing in women is an imperative. The business and social cases for doing so are inextricably linked.”

― Paul Polman

“Physically robust infrastructure is not enough if it fails to foster a healthy community; ultimately, all infrastructure is social.”

― Pete Buttigieg

“I don’t get on stage and give a social diatribe. I am a performer and an entertainer.”

― Pete Wentz

“I get my news from selected Google News and my social feed.”

― Peter Diamandis

“The arts tend to be more liberal. There tends to be more social relevance in the arts.”

― Peter Guber

“Essentially we need a new social consensus for economic reform as New Labour has achieved in Britain.”

― Peter Mandelson

“If private-sector capital can be harnessed for social good, the potential to scale humanitarian solutions is vast.”

― Peter Maurer

“There is great potential for investments that are built around improving social, environmental, and economic conditions.”

― Peter Maurer

“Social Security faces a long-term actuarial deficit, yes.”

― Peter Orszag

“Dolphins are social mammals, capable of enjoying their lives. They form close bonds with other members of their group.”

― Peter Singer

“The social sciences were for all those who had not yet decided what to do with their lives, and for all those whose premature frustrations led them into the sterile alleys of confrontation.”

― Peter Ustinov

“Social media can be so addictive.”

― Peyton List

“Margaret Thatcher was pro-choice. She voted to decriminalize homosexuality. Was not profoundly religious. She was very liberal on social issues.”

― Phyllida Lloyd

“If I hadn’t been an actor, I probably would have been a social worker.”

― Pierce Brosnan

“Sport must be the heritage of all men and of all social classes.”

― Pierre de Coubertin

“The Bible is a study guide for social interaction.”

― Prince

“Everybody’s social life in Jordan revolves around family.”

― Queen Rania of Jordan

“There is no such condition as ‘schizophrenia’, but the label is a social fact and the social fact a political event.”

― R. D. Laing

“I’m a novelist, not a social scientist or a commentator.”

― Rachel Cusk

“The Internet foments outrageous behavior in part because it is a ‘gray area’ for social interactions.”

― Rachel Simmons

“Social networks didn’t exist when I started. Twitter and Facebook didn’t exist. It was all about MySpace when I first got in the game.”

― Raheem DeVaughn

“The gender thing doesn’t exist; it’s a social construct you don’t have to fit into.”

― Rain Dove

“There’s another important reason not to send the Dreamers packing: they are essential to preserving the social insurance programs on which older Americans rely.”

― Raja Krishnamoorthi

“We dream of nation-building. We cannot achieve this by fomenting social divisions.”

― Rajnath Singh

“Social peace requires reciprocity.”

― Ralph Peters

“The value of a dollar is social, as it is created by society.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Self-reform automatically brings about social reform.”

― Ramana Maharshi

“We’re very interested in helping individuals on the autism spectrum cope and learn about social interactions and regulating emotions.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“Let’s means-test benefits – let’s means-test Social Security and Medicare and make the rich pay more for these benefits.”

― Rand Paul

“There’s a great social component to being a writer, to being an artist.”

― Rebecca Makkai

“Hillary Clinton must have been as aware as anyone that by entering the presidential race she was kicking off a long-awaited social experiment.”

― Rebecca Traister

“It is essential that policy instruments be developed that would firmly establish democratization on the basis of social consensus and enable transformation on stable grounds.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“In this context, social consensus, and institutions that embody this consensus, must be made effective in order for democratization not to be abused as a provisional instrument to establish an anti-democratic regime.”

― Recep Tayyip Erdogan

“It’s true that Miitomo, at its core, aims to foster social engagement. That’s what it’s all about.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“We want the technology in our devices to enable a social experience.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“We brought augmented reality to the marketplace with Nintendo 3DS. We made it fun; we made it social.”

― Reggie Fils-Aime

“To anyone other than an adamant social conservative, Pence is shockingly unreasonable. But he is also shockingly hypocritical.”

― Richard Cohen

“We believe in a best-in-class vertical strategy, with PR at the center as its operating ethos of earned at the core, social by design.”

― Richard Edelman

“The media has to go local and go social.”

― Richard Edelman

“Evolutionary theory informs our understanding of some frankly inexcusable social behavior and renders it perfectly normal.”

― Richard K. Morgan

“Social conservatives say who drives the bus.”

― Richard Land

“Under the Bush plan, Social Security gets weaker, not stronger.”

― Richard Neal

“We can preserve Social Security benefits for generations of Americans without privatizing this important program.”

― Richard Neal

“We got to fight to protect Social Security.”

― Richard Ojeda

“Suburban sprawl leads to social atomisation and fragmentation and is environmentally disastrous, as carbon-intensive car journeys displace local shops and replace public transport.”

― Richard Rogers

“Economic issues are a subset of social justice. Social justice is unimaginable without economic justice. Isn’t that obvious?”

― Rick Perlstein

“No, there is no ‘need’ for me to do a social cinema.”

― Rishi Kapoor

“Social media is so influential now.”

― Rita Ora

“The Social Security disability fund is going belly up in 2016.”

― Rob Portman

“Joan organizes our social life, and on weekends I follow her around.”

― Robert B. Parker

“To be social is to be forgiving.”

― Robert Frost

“Children are sent to school to be civilized, to learn to be part of the social enterprise.”

― Robert Fulghum

“Sci-fi is just as much about social science as technology.”

― Robert J. Sawyer

“If freedom makes social progress possible, so social progress strengthens and enlarges freedom.”

― Robert Kennedy

“The family has a social function and so it should be sustained.”

― Rocco Buttiglione

“The left has chosen the courts as a major battlefield over social issues.”

― Rod Parsley

“I don’t have any social life or anything.”

― Rod Stewart

“I was writing ‘He Who Shapes’ when I was working for the Social Security Administration in Baltimore.”

― Roger Zelazny

“Washington treats Social Security like a Ponzi scheme.”

― Ron Johnson

“I graduated from Kellogg. I studied social enterprise.”

― Roshni Nadar

“I’m trying to bring social games into the zeitgeist.”

― Ross Butler

“The time has come to end social promotion in our schools.”

― Roy Barnes

“It is obvious, moreover, that the formation of price in capitalist society must differ from the formation of price in social conditions based upon the simple production of commodities.”

― Rudolf Hilferding

“I love the creativity and the social and political aspects of drag.”

― RuPaul

“I’m not equipped for the social media thing.”

― Ryan Eggold

“Virality, at its core, is asking someone to spend their social capital recommending or linking or posting about you for free.”

― Ryan Holiday

“LinkedIn and Flickr, among other sites, have already proven freemium can generate revenue in the social media context.”

― Ryan Holmes

“For an older generation of employees, social media often remains misunderstood and underutilized.”

― Ryan Holmes

“Social media marketers have already shown unusual savvy in executing campaigns in Brazil.”

― Ryan Holmes

“I’ve always been relatively reserved with my social encounters.”

― Ryan Kwanten

“One of my favorite things to cook is fondue. I’m Swiss. It’s a great social meal.”

― Ryan Seacrest

“I like Christianity. I’m a fan of Jesus and his whole philosophy but not the social teaching aspects of it, of course.”

― Sally Rooney

“My dad was a pretty social animal when he wasn’t working.”

― Sam Allardyce

“Virgin America flyers tend to be more likely to be using a mobile device and tapping social networks – even at 35,000 feet.”

― Sam Altman

“I have tremendous social anxiety.”

― Sam Esmail

“Retirement security is often compared to a three-legged stool supported by Social Security, employer-provided pension funds, and private savings.”

― Sander Levin

“If development is defined in social and economic terms while Hindutva is defined in cultural terms, it should be possible for the BJP to construct a political platform that is reassuring to a large majority of Indians and is respectful to the letter and spirit of the Constitution.”

― Sanjaya Baru

“I never sought to privatize Social Security.”

― Saxby Chambliss

“I don’t particularly have a wide social circle.”

― Scott Rudin

“With a lot of these social realist films, the first thing you do is drain the color.”

― Sean Baker

“My mom’s a social worker, and my dad works in non-profit organisations.”

― Seth Rogen

“Most people don’t realize turkeys are friendly, they’re social, they’re loyal, they have emotions.”

― Shannon Elizabeth

“Women have a better understanding of social issues, and better representation gives them an opportunity to address these issues.”

― Sharad Pawar

“All business must have a social license to operate.”

― Sharan Burrow

“With awareness and a social movement against extremism, we can prevent our children from becoming terrorists.”

― Sheikh Hasina

“We must unequivocally reject any cuts to Social Security or Medicare benefits.”

― Sheldon Whitehouse

“Machine Zone is redefining the face of social mobile MMO games.”

― Shervin Pishevar

“The SSN Institute will be expanded in areas such as liberal arts, social sciences, natural sciences, communications.”

― Shiv Nadar

“I am very bad at schmoozing, and I’m not overtly charming in social situations.”

― Shruti Haasan

“Shakespeare speaks for the human heart but Dickens speaks for the social man and for injustices.”

― Simon Callow

“Non-profits must become deeply engaged in the ways that their donor communities are using social technology.”

― Simon Mainwaring

“The Bible, for all its riches, is not a document of social history.”

― Simon Schama

“In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.”

― Simone Weil

“None of us is immune to suggestion. We are social beings and live in a social world.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“The entertainment industry has an effect on social consciousness.”

― Sonoya Mizuno

“I went through a phase where I wanted to be a writer… but it’s not social enough.”

― Sophie Kennedy Clark

“Boycotts have been a critical part of social justice in American history, particularly for African-Americans.”

― Stacey Abrams

“The theatre is a spiritual and social X-ray of its time.”

― Stella Adler

“Any society that starts forbidding certain words or expressions is a society you should be wary about, whether it’s the KGB or social consensus that enforces it.”

― Stellan Skarsgard

“Social and economic policies constructed around the male breadwinner model have always disadvantaged women.”

― Stephanie Coontz

“Social changes always involve trade-offs.”

― Stephanie Coontz

“Since I became a knitting humor writer, I seem to be understood a little better – at least for the purposes of social discourse.”

― Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

“Some habits of ineffectiveness are rooted in our social conditioning toward quick-fix, short-term thinking.”

― Stephen Covey

“Social Security is the greatest swindle of the poor ever.”

― Stephen Moore

“A lifetime single worker really gets a horrid deal from Social Security. The return on average is less than 0.5 percent. These workers would be nearly better off stuffing their payroll tax dollars under a mattress.”

― Stephen Moore

“David knew everyone because he’s such a social butterfly.”

― Stephen Stills

“What people will – or will not – laugh at is mainly determined by their social conditioning.”

― Steve Allen

“We hire people who are freaks. They don’t have social lives.”

― Steve Bannon

“All Americans have a sacred duty to guarantee Social Security benefits to our nation’s senior citizens.”

― Steve King

“There have been many socially conscious concept albums. I wanted to make a ‘social consciousness’ concept album disguised as a country record.”

― Sturgill Simpson

“Social Security is the very foundation of retirement security for millions of Americans.”

― Sue Kelly

“I am staunchly committed to ensuring the long-term solvency of Social Security and preserving full benefits for Americans who have spent their entire working lives contributing to this program.”

― Sue Kelly

“Our friendships are really the epicenter of our social world and emotional lives.”

― Susanna Fogel

“I’ve always been comfortable with my gayness, but I was intimidated by the social anxiety.”

― Syd

“Marriage is a social construct, but I still believe in it.”

― Talulah Riley

“I am, in general, favourable to activism and social movements and hostile to graft and corruption.”

― Tariq Ali

“Social Security is too vital to be lumped into backroom budget talks where the views of ordinary Americans risk going unheard.”

― Ted Deutch

“Social Security is fundamentally strong.”

― Ted Deutch

“There are libertarian conservatives, fiscal conservatives, and social conservatives. I feel conservative in terms of limited government, individual responsibility, self-sufficiency – that sort of thing.”

― Ted Olson

“It was Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez who benefited most from the World Social Forum’s enthusiasms.”

― Terry Glavin

“There’s a playwright named S.M. Berryman, Sam Berryman, who wrote these kinds of social comedies. They are actually extremely sharp and still quite provocative.”

― Terry Teachout

“The individual mirrors in his individuation the preordained social laws of exploitation, however mediated.”

― Theodor W. Adorno

“A public role endures for the literary high-command, as sages and seers, speaking out on social and political issues.”

― Tibor Fischer

“One of the issues of social networking silos is that they have the data and I don’t.”

― Tim Berners-Lee

“I think social issues are always part of a presidential campaign.”

― Tim Ryan

“Games have become a social phenomenon.”

― Tim Sweeney

“Social Security is a tax.”

― Todd Akin

“We may repeat the awful revolutionary history of the 20th century because of the vulnerability of social movements to demagoguery.”

― Todd Gitlin

“Social Security is a tax and an insurance program. It’s not a 401(k) program.”

― Todd Wilcox

“Social-impact partnerships address our moral responsibilities to ensure that social programs actually improve recipients’ lives, and to do so in a fiscally prudent manner.”

― Todd Young

“Social Security and Medicare represent promises made and we must keep these commitments.”

― Tom Coburn

“All comedy is really talking about social issues and things that are affecting our lives.”

― Tom Green

“We’re the party that has fought for Medicare. We’re the party that has fought for Social Security. The Republicans have tried to privatize Social Security and voucherize Medicare.”

― Tom Perez

“I cannot say that I write with any social objective. One writes because one loves writing, really.”

― Tom Stoppard

“Social democracy does not represent an ideal future; it does not even represent the ideal past.”

― Tony Judt

“I grew up in a world where the social democratic state was the norm, not the exception.”

― Tony Judt

“I tend to be sort of quiet and shy and awkward in social situations.”

― Tony Kushner

“In other words, Social Security is every bit as insecure as the stock market.”

― Tony Snow

“The real sin with Social Security is that it’s a long-term rip-off and a short-term scam.”

― Tony Snow

“Every clinical encounter is an opportunity to generate social capital. Even in situations where patient needs are complex or seemingly insurmountable, it is the empathy and goodwill which makes the difference.”

― Tony Tan

“We have developed our own approach towards rehabilitating people, involving psychological rehabilitation, social rehab within families and of our Religious Rehabilitation Group.”

― Tony Tan

“I’m very social. It’s just most of my friends are not actors.”

― Topher Grace

“I’m not a social retard, but I prefer to go unnoticed.”

― Tracy Pollan

“I was in the class they made ‘The Social Network’ about.”

― Trip Adler

“Social media for the majority of companies is not about helping customers or improving products.”

― Tucker Max

“My father was a psychiatrist and a social worker but he was a very talented painter and musician and writer on the side.”

― Tunde Adebimpe

“I think social media has amplified a lot of voices that maybe traditional media hasn’t perfectly portrayed.”

― Tyler Oakley

“We see bitcoin as potentially the greatest social network of all.”

― Tyler Winklevoss

“I come from a well-educated and cultured, middle-class Maharashtrian family and have been brought up with social awareness.”

― Urmila Matondkar

“I still have my original social security card signed when I was 13.”

― Vernon L. Smith

“Seniors are concerned about Medicare and Social Security. I advocated in Congress a separate and distinct lockbox fund for Social Security.”

― Virgil Goode

“The life expectancy is much longer today than it was when Social Security was created.”

― Virginia Foxx

“One poll shows that by 61 percent to 29 percent Americans under 40 say that Social Security needs to be fixed.”

― Virginia Foxx

“In an area where nothing was known, medicine had to draw on social lore.”

― Virginia Johnson

“I have a life of sacrifice. I don’t have a normal social life.”

― Vitor Belfort

“Crime is a product of social excess.”

― Vladimir Lenin

“There’s a blizzard of metrics that social sites and messaging sites put out there.”

― Walt Mossberg

“The social justice movement of the 21st century is economic development.”

― Wendell Pierce

“It gets to whether we’re a teacher-education model or a movement for social justice. I would say we’re about the latter.”

― Wendy Kopp

“I’m Cherokee, and there were times when social expansion was something that is needed by a cultural group or a national group.”

― Wes Studi

“If I could police every other social platform in the world, I would.”

― Whitney Wolfe Herd

“The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.”

― Wilhelm Reich

“I don’t have political agendas. I have social agendas.”


“As the render is to the building, and the blueprint to the machine, so sport is to social existence.”

― Will Self

“Language is a social art.”

― Willard Van Orman Quine

“There is only one social system that reflects the sovereignty of the individual: the free-market, or capitalist, system.”

― William E. Simon

“A man has as many social selves as there are individuals who recognize him.”

― William James

“Our lives our guided by that general conception of the course of things which has been created by society for social purposes.”

― William Kingdon Clifford

“If we have major geographic areas within our continent that have a tremendous lack of economic opportunity, we found that that is going to produce instability _ economic, political and social.”

― William Weld

“France has the least social mobility of any developed country. The social elevator no longer works. It’s broken.”

― Xavier Niel

“Social revolutions are never simple.”

― Yair Lapid

“It’s a coincidence that most of the films I have done are to do with social causes.”

― Yami Gautam

“I’m there on all the social networking sites, as it plays an important role.”

― Yami Gautam

“I’m double majoring in social studies – which is sociology, anthropology, economics, and philosophy – and African-American studies.”

― Yara Shahidi

“In the context of social media, reddit is more about the media than the personalities.”

― Yishan Wong

“Anonymous is not an organization. It is an idea, a zeitgeist, coupled with a set of social and technical practices.”

― Yochai Benkler

“I have invested in four social networks. More than any other. But that’s in Russia and Poland.”

― Yuri Milner

“I have invested in four social networks. More than any other.”

― Yuri Milner

“There is a significant momentum behind the social Internet. A wide range of public investors were very enthusiastic about that.”

― Yuri Milner

“Sharing is the essence of social media.”

― Zoe Sugg
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