Michael Moore quotes

Born
April 23, 1954, Flint, Michigan, U.S.

Occupation
Documentary filmmaker.

Michael Moore is an American documentary filmmaker.

I think there are few things more patriotic than taking the time to make your country a better place.
– Michael Moore
No decisions should ever be made without asking the question, is this for the common good?
– Michael Moore
We like nonfiction, and we live in fictitious times.
– Michael Moore
There’s over a billion people on this planet that don’t have access to clean drinking water.
– Michael Moore
Capitalism means that a few people will do very well, and the rest will serve the few.
– Michael Moore
Many criminals believe what they say is true; they could pass a lie detector test.
– Michael Moore
I want Americans to realize that we are the owners of this country, and that one person can make a difference.
– Michael Moore
Capitalism is an evil, and you cannot regulate evil.
– 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
Hope for the best is what we do, right from the moment we’re born.
– 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
Every parent wants to do what’s best for their child. Whatever I can afford, I’m going to get my kid the best education I can get.
– Michael Moore
It’s a lot of hard work to do a weekly TV show. It’s certainly not fun.
– Michael Moore
It’s not surprising to me that in a country born of racial genocide, the issue of race is still an open wound on the American soul. We haven’t dealt with it.
– Michael Moore
How can there be inaccuracy in comedy?
– Michael Moore
There’s politics in all aspects of our daily lives.
– Michael Moore
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
A lot of political people, especially people on the left, have forgotten the importance of humor as an incredible weapon, and a vehicle through which to affect change.
– Michael Moore
I did a filmstrip on pollution in the Davison area as my Eagle Scout project and showed it around town. Businesses who were the polluters were mad at me.
– 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
If the Founding Fathers could have looked into a crystal ball and seen AK-47s and Glock semi-automatic pistols, I think they would say, you know, ‘That’s not really what we mean when we say bear arms.’
– Michael Moore
A government run by billionaires for billionaires is an affront to freedom and morality and humanity.
– Michael Moore
Greed has been with human beings forever. We have a number of things in our species that you would call ‘the dark side,’ and greed is one of them. If you don’t put certain structures in place or restrictions on those parts of our being that come from that dark place, then it gets out of control.
– Michael Moore
If we didn’t have Social Security, our seniors would live mostly in poverty. You’d have another 18 million people in poverty.
– Michael Moore
There’s no violence coming from the Occupy protesters.
– 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
The money to fund great things and innovations and programs is gone in our lifetime; it’s all gone to debt. So we won’t be able to solve global warming or have the transportation that we needed for the 21st century. We should be supporting people with great ideas, but it’s gone, and now it’s gotta be paid back with interest to banks in China.
– 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 an injustice when they see one taking place.
– 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
I have enormous respect for anyone who would offer to sacrifice their life to defend my right to live. Is there any greater gift one can give another?
– Michael Moore