„All over the world, wherever there are capitalists, freedom of the press means freedom to buy up newspapers, to buy writers, to bribe, buy and fake “public opinion” for the benefit of the bourgeoisie.“
Collected Works, Vol. 32, pp. 504–9.
Source: Revolution!: Sayings of Vladimir Lenin
— Roy Hattersley British Labour Party politician, published author and journalist 1932
Quoted in Tom Bower, Maxwell: The Outsider (1988) ch.13
„[on buying a private island] Money doesn't buy you happiness, but it buys you a big enough yacht to sail right up to it.“
— Johnny Depp American actor, film producer, and musician 1963
„I never said money is freedom! I said money buys freedom. BUYS! What does that mean, money is freedom? This is ridiculous: Money is freedom. It means nothing. What do you think, that a dollar in a savings account is freedom? Maybe you have understood nothing I have said. You are trying to make me sound like an American average citizen.“
— Klaus Kinski German actor 1926 - 1991
„The public buys its opinions as it buys its meat, or takes in its milk, on the principle that it is cheaper to do this than to keep a cow. So it is, but the milk is more likely to be watered.“
— Samuel Butler novelist 1835 - 1902
The Note-Books of Samuel Butler (1912), Part XVII - Material for a Projected Sequel to Alps and Sanctuaries
„Frankly, despite my distaste of the press, I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers.“
— Luis Buñuel film director 1900 - 1983
Mon Dernier soupir (My Last Sigh, 1983)
Vol. II, Ch. XX, p. 449.
Das Kapital (Buch II) (1893)
„We think we have got freedom of the press. When one millionaire has ten newspapers and ten million people have no newspapers—that is not freedom of the press.“
— Anastas Mikoyan Russian revolutionary and Soviet statesman 1895 - 1978
Traveling With Mikoyan Quote By Quote (1959)
— Will Rogers American humorist and entertainer 1879 - 1935
As quoted in The Quotable Will Rogers (2006) by Joseph H. Carter
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— George Orwell English author and journalist 1903 - 1950
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
— Kyle Bass businessperson 1969
BBC HARDTalk interview, 15 November 2011.
— Karl Lagerfeld German fashion designer 1933 - 2019
— Rudyard Kipling English short-story writer, poet, and novelist 1865 - 1936
„But what it meant in politics a century later, and still means today, is the freedom to accumulate wealth without social or democratic responsibilities and license to buy the political system right out from everyone else.“
— Bill Moyers American journalist 1934
"For America's Sake" speech (12 December 2006), as quoted in Moyers on Democracy (2008), p. 17
Context: Reagan's story of freedom superficially alludes to the Founding Fathers, but its substance comes from the Gilded Age, devised by apologists for the robber barons. It is posed abstractly as the freedom of the individual from government control — a Jeffersonian ideal at the roots of our Bill of Rights, to be sure. But what it meant in politics a century later, and still means today, is the freedom to accumulate wealth without social or democratic responsibilities and license to buy the political system right out from everyone else.
— Vladimir Lenin Russian politician, led the October Revolution 1870 - 1924
„Complete freedom meant — no one knew. It was most readily defined in the negative: not this gap between the heaven promised in the new advertisements and the everyday satisfactions I can buy.“
— Greil Marcus American historian 1945
Lipstick Traces : A Secret History of the 20th Century (1989), pp. 147–148.
Context: Complete freedom meant — no one knew. It was most readily defined in the negative: not this gap between the heaven promised in the new advertisements and the everyday satisfactions I can buy. Not the sense that when I leave my work for my family, and bring my family to a Sunday in the park, my leisure feels like work. Not this mad conviction that I’m a stranger in my own home town, that at work I feel like a machine, that in the park I feel like an advertisement, that at home I feel like a tourist.
„Freedom of conscience, the existence of an informed public opinion, a system of education of a pluralist nature, freedom of the press, and access to other sources of information, all these are in very short supply in the socialist countries.“
— Andrei Sakharov Soviet nuclear physicist and human rights activist 1921 - 1989
Nobel Peace Prize Speech (1975)