Just because you have a choice, it doesn't mean that any of them has to be right.
— The Dodecahedron, The Phantom Tollbooth
"And now lets turn to a columnist who believes that simply presenting Both Sides of a story is no substitute for proper, discriminating journalism... And with the opposite point of view we have Stuart Kinsey, who opposes rape, bedwetting, and dreaming about your own mother naked."
"I reject the idea there are just two sides. I think that with the amount of ideas and thoughts there are, it's not even going to be consistent with the same person. People can hold liberal and conservative dogma points at the same time. They're not living their lives via platforms. They're living their lives. The whole thing is an awfully tired construct."
"Everybody's so busy wanting to be down with the gang. 'I'm conservative', 'I'm liberal', 'I'm conservative'. Bullshit! Be a fucking person! Lis-ten! Let it swirl around your head. Then form your opinion. No normal, decent person is one thing, okay? I've got some shit I'm conservative about, I've got some shit I'm liberal about. Crime, I'm conservative. Prostitution, I'm liberal!"
— Chris Rock, Never Scared
"There are ideas in this film. The most pointed is Vís belief: 'People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.' I am not sure V has it right; surely in the ideal state governments and their people should exist happily together. Fear in either direction must lead to violence."