Noam Chomsky Quotes

Noam Chomsky Quotes.

Descriptive grammar is an attempt to give an account of

Descriptive grammar is an attempt to give an account of what the current system is for either a society or an individual, whatever you happen to be studying.
Noam Chomsky
When Israel invaded Lebanon in 1982, the U.N. vetoed several resolutions right away, calling for an end to the fighting and so on, and that was a hideous invasion.
Noam Chomsky
The government of Israel doesn’t like the kinds of things I say, which puts them into the same category as every other government in the world.
Noam Chomsky
Concentration of wealth yields concentration of political power. And concentration of political power gives rise to legislation that increases and accelerates the cycle.
Noam Chomsky
I have known people who are working class or craftsmen, who happen to be more intellectual than professors.
Noam Chomsky
Undoubtedly, the U.S. harbors leading international terrorists, people described by the F.B.I. and the Justice Department as leading terrorists, like Orlando Bosch, now Posada Carriles, not to speak of those who actually implement state terrorism.
Noam Chomsky
Governments don’t control people like they used to.
Noam Chomsky
Israel is following policies which maximise its security threats… policies which choose expansion over security… policies which lead to their moral degradation, their isolation, their delegitimation, as they call it now, and very likely ultimate destruction. That’s not impossible.
Noam Chomsky
The doctrine that everything is fine as long as the population is quiet, that applies in the Middle East, applies in Central America, it applies in the United States.
Noam Chomsky
If you ask the CEO of some major corporation what he does, he will say, in all honesty, that he is slaving 20 hours a day to provide his customers with the best goods or services he can and creating the best possible working conditions for his employees.
Noam Chomsky
How people themselves perceive what they are doing is not a question that interests me.
Noam Chomsky
The principle that human nature, in its psychological aspects, is nothing more than a product of history and given social relations removes all barriers to coercion and manipulation by the powerful.
Noam Chomsky
I like the cold weather. It means you get work done.
Noam Chomsky
For many of the world’s conflicts, it is difficult even to conjure up a feasible settlement.
Noam Chomsky
Rational discussion is useful only when there is a significant base of shared assumptions.
Noam Chomsky
As a research tool, the internet is invaluable.
Noam Chomsky
The Occupy movement is – it was a big surprise.
Noam Chomsky