Top 105 Convention Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Convention Quotes from famous people such as Edmund Morgan, Karl Rove, Vivek Oberoi, Nathan Fillion, John Jay Hooker, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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Everybody knows that Alexander Hamilton was a founding father of the United States, a young father to be sure: only thirty at the time of the Constitutional Convention and just turned thirty-eight when he left behind his brilliant career as Secretary of the Treasury.
Edmund Morgan
Alinsky’s 1971 book, ‘Rules for Radicals,’ is a favorite of the Obamas. Michele Obama quoted it at the Democratic Convention. One Alinsky tactic is to ‘Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.’ That’s what the White House did in targeting Rush Limbaugh, Rick Santelli and Jim Cramer.
Karl Rove
It takes someone like Ram Gopal Varma to change the norms, bend the rules, shake convention, and come up with something like ‘Road.’
Vivek Oberoi
When I go to a sci-fi convention, oh God, it’s the closest thing to being a rock star I will ever know in this life. I want to be a rock star, don’t you? It’s a good thing to be, a rock star.
Nathan Fillion
A short exposure to the convention convinced me that the Internet may save the Democracy in that it is a way for the people, for the citizens, to have some direct influence on the government.
John Jay Hooker
The point is, the political reporters are the ones who no longer understand the ritual they are covering. They keep searching for political meanings in the tepid events when a convention is now essentially a human drama and only that.
William Greider
When a Cabinet Minister who is sacked for telling lies is re-appointed, in the face of every constitutional convention, only for the same man to be sacked again from the same Cabinet for the same offence by the same Prime Minister no wonder the public are cynical about politics.
William Hague
I only went to one Star Trek convention and that was in the late ’80s. I hadn’t gone to a convention before that. It was quite amusing, with the people dressed up and all of that.
Persis Khambatta
I always thought it’d be fun to go to a sci-fi convention, watch a bunch of Klingons walking around, all of that kind of stuff.
Michael Welch
This war no longer has anything to do with knightly conduct or with the agreements of the Geneva Convention.
Wilhelm Keitel
This is nothing negative about the other candidates. It’s just a recognition of the fact that Governor Romney has won more delegates. He’s the only person that really has a chance to take the winning number of delegates into the convention.
Ron Johnson
The first show I ever played was the International Pop Underground Convention in Olympia, Washington. It was girl night, and I was in Heavens To Betsy. I had just turned 18.
Corin Tucker
‘Love’ is so short of perfect rhymes that convention allows half-rhymes like ‘move.’ The alternative is a plague of doves, or a kind of poem in which the poet addresses his adored both as ‘love’ and as ‘guv’ – a perfectly decent solution once, but only once, in a while.
James Fenton
Nearly 60 years ago, the international community made a commitment to put an end to the crime of genocide by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
Alcee Hastings
Thou shalt free thyself from convention, from everyday morality.
Karen Horney
Sarah Vaughan is one of my greatest heroes. She personifies what an artist is all about, taking risks, daring to go beyond the boundaries of safety and convention. It takes courage to share your vulnerability.
Claron McFadden
We have seen too many arbitrary Strasbourg diktats based on the whims of European judges – from prisoner voting to blocking deportation of Abu Qatada – rather than a sober reading of the sensible list of core freedoms in the European Convention itself.
Dominic Raab
We should pass the U.N.’s Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism. At least it will clearly establish whom you view as a terrorist and whom you don’t. We need to delink terrorism from religion – to isolate terrorists who use this interchange of arguments between terrorism and religion.
Narendra Modi
You do not move forward by following convention. You celebrate those who are different, who are not burdened by ‘normality.’
Morten Tyldum
The bravest person I’ve ever met was a young boy going through massive amounts of treatment for a very rare, complex and unpleasant disease. I last saw him at a Discworld convention, where he chose to take part in a game as an assassin. He died not long afterwards, and I wish I had his fortitude and sense of style.
Terry Pratchett
For me, I think that, certainly, the fact that Las Vegas has a gambling aspect to it is far overshadowed by the entertainment value, if you will, family appeal, that you have, the convention appeal. So it does not have disfavor with me, in my opinion, relative to being an NFL city.
Jerry Jones
2004 was a great year for Boston! The Patriots won the Super Bowl! Boston hosted its first national political convention! And – the Red Sox won the World Series!
Thomas Menino