100+ Best Communist Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational communist quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Communist Quotes

I am a Maoist sympathiser. I’m not a Maoist ideologue, because the communist movements in history have been just as destructive as capitalism. — Arundhati Roy

Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn’t matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state — Iain Banks

People will laugh at those figures. In Poland, people began laughing at communist authorities and this is when Solidarity won. We are getting there. — Alexander Milinkevich

I found a correlation between the spreading of democracy after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the rise in slavery. Now, as countries, former Communist countries, became so-called democratic, people started to be enslaved by their own countrymen. — Loretta Napoleoni

As everyone knows, after 1989 the Communist Party and the government used all the necessary means to appease the situation in China, — Hu Jintao

Tool of Communist agitators… it’s really a joke, isn’t it? Because, quite clearly, we are a party of real moderates. It just shows how little they understand. — Helen Suzman

Capitalism is at its liberating best in a non-capitalist environment. The crypto-businessman is the true revolutionary in a Communist country. — Eric Hoffer

Angela Merkel believes fiercely that Germany needs a freer, more individualistic society, and more market-oriented economy, precisely because she grew up in the very opposite — in the communist east. — Gerd Langguth

launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism. — Pat Robertson

We should refuse to allow this show, which promotes communist ideology, to come to a democratic country. — Huimin Wang

Forty-two years ago, I came to America from communist Cuba so I might have a better way of life, a freer way of life – a more democratic way of life. I wanted to live the American Dream where if you worked hard and put your mind to the task, anything was possible. — Mel Martinez

I ain’t a communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life. — Woody Guthrie

I have a high state of resentment for the conformity in this country. If you’re not married and having children, it’s like your life is empty or you’re a communist meanie. — Bill Maher

What my Republican colleagues often don’t understand is that labor is a human-rights issue. I have to remind them Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement brought down the Communist bloc. — Chris Smith

While the Chinese people, as a rule, are good people, my business dealings with Communist Chinese officials have left me disturbed and concerned about the rise of the Chinese Empire. — Robert Kiyosaki

There was a huge lack of freedom in communist regimes, but at least they had humanity at the center of their thinking. — Alexis Tsipras

Most people in this country believe that the American Communist Party and its dupes are the chief internal enemy of our economic system and our form of government. This is a serious mistake. — John T. Flynn

Life in a Chinese village is much more organised because the Chinese Communist Party has a presence even in the remotest Chinese village – a presence of the kind that no governmental or non-governmental organisation has in Indian villages. — Pankaj Mishra

I’m not a communist, just a media theorist. — Douglas Rushkoff

I was proud of my Soviet country, of wearing Young Pioneer uniform, bombarded by my mother’s Communist propaganda. — Roustam Tariko

There is no time and space limitation for public accountability on the Internet. Creative commonality is standard and does not resemble the authoritarian style of the dead communist experience. It seems that it is no longer society’s obligation to understand legislation; it is a duty for governments to be understood by their people. — Eduardo Paes

The Communist vision is the vision of man without God. — Whittaker Chambers

Philosophies such as Marxism-Leninism and Communism are entirely losing their attractiveness. With the gunshots in 1989, they have collapsed like soap bubbles. Being in this situation, the Chinese Communist Party is soliciting new concepts to unify the Chinese society. Nationalism or patriotism seems operable to fill the vacuum left by Marxism-Leninism and Mao’s Communism. — Yu Jie

Why is he going to Mongolia? … It is part of the mantra of Bush’s second term of promoting democracy. Mongolia is the only Asian communist country to go democratic and they have troops in Iraq. — Derek Mitchell

Political prodigies are rare in a nation that grooms top leaders through decades of Communist Party road-testing and pageantry. And because Chairman Mao’s cult of personality led the country into extremism, the Party spent the next three decades engineering its politicians to be as indistinguishable as possible. — Evan Osnos

The Communists automatically violated the daily practices of democracy to which I was accustomed. — Elia Kazan

And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted – steal, you know, lie, whatever. — Milos Forman

Joining the Communist Party has become increasingly popular among China’s younger generation. — Ouyang Song

Few people understand the magnitude of the catastrophe that happened late in the 1980s when the Communist Party had failed to modernize the Soviet Union. — Vladimir Putin

We have the highest incarceration rate of any country in the world. ‘America, land of liberty and freedom?’ You know, that’s baloney. More than 2 million Americans are behind bars now. Communist China has four times the population and they have 1.5 million people behind bars. — Gary Johnson

In Czechoslovakia in 1968, communist reformers appealed to democratic ideals that were deeply rooted in the country’s pre-second world war past. — Adam Michnik

He was a communist opportunist and became an opportunistic nationalist. His actions led to the deaths of over 300,000 people, four wars, the instability in Europe, creation of criminal gangs … he was never going to see daylight again and that was appropriate and now he’s gone. — Richard Holbrooke

I’m a Communist by day and a Catholic as soon as it gets dark. — Brendan Behan

By 1967, J. Edgar Hoover had concluded that the Black Panther Party had replaced the Communist Party as the gravest threat to national security. — Alexander Cockburn

I was an anti-communist before I was political in other ways. — Grover Norquist

At Guantanamo Bay, we could create a West Berlin, a free small city within the Communist nation that could trade freely with the U.S. and elect its own officials. — Elliott Abrams

Indeed, we Jews were at the leading edge of communist totalitarianism, one of the most murderous movements of the 20th century. — Barbara Amiel

People in power were brought up under the communist regime. All of this makes democracy weak and civil society still nascent. — Yevgeny Volk

When I was young I had a moment of believing in the Communist doctrine. I wanted to save the world through Communism. Quite soon I understood that it doesn’t work, but I’ve never pretended it didn’t happen to me. — Wislawa Szymborska

Ever since I took to the streets when I was 17 to protest at great personal risk against the communist dictatorship, I have been a passionate democrat. — Victor Ponta

It never occurred to me that we would have as grandiose a program as the Marshall Plan, but I felt that we had to do something to save Europe from economic disaster which would encourage the Communist takeover. — W. Averell Harriman

Of course, I grew up in Communist Romania, but I am happy to say that now our country is democratic, and prospering, since the revolution in 1989. — Nadia Comaneci

Don’t listen to what the Communists say, but look at what they do. — Nguyen Van Thieu

I can’t understand Karl Marx, so how can I be a Communist? — Charlie Chaplin

We have uncovered a plot by coup leaders, their civilian supporters and communist insurgents to take military and government officials hostage and force the President to step down and then install a transition government. — Gen. Hermogenes

Writing music and lyrics, you tend to become a control freak – sitting alone in your room with a bare light bulb over your head, writing communist manifestos. — Jason Robert Brown

Robin Hood Prince of Thieves is about a communist sympathizer in tights who, uh, takes people’s hard earned money and gives it to lazy people. — Hal Sparks

These attempts by the Russian state and religious leaders to suppress the right to protest are a throwback to the bad old days of czarist and communist totalitarianism. No amount of threats and intimidation by the mayor of Moscow, the Chief Mufti or the Chief Rabbi will halt the gay freedom struggle in Russia. — Peter Tatchell

Deng engineered the most dramatic economic transformation of the 20th century, maybe ever. He changed China from a moribund, communist economy to an expansive, bull, rapidly growing mixed economy, with Marxism and market elements both present there. And it’s a dramatic change. — Greg Mastel

Confucius would give his seat to an old woman. Communist cadres, on the other hand, took the best seats and called it a cultural revolution. — Gerald Vizenor

We are being left behind. The consumer’s sitting there going, I feel like I live in Communist Cuba I’m forced to take what they give me. — Bill Haynie

I am not a communist and neither is the revolutionary movement. — Fidel Castro

I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist. — George Bernard Shaw

Well, it was alleged that he was a member of the Communist Party. — Ethel Rosenberg

I believe that the Tibetans should have the right to control their own destinies and decide for themselves whether they want to be part of China or not. But this view isn’t shared by most Chinese, or even the leaders of most Western democracies. As long as the Communist Party is in power, there is little hope for Tibet. — Ma Jian

Only communist China could take away civil liberties and get away with it. — Laurie Garrett

When people are standing up for our present rotten system, they are being worse than Communists, it seems to me. — Dorothy Day

I started, you know, to work as a diplomat during the Soviet days, and in spite of ideology being very high on the Communist Party agenda, I can assure you that in practical terms, we have always been trying to be pragmatic. — Sergei Lavrov

The final conflict will be between the Communists and the ex-Communists. — Ignazio Silone

The world would be better off with multiple superpowers. When Communist USSR was a superpower, the world was better off. — Janeane Garofalo

What’s surprising is that the people who fought against torture here are the communists. — Jean-Marie Le Pen

Precisely on the basis of this victory the Communist Party of China proceeded to lead the Chinese people in winning the new-democratic revolution and founding the People’s Republic of China, which represents the greatest and most profound social transformation in China’s history, — Hu Jintao

In the early days of the Russian Revolution in 1917, I was completely in sympathy with it. I felt that it established a new era in the history of the modern world. I was so overwhelmed by it that, if people made any unfriendly comment, I would vigorously defend it. If people condemned the Communist party, I would speak in its defense. — Chiang Kai-shek

Pig power in America was infuriating, but pig power in the communist framework was awesome and unaccountable. — Eldridge Cleaver

I lived under the Nazis and under the Communists. — Gyorgy Ligeti

In my Gau, as far as I know, only Communists who had actually worked against the State were arrested. — Fritz Sauckel

Communists are great capitalists, so there is no threat anymore. — Lech Walesa

It is certainly true that the architects of Communist expansion are taking every possible measure to impose their dogmas upon the world. — Ali Khan

Unlike the Soviet Communist party, the Chinese Communist party chose to introduce capitalism. — Martin Jacques

If you feed the poor, you’re a saint. If you ask why they’re poor, you’re a Communist. — Dorothy Day

Many Communist government officials have a rigid, dictatorial power, but they live in constant suspicion and fear of anything that might undermine the power they have. — Nhat Hanh

Ronald Reagan, when he was campaigning for President, said that he would break relations with Communist China and re-establish diplomatic relations with Taiwan. But when he got into office, he pursued a very different policy of engagement with China and of increasing trade and business ties with China. — Rebecca MacKinnon

If you are going to be in that type of position, you better even things out. All men are created equal. In the United States, you are equal. Is the NBA a communist bloc? Or is this an equal democracy? He needs to figure that one out. And if he doesn’t, I’m going to make it a democracy. — Danny Fortson

In the end, we lost IndoChina to the communists. But we did not lose Southeast Asia. — William Westmoreland

Sense About Science is much more than an innocent fact-checking service. It is a spin-off of a bizarre political network that began life as the ultra-left Revolutionary Communist Party and switched over to extreme corporate libertarianism when it launched ‘Living Marxism’ magazine in the late eighties. — Zac Goldsmith

On the face of it, China has won the Olympics. But it is not China that has won, but the Communist party. The Chinese people have lost. — Ma Jian

The Chinese, as befits a Communist autocracy, approached the task of dominating the Olympics with top-down military discipline. — Shashi Tharoor

I’m not a communist, of course. But I do think that everything is down to economics. Capitalism doesn’t change. — Helen Mirren

The teenager seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding. — Edgar Friedenberg

The costliest myth of our time has been the myth of the Communist monolith. — Barbara Tuchman

Every time a new edition of Naming Names comes out, his introductions get worse and worse, … The blacklist was unnecessary, and unwarranted, but what Navasky does is that he makes everyone who was blacklisted into major moral heroes just because they were blacklisted … This is all a holdover from Navasky’s roots in the old left. He defends and identifies with the communist left and the fellow-travelling left. It’s the post-Soviet era, but the Nation continues to identify the world in terms of the United States being an evil force. So they will say ‘we were against Saddam Hussein’, but it’s still the US that is the evil power. — Ronald Radosh

I came out of the Soviet Union no longer a communist, because I believed in personal freedom. — Rose Wilder Lane

I was very politicized always. I was very conservative politically, because I’d seen what the communists did to my country. — Taki Theodoracopulos

Show me where Stalin is buried and I’ll show you a Communist Plot. — Edgar Bergen

I joined the Communist Party because I felt I had to be in some organization. — Klaus Fuchs

We must have the time to create strict rules so that property is not sold by Communist managers for a low price. They often get payments under the table to sell to the first bidder. This does not build public support for a market economy. — Vaclav Klaus

My Kashubian family, like the Jews, are people who were born and live in border areas and were suspected by the Nazis and by the Communists of being disloyal. — Donald Tusk

Of course, I know everything that happens in Russia. But even at the most dangerous moment or the most negative moment now, it’s still 10 times better than what it was in the communist state. — Mstislav Rostropovich

push them further into the arms of their Communist supporters. — Anthony Lake

Every man, woman and child in this country may have been put in jeopardy because American technology could well have been transferred to the Communist Chinese in order to perfect their nuclear weapons delivery systems. — Dana Rohrabacher

The American Communists had thrived as champions of domestic reform. — Earl Browder

Just as China achieved much more than India in the realm of public health and education under an austere Communist regime, so its economic growth under a capitalist-friendly government strikes a visitor from India as nothing less than spectacular. — Pankaj Mishra

I’m not a communist – I believe in the free market and that entrepreneurs should be allowed to take risks because it creates wealth and jobs, but I draw the line at people risking other people’s money. That’s deplorable. — Stelios Haji-Ioannou

China, as a nation, is a country under the one-party rule of the Communist Party, but it has introduced the market economy. As a country that is under the one-party rule of the Communist Party, normally what they should be seeking is equality of results. — Shinzo Abe

I do not think that the Chinese Communist Party is going to implode and collapse like it did in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union. This Communist Party is going to fight to stay in power, and it will use the military to stay there. — David Shambaugh

My father had inklings of my cultural aspirations. He would take me to the library, things like that. But he wasn’t one of those dads who had read George Orwell and was a member of the Communist party. We had no books at home. — Gary Kemp

China needs American technology, American capital and American business acumen. If there’s a backlash against China it could be devastating to the Communist party and to stability in China. — Peter Ford

Taking your clothes off in front of strangers is something of a hobby in Germany, among both men and women, especially in the former communist East, where it was one of the few freedoms allowed. — Luke Harding

I was opposed to World War II, and indeed on June 22, 1941 when Hitler invaded the Soviet Union I suddenly found myself the lone supporter of peace since everybody else had, because of their communist beliefs, shifted over to become supporters of the war. — Douglass North

What do you mean by the Communist Party? As far as I know it is a legal party like the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. — Paul Robeson