69+ Best Ocasio Cortez Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials as AOC, is an American politician serving as the U.S. Profoundly inspirational Ocasio Cortez quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Ocasio Cortez Quotes

I could not allow my nieces. I could not allow the little girls that I go home to, I could not allow victims of verbal abuse and, worse, to see that excuse. And to see our Congress accept it as legitimate and accept it as an apology and to accept silence as a form of acceptance. I could not allow that to stand. Which is why I’m rising today to raise this point of personal privilege. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

I recognize that the council has made a decision, but given that it’s a stupid ass decision, I’ve elected to ignore it. Nick Fury, Avengers

The idea that a woman can be as powerful as a man is something that our society can’t deal with. But I am as powerful as a man, and it drives them crazy. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Don’t take the money if you don’t like the job. Frank Castle, Punisher MAX

Just like catcalling, I don’t owe a response to unsolicited requests from men with bad intentions. And also like catcalling, for some reason they feel entitled to one. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Congresspeople take some long ass vacations on some high ass salaries.

In my opinion, if women and gender-expanding people want to run for office, we can’t knock on anybody’s doors. We have to build our own house. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Everything doesn’t have to be about fear. There’s room in our line of work for hope, too. Stephanie Brown, Batgirl

Ultimately, this is about women’s power. When women are in control of their sexuality, it threatens a core element underpinning right wing ideology: patriarchy. It’s a brutal form of oppression to seize control of the 1 essential thing a person should command: their own body. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

You don’t get it, boy this isn’t a mud hole it’s an operating table. And I’m the surgeon. Batman, The Dark Knight Returns

Until America tells the truth about itself, we’re never going to heal. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

It’s clobberin time! The Thing, Fantastic Four

And this, it’s like this thing that as a culture we hide. It’s like this big wound with a big ugly scab on it. And it’s just going to stay this itchy thing that we keep going back to until we just deal with it. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Republicans are a superstitious cowardly lot. So my disguise must be able to strike terror into their hearts. I must become a creature of the night Batman, Detective Comics

I do not care what your views are. It does not matter how much I disagree or how much it incenses me, or how much I feel that people are dehumanizing others. I will not do that myself. I will not allow people to change and create hatred in our hearts. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

It can’t be legal to deprive poor children of milk! Wonder Woman, Sensation Comics

We need to really examine the historical inequities that have created much of the inequalities. This idea of race or class is a false choice. Even if you wanted to separate those two things, you can’t separate the two; they are intrinsically and inextricably tied.Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Sorry if this is tough on your pocketbook, but I’m thinking of the lives to be saved! Superman, Action Comics

I think I do think that we have to have a secure border. We need to make sure that people are, in fact, documented. But that doesn’t mean that we threaten people’s lives. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

We seem to understand the value of oil, timber, minerals, and housing, but not the value of unspoiled beauty, wildlife, solitude, and spiritual renewal. Calvin, Calvin and Hobbes

We conveniently forget that large, massive swaths of the United States used to be Mexico. Latinx people are baked into the land of the Americas and the United States. We are a product of indigenous peoples, who have been displaced and fleeing violence for most of modern history. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

I hate Mondays. Garfield, Garfield

There’s no debate about whether we should continue producing fossil fuels. There’s no debate; we should not. Every single scientific consensus points to that. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

We have built power. We have organized. What we have built is permanent. No. Matter. What.

Change takes courage. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

People tell you things. And they tell you what they believe. And they tell you what they want for themselves, for you, they tell you their stories

Our planet is going to hit disaster if we don’t turn this ship around. So it’s basically like, there’s a scientific consensus that the lives of children are going to be very difficult. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Give people the respect of your honest opinion, and always meet them where they’re at.

We don’t have time to sit on our hands as our planet burns. For young people, climate change is bigger than election or re-election. It’s life or death.  Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

You don’t have to be perfect, but you do have to be 100% committed.

Our goal is to treat Climate Change like the serious, existential threat it is by drafting an ambitious solution on the scale necessary. Aka a Green New Deal  to get it done. A weak select committee misses the point & endangers people.  Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

It’s not just that I’m a woman of color running for office. It’s the way that I ran. It’s the way that my identity formed my methods.

I do not think that for the future of humanity, and for our country to continue to prosper We cannot have another presidential cycle where climate change is not being asked about at almost every debate. And that includes the role of fossil fuel, fossil fuel industries, and that includes the role of a broad spectrum of issues. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world.

The Plan for a Green New Deal shall recognize that a national, industrial, economic mobilization of this scope and scale is a historic opportunity to virtually eliminate poverty in the United States. And to make prosperity, wealth, and economic security available to everyone who is participating in the transformation. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

It’s really scary or it’s easy to generate fear around an idea or around an ism when you don’t provide any substance to it.

Because not only have I been spoken to disrespectfully, particularly by members of the Republican Party, and elected officials in the Republican Party. Not just here, but the President of the United States last year told me to ‘go home’ to another country. With the implication that I don’t even belong in America. The governor of Florida, Governor DeSantis, before I was sworn in, called me a ‘whatever that is.’ Dehumanizing language is not new. And what we are seeing is that incidents like these are happening in a pattern. This is a pattern of an attitude towards women and the dehumanization of others. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

I don’t think any person in America should die because they are too poor to live.

Our democracy is designed to speak truth to power.  Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

If I was a rational person, I would have dropped out of this race a long time ago.

I don’t think any person in America should die because they are too poor to live. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

I never saw myself going into politics, but now that I sit here in this room with you all, I just feel like we can only accomplish great things together.

I’m very hands on about social media. That’s my voice. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

I am experienced enough to do this. I am knowledgeable enough to do this. I am prepared enough to do this. I am mature enough to do this. I am brave enough to do this.

Sometimes, in the deep midnight and darkness that it feels in our political environment that there is still hope for this nation You have given this country hope. You have given this country proof. That when you knock on your neighbor’s door, when you come to them with love, that when you let them know, that no matter your stance, you are there for them that we can make change. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

This has to also be about saying, Hey, time to turn the page and write the new chapter, and what does that look like?

We are all capable of awakening and commitment. And because of that, we can all be great. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

It’s part of what I am, it’s not all of what I am.

Medicare for all. College for all. Living wage. We can get all of this done if we work together and push our elected officials to be bold. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

We don’t have to be anxious about our future. Instead, we can be brave and act now. We can be our own heroes, and heroes for the generations to come.

Give people the respect of your honest opinion, and always meet them where they’re at. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

I keep things raw and honest on here since I believe public servants do a disservice to our communities by pretending to be perfect. It makes things harder for others who aspire to run someday if they think they have to be superhuman before they even try.

The best thing we could do is work as hard as we can for what is right and what is good. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

So take up space. Speak up. Hold the door open and take others with you. Accept that you will be criticized no matter what that is the price of fighting for change and innovation. I consider constructive criticism a blueprint for improvement and a medicine for ego.

The first step trying to win people over. Stop trying to enter a conversation thinking that you’re going to like aah ha them into changing their mind.  Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

I believe in an America where all things are possible. Where a basic, dignified life isn’t a dream, but a norm.

They’ll tell you that you’re too loud and that you need to wait your turn and ask the right people for permission. Do it anyway. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

Ultimately, feminism is about women choosing the destiny that they want for themselves.

You don’t have to be perfect, but you do have to be 100% committed. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

If women and gender expanding people want to run for office, we can’t knock on anybody’s door we have to build our own house.

That’s when we start to see that this issue is not about one incident. It is cultural. It is a culture of a lack of impunity, of acceptance of violence and violent language against women. There’s an entire structure of power that supports that. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

When you decide that you want to be just brave, it opens up way more possibilities than trying to be perfect ever does.

I will not stay up late at night waiting for an apology from a man who has no remorse over using abusive language towards women. But what I do have issue with is using women, wives, and daughters as shields and excuses for poor behavior. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

I didn’t edge anybody out. I dominated. And I am going to own that.

What I believe is that having a daughter does not make a man decent. Having a wife does not make a decent man. Treating people with dignity and respect makes a decent man. And when a decent man messes up, as we all are bound to do, he tries his best and does apologize. Not to save face, not to win a vote. He apologizes genuinely to repair and acknowledge the harm done so that we can all move on. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez

I am as powerful as a man and it drives them crazy.

I want to thank him for showing the world that you can be a powerful man and accost women. You can have daughters and accost women without remorse. You can be married and accost women. You can take photos and project an image to the world of being a family man and accost women without remorse and with a sense of impunity. It happens every day in this country. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez