Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Quotes

Who is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials AOC, is an American politician known for her environmental causes.

Cortez is serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district since 2019. She is also believed by her fans to become the first female President of the United States.

Born October 13, 1989

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Best 53 Quotes by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez | Page 1 of 2

“Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The idea that it will receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks at a time when our subway is crumbling and our communities need more investment, not less, is extremely concerning to residents here in New York City.”

“At a certain point, I just learned that you cannot get your feelings of beauty and confidence from anyone but yourself. That’s is one of the most ultimate gifts that you have to give to yourself.”

“But hey, b*tches get stuff done.”

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

“Change takes courage.”

“First of all, femininity has power.”

“Give people the respect of you honest opinion, and always meet then where they're at.”

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“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.”

“Hope is not something that you have. Hope is something that you create, with your actions. Hope is contagious. Other people start acting in a way that has more hope.”

“I am here because I have to show my parents that I am their daughter and that they did not raise me to accept abuse from men.”

“I do think that we’ve been taking it too much. I think we’ve been tolerating the intolerable.”

“I grew up with a real romanticism about America. I grew up in a first-generation household where your parents give up everything, and for me America was the greatest thing ever to exist. To be there on the floor of the House was beyond anything my parents would have ever dreamed of.”

“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 was actually talking to a Republican House member on the floor, and he’s like, “Are you a communist?... It’s OK if you are.” And I just started laughing because that is exactly how Fox News wants to go.”

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“I went from working in a restaurant to being on cable news all the time.”

“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.”

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“If you're calling for an end to unrest but you're not calling for an end to the conditions that created the unrest, you're a hypocrite.”

“Just being a woman is quite politicized here in Washington.”

“Justice is about making sure that being polite is not the same thing as being quiet. In fact, often times, the most righteous thing you can do is shake the table.”

“Mentors of mine were under a big pressure to minimize their femininity to make it. I'm not going to do that. That takes away my power. I'm not going to compromise who I am.”

“Millennials and people, you know, Gen Z and all these folks that will come after us are looking up and we’re like: The world is going to end in 12 years if we don’t address climate change and your biggest issue is how are we gonna pay for it?”

“No child should ever be separated from their parent. No child should ever be taken from their family. No woman should ever be locked up in a pen when they have done no harm to another human being.”

“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 committee misses the point & endangers people.”

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

“Reminder that their plan = no plan. Why? Because for billionaires, things are already going fine.”

“The Green New Deal we are proposing will be similar in scale to the mobilization efforts seen in World War II or the Marshall Plan. We must again invest in the development, manufacturing, deployment, and distribution of energy, but this time green energy.”

“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.”

“The key to beauty is the inside job. The key to beauty is feeling beautiful. No amount of money or makeup can really compensate for loving yourself.”

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“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 participating in the transformation.”

“The thing that people don’t understand about restaurants is that they’re one of the most political environments. You’re shoulder-to-shoulder with immigrants. You’re at one of the nexuses of income inequality. Your hourly wage is even less than the minimum wage. You’re working for tips. You’re getting sexually harassed.”

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“Anyone can deal with victory. Only the mighty can bear defeat.”


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