"A pure democracy is a society consisting of a small number of citizens, who assemble and administer the government in person."
"I have made a film about jazz that tries to look through jazz to see what it tells us about who we are as a people. I think that jazz is a spectacularly accurate model of democracy and a kind of look into our redemptive future possibilities."
"The grandeur and strength or our people and democracy are as big as a forest."
"Given political history in Chile, it seemed to me that there was a critical task of consolidating a democracy and creating healthy civic-military and political-military relationships."
"I think the Iraqi people have shown extraordinary patience and courage in the last few months. They have really put a political system on the way to success, to a real democracy here."
"Israel was born under the British mandate. We learned from the British what democracy means, and how it behaves in a time of danger, war and terror. We thank Britain for introducing freedom and respect of human rights both in normal and demanding circumstances."
"The worst thing that can happen in a democracy - as well as in an individual's life - is to become cynical about the future and lose hope."
"I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man. I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power, because democracy shapes our lives."
"Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates."
"Freedom and democracy are dreams you never give up."