15 AOC Quotes That Prove She'll Change the World

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sitting on the stoop of an apartment building in a green power suit
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She's got the power!

You'll Be Inspired to 'Knock Down the House' After Reading These AOC Quotes

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a powerhouse in every sense of the word.

After defeating Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowley to be elected as a U.S. Representative for New York's 14th district in one of the most shocking American political upsets, she's made waves during her freshman year in the House. Most notably with the Green New Deal, which aims to tackle the crises of inequality and climate change.

Though she is quite literally a representative for the people, she's been attacked by many of her peers for her "radical" viewpoints, namely those who are Republican. With Trump's recent attack against AOC and the rest of "The Squad," it's clear she must be doing something right (left?) if she's pissing off the right.

We wanted to remind you all of the good AOC has brought into the political battleground by sharing some of her most inspiring quotes. We should note, these are real AOC quotes and not fake ones that are currently circulating around the internet.

Some could argue we're fake news with our horoscope pieces and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator quizzes, but they can't say that about this article.

Read on for some very necessary AOC words of wisdom!

Best AOC Quotes

  • "Americans aren't asking for a lot. They're asking for politicians to help them get by."

  • "I'm running because everyday Americans deserve to be represented by everyday Americans."

  • "For one of us to make it through, a hundred of us have to try."

  • "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."

  • "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."

Inspiring AOC Quotes

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

  • "I'm going to make some Democrats mad if they're trying to deliver paydays for Wall Street donors. But that doesn't mean I'm going to burn the house down."

  • "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."

  • "America has always embodied the story of those who seek to advance freedoms for all people, and those who try to conserve them as privileges for a select few. Each of us must decide who we will be in America's story. We've chosen the side of the people."

  • "The good news in getting Trump to explicitly vocalize his racism, instead of hiding it behind vague suggestions, is that his words can be used by courts as evidence of his motivation. AKA his tweets may be used to dismantle his own immigration policies."

Motivational AOC Quotes

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

  • "The only way you beat a machine is with a movement."

  • "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."

  • "I reject the notion of choosing between issues of race and class, policy and identity. These issues are woven together. Economic policies have the power to perpetuate injustice, or heal it."

  • "They'll tell you you're too loud, that you need to wait your turn, and ask the right people for permission. Do it anyway."

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