Soapbox Quotes

We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Soapbox Quotes from Bruce Springsteen, Jon Richardson, Nick Offerman, Tommy Dorfman, Clint Smith. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.

I don't like to write rhetorically or get on a soapbox.

I don’t like to write rhetorically or get on a soapbox. I try to make the stuff multi-layered, so that it always has a life outside its social context. I don’t believe that you can tell people anything; you can only draw them in.
Bruce Springsteen
If I had a choice, I would rather watch a comedian not involve themselves in politics at all but be hilarious than someone who doesn’t really know what they’re talking about getting on their soapbox and complaining.
Jon Richardson
I’m enjoying the opportunity that ‘Parks And Recreation’ affords me to exploit my own soapbox agenda, which is to try to encourage people to make things with their hands.
Nick Offerman
Instead of going to a GLAAD event and standing on a soapbox, I am writing roles that I feel will change the narrative and open doors.
Tommy Dorfman
Who has to have a soapbox when all you’ve ever needed is your voice?
Clint Smith
I think cinema should provoke thoughts, sure, but using it as I soapbox I think is the wrong place. I never want to be part of something like that, where there’s an agenda there that’s not about telling a story, where its someone getting on a soapbox and preaching their own beliefs onto somebody.
Jeremy Renner
It’s a very short walk to go from making jokes to getting on a soapbox and going on a diatribe.
Wyatt Cenac
From my experience, politicians are much more uncomfortable being made fun of than they are being preached at and screeched at – you know, and the soapbox routine. They’re much more uneasy knowing they’re a target of ridicule.
Carl Hiaasen
The use of violence in movies is a subject that’s worth addressing. I’m not standing on a soapbox or wagging a finger, but I’m interested in those subjects for sure.
Naomi Watts
I have to say, without getting up on a soapbox, I find these reality shows absolutely disgusting.
Terry Wogan
There’s no such thing as going to a soapbox and saying, ‘The government’s corrupt,’ and not having the intelligence service see your face. In the digital world, that can be done.
Bill Gates
As a novelist, I have a somewhat higher soapbox to stand on than most people do when it comes to talking back to the merchants of fear.
L. Neil Smith
I believe every editor should stand to edit. That’s just my particular soapbox. Some things are so delicate and depend on such fine, delicate work. One frame in one direction or another can make such a difference and it is, in that, like brain surgery.
Walter Murch
A theatre is not a blank page for editorial, it is not a soapbox or a Tannoy system: it is a conscience that wakes with what is happening in the space, and wakes further still in response to what people are making of it.
Andrew O’Hagan
Oliver Stone should be given a helping hand – indeed, a vigorous shove – into the land of forced retirement. There, in the professional wilderness where he belongs, standing on a splintered soapbox right next to Mel Gibson’s, he can preach his anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism into the wind.
Haim Saban
There’s a lot of talk now about the PC police, and ‘why is everything bad?’ It isn’t. What it is, is that marginalized and oppressed people who have never had a soapbox, who have never been given a microphone, suddenly have a microphone.
Lexi Alexander
One thing you really have to watch as a writer is getting on a soapbox or pulpit about anything. You don’t want to alienate readers.
John Grisham
The bar for a chief executive of a public corporation to repudiate a United States president is extraordinarily high. Corporate leaders aren’t given their power, prestige, responsibility, and nine-figure pay packages to use the corner office as their personal soapbox.
James B. Stewart
I don’t want to be on a soapbox, but I feel like a lot of documentary filmmakers are part of the ancient tradition of writing down notes, of saying, ‘Hey people, hey people!’
Debra Granik
I always enjoy rhythms and melodies, but I always use my voice as more of an instrument and less of a soapbox for me to say or to preach.
Chino Moreno
If you stand on a soapbox and trade rhetoric with a dictator you never win.
Mel Brooks
For the most part, I don’t like people who soapbox.
Art Alexakis
Not to get too deep, but I was brought up by these women who if you wanted to label them, maybe they were feminists, but you know what? They never asked for that or wanted it and they never got up on a soapbox and spoke about it, they just did it. They did their work, they did their jobs, they were who they were.
Chris Harrison
I don’t like beating people on the head with the message. I don’t like standing on the soapbox.
Lena Waithe
I’m not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn’t do, but I know what works for me.
Cate Blanchett