Cold War quotations

These pages contain collections of Cold War quotations, made by political leaders, notable figures and historians of the Cold War (1945-1991). These quotations have been researched and compiled by Alpha History authors. We welcome contributions and suggestions for these pages. If you would like to submit a quote, please contact Alpha History.

The origins of the Cold War

Communist leaders and ideas

Germany, Berlin and the Berlin Wall

McCarthyism and the 1950s

Kennedy, Cuba and the 1960s

Détente and the 1970s

Reagan and the 1980s

The end of the Cold War

Evaluating the Cold War