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Christopher Buckley quotes: I just write what comes along. I don't have a detailed master plan. I just write what comes along. I don't have a detailed master plan.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Christopher Hitchens is the greatest living essayist in the English language. Christopher Hitchens is the greatest living essayist in the English language.
Christopher Buckley quotes: The thought of Sarah Palin as president gives me acid reflux. The thought of Sarah Palin as president gives me acid reflux.
Christopher Buckley quotes: It was a mistake to think that my views would have been taken on their own terms. It was a mistake to think that my last name wouldn't be a It was a mistake to think that my views would have been taken on their own terms. It was a mistake to think that my last name wouldn't be a factor.
Christopher Buckley quotes: In cyberspace, everyone can hear you scream. In cyberspace, everyone can hear you scream.
Christopher Buckley quotes: My mother spent a month in a Swiss hospital after a terrible ski accident. My mother spent a month in a Swiss hospital after a terrible ski accident.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Nothing raises the national temperature more than a VACANCY sign hanging from the colonnaded front of the Supreme Court. Nothing raises the national temperature more than a VACANCY sign hanging from the colonnaded front of the Supreme Court.
Christopher Buckley quotes: As you know, divorce is still not allowed in the Catholic Church. But here insert a large 'however' - she is liberal in the granting of annulments. As you know, divorce is still not allowed in the Catholic Church. But here insert a large 'however' - she is liberal in the granting of annulments.
Christopher Buckley quotes: The best advice on writing I've ever received was from William Zinsser: 'Be grateful for every word you can cut.' The best advice on writing I've ever received was from William Zinsser: 'Be grateful for every word you can cut.'
Christopher Buckley quotes: Cindy McCain has emerged as a definite hottie. I think that sometimes happens to women in their early fifties. Cindy McCain has emerged as a definite hottie. I think that sometimes happens to women in their early fifties.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Necessity is the motherfucker of invention. Necessity is the motherfucker of invention.
Christopher Buckley quotes: You live vicariously through your characters. You live vicariously through your characters.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I live on a train. I know - what a sad thing to admit. I am the New-Age Willy Loman. But there it is. I live on a train. I know - what a sad thing to admit. I am the New-Age Willy Loman. But there it is.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Writing's all I know. Frankly, I've never been able to do anything else. Writing's all I know. Frankly, I've never been able to do anything else.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I love Oscar Wilde, still the wittiest writer of anyone, dead or living. I love Oscar Wilde, still the wittiest writer of anyone, dead or living.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Perhaps, after all, the most beautiful words in the language are I'm sorry. Perhaps, after all, the most beautiful words in the language are I'm sorry.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Lobbyists didn't descend from a spaceship. They evolved organically from the way we do business. Lobbyists didn't descend from a spaceship. They evolved organically from the way we do business.
Christopher Buckley quotes: One night, after imbibing about two acres' worth of vineyard grapes, she One night, after imbibing about two acres' worth of vineyard grapes, she
Christopher Buckley quotes: They embraced and parted. They never saw each other again. They embraced and parted. They never saw each other again.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I'm a Republican, but I find Nancy Pelosi very attractive. I'm a Republican, but I find Nancy Pelosi very attractive.
Christopher Buckley quotes: There is no point in arguing if you are not susceptible to reason. Embrace your cynicism. Hug it. There is no point in arguing if you are not susceptible to reason. Embrace your cynicism. Hug it.
Christopher Buckley quotes: How many times had those awful words - "I know what I'm doing" - been uttered throughout history as prelude to disaster? How many times had those awful words - "I know what I'm doing" - been uttered throughout history as prelude to disaster?
Christopher Buckley quotes: I want Tom Clancy, the Maryland novelist, to write the story of the rest of my life. I want Tom Clancy, the Maryland novelist, to write the story of the rest of my life.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Myself, I'm a post-ideological conservative. Myself, I'm a post-ideological conservative.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I've lived in Washington since 1981 and have been a faithful reader of 'The Washington Post' ever since. I've lived in Washington since 1981 and have been a faithful reader of 'The Washington Post' ever since.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I can clear a dinner table in less than 60 seconds, moaning like a dockyard Elijah about the deficit and the inevitable reckoning. I can clear a dinner table in less than 60 seconds, moaning like a dockyard Elijah about the deficit and the inevitable reckoning.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I am a small-government conservative who clings tenaciously and old-fashionedly to the idea that one ought to have balanced budgets. I am a small-government conservative who clings tenaciously and old-fashionedly to the idea that one ought to have balanced budgets.
Christopher Buckley quotes: It's always tricky, meeting an author you've admired. It's always tricky, meeting an author you've admired.
Christopher Buckley quotes: There was a glamorous Nick-and-Nora element to my parents. If you remove one from the other, you're left with neither. But parents are parents. There was a glamorous Nick-and-Nora element to my parents. If you remove one from the other, you're left with neither. But parents are parents.
Christopher Buckley quotes: There. But as they were in a public place and as she was dressed like a nun, he refrained. "Come, hurry!" he said There. But as they were in a public place and as she was dressed like a nun, he refrained. "Come, hurry!" he said
Christopher Buckley quotes: I have known John McCain personally since 1982. I wrote a well-received speech for him. I have known John McCain personally since 1982. I wrote a well-received speech for him.
Christopher Buckley quotes: We live - on a spinning planet in a world of spin. We live - on a spinning planet in a world of spin.
Christopher Buckley quotes: My instincts are conservative, but my inclinations are also libertarian. My instincts are conservative, but my inclinations are also libertarian.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I had some adventures at the White House, but hardly enough to fill a full memoir. I had some adventures at the White House, but hardly enough to fill a full memoir.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Newt Gingrich has certainly seen his own empire rise - and fall. Newt Gingrich has certainly seen his own empire rise - and fall.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I try to refrain from the alarmist statement, really I do. It's bad for the liver and worries the dog, who has plenty enough to worry about as it is. I try to refrain from the alarmist statement, really I do. It's bad for the liver and worries the dog, who has plenty enough to worry about as it is.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Fiction, for me, is sort of a protracted way of saying all the things I wished I said the night before. Fiction, for me, is sort of a protracted way of saying all the things I wished I said the night before.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Mum's serial misbehavior over the years had driven me, despairing, to write her scolding - occasionally scalding letters. Mum's serial misbehavior over the years had driven me, despairing, to write her scolding - occasionally scalding letters.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Oil they would buy from anyone. From Satan. Oil they would buy from anyone. From Satan.
Christopher Buckley quotes: My father would have been impressed by Barack Obama's mind and style and grace of manner, as well as by - I'm certain - his abilities as a writer. My father would have been impressed by Barack Obama's mind and style and grace of manner, as well as by - I'm certain - his abilities as a writer.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I spent, whether consciously or unconsciously, most of my career trying to be something other than William F. Buckley's son. I spent, whether consciously or unconsciously, most of my career trying to be something other than William F. Buckley's son.
Christopher Buckley quotes: The vice-president's tongue is several time zones ahead of his brain. The vice-president's tongue is several time zones ahead of his brain.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I'll let Democrats defend spending our grandchildren broke on entitlements. I'll let Democrats defend spending our grandchildren broke on entitlements.
Christopher Buckley quotes: It's axiomatic that all husbands are impossible. But I also think it's axiomatic that women are slightly impossible. It's axiomatic that all husbands are impossible. But I also think it's axiomatic that women are slightly impossible.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Sometimes when you tell a story, you reach a little bit too far just to make the story a better one. Sometimes when you tell a story, you reach a little bit too far just to make the story a better one.
Christopher Buckley quotes: President Obama came to office proclaiming that he aims to solve problems, not hand them on to our children. Most presidents say that sort of thing. President Obama came to office proclaiming that he aims to solve problems, not hand them on to our children. Most presidents say that sort of thing.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I hope when I'm on my deathbed, people forgive me, because there is a lot to forgive. I hope when I'm on my deathbed, people forgive me, because there is a lot to forgive.
Christopher Buckley quotes: The Republican Party once could lay claim to the mantle of being the fiscally responsible, or 'Daddy,' Party. The Republican Party once could lay claim to the mantle of being the fiscally responsible, or 'Daddy,' Party.
Christopher Buckley quotes: One night in Venus, the rest of your life on Mercury. One night in Venus, the rest of your life on Mercury.
Christopher Buckley quotes: The cliche in American politics is that one week is an eternity. The cliche in American politics is that one week is an eternity.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I worked at the White House in the early Reagan administration at a time when the deficit rocket really started to take off. I worked at the White House in the early Reagan administration at a time when the deficit rocket really started to take off.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I think my identity as a 'conservative' is entirely inherited. People see the name Buckley, and they think 'conservative.' I think my identity as a 'conservative' is entirely inherited. People see the name Buckley, and they think 'conservative.'
Christopher Buckley quotes: In public relations, you live with the reality that not every disaster can be made to look like a misunderstood triumph. In public relations, you live with the reality that not every disaster can be made to look like a misunderstood triumph.
Christopher Buckley quotes: The first novel I wrote, 'The White House Mess,' was a comic novel. It came out in 1986. It was a parody in the form of a White House memoir. The first novel I wrote, 'The White House Mess,' was a comic novel. It came out in 1986. It was a parody in the form of a White House memoir.
Christopher Buckley quotes: A new idea is like carbonated liquid in a bottle. You just sort of shake it until the cork pops, then you write and write. A new idea is like carbonated liquid in a bottle. You just sort of shake it until the cork pops, then you write and write.
Christopher Buckley quotes: When the going gets tough in Washington, presidents appoint 'blue ribbon' commissions. When the going gets tough in Washington, presidents appoint 'blue ribbon' commissions.
Christopher Buckley quotes: One realization does dawn upon the death of the second parent, namely that you've now moved into the green room to the River Styx. You're next. One realization does dawn upon the death of the second parent, namely that you've now moved into the green room to the River Styx. You're next.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I was an only child who had every advantage, every blessing, absolutely. I was an only child who had every advantage, every blessing, absolutely.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I haven't left the Republican Party. It left me. I haven't left the Republican Party. It left me.
Christopher Buckley quotes: You never remember who came to the funeral, but you never forget who didn't. You never remember who came to the funeral, but you never forget who didn't.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I'm not a particularly cerebral writer. I unabashedly go for the belly. I'm not a particularly cerebral writer. I unabashedly go for the belly.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Between G and H Streets, and bore the characteristic "eagle" watermark. Ryan decided that the eagle Between G and H Streets, and bore the characteristic "eagle" watermark. Ryan decided that the eagle
Christopher Buckley quotes: I certainly wish I were as good-looking as Aaron Eckhart. I certainly wish I were as good-looking as Aaron Eckhart.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Once they're both gone, your parents' house instantly turns into a museum. Once they're both gone, your parents' house instantly turns into a museum.
Christopher Buckley quotes: I have been on the receiving end of many blessings in my life, few as great as having known George and Barbara Bush. I have been on the receiving end of many blessings in my life, few as great as having known George and Barbara Bush.
Christopher Buckley quotes: With real estate, it's location, location, location. In public speaking, it's acoustics, acoustics, acoustics. With real estate, it's location, location, location. In public speaking, it's acoustics, acoustics, acoustics.
Christopher Buckley quotes: Necessity is the mother of bipartisanship. Necessity is the mother of bipartisanship.
Christopher Buckley quotes: The needs of the nation are not necessarily convergent with the needs of the deadline satirist. The needs of the nation are not necessarily convergent with the needs of the deadline satirist.