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P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Humor is, by its nature, more truthful than factual. Humor is, by its nature, more truthful than factual.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: I am unboreable in the great outdoors. I am unboreable in the great outdoors.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Fishing is a sport invented by insects and you are the bait. Fishing is a sport invented by insects and you are the bait.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Sucking the fun out of life has always been an important component of politics. Sucking the fun out of life has always been an important component of politics.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself. There are just two rules of governance in a free society: Mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Politics should be limited in scope to ware, protection of property, and the occasional precautionary beheading of a member of the ruling class. Politics should be limited in scope to ware, protection of property, and the occasional precautionary beheading of a member of the ruling class.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: I rarely meet a politician that I don't like personally. They are generally well endowed with charm. Therein lies the danger. I rarely meet a politician that I don't like personally. They are generally well endowed with charm. Therein lies the danger.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: I'm old enough to remember when the air over American cities was a lot dirtier than it is now. I'm old enough to remember when the air over American cities was a lot dirtier than it is now.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Children must be considered in a divorce considered valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue. Children must be considered in a divorce considered valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Soccer matches should be something special, something people eagerly look forward to, something that brightens life. Soccer matches should be something special, something people eagerly look forward to, something that brightens life.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Nobody is making Americans buy Chinese goods. Nobody is making Americans buy Chinese goods.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: The Russians could have some (warheads) aimed at Japan, so if we act up they can destroy our economy. The Russians could have some (warheads) aimed at Japan, so if we act up they can destroy our economy.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: You've got to understand, people are motivated by fun. And they should be. You've got to understand, people are motivated by fun. And they should be.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Sometimes the right response to evil is an appeal to powerful and effective social organization - an appeal to civilization itself. Sometimes the right response to evil is an appeal to powerful and effective social organization - an appeal to civilization itself.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: The Bible is very clear about one thing: Using politics to create fairness is a sin. The Bible is very clear about one thing: Using politics to create fairness is a sin.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: The sternest commissar and the wildest hippie both share the same daydream: that a thing can be worth other than people are willing to give for it. The sternest commissar and the wildest hippie both share the same daydream: that a thing can be worth other than people are willing to give for it.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: When the government runs out of lenders, it can do something that households are forbidden to do: print money. When the government runs out of lenders, it can do something that households are forbidden to do: print money.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Governments have monopolies on certain things, like eminent domain and deadly force. Governments have monopolies on certain things, like eminent domain and deadly force.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Predicting innovation is something of a self-canceling exercise: the most probable innovations are probably the least innovative. Predicting innovation is something of a self-canceling exercise: the most probable innovations are probably the least innovative.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Lack of romance is my real objection to writing on a computer. Lack of romance is my real objection to writing on a computer.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: We Americans, who invented traffic, are always being startled by the forms into which it has evolved around the world. We Americans, who invented traffic, are always being startled by the forms into which it has evolved around the world.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Gun violence has cost us too many political leaders, and hardly ever the worst ones. Gun violence has cost us too many political leaders, and hardly ever the worst ones.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Ending wars is very simple if you surrender. Ending wars is very simple if you surrender.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Only one way to cover a story like this, and make that a double, bartender, please. Only one way to cover a story like this, and make that a double, bartender, please.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Violence is interesting. This is a great obstacle to world peace and also to more thoughtful television programming. Violence is interesting. This is a great obstacle to world peace and also to more thoughtful television programming.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: After the events of the 20th century, God, quite reasonably, left Europe. But He's still here in the United States. After the events of the 20th century, God, quite reasonably, left Europe. But He's still here in the United States.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: God has no role to play in politics except to make sure politicians go where they belong. To hell. God has no role to play in politics except to make sure politicians go where they belong. To hell.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Moviemakers are rewarded with tax write-offs if, when seeking a location that looks like America, they seek it in America. Moviemakers are rewarded with tax write-offs if, when seeking a location that looks like America, they seek it in America.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: The average IQ in America is - and this can be proven mathematically - average. The average IQ in America is - and this can be proven mathematically - average.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: How did an allegedly free people spawn a vast, rampant cuttlefish of dominion with its tentacles in every orifice of the body politic? How did an allegedly free people spawn a vast, rampant cuttlefish of dominion with its tentacles in every orifice of the body politic?
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: I was never a Democrat. I went from Republican to Maoist and then back again. I was never a Democrat. I went from Republican to Maoist and then back again.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: More modern poetry is written than read. More modern poetry is written than read.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Imagine having journalists in your own home and not even covering the furniture with plastic sheets first. Imagine having journalists in your own home and not even covering the furniture with plastic sheets first.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen. Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Fretting about overpopulation, is a perfect guilt-free - indeed, sanctimonious - way for progressives to be racists. Fretting about overpopulation, is a perfect guilt-free - indeed, sanctimonious - way for progressives to be racists.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: In thirteen years, every aspect of the universe can change - ask a thirteen-year-old. In thirteen years, every aspect of the universe can change - ask a thirteen-year-old.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: I write because I like to make things and the only things I am good at making things with are words. I write because I like to make things and the only things I am good at making things with are words.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: When elites see a homeless person in the gutter, they assume he's saving a parking place. When elites see a homeless person in the gutter, they assume he's saving a parking place.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Political leaders are expert at saying nothing. Political leaders are expert at saying nothing.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Wearing a hat implies that you are bald if you are a man and that your hair is dirty if you are a woman. Wearing a hat implies that you are bald if you are a man and that your hair is dirty if you are a woman.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: The words 'Space Age' have a quaint, nostalgic tone - sitting on midcentury modern furniture watching 'The Jetsons.' The words 'Space Age' have a quaint, nostalgic tone - sitting on midcentury modern furniture watching 'The Jetsons.'
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: In Israel, waves of anger and fear circulate all the time, but so do jokes and gossip and silky evening breezes. So, too, in America. In Israel, waves of anger and fear circulate all the time, but so do jokes and gossip and silky evening breezes. So, too, in America.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Globalization is simply opening the free marketplace to encompass the entire world. Globalization is simply opening the free marketplace to encompass the entire world.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Marijuana is self-punishing. It makes you acutely sensitive, and in this world, what worse punishment could there be? Marijuana is self-punishing. It makes you acutely sensitive, and in this world, what worse punishment could there be?
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Poverty can't be eliminated by punishing people who've escaped poverty. Poverty can't be eliminated by punishing people who've escaped poverty.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: I am a student of stupidity. I am a political reporter. I am a student of stupidity. I am a political reporter.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: War diminishes both civil and economic rights. War diminishes both civil and economic rights.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: I'm really tired of virtue. I'm really tired of virtue.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: You can keep the dining room clean by eating in the kitchen. You can keep the dining room clean by eating in the kitchen.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Demolishing pretensions, especially worthy ones, is a hallmark of the baby boom. Demolishing pretensions, especially worthy ones, is a hallmark of the baby boom.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: The real alternative to power of the rich is not power of the poor. It's just plain power. The real alternative to power of the rich is not power of the poor. It's just plain power.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: I don't understand anything about America's culture. I don't understand anything about America's culture.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Taxi drivers all over the world, by the way, are under Newspaper Guild contract to give easy quotes to foreign correspondents. Taxi drivers all over the world, by the way, are under Newspaper Guild contract to give easy quotes to foreign correspondents.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: In Washington journalists can afford to live almost as well as people who work for a living. In Washington journalists can afford to live almost as well as people who work for a living.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: All change is bad. But sometimes it has to be done. All change is bad. But sometimes it has to be done.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Harvard is the home of American ideas. Harvard is the home of American ideas.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: President Obama has contempt for real money. President Obama has contempt for real money.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: Mistreatment of al Qaeda members and their friends and hangers-on is something I number among my moral concerns. But it's number 1,000,000,001. Mistreatment of al Qaeda members and their friends and hangers-on is something I number among my moral concerns. But it's number 1,000,000,001.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: One of the few benefits of being a journalist is that you're not in the Army. One of the few benefits of being a journalist is that you're not in the Army.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: My life would have gone along perfectly well, politically speaking, if it hadn't been for girls. My life would have gone along perfectly well, politically speaking, if it hadn't been for girls.
P. J. O'Rourke quotes: The 1960s was an era of big thoughts. And yet, amazingly, each of these thoughts could fit on a T-shirt. The 1960s was an era of big thoughts. And yet, amazingly, each of these thoughts could fit on a T-shirt.