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Facts about P. J. O'Rourke
SummaryP. J. O'Rourke is a famous Comedian from USA, he/she is 69 years old and still alive, born November 14, 1947.
Zodiac etc.He/she is born under the zodiac scorpio, who is known for Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding. Our collection contains 44 quotes who is written / told by J. O'Rourke, under the main topics: Funny, Government, Politics.
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Famous quotes by P. J. O'Rourke (44)
"Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly"
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys"
"Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there"
"Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us"
"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators"
"There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief among these is the Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible"
"The good news is that, according to the Obama administration, the rich will pay for everything. The bad news is that, according to the Obama administration, you're rich"
"The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?"
"The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it"
"You may be surprised to discover you're rich, especially if you're broke"
"You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going"
"Whatever it is that the government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government does it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy"
"There's something about Marxism that brings out warts; the only kind of growth this economic system encourages"
"There's one more terrifying fact about old people: I'm going to be one soon"
"There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences"
"There is one thing women can never take away from men. We die sooner"
"Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope"
"Let's reintroduce corporal punishment in the schools - and use it on the teachers"
"In our brief national history we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character"
"If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer, a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you've read his autobiography"
"If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult"
"Ideology, politics and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy"
"I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a "learning experience." Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I've done as a "learning experience." It makes me feel less stupid"
"Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs"
"Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us"
"Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren't present"
"Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper"
"Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them"
"Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective"
"Children must be considered in a divorce considered valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial contest that is about to ensue"
"Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power"
"America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased"
"Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it"
"After all, what is your host's purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they'd have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi"
"A very quiet and tasteful way to be famous is to have a famous relative. Then you can not only be nothing, you can do nothing too"
"A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat"