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If you talk to most businessmen, they'll say that what they do is for the public good, but you know they're just greedy, and consumers are just consuming for the sake of their own greed.


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I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a ''learning experience.'' Then again, I like to th...
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Until I carried my wife off to New Hampshire, she defined wilderness as the Bronx.
P. J. O'ROURKE
They are just really stupid people in Hollywood. You write them a script, and they say they love it,...
P. J. O'ROURKE
If you say a modern celebrity is an adulterer, a pervert and a drug addict, all it means is that you...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Japan has really great fans for all kinds of music. I think they're keeping metal alive.
P. J. SOLES
I think the Baby Boom does have a tendency to get its nose in everything. The Greatest Generation ha...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered this only...
A. J. P. TAYLOR
A humorist doesn't really do that much note-taking.
P. J. O'ROURKE
No humorist is under any obligation to provide answers and probably if you were to delve into the li...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Nobody likes insurance companies, especially health insurance companies.
P. J. O'ROURKE
Children must be considered in a divorce-considered valuable pawns in the nasty legal and financial ...
P. J. O'ROURKE
The most brilliant satire of all time was 'A Modest Proposal' by Jonathan Swift. You'll ...
P. J. O'ROURKE
America is not a wily, sneaky nation. We don't think that way. We don't think much at all, t...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Democrats hate America being a world power because world power gives power to the nation instead of ...
P. J. O'ROURKE
TV ushered in the age of postliteracy. And we have gone so far beyond that. I mean, what with the In...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Let's reintroduce corporal punishment in the schools - and use it on the teachers.
P. J. O'ROURKE
Fascism is very much a mob movement.
P. J. O'ROURKE
Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren't present.
P. J. O'ROURKE
The foundation of collectivism is simple: There should be no important economic differences among pe...
P. J. O'ROURKE
The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious...
P. J. O'ROURKE
The 20th century was a test bed for big ideas - fascism, communism, the atomic bomb.
P. J. O'ROURKE
If it were not for government regulation of big corporations, executives at companies like Enron, Wo...
P. J. O'ROURKE
As a nation, Kuwait has been, arguably, free of freedom itself. Claimed in turn by Constantinople, R...
P. J. O'ROURKE
The baby boomers' politics have covered a wide band of silliness, from the Weather Underground t...
P. J. O'ROURKE
I'm on Medicare now. If I go and have a big operation, it costs me nothing. It should cost me a ...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Supposedly, summer vacation happens because that's when the kids are home from school, although ...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Sheep farming is heavily subsidized in Great Britain. Without the subsidies, the green grazing in th...
P. J. O'ROURKE
There is nothing more agreeable in life than to make peace with the Establishment - and nothing more...
A. J. P. TAYLOR
Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.
P. J. O'ROURKE
Nothing bad is going to happen to us. If we get fired, it's not failure; its a midlife vocational re...
P. J. O'ROURKE
The principle feature of American liberalism is sanctimoniousness. By loudly denouncing all bad thin...
P. J. O'ROURKE
The government is huge, stupid, greedy and makes nosy, officious and dangerous intrusions into the s...
P. J. O'ROURKE
In the end we beat them with Levi 501 jeans. Seventy-two years of Communist indoctrination and propa...
P. J. O'ROURKE
The crusade against Communism was even more imaginary than the specter of Communism.
A. J. P. TAYLOR
There are a number of mechanical devices which increase sexual arousal, particularly in women. Chief...
P. J. O'ROURKE
With Epcot Center the Disney corporation has accomplished something I didn't think possible in today...
P. J. O'ROURKE
When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are le...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
P. J. O'ROURKE
Each child is biologically required to have a mother. Fatherhood is a well-regarded theory, but moth...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Political systems are run by self-selecting politicians. We don't draft people; it's not jur...
P. J. O'ROURKE
I did photography, painting, and drawing, but I prefer sculpture. I like it because it's very ph...
P. J. HARVEY
I'm a very private person, so obviously I don't enjoy talking about more personal matters.
P. J. HARVEY
I've always been very visceral in that I feel things very deeply.
P. J. HARVEY
If you have to ask how much it costs, you can't afford it.
J. P. MORGAN
To marry the Irish is to look for poverty.
J. P. DONLEAVY
In my opinion, most of the great men of the past were only there for the beer - the wealth, prestige...
A. J. P. TAYLOR
No war is inevitable until it breaks out.
A. J. P. TAYLOR
The greatest problem about old age is the fear that it may go on too long.
A. J. P. TAYLOR
The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove t...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Soccer matches should be something special, something people eagerly look forward to, something that...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Lenin was the first to discover that capitalism 'inevitably' caused war; and he discovered t...
A. J. P. TAYLOR
Human blunders usually do more to shape history than human wickedness.
A. J. P. TAYLOR
Gay marriage acceptance is happening in the blink of an eye.
P. J. O'ROURKE
Passover is my idea of a perfect holiday. Dear God, when you're handing out plagues of darkness,...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and...
P. J. O'ROURKE
The idea of a stag hunt evokes chivalry - knights in jerkins and hose, ladies on sidesaddles with wi...
P. J. O'ROURKE
Why do elites hate the poor? It's xenophobia. They don't know any poor people - except their...
P. J. O'ROURKE