Quotes

Title Body Author Subject
Quote 133 "And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this| [chuckle] |this is working very well for them." GW's momma, Barbara Bush, after viewing flood evacuees packed into Houston's Astrodome 9/5/05 Bush Family Katrina, Hubris, Politics
Quote 131 "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." 9/1/05*|George W Bush Family Katrina, Hubris, Politics
Quote 139

"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and those are the ones you want to concentrate on." (joking?) at a Gridiron Club dinner, Washington, D.C., March 2001.

Bush Family Advice, Politics
Quote 69

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your common sense."

Buddha Advice
Quote 208

"Many pundits argue that there is a substantive difference between the Republican and Democrat Parties. There is but one difference that I can see. They are both trying to sell you dog shit. The Democrats claim that it is really organic chocolate truffle frozen yogurt which will provide you with all the vitamins and minerals you will need on a daily basis, provide an IQ boost of 50 points to your offspring and burn up to 10 lbs. of belly fat each day. The Republicans just tell you to eat it or starve. Either way you still end up with a belly full of shit."

BT Politics, Advice
Quote 20

"I've met many highly educated people through out my life and in a significant number them that education seems to replaced rather than enhanced their common sense."

BT Intelligence, Politics
Quote 21

"The one thing that is certain is that nothing is certain."

BT Advice
Quote 81

In a eulogy for Jack Benny given by Bob Hope. "...he was eternally stingy. He only gave us 80 years."

Bob Hope Eulogy
Quote 178

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music."

Billy Wilder Insults
Quote 87

“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”

Bill Gates Other
Quote 7

In his memoir, “Gaily, Gaily", Ben Hecht describes his years as a cub reporter at The Chicago Daily Journal starting in 1910. The first thing Hecht did was get his girlfriend, who was “in harlot servitude” when they met, hired as the “first girl reporter” at the paper for $12 a week by pretending she was a Van Arsdale who was a niece of Edith Wharton. When she got caught selling her services in the newsroom, Hecht’s cynical Irish editor advised him that reforming women was a time-waster. “The female, from birth onward, is a mist of lies,” the editor intoned. “And her white belly is a shrine for swindle and delusion.”

Ben Hecht Other
Quote 97

"Behind every great fortune there is a crime."

Balzac Wealth
Quote 140

"I heard from God just the other night. God always seems to call at night. 'Andrew,' God said to me |he always calls me 'Andrew.' I like that ... 'Andrew', you have the eyes and ears of a lot of people. I wish you'd tell your viewers that both Pat Robertson and Mel Gibson strike me as wachos... They're crazy as bedbugs.'"

Andy Rooney Religion, Politics
Quote 177

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination."

Andrew Lang Insults
Quote 159

"Freedom is when the people can speak, democracy is when the government listens."

Alastair Farrugia Democracy, Politics, America
Quote 205

"The point is that despite the very real continuing abuses born of antisemitism, born of racism and sexism and homophobia, there are elected officials and other leaders who are female, Jewish, black or gay. There are none who are poor. There never have been, and there never will be. Every decade since society's inception has been witness to a holocaust of paupers, so enormous and perpetual that it has become wallpaper, unnoticed, unreported."

Alan Moore Economy, Capitalism
Quote 204

"You can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar and you can catch more with bullshit than you can with either."

Alan Moore Advice
Quote 183

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."

Abraham Lincoln Insults
Quote 101

"The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them."

Mark Twain Intelligence
Quote 100

"Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God."

Thomas Jefferson Justice, America, Politics
Quote 10

"Paranoia simply means being in possession of all the facts."

Unknown Advice
Quote 1

"If you're standing in the manure pile, it's somebody's job to mention the stink. Those Congressmen are saying we have to call it a meadow of buttercups instead of a cesspool. Even the artists have to."

"Well, but suppose the artist's job is just to keep everyone amused? Maybe get their minds off the stink, by calling it a meadow. Where's the harm?"

"Nobody will climb out of the pile. There's the harm. They'll keep where they are, deep to the knees in dung, trying to outdo each other remarking on the buttercups."

     -- The Lacuna

Barbara Kingsolver Politics