Christopher hitchens Quotes

β€œThe essence of the independent mi...

β€œThe essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” - Christopher Hitchens
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β€œThe essence of the independent mi...

β€œThe essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.” - Christopher Hitchens
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β€œThose who are determined to be β€˜offended’ will discover a provoc...

β€œThose who are determined to be β€˜offended’ will discover a provocation somewhere. We cannot possibly adjust enough to please the fanatics, and it is degrading to make the attempt.” Christopher Hitchens
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Alcohol is an excellent ...

Alcohol is an excellent servant, but a terrible master. --Christopher Hitchens
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β€œDon’t take refuge in the false security of consensus and the...

β€œDon’t take refuge in the false security of consensus and the feeling that whatever you think you’re bound to be ok because you’re in the safety of the moral majority.” - Christopher Hitchens
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"The Bible may, indeed does, contain a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleans...

"The Bible may, indeed does, contain a warrant for trafficking in humans, for ethnic cleansing, for slavery, for bride-price, and for indiscriminate massacre, but we are not bound by any of it because it was put together by crude, uncultured human mammals." -- Christopher Hitchens
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"If people are determined to be offended - if they will climb up on the ladder, balanci...

"If people are determined to be offended - if they will climb up on the ladder, balancing it precariously on their own toilet cistern to be upset by what they see through the neighbour's bathroom window - there is nothing you can do about that." -- Christopher Hitchens
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"My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum an...

"My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilisation, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either." --Christopher Hitchens
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"Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek ou...

"Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence." --Christopher Hitchens
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"To the dumb question "Why me?" the co...

"To the dumb question "Why me?" the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: why not?" --Christopher Hitchens, Mortality
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"Take the risk of thinking for yourself, mu...

"Take the risk of thinking for yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way" - Christopher Hitchens
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"My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended again...

"My own opinion is enough for me, and I claim the right to have it defended against any consensus, any majority, anywhere, anyplace, anytime. And anyone who disagrees with this can pick a number, get in line and kiss my arse." β€” Christopher Hitchens
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To the dumb question "why me?", the...

To the dumb question "why me?", the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply,"why not". -- Christopher Hitchens
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"The clear awareness of having been bo...

"The clear awareness of having been born into a losing struggle need not lead one into despair." -- Christopher Hitchens
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"There is, and there always has been, an unusually high and consistent...

"There is, and there always has been, an unusually high and consistent correlation between the stupidity of a given person and that person's propensity to be impressed by the measurement of I.Q" -Christopher Hitchens
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β€œWhat can be asserted without e...

β€œWhat can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.” -Christopher Hitchens
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β€œIn order terminate a pregnancy, you have to still a heartbe...

β€œIn order terminate a pregnancy, you have to still a heartbeat, switch off a developing brain, and, whatever the method, break some bones and rupture some organs.” - Christopher Hitchens
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β€œThere is an unusually high and consistent correlation bet...

β€œThere is an unusually high and consistent correlation between the stupidity of a given person and [his] propensity to be impressed by the measurement of IQ.” -- Christopher Hitchens
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Alcohol is an excellent...

Alcohol is an excellent servant and a terrible master. --Christopher Hitchens
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"Question everything; above ...

"Question everything; above all, always question your motivations." - Christopher Hitchens
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"What can be asserted without ...

"What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." - Christopher Hitchens
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Religion forces nice people to do unkind...

Religion forces nice people to do unkind things. And it also makes intelligent people say stupid things. -Christopher Hitchens
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"There can be no progres...

"There can be no progress without head-on confrontation." ~Christopher Hitchens
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"To the dumb question 'Why me?' the...

"To the dumb question 'Why me?' the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: Why not?" β€” Christopher Hitchens
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β€œYou should be nicer to him,' a schoolmate had once said to me of some awfully ill...

β€œYou should be nicer to him,' a schoolmate had once said to me of some awfully ill-favored boy. 'He has no friends.' This, I realized with a pang of pity that I can still remember, was only true as long as everybody agreed to it.” -Christopher Hitchens
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"That which can be asserted withou...

"That which can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence" -- Christopher Hitchens
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β€œA melancholy lesson of advancing y...

β€œA melancholy lesson of advancing years is the realization that you can’t make old friends.”-Christopher Hitchens
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Will an Iraq war make our ...

Will an Iraq war make our al-Qaeda problem worse? Not likely. - Christopher Hitchens
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"What can be asserted without ...

"What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence." - Christopher Hitchens
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"Someone once accused me of trying to assassinat...

"Someone once accused me of trying to assassinate their character, I said 'No, your character committed suicide along time ago'." ~ Christopher Hitchens
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"Let the bureaucrats do their worst: the tongue a...

"Let the bureaucrats do their worst: the tongue and the word are chainless and nothing is sacred except this freedom above all. " ~ Christopher Hitchens,
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"Don't take refuge in t...

"Don't take refuge in the false security of consensus." -Christopher Hitchens
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"It is not the job of writers and thinkers to appease the faithful. And...

"It is not the job of writers and thinkers to appease the faithful. And the faithful, if in fact upset or offended, are quite able and entitled to explore all forms of protest. Short of violence." - Christopher Hitchens
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"What can be asserted withou...

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." - Christopher Hitchens
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"If he'd been given an enem...

"If he'd been given an enema, he could've been buried in a matchbox" Christopher Hitchens
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"It is only those who hope to transform humans...

"It is only those who hope to transform humans who end up by burning them, like the waste product of a failed experiment." - Christopher Hitchens
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"Ask Kim Jong-Il; he has a different...

"Ask Kim Jong-Il; he has a different opinion" - Christopher Hitchens, when told 'I don't think Kim Jong-Il is God"
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"Everyone has a book inside them. Whic...

"Everyone has a book inside them. Which is exactly where I think it should, in most cases, remain." - Christopher Hitchens
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Human decency is not der...

Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it -Christopher Hitchens
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"It’s no fun to appreciate to the full the tru...

"It’s no fun to appreciate to the full the truth of the materialist proposition that I don’t *have* a body, I *am* a body." - Christopher Hitchens
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"The four most overrated things in...

"The four most overrated things in life are champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics." - Christopher Hitchens
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"That which can be asserted witho...

"That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence." β€” Christopher Hitchens
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