P. j. o'rourke Quotes

"The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be d...

"The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to." - P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Dec 26
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"A hat should be taken off when you greet a la...

"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." — P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Jan 19
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"Drugs have taught an entir...

"Drugs have taught an entire generation of Americans the metric system." — P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Dec 05
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"The mystery of government is ...

"The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." — P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Oct 16
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"Skiing consists of wearing $3,000 worth of clothes ...

"Skiing consists of wearing $3,000 worth of clothes and equipment and driving 200 miles in the snow in order to stand around at a bar and drink." — P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Aug 28
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"Humans are the only animals that have ch...

"Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs." — P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ May 06
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"There's a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migrati...

"There's a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migration about any overlarge concentration of like-thinking individuals, no matter how virtuous their cause." — P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Jul 05
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"There's a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migrati...

"There's a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migration about any overlarge concentration of like-thinking individuals, no matter how virtuous their cause." — P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Dec 23
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Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we...

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. -- P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Jun 02
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"The mystery of government is ...

"The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop." - P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Apr 18
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"There's a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migrati...

"There's a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migration about any overlarge concentration of like-thinking individuals, no matter how virtuous their cause." — P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Aug 09
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Everybody knows how to rai...

Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them. P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Dec 09
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When a government controls both the economic power of individuals and the coercive power...

When a government controls both the economic power of individuals and the coercive power of the state ... this violates a fundamental rule of happy living: Never let the people with all the money and the people with all the guns be the same people. P. J. O'Rourke (1947-)
📅︎ Oct 15
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"Every government is a parliament of...

"Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is, in a democracy, the whores are us." ~ P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Dec 20
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"If government were a p...

"If government were a product, selling it would be illegal." P. J. O'Rourke
📅︎ Apr 16
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