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Motivational Christopher Hitchens Quotes And Sayings

Christopher Hitchens Quotes:- Christopher Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, journalist, and social critic.

Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of over 30 books, including five collections of essays on culture, politics, and literature.

A staple of public discourse, his confrontational style of debate made him both a lauded public intellectual and a controversial public figure.


Inspirational Christopher Hitchens Quotes


“The human wish to credit good things as miraculous and to charge bad things to another account is apparently universal.”-Christopher Hitchens

Inspirational Christopher Hitchens Quotes

“Ronald Reagan used to alarm his Soviet counterparts by saying that surely they’d both unite against an invasion from Mars.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Well, we can’t say any more than we can say there is no god, there is no afterlife. We can only say there is no persuasive evidence for or argument for it.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I feel upsettingly de-natured. If Penelope Cruz were one of my nurses, I wouldn’t even notice.”-Christopher Hitchens


“My father had died, and very swiftly, too, of cancer of the esophagus. He was 79. I am 61. In whatever kind of a ‘race’ life may be, I have very abruptly become a finalist.”-Christopher Hitchens


“In one way, I suppose, I have been ‘in denial’ for some time, knowingly burning the candle at both ends and finding that it often gives a lovely light.”-Christopher Hitchens

“High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments.”-Christopher Hitchens


“The advice I’ve been giving to people all my life – that you may not be interested in the dialectic but the dialectic is interested in you; you can’t give up politics, it won’t give you up – was the advice I should have been taking myself.”-Christopher Hitchens


Famous Christopher Hitchens Quotes


“I’m not that keen on the idea of being unconscious.”-Christopher Hitchens


“One of the great questions of philosophy is, do we innately have morality, or do we get it from celestial dictation? A study of the Ten Commandments is a very good way of getting into and resolving that issue.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I’m not a conservative of any kind.”-Christopher Hitchens


“A faction willing to take the risks of making war on the ossified status quo in the Middle East can be described as many things, but not as conservative.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I took part in what was actually the last eruption of Marxist internationalism.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I joined a small but growing post-Trotskyite Luxembourgish sect.”-Christopher Hitchens

“It’s impossible, I think, however much I’d become disillusioned politically or evolve into a post-political person, I don’t think I’d ever change my view that socialism is the best political moment humans have ever come up with.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I worked out early on to give up things I couldn’t do well at all.”-Christopher Hitchens


“The amazing fact is that America is founded on a document. It’s a work in progress. It can be tested by each generation.”-Christopher Hitchens


“For most of my life, I let women do the driving and were happy to let them.”-Christopher Hitchens


Christopher Hitchens Quotes About America


“Trust is not the same as faith. A friend is someone you trust. Putting faith in anyone is a mistake.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I still think like a Marxist in many ways.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I think the materialist conception of history is valid.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Of course, I do everything for money.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Even if I accepted that Jesus – like almost every other prophet on record – was born of a virgin, I cannot think that this proves the divinity of his father or the truth of his teachings. The same would be true if I accepted that he had been resurrected.”-Christopher Hitchens

“I have nowhere claimed nor even implied that unbelief is a guarantee of good conduct or even an indicator of it.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Ordinary morality is innate in my view.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Primate and elephant and even pig societies show considerable evidence of care for others, parent-child bonding, solidarity in the face of danger, and so on.”-Christopher Hitchens


“To terrify children with the image of hell… to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world?”-Christopher Hitchens


“I’d always somehow felt slightly as if I’d been born in the wrong country.”-Christopher Hitchens


“A lot of people, because of my contempt for the false consolations of religion, think of me as a symbolic public opponent of that in extremis. And sometimes that makes me feel a bit alarmed, to be the repository of other people’s hope.”-Christopher Hitchens


Great Christopher Hitchens Quotes And Sayings


“I think being an atheist is something you are, not something you do.”-Christopher Hitchens


“If you can talk, you can write.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I’m terrified of losing my voice.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I’ve had some dark nights of the soul, of course, but giving in to depression would be a sellout, a defeat.”-Christopher Hitchens


“The worst days are when you feel foggy in the head – chemo-brain they call it. It’s awful because you feel boring. As well as bored. And stupid. And resigned.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Even with all the advantages of retrospect, and a lot of witnesses dead and gone, you can’t make your life look as if you intended it or you were consistent. All you can show is how you dealt with various hands.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I’m afraid the SS’s relationship with the Catholic Church is something the Church still has to deal with and does not deny.”-Christopher Hitchens


“The totalitarian, to me, is the enemy – the one that’s absolute, the one that wants control over the inside of your head, not just your actions and your taxes.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I still make sure to go, at least once every year, to a country where things cannot be taken for granted, and where there are either too much law and order or too little.”-Christopher Hitchens


Christopher Hitchens Quotes About Country


“You can only have one aim per debate.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Millions of people die every day. Everyone’s got to go some time.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Not many people come through esophageal cancer and live to talk about it, or not for long.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I don’t think souls or bodies can be changed by incantation. Or anything else by the way.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Well, I’ll put it this way: you can certainly say belief in God makes people behave worse. That can be proved beyond a doubt.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I’ve been to Uganda and to North Korea and to Eritrea, countless horror spots around the world.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I’ve proved to be as difficult to convert as I am to hypnotize.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Pakistan has to export a lot of uneducated people, many of whom have become infected with the most barbaric reactionary ideas.”-Christopher Hitchens


“If you look at any Muslim society and you make a scale of how developed they are, and how successful the economy is, it’s a straight line. It depends on how much they emancipate their women.”-Christopher Hitchens


“My children, to the extent that they have found religion, have found it from me, in that I insist on at least a modicum of religious education for them.”-Christopher Hitchens


“You notice how liberals keep saying, ‘If only Islam would have a Reformation’ – it can’t have one. It says it can’t. It’s extremely dangerous in that way.”-Christopher Hitchens


Christopher Hitchens Quotes About Religion 


“People, until I was 60, would always say they thought I looked younger, which I think, without flattering myself, I did, but I think I certainly have, as George Orwell says people do after a certain age, the face they deserve.”-Christopher Hitchens


“The press is still investing itself, it seems to me, in a sort of cynicism. It comes out better for them if they can predict hard times, bogging down, sniping, attrition.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I don’t consider myself to be that credulous.”-Christopher Hitchens


“The people who tend to raise antiwar slogans will do so generally when it’s American or British interests involved.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Chemotherapy isn’t good for you.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Religion is not going to come up with any new arguments.”-Christopher Hitchens


“No school of philosophy has ever solved this question of whether being determines consciousness or the other way around. It may be a false antithesis.”-Christopher Hitchens


“The secular argument, or the liberal argument, is to as much as possible remove taboos so things do not become unmentionable; to let some air into the discussion.”-Christopher Hitchens


Memorable Christopher Hitchens Quotes


“It’s surprising to me how many of my friends send Christmas cards, or holiday cards, including my atheist and secular friends.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I don’t think Romney is wacky at all, but religion makes intelligent people say and do wacky things, believe and affirm crazy things. Left on his own, Romney would never have said something like the Garden Of Eden was in Missouri and will be again.”-Christopher Hitchens


“The suicide-bombing community is not absolutely 100 percent religious, but it is pretty nearly 100 percent religious.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Knowing that we are primates, I think, is a fascinating discovery, and a very interesting and rather cheering one.”-Christopher Hitchens


‘”Bombing Afghanistan back into the Stone Age’ was quite a favorite headline for some wobbly liberals. The slogan does all the work. But an instant’s thought shows that Afghanistan is being, if anything, bombed out of the Stone Age.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I became a journalist partly so that I wouldn’t ever have to rely on the press for my information.”-Christopher Hitchens


“George Bush made a mistake when he referred to the Saddam Hussein regime as ‘evil.’ Every liberal and leftist knows how to titter at such black-and-white moral absolutism.”-Christopher Hitchens


Top 10 Christopher Hitchens Quotes


“It doesn’t take much to make me angry.”-Christopher Hitchens


“There are all kinds of stupid people that annoy me but what annoys me most is a lazy argument.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Literature, not scripture, sustains the mind and – since there is no other metaphor – also the soul.”-Christopher Hitchens


“You can be a Polish American, or an Arab American, or a Greek American but you can’t be English American. Why not?”-Christopher Hitchens


“In the brute physical world, and the one encompassed by medicine, there are all too many things that could kill you, don’t kill you, and then leave you considerably weaker.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Beautiful sentences pop into my head. Beautiful sentences that aren’t always absolutely accurate. Then, I have to choose between the beautiful sentence and being absolutely accurate. It can be a difficult choice.”-Christopher Hitchens


“I have more than once in my time woken up feeling like death.”-Christopher Hitchens


“Say ‘Toronto’ or ‘Ontario,’ and the immediate thought associations are with a somewhat blander version of North America: the United States with a welfare regime and a more polite street etiquette, and the additionally reassuring visage of Queen Elizabeth on the currency.”-Christopher Hitchens