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Inspirational P. J. O'Rourke Quotes

Patrick Jake O’Rourke Quotes

Patrick Jake O’Rourke Patrick Jake O’Rourke (born November 14, 1947) is an American political satirist and journalist.

 

Inspirational Patrick Jake O’Rourke Quotes

 

“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

Inspirational P. J. O'Rourke Quotes

“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

 

“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

 

“Never fight an inanimate object.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well, please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.”-P. J. O’Rourke



“The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“In our brief national history, we have shot four of our presidents, worried five of them to death, impeached one and hounded another out of office. And when all else fails, we hold an election and assassinate their character.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

Famous Patrick Jake O’Rourke Quotes

 

“Government proposes, bureaucracy disposes. And the bureaucracy must dispose of government proposals by dumping them on us.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Gossip is what you say about the objects of flattery when they aren’t present.”-P. J. O’Rourke

“Whatever it is that the government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government does it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Feeling good about government is like looking on the bright side of any catastrophe. When you quit looking on the bright side, the catastrophe is still there.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they’re going.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Earnestness is stupidity sent to college.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“There is one thing women can never take away from men. We die sooner.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“There’s something about Marxism that brings out warts; the only kind of growth this economic system encourages.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Ideology, politics, and journalism, which luxuriate in failure, are impotent in the face of hope and joy.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Who, other than a crazy person, does anything besides hang up on a robocall? Any call, any person, anywhere, under any circumstances.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Crazy old people are our entire source of polling information.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

Best Patrick Jake O’Rourke Quotes

 

“As I get older, all sorts of things become less funny. Once one has children, any cruelty involving children becomes far less amusing than when one was at the mercy of one’s friends’ and relatives’ children.”-P. J. O’Rourke

“The body is forever teaching us lessons. There are all sorts of things that we can’t do, shouldn’t do, had better not do very often or do for too long as we get older. The body makes its presence known.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“The whole idea of our government is this: If enough people get together and act in concert, they can take something and not pay for it.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“I think it’s always easy to be sympathetic to parts of the government in detail; in their concrete manifestations. Because obviously, we don’t have the government for no reason.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Abstract anger is great for rhetorical carrying on. You can go on endlessly about the post office, but it doesn’t mean you’re mad at your mailman.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Health care’s not about insurance! Health care’s about getting treatment.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Politics is an attempt to achieve power and prestige without merit.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Governments have monopolies on certain things, like eminent domain and deadly force.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“If we were to inspect ourselves or members of our family and our friends, we would see that we don’t really have to go all the way overseas to be mystified – we can be mystified right at home.”-P. J. O’Rourke

“I had always thought of Egypt as a rather secular country. And I think it is, but people are quite observant of the strictures of Ramadan.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

Greatest Patrick Jake O’Rourke Quotes

 

“One nice thing about making jokes is that you don’t have to prove them.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“One of the few benefits of being a journalist is that you’re not in the Army.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Why can’t death – if we must have it – be always glorious, as in ‘The Iliad?'”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“I’m a member of the 1960s generation. We didn’t have any wisdom.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Wealth is not a pizza, where if I have too many slices you have to eat the Domino’s box.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Politics won’t allow for the truth.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“The Bible is very clear about one thing: Using politics to create fairness is a sin.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“I don’t think anybody’s really been successful with theorizing about the value or creating a price theory.”-P. J. O’Rourke

“Adam Smith is misread as being amoral precisely because people don’t read his first book because they don’t read ‘The Theory of Moral Sentiments.'”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“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.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Adam Smith’s huge failure was the fact that he did not foresee the industrial revolution.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

Top Patrick Jake O’Rourke Quotes

 

“Everybody in the Middle East wants to explain why they’re right.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“If ever there were a place where people not only tend not to face economic facts but it’s almost their purpose not to face economic facts, it’s Washington.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“If you think health care is expensive now, just wait ’til it’s free.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Only a few good leaders have paused to reflect seriously on being leaders.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Adam Smith pointed out that there were three things that make us more prosperous, in a general sort of way: the freedom to pursue our own self-interest; specialization, which he called division of labor; and freedom of trade.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“Globalization is simply opening the free marketplace to encompass the entire world.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“I’ve never been able to get it straight about what these people who are worried about the trade deficit are worried about.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“I come from Toledo, Ohio, a town that has been hurt badly by the shift of the automobile business towards Japan. And yet I remember how the car workers lived in the neighborhood that I grew up in. My father was a car salesman, and I remember how we lived. I remember how modestly we lived.”-P. J. O’Rourke

 

“You’re not a baby boomer if you don’t have a visceral recollection of a Kennedy and a King assassination, a Beatles breakup, a U.S. defeat in Vietnam, and a Watergate.”-P. J. O’Rourke

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