P. J. O'Rourke Quotefest 2004

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P. J. O'Rourke Quotefest 2004

Post by samtzu » Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:44 pm

This is a place for Joel (and anyone else) to hang their favorite P.J. O'Rourke quotes. They are quite relevant, and very entertaining, but they are beginning to clog the arteries of some of the other topics.

Have at it !!
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i found pj on the atlantic monthly

Post by blofeld » Tue Jun 22, 2004 6:09 pm

i just recently found pj writing online in the atlantic monthly.

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Post by Simply Joel » Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:46 pm

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Post by Simply Joel » Tue Jul 06, 2004 2:57 pm

"Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it." -- George Bernard Shaw
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Post by stuart » Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:06 pm

But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

-Thomas Jefferson

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Post by stuart » Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:09 pm

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
Thomas Jefferson

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Post by stuart » Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:09 pm

Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
Thomas Jefferson

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Post by stuart » Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:11 pm

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thomas Jefferson

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Post by stuart » Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:12 pm

I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.
Thomas Jefferson

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Post by Simply Joel » Wed Jul 07, 2004 2:49 pm

"A professional politician is a professionally dishonorable man. In order to get anywhere near high office he has to make so many compromises and submit to so many humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable from a streetwalker."

H.L. Mencken
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Post by Patience » Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:06 pm

"The girl's a super freak. I really love to taste her every time we meet. She's all right, she's all right. That girl's all right with me, yeah. She's a super freak, super freak. She's super-freaky, yow."

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Post by Simply Joel » Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:16 pm

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. - Mark Twain
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Post by Simply Joel » Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:17 pm

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt
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Post by samtzu » Thu Jul 15, 2004 3:07 pm

YEOW!!!! Great quote, Joel!! TR had his faults, but not being willing to stand up for what he believed in was not one of them. Thanks for that...
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Post by Stephen Lynn » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:24 pm

"Without chemicals, life itself would be impossible"
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Re: favorite quotes

Post by Magikal » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:26 am

Stephen Lynn wrote:"Without chemicals, life itself would be impossible"
-the Dupont Corporation
I like that one! :D

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Post by Bob » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:55 pm

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Post by Simply Joel » Sun Jul 18, 2004 5:32 pm

"The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse."
-Carlos Castaneda
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Post by cowboyangel » Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:43 pm

Simply Joel wrote:"The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse."
-Carlos Castaneda
what about the yogi?
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Post by samtzu » Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:34 pm

Joel wrote:
"The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse."
-Carlos Castaneda
Joel, while I do have some problems with Carlos (passing fiction off as fact), I have few problems with this quote. Even a Blessing contains a challenge: the challenge to percieve it correctly, and deal with it honorably.
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Post by Simply Joel » Mon Jul 19, 2004 7:36 am

I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.
-- David Dinkins, New York City Mayor, answering accusations that he failed to pay his taxes.


To whom this may apply...

It is a quote thread... leave a quote when you post...

"sheesh"

sayeth joel :shock:
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Post by samtzu » Mon Jul 19, 2004 1:40 pm

Joel wrote:
To whom this may apply...
It is a quote thread... leave a quote when you post...
"sheesh"
sayeth joel
"Fuck you, you fucking FUCK!
David Mamet :twisted:
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Post by Simply Joel » Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:54 am

samtzu wrote:Joel wrote:
To whom this may apply...
It is a quote thread... leave a quote when you post...
"sheesh"
sayeth joel
"Fuck you, you fucking FUCK!
David Mamet :twisted:
"Talent does what it can; genius does what it must."
- Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

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WOW!

Post by Simply Joel » Tue Aug 10, 2004 1:19 pm

"You could say we are "managing" our business in the same way that you could say a person who is hanging on the hood of a speeding out-of-control car is "driving" that car."

an anonymous co-worker... :shock:

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Post by Simply Joel » Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:22 am

"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel shamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver." ~ Jack Handy
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Post by Simply Joel » Fri Aug 13, 2004 7:27 am

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day. " ~Frank Sinatra
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Post by Simply Joel » Thu Aug 19, 2004 8:47 am

Democracy does not guarantee equality of conditions - it only guarantees equality of opportunity.
- Irving Kristol

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Post by buckethead alien » Fri Aug 20, 2004 2:57 am

...but lulled into such an opium-like listlessness of vacant, unconscious reverie is this absent-mind youth by the blending of waves with thoughts, that at last he loses his identity; takes the mystic ocean at his feet for the limitless image of that deep, blue bottomless soul, pervading mankind and nature; and every strange, half-seen gliding, beautiful thing that eludes him; every dimly discovered, uprising fin of some undiscernible form, seem to him the embodiment of those elusive thoughts that only people the soul by continually flitting though it.

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Buckethead, Buckethead sometimes you wear the Maybelline
Buckethead, Buckethead sometimes you're full of fish

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Post by Simply Joel » Fri Aug 20, 2004 3:38 am

"I've been getting on this plane, you know, for 42 years. Why can't I get on the plane?"
SENATOR EDWARD M. KENNEDY, telling how he was barred from a Boston-Washington flight because his name resembled an alias used by a suspected terrorist.


A life of privledge takes an unusual detour.

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Post by Simply Joel » Mon Aug 23, 2004 5:54 am

"I’d totally kill for a Nobel Peace Prize."


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