P.J. O'Rourke

1947 -

A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on thinking and virtue

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 (1947 -)

Source: Parliament of Whores (1991)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on animals, books, and women

There's not a woman in the book, the plot hinges on unkindness to animals, and the black characters mostly drown by Chapter 29.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on belief, life, and world

With Epcot Center the Disney corporation has accomplished something I didn't think possible in today's world. They have created a land of make-believe that's worse than regular life.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on control

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When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on alcohol, drugs, greed, ignorance, love, people, power, society, stupidity, and trouble

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 (1947 -)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on government and mystery

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

Source: Parliament of Whores

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on books, brothers, celebrity, determination, diet, exercise, imagination, libraries, life, majorities, population, and women

Imagine of all of life were determined by majority rule. Every meal would be a pizza. Every pair of pants, even those in a Brooks Brothers suit, would be stonewashed denim. Celebrity diet and exercise books would be the only thing on library shelves. And-since women are a majority of the population-we'd all be married to Mel Gibson.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on circumstances, dogs, and people

People are all exactly alike. There's no such thing as a race and barely such a thing as an ethnic group. If we were dogs, we'd be the same breed. George Bush and an Australian Aborigine have fewer differences than a Lhasa apso and a toy fox terrier. A Japanese raised in Riyadh would be an Arab. A Zulu raised in New Rochelle would be an orthodontist. People are all the same, though their circumstances differ terribly.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

Source: Holidays in Hell (Atlantic Monthly Press)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on death and good

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Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

P.J. O'Rourke (1947 -)

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A Quote by Patrick Jake "P.J." O'Rourke on alcohol, drugs, greed, ignorance, love, people, power, society, stupidity, and trouble

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 (1947 -)

Contributed by: Zaady

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