I like to think of my behavior in the sixties as a ’learning experience.’ Then again, I like to think of anything stupid I’ve done as a ’learning experience.’ It makes me feel less stupid.


P. J. O’Rourke

896

I think it’s been hard for people to understand how Islam can be a good religion, and yet the Islamists are evil. Those of us who have had experience with Islam understand this, just as we understand the difference between snake handlers and people going to church on Sunday morning.


P. J. O’Rourke

896

Positive rights are the right to shelter, the right to education, the right to health care, the right to a living wage. These things are - these are, I would call them, more properly, political rights rather than positive rights. And they are extremely tricky, because now we are dealing with things that are zero sum.


P. J. O’Rourke

896

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.


P. J. O’Rourke

896

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

896

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