P. J. O'Rourke Quotes About Life

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  • Imagine if 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 stone-washed denim. Celebrity diet and exercise books would be the only thing on the shelves at the library. And - since women are a majority of the population - we'd all be married to Mel Gibson.

    P.J. O'Rourke (2015). “Thrown Under the Omnibus”, p.207, Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Some people are worried about the difference between right and wrong. I'm worried about the difference between wrong and fun.

    Fun  
    P.J. O'Rourke (2012). “Holidays in Hell”, p.106, Atlantic Books Ltd
  • Everybody knows how to raise children, except the people who have them.

    P. J. O'Rourke (2007). “The Bachelor Home Companion: A Practical Guide to Keeping House Like a Pig”, p.124, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Anyone who thinks he has a better idea of what's good for people than people do is a swine.

    Thinking   Ideas  
    P. J. O'Rourke (2007). “All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty”, p.17, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Never fight an inanimate object.

    Funny  
    P. J. O'Rourke (2007). “Modern Manners: An Etiquette Book for Rude People”, p.189, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.

    P. J. O'Rourke (2007). “Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government”, p.25, Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • 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.

    Funny  
    P.J. O'Rourke (2015). “Thrown Under the Omnibus”, p.18, Atlantic Books Ltd
  • I'd like to end the book a lot of ways. Except I don't have any answers. Use your common sense. Be nice. This is the best I can do. All the trouble in the world is human trouble. Well, that's not true. But when cancer cells run amok and burst out of the prostate and take over the liver and lymph glands and end up killing everything in the body including themselves, they certainly are acting like some humans we know.

    "All the Trouble in the World. The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague and Poverty". Book by P. J. O'Rourke, 1994.
  • 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 (2012). “Holidays in Hell”, p.160, Atlantic Books Ltd
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P. J. O'Rourke

  • Born: November 14, 1947
  • Occupation: Satirist