"From my experience, politicians are much more uncomfortable being made fun of than they are being preached at and screeched at - you know, and the soapbox routine. They're much more uneasy knowing they're a target of ridicule."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Carl Hiaasen on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Carl Hiaasen on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Carl Hiaasen on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Carl Hiaasen on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Carl Hiaasen on Mark Twain
"One problem with age is that patience begins to ebb."
"My humour has always come from anger, but I have to make sure I don't just get angry and jump on a soapbox."
"Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you're on the front lines."
"Nobody with an IQ higher than emergency-room temperature could ever believe that 'death panels' would be appointed to nudge the elderly toward euthanasia. Yet for idle entertainment, it's hard to beat Sarah Palin's ignorant nattering on the subject."
"I've always enjoyed making people laugh. But in order for me to be funny, I have to get ticked off about something."