"My humour has always come from anger, but I have to make sure I don't just get angry and jump on a soapbox."
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else you are the one who gets burned."Carl Hiaasen on Buddha
"Anybody can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not within everybody's power and is not easy."Carl Hiaasen on Aristotle
"Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."Carl Hiaasen on Mark Twain
"Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools."Carl Hiaasen on Albert Einstein
"Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean."Carl Hiaasen on Maya Angelou
"One problem with age is that patience begins to ebb."
"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."
"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."
"I've always enjoyed making people laugh. But in order for me to be funny, I have to get ticked off about something."