"The advice I've been giving to people all my life - that you may not be interested in the dialectic but the dialectic is interested in you you can't give up politics, it won't give you up - was the advice I should have been taking myself."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Christopher Hitchens on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Christopher Hitchens on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Christopher Hitchens on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Christopher Hitchens on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Christopher Hitchens on Joseph Stalin
"People until I was 60 would always say they thought I looked younger, which I think, without flattering myself, I did, but I think I certainly have, as George Orwell says people do after a certain age, the face they deserve."
"Well, I'm in my 60s now. I finally look it, I think. People until I was 60 would always say they thought I looked younger, which I think, without flattering myself, I did, but I think I certainly have, as George Orwell says people do after a certain age, the face they deserve."
"'Bombing Afghanistan back into the Stone Age' was quite a favourite headline for some wobbly liberals. The slogan does all the work. But an instant's thought shows that Afghanistan is being, if anything, bombed out of the Stone Age."
"The amazing fact is that America is founded on a document. It's a work in progress. It can be tested by each generation."
"Solidarity is an attitude of resistance, I suppose, or it should be."