"All I can ask from society is that it please stop telling me why I should like sports."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."John Hodgman on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."John Hodgman on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."John Hodgman on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."John Hodgman on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."John Hodgman on Mahatma Gandhi
"I think that obviously, there is a perverse attraction to a fundamentally changed world or the end of the world. There is a death wish, a perverse death wish. Not just for ourselves, not just for the movie 'Death Wish,' but for the end of all human life."
"When you think about it, the end of the world is a little bit like death: We all know it's going to come eventually, and as we get older, we feel we see the signs more and more distinctly."
"People who run for president seriously and people who become president enter a bizarre secret society in which they have had an experience that none of us will ever have."
"As a freelance writer, I'd be asked to become an expert for various magazines on any subject, whether food or wine or history or the life span of veterinarians. I was completely unschooled in any of these things."
"One can always come up with funny lists and jokes. You know what? I take it back. Not everyone can always come up with funny lists and some jokes. I'm very lucky to have a gift where I can do that pretty ably."