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Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Terrorism works better as a tactic for dictatorships, or for would-be dictators, than for revolutionaries .”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “All the time, I’ve felt that life is a wager and that I probably was getting more out of leading a bohemian existence as a writer than I would have if I didn’t.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “George Bush made a mistake when he referred to the Saddam Hussein regime as ‘evil.’ Every liberal and leftist knows how to titter at such black-and-white moral absolutism.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Urging humans to be superhumans, on pain of death and torture, is the urging of terrible self-abasement at their repeated and inevitable failure to keep the rules.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “There either is a god or there is not; there is a ‘design’ or not.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Religious ideas, supposedly private matters between man and god, are in practice always political ideas.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Well, I’ll put it this way: you can certainly say belief in God makes people behave worse. That can be proved beyond a doubt.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Richard Dawkins may have phrased it most pungently when he argued that everybody is an atheist in saying that there is a god – from Ra to Shiva – in which he does not believe. All that the serious and objective atheist does is to take the next step and to say that there is just one more god to disbelieve in.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “The people who tend to raise antiwar slogans will do so generally when it’s American or British interests involved.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “If you think all this is going on, all these gigantic fields of gravity and light with you in mind, then you really do have a self-centredness problem.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “I vote and I do jury duty.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “I’m terrified of losing my voice.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “The rich world likes and wishes to believe that someone, somewhere, is doing something for the Third World. For this reason, it does not inquire too closely into the motives or practices of anyone who fulfills, however vicariously, this mandate.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “I joined a small but growing post-Trotskyite Luxembourgist sect.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Even with all the advantages of retrospect, and a lot of witnesses dead and gone, you can’t make your life look as if you intended it or you were consistent. All you can show is how you dealt with various hands.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “The true essence of a dictatorship is in fact not its regularity but its unpredictability and caprice; those who live under it must never be able to relax, must never be quite sure if they have followed the rules correctly or not.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “To be in opposition is not to be a nihilist. And there is no decent or charted way of making a living at it. It is something you are, and not something you do.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “I have tried for much of my life to write as if I was composing my sentences to be read posthumously.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Yes, I, well, when I write, as often as I can, I try to write as if I’m talking to people. It doesn’t always work, and one shouldn’t always try it, but I try and write as if I am talking, and trying to engage the reader in conversation.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Unless a reincarnationist is willing to say there was a ‘first generation’ of souls created with the first humans, he is exposed to absurdity by the recency of human life on the planet.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “I’d like to prove to other people that it’s not the end of everything to be diagnosed with cancer.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “I shall simply say that those who offer false consolation are false friends.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Within this quadrilateral of forces, Jefferson was to emerge as the republican equivalent of a philosopher king, who was coldly willing to sacrifice all principles and all allegiances to the one great aim of making America permanent.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “The faithful believe that certain truths have been ‘revealed.’ The skeptics and secularists believe that truth is only to be sought by free inquiry and trial and error. Only one of those positions is dogmatic.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Imponderable Sir, I presume from some if not all of your many reputations that you might prefer honest and convinced unbelief to the hypocritical and self-interested affectation of faith or the smoking tributes of bloody altars.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “It’s normally agreed that the question ‘How are you?’ doesn’t put you on your oath to give a full or honest answer.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Allegiance is a powerful force in human affairs; it will not do to treat someone as a mental serf if he is convinced that his thralldom is honorable and voluntary. From.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Friedrich Nietzsche: Was mich nicht umbringt macht mich st.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “In modern Greek history, there is a close relationship between national humiliation and political radicalization.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Unlike other countries, it was founded on written proclamations. America is an ideal as well as a republic. Its documents are open to revisions. They’re works in progress. There’s an invitation to participate.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “One of the most repellent spectacles at election times is the pretense of piety on the part of people running for office.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Religion is compulsory in English schools, you know.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “My little ankle-strap sandals curled with embarrassment for her.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “I still make sure to go, at least once every year, to a country where things cannot be taken for granted, and where there is either too much law and order or too little.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “The diet book is one of those fool-and-money separation devices that seems, like roulette or slot machines, never to lose its power.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “I have more than once in my time woken up feeling like death.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Created sick, and then commanded to be well.” This is one of the first, easiest, and most obvious of the satirical maxims that eventually lay waste to the illusion of faith.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “You can be a Polish American, or an Arab American, or a Greek American but you can’t be English American. Why not?”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “My challenge: Name an ethical statement or action, made or performed by a person of faith, that could not have been made or performed by a nonbeliever.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Millions of people die every day. Everyone’s got to go sometime.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “I do not believe any of the statistical claims that are made about public opinion. I don’t see why anybody does.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Human society is inconceivable unless words are to some extent bonds.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “Those who had alleged that a million civilians were dying from sanctions were willing, nay eager, to keep those same murderous sanctions if it meant preserving Saddam!”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “What word or expression do you most overuse? Re-reading a collection of my stuff, I was rather startled to find that it was ’perhaps.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “No school of philosophy has ever solved this question of whether being determines consciousness or the other way around. It may be a false antithesis.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “To be against rationalization is not the same as to be opposed to reasoning.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “I have often thought that when I do die it will be of sheer boredom...”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “I don’t think Romney is wacky at all, but religion makes intelligent people say and do wacky things, believe and affirm crazy things. Left on his own, Romney would never have said something like the Garden Of Eden was in Missouri, and will be again.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “It’s a better tradition for people who think for themselves and who don’t pray in aid of any supernatural authority. That’s what you should be spending your life is in spreading and deepening that tradition.”
Christopher Hitchens Quote: “One of the many problems with the American left has been its image as something rather too solemn, mirthless, herbivorous, dull, monochrome, righteous, and boring.”
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