P. J. O'rourke Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old p. j. o'rourke quotes, p. j. o'rourke sayings, and p. j. o'rourke proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Predicting innovation is something of a self-canceling exercise: the most probable innovations are probably the least innovative.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Because of their size, parents may be difficult to discipline properly.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Popular culture has become engorged, broadening and thickening until it's the only culture anyone notices.     

P. J. O'Rourke

The young are adept at learning, but even more adept at avoiding it.     

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There's one more terrifying fact about old people: I'm going to be one soon.     

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Everything that's fun in life is dangerous.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Never be unfaithful to a lover, except with your wife.     

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Only a few good leaders have paused to reflect seriously on being leaders.     

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Soldiers are not policemen, and it's very unfair, even for those soldiers who have some police training, to burden them with police duties. It's not what they're trained for, or equipped for.     

P. J. O'Rourke

A firm, hearty handshake gives a good first impression, and you'll never be forgiven if you don't live up to it.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Gun violence has cost us too many political leaders, and hardly ever the worst ones.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Marijuana is self-punishing. It makes you acutely sensitive, and in this world, what worse punishment could there be?     

P. J. O'Rourke

Fish is the only food that is considered spoiled once it smells like what it is.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Gay marriage acceptance is happening in the blink of an eye.     

P. J. O'Rourke

There are a lot of mysterious things about boats, such as why anyone would get on one voluntarily.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Any terrorism is an attack on libertarian values.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work, and then they get elected and prove it.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Agriculture is a business that has been up to its bib overalls in politics since the first Thanksgiving dinner kickback to the Indians for subsidizing Pilgrim maize production with fish head fertilizer grants.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Pollution is a problem, and there's the whole problem of the spoiling of the commons, but we've addressed the pollution problem on a variety of different levels in a variety of ways, and it's worked pretty well.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.     

P. J. O'Rourke

The Australian language is easier to learn than boat talk. It has a vocabulary of about six words.     

P. J. O'Rourke

The budget doesn't have much control over the government. Then again, the government doesn't have much control over the budget.     

P. J. O'Rourke

The most futuristic aspect of the House of the Future was that it was made almost entirely of plastic.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Globalization is simply opening the free marketplace to encompass the entire world.     

P. J. O'Rourke

In theory, taxes should be like shopping. What I buy is government services. What I pay are my taxes.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Network television has been attempting to lure viewers for years with its low-interest programming only to have those viewers discover later that their brains are bankrupt.     

P. J. O'Rourke

Self-interest leads to honing your skills, the better to trade with.     

P. J. O'Rourke

A person has got to balance work and life and family in order to be a balanced person.     

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