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Der Regierung Geld und Macht zu überlassen ist so, als überließe man Halbwüchsigen Whisky und Autoschlüssel.

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

- P. J. O'RourkeRegierung

Wenn Käufe und Verkäufe vom Gesetzgeber kontrolliert werden, sind die ersten Dinge, die gekauft und verkauft werden, die Gesetzgeber.

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.

- P. J. O'RourkeKorruption

Keine Droge, nicht einmal Alkohol, ist verantwortlich für die Krankheiten in unserer Gesellschaft. Wenn wir nach den Gründen für unsere Probleme suchen, dann sollten wir aufhören, die Menschen nach Drogen zu testen und anfangen, sie nach Dummheit, Ignoranz, Gier und Machtsucht testen.

Anyway, no drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed and love of power.

- P. J. O'RourkeDrogen

The great thing about being a print journalist is that you are permitted to duck. Cameramen get killed while the writers are flat on the floor. A war correspondent for the BBC dedicated his memoir to 50 fallen colleagues, and I guarantee you they were all taking pictures. I am only alive because I am such a chicken.

- P. J. O'Rourke

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.

- P. J. O'Rourke

They are just really stupid people in Hollywood. You write them a script, and they say they love it, they absolutely love it. Then they say, 'But doesn't it need a small dog, and an Eskimo, and shouldn't it be set in New Guinea?' And you say, 'But it is a sophisticated romantic comedy set in Paris.'

- P. J. O'Rourke