Molly Ivins Quotes

Molly Ivins


If you really wanted to settle down the Middle East, if what you wanted was change in the Middle East, it is perfectly obvious that the first step is resolving the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

Molly Ivins

#Palestinian #Resolving


I still believe in Hope - mostly because there's no such place as Fingers Crossed, Arkansas.

Molly Ivins

#Fingers


Good thing we've still got politics in Texas - finest form of free entertainment ever invented.

Molly Ivins

#Finest #Good Thing


When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as 'enemies,' it's time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country.

Molly Ivins

#Stir #Wrecks


You look at the large problems that we face - that would be overpopulation, water shortages, global warming and AIDS, I suppose - all of that needs international cooperation to be solved.

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#Global warming


Humanism is not alive and well in Texas. Different colors and types of Texans do not like one another, nor do they pretend to.

Molly Ivins


Having breast cancer is massive amounts of no fun. First they mutilate you; then they poison you; then they burn you. I have been on blind dates better than that.

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#Breast Cancer #Dates


I am not anti-gun. I'm pro-knife. Consider the merits of the knife. In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We'd turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don't ricochet. And people are seldom killed while cleaning their knives.

Molly Ivins


Many a time freedom has been rolled back - and always for the same sorry reason: fear.

Molly Ivins

#Freedom #Time


Although it is true that only about 20 percent of American workers are in unions, that 20 percent sets the standards across the board in salaries, benefits and working conditions. If you are making a decent salary in a non-union company, you owe that to the unions. One thing that corporations do not do is give out money out of the goodness of their hearts.

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#Salary #Unions


As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office.

Molly Ivins

#Legislature #Screw You #Whiskey


Being slightly paranoid is like being slightly pregnant - it tends to get worse.

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#Paranoid


nothing like a few restful weeks contemplating the decline of civilization to restore the humors. What I did on my summer vacation was listen to a lot of people talk about the decline of practically everything - you could call it the leisure of the theory class.

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#Civilization #Practically


Calling George Bush shallow is like calling a dwarf short.

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#Bush #George


Behind a smoke screen of high-profile female appointees and soothing slogans, George W. Bush is waging war on women.

Molly Ivins

#Bush #Female #George #Profile