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William F Buckley Jr Quotes

I told you I'll be ready in FIVE minutes, stop calling me every half hour
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Together is my favorite place to be
Chocolate is the answer. Who cares what the question is
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Men go shopping to buy what they need. Women go shopping to find out what they want
I like me a little bit more when i'm with you
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A true friend is someone who accepts your past, supports your present and encourages your future
You had me at hello
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When I first saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew
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Why should any country continue, forever, to be great?  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) Scientists are people who build the Brooklyn Bridge and then buy it  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) If Bach is not in Heaven, I am not going!  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) The New York Times, whose editorial department sounds like Cotton Mather rewriting Eleanor Roosevelt  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) A Conservative is a fellow who is standing athwart history yelling ‘Stop!  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples’ money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people’s freedom and security  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) [the Magazine National Review] stands athwart history, yelling Stop, at a time when no one is inclined to do so, or to have much patience with those who so urge it  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word ‘fair’ in connection with income tax policies  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) Life can’t be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) One can’t doubt that the American objective in Iraq has failed - different plans have to be made. And the kernel here is the acknowledgement of defeat  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) We are, always, reminded of the old saw: What would happen if the Soviet Union took over the Sahara Desert? Answer: Nothing for 50 years. After that there would be a shortage of sand  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) I grew up, as reported, in a large family of Catholics without even a decent ration of tentativeness among the lot of us about our religious faith  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) They told me if I voted for Goldwater, he would get us into a war in Vietnam. Well, I voted for Goldwater and that’s what happened  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) Now it is one thing to say I say it that people shouldn’t consume psychoactive drugs. It is entirely something else to condone marijuana laws, the application of which resulted, in 1995, in the arrest of 588,963 Americans. Why are we so afraid to inform ourselves on the question?  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) They [Theodore White and Lou Harris] took turns weeping, and finally concluded that Rockefeller got the votes of everyone in California who is a Negro, a Jew, a Mexican, and a college graduate, while Goldwater got the votes of every millionaire. Which certainly makes California the land of opportunity  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) Liberals, it has been said, are generous with other peoples’ money, except when it comes to questions of national survival when they prefer to be generous with other people’s freedom and security.  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) Kennedy after all has lots of glamour - Gregory Peck with an atom bomb in his holster  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) The wisest choice would be the one who would win. No sense running Mona Lisa in a beauty contest. I’d be for the most right, viable candidate who could win. If you could convince me that Barry Goldwater could win, I’d vote for him. [1967]  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) I’d rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) Enthusiasm for conservation can be fashioned into a nasty weapon for those who dislike business on general principles.  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) He [Cassius Clay] became a Black Muslim, which is a pseudo-religion for unbright neurotics who feel the need to hate all white people.  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) I’ve always believed that conservatism is the politics of reality, and that reality ultimately asserts itself in a reasonably free society, in behalf of the conservative position.  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) No one since the Garden of Eden - which the serpent forsook in order to run for higher office - has imputed to politicians great purity of motive.  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) Even if one takes every reefer madness allegation of the prohibitionists at face value, marijuana prohibition has done far more harm to far more people than marijuana ever could.  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word ‘fair’ in connection with income tax policies.  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) I grew up, as reported, in a large family of Catholics without even a decent ration of tentativeness among the lot of us about our religious faith.  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) For people who like that sort of thing, that’s the sort of thing they like  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes) A society is not ‘free’ merely because the freedoms the people are doing away with are those they voted at the last election to do without.  (William F Buckley Jr Quotes)
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