My collection of favorite quotes from political commentator and satirist Molly Ivins (blessed be her memory). —Ken Sehested
•So keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to have fun doin’ it. ’Cause you don’t always win. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin’ ass and celebratin’ the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was.
•It's hard to argue against cynics—they always sound smarter than optimists because they have so much evidence on their side
•I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps themselves up in the Constitution over someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps themselves up in the flag.
•Oh, hell, I can’t go on a spiritual journey—I'm constipated.
•We've had trickle down economics in the country for ten years now, and most of us aren't even damp yet.
•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.
•I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults.
•It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America.
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