William F. Buckley Quotations

William F. Buckley

Anyone who lies about Gore Vidal is doing him a favor.

I get satisfaction of three kinds. One is creating something, one is getting paid for it, and the other is the feeling that I haven't been sitting on my ass all afternoon.

It is not true that rules are made to be broken. But it is true that breaking the rules can be lifesaving.

I would like to electrocute everyone who uses the word 'fair' in connection with income tax policies.

The endorsement of public executions has been pretty much abandoned, in the general search for the insulation from unpleasant activity, other than sexual depravity.

The Federal Aviation Administration had a computer profiling system on passengers, but it actually excluded mention of passengers' race, ethnicity, national origin or religion. One wonders: What DOES the profiling system include?

The Internet is the happiest intellectual, journalistic and educational development in history.

You cannot paint "Mona Lisa" by assigning one dab each to a thousand painters.