Best Christopher Hitchens inspiring image quotes and sayings

Best Christopher Hitchens inspiring image quotes and sayings


 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote


Christopher Eric Hitchens was a British-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, journalist, and social critic. Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of over 30 books, including five collections of essays on culture, politics, and literature.

Born: April 13, 1949, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Died: December 15, 2011, Houston, Texas, United States

Children: Antonia Hitchens, Alexander Hitchens, Sophia Hitchens



The first False Issue one normally encounters is the claim that it has 'no real power'. One never quite knows what 'real' is intended to mean here, but the conventions of the False Issue lead one to guess that the word is doing duty for 'formal'. This is the red herring introduced. A moment later, the same speaker is telling another listener of all the good things that monarchy is a 'force' for. These good things invariably turn out to be connected to power. They are things like 'stability', 'unity', 'national cohesion', 'continuity' and other things for which powerless people would find it difficult to be a force. Edmund Wilson would have had little trouble noticing, furthermore, that all the above good things are keywords for conservative and establishment values.


 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote



 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote


Hitchens: "Let me ask a question to Mr Heston: can he tell me, clockwise, what countries have frontiers and borders with Iraq, starting from Kuwait?"

 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote
Religious ideas, supposedly private matters between man and god, are in practice always political ideas.
 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote

Hitchens: "Let me ask a question to Mr. Heston: can he tell me, clockwise, what countries have frontiers and borders with Iraq, starting from Kuwait?"
 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote

 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote


For a lot of people, their first love is what they'll always remember. For me it's always been the first hate, and I think that hatred, though it provides often rather junky energy, is a terrific way of getting you out of bed in the morning and keeping you going. If you don't let it get out of hand, it can be canalized into writing. In this country where people love to be nonjudgmental when they can be, which translates as, on the whole, lenient, there are an awful lot of bubble reputations floating around that one wouldn't be doing one's job if one didn't itch to prick.

 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote

In today's Britain, the idea that there could be a Constitution more powerful - and even sacrosanct - than any crowned head or elected politician (thus abolishing the false antithesis between hereditary monarchs and capricious presidents) is thought of as a breathtakingly new and daring idea.

 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote
I can never quite decide whether the anti-Columbus movement is merely risible or faintly sinister... It is sinister, though, because it is an ignorant celebration of stasis and backwardness, with an unpleasant tinge of self-hatred.

 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote

 “Many religions now come before us with ingratiating smirks and outspread hands, like an unctuous merchant in a bazaar. They offer consolation and solidarity and uplift, competing as they do in a marketplace. But we have a right to remember how barbarically they behaved when they were strong and were making an offer that people could not refuse.”
― Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote


 “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”
― Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian



 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote

“Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.”
― Christopher Hitchens, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything



 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote

“Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the 'transcendent' and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don't be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you.”
― Christopher Hitchens

 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote


“To terrify children with the image of hell, to consider women an inferior creation—is that good for the world?”
― Christopher Hitchens

 Christopher Hitchens atheism quote


The United States, for example, has never had a President as bad as George III, but neither has Britain had a king as admirable as George Washington (of whom William Thackeray rightly said that 'his glory will descend to remotest ages' while the memory of the sovereign went the other way). Still, even to concede this obvious argument is to make it plain that a bad monarch is at least as likely as a bad president even given the caprice of random selection by the hereditary principle...






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