Molly Ivins Quotes

Being slightly paranoid is like being slightly pregnant – it tends to get worse. Molly Ivins

It’s hard to argue against cynics – they always sound smarter than optimists because they have so much evidence on their side. Molly Ivins

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. Molly Ivins

Any nation that can survive what we have lately in the way of government, is on the high road to permanent glory. Molly Ivins

Satire is traditionally the weapon of the powerless against the powerful. I only aim at the powerful. When satire is aimed at the powerless, it is not only cruel – it’s vulgar. Molly Ivins

I believe in practicing prudence at least once every two or three years. Molly Ivins

During a recent panel on the numerous failures of American journalism, I proposed that almost all stories about government should begin: ‘Look out! They’re about to smack you around again!’ Molly Ivins

I know vegetarians don’t like to hear this, but God made an awful lot of land that’s good for nothing but grazing. Molly Ivins

In Texas, we do not hold high expectations for the governor’s office; it’s mostly been occupied by crooks, dorks and the comatose. Molly Ivins

I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part, and discuss it only with consenting adults. Molly Ivins