John Derbyshire Quotes.

1. "Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy."
- Quote by John Derbyshire

2. "Books, in the plural lose their solidity of substance and become a gas, filling all available space."
- Quote by John Derbyshire

3. "The arts and humanities are not mere entertainment, to be turned to for relaxation after a busy day spent solving differential equations; they are our templates for living, for governing ourselves and our societies. Nor can science offer any help with the knottier problems besetting the human race. It can remedy bad smells, bad pains, and bad roads, but not bad behavior, bad government, or bad ideas."
- Quote by John Derbyshire

4. "As a result of these news stories, millions of people must have become aware of "niggardly," who otherwise would never have heard it, let alone thought to use it. If this is right, and the word has a new currency, it is probably not the currency I would wish for. The word's new lease of life is probably among manufacturers and retailers of sophomoric humor. I bet that even as I write, some adolescent boys, in the stairwell of some high school somewhere in America, are accusing each other of being niggardly, and sniggering at their own outrageous wit. I bet … Wait a minute. Sniggering? Oh, my God …"
- Quote by John Derbyshire

5. "A very civilized thing, glass—almost an index of civilization. When civilization retreats, it leaves behind broken glass."
- Quote by John Derbyshire

6. "A few decades back one could get a pretty good idea of someone’s overall political stance by finding out how much he hates rich people; the equivalent today is finding out how much he hates white people."
- Quote by John Derbyshire

7. "If you're not thinking about numbers, you're probably not thinking."
- John Derbyshire, From the Dissident Right II: Essays 2013

8. "I preach that odd defiant melancholy that sees the dreadful loneliness of the human soul and the pitiful disaster of human life as ever redeemable and redeemed by compassion, friendship and love."
- John Derbyshire, Fire from the Sun

9. "The more depressed and maladjusted you are, the more likely it is that you are seeing things right, with minimal bias"
- John Derbyshire, We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism

10. "Ninety percent of paid work is time-wasting crap. The world gets by on the other ten."
- John Derbyshire, We Are Doomed: Reclaiming Conservative Pessimism

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