Molly Ivins Quotes

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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.


Personally, I think government is a tool, like a hammer.  You can use a hammer to build with or you can use a hammer to destroy with.  There is nothing intrinsically good or evil about the hammer itself.  It is the purposes to which it is put and the skill with which it is used that determine whether the hammer's work is good or bad.


I believe politics is the finest form of entertainment in the state of Texas: better than the zoo, better than the circus, rougher than football, and even more aesthetically satisfying than baseball. Becoming a fan of this arcane art form will yield a body endless joy—besides, they make you pay for it whether you pay attention or not.