“His super-sized fondness for life, humans, activity, accomplishment, makes you aware of your own negative mind” and “his drive, his fame, the public nature of everything he does, makes you giddily grateful for the humble scale of your own life.”
- George Saunders
“I like the fact that his name is Barack Hussein Obama, and that his father was a Muslim and that his paternal grandmother is a Muslim…There’s a billion people on the planet that are Muslims, and I think that experience is a big deal.”
- Bob Kerrey
“You could argue that even the world’s worst fascist dictators at least meant well. They honestly thought [they] were doing good things for their countries by suppressing blacks/eliminating Jews/eradicating free enterprise/repressing individual thought/killing off rivals/invading neighbors, etc….Bush set a new precedent. He came into office with the attitude of ‘I’m so tired of the public good. What about my good? What about my rich friends’ good?’”
- Peter Mehlman
“Nobody can bask in applause with quite so much style — the gentle wave, the grin the shape of a sideways comma, the sense that he knows he deserves the accolades and yet is humbled by all the clapping, which makes people clap harder….He still has this way of presenting his ideas for reforms as simple, elegant solutions…”
- David Segal
“…Clinton is now a historical figure who remains a breathing, walking presence, and when he enters a room of strangers, even those who didn’t vote for him react as if witnessing a small miracle.”
- Matt Bai
“What, in my background, equips me to deal with evil and bad men?”
- Hillary Clinton , January 28, 2007.
“White males are most responsible for the destruction of human life and environment on the planet today.”
- Robin Morgan , 1970.
“It is now technically possible to reproduce without the aid of males . . . and to produce only females. We must begin immediately to do so. The male is a biological accident. . . . The male has made the world a sh**pile.”
- Valerie Solanas , 1970.
“I am writing this essay sitting beside an anonymous white male that I long to murder.”
- bell hooks , 1995.
“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”
- Irina Dunn