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Christopher Buckley

American,  Novelist
Total Quotes : 26
Financial Been About

As for the financial world - I've been working in the Forbes building for eight years. You soak up a little bit of ambient stuff about all this - I know what a gold straddle is, what the Lombard rate is.

- Christopher Buckley

Title Everybody Works

I'd worked at the White House for two years, and I'd read a bunch of White House memoirs because everybody who works at the White House, even for five minutes, writes a memoir usually not less than 600 pages long - and never without the word 'power' in the title.

- Christopher Buckley

Date Inexperienced Half

At the senior prom for my Catholic boarding school, I was feeling manly, so I shaved, even though I didn't need to. Being inexperienced, I managed to slice a quarter-inch gash into my lower chin a half hour before I picked up my date.

- Christopher Buckley

Wish Certainly Aaron

I certainly wish I were as good-looking as Aaron Eckhart.

- Christopher Buckley

Old Republicans Old One

How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb? Three. One to mix the martinis, one to change the light bulb, and one to reminisce about how good the old one was.

- Christopher Buckley

New Like Shake

A new idea is like carbonated liquid in a bottle. You just sort of shake it until the cork pops, then you write and write.

- Christopher Buckley

Forgive Me Lot

I hope when I'm on my deathbed, people forgive me, because there is a lot to forgive.

- Christopher Buckley

Writers Being Suspect

I was an only child with a lot of time to kill. I suspect a lot of writers are only children, or only children become writers because it's a way of being alone.

- Christopher Buckley

Big About Dad

Her parents, Austin Taylor and Kathleen Taylor, were big deals in Vancouver - they were civic leaders, and he raced horses in the Kentucky Derby - and my mother grew up a debutante. And when she and my dad were married, there were about a thousand guests at that reception.

- Christopher Buckley

I Am Hack Even

I am not a political thinker. I'm not even much of a thinker. I'm a hack novelist.

- Christopher Buckley

White Memoir Some

I had some adventures at the White House, but hardly enough to fill a full memoir.

- Christopher Buckley

Career Other Spent

I spent, whether consciously or unconsciously, most of my career trying to be something other than William F. Buckley's son.

- Christopher Buckley

Been Bush Had

I had worked for George Bush as a speechwriter, and I read a lot of White House memoirs. They all have two themes: 'It Wasn't My Fault' and 'It Would Have Been Much Worse if I Hadn't Been There.'

- Christopher Buckley

Generational Geographical

Catch-22's admirers cross boundaries - ideological, generational, geographical.

- Christopher Buckley

World Planet Spin

We live - on a spinning planet in a world of spin.

- Christopher Buckley

Ship Nest I Remember

I remember standing in the crow's nest as we entered the misty Panama Canal, and the strange sensation as the 4,000-ton ship rose higher and higher inside the lock.

- Christopher Buckley

Cards Container Penicillin

You can't tell what's aboard a container ship. We carried every kind of cargo, all of it on view: a police car, penicillin, Johnnie Walker Red, toilets, handguns, lumber, Ping-Pong balls, and IBM data cards.

- Christopher Buckley

Mistake Think Been

It was a mistake to think that my views would have been taken on their own terms. It was a mistake to think that my last name wouldn't be a factor.

- Christopher Buckley

Memoir Wrote Parody

The first novel I wrote, 'The White House Mess,' was a comic novel. It came out in 1986. It was a parody in the form of a White House memoir.

- Christopher Buckley

Love Still Oscar

I love Oscar Wilde, still the wittiest writer of anyone, dead or living.

- Christopher Buckley