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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

Generational Geographical

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

- 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

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

Wish Certainly Aaron

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

- Christopher Buckley

White Memoir Some

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

- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Politics Took Reagan

Whatever you thought of his politics, Ronald Reagan was a great man, a courageous man. He took an assassin's bullet and joked to the doctors as they desperately worked to save his life.

- 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

I Remember Utter Dad

My dad's one true quest in life was for the Platonic ideal of peanut butter. And I remember one day he announced, with a look of utter transfiguration on his face, that he had found paradise on Earth in a jar with a yellow cap. And it was called Red Wing.

- Christopher Buckley

Spaceship Organically

Lobbyists didn't descend from a spaceship. They evolved organically from the way we do business.

- Christopher Buckley

Been Martin Luther Putting

The tradition of putting candles on Christmas trees actually began in Germany. The person who came up with the idea is thought to have been Martin Luther, father of the Reformation.

- Christopher Buckley