Talk:George Will

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The following alleged quotations were moved here from the former "Unsourced" section of the main article. Please feel free to find the correct sources and move into the appropriate location. 121a0012 03:49, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

  • A properly functioning free market system does not spring spontaneously from society's soil as crabgrass springs from suburban lawns. Rather, it is a complex creation of laws and mores... Capitalism is a government program.
  • Few things are as stimulating as other people’s calamities observed from a safe distance.
  • Childhood is frequently a solemn business for those inside it.
  • The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.
  • There may be more poetry than justice in poetic justice.
  • The future has a way of arriving unannounced.
  • World War II was the last government program that really worked.
  • The Berlin Wall is the defining achievement of socialism.
  • This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant.
  • Revisiting the Revolutionary War is a bracing reminder that the fate of a continent, and the shape of the modern world, turned on the free choices of remarkably few Americans defying an empire.
  • Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
  • (A)ctivist, interventionalist, regulating, subsidizing government is generally a servant of the strong and entrenched against the weak and aspiring.
  • Anyone can have a bad century. (In reference to his beloved Chicago Cubs, who have not won a World Series since 1908)
  • Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games, are created equal.
  • Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
  • Christian Science without the Christianity, sounds good to me. [referring to free-market ideology]- Interview with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, June 3 2008.
  • "It is a classification that no longer classifies." (Referring to the Stimulus bill on 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos' 2/8/2009).
  • "That is the fallacy of the false assumption." (Referring to Congress only having the choice of passing the Stimulus bill or doing nothing for the economy on 'This Week with George Stephanopoulos' 2/15/2009).
  • "You are a pyromaniac in a field of straw men." (To Sam Donaldson on 'This Week with George Stephanopouls' 2/15/2009).
  • Surely in a democracy it's time for us to quit being sentimental and say the question we settle in an election is not whether elites shall rule, but which elite shall rule.