Art Buchwald

(Arthur Buchwald)

Art Buchwald
Art Buchwald
  • Born: October 20, 1925
  • Died: January 17, 2007
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Writer









Quote Topics Cited
Everybody in Washington works for me. Media, Journalism & The Press
George W. Bush reminds every American woman of her first husband. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Have you ever seen a candidate talking to a rich person on television? Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Humor is hostility. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
I couldn't stand people writing about me the way I write about politicians. Media, Journalism & The Press
I worship the quicksand he walks in. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
I’ve had two depressions serious enough to require hospitalization. I think I survived both, though when I see Pat Buchanan on television, I’m not sure. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
If politicians are good copy, I like them. If not, I don’t care about them. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it. Miscellaneous
Jessie Helms is trying to protect people from pornography and close down all the art shows in the United States, but he wants subsidies for tobacco that kills people. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Nixon put a lot of bread on my table ... I became rich thanks to Richard Nixon. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Nothing beats Reaganomics—though herpes can run it pretty close. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
People in Washington do things that they shouldn’t do because they owe somebody. Morality, Ethics & Conflict of Interest
Ronald Reagan's advisors know that if he goes to sleep for even five minutes during the second debate, he'll be in trouble. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
Tax reform is taking taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed. Taxes
To help people who do not have any hope, helps you. Miscellaneous
Washington is riddled with unstable people who are either depressed or make other people depressed. Compliments, Insults & Rebukes
We have a two-party, three-network system. Media, Journalism & The Press
Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got. Time ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
You can't make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All you're doing is recording it. Society ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
A bad liver is to a Frenchman what a nervous breakdown is to an American. Everyone has had one and everyone wants to talk about it.
Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was. Time
I always wanted to get into politics, but I was never light enough to make the team. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
So far things are going my way. I am known in the hospice as The Man Who Wouldn't Die. I don't know if this is true or not, but I think some people, not many, are starting to wonder why I'm still around.
Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed before.
Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
The buffalo isn't as dangerous as everyone makes him out to be. Statistics prove that in the United States more Americans are killed in automobile accidents than are killed by buffalo.
The powder is mixed with water and tastes exactly like powder mixed with water.
This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday... I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me - Homeland Security.