George Meyer Quotes.
I want to be tolerant of other people’s beliefs. I have wonderful friends who are religious, and I don’t want to say that they’re dimwits. They should certainly be able to pursue what works for them. I’m just saying that it doesn’t work for me and I don’t want to pretend that it does.
I have nothing but respect for the purist who won’t work for the pharaoh. But I’m not that strong.
I guess I’m drawn to religion because I can be provocative without harming something people really care about, like their cars.
Advertising is a conscienceless industry, populated by cowards and idiots, that warps and drains everyone. It eggs on the worst in all of us. If I could eliminate either advertising or nuclear weapons, I would choose advertising.
I guess I started to realize that being an agnostic was such a wimpy position.
I resisted parenthood for a long, long time. But having a daughter has given me a sense of hopefulness that I didn’t have before.
I was brought up Catholic and, of course, I strayed and repudiated it. That’s a painful thing to go through, because you have to look back and realize that you wasted a gigantic chunk of your life.
I don’t know what the universe is all about, but to me, nothing is gained by slapping a God sticker on it. It has never been a comfort to me to believe there’s an all-seeing eye in the sky.
I find that the creative side of my brain and the archival side of my brain don’t work well together. When I’ve done my best work, I’ve been in a trance-like state.
I love that Voltaire was so willing to shock his readers with arbitrary cruelty. And I can completely relate to it.
The people who seem to have a lock on power get swept out in a couple of years. So it’s naГЇve to keep swinging at the same targets over and over. It took me a long time to realize, but most of the shackles that I flailed against were just illusory.
I prefer to linger on the periphery before making a commitment.
Men often struggle with their attraction to other women. They don’t quite understand why they have to be with the same woman forever.
There’s a built-up tension in religion, and if you can release it, you’ll get a huge and satisfying laugh.
Experience as much as you can and absorb a lot of reality. Otherwise, your writing will have the force of a Wiffle ball.
I tend to look at the world more from Voltaire’s perspective. Incidentally, if you haven’t read Candide lately, it’s a fabulous book. It’s riotously, laugh-out-loud funny in a way that no Shakespeare comedy will ever be.