P.-J.-O'Rourke

I started this a year ago as a portfolio piece to show to a couple of schools. Didn’t end up finishing it in time so I decided to stretch my Illustrator muscles for a bit and refined it this morning.

I’m considering making this a regular thing; creating an illustration for a random quote. What do you think? Any suggestions for good quotes?

The Tenth Commandment sends a message to socialists, to egalitarians, to people obsessed with fairness, to American presidential candidates in the year 2000 – to everyone who believes that wealth should be redistributed. And that message is clear and concise: Go to Hell.
—  P. J. O'Rourke (1947- )
US humorist, journalist, & political commentator
Source: his book, Eat the Rich
One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it’s remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver’s license.
—  P. J. O'Rourke

The government is huge, stupid, greedy and makes nosy, officious and dangerous intrusions into the smallest corners of life - this much we can stand. But the real problem is that government is boring. We could cure or mitigate the other ills Washington visits on us if we could only bring ourselves to pay attention to Washington itself. But we cannot.
(P. J. O'Rourke)

Think of what big governments have gotten up to in this century : not one, but
two world wars, the gulag, the holocaust, aerial bombing of civilian population
centers, the Berlin Wall, nuclear explosions, the post office. A wicked
individual might want these, but he wouldn’t have the cash and connections to
get them. A villainous corporation could afford them but has to market the
products. The Vietnam draft would be a tough sell for even the most fiendish
businessmen. “Get shot! Get killed! Get diseases from foreign women who despise
you in their hearts!
—  P. J. O'Rourke