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"A rule of thumb with humor; if you worry that you might be going too far, you have already not gone far enough. If everybody laughs, you have failed."  (Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian)

"I devoutly believe that words ought to be weapons. That is why I got into this business in the first place. I don't seek the title of 'inoffensive,' which I think is one of the nastiest things that could be said about an individual writer."  (Christopher Hitchens)

"In life we make progress by conflict and in mental life by argument and disputation.... There must be confrontation and opposition, in order that sparks must be kindled."  (Christopher Hitchens)

"The fox knows many small things, whereas the hedgehog knows one big thing. Ronald Reagan was neither a fox nor a hedgehog. He was as dumb as a stump."  (Christopher Hitchens)

"To be in opposition is not to be a nihilist. And there is no decent or charted way of making a living at it. It is something you are, and not something you do."  (Christopher Hitchens, Letters to a Young Contrarian)

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