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  • Remember that no matter how selfish, how cruel, how unfeeling you have been today, every time you take a breath, you make a flower happy.
  • About his ideology, "I'm not a Liberal, I'm a Radical!"
  • About Liberals and Conservatives, "Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen."
  • About Politics & Evolution, "There were four million people in the American Colonies and we had Jefferson and Franklin. Now we have over 200 million and the two top guys are Clinton and Dole. What can you draw from this? Darwin was wrong!"
  • About George W. Bush, "He's the face on the can. But who canned that soup?"
  • About Cosmetic Sugery, "There's so much Botox around now that you can't tell when a Jewish girl is angry!"
  • About Comedy, "It has changed. It isn't funny anymore!"
  • To Otto Preminger about his film Exodus, "Otto - let my people go" (reputed - referring to its 220 minute length)
  • Asked his motto: "If you can't join them, beat them."
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