Ian Hislop. Quotes
Date of birth
July 13, 1960
It is no longer acceptable in British politics to be fat or eccentric or religious.
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It's kind of hard in politics to forget that you're a Democrat or a Republican and remember that you're a father and a grandfather... and that they're entitled to more than they're getting.
Meanwhile, politics is about getting a candidate in front of the public as a star, politics as rock'n'roll, politics as a movie.
I am not comfortable discussing politics publicly; I am very comfortable talking about my friendships with people who happen to be in politics.
When you get fat, you get a new personality. You can't help it. Complete strangers ascribe it to you.
There are some people in politics and in the press who can't be confused by the facts. They just will not live in an evidence-based world. And that's regrettable.
I actually thought Pope Paul VI was the most tragic figure in the modern church, like Lyndon Johnson was a very tragic figure in politics in some ways.
One of the admirable features of British novelists is that they have no scruple about setting their stories in foreign settings with wholly foreign personnel.
There's a tendency in politics to attribute bad motivation much too quickly, and the sooner you attribute bad motivation to someone you disagree with, the harder it is to find some common ground to make some progress that would give people confidence that you got it more right than wrong.