quote by Molly Ivins

When politicians start talking about large groups of their fellow Americans as 'enemies,' it's time for a quiet stir of alertness. Polarizing people is a good way to win an election, and also a good way to wreck a country.

— Molly Ivins

Most Powerful Wrecks quotations

Man once surrendering his reason, has no remaining guard against absurdities the most monstrous, and like a ship without rudder, is the sport of every wind. With such persons, gullibility, which they call faith, takes the helm from the hand of reason, and the mind becomes a wreck.

An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site.

Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

Too often in recent history liberal governments have been wrecked on rocks of loose fiscal policy.

Usury once in control will wreck the nation.

There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.

Girl, you better check yourself before you wreck yourself!

We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud, and the rain.

I recorded a song called, I Fall to Pieces, and I was in a car wreck.

Now I'm worried because I have a brand-new record, and it's called Crazy!

We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks.

That's what connects us-that we're all broken, all beautifully imperfect.

For too long, we’ve called unbelievers to “invite Jesus into your life.

” Jesus doesn’t want to be in your life. Your life is a wreck. Jesus calls you into his life. And his life isn’t boring or purposeless or static. It’s wild and exhilarating and unpredictable.

A helping word to one in trouble is often like a switch on a railroad track-an inch between wreck and smooth-rolling prosperity.

I am not one of those who believe - broadly speaking - that women are better than men. We have not wrecked railroads, nor corrupted legislatures, nor done many unholy things that men have done; but then we must remember that we have not had the chance.

Sometimes people say I should see a therapist, but I don't want any therapist wrecking my weirdness.

Anxiety and Ennui are the Scylla and Charybdis on which the bark of human happiness is most often wrecked.

I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.

Metaphysics is a dark ocean without shores or lighthouse, strewn with many a philosophic wreck.

Overhead will eat you alive if not constantly viewed as a parasite to be exterminated. Never mind the bleating of those you employ. Hold out until mutiny is imminent before employing even a single additional member of staff. More start-ups are wrecked by overstaffing than by any other cause, bar failure to monitor cash flow.

In your life’s journey, there will be excitement and fulfillment, boredom and routine, and even the occasional train wreck… But when you have picked a dream that is bigger than you personally, that truly reflects the ideals that you cherish, and that can positively affect others, then you will always have another reason for carrying on.

Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty.

Intimate or drastic elements in the work of others are untouchable and should not be commented upon even in their absence. Private conflicts, quarrels, sentiments, animosities are unavoidable in any human group. It is our duty towards creation to keep these in check in so far as they might deform and wreck the work process.

The cynic is his own worst enemy. It requires far less skill to run a wrecking company than it does to be an architect.

When anyone asks me how I can best describe my experiences of nearly forty years at sea, I merely say uneventful. I have never been in an accident of any sort worth speaking about....I never saw a wreck and have never been wrecked, nor was I ever in any predicament that threatened to end in disaster of any sort.

The psychologist, Paul Rozin, an expert on disgust, observed that a single cockroach will completely wreck the appeal of a bowl of cherries, but a cherry will do nothing at all for a bowl of cockroaches.

You win some, lose some, and wreck some.

But I will say that the drugs are much more ferocious then they used to be.

There are people wrecking their lives with addiction, which seems much more severe.

I didn't confess how wrecked I was. Let them keep thinking I was Superwoman if they wanted. I knew the truth.

I talk about going to his [George W. Bush's] Inauguration and crying when he took the oath, 'cause I was so afraid he was going to "wreck the economy and muck up the drinking water"... the failure of my pessimistic imagination at that moment boggles my mind now.

That's what I want to be when I grow up, just a peaceful wreck holding hands with other peaceful wrecks.

Weak leadership can wreck the soundest strategy

To the lack of incentive to effort, which is the awful shadow under which we live, may be traced the wreck and ruin of scores of colored youth.

Jesus wrecked my life, shattered it to pieces, and put it back together more beautifully.

Families, when a child is born Want it to be intelligent.

I, through intelligence, Having wrecked my whole life, Only hope the baby will prove Ignorant and stupid. Then he will crown a tranquil life By becoming a Cabinet Minister.

Why did the generals who have been so ready to term me a complaisant and incompetent yes-man fail to secure my removal? Was that all that difficult? No, that wasn't it; the truth was that nobody would have been ready to replace me, because each one knew that he would end up just as much a wreck as I.