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I sometimes joke, Paula, even paranoid people have enemies.
Wine is a turncoat; first a friend and then an enemy.
I think we should all talk to our enemies and talk to our friends. Talk! That's the only way we'll find solutions.
The science of booby-trapping has taken a good deal of the fun out of following hot on the enemy's heels.
A. J. Liebling
Governments exist to protect the rights of minorities. The loved and the rich need no protection: they have many friends and few enemies.
New terms used like, 'overseas contingency operation' instead of the word 'war' - that reflects a worldview that is out of touch with the enemy that we face. We can't spin our way out of this threat.
I'm not a good person to have as an enemy; say nice things about me.
It's absolutely philistine not to recognize what a great book 'An American Dream' is. Norman Mailer is his own worst enemy, and if you don't catch him in a defensive position, he'll admit it. I'd really like to help that man.
Historically, defense spending cuts have preceded increased international turmoil as America's global enemies sense a failure of will.
There is no more sombre enemy of good art than the pram in the hall.
Terrorism is a real despair. These are people for whom life has been so negative that they're willing to die if they can take down some of their enemies.
John Shelby Spong
I can't afford a whole new set of enemies.
I don't know the capabilities of our enemies. But I found it quite easy to circumvent security at certain phone companies throughout the United States. So if an inquisitive kid can do it, why can't a cyberterrorist do it?
Bin Laden does reprehensible activities, and we should surely take care of that by killing him as soon as we can. But he's not an irrational man. He's a very worthy enemy. He's an enemy to worry about.
Emotion is always the enemy of wise statesmanship.
The bourgeois novel is the greatest enemy of truth and honesty that was ever invented. It's a vast, sentimentalizing structure that reassures the reader, and at every point, offers the comfort of secure moral frameworks and recognizable characters.
J. G. Ballard
Little by little he came to recognize the difference between the spirits that agitated him, one from the enemy and one from God.
Soldiers willingly, sometimes foolishly, risk their own lives to keep their comrades out of enemy hands.
The true enemies of Social Security and Medicare are those who defend an imploding status quo.
Oh, happy day when the enemies of ascendancy have got to confess that people of color rock.
In a media culture, we not only judge strangers by how they look but by the images of how they look. So we want attractive pictures of our heroes and repulsive images of our enemies.
The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
If we fight our enemy using the same inhumane and morally bankrupt techniques that we are trying to stop, we will simply become what we have beheld.
Even paranoids have real enemies.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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