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1. "I guess I was the most unbohemian of all bohemians. My bohemianism consisted of not wanting to get involved with the stupid stuff that I thought people wanted you to get involved with - ... namely America... Dwight Eisenhower, McCarthyism and all those great things."
Author: Amiri Baraka
2. "Jenny McCarthy was the one I thought could turn me straight. I thought that if I could just get my shot with her, it could happen."
Author: Andy Cohen
3. "I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.[Cormac McCarthy's Venomous Fiction, New York Times, April 19, 1992]"
Author: Cormac McCarthy
4. "Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch-hunts."
Author: Desi Arnaz
5. "The author of McCarthyism was given the distinction of addressing the Republican National Convention. This strikes terror in the hearts of honest men."
Author: Emanuel Celler
6. "Angel?" he whispered in the dark. "Yes?" "What does it feel like to love someone?" A lump caught in my throat and I lightly ran my fingers down his bare arm. "It feels like this." "That's what I thought." -Erin McCarthy/The Coming Dark"
Author: Erin McCarthy
7. "No one has a name in 'The Road.' Like Cormac McCarthy's novel from which it's adapted, 'The Road' features characters such as the man, the boy, the wife, the old man and the veteran."
Author: Garret Dillahunt
8. "John Ashcroft is not a patriot, John Ashcroft is a descendant of Joseph McCarthy."
Author: Howard Dean
9. "At the height of the McCarthy period, writers were being hounded."
Author: Irwin Shaw
10. "Of the modern critics, although I disagree with almost everything she says, I admire Mary McCarthy's eloquence and social observation in 'Sights and Spectacles'; she thinks in print, but she doesn't have a real feel for the stage."
Author: John Lahr
11. "Melissa McCarthy just opened this new movie, 'Identity Thief,' and Rex Reed, who's a known critic, wrote a scathing commentary on her weight. I think that weight designation is one of the last frontiers of bullying. I don't know what the right 'ism' for it is, but I think that there's a level of that that's happening that's certainly not okay."
Author: Josh Gad
12. "And as for people shunning us because of our known association with homosexuals"—here she wiggled her eyebrows, because she sounded ridiculously like Joseph McCarthy—"I say we don't want new members who would think like that. We want people who will admire us for taking a stand and who will say, ‘Yes, that's Christianity; that's how I want to live it and that's the church I want to belong to."
Author: Julia Spencer Fleming
13. "I admired Eugene McCarthy's courage and although I left his Senate staff after four years to accept a job as the researcher on the editorial page of the 'Washington Post,' I remained an admirer."
Author: Kitty Kelley
14. "One more recent novelist to come along is Cormac McCarthy. Him, I like."
Author: Leslie Fiedler
15. "I'm a big John Steinbeck fan. Cormac McCarthy. I've always loved the stories of regular people. Mark Twain, too. When you look back at some of the epic writers of our country's history, very rarely do you find upper-class royalty. We seem to delve into the struggle of life and the labor of life much more frequently."
Author: Lucas Neff
16. "Huddled in her mink in the Kansas City airport, she had a vision of women writing about sex as openly as male writers, but quite, quite differently. Some women would treat sex much as men did,as conquest, as adventure--in a way as McCarthy had. Other women would treat female sexuality far less romantically then men who did not consider themselves romantics, like Hemingway, were wont to. The earth would not move, no, there would be more biology and less theatrics. Women had less ego involvement in sex than men did, but far more at stake economically."
Author: Marge Piercy
17. "A man has to be Joe McCarthy to be called ruthless. All a woman has to do is put you on hold."
Author: Marlo Thomas
18. "I believed in realism, as summarized by John McCarthy's comment to the effect that if we worked really hard, we'd have an intelligent system in from four to four hundred years."
Author: Marvin Minsky
19. "John Ventimiglia, who was on 'The Sopranos,' was in my first acting class and we have been friends since that time. Alec Baldwin was in my class back then, Sean Young and Andrew McCarthy."
Author: Michael Imperioli
20. "McCarthy emerged in the person of Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin."
Author: Pat Buchanan
21. "That was a tremendous learning experience," said McCarthy. "Never judge a book by its cover; open it up. If you treat a kid who is buying a $19.95 belt the same as a businessman buying a $1,995 Oxford suit, you will be successful. That kid might become a customer for life."
Author: Robert Spector
22. "Not only to myself or before the mirror or at the hour of my death, which I hope will be long in coming, but in the presence of my children and my wife and in the face of the peaceful life I'm building, I must acknowledge: (1) That under Stalin I wouldn't have wasted my youth in the gulag or ended up with a bullet in the back of my head. (2) That in the McCarthy era I wouldn't have lost my job or had to pump gas at a gas station. (3) That under Hitler, however, I would have been one of those who chose the path of exile, and that under Franco I wouldn't have composed sonnets to the caudillo or the Holy Virgin like so many lifelong democrats. One thing is as true as the other. My bravery has its limits, certainly, but so does what I'm willing to swallow. Everything that begins as comedy ends as tragicomedy."
Author: Roberto Bolaño
23. "Sparks recently went on record as saying he is a greater novelist than Cormac McCarthy. This is true in the same sense that I am a better novelist than William Shakespeare. Sparks also said his novels are like Greek Tragedies. This may actually be true. I can't check it out because, tragically, no really bad Greek tragedies have survived."
Author: Roger Ebert
24. "I'll only work on TV shows that have a 'Sookie' on them! Those are the only shows that will cast me. And I've never even met a Sookie in my life. Sookie on 'Gilmore Girls' was played by Melissa McCarthy. And Sookie, played by Anna Paquin, is number one on the call sheet on 'True Blood.' Somebody should write another script with a Sookie in it."
Author: Todd Lowe
25. "Cormac McCarthy's language is perfect. He is in my view the greatest living American prose stylist."
Author: Tommy Lee Jones
26. "...my beloved Eudosia [a member of Buckley's household staff], who is Cuban, very large, quite old, and altogether superstitious, and speaks only a word or two of English (even though she has been with us for 19 years), is quite certain that the gentleman who raped the 16-year-old girl in New Caanan three years ago and escaped has successfully eluded the police only because of his resourceful determination to ravage Eudosia before he dies. Accordingly she demanded, and I gave her, a shotgun, into which I have inserted two empty shells. Still, Eudosia with blank cartridges is more formidable than Eugene McCarthy with The Bomb."
Author: William F. Buckley Jr.
27. "I always say, I'm certain I changed 'Watchmen' less than the Coen brothers changed 'No Country for Old Men.' I'm certain of it. But you don't hear the Cormac McCarthy fans, like, up in arms about it. They should be. It's like an amazing Pulitzer Prize-winning book."
Author: Zack Snyder

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