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My dad's one true quest in life was for the Platonic ideal of peanut butter. And I remember one day he announced, with a look of utter transfiguration on his face, that he had found paradise on Earth in a jar with a yellow cap. And it was called Red Wing.

Christopher Buckley in Life, Day, Red

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My dad's one true quest in life was for the Platonic ideal of peanut butter. And I remember one day he announced, with a look of utter transfiguration on his face, that he had found paradise on Earth in a jar with a yellow cap. And it was called Red Wing.

Christopher Buckley

How many Republicans does it take to change a light bulb? Three. One to mix the martinis, one to change the light bulb, and one to reminisce about how good the old one was.

Christopher Buckley

You can't tell what's aboard a container ship. We carried every kind of cargo, all of it on view: a police car, penicillin, Johnnie Walker Red, toilets, handguns, lumber, Ping-Pong balls, and IBM data cards.

Christopher Buckley

I live on a train. I know - what a sad thing to admit. I am the New-Age Willy Loman. But there it is.

Christopher Buckley

I love Washington. I have an affection for the place. For a satirist, I think it's sort of Disneyland. I mean, you know, there's always some inspiration in the morning's headlines.

Christopher Buckley

The tradition of putting candles on Christmas trees actually began in Germany. The person who came up with the idea is thought to have been Martin Luther, father of the Reformation.

Christopher Buckley

I hope when I'm on my deathbed, people forgive me, because there is a lot to forgive.

Christopher Buckley

That's the beauty of argument, if you argue correctly, you're never wrong.

Christopher Buckley

People believe unbelievable things because it's self-flattering to think that you are intellectually daring enough to accept what others find preposterous.

Christopher Buckley