Paul Johnson Quotes & Sayings

44 most famous Paul Johnson quotes and sayings (journalist). These are the first 10 quotes we have for him.

Paul Johnson Quotes
“The planet Earth, though not threatened with destruction by man-made global warming, is by no means indestructible. There are many unpredictable events within our solar system, and still more outside it, that could make Earth uninhabitable by humans.”
“Like many physical diseases, anti-Semitism is highly infectious, and can become endemic in certain localities and societies. Though a disease of the mind, it is by no means confined to weak, feeble, or commonplace intellects; as history sadly records, its carriers have included men and women of otherwise powerful and subtle thoughts.”
Paul Johnson Quotes
“As a child I found railroad stations exciting, mysterious, and even beautiful, as indeed they often were.”
Paul Johnson Quotes
“Euphemism is a human device to conceal the horrors of reality.”
“I was very fond of Princess Diana. She used to have me over to lunch to ask my advice. I'd give her good advice, and she'd say: 'I entirely agree. Paul, you're so right.' Then she'd go and do the opposite.”
Paul Johnson Quotes
“When people talk about political correctness, the only element of any value is good manners.”
Paul Johnson Quotes
“Next to courage, willpower is the most important thing in politics.”
Paul Johnson Quotes
“To many, Heathrow in August is a paradigm of Hell.”
“If anti-Semitism is a variety of racism, it is a most peculiar variety, with many unique characteristics. In my view as a historian, it is so peculiar that it deserves to be placed in a quite different category. I would call it an intellectual disease, a disease of the mind, extremely infectious and massively destructive.”
“Indeed it is the protean ability of Western civilization to be self-critical and self-correcting - not only in producing wealth but over the whole range of human activities - that constitutes its most decisive superiority over any of its rivals.”

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