Quotes: Hypocrite


Francine, how can you be so selfish? I'm doing this for ME!
Stan Smith, American Dad!, "Lincoln Lover"

What do you call assassins who accuse assassins?
Colonel Kurtz, Apocalypse Now

Logan: I don't want to live with a guy who's all conceited and full of himself!
Michael: (My, my, is it getting a little ironic in here?)
Zoey 101, "Rumor of Love"

Lemme get this straight... you guys wanna permanently separate Pokémon from humans somehow, so that Pokémon will finally be our equals? And in order to do that, you guys attack Pokémon with your own? What is this I don't even—
Black, Black Adventures

Real Life

A hypocrite is a person who—but who isn't?
Don Marquis (1878-1937), American author and humorist

Some folks in this world spend their whole time hunting after righteousness, and can't find any time to practice it.
Josh Billings

It is just odd Seagal is now proud to be a police reserve even though it could be argued he is now working for 'the man' despite preaching against it in many of his movies. There’s a word for that…
Miles Antwiler on The Patriot (1998)

Bernice's calling cards are: stealing priceless artifacts, violating the local culture and desecrating the sacred. Benny's scathing criticism of the Doctor (where she is apparently being kind) is easily the nadir for the character as long as I have been reading or listening to her. I can't think of a single moment where I have wished ill of her like this. Hardly an auspicious start.... The Doctor hates it when people say they are going to explain later, a supposedly amusing role reversal.
Joe Ford on The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: The Revolution

The Wall Street Journal warned darkly of “an atmosphere of Old Testament retribution.” A Unitarian minister, according to Novick, claimed he could see little ethical difference between ‘the Jew-pursuing Nazi and the Nazi-pursuing Jew’” ...The worst offender, though, was National Review. Combining all the elements of anticommunism, Christian homiletics, and ancient Jew-hatred, William F. Buckley’s magazine castigated the Israelis—really, the Jews, those Shylocks of vengeance and memory—for their inability to let bygones be bygones.

This from the magazine that asks us to get tough on crime.
Corey Robin on the trial of Adolf Eichmann

At the very time that overt anti-Semitism was beginning to vanish from mainstream American culture, Richard Nixon was perhaps the most profoundly anti-Semitic president in U.S. history. In the Nixon tapes, he repeatedly accuses American Jews of placing "Jewish interests" before American ones, an almost verbatim reuse of one of 19th-century Europe's most pernicious anti-Semitic canards. Despite this Nixon surrounded himself with Jews at high levels in the White House: Leonard Garment (chief economic advisor), Ben Stein (chief speechwriter), William Safire (campaign manager), Murray Chotiner (adviser and campaign manager), and of course Secretary of State Henry Kissinger...Nixon's obsession with the Evil Jew was just part of a profoundly paranoid personality that saw vast, byzantine conspiracies lurking everywhere. It is ironic (but predictable) that such a committed conspiracy theorist was responsible for some of the most outrageous conspiracies ever perpetrated in American politics.