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Quotes From Peter Thiel’s New York Times Interview

  • “Is inequality a problem? I never see it in my neighborhood.”
  • “The pendulum has swung too far the other way; now it’s like: no sexual assault. I’m not saying we should go back the other way, but when there’s no rape things get kind of boring. A little rape keeps you on your toes.”
  • “My favorite part of Ghostbusters was the small-business ownership. I always felt that the whole thing with the ghosts was secondary to the story of entrepreneurs being stymied by government regulation.”
  • “What if a poor person wants to sell himself to you?”
  • “No, I don’t enjoy torturing small animals. I feel a compulsion to do it, but I don’t enjoy it.”
  • “Who’s to say what’s a conflict of interest? Wouldn’t the president’s business interests by definition be the country’s interests? Most of what people call ‘corruption’ is really ethical innovation.”
  • “Is citizenship inalienable? Good question. We’ll see, won’t we?”
  • “Why is the corporation always the bad guy in the Alien movies? Weyland-Yutani has shareholders they need to provide value for. Workplace accidents happen sometimes; people get turned into xeno-incubators; it’s inevitable.”
  • “I want to live forever. I don’t want you to; I hate you. Just me.”

6 Comments

  1. LOL “Most of what people call ‘corruption’ is really ethical innovation.” , great line

  2. He actually said the first quote? If not, then you have encapsulated this parasite’s view of the world(he made his wealth off of paypal). From my reading of his interview in Fashion & Style section, these would be my two picks:

    When I remark that President Obama had eight years without any ethical shadiness, Mr. Thiel flips it, noting: “But there’s a point where no corruption can be a bad thing. It can mean that things are too boring.”

    It was hard to get past one of the the first quotes:

    “The election had an apocalyptic feel to it,” says Mr. Thiel, wearing a gray Zegna suit and sipping white wine in a red leather booth at the Monkey Bar in Manhattan. “There was a way in which Trump was funny, so you could be apocalyptic and funny at the same time. It’s a strange combination, but it’s somehow very powerful psychologically.”

    Very funny Peter. Nice to know there is no inequality in your neighborhood.

    • Thoughts On The Dead

      January 11, 2017 at 11:48 pm

      I believe that he said that. He denied saying it, but I took his denial as fake news.

    • Some old nobodaddy

      January 12, 2017 at 5:28 pm

      Obama had no ethical shadiness? That’s hard to believe. I know some of it was out in the open, as he continued the assault on civil liberties began by Bush, continued the drone attacks, and bombing of innocents in the middle east. I know, I know, gotta’ kill some innocents in order to get those bad guys. And that’s the best we can do? Anyway, yeah, Obama was a saint.

  3. Here is some non-fake news, of only local interest.

    I go see Bobby tomorrow in Cincinnati.

    Any enthusiasts going?

    Who are you? How are you?

    I usually were a tiny red hat, like a clown, with a stealie on it, but I think this is a highbrow joint so it might just be me looking like I do.

    Luckily for you, I look pretty silly even unadorned, tall probably red plaid hat, silver mutton chops of a ridiculous size.

    So if you see a 55 year old guy, tall with absurd mutton chops, say KatyDoodle, and I will shout Precarious.

    If it is not me and you startle some one else who looks funny, then absolutely find me I want to meet him.

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