10 Timeless Hitchens Quotes

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Today, April 13th, would have perhaps marked Christopher Hitchens sixty-eighth birthday, had he not developed such a partiality for whiskey and cigarettes as he did in his younger years.

However woefully transient his life was, I am reminded of the quote oft-attributed to Banksy: “They say you die twice. Once when you stop breathing and the second, a bit later on, when somebody mentions your name for the last time.” I feel it will be a considerable while before Hitch’s second passing.

To mark the occasion, I decided to compile a short list of some of my favourite of his quotes, and after realising that almost anything he ever said or wrote could fit such a bill, I settled on no particular order.