There are few truly prescient things I’ve ever said

and I wish there were one fewer: Christopher Hitchens, 1949 – 2011.

He loved alcohol and writing, hated religion and incompetence, and was always ready with a cutting remark. He was a glorious asshole who said beautiful things.

Needless to say, I was a fan. Here’s two of my favorites.

On the death of Jerry Falwell:

“If you gave Falwell an enema he could’ve been buried in a matchbox.”

As a reply to “Well, that’s just your opinion:”

“That’s a very clever thing to say. Would you prefer I answered in your opinion? What a fatuous remark.”

Later, Hitch.