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Andrew Sullivan, American Journalist ( August 10, 1963 - )

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Well, in the past, the size of government was one of the more fundamental dividing lines between Right and Left. The Right was supposed to represent the small government philosophy - limited spending, low taxes. Obviously, things have shifted.~Andrew Sullivan


Past Philosophy Small

I've always been a pretty candid person. I'm not a very secretive person; I'm not a very discreet person. One of my best friends once described me as pathologically indiscreet.~Andrew Sullivan


Best Friends Me

How can you tell when a political ideology has become the equivalent of a religion?~Andrew Sullivan


Religion Political You

The dirty little secret of journalism is that it really isn't a profession, it's a craft. All you need is a telephone and a conscience and you're all set.~Andrew Sullivan


Journalism You Craft

Homosexuality is like the weather. It just is.~Andrew Sullivan


Weather Homosexuality Like

We've got fuel prices coming down and good travel numbers coming out, so it's not surprising airline stocks are going up.~Andrew Sullivan


Travel Good Down

When I first started talking about gay marriage, most people in the gay community looked at me as if I was insane or possibly a fascist reactionary.~Andrew Sullivan


Marriage Community People

The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It's the ones that become the friendships that last.~Andrew Sullivan


Love Romantic Gay

The Dixiecrats meet again in New York. Now they're called Republicans.~Andrew Sullivan


New Meet New York

When you put a tiny and despised minority up for a popular vote, the minority usually loses.~Andrew Sullivan


You Vote Up

I enjoy being around people who disagree with me; and I enjoy being in non-political contexts and activities.~Andrew Sullivan


People Me Enjoy

In many ways, my attachment to human freedom was completely compatible with my right to live freely as a homosexual.~Andrew Sullivan


Freedom Live Human

My own early crusade for same-sex marriage, for example, is now mainstream gay politics. It wasn't when I started.~Andrew Sullivan


Marriage Politics Gay

If you are a gay couple living in Alabama, you know one thing: your family has no standing under the law; and it can and will be violated by strangers.~Andrew Sullivan


Family Law Gay

Although I never publicly defended promiscuity, I never publicly attacked it. I attempted to avoid the subject, in part because I felt, and often still feel, unable to live up to the ideals I really hold.~Andrew Sullivan


Live Feel Hold

The relationship of black Americans to Obama is sociologically riveting.~Andrew Sullivan


Relationship Black Obama

Al Gore's problem, in my view, is that he never liked politics. He's actually deeply uncomfortable in it but felt he had to do it because of his father. He's much more comfortable in a private sector role and has, in fact, been much more successful in a private sector role, and I admire him for that.~Andrew Sullivan


Father Politics Successful

I purge compulsively. I'm constantly shedding things.~Andrew Sullivan


Purge Things Shedding

When I was about eight, I asked my mother if it was true that God knows everything about you. When she answered yes, I said, 'Then there's no hope for me, Mum.'~Andrew Sullivan


Mother Hope God

There is something about hearing your president affirm your humanity that you don't know what effect it has until you hear it.~Andrew Sullivan


Humanity You Know

Anything that raises any internal honesty about gay life is inherently suspect.~Andrew Sullivan


Life Honesty Gay

What gay culture is before it is anything else, before it is a culture of desire or a culture of subversion or a culture of pain, is a culture of friendship.~Andrew Sullivan


Friendship Culture Pain

I can barely remember what I wrote yesterday, let alone 10 years ago.~Andrew Sullivan


Alone Remember Yesterday

I think if someone is writing continuously for 10 years and has not changed their mind about something - there's something wrong with them. They're not really thinking.~Andrew Sullivan


Thinking Writing Mind

I actually bought the argument that if we democratized Iraq, we could create a space for venting some of the stuff that's going on in the Middle East in these autocratic regimes that is expressing itself through jihadism, because it has nowhere else to express itself.~Andrew Sullivan


Space Argument Create

The good news about me is that my friends and social network is entirely independent of politics.~Andrew Sullivan


Good Politics Friends