Bill O'Reilly quotes

  • We live in an age where truth really doesn't matter anymore.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Truth #Age #Matter

  • There is a point where political correctness becomes an acid that erodes freedom.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Political #Erode #Acid

  • And guys, if you exploit a girl, it will come back to get you. That's called 'karma.'
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Girl #Karma #Guy

  • Get punctual, bring energy and creativity to your work, and stay with a project until it's completed (and then double-check the results). These habits will make you indispensable.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Creativity #Energy #Habit

  • Jesus of Nazareth was the most famous human being who ever lived on this planet, and he had no infrastructure, and it's never been done. He had no government, no PR guy, no money, no structure. He had nothing, yet he became the most famous human being ever.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Jesus #Government #Guy

  • You either fight active evil or you accept it. Doing nothing is acceptance. There is no in-between.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Fighting #Acceptance #Evil

  • Evil cannot be "treated" -- nor should it be. Evil has to [be] confronted and destroyed and it matters not why the evil is in play. Society has no obligation to try to rehabilitate evil.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Play #Evil #Trying

  • There is little anyone can do with fanatics. Reasoning with them is a fool's errand. Avoiding them is mandatory.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Errands #Littles #Fool

  • The more laws that governments pass, the less individual freedom there is. Any student of history will tell you that. Totalitarian countries ban pretty much everything.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Country #Government #Law

  • America today is a confused society, caught up in a terror war, a culture war, and a media war, where honesty and professional standards have vanished.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Honesty #Confused #War

  • Tide comes in, tide goes out, you can't explain it!
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Tides

  • America is a place where you can succeed no matter who you are. I am proof of that. But you must work very hard and be willing to endure pain. You must set a goal and win in the marketplace no matter what the air temperature. You must pay the price for success.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Pain #Winning #America

  • If you're gay, you're gay. It's my Dennis Miller theory of homosexuality shot through the movie "Boy and the Dolphin." If you're a 12-year-old boy and you're watching the movie "Boy and a Dolphin" and a 27-year-old Sofia Loren crawls up out of the Aegean Sea after sponge diving, she's standing there in the deck of the boat in a see-through gauze top, rivulets of water dripping off her torso onto the deck of the boat. If you're a 12-year-old boy and you're watching that and you still want to make it with the captain of the boat, you're gay. You can't fight that. So it is what it is.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Gay #Fighting #Boys

  • Will African-Americans break away from the pack thinking and reject immorality-- because that's the reason the family's breaking apart--alcohol, drugs, infidelity. You have to reject that, and it doesn't seem--and I'm broadly speaking here, but a lot of African-Americans won't reject it
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Thinking #Alcohol #Drug

  • I don't care about the Constitution! The Constitution isn't here; you're here. Don't be a pinhead.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Care #Constitution #I Don't Care

  • We are all born with a grab bag of gifts and gaps. Identify your true talents, then find out how to use them to make money.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Wisdom #Bags #Use

  • You know, look, if I could strangle these people and not go to hell and get executed, I would, but I can't.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #People #Looks #Hell

  • At the end of the day, every child has learned the Lesson of Spin: Almost every wrong action can be stripped of consequences, along with the need for feelings of guilt and remorse.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Children #Feelings #The End Of The Day

  • It's hard to do it because you gotta look people in the eye and tell 'em they're irresponsible and lazy. And who's gonna wanna do that? Because that's what poverty is, ladies and gentlemen. In this country, you can succeed if you get educated and work hard. Period. Period.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Country #Hard Work #Eye

  • I was an advocate of the deregulation movement and I made - along with a lot of other smart people - a fundamental mistake. The financial industry undergirded the entire economy and if it is made riskier by deregulation and collapses in widespread bankruptcies as what happened in 2008, the entire economy freezes because it runs on credit.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Running #Mistake #Smart

  • There isn't any reason to dislike people with whom you disagree. I have lots of friends who don't agree with me.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #People #Lots Of Friends #Reason

  • I just think Barack [Obama], he doesn't dig being asked at all. He's got a bit of an imperious nature about him. I guess nobody has told him that nobody reads newspapers anymore. That is a dying art form.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Art #Thinking #Dying

  • If some heterosexual wants to be gay, so what? Let him go. It's less competition for the heterosexual single guys.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Gay #Guy #Competition

  • He [Barak Obama]'s a guy from Chicago. He doesn't know what the hell to do. He's got a big pipe with a hole in it.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Guy #Chicago #Hell

  • At times you have to fight. No way around it. At some point, every one of us is confronted with danger or injustice. How we choose to combat that challenge is often life-defining. You can face difficulties head-on, or run from them, or ignore them until they consume you. But no one escapes conflict. No one.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Running #Fighting #Challenges

  • Hitler and Joseph Goebbels understood that if you say something loud and long enough many people will believe it. A good journalist's first priority should be to separate propaganda from fact - but sometimes its very hard to do that.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Believe #Long #People

  • I don't know of any government leaders that are killers.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Government #Leader #Killers

  • That's my advice to all homosexuals, whether they're in the Boy Scouts, or in the Army or in high school: Shut up, don't tell anybody what you do, your life will be a lot easier.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #School #Army #Boys

  • The government cannot overcome bad parenting. What our leaders can do is publicly condemn irresponsible parental behavior in vivid terms.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Government #Leader #Overcoming

  • We told you this would happen, if gay marriage is legalized, then much chaos would follow.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Gay #Chaos #Evolution

  • The one thing the police cannot protect us from is a politician like Bill de Blasio.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Police #Bills #Politician

  • The measure of a decent human being is how he or she treats the defenseless.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Treats #Decent #Humans

  • I'm not going to change. Why would I change? I don't tweet like Donald Trump. I'm not on Facebook. I should amend that. I don't attack people using tweets, and I don't do the Facebook and I'm not going to - that's not my job.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #People #Tweet

  • There's a very secret plan. And it's a plan that nobody's going to tell you, 'Well, we want to diminish Christian philosophy in the U.S.A. because we want X, Y, and Z.' They'll never ever say that. But I'm kind of surprised they went after Christmas because it's such an emotional issue.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Christian #Philosophy #Emotional

  • The Founding Fathers set up a system that heavily relied upon self-reliance and competition, with only a small dose of government intrusion.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Father #Government #Self

  • I'll tell you what. I've been in combat. I've seen it, I've been close to it... and if my unit is danger, and I've got a captured guy, and the guy knows where the enemy is, and I'm looking him in the eye, the guy better tell me. That's all I'm gonna tell you. The guy better tell me. If it's life or death, he's going first.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Eye #Guy #Enemy

  • Like a brain surgeon who drinks a martini when he's not on call, the successful kids in your school may smoke pot on occasion, but they are not stoners.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #School #Kids #Successful

  • Saddam Hussein... I believe is involved with this World Trade Center and Pentagon bombing. I believe that you're going to find out that money from Iraq flowed in and helped this happen.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Believe #Iraq #World

  • Traditionalists like me believe the USA has become strong because of its core values, the freedom, individual responsibility and institutions like traditional marriage, which foster common goals.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Strong #Believe #Responsibility

  • If you the American citizen leave a child in a hot car and that child was harmed by that you will be charged with negligence even if your action was unintentional.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Children #Car #Hot

  • The truth is the committed left press in America is not longer interest in reporting the news. Anything that hinders a favorable view of the far left will be ignored; anything that advances liberal causes will be celebrated. News reporting today is largely about ideology and shaping the culture, not about informing the public.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #America #Views #Today

  • Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Powerful #Teaching #Tools

  • The goal of higher education should be to champion the airing of all honest viewpoints. Nothing less is acceptable.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Goal #Champion #Viewpoints

  • You want to have two guys making out in front of your 4-year-old? It's OK with them. A guy smoking a joint, blowing the smoke into your little kid's face? OK with them. And I'm not exaggerating here. This is exactly what the secular movement stands for.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Kids #Years #Two

  • Communicated in the right way, Judeo-Christian philosophy and the religions that uphold it bind a citizenry together in pursuit of a just and generous society.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Christian #Philosophy #Together

  • I figure you give Donald trump two years to see if his approach works, the business rather than the political approach. You'll see at the end of two years if new jobs are being created, money flow comes back from overseas, all of that, the immigration chaos subsides. You got to give him two years, but I think I know what he's trying to do and you know we'll watch it.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Thinking #Giving #Political

  • If you cross Fox News Channel, it's not just me, it's Roger Ailes who will go after youThe person gets what's coming to them but never sees it coming. Look at Al Franken, one day he's going to get a knock on his door and life as he's known it will change forever. That day will happen, trust me.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Doors #Forever #One Day

  • One of the downsides of being famous is that folks pay far more attention to you than they should. American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So, be careful what you wish for if you desire fame. No human being should be a goldfish.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Wish #Desire #Attention

  • Your mom was right when she told you never to discuss politics and religion because emotions run so high in those arenas. Especially religion.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Mom #Running #Arena

  • It's just as much a stretch to believe in God as it is to be an Atheist
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Atheist #Believe #Believe In God

  • This country is a better place because Fox News has succeeded.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Country #News #Literature

  • Our philosophy is we call it as we see it. Sometimes you agree, sometimes you don't. Robust debate is good.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Business #Philosophy #Believe

  • Historically, Alaska is a place that has attracted those fed up with conventionality.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Alaska #Feds #Conventionality

  • The white establishment is now the minority.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #White #Minorities #Establishment

  • Alaskans are basically 'leave me alone' type people who respect and embrace different strokes.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #People #Leave Me Alone #Different

  • Oregon is outflanking California as the most left wing state in the union.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Wings #Oregon #California

  • Money has not changed me. I am living proof. I'm worse than I was, all right, when I was poor. I don't care about money. Money - you can't buy me. And I don't care about it.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Care #Poor #Proof

  • I mean, that was a throwaway thought, because my focus was - my intent and my focus was to never go public.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Mean Girls #Girl #Mean

  • I think Pope Francis is a guy who comes from a certain place in the world, and that shapes how he processes things. He's like a liberation theology guy, but I think that what he's done is focused the Catholic Church where it should be - on the poor.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Thinking #Guy #Catholic

  • There are people who don`t like women holding power.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #People #Microsoft

  • Americans will respect your beliefs if you just keep them private.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Literature #Belief #Ifs

  • I've been to Africa three times. All right? You can't bring Western reasoning into the culture. The same way you can't bring it into fundamental Islam.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Gdp #Islam #Three

  • Americans who have parents raised during the Great Depression or World War II understand how drastically things have changed on the home front. My father did not care a whit whether I liked him, and it would have been unthinkable for him to pick up my stuff. There were rules in the house, and they were enforced.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Father #War #Home

  • I've been saying that all along, that if you open the door for gay marriage, then you have to have the polygamists and the triads and the commune people and everybody else, right?
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Gay #Doors #People

  • We have a lot of villains in the world, all right? And the Catholic doctrine says turn the other cheek, the Christian doctrine. But if you turn the other cheek, you could be annihilated. So when is it justifiable to defend yourself and take aggressive action in that regard, like dropping drones on people?
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Christian #People #Catholic

  • The most important thing for workers to understand is that you have to make yourself indispensable. You must make money for your employer or make his life easier, preferably both. Also, you have to learn as much as you can about your chosen endeavor.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Important #Making Money #Easier

  • In primetime cable television today, the anchor or anchors, with an "s", have to drive the hour. The anchor has to be skilled enough to take it over. So if I find that it's getting boring or I'm not getting information I want, I'll take it over. I'll do a soliloquy, I'll ask an outrageous question, I'll wave my arms in the air, I'll lift it myself. It's like a quarterback that's back to pass and nobody's open.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Today #Boring #Wave

  • Many Americans simply don't want the pinheads in Washington or the various state capitals to be telling us how to live. But we are absolutely going in that direction. President Obama is hell-bent on imposing a bureaucracy that levels all playing fields at great expense in coin and in freedom.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #President #Coins #Levels

  • I'm calling for all responsible Americans to fight back and punish Pepsi for using a man who degrades women, who encourages substance abuse, and does all the things that hurt particularly the poor in our society.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Encouragement #Hurt #Drinking

  • I am who I am: an Irish Catholic kid, working class from Long Island. And I made it big.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Kids #Islands #Who I Am

  • If you are a kid in America, and you live in a secular home and go to public school, you know nothing about Jesus of Nazareth. The only time you hear the word Jesus is when somebody's yelling at you - Jesus, okay?
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Jesus #Home #School

  • I don't need the approval of the press, but I just wish they'd stop the viciousness....I never felt sorry for people like Lindsay Lohan in my life. I thought they were dopey little movie stars. Now I feel sorry for those people.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Stars #Sorry #People

  • Lotsa people want to hurt me. That's the price you pay for being a big mouth.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Hurt #People #Literature

  • There comes a time when a human being has to either face evil or admit to allowing it. Abortion is legal in the United States, but it should not be celebrated or used as a political tool. Viable babies are human beings.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Baby #Evil #Abortion

  • I submit that President Obama and all the democrat politicians that voted for Obamacare never even read the proposed law. Nancy Pelosi admitted it. So, now, when chaos reigns, they act surprised that things aren't working.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Law #Obamacare #President

  • My father firmly embraced the Ralph Kramden philosophy: he was king of his Levittown castle. He worked hard, and his family deferred to his wishes. Except me. I did not defer and was disciplined accordingly.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Kings #Father #Philosophy

  • Stand up, be counted. We have the numbers.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Numbers

  • When you call us, ladies and gentlemen, just so you know, we do have your phone number. And if you say anything untoward, obscene or anything like that, FOX security then will contact your local authorities, and you will be held accountable.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Phones #Numbers #Accountability

  • You can't be a real man if you don't look out for your kids. They need you.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Real #Kids #Men

  • If the Americans go in and overthrow Saddam Hussein and it's clean, he has nothing, I will apologize to the nation, and I will not trust the Bush administration again.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Apology #Literature #Hussein

  • Now Moore, Jennifer Moore, 18, on her way to college. She was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a bare midriff. Now, again, there you go. So every predator in the world is gonna pick that up at two in the morning. She's walking by herself on the West Side Highway, and she gets picked up by a thug. All right. Now she's out of her mind, drunk.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Morning #Thug #College

  • Have nothing to do with coaches. In fact, if you should see one coming, go and hide behind the pavilion until he goes away.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Facts #Should #Behinds

  • It's very difficult to pin down the President of the United States without subpoena powers.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #President #United States #Subpoenas

  • I'm enamored of any person, a young person, a lesbian, straight, gay guy who wants to go over and kill bad guys for me and my family. That blows me away.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Gay #Blow #Guy

  • To this culture warrior, gay marriage is not a vital issue. I don't believe the republic will collapse if Larry marries Brendan. However, it is clear that most Americans want heterosexual marriage to maintain its special place in American society. And as long as gays are not penalized in the civil arena, I think the folks should make the call at the ballot box. Traditional marriage is widely seen as a social stabilizer, and I believe that is true.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Believe #Warrior #Gay

  • They advertise on the radio for food stamps!
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Radio #Food Stamps #Stamps

  • The Factor concept is very simple: Watch all of those in power, including and especially the media, so they don't injure or exploit the folks, everyday Americans. Never before in the United States had a television news guy dared to criticize other journalists on a regular basis. The late Peter Jennings, a friend, told me I was crazy to do it. "These people will not allow anyone to scrutinize them," he said. "They will come after you with a vengeance." And so they have.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Crazy #Simple #Media

  • Safety nets for the poor and disadvantaged are a must for any compassionate nation, but encouraging folks to go on the dole when not absolutely necessary is disgraceful.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Safety #Goes On #Poor

  • I'm not writing a Ph.D. Dissertation.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Writing #Dissertation

  • You know, when Sharpton and I walked in, it was, like, big commotion and everything, but everybody was very nice. And I couldn't get over the fact that there was no difference between Sylvia's restaurant and any other restaurant in New York City. I mean, it was - it was exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks, primarily black patronship.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Running #New York #Nice

  • It (broadcast journalism) is a brutal arena where the knives are sharp and the toughest Kevlar vest in the world will not protect you forever.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Knives #Forever #Kevlar

  • You must know the difference between dissent from the Iraq war and the war on terror and undermining it. And any American that undermines that war, with our soldiers in the field, or undermines the war on terror, with 3,000 dead on 9/11, is a traitor. Everybody got it? Dissent, fine; undermining, you're a traitor. Got it? So, all those clowns over at the liberal radio network, we could incarcerate them immediately. Will you have that done, please? Send over the FBI and just put them in chains, because they, you know, they're undermining everything and they don't care, couldn't care less.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #War #Iraq #Differences

  • My parents were children during the Great Depression of the 1930s, and it scarred them. Especially my father, who saw destitution in his Brooklyn, New York neighborhood; adults standing in so called 'bread lines,' children begging in the streets.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #New York #Children #Father

  • America offers the most amount of people the best opportunity to pursue happiness on the planet. That's why millions of illegal immigrants have poured into the country - most of them poor. They believe they have a shot to improve themselves economically.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Country #Believe #Opportunity

  • President Obama is a utopian at heart. He wants to improve the lives of the downtrodden, which is a good thing. But, he doesn't understand that damaging the free marketplace in pursuit of 'social justice' will eventually harm those whom he wants to help. The nation's crushing debt is a tsunami brewing off shore.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Crush #Heart #Justice

  • The oil companies are regulated by the federal government. They can't drill on land nor in American waters without permission from the feds. Many Republicans want to drill baby drill but what's the point if all the oil goes to China? Increased production obviously doesn't mean lower prices for us.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Baby #Mean #Oil

  • I think cable television is wobbling and I think people aren't going to forget what happened - because you had a situation where one of the candidates was hated, not just disagreed with, hated. You can't have that. If you hate somebody, I've got to step aside or I need tell the audience look, I hate this person. You know I'm not going to give you an objective view of them. But they didn't do that about Donald Trump.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Hate #Thinking #People

  • We had an eyeball-to-eyeball agreement at a restaurant before I came back that, if I came back, he would never talk to me that way again or I was simply saying no.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Agreement #Way #Saying No

  • Folks know that while I respect Barack Obama and do not cheap-shot the president, I am very skeptical of his big government, nanny-state philosophy.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Philosophy #Government #President

  • Dan Rather is guilty of not being skeptical enough about a story that was politically loaded.
    -- Bill O'Reilly

    #Stories #Literature #Guilty