PJ O'Rourke, Parliament of Whores (1)

"Foreigners believe in individualism, but we are individuals. We aren't the servants of any state. On the contrary, the state serves us. And poorly, too. I think we should give it notice. For foreigners the state is an entity. For us it's an appliance, like a gas furnace. And to spend all day thinking about central heating is an odd thing to do except in very cold weather", Parliament of Whores, Preface to the British Edition

PJ O'Rourke