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90 Memorable Quotes By Bill Maher, The Author Of New Rules

Famous As: Comedian & Talk-Show Host Known for His Political Talk Shows: ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ & ‘Politically Incorrect’
Born On: January 20, 1956
Born In: New York, New York, United States
Age: 66 Years

William Maher, better known as Bill Maher, is a television show host, actor, political and social commentator, producer and media critic from the United States, who has become an iconic figure across the world due to his ability to deliver hard hitting truths in a humorous way. Maher was born in New York and studied History and English at the prestigious Cornell University, before embarking on a career as a standup comedian. His career started off as a standup comedian in New York but in 1993 Maher got his big break with the talk show ‘Politically Incorrect’. The show won a slew of awards and made him a cultural icon of America. After it came to an end, Maher started hosting another talk show titled ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ on HBO in 2003 and he has been associated with the show since. Maher’s views on religion, politics and society have influenced people for as long as he has been a talk showhost. Needless to say, Maher is also an extremely smooth orator and has delivered thousands of brilliant one-liners throughout his broadcasting career. Here are some of the better known quotes from Bill Maher that you would surely enjoy.

Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.

Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.

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Suicide is man's way of telling God, 'You can't fire me - I quit!

Suicide is man's way of telling God, 'You can't fire me - I quit!

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I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.

I have a problem with people who take the Constitution loosely and the Bible literally.

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The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them.

The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them." (The Decider, July 21, 2007)

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Can we go back to using Facebook for what it was originally for - looking up exes to see how fat they got?

Can we go back to using Facebook for what it was originally for - looking up exes to see how fat they got?

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Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake--you know, to send the right message to kids.

Let's make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake--you know, to send the right message to kids.

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I'll show you Obama's birth certificate when you show me Sarah Palin's high school diploma.

I'll show you Obama's birth certificate when you show me Sarah Palin's high school diploma.

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Don't get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance.

Don't get so tolerant that you tolerate intolerance.

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We have a Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.

We have a Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.

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I think religion is a neurological disorder.

I think religion is a neurological disorder.

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Kids. They're not easy. But there has to be some penalty for sex.

Kids. They're not easy. But there has to be some penalty for sex.

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We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels & free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep & conformists.

We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels & free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep & conformists.

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That's what's so great about the Internet. It allows pompous blow-hards to connect with other pompous blow-hards in a vast circle-jerk of pomposity.

That's what's so great about the Internet. It allows pompous blow-hards to connect with other pompous blow-hards in a vast circle-jerk of pomposity.

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Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sex position.

Atheism is a religion like abstinence is a sex position.

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The Bible looks like it started out as a game of mad libs.

The Bible looks like it started out as a game of mad libs.

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I wouldn't touch a hot dog unless you put a condom on it! You realize that the job of a hot dog is to use parts of the animal that the Chinese can't figure out how to make into a belt? -timecode 1:11:10

I wouldn't touch a hot dog unless you put a condom on it! You realize that the job of a hot dog is to use parts of the animal that the Chinese can't figure out how to make into a belt? -timecode 1:11:10

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Saying someone is religious is heard in most of America as a compliment, a reassuring affirmation that someone will be moral, ethical, and after a few glasses of wine, a freak in the bedroom.

Saying someone is religious is heard in most of America as a compliment, a reassuring affirmation that someone will be moral, ethical, and after a few glasses of wine, a freak in the bedroom.

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You know what happens when windmills collapse into the sea? A splash.

You know what happens when windmills collapse into the sea? A splash.

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The true axis of evil in America is the brilliance of our marketing combined with the stupidity of our people.

The true axis of evil in America is the brilliance of our marketing combined with the stupidity of our people.

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Be out of the mainstream. I'm out of the mainstream. I enjoy it, who wants to be in the mainstream?

Be out of the mainstream. I'm out of the mainstream. I enjoy it, who wants to be in the mainstream?

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To most Christians, the Bible is like a software license. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click 'I agree'.

To most Christians, the Bible is like a software license. Nobody actually reads it. They just scroll to the bottom and click 'I agree'.

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I find that the world is changing much, much faster than I can even bitch about it.

I find that the world is changing much, much faster than I can even bitch about it.

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Don't you miss the days when America was just MORALLY bankrupt?

Don't you miss the days when America was just MORALLY bankrupt?

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If it weren't for acid, you might not have an IPod, and you definitely would not have some of the best music in your IPod.

If it weren't for acid, you might not have an IPod, and you definitely would not have some of the best music in your IPod.

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You know... there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time.... husband!!!

You know... there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time.... husband!!!

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Republicans are taking the defeat over Health Care as well as Tiger Woods took to marriage.

Republicans are taking the defeat over Health Care as well as Tiger Woods took to marriage.

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Now, I'm no doctor, but I am on TV. And in my professional opinion, George Bush is a paranoid schizophrenic.

Now, I'm no doctor, but I am on TV. And in my professional opinion, George Bush is a paranoid schizophrenic.

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The

The "Power of One" is a slogan--not a goal.

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You know, if you're an American and you're born at this time in history especially, you're lucky. We all are. We won the world history Powerball lottery.

You know, if you're an American and you're born at this time in history especially, you're lucky. We all are. We won the world history Powerball lottery.

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When opportunity knocks all some people can do is complain about the noise.

When opportunity knocks all some people can do is complain about the noise.

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Obama is not a secret Kenyon, or a secret Muslim, he's a secret Republican.

Obama is not a secret Kenyon, or a secret Muslim, he's a secret Republican.

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This is the worst thing to happen to beaches since the Speedo.

This is the worst thing to happen to beaches since the Speedo.

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If a fourteen year-old can deliver your message, it's not because he's gifted. It's because intellectually, you're a child.

If a fourteen year-old can deliver your message, it's not because he's gifted. It's because intellectually, you're a child.

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If we stopped calling it profiling and started calling it

If we stopped calling it profiling and started calling it "proactive intelligence screening" or "high alert detecting", people would be saying "Well, it's about time".

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New Rule: Stop lying to me about your pancake mix. The back of the box says 1 1/2 cups makes ten to twelve pancakes. Really? 'Cause I get four. Who's your cook, Jesus?

New Rule: Stop lying to me about your pancake mix. The back of the box says 1 1/2 cups makes ten to twelve pancakes. Really? 'Cause I get four. Who's your cook, Jesus?

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Not doing anything is doing something and choosing to look away is a passive but no less mortal sin.

Not doing anything is doing something and choosing to look away is a passive but no less mortal sin.

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I hate stupidity, but what I hate even more is when people actually brag about it.

I hate stupidity, but what I hate even more is when people actually brag about it.

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You would think there is a higher bar than having a Facebook page to run for president.

You would think there is a higher bar than having a Facebook page to run for president.

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You don't need a weapon to protect yourself.

You don't need a weapon to protect yourself.

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We're all gonna be gay if we get health care!

We're all gonna be gay if we get health care!

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Kadafi is a zombie in a pillbox hat, that's what he is!

Kadafi is a zombie in a pillbox hat, that's what he is!

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My personal savior is common sense. And as far as God goes, I prefer to believe in one that would want me to use the excellent brain he gave us all.

My personal savior is common sense. And as far as God goes, I prefer to believe in one that would want me to use the excellent brain he gave us all.

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We're a complacent society, hard to get riled up in the first place, and then when we do, it's misdirected.

We're a complacent society, hard to get riled up in the first place, and then when we do, it's misdirected.

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My bank must stop trying to sell me identity theft protection. You know why I expect you to protect my money? Because you're a bank.

My bank must stop trying to sell me identity theft protection. You know why I expect you to protect my money? Because you're a bank.

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New Rule: You don't have to put the cap back on the bottled water after every sip. It's water, not a genie.

New Rule: You don't have to put the cap back on the bottled water after every sip. It's water, not a genie.

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To a coward, courage always looks like stupidity.

To a coward, courage always looks like stupidity.

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Every day in America is a day with a shooting.

Every day in America is a day with a shooting.

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Women are also property in our bible; adultery is a property crime in the Old Testament, not a sex crime.

Women are also property in our bible; adultery is a property crime in the Old Testament, not a sex crime.

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Last week, I suggested the candidates take up mushrooms. I’ll be damned if Rick Perry didn’t take me up on that.

Last week, I suggested the candidates take up mushrooms. I’ll be damned if Rick Perry didn’t take me up on that.

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Americans today confuse freedom with not being asked to sacrifice. The fact that you can't have everything you want exactly when you want it has somehow become un-American.

Americans today confuse freedom with not being asked to sacrifice. The fact that you can't have everything you want exactly when you want it has somehow become un-American.

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New Rule: Any tattoo that has more than one line is too long.

New Rule: Any tattoo that has more than one line is too long.

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If I can't suck your milkshake through a straw, it's not a milkshake--it's a glass of ice cream.

If I can't suck your milkshake through a straw, it's not a milkshake--it's a glass of ice cream.

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New Rule: The sad mime at every protest has to give it a rest. One sign you're a major annoyance: when you haven't said anything and I still want to tell you to shut the fuck up.

New Rule: The sad mime at every protest has to give it a rest. One sign you're a major annoyance: when you haven't said anything and I still want to tell you to shut the fuck up.

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In pharmaceutical speak, psilocybin is known as an asshole inhibitor.

In pharmaceutical speak, psilocybin is known as an asshole inhibitor.

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Stop saying drug use makes people lazy. Jimi Hendrix did a lot of drugs, even though he's been dead for forty years, he's still making new records. Suck on that, Partnership for a Drug-Free America!

Stop saying drug use makes people lazy. Jimi Hendrix did a lot of drugs, even though he's been dead for forty years, he's still making new records. Suck on that, Partnership for a Drug-Free America!

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New Rule: The Jacksons must trot out at least one family member who doesn't make us all ask,

New Rule: The Jacksons must trot out at least one family member who doesn't make us all ask, "What went on in that house?

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Faced with our addiction to oil, what does our leadership say? Get more of it! 

 Strange when you consider their answer to drug dependence is to cut off the supply.

Faced with our addiction to oil, what does our leadership say? Get more of it! Strange when you consider their answer to drug dependence is to cut off the supply.

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I'm not a Christian, but I have read his book.

I'm not a Christian, but I have read his book.

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New Rule: People on reality shows have to quit saying,

New Rule: People on reality shows have to quit saying, "You either love me or you hate me." There's actually a third option: not giving a shit about you.

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Republicans: 'we fought the good fight' - yeah, it woulda been worth it if we could have prevented just one poor kid from getting a free inhaler.

Republicans: 'we fought the good fight' - yeah, it woulda been worth it if we could have prevented just one poor kid from getting a free inhaler.

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Just like in the workplace, women who are good workers are the best workers.

Just like in the workplace, women who are good workers are the best workers.

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We've been brainwashed into believing that it's a sin to discriminate. But discrimination doesn't mean racism; it means telling unlike things apart.

We've been brainwashed into believing that it's a sin to discriminate. But discrimination doesn't mean racism; it means telling unlike things apart.

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But females in even the most advanced Muslim countries are simply, by law, not the equal of men.

But females in even the most advanced Muslim countries are simply, by law, not the equal of men.

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The point is, a leader does what he thinks is right, not what he thinks the popular thing is.

The point is, a leader does what he thinks is right, not what he thinks the popular thing is.

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That's not water. That's socialism juice. We should bomb Lake Erie.

That's not water. That's socialism juice. We should bomb Lake Erie.

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Do not fuck with gun nuts because they are nuts about their guns.

Do not fuck with gun nuts because they are nuts about their guns.

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You just got your nerd credentials back.

You just got your nerd credentials back.

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Bloodless revolutions are rare.

Bloodless revolutions are rare.

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When the enemy gets to your citadel, your prided epicenter, everything's in play.

When the enemy gets to your citadel, your prided epicenter, everything's in play.

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We should stop worrying so much about the price of gasoline and start considering its cost. You really want to be patriotic? Don't change your car by putting a flag on it, change the car.

We should stop worrying so much about the price of gasoline and start considering its cost. You really want to be patriotic? Don't change your car by putting a flag on it, change the car.

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True patriotism is doing something for your country.

True patriotism is doing something for your country.

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Brave Americans in past wars didn't die for the actual flag--they died for the freedom it represents, including the freedom to burn it.

Brave Americans in past wars didn't die for the actual flag--they died for the freedom it represents, including the freedom to burn it.

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I don't want to say Monsanto is evil right off the bat, but why is Monsanto so evil?

I don't want to say Monsanto is evil right off the bat, but why is Monsanto so evil?

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This is the opposite of the free market.

This is the opposite of the free market.

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We were asked to do very little, and we responded. That's the bargain we tacitly make with our presidents: we won't ask too much of you, if you don't ask too much of us.

We were asked to do very little, and we responded. That's the bargain we tacitly make with our presidents: we won't ask too much of you, if you don't ask too much of us.

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It's not that we don't care--it's just that that we'd prefer not to get involved.

It's not that we don't care--it's just that that we'd prefer not to get involved.

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Fascism is when corporations become the government.

Fascism is when corporations become the government.

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And, corny as it may sound, I do cherish the bond between me and the audience, the minority that follows my stuff and always makes me glad it's us against the world.

And, corny as it may sound, I do cherish the bond between me and the audience, the minority that follows my stuff and always makes me glad it's us against the world.

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If you send more than one news van to cover Dancing with the Stars, then you have to change your name from Eyewitness News to Guess What, You Guys?

If you send more than one news van to cover Dancing with the Stars, then you have to change your name from Eyewitness News to Guess What, You Guys?

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I don't respect thinking that is dangerous, prejudicial, childish, and could get me killed.

I don't respect thinking that is dangerous, prejudicial, childish, and could get me killed.

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America is bad at discriminating between danger likely to strike again, and red herrings, the freaking helpings of disaster that no man or plan can prevent.

America is bad at discriminating between danger likely to strike again, and red herrings, the freaking helpings of disaster that no man or plan can prevent.

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The real axis of evil in America is the genius of our marketing and the gullibility of our people.

The real axis of evil in America is the genius of our marketing and the gullibility of our people.

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New Rule: While you're telling me how your March Madness bracket is doing, you must also fill me in on your vacation and show me pictures of your kids. That way, I can not give a shit all at once.

New Rule: While you're telling me how your March Madness bracket is doing, you must also fill me in on your vacation and show me pictures of your kids. That way, I can not give a shit all at once.

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Too many in America lead with their emotions when it comes to the flag, becoming illogically protective.Hell, the British treat their national symbol, the Royal Family, way worse, and they're people!

Too many in America lead with their emotions when it comes to the flag, becoming illogically protective.Hell, the British treat their national symbol, the Royal Family, way worse, and they're people!

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We are oblivious to suffering. We are cheap with charity if it's not close to our home.

We are oblivious to suffering. We are cheap with charity if it's not close to our home.

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Fake it. We know you can do that. We’ve seen your sex tape.

Fake it. We know you can do that. We’ve seen your sex tape.

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He sold Syria way better than he sold this.

He sold Syria way better than he sold this.

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I don't ridicule religion, it ridicules itself.

I don't ridicule religion, it ridicules itself.

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I guess what's so frustrating about the drug movement is that it's not much of a movement that's too many stoners involved.

I guess what's so frustrating about the drug movement is that it's not much of a movement that's too many stoners involved.

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If somebody asks if you tweeted your penis and your answer is anything other than

If somebody asks if you tweeted your penis and your answer is anything other than "No," you tweeted your penis.

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