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If you write satire, the guilty pleasure these days is that there's just so much material about. On the other hand, if you have a family it can be depressing. Carl Hiaasen#Family 69
Carl Hiaasen#Family 69
The one thing a lifetime in the newspaper business teaches you is pace - you spend all your time trying to make sure that the reader's going to finish what you're writing. Carl Hiaasen#Business 64
Carl Hiaasen#Business 64
Humor can be an incredible lacerating and effective weapon. And that is the way I use it. Carl Hiaasen#Humor 63
Carl Hiaasen#Humor 63
Good satire comes from anger. It comes from a sense of injustice, that there are wrongs in the world that need to be fixed. And what better place to get that well of venom and outrage boiling than a newsroom, because you're on the front lines. Carl Hiaasen#Anger 61
Carl Hiaasen#Anger 61
My books are shelved in different places, depending on the bookstore. Sometimes they can be found in the Mystery section, sometimes in the Humor department, and occasionally even in the Literature aisle, which is somewhat astounding. Carl Hiaasen#Humor 61
Carl Hiaasen#Humor 61
One problem with age is that patience begins to ebb. Carl Hiaasen#age 52
Carl Hiaasen#age 52
I've always enjoyed making people laugh. But in order for me to be funny, I have to get ticked off about something. Carl Hiaasen#Funny 44
Carl Hiaasen#Funny 44
From my experience, politicians are much more uncomfortable being made fun of than they are being preached at and screeched at - you know, and the soapbox routine. They're much more uneasy knowing they're a target of ridicule. Carl Hiaasen#Experience 43
Carl Hiaasen#Experience 43
The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind. Carl Hiaasen#Begin 42
Carl Hiaasen#Begin 42
They have a crystalline sense of right and wrong; it disappears when they walk out the door with their M.B.A. Carl Hiaasen#Disappears 35
Carl Hiaasen#Disappears 35
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