Christopher Hitchens, 1949 – 2011
and hilariously, The Onion.
@meropemills – Sat next to Hitchens at dinner once. He said ‘Do you want to come back to my hotel room or what? I haven’t got time to send flowers’.
@stephenfry – Goodbye, Christopher Hitchens. You were envied, feared, adored, reviled and loved. Never ignored. Never bested. A great and marvellous man.
@RichardDawkins – Christopher Hitchens, finest orator of our time, fellow horseman, valiant fighter against all tyrants including God.
@timminchin – “To the dumb question, ‘Why me?’, the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply: ‘Why not?'” Christopher Hitchens
@richardpbacon – There are few more entertaining hours than looking up clips of Christopher Hitchens on YouTube.
@prodnose – The news of Christopher Hitchens’ death somehow still a jolt. A fierce and raging light goes out.
@krishgm – How rare to find somebody you never met in person whose death you feel is a genuine loss to our collective intelligence.
@DRUNKHULK – GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS! IF THERE GOD! HE GOT HIS HAND FULL RIGHT NOW!
@PeterBradshaw1 – I knew Christopher Hitchens a bit in the 90s. As a writer, he was a Jimi Hendrix in an industry full of session rhythm guitarists
@SalmanRushdie – Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. Christopher Hitchens, April 13, 1949-December 15, 2011.
@askegg – “What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence” – Christopher Hitchens #GodIsNotGreat
@nealbrennan – Christopher Hitchens. RIP. Brilliant writer/orator. The man could have vanquished me debating the facts of my own life.
@RickWarren – My friend Christopher Hitchens has died. I loved & prayed for him constantly & grieve his loss. He knows the Truth now.
@pourmecoffee – I always saved Christopher Hitchens’ articles to read later. I wanted to be as smart a reader as he was a writer. RIP.
@georgeeaton – Hitchens on Gingrich in 1995: “He has a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull in his office. He has a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull in his skull”
@THudson13 – “The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks” – Christopher Hitchens
@MissEllieMae – “People ask, ‘What do you think of him?’ and my answer is: ‘He doesn’t make me think.'” Christopher Hitchens on David Cameron.
@andymcsmith – I can’t say what Christopher Hitchens was like when sober because I never met him in that condition, but he was great company drunk.
@Dark_Muncan – “Sex and drugs don’t go half as well as some people believe, it’s very often you’re forced to choose” Christopher Hitchens 1949 – 2011
@helenlewis – Remembered my ultimate favourite #hitchens quotation: “The four most over-rated things in life are champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics.”
Some classic articles:
Possibly the best YouTube clip that could be put forward at this moment.