- Name: Molly Ivins
- Born: 08/30/1944
- Died: 01/31/2007 (62 years old)
- Occupation: Columnist, commentator, author
Mary Tyler “Molly” Ivins (August 30, 1944– January 31, 2007) was an American newspaper columnist, author, political commentator, and humorist. Born in California and raised in Texas, Ivins attended Smith College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She began her journalism career at the Minneapolis Tribune where she became the first female police reporter at the paper. Ivins joined The Texas Observer in the early 1970s and later moved to The New York Times. She became a columnist for the Dallas Times Herald in the 1980s, and then the Fort Worth Star-Telegram after the Times Herald was sold and shuttered. The column was subsequently syndicated by Creators Syndicate and carried by hundreds of newspapers. A biography of Ivins, Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life, was co-written in 2010 by PEN-USA winning presidential biographer Bill Minutaglio and W. Michael Smith.
Birth Name: Mary Tyler Ivins
Birth Place: Monterey, California, U.S.
Death Place: Austin, Texas, U.S.
Molly Ivins quotes :
Get along, go along' is not an inspirational philosophy, and only God knows how much moral cowardice it has covered up over the years. Serve your time, collect your chits, and cash 'em in for your home state? No, I'd say we could ask for more than that from our senators.Molly Ivins
The only reason to have a positive mental attitude is that it makes life better. It doesn't cure cancer.Molly Ivins
So keep fightin' for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don't you forget to have fun doin' it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce.Molly Ivins
The thing is this: You got to have fun while you're fightin' for freedom, 'cause you don't always win.Molly Ivins
Havin' fun while freedom fightin' must be one of those lunatic Texas traits we get from the water - which is known to have lithium in it - because it goes all the way back to Sam Houston, surely the most lovable, the most human, and the funniest of all the great men this country has ever produced.Molly Ivins
And the funny thing is, I've always been an optimist - it's practically a congenital disorder with me.Molly Ivins
It is possible to read the history of this country as one long struggle to extend the liberties established in our Constitution to everyone in America.Molly Ivins