Jeff Cooper Quote
“Hoplophobia is a mental disturbance characterized by irrational aversion to weapons, as opposed to justified apprehension about those who may wield them.”
To Ride, Shoot Straight, and Speak the Truth
“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.”
As quoted in Think, Vol. 27 (1961), p. 32
“It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.”
―Robert Green Ingersoll
The works of Robert G. Ingersoll (1978 edition), Library of Alexandria - ISBN: 9781465521330
“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.”
As quoted in: Hitchcock (1967) by François Truffaut
“Absolute discretion is a ruthless master. It is more destructive of freedom than any of man's other inventions.”
―William O. Douglas
Dissenting, United States v. Wunderlich, 342 U.S. 98, 101 (1951).
Born: May 10, 1920
Died: September 25, 2006 (aged 86)
Bio: John Dean Jeff Cooper is recognized as the father of what is commonly known as the Modern Technique of handgun shooting, and one of the 20th century's foremost international experts on the use and history of small arms.