Quotes and Sayings about Washington



"If I decide to tour, I definitely would come to Washington, D.C. We'll see."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Washington)

"I would say that the Pentagon Papers case of 1971 - in which the government tried to block the The New York Times and The Washington Post that they obtained from a secret study of how we got involved in the war in Vietnam - that is probably the most important case."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Government, War, Post, Study, Vietnam, Washington)

"Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up."
- Dean Acheson
(Related: Military, Self, Washington)

"The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant was alone evidence to upset Darwin."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Progress, Evolution, President, Washington)

"Well, here's what I think. I mean, the people are saying, 'We don't want it,' and the Democrats are saying, 'We don't care. We're going to pass it anyway.' And so for the next three months, Washington will be consumed with the Democrats trying to jam this through in a very messy procedure an unpopular health care bill."
- Lamar Alexander
(Related: Health, People, Care, Democrats, Months, Saying, Trying, Want, Washington, Will)

"I figure I'll be champ for about ten years and then I'll let my brother take over - like the Kennedys down in Washington."
- Muhammad Ali
(Related: Brother, Washington, Years)

"Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Actor, Actors, Competition, Washington)

"I loved living and breathing theatre so much that I decided I had to find a way to bring my desire to act and my ability to support myself together. I'd run through the possibilities in Washington, so that meant moving to New York."
- Karen Allen
(Related: Ability, Act, Desire, Living, Possibilities, Support, Theatre, Washington)

"The only competition worthy of a wise man is with himself."
- Washington Allston
(Related: Competition, Man)

"Never judge a work of art by its defects."
- Washington Allston
(Related: Art, Work)

"Distinction is the consequence, never the object of a great mind."
- Washington Allston
(Related: Mind)

"Washington has thrown their soldiers on the fire."
- Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf
(Related: Fire, Soldiers, Washington)

"Washington, not Jefferson, freed his slaves upon his death."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Death, Washington)

"Washington's character was rock solid. He came to stand for the new nation and its republican virtues, which was why he became our first President by unanimous choice."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Character, Choice, First, Nation, President, Republican, Washington)

"Washington and Jefferson were both rich Virginia planters, but they were never friends."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Friends, Washington)

"I think a lot of people in Washington are extremely suspicious of NASA."
- Laurie Anderson
(Related: People, Washington)

"I went to the University of Washington as a physics and astronomy major. My other interest, of course, was aviation. I always wanted to be a pilot. And if you're going to fly airplanes, the best place to be is the Air Force."
- Michael P. Anderson
(Related: Airplanes, Astronomy, Aviation, Force, Interest, Physics, University, Washington)

"People have always said - those words, 'too conservative,' is fairly relative. I'm sure that they probably said that about Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and Benjamin Franklin."
- Sharron Angle
(Related: People, Conservative, Washington, Words)

"We need to strengthen our analytic capacity in Washington, we need to centralize the anti-terrorism effort."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Effort, Washington)

"Unfortunately I put the opening date on the 5th of December 1941 and on the 7th of December the Japanese bombarded Pearl Harbour. My dream of a theater in Washington D.C. came to a prompt end."
- Leon Askin
(Related: Dream, December, End, Theater, Washington)

"My brother Jeff is now my agent at Advantage International in Washington, D.C."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Brother, Now, Washington)

"Well, what I tried to do is simply to get out on the land. And when I came to Washington, I think one of the mistakes we made early on was kind of having an ideological dispute up in the Congress."
- Bruce Babbitt
(Related: Congress, Land, Mistakes, Washington)

"After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus, and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don't have. But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt, unlike anything we have seen in the history of our country."
- Michele Bachmann
(Related: Government, History, Money, Country, Debt, Washington)

"I intend to travel to Okinawa and to visit with Okinawa officials and the citizens of Okinawa at an early date. I will send my best analysis of that situation, including the local attitudes, back to Washington, to the government there."
- Howard Baker
(Related: Government, Travel, Visit, Washington, Will)

"Measured by any standard, white or black, Washington must be regarded today as one of the great men of this country: and in the future he will be so honored."
- Ray Stannard Baker
(Related: Men, Future, Today, Washington, Will)

"Bush wasn't elected, he was selected - selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Judges, Party, Washington)

"The vast majority of Americans agree with us. We're doing everything that we can. We're advertising, right now we're on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We've got newspaper ads."
- Michael D. Barnes
(Related: Advertising, Americans, Majority, Now, Right, Running, Television, Washington)

"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
- Marion Barry
(Related: Country, Crime, Washington)

"I'm against big bureaucracy in Washington making health care decisions. I just have an aversion to bureaucrats. But it's not just government bureaucrats. I don't like HMO bureaucrats and insurance company bureaucrats either."
- Gary Bauer
(Related: Government, Health, Bureaucracy, Care, Company, Decisions, Washington)

"The worst is still ahead of us. But no one in Washington has the spine to tell you that."
- Glenn Beck
(Related: Washington)

"I guess what bothers me so much about what I now see going on in both Washington and in Texas is an effort to keep people from finding out about the mistakes of lawmakers and then when they're uncovered, an effort to fool people and pretend there was nothing wrong."
- Chris Bell
(Related: People, Effort, Fool, Mistakes, Nothing, Now, Washington, Wrong)

"If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate."
- Marion Berry
(Related: Crime, Washington)

"I am making this trip to Africa because Washington is an international city, just like Tokyo, Nigeria or Israel. As mayor, I am an international symbol. Can you deny that to Africa?"
- Marion Berry
(Related: Israel, Symbol, Washington)

"So if 1960 had occurred under the old convention system, Kennedy would have had a very hard time getting the Democratic nomination because he would have been rejected by all those people who had worked with him in Washington."
- Michael Beschloss
(Related: Time, People, Old, Washington)

"Washington newspaper men know everything."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Men, Washington)

"I firmly believe that the best way to stimulate our economy and create jobs is to let hard-working Americans keep more of their money - after all, the money belongs to them, not to Washington."
- Rob Bishop
(Related: Money, Americans, Economy, Jobs, Washington)

"The political spin in Washington is revolting, just revolting. It's a callous political game."
- Rob Bishop
(Related: Washington)

"In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Purpose, Fathers, Founding, Newspapers, Post, Washington)

"The American people are screaming at the top of their lungs to Washington, 'Stop! Stop the spending, stop the job-killing policies.' And yet, Democrats in Washington refuse to listen to the American people."
- John Boehner
(Related: People, American, Democrats, Job, Washington)

"The American people think the government in Washington is too big. That it spends too much. And - and that it's totally out of control. They want something done about it."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, People, Control, American, Want, Washington)

"But make no mistake, the President will find in our new majority the voice of the American people as they've expressed it tonight: standing on principle, checking Washington's power and leading the drive for a smaller, less costly, and more accountable government."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Power, Mistake, People, American, Leading, Majority, President, Voice, Washington, Will)

"I talked to a lot of employers who just are, are fearful of what's coming next out of Washington. It's all the spending, it's all the debt. It's their national energy tax, they want to call it cap and trade - more mandates, higher costs, more taxes. Their healthcare bill - more mandates, higher costs, higher taxes."
- John Boehner
(Related: Debt, Energy, Tax, Healthcare, Taxes, Trade, Want, Washington)

"I started out mopping floors, waiting tables, and tending bar at my dad's tavern. I put myself through school working odd jobs and night shifts. I poured my heart and soul into a small business. And when I saw how out-of-touch Washington had become with the core values of this great nation, I put my name forward and ran for office."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Dad, Soul, Heart, Values, Jobs, Name, Nation, Night, Office, School, Waiting, Washington)

"Earmarks have become a symbol of a Congress that has broken faith with the people. This earmark ban shows the American people we are listening and we are dead serious about ending business as usual in Washington."
- John Boehner
(Related: Business, Faith, People, American, Congress, Ending, Listening, Symbol, Washington)

"Ever since I've become chairman, there have been profiles of me in People, George, The Washington Post, The Detroit News, and all of them could have been written by the same person."
- Julian Bond
(Related: People, News, Post, Washington)

"Washington should revive international efforts begun during the Clinton administration to pressure countries with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt and enforce stricter rules."
- Kit Bond
(Related: Countries, Pressure, Rules, Washington)

"This emergency spending measure is certainly only the beginning, since we here in Washington will continue to work closely with the president and emergency agencies to ensure they continue receiving the funding they need."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: Work, Beginning, Measure, President, Washington, Will)

"The March on Washington was a culmination of years of hard work and dedication of many individuals."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Work, Dedication, Hard work, March, Washington, Years)

"The March on Washington affirmed our values as a people: equality and opportunity for all. Forty-one years ago, during a time of segregation, these were an ideal."
- Leonard Boswell
(Related: Equality, Time, Opportunity, Values, March, Washington, Years)

"I actually use a computer a lot. I have three computers that I use on a regular basis - one is on my desk top in my Washington office, another is at home, and I have my laptop that I use when I'm travelling."
- Rick Boucher
(Related: Computers, Home, Office, Washington)

"I would love to see a march on Washington that says 'Save our Social Security'."
- Barbara Boxer
(Related: Love, March, Security, Washington)

"I was a child when the March on Washington led by Martin Luther King occurred, and I wanted to hear what was going on. I wanted to be a part of it. I wanted to contribute in the best way I possibly could."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: March, Martin, Washington)

"And the issues I think are important in Louisiana right now happen to be health care and education. And those are two areas that the federal government can play a very important role. And I think I can be effective in trying to help our state from the Washington scene."
- John Breaux
(Related: Government, Health, Education, Care, Help, Now, Play, Right, State, Trying, Washington)

"Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important."
- David Brinkley
(Related: People, Washington)

"The Washingtonian said it shouldn't be built. The gallery's East Building is now considered a triumph, and members of the American Association of Architects have voted it one of the best buildings of all time."
- J. Carter Brown
(Related: Time, American, Building, Now)

"How prophetic L'Enfant was when he laid out Washington as a city that goes around in circles!"
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Washington)

"Somehow, the greater the public opposition to the health care bill, the more determined they seem to force it on us anyway. Their attitude shows Washington at its very worst - the presumption that they know best, and they're going to get their way whether the American people like it or not."
- Scott Brown
(Related: Health, People, Attitude, American, Care, Force, Opposition, Public, Washington)

"To avoid entangling alliances has been a maxim of our policy ever since the days of Washington, and its wisdom no one will attempt to dispute."
- James Buchanan
(Related: Wisdom, Policy, Maxim, Washington, Will)

"Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: Country, Post, Saying, Washington)

"I'm coming to Washington, D.C., to do the people's work. And the people's work has to do with reducing spending and cutting budgets and, and trying to get a grip on the size of government."
- Ken Buck
(Related: Government, Work, People, Budgets, Trying, Washington)

"Like you, I'm fed up with business as usual in Washington. Send me to Congress, and I won't tweak our broken system. I'll shut it down."
- Francine Busby
(Related: Business, Congress, Washington)

"It's the No.1 issue with people I talk to, whether Republican, Democrat or independent. They want to see the way business is done in Washington change."
- Francine Busby
(Related: Business, Change, People, Republican, Talk, Want, Washington)

"Senator Kerry has been in Washington long enough to take both sides on just about every issue."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Washington)

"I'm hopeful. I know there is a lot of ambition in Washington, obviously. But I hope the ambitious realize that they are more likely to succeed with success as opposed to failure."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Success, Failure, Hope, Ambition, Succeed, Washington)

"I was eight when he left office. Like, he had an awesome house, you know, and my cousins and I had awesome trips to Camp David and Washington. It was just all like a good time for me."
- Lauren Bush
(Related: Time, Office, Washington)

"And in the afternoon they entered a land - but such a land! A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses, submerged; a land of reptiles, silence, shadow, decay."
- George Washington Cable
(Related: Land, Mourning, Shadow, Silence)

"Everybody knows the Lord loveth a cheerful giver."
- George Washington Cable
"There came to port last Sunday night the queerest little craft, without an inch of rigging on; I looked and looked - and laughed. It seemed so curious that she should cross the unknown water, and moor herself within my room - my daughter! O my daughter!"
- George Washington Cable
(Related: Night, Water)

"Mix one part Denzel Washington and two parts Eva Mendes and you have a nice hot cocktail."
- Dean Cain
(Related: Washington)

"Most of the people who are in elective office in Washington, D.C., they have held public office before. How's that workin' for you?"
- Herman Cain
(Related: People, Office, Public, Washington)

"It is guaranteed to put all teeth on edge, including George Washington's, wherever they might be."
- Vincent Canby
(Related: Washington)

"If the President says, oh, Washington's got to change, and people are doubting whether my change can really happen, I think instead what the public's begun to see is the change they're seeing is not the change they voted for."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Change, People, President, Public, Washington)

"Now the proposal is yet again another $150 billion before we start to think about a freeze. But $150 billion spent on more government programs; monies being created to direct and what kind of jobs that Washington thinks ought to be created. Come on. I mean there is a government that can help, and the government can also hurt."
- Eric Cantor
(Related: Government, Being, Help, Hurt, Jobs, Now, Washington)

"I will continue to work in Washington to oppose any efforts to expand drilling off our Coasts and to challenge my colleagues to adopt responsible energy policies."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Work, Challenge, Drilling, Energy, Washington, Will)

"Living in Washington, you can't take politics too seriously. I draw the line at honesty. I have no time for political hacks who say things they don't believe because they get paid to."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Politics, Time, Honesty, Living, Washington)

"Billy Tauzin is one of the most interesting people in Washington. He is smart, funny, and interesting."
- Tucker Carlson
(Related: Funny, People, Washington)

"I learned in my four decades in Washington that one person can make a difference."
- Liz Carpenter
(Related: Difference, Washington)

"Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Fear, Hate, Will)

"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Education, Freedom, Key)

"I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Love, Nature, God, Will)

"I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast. I wanted to know where it got its color, where it got its life - but there was no one to tell me."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Life, Name)

"If you love it enough, anything will talk with you."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Love, Talk, Will)

"Learn to do common things uncommonly well; we must always keep in mind that anything that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Mind)

"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: People, Habit, Excuses)

"No individual has any right to come into the world and go out of it without leaving something behind."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Right, World)

"Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness of the woods before sunrise."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Nothing)

"Reading about nature is fine, but if a person walks in the woods and listens carefully, he can learn more than what is in books, for they speak with the voice of God."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Nature, God, Books, Reading, Voice)

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Life, Attention, Will, World)

"Our creator is the same and never changes despite the names given Him by people here and in all parts of the world. Even if we gave Him no name at all, He would still be there, within us, waiting to give us good on this earth."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: People, Earth, Name, Names, Waiting, World)

"How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Life, Being, Will)

"Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Mind)

"When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Life, Attention, Will, World)

"There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation - veneer isn't worth anything."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Life, Achievement, Preparation, Worth)

"Where there is no vision, there is no hope."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Hope, Vision)

"When our thoughts - which bring actions - are filled with hate against anyone, Negro or white, we are in a living hell. That is as real as hell will ever be."
- George Washington Carver
(Related: Thoughts, Actions, Hate, Hell, Living, Will)

"Yet there is disappointment in Washington and in the United States that Canada is not supporting us fully."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Canada, Disappointment, states, United, Washington)

"You have to starve the Beast. That's one of the most important things about tax cuts. If you leave the money in Washington, it's going to be spent."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Money, Tax, Tax cuts, Washington)

"I think the Clintons are brilliant. I've never met a person as intelligent as Bill, and I think Hillary is right up there with him. They're too smart for Washington."
- Chevy Chase
(Related: Right, Washington)

"From George Washington to George W. Bush, presidents have invoked God's name in the performance of their official duties."
- Linda Chavez
(Related: God, Performance, Name, Washington)

"In his years in Washington, Senator Kerry has been one vote of a hundred in the United States Senate - and fortunately on matters of national security he was very often in the minority."
- Dick Cheney
(Related: Minority, National security, Senate, states, United, Vote, Washington, Years)

"After being Washington's aide for four years and becoming the hero of Yorktown, Hamilton was viewed with a great deal of suspicion because of his association with Tories."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Being, Suspicion, Washington, Years)

"When I came back to Washington to be The Times' chief congressional correspondent in 1991, I was looking for a book subject, and Ted Kennedy stood out for two reasons."
- Adam Clymer
(Related: Washington)

"There's a Washington standard of casually putting things off the record. It's really gone too far. I don't know an easy way to turn it back."
- Adam Clymer
(Related: Washington)

"Tonight, I concurred with President Bush when he stated that the decisions on future involvement of U.S. troops in Iraq should be left to the Pentagon and not politicians in Washington."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Decisions, Future, Iraq, Politicians, President, Troops, Washington)

"The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax us citizens for our carbon footprints."
- John Coleman
(Related: America, Tax, Key, Laws, Now, State, Washington)

"As long as I own this football team and long after I'm gone, they will always be the Washington Redskins."
- Jack K. Cooke
(Related: Football, Washington, Will)

"But I think the - what the tea party movement demonstrates, and I think the, the, the enthusiasm that we're seeing from independents and Republicans, is that if Washington isn't going to change itself, then we're going to change Washington. And I think that's what we're seeing."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Change, Enthusiasm, Party, Republicans, Tea, Washington)

"But I do think it's unwise, and it - to build a mosque at the site where 3,000 Americans lost their lives as a result of a terrorist attack. And I think to me it demonstrates that the - that Washington, the White House, the administration, the President himself seems to be disconnected from the mainstream of America."
- John Cornyn
(Related: Mosque, America, Americans, President, Result, Washington)

"We have for too long put vast oil and natural gas reserves off limits to exploration and production, as The Washington Post editorial stated this week."
- Jim Costa
(Related: Exploration, Limits, Oil, Post, Production, Washington)

"I was the first spokesperson for the Better Hearing Institute in Washington. And that's the message we tried to send out - there is hearing help out there, and the technology and options are amazing."
- Norm Crosby
(Related: Technology, First, Hearing, Help, Options, Washington)

"I went to a bunch of marches in New York and Washington, and you know I believe in the cause, but to march with those people takes a lot of compromise on my end."
- David Cross
(Related: People, Cause, Compromise, End, March, Washington)

"Men of Virginia, countrymen of Washington, of Patrick Henry, of Jefferson, and of Madison, will ye be true to your constitutional faith?"
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Faith, Men, Washington, Will)

"I was to Japanese visitors to Washington what the Mona Lisa is to Americans visiting Paris."
- John C. Danforth
(Related: Americans, Paris, Washington)

"As I prepare for this next phase in my life, I ask that people continue to offer the prayers that have protected me thus far. I also pray that I will always see those who are not seen and easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of Washington politics."
- Artur Davis
(Related: Politics, Life, People, Forget, Washington, Will)

"As an Independent, she has no party backing... Her being the first Independent president trumps the fact that she's a woman. It causes even more upheaval in Washington than her being female."
- Geena Davis
(Related: Being, Causes, Fact, First, Party, President, Washington, Woman)

"Two million dollars is only small when you're talking about Washington, D.C."
- Geoff Davis
(Related: Talking, Washington)

"We're going to march on Washington with a host of Republicans, Democrats, business leaders, legislators."
- Gray Davis
(Related: Business, Democrats, Leaders, Legislators, March, Republicans, Washington)

"The Democratic Party, all the candidates from Washington, they all know each other, they all move in the same circles, and what I'm doing is breaking into the country club."
- Howard Dean
(Related: Country, Party, Washington)

"What passes for real debate in Washington often seems more like an echo chamber, with politicians talking at politicians."
- Bill Delahunt
(Related: Debate, Echo, Politicians, Talking, Washington)

"Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is one of the greatest films of all time."
- Laura Dern
(Related: Time, Washington)

"What I did was sit down with the Washington State officials, with the historic preservation people, with the tribe, the local community, the port of Port Angeles, and we worked this thing out, and we protected the tribe's interest."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: People, Community, Interest, State, Washington)

"Wisconsin's kids shouldn't be allowed to fail just because Washington is failing them."
- Jim Doyle
(Related: Kids, Washington)

"Oh, that all the things my father had told me about how disgusting Washington is are true. And again it's the system - there are lots of nice, well-meaning people there. But it's a sleazy place. And politics is all about doing favors."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Politics, Father, People, Favors, Washington)

"I've seen disgusting excess in business, and I've seen disgusting excess in Washington. But at the same time, I've certainly learned that Washington matters and that you can't ignore it, especially when you get into telecom."
- Esther Dyson
(Related: Business, Time, Excess, Washington)

"I just went to Harvard a little while, because I graduated from Armstrong High School in Washington and then I went up there but I didn't stay that long because I went into show business."
- Billy Eckstine
(Related: Business, School, Washington)

"The president said that he would unite this country, that he was a uniter, not a divider. Have you ever seen America more divided? Have you ever seen Washington more divided?"
- John Edwards
(Related: America, Country, President, Washington)

"There are a number of things wrong with Washington. One of them is that everyone is too far from home."
- Dwight D. Eisenhower
(Related: Home, Washington, Wrong)

"Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed increase equal a spending cut."
- Larry Elder
(Related: Washington)

"We have work to do, and Tuesday Americans sent Washington a clear message - get the job done."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Work, Americans, Job, Washington)

"Things happened there that I don't think are the finest hours for anybody, whether it was a journalist, the legal system or, in that case of the political system, who would say that was an example of when Washington worked best."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Legal, Example, Washington)

"I kept telling everyone I wasn't going to Washington to stay. I go to visit."
- John Engler
(Related: Visit, Washington)

"In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington, and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862, it was determined by the Rebel government last summer to resume the offensive in that direction."
- Edward Everett
(Related: Government, Conformity, Direction, Results, Summer, Washington)

"The Sunday School teacher talked too much in the way our grade school teacher used to when she told us about George Washington. Pleasant, pretty stories, but not true."
- Frances Farmer
(Related: Pretty, School, Washington)

"President Barack Obama has it right - there is a lot to change about Washington. The problem is, not much will get changed unless we confront the runaway filibuster in the U.S. Senate."
- Peter Fenn
(Related: Change, President, Right, Senate, Washington, Will)

"Only in Washington would death be considered a taxable event."
- Mike Ferguson
(Related: Death, Washington)

"And the Blue Angels are coming back to scare the local population. I remember seeing old Vietnamese women ducking under the benches in Washington Square; they thought they were back in the war."
- Lawrence Ferlinghetti
(Related: War, Women, Thought, Angels, Old, Population, Washington)

"But I made one mistake which I would never repeat as a member of Congress when I was in Washington, and that was when I was elected I didn't go on trips because I was so afraid of having someone accuse me of taking junkets."
- Geraldine Ferraro
(Related: Mistake, Congress, Washington)

"It's long been a cliche in Washington that if you hang a lamb chop in your window, guests will come."
- Suzanne Fields
(Related: Guests, Washington, Will)

"The GAO just released a report that said 22 percent of federal programs fail to meet their objectives. The truth is we don't know how taxpayer money is spent in Washington, D.C., which is why I think we ought to put every agency budget up on the Internet for everyone to see."
- Carly Fiorina
(Related: Money, Truth, Internet, Objectives, Washington)

"You don't change minds in Washington with sweet reason. You do it to the white light of public opinion."
- Steve Forbes
(Related: Change, Light, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Reason, Washington)

"So we have broad bipartisan support for the bill, and it's my hope that we can build on some of the things that have been talked about in Washington involving building a larger ownership society."
- Harold Ford
(Related: Society, Hope, Building, Ownership, Support, Washington)

"But I'll tell you what, there was a lot of farmland between Falls Church and Washington."
- Jim Fowler
(Related: Church, Washington)

"The real rulers in Washington are invisible, and exercise power from behind the scenes."
- Felix Frankfurter
(Related: Power, Exercise, Washington)

"I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book."
- Antonia Fraser
(Related: Change, History, Washington)

"I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power."
- Robert Frost
(Related: History, Power, Washington, World)

"I'm sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn't on our radar screen. We were just making great software."
- Bill Gates
(Related: People, First, Software, Visit, Washington, Years)

"I met my wife in Washington, D.C. I was a senior in college. WW II was about to descend upon us. Jobs were starting to open up after a prolonged depression."
- Tom Glazer
(Related: Wife, College, Depression, Jobs, Open, Washington)

"I was able to do The Saint of Fort Washington, on the relationship between two homeless men."
- Danny Glover
(Related: Men, Washington)

"You need fighters like me to battle, because frankly The New York Times and the Washington Post are not going to fight the fights that I do."
- Al Goldstein
(Related: Battle, Fight, Post, Washington)

"The healthcare bill not only is a monstrosity in terms of growing the government and cutting out the private sector, the way it was passed was sleazy. Every old Washington trick was used to pass the healthcare bill."
- Lindsey Graham
(Related: Government, Healthcare, Old, Washington)

"I could see flames from the windows of my chambers. For the next three or four days we had major rioting here in Washington and I stayed at the court day and night."
- Harold H. Greene
(Related: Court, Day, Night, Washington, Windows)

"In Washington it is an honor to be disgraced. you have to have been somebody to fall."
- Meg Greenfield
(Related: Honor, Washington)

"We've established a Washington State Academy of Sciences that will enable us to make decisions based on science about what is right for our state, meaning the quality of our lives will get better."
- Christine Gregoire
(Related: Science, Quality, Decisions, Meaning, Right, State, Washington, Will)

"The burnt odor in Washington is from the disintegrating authority of the governing classes."
- William Greider
(Related: Authority, Washington)

"The threat to globalization is not the wasted American dollars but Washington's readiness to mix US commercial interests with its self-appointed role as global protector."
- William Greider
(Related: American, Globalization, Self, Washington)

"If you think about it, Washington's overwhelming power in the world is founded on death, the awesome arsenal for killing people."
- William Greider
(Related: Power, Death, People, Killing, Washington, World)

"Leaks and whispers are a daily routine of news-gathering in Washington."
- William Greider
(Related: News, Routine, Washington)

"I was born in Washington State and have lived here for 42 plus years."
- David Guterson
(Related: State, Washington, Years)

"The same music is playing on the radio in San Francisco, New York, Washington DC and Annapolis. Everywhere you go there's the same artists and same songs by them, over and over again. At some stations they play the same songs 50 to 60 times a week."
- John Hall
(Related: Music, Artists, Play, Songs, Washington)

"We don't have a full black community in Boston. Our people are scattered. There's a middle class where I live in Highland Park but it's not like a piece of Washington or Chicago."
- Henry Hampton
(Related: People, Boston, Chicago, Class, Community, Middle class, Washington)

"The Russians obtained a number of plants under Lend-Lease, which had been authorized by Washington, that I thought were not justified for their war effort. They wanted them for postwar use."
- W. Averell Harriman
(Related: War, Thought, Effort, Plants, Washington)

"This is about Floridians saying what's most important to them and making sure that we create an agenda that we can drive and deliver back in Washington, D.C. So it's very exciting."
- Katherine Harris
(Related: Saying, Washington)

"Washington's defeat in 1754 was followed by active military preparations on both sides."
- Albert Bushnell Hart
(Related: Defeat, Military, Washington)

"As efforts to fix this failure at the Veterans Administration continue, I also intend to persist in demanding answers and action on the establishment of a new clinic to serve the veterans in North Central Washington."
- Doc Hastings
(Related: Action, Failure, Answers, Veterans, Washington)

"Later, I went down to the Washington field office and an onsite polygraph was administered."
- Steven Hatfill
(Related: Office, Washington)

"In subsequent years the groups you named had important roles in educating people about the real issues in Washington and Raleigh, and within the Democratic Party."
- Jesse Helms
(Related: People, Party, Washington, Years)

"It doesn't matter that Bush scares the hell out of me. What matters is that he scares the hell out of a lot of very important people in Washington who can't speak out, in the military, in the intelligence community."
- Seymour Hersh
(Related: Intelligence, People, Community, Hell, Military, Washington)

"But the good news is that out in the countryside, just about every place that's got a zip code has somebody or some group of people battling the economic and political exclusion that Wall Street and Washington are shoving down our throats."
- Jim Hightower
(Related: People, News, Washington)

"In July of 1983, I left Washington, DC area and have had minimal contact with Judge Clarence Thomas since."
- Anita Hill
(Related: July, Washington)

"In Washington, success is just a training course for failure."
- Simon Hoggart
(Related: Success, Failure, Training, Washington)

"The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity of a Japanese imperial funeral."
- Simon Hoggart
(Related: Party, Spontaneity, Washington)

"I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money."
- Bob Hope
(Related: Love, Money, Washington)

"In a few days an officer came to our camp, under a flag of truce, and informed Hamilton, then a captain of artillery, but afterwards the aid of General Washington, that Captain Hale had been arrested within the British lines condemned as a spy, and executed that morning."
- William Hull
(Related: Washington)

"Washington is an endless series of mock palaces clearly built for clerks."
- Ada Louise Huxtable
(Related: Washington)

"The 1st Congressional District contains almost half of the biotech and biomedical companies in Washington, and my job often allows me to meet the people responsible for this exciting research."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: People, Job, Research, Washington)

"Unfortunately, bureaucratic problems at the federal level are causing many other small Washington companies to be denied federal funding that would help transfer their ideas from their laboratories into our homes and hospitals."
- Jay Inslee
(Related: Ideas, Help, Hospitals, Problems, Washington)

"An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Nature, Thought, Gifts, Heaven, Mind, Oil, Sea, Weather)

"Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Love, Heart, Will)

"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Misfortune)

"Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Love, Women, Kindness)

"It is not poverty so much as pretense that harasses a ruined man - the struggle between a proud mind and an empty purse - the keeping up of a hollow show that must soon come to an end."
- Washington Irving
(Related: End, Man, Mind, Poverty, Struggle)

"I've had it with you and your emotional constipation!"
- Washington Irving
"I am always at a loss at how much to believe of my own stories."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Loss)

"Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and laughter abundant."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Humor, Companionship, Jokes, Laughter, Meeting, Oil, Wine)

"He is the true enchanter, whose spell operates, not upon the senses, but upon the imagination and the heart."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Imagination, Heart, Senses)

"Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Charity, Christmas, Fire, Hospitality)

"One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Learning, Tools)

"Age is a matter of feeling, not of years."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Age, Feeling, Years)

"After all, it is the divinity within that makes the divinity without; and I have been more fascinated by a woman of talent and intelligence, though deficient in personal charms, than I have been by the most regular beauty."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Beauty, Intelligence, Talent, Divinity, Woman)

"Acting provides the fulfillment of never being fulfilled. You're never as good as you'd like to be. So there's always something to hope for."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Hope, Acting, Being, Fulfillment)

"A woman's whole life is a history of the affections."
- Washington Irving
(Related: History, Life, Woman)

"A woman never forgets her sex. She would rather talk with a man than an angel, any day."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Sex, Day, Man, Talk, Woman)

"A tart temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Age, Temper, Tongue)

"A sharp tongue is the only edge tool that grows keener with constant use."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Tongue)

"A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Smiles)

"Great minds have purposes; others have wishes."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Wishes)

"The tongue is the only tool that gets sharper with use."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Tongue)

"Young lawyers attend the courts, not because they have business there, but because they have no business."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Business, Lawyers)

"Who ever hears of fat men heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? No - no, your lean, hungry men who are continually worrying society, and setting the whole community by the ears."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Men, Society, Community, Riot)

"Those men are most apt to be obsequious and conciliating abroad, who are under the discipline of shrews at home."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Home, Men, Discipline)

"They who drink beer will think beer."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Beer, Will)

"There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Jealousy)

"There is in every woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

"There is in every true woman's heart, a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Adversity, Fire, Lies, Prosperity, Woman)

"There is certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one's position, and be bruised in a new place."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Change, Comfort, Traveling)

"There is a serene and settled majesty to woodland scenery that enters into the soul and delights and elevates it, and fills it with noble inclinations."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Soul)

"Marriage is the torment of one, the felicity of two, the strife and enmity of three."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Marriage)

"There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Dignity)

"Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is to little."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Man, Nothing)

"The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Affliction, Duty, Open, Solitude, Sorrow)

"The natural principle of war is to do the most harm to our enemy with the least harm to ourselves; and this of course is to be effected by stratagem."
- Washington Irving
(Related: War, Enemy, Harm)

"The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Effect, Mind, Sorrow)

"The land of literature is a fairy land to those who view it at a distance, but, like all other landscapes, the charm fades on a nearer approach, and the thorns and briars become visible."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Charm, Land, Literature)

"The idol of today pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of tomorrow."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Today, Tomorrow, Will, Yesterday)

"The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Ability)

"Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Heart, Memory, Sun)

"Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Genius, Clouds, Will)

"Some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Obstacles)

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Love, Power, Deep, Grief, Tears, Weakness)

"Temper never mellows with age, and a sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Age, Temper, Tongue)

"A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Love, Father, Mother, Brothers, Enemies, Husbands, May, Sisters, Wives)

"I always try to keep my constituents as up-to-date as possible with what's going on here in Washington."
- Steve Israel
(Related: Washington)

"When the Supreme Court moved to Washington in 1800, it was provided with no books, which probably accounts for the high quality of early opinions."
- Robert Jackson
(Related: Quality, Books, Court, Opinions, Washington)

"Washington is the only city in the world where you can go to a black-tie dinner and there at the foot of the table is a television set up to catch a press conference."
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen
(Related: Press, Television, Washington, World)

"Today we ought to be able to see first that Booker T. Washington faced a situation in which he was seeking desperately for a way out, and he could see no way out except capitulation."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: First, Today, Washington)

"All the world has been converted and Washington is the modem Mecca."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: Washington, World)

"Du Bois marked a great stage in the history of Negro struggles when he said that Negroes could no longer accept the subordination which Booker T. Washington had preached."
- C. L. R. James
(Related: History, Washington)

"We have been through a period where we see power leaching away from Washington. Who is more important in the world today: Bill Clinton or Bill Gates? I don't know."
- Peter Jennings
(Related: Power, Washington, World)

"I had a 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington' experience as governor."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Experience, Washington)

"Washington shows the Negro not only at his best, but also at his worst."
- James Weldon Johnson
(Related: Washington)

"I was born in Washington, D.C., and I was raised in Milwaukee."
- Kristen Johnston
(Related: Washington)

"Unavoidable circumstances prevent me from giving you ample written instructions. Such however as may be deemed necessary will be prepared and sent to you at the City of Washington in a very few days."
- Anson Jones
(Related: Circumstances, Giving, May, Washington, Will)

"I felt somehow for many years that George Washington and Alexander Hamilton just left me out by mistake. But through the process of amendment, interpretation, and court decision, I have finally been included in "We, the people.""
- Barbara Jordan
(Related: Mistake, People, Decision, Court, Washington, Years)

"Governor Isaac Stevens of the Washington Territory said there were a great many white people in our country, and many more would come; that he wanted the land marked out so that the Indians and the white man could be separated."
- Chief Joseph
(Related: People, Country, Land, Man, Washington)

"Every bit of money that we can bring from our federal transportation budget in Washington back here to Stewart Airport will benefit our local economy and our local residents."
- Sue Kelly
(Related: Money, Economy, Washington, Will)

"Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Charm, Efficiency, Washington)

"Part of Washington keeping its promises is a focus on directing more dollars into our local classrooms."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Focus, Promises, Washington)

"But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions."
- Mark Kennedy
(Related: Education, Decisions, Names, Parents, Promises, School, Teachers, Washington)

"One thing I congratulate everyone on is the great explosion which has occurred in Washington's Black House and the very important scandal which has gripped leaders of America."
- Ayatollah Khomeini
(Related: America, Leaders, Scandal, Washington)

"If you don't like the President, it costs you 90 bucks to fly to Washington to picket. If you don't like the Governor, it costs you 60 bucks to fly to Albany to picket. If you don't like me, 90 cents."
- Edward Koch
(Related: President, Washington)

"I've got about 27 gigs right now. I've got radio, I've got television, I've got The Washington Post."
- Tony Kornheiser
(Related: Now, Post, Right, Television, Washington)

"My hope lies with people who never go to Washington except to see the monuments."
- Joel Kotkin
(Related: People, Hope, Lies, Monuments, Washington)

"I play a curator, the most American part you can think of. My work is to protect the Declaration of Independence. I work at the National Archives in Washington."
- Diane Kruger
(Related: Work, American, Independence, Play, Washington)

"I can finally go home and tell the constituents, law enforcement, and leaders in Washington state that Congress is treating the meth problem with the same urgency and commitment that local communities have been treating it with for years."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Home, Commitment, Congress, Law, Leaders, State, Washington, Years)

"As the first Member of Congress from western Washington to serve on the House Agriculture Committee in over 50 years, I am proud to represent the needs of our agriculture community."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Agriculture, Committee, Community, Congress, First, Needs, Washington, Years)

"As many as three million people are expected to attend the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia. The security concerns and economic opportunities are great for both Canada and Washington state."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: People, Canada, Games, Security, State, Washington, Winter)

"Washington state's 2nd Congressional District is a major producer of small fruit crops such as raspberries and strawberries. This research center is doing important work to help farmers enhance the quality, yield and marketability of their small fruit crops."
- Rick Larsen
(Related: Work, Quality, Help, Research, State, Washington, Yield)

"When I was to come to Washington the first time as Music Director of the Boston Symphony, Mrs. Johnson phoned us to find out if they could give us a party and who we would like to meet."
- Erich Leinsdorf
(Related: Music, Time, Boston, First, Party, Washington)

"The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn't for any religious reasons. They couldn't find three wise men and a virgin."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Men, Court, Religious, Washington)

"The Washington Bullets are changing their name. They don't want their team to be associated with crime. From now on, they'll just be known as the Bullets."
- Jay Leno
(Related: Crime, Name, Now, Want, Washington)

"Washington's entire honesty of mind and his fearless look into the face of all facts are qualities which can never go out of fashion and which we should all do well to imitate."
- Henry Cabot Lodge
(Related: Honesty, Facts, Fashion, Mind, Washington)

"Enterprise Washington is economic development in areas of high unemployment around the state of Washington."
- Mike Lowry
(Related: Development, State, Unemployment, Washington)

"Denzel Washington invoked confidence. When you have confidence, you can do anything. And that's what happened. I learned about being honest and keeping it true, keeping it true in my performance."
- Derek Luke
(Related: Performance, Being, Confidence, Washington)

"One of the things that you have trouble with politicians, particularly in Washington, is when you get mad at them and you can't touch them; you can't punch them; you can't yell at them."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Politicians, Trouble, Washington)

"The one thing that I have been struck with, after coming here to Congress is, how many people in Washington, D.C. talk about job loss like they are talking about the weather, or a natural disaster like an earthquake."
- Stephen F. Lynch
(Related: People, Congress, Disaster, Job, Loss, Talk, Talking, Washington, Weather)

"I don't want to come to Washington to be just another vote. I want to lead on issues that are important."
- Mel Martinez
(Related: Vote, Want, Washington)

"You think that somehow they didn't come after me to get rid of me because my vote is the deciding vote in the health care bill? Then, ladies and gentlemen, you live today in a world that is so innocent as to not understand what's going on in Washington, D.C."
- Eric Massa
(Related: Health, Care, Ladies, Gentlemen, Today, Vote, Washington, World)

"Watch me when people say deaf and dumb, or deaf mute, and I give them a look like you might get if you called Denzel Washington the wrong name."
- Marlee Matlin
(Related: People, Dumb, Name, Washington, Wrong)

"The commercial broadcasters have tremendous influence in Washington, D.C., for a couple of reasons. First, they're extremely rich and they have lots of money and they have had for a long time, so they can give money to politicians, which gets their attention."
- Robert McChesney
(Related: Money, Time, Attention, First, Influence, Politicians, Washington)

"My next book is also set in the eighteenth century. It's about the Revolution, with the focus on the year 1776. It's about Washington and the army and the war. It's the nadir, the low point of the United States of America."
- David McCullough
(Related: War, America, Army, Focus, Revolution, states, United, Washington)

"Everywhere I travel throughout Eastern Washington, I hear from people demanding we do a better job of controlling our borders and reducing illegal immigration."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Travel, People, Job, Washington)

"Eastern Washington has experienced a number of deadly forest fires this season, and it is crucial that we have bipartisan legislation that will expedite the research and restoration process."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Legislation, Research, Washington, Will)

"Eastern Washington families and businesses should be able to deduct every penny of state and local sales tax they pay throughout the year from their federal tax bill, especially when people in most states are deducting their state income taxes."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: People, Tax, Income, Sales, State, states, Taxes, Washington)

"People in Eastern Washington should be confident in knowing that the government will not come and seize their property or farm land. Legislation is needed to correct this decision and restore the principle of having limited government involvement."
- Cathy McMorris
(Related: Government, People, Decision, Land, Legislation, Property, Washington, Will)

"The worst excesses of the Congress of the 1980s pale in comparison with what is going on in Washington today."
- Marty Meehan
(Related: Congress, Today, Washington)

"We hate those in power in Washington D.C. and anything bad that happens to them is good for us."
- Tom Metzger
(Related: Power, Hate, Washington)

"I came to Washington with a pledge to be a fiscally conservative."
- Candice S. Miller
(Related: Conservative, Washington)

"Washington, DC is to lying what Wisconsin is to cheese."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Lying, Washington)

"Police in Washington D.C. are now using cameras to catch drivers who go through red lights. Many congressmen this week opposed the use of the red light cameras incorrectly assuming they were being used for surveillance at local brothels."
- Dennis Miller
(Related: Being, Light, Now, Police, Washington)

"I want to aspire to something like what Denzel Washington does, which is try to find scripts written for white actors - or Jodie Foster, who reads scripts for male actors."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Actors, Want, Washington)

"I worked with the same trainer that worked with Denzel Washington in THe Hurricane. It was three months of training, five days a week, 4 to 5 hours a day. This was followed by a month of choreography."
- Wentworth Miller
(Related: Day, Months, Training, Washington)

"And I spent that time working as an insurance adjuster and going to law school in the evening, and then when I left law school, I joined the Department of Justice in Washington."
- George J. Mitchell
(Related: Time, Evening, Justice, Law, School, Washington)

"People have said to me 'I hope you won't let happen in Washington what is happening in Kansas.'"
- Dennis Moore
(Related: People, Hope, Washington)

"Washington is a mean town where human sacrifice has been raised to an art form."
- Dick Morris
(Related: Art, Sacrifice, Washington)

"I remember being infuriated from the top of my head to the tip of my toes the first time a screen was put around Bob Carter and me on a train leaving Washington in the 1940s."
- Constance Baker Motley
(Related: Time, Being, First, Washington)

"For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington."
- Bill Moyers
(Related: Power, Time, History, First, Ideology, Theology, Washington)

"So that was Reagan's political problem. As a rancher in California, he was an environmentalist himself. But the President of the United States doesn't control everything that happens in Washington."
- Brian Mulroney
(Related: Control, President, states, United, Washington)

"Security is still the most important issue facing Washington state residents and millions of Americans - the security of having a job, of access to affordable health care, of a quality education, and of protecting our homeland and defending our nation."
- Patty Murray
(Related: Health, Education, Quality, Americans, Care, Job, Nation, Security, State, Washington)

"The corporate lobby in Washington is basically designed to stifle all legislative activity on behalf of consumers."
- Ralph Nader
(Related: Corporate, Washington)

"So I applied to medical school and received a scholarship at Washington University in St. Louis. Washington University turned out to be a lucky choice. The faculty was scholarly and dedicated and accessible to students."
- Daniel Nathans
(Related: Medical, Choice, School, Students, University, Washington)

"Development does not take place in Washington, DC. Development takes place in the rest of the world."
- Andrew Natsios
(Related: Development, Rest, Washington, World)

"When George Washington was elected president, there was no national vote."
- Ben Nelson
(Related: President, Vote, Washington)

"I don't think you can rely on Iran. I don't think you can rely on other radicals like the Taliban. They dispatched Al Qaida to bomb New York and Washington. What were they thinking? Were they that stupid? They weren't stupid. There is an irrationality there, and there is madness in this method."
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Related: Madness, Thinking, Washington)

"I don't want anybody suspecting I am some sheep and part of the Washington D.C. establishment."
- George Nethercutt
(Related: Sheep, Want, Washington)

"One hardly knows where, in the history of science, to look for an important movement that had its effective start in so pure and simple an accident as that which led to the building of the great Washington telescope, and went on to the discovery of the satellites of Mars."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: History, Science, Accident, Building, Discovery, Washington)

"The beginning of 1856 found me teaching in the family of a planter named Bryan, residing in Prince George County, Md., some fifteen or twenty miles from Washington."
- Simon Newcomb
(Related: Family, Beginning, Teaching, Washington)

"It is therefore not to be wondered at that Lincoln's single term in the House of Representatives at Washington added practically nothing to his reputation."
- John George Nicolay
(Related: Nothing, Reputation, Washington)

"We didn't come here to become Washington, we came here to change Washington."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Change, Washington)

"Now make no mistake, I think we need a strong dose of fiscal conservatism in Washington, D.C."
- Kristi Noem
(Related: Mistake, Conservatism, Now, Washington)

"It was not until I got my first job, at the University of Washington in Seattle, and began playing chess with Don Gordon, a brilliant young theorist, that I learned economic theory."
- Douglass North
(Related: Chess, First, Job, Theory, University, Washington)

"I continue to be a photographer; I have enjoyed fishing and hunting with a close friend; and have owned two ranches, first in northern California and then in the state of Washington."
- Douglass North
(Related: Friend, First, Fishing, Hunting, State, Washington)

"In Washington, there's always an effort to label people."
- Gale Norton
(Related: People, Effort, Washington)

"It's time to fundamentally change the way that we do business in Washington. To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative. That will demand new thinking and a new sense of responsibility for every dollar that is spent."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Business, Change, Government, Time, Help, Reform, Responsibility, Sense, Thinking, Washington, Will)

"My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Job, Washington)

"What Washington needs is adult supervision."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Needs, Washington)

"A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh.'"
- Conan O'Brien
(Related: Women, Post, Study, Want, Washington)

"It's time to replace career politicians with citizen's politicians. It's time to elect people who are going to stand up to the Washington elite and stand up to a White House and Congress hell-bent on ramming socialism down our throat."
- Christine O'Donnell
(Related: Time, People, Career, Congress, Hell, Politicians, Socialism, Washington)

"That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they're relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me."
- Daniel Okrent
(Related: First, Questions, Washington)

"I've been in Washington ever since 1981, trying to get out!"
- Pat Oliphant
(Related: Trying, Washington)

"Washington is a place where politicians don't know which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Politicians, Taxes, Washington)

"The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Government, Mystery, Washington)

"Washington has been ignoring this issue for too long."
- Major R. Owens
(Related: Washington)

"Doing the show was like painting the George Washington Bridge. As soon as you finished one end, you started right in on the other."
- Jack Paar
(Related: End, Painting, Right, Washington)

"Americans expect us to go to Washington for the right reason, and not just to mingle with the right people."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: People, Americans, Reason, Right, Washington)

"Here's a little newsflash for those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion. I'm going to Washington to serve this great country."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Country, Opinion, Washington)

"Well, I'm not a member of the permanent political establishment, and I've learned quickly these last few days that if you're not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Media, Reason, Washington)

"Washington has got to, across the board, lower taxes for small businesses so that our mom and pops can reinvest and hire people, so that our businesses can thrive."
- Sarah Palin
(Related: Mom, People, Taxes, Washington)

"I bought my first camera in Seattle, Washington. Only paid about seven dollars and fifty cents for it."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: First, Washington)

"Washington, D.C. in 1942 was not the easiest place in the world for a Negro to get along."
- Gordon Parks
(Related: Washington, World)

"Washington is horribly broken. We are encountering a day of reckoning and this movement, this Tea Party movement, is a message to Washington that we're unhappy and that we want things done differently."
- Rand Paul
(Related: Day, Party, Tea, Want, Washington)

"Everyone assumes America must play the leading role in crafting some settlement or compromise between the Israelis and the Palestinians. But Jefferson, Madison, and Washington explicitly warned against involving ourselves in foreign conflicts."
- Ron Paul
(Related: America, Compromise, Leading, Play, Washington)

"The obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people."
- Ron Paul
(Related: People, Liberty, Washington, World)

"The moral and constitutional obligations of our representatives in Washington are to protect our liberty, not coddle the world, precipitating no-win wars, while bringing bankruptcy and economic turmoil to our people."
- Ron Paul
(Related: People, Liberty, Washington, World)

"People who leave Washington do so by way of the box... ballet or coffin."
- Claiborne Pell
(Related: People, Ballet, Washington)

"The reality is that during the Reagan years, for instance, we doubled the amount of revenue that we were sending to Washington, D.C. after the tax cuts took effect."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Effect, Tax, Reality, Tax cuts, Washington, Years)

"The American people know what's necessary to get this economy moving again. It's fiscal discipline in Washington, D.C. and across-the-board tax relief for working families, small businesses and family farms."
- Mike Pence
(Related: Family, People, Discipline, American, Economy, Tax, Washington)

"We should force European governments to choose between Paris and Washington."
- Richard Perle
(Related: Force, Paris, Washington)

"This administration in Washington that's in power now clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need, but it's the most qualified to make the most central decisions for every American in every area."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Government, Power, American, Decisions, Now, Washington)

"This administration in Washington... clearly believes that government is not only the answer to every need but it's the most qualified to make essential decisions for every American in every area. That mix of arrogance and audacity that guides the Obama administration is an affront to every freedom-loving American."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Government, American, Arrogance, Decisions, Freedom, Washington)

"Our goal is to displace the entrenched powers in Washington, restore the rightful balance between the state and federal government."
- Rick Perry
(Related: Government, Goal, Balance, State, Washington)

"As so often happens with Washington scandals, it isn't the original scandal that gets people in the most trouble - it's the attempted cover-up."
- Tom Petri
(Related: People, Scandal, Trouble, Washington)

"I was wholeheartedly attracted to the conservative atmosphere that permeated the city of Washington."
- John Podhoretz
(Related: Conservative, Washington)

"For example, a man who might not have enormous charisma, who could be president 40 years ago, and who was a deserving president, I don't know that George Washington would be a president today, I don't know that Abe Lincoln would, I don't know that Roosevelt would."
- Sydney Pollack
(Related: Charisma, Example, Man, President, Today, Washington, Years)

"One of the tragedies of the Bush administration is that we went back to business as usual, make a deal with the Democrats, let's all be friends in Washington philosophy."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Business, Democrats, Friends, Philosophy, Washington)

"Like it or not, the people of Arkansas sent me to Washington to represent them in this great body."
- Mark Pryor
(Related: People, Body, Washington)

"Barack Obama is the worst president in history. In my generation, we'll inherit a weakened country, drug cartels in Mexico, tax cartels in D.C. What's happened to America? I love Arizona. I was raised right. Somebody has to go to Washington and knock the hell out of the place."
- Ben Quayle
(Related: Love, History, America, Country, Tax, Hell, President, Right, Washington)

"There were people who said the Society of Cincinnati in the American revolution, of which George Washington was one of the shining lights, was a branch of the Illuminati."
- Carroll Quigley
(Related: Society, People, American, Revolution, Washington)

"I would even go to Washington, which is saying something for me, just to glimpse Jane Q. Public, being sworn in as the first female president of the United States, while her husband holds the Bible and wears a silly pill box hat and matching coat."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: HusbBible, Being, First, President, Public, Saying, Silly, states, United, Washington)

"This morning in the Washington Post there was a statistic about how 85% of Americans are Christians."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: Americans, Post, Washington)

"Most of the people who live in Washington come from other places and you can learn something from them."
- Sally Quinn
(Related: People, Washington)

"Israel's willingness to cooperate closely with the U.S. in protecting American interests in the region altered her image in the eyes of many officials in Washington."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: American, Eyes, Israel, Washington)

"The Smithsonian Festival of American Folklife, actually, was an effort to put something on the mall in Washington so American tourists could walk through America, and in their minds everything on the mall would be American."
- Bernice Johnson Reagon
(Related: America, American, Effort, Tourists, Washington)

"In Washington State, the immigrant population has grown by 42 percent in the five years between 2000 and 2005 - which is an increase from 8 percent to 10.6 percent of the overall population - and the jobless rate in the state has hit a 6 year low."
- Dave Reichert
(Related: Population, State, Washington, Years)

"I'm angry when we have to use state dollars to fill holes in our low-income heating assistance program because there isn't enough support from Washington."
- Jodi Rell
(Related: State, Support, Washington)

"I think Barack Obama has brought a new level of ethical standards to Washington. Has he changed some basic hard-knuckle politics? No. You need hard-knuckle politics to succeed."
- Ed Rendell
(Related: Politics, Succeed, Washington)

"I would like to explore and see this country. I have had so many opportunities to see it from the air! I would like to climb the mountains that I wished I could climb at the time but had to get back to Washington."
- Janet Reno
(Related: Time, Country, Mountains, Washington)

"Initially, I had two thoughts. First, this is a very large conspiracy; and second, our children in Washington. We knew there were a few unidentified planes that may have been headed for the White House or the Capitol Building."
- Mercer Reynolds
(Related: Thoughts, Building, Children, First, May, Washington)

"But even after the first week, when Hart got out of the presidential race because of the Washington Post's threat to reveal a long-term relationship Hart had apparently been having with a prominent Washington woman, the media continued to embellish my past."
- Donna Rice
(Related: First, Media, Past, Post, Race, Washington, Woman)

"I grew up in Washington, D.C. But also loving the theater."
- Frank Rich
(Related: Theater, Washington)

"The idea of being in the State Department was exciting. On the other hand, I always had in the back of my mind going into politics. If I stayed in Washington, I might end up a government hack."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: Government, Politics, Idea, Being, End, Mind, State, Washington)

"Europe will not accept genetically modified foods. It doesn't make any difference in the final analysis what Brussels does, what Washington does, or what the World Trade Organization does."
- Jeremy Rifkin
(Related: Difference, Europe, Trade, Washington, Will, World)

"My mother was born in your state, Mr. Walter, and my mother was a Quaker, and my ancestors in the time of Washington baked bread for George Washington's troops when they crossed the Delaware, and my own father was a slave."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Time, Mother, Father, State, Troops, Washington)

"In Russia I felt for the first time like a full human being. No color prejudice like in Mississippi, no color prejudice like in Washington. It was the first time I felt like a human being."
- Paul Robeson
(Related: Time, Being, First, Prejudice, Russia, Washington)

"I bet after seeing us, George Washington would sue us for calling him "father.""
- Will Rogers
(Related: Washington)

"Sometimes I wonder whether Washington's liberal politicians truly understand the greatness that is America."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Greatness, America, Liberal, Politicians, Washington, Wonder)

"Our volunteer fire departments know their needs better than Washington, D.C. They need more flexibility on spending grant money from FEMA and Homeland Security."
- Mike Ross
(Related: Money, Fire, Flexibility, Needs, Security, Washington)

"The most difficult owner for me was the late George Marshall of Washington."
- Pete Rozelle
(Related: Washington)

"We got to do a few things with President Clinton. To be invited to Washington again to play with Ashanti and all those other cool people there in front of President Bush and the rest of the world feels awesome. I'm really looking forward to going."
- Darius Rucker
(Related: People, Play, President, Rest, Washington, World)

"Washington, D.C., has a much greater risk than Manchester, N.H. They both need some level of funding, but they ought not to be done per capita. Congress is to blame for some of this."
- Warren Rudman
(Related: Blame, Congress, Risk, Washington)

"It is solely for the reason that this government has legalized the murder of children that I have no allegiance to nor do I recognize the legitimacy of this particular government in Washington."
- Eric Rudolph
(Related: Government, Children, Murder, Reason, Washington)

"Don't do or say things you would not like to see on the front page of The Washington Post."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Post, Washington)

"That's the real secret to job creation - not borrowing and spending more money in Washington."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Money, Borrowing, Creation, Job, Washington)

"Look, I am not worried about Washington cutting too much spending too fast. I mean, the kinds of spending cuts we're talking about just right now are $100 billion out of a $3.7 trillion budget."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Now, Right, Talking, Washington)

"Look, only in Washington is not raising taxes considered a tax cut. Nobody's getting a tax cut here. We're not cutting taxes. We're preventing tax increases from occurring."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Tax, Tax increases, Taxes, Washington)

"Washington couldn't tell a lie, Nixon couldn't tell the truth, and Reagan couldn't tell the difference."
- Mort Sahl
(Related: Truth, Lie, Difference, Nixon, Washington)

"Too often in Washington special interests urge us to fight one another just because we belong to different parties. It is time for this to stop and for Washington to focus on what needs to be done."
- Ken Salazar
(Related: Time, Fight, Focus, Needs, Washington)

"This is my fourth term and my seventh year. My first year was in 1997, the same year for Vic Snyder. It is still exciting to be there even though Washington is not run by Democrats right now, but we are working very hard."
- Loretta Sanchez
(Related: Democrats, First, Now, Right, Washington)

"The happiest years of my mother's life were spent in Washington, D.C. It was where she met my father, where John was born and where I spent my earliest years."
- Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg
(Related: Life, Father, Mother, Washington, Years)

"We have to change course. And we have to do so now. That is why I worked with my colleagues in Washington to pass the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act."
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Related: Change, Act, Now, Washington)

"Like they said about The West Wing, you can't do a show about Washington until you can."
- Josh Schwartz
(Related: Washington)

"Crime is actually less in places where people own guns. Washington, D.C., is a case in point. It has the strictest gun laws, but who has the highest crime rate in the country? Washington, D.C."
- Luke Scott
(Related: People, Country, Crime, Laws, Washington)

"They're calling their Washington sources at the NRC or in Congress and they're not hesitating to give their opinion, but their opinion, frankly, in those early days was not very well informed."
- William Scranton
(Related: Congress, Opinion, Washington)

"I think it's clear to me that what - when I look at the tea party, it's about one-third Democrat, one-third Republican, one-third independents. But 100 percent of them are sure that the agenda that is taking place in Washington, D.C., is about extremism and is about bankrupting this country and every state within this country."
- Jeff Sessions
(Related: Country, Extremism, Party, Republican, State, Tea, Washington)

"Now, when I came on to Washington to begin my job, I was so interested in photography at that time that I really would have preferred to work with Stryker than with my department, which was more artistic if you wish."
- Ben Shahn
(Related: Time, Work, Job, Now, Photography, Washington)

"Well Washington DC what are you going to do. They think the capitol steps are the state of the art in comedy. You try to drag them into the 20th century let alone the 21st and they refuse to come with you."
- Harry Shearer
(Related: Art, Comedy, State, Washington)

"We (actors) don't really change the world. We reflect it... but Washington really changes the world."
- Martin Sheen
(Related: Change, Washington, World)

"But it's been a great, humbling - and I've been very honored to have the opportunity to serve and to lead and to be the representative of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who are in Washington. And it's been the greatest honor of my life."
- Hugh Shelton
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Honor, Marines, Soldiers, Washington)

"So everything turned out fine, and we were given the opportunity to go to Washington and be briefed on the project of man in space, and given the opportunity to choose whether we wanted to get involved or not."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Opportunity, Man, Project, Space, Washington)

"I grew up at 16 years old driving trucks across the George Washington Bridge."
- Don Sherwood
(Related: Driving, Old, Washington, Years)

"Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote."
- William E. Simon
(Related: People, Politicians, Vote, Washington)

"Washington and the elder Napoleon. Both were brave men; both were true men; both loved their country and dared to expose their lives for their country's cause."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Men, Cause, Country, Washington)

"Napoleon was probably the equal at least of Washington in intellect, his superior in education. Both of them were successful in serving the state."
- Matthew Simpson
(Related: Education, Successful, Intellect, State, Washington)

"This administration and these folk who run Washington are no more interested in our welfare and our well being than the man on the moon. And we have got to start taking our destiny into our hands."
- Tavis Smiley
(Related: Being, Destiny, Folk, Man, Moon, Washington, Welfare)

"When you were growing up in the 30s, 20s, of course the 40s, all black people at least in the Washington, D.C., area were required to live among themselves."
- Ed Smith
(Related: People, Growing up, Washington)

"I can think of no one that my grandparents knew, that told me stories and that I experienced myself, had any sense of social inferiority growing up in segregated Washington. None whatsoever."
- Ed Smith
(Related: Inferiority, Grandparents, Growing up, Sense, Washington)

"The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges."
- Ed Smith
(Related: Dreams, Community, Newspapers, Restaurants, Shops, Succeed, Washington)

"Many of the master chefs in the South, both the upper South as well as the deep South, were blacks and many of those people came here to Washington, D.C., and opened up establishments. Very, very few of them have survived. But they certainly were very prominent."
- Ed Smith
(Related: People, Deep, Washington)

"Before Booker T. Washington, we have small business owners but we do not have a philosopher of black entrepreneurship, and that's what Washington was."
- Ed Smith
(Related: Business, Washington)

"My sense was that most of the elected officials in Washington - in their heart of hearts - really believe that the system can't be too bad because it produced them."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Heart, Sense, Washington)

"I found that there is very little interest in Washington for true election reform. That neither the White House nor either house of the Congress seems to be as committed to guaranteeing democratic participation in this country as we seem to be in other countries."
- DeForest Soaries
(Related: Congress, Countries, Country, Interest, Participation, Reform, Washington)

"Washington is a great international city and in the congregation we have people who are rich and poor, black and white, and from every part of the world."
- James Green Somerville
(Related: People, Poor, Washington, World)

"I went off to a school with the children of CEOs and diplomats. To be able to be at home with that group of people and at home with the desperately poor has been good for me in preparation for my coming to Washington."
- James Green Somerville
(Related: Home, People, Children, Poor, Preparation, School, Washington)

"It's not like I just have to go to Washington and go to the White House everyday, and go to the same press conference at 10 in the morning and then be briefed at 4 in the afternoon, and then get a story on at 6."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: Press, Washington)

"Caring about policy is important - people in washington forget."
- Tabitha Soren
(Related: People, Policy, Caring, Forget, Washington)

"We were in Little Rock. We were assessing a very important issue. In the midst of our discussions, we were receiving urgent inquiries from The Washington Post asking about interviews."
- Kenneth Starr
(Related: Post, Washington)

"You know, we don't look much alike, but Denzel Washington would make a great sports agent."
- Leigh Steinberg
(Related: Sports, Washington)

"In 1934, the American Jewish charities offered to find homes for 300 German refugee children. We were on the SS Washington, bound for New York, Christmas 1934."
- Jack Steinberger
(Related: American, Children, Christmas, Washington)

"We may yet work up to some serious shooting war, or maybe some acts of urban genocide committed with rogue nuclear weapons. But if that were the case, why would we call that "9/11"? If Washington disappeared in a mushroom cloud, we'd give that huge event a different name."
- Bruce Sterling
(Related: Work, War, Genocide, May, Name, Washington, Weapons)

"The New Dealers have all left Washington to make way for the car dealers."
- Adlai E. Stevenson
(Related: Car, Washington)

"The New Dealers have all left Washington to make way for the car dealers."
- Adlai Stevenson
(Related: Car, Washington)

"I attended schools in Seattle through the University of Washington, from which I was graduated in 1931. I spent the next year at Northwestern University."
- George Stigler
(Related: Schools, University, Washington)

"As to the war with Japan, the President had already received my memorandum in general as to the possibility of getting a substantial unconditional surrender from Japan which I had written before leaving Washington and which he had approved."
- Henry L. Stimson
(Related: War, Possibility, President, Surrender, Washington)

"Rich people march on Washington every day."
- I. F. Stone
(Related: People, Day, March, Washington)

"Having no diplomatic representation in Washington, China has no sources which allow her to check the character of applicants and therefore makes the practice of refusing everybody from the United States."
- Anna Louise Strong
(Related: Character, Practice, states, United, Washington)

"What Ottawa and Washington used to think about Turkey or Iran was not very important because we really didn't think much about either, but now what we think about them is extremely important - to ourselves and to many other peoples."
- Arthur H. Sulzberger
(Related: Now, Turkey, Washington)

"I grew up in a trailer park in Bellingham, Washington."
- Hilary Swank
(Related: Washington)

"George Washington understood that the Bible is the place where God's records of right and wrong are kept."
- Randall Terry
(Related: God, Bible, Right, Washington, Wrong)

"Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction."
- Dylan Thomas
(Related: Washington)

"Women have had the vote for over forty years and their organizations lobby in Washington for all sorts of causes; why, why, why don't they take up their own causes and obvious needs?"
- Dorothy Thompson
(Related: Women, Causes, Needs, Obvious, Vote, Washington, Years)

"In the end, we may be hurting the very people we should be concerned about - the inner-city poor, those who already have to live with many risks in their daily lives, those who do not have clout here in Washington."
- Fred Thompson
(Related: People, End, May, Poor, Washington)

"Voters definitely believe Washington is corrupt - but most think it's bipartisan."
- Chuck Todd
(Related: Washington)

"I remember when I first came to Washington. For the first six months you wonder how the hell you ever got here. For the next six months you wonder how the hell the rest of them ever got here."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: First, Hell, Months, Rest, Washington, Wonder)

"You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: Friend, Want, Washington)

"Washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place."
- Harry S. Truman
(Related: First, Forget, Washington)

"If you look - look at - I mean, look at what's going on with your gasoline prices. They're going to go to $5, $6, $7 and we don't have anybody in Washington that calls OPEC and says, 'Fellas, it's time. It's over. You're not going to do it anymore.'"
- Donald Trump
(Related: Time, Washington)

"George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Lie, Accomplishments, Washington, Youth)

"I have commenced my auspicious reign and am in quiet possession of the Presidential Mansion... this winter I intend to do something in the way of entertaining that shall be the admiration and talk of all Washington world."
- Julia Gardiner Tyler
(Related: Admiration, Possession, Quiet, Talk, Washington, Winter, World)

"This was a dairy cow, and dairy cows have IDs on them. The ID was traced back to the farm in Washington. It's a dairy farm. And that farm now has been quarantined, and the owners have been very cooperative in doing that."
- Ann Veneman
(Related: Cows, Now, Washington)

"Now you have people in Washington who have no interest in the country at all. They're interested in their companies, their corporations grabbing Caspian oil."
- Gore Vidal
(Related: People, Corporations, Country, Interest, Now, Oil, Washington)

"If Washington is a two-party town, why can't Hollywood be one too?"
- Jon Voight
(Related: Hollywood, Washington)

"On Friday I was in Washington for a meeting with Administration officials. In the course of that meeting, they requested that I 'step aside' as CEO of GM, and so I have."
- Rick Wagoner
(Related: Meeting, Washington)

"I am maintaining my schedule of commuting to Washington, D.C. each week from Oregon so that I can spend my weekends and days when we are not in session traveling to communities throughout my district."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Traveling, Washington)

"I did not come to Washington to raise the electricity rates by as much as $40 per month as this plan would do."
- Greg Walden
(Related: Electricity, Washington)

"I believe, based on the activities, and I am not an expert on terrorism by any stretch, but I believe that when they attacked the United States and they attacked New York and Washington, D.C., they thought they could defeat us."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Thought, Defeat, states, Terrorism, United, Washington)

"I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Information, Party, Washington, World)

"General Washington had rather incautiously encamped the bulk of his army on Long Island - a large and plentiful district about two miles from the city of New York."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Army, Washington)

"On the evening of December 25, General Washington in a most severe season crossed the Delaware with a part of his army, then reduced to less than 2000 men in the whole."
- Mercy Otis Warren
(Related: Men, Army, December, Evening, Washington)

"If you can't read, it's going to be hard to realize dreams."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Dreams)

"Success in life is founded upon attention to the small things rather than to the large things; to the every day things nearest to us rather than to the things that are remote and uncommon."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Life, Success, Attention, Day)

"Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Trust, Help, Responsibility)

"No race can prosper till it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Dignity, Race, Writing)

"No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Man, Reward)

"No greater injury can be done to any youth than to let him feel that because he belongs to this or that race he will be advanced in life regardless of his own merits or efforts."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Life, Injury, Race, Will, Youth)

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Want)

"One man cannot hold another man down in the ditch without remaining down in the ditch with him."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Man)

"I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Soul, Hate, Man)

"Character, not circumstances, makes the man."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Character, Circumstances, Man)

"Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Work, Hard work, Nothing, Result, Worth)

"Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Excellence)

"Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Life, Labor)

"I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Life, Success, Obstacles, Succeed, Trying)

"Character is power."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Power, Character)

"At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Education, Politics, Religion, Independence, Race)

"Associate yourself with people of good quality, for it is better to be alone than in bad company."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Quality, People, Company)

"We do not want the men of another color for our brothers-in-law, but we do want them for our brothers."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Men, Brothers, Want)

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Life, Success, Obstacles)

"You can't hold a man down without staying down with him."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Man)

"We must reinforce argument with results."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Argument, Results)

"We don't just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle their pockets for new vocabulary."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: English, Unconscious, Vocabulary, Words)

"There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Life, Power, Earth, Influence)

"There are two ways of exerting one's strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up."
- Booker T. Washington
"The individual who can do something that the world wants done will, in the end, make his way regardless of his race."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: End, Race, Will, World)

"To hold a man down, you have to stay down with him."
- Booker T. Washington
(Related: Man)

"I prefer a man who will burn the flag and then wrap himself in the Constitution to a man who will burn the Constitution and then wrap himself in the flag."
- Craig Washington
(Related: Constitution, Man, Will)

"I'm not semi-retired, I'm just taking it easy."
- Craig Washington
"Growing up I didn't watch movies."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Movies, Growing up)

"I and haven't been unemployed for 20 years. I'm an exception to the rule."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Years)

"Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that's their gift."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: War, God, People, Iraq, Job, Religious)

"Dakota Fanning is a child, but she is a wonderful actor. I don't know what a child actor is. She's an actor who's a child."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Actor)

"Black or white good parts are hard to come by. A good actor with a good opportunity has a shot; without the opportunity it doesn't matter how good you are."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Opportunity, Actor)

"Any good piece of material like Shakespeare ought to be open to reinterpretation."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Open, Shakespeare)

"Acting is just a way of making a living, the family is life."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Family, Life, Acting, Living)

"You don't know when you're being watched. That's one of the weird things about celebrity. It's my least favorite part of acting, celebrity."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Acting, Being, Celebrity, Favorite)

"I don't concern myself with award. I'd been to the party enough times to know it really didn't matter."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Concern, Party)

"I wasn't allowed to go to movies when I was kid; my father was a minister. 101 Dalmatians and King of Kings, that was the extent of it."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Movies, Father, Kings)

"You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too. That's a part of it."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Rain)

"If I am a cup maker, I'm interested in making the best cup I possibly can. My effort goes into that cup, not what people think about it."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: People, Effort)

"I've worked with children all my life."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Life, Children)

"I've worked in a factory. I was a garbage man. I worked in a post office. It's not that long ago. I like to think that I'm just a regular guy."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Man, Office, Post)

"I've been fortunate. I don't pick scripts. Scripts pick me."
- Denzel Washington
"I'm not in the loop; I don't know any actors, really, just the ones I work with."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Work, Actors)

"If you have an enemy, then learn and know your enemy, don't just be mad at him or her."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Enemy)

"I'd be more frightened by not using whatever abilities I'd been given. I'd be more frightened by procrastination and laziness."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Laziness, Procrastination)

"In any profession it gets to be a grind."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Profession)

"I think the bottom of the totem pole is African-American women, or women of colour. I think they get the least opportunities in Hollywood."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Women, African, Hollywood)

"I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Opportunity, Luck)

"I played Othello, but I didn't sit around thinking how Laurence Olivier did it when he played it. That wouldn't do me any good."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Thinking)

"I never really had the classic struggle. I had faith."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Faith, Struggle)

"I made a commitment to completely cut out drinking and anything that might hamper me from getting my mind and body together. And the floodgates of goodness have opened upon me - spiritually and financially."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Body, Commitment, Drinking, Goodness, Mind)

"I had a lot of success from the start. I never really was tested for long periods of time. I got my first professional job while I was a senior in college. I signed with the William Morris Agency before I graduated."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Success, Time, College, First, Job)

"I'm not a film buff. I don't watch a lot of movies."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Movies, Film)

"One good thing about acting in film is that it's good therapy."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Acting, Film, Therapy)

"Where I think the most work needs to be done is behind the camera, not in front of it."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Work, Needs)

"When people protest and are upset with a movie, it becomes a big hit. They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office. So let's get that going."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: People, Christ, Office, Passion, Pretty, Protest)

"When I was a child I thought I saw an angel. It had wings and kinda looked like my sister. I opened the door so some light could come into the room, and it sort of faded away. My mother said it was probably my Guardian Angel."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Mother, Sister, Thought, Light)

"When I did A Soldier's Story, I was very young and green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything!"
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Thought)

"The time to worrying about flying is when you're on the ground. When you're up in the air, it's too late. No point in worrying about it then."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Time, Flying)

"If you don't trust the pilot, don't go."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Trust)

"The last few years I've been saying I was ready to quit. It wasn't that interesting to me. Now that I'm directing, it's all new again."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Now, Saying, Years)

"You have to grab moments when they happen. I like to improvise and ad lib."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Moments)

"My role 14 years ago in Richard III - that was the first time I played a bad guy and learned a lot about it - they have all the fun!"
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Time, First, Years)

"My mother used to tell me man gives the award, God gives the reward. I don't need another plaque."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: God, Mother, Man, Reward)

"My mother never gave up one me. I messed up in school so much they were sending me home, but my mother sent me right back."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Home, Mother, Right, School)

"Meryl and Katharine Hepburn are probably the two greatest actresses of this and the last century."
- Denzel Washington
"Luck is where opportunity meets preparation."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: Opportunity, Luck, Preparation)

"In Los Angeles, everyone is a star."
- Denzel Washington
"The poorest people are the sweetest people."
- Denzel Washington
(Related: People)

"War - An act of violence whose object is to constrain the enemy, to accomplish our will."
- George Washington
(Related: War, Act, Enemy, Violence, Will)

"The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure."
- George Washington
(Related: Power, War, Congress, Constitution, Importance, Measure)

"Nothing can be more hurtful to the service, than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army the superiority over another."
- George Washington
(Related: Superiority, Discipline, Army, Neglect, Nothing, Numbers, Service)

"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."
- George Washington
(Related: Faith, Peace, Harmony, Justice, Nations)

"Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty, and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty."
- George Washington
(Related: Government, Liberty, Military, Republican)

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
- George Washington
(Related: Education, Life, Success, Mother, Woman)

"Some day, following the example of the United States of America, there will be a United States of Europe."
- George Washington
(Related: America, Day, Europe, Example, states, United, Will)

"The administration of justice is the firmest pillar of government."
- George Washington
(Related: Government, Justice)

"The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government."
- George Washington
(Related: Government, People, Right)

"The Constitution is the guide which I never will abandon."
- George Washington
(Related: Constitution, Will)

"My observation is that whenever one person is found adequate to the discharge of a duty... it is worse executed by two persons, and scarcely done at all if three or more are employed therein."
- George Washington
(Related: Duty, Observation)

"The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it."
- George Washington
(Related: Character, Practice, Sense, Swearing, Vice)

"The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments."
- George Washington
(Related: History, Men, Women, Patience)

"The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves."
- George Washington
(Related: Men, Time, Americans)

"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
- George Washington
(Related: Evil, Honor)

"There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate, upon real favors from nation to nation. It is an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard."
- George Washington
(Related: Experience, Cure, Error, Favors, Illusion, Nation, Pride)

"True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation."
- George Washington
(Related: Friendship, Growth, Adversity)

"When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen."
- George Washington
"Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble."
- George Washington
(Related: Interest, Trouble, Worry)

"Truth will ultimately prevail where there is pains to bring it to light."
- George Washington
(Related: Truth, Light, Will)

"My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth."
- George Washington
(Related: War, Earth, First, Mankind)

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace."
- George Washington
(Related: Peace, War)

"It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one."
- George Washington
"Mankind, when left to themselves, are unfit for their own government."
- George Washington
(Related: Government, Mankind)

"I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery."
- George Washington
(Related: Living, Man, Slavery, Wishes)

"I have no other view than to promote the public good, and am unambitious of honors not founded in the approbation of my Country."
- George Washington
(Related: Country, Public)

"We should not look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors, and for the purpose of profiting by dearly bought experience."
- George Washington
(Related: Experience, Purpose, Errors, Past)

"I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man."
- George Washington
(Related: Character, Hope, Virtue, Firmness, Man, Titles)

"Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected."
- George Washington
(Related: Happiness, Duty)

"I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent."
- George Washington
(Related: May)

"If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter."
- George Washington
(Related: Dumb, Freedom, May, Sheep, Speech)

"It is better to be alone than in bad company."
- George Washington
(Related: Company)

"It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company."
- George Washington
(Related: Company)

"Lenience will operate with greater force, in some instances than rigor. It is therefore my first wish to have all of my conduct distinguished by it."
- George Washington
(Related: First, Force, Will)

"Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth."
- George Washington
(Related: Growth, Liberty)

"Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse."
- George Washington
(Related: Heart)

"Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive."
- George Washington
(Related: Business, Men)

"If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War."
- George Washington
(Related: War, Peace, Desire, Insult, Prosperity)

"Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God."
- George Washington
(Related: God, Rest)

"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible."
- George Washington
(Related: God, Bible, Nation)

"Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals."
- George Washington
(Related: Laws)

"Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire, called conscience."
- George Washington
(Related: Conscience, Fire, Labor)

"It will be found an unjust and unwise jealousy to deprive a man of his natural liberty upon the supposition he may abuse it."
- George Washington
(Related: Abuse, Jealousy, Liberty, Man, May, Will)

"It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion of his property, but even of his personal services to the defense of it."
- George Washington
(Related: Government, Defense, May, Property, Protection)

"Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle."
- George Washington
(Related: Experience, Religion, Morality, Caution, Reason, Religious)

"Bad seed is a robbery of the worst kind: for your pocket-book not only suffers by it, but your preparations are lost and a season passes away unimproved."
- George Washington
"Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master."
- George Washington
(Related: Government, Fire, Force, Reason)

"Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation."
- George Washington
(Related: Friendship, Growth, Adversity)

"Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth."
- George Washington
(Related: Constitution, Importance, Liberty)

"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder."
- George Washington
(Related: Men, Virtue)

"Experience teaches us that it is much easier to prevent an enemy from posting themselves than it is to dislodge them after they have got possession."
- George Washington
(Related: Experience, Enemy, Possession)

"Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence."
- George Washington
(Related: Confidence)

"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."
- George Washington
(Related: Patriotism)

"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company."
- George Washington
(Related: Men, Quality, Company, Reputation)

"Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness."
- George Washington
(Related: Power, Liberty)

"A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends."
- George Washington
(Related: Acquaintance, Actions, Friends, Man, Words, World)

"Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all."
- George Washington
(Related: Success, Soul, Discipline, Army, Numbers)

"Let's not be overconfident, we still have to count the votes."
- Harold Washington
"The third fallacy is that affirmative action doesn't work."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Work, Action)

"Throughout American history many of our social gains and much of our progress toward democracy were made possible by the active intervention of the federal government."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Government, History, Progress, American, Democracy)

"That fallacy flies in the face of studies that show, every day, in every way, things are getting a little worse for America's minorities relative to the progress made by those in the top percentiles of assets and income."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Progress, America, Day, Flies, Income)

"Our concern is to heal. Our concern is to bring together."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Concern)

"I am not interested in splitting the white vote."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Vote)

"Chicago is one city. We shall work as one people for our common good and our common goals."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Work, People, Goals, Chicago)

"Affirmative action works but we're going to need to muster all our political resources if we are to keep it in place."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Action)

"Business as usual will not be accepted by any part of this city."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Business, Will)

"What is so remarkable about the success of affirmative action is that it has been accomplished despite the Justice Department and the policies of the federal government."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Government, Success, Action, Justice, Remarkable)

"I want to be a mayor who helped, really helped."
- Harold Washington
(Related: Want)

"I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."
- Martha Washington
(Related: Experience, Happiness, Circumstances, Misery)

"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances."
- Martha Washington
(Related: Happiness, Circumstances, Misery)

"I live a very dull life here... indeed I think I am more like a state prisoner than anything else."
- Martha Washington
(Related: Life, State)

"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."
- Martha Washington
(Related: Circumstance, May, Misery, Unhappiness)

"What I would like to be remembered for is that Walter Washington changed the spirit of the people of this city, that he came in as mayor when there was hate and greed and misunderstanding among our people and the races were polarized."
- Walter Washington
(Related: People, Greed, Hate, Spirit, Washington)

"Mine has been a concern for the people, a concern to maintain stability, a concern to get people working together racially, ethnically, rich and poor - all segments of the city."
- Walter Washington
(Related: People, Concern, Poor, Stability)

"All alone in a committee room of the Senate Office Building in Washington, I was reading the dry typewritten pages in an unpublished report of an almost forgotten congressional committee hearing."
- Robert Welch
(Related: Building, Committee, Hearing, Office, Reading, Senate, Washington)

"Well, it was one of my most gratifying experiences because I could devote my knowledge and my talent for the good for the City of Washington, and all the Federal projects where the Fine Arts Commission had jurisdiction, and it was a tremendous experience."
- Felix de Weldon
(Related: Experience, Talent, Knowledge, Projects, Washington)

"During these continued tough economic times, writing a sensible, fair budget that provides real opportunities for Washington families, workers and businesses is always a challenge."
- Jeanne Kohl Welles
(Related: Challenge, Washington, Workers, Writing)

"Yeah, see, my view of Jordan is that he doesn't belong to Washington."
- Michael Wilbon
(Related: Washington)

"In the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it."
- George Will
(Related: Sacrifice, Class, Income, Mail, Pleasure, Washington, Will, Word)

"In Washington, DC, politics dominate even the most casual conversations."
- Armstrong Williams
(Related: Politics, Washington)

"One out of three jobs in Washington is tied to trade."
- Larry Williams
(Related: Jobs, Trade, Washington)

"Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells, and when I give a man an office, I watch him carefully to see whether he is growing or swelling."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Man, Office, Washington)

"In the year 1857, passing through Washington on our return from the annual visit to Philadelphia, I had the distinguished honor of visiting a President for the first time."
- John Sergeant Wise
(Related: Time, First, Honor, President, Visit, Washington)

"I've never seen Washington as divided as we are right now."
- Judy Woodruff
(Related: Now, Right, Washington)

"The biggest rap on me is that I don't find a Watergate every couple of years. Well, Watergate was unique. It's not something Carl Bernstein, I, or the Washington Post caused."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Post, Rap, Washington, Years)

"People like to pigeonhole and say, Well, I'm a Washington insider, and you know, that's quite silly. What does that even mean?"
- Bob Woodward
(Related: People, Silly, Washington)

"Newspapers that are truly independent, like The Washington Post, can still aggressively investigate anyone or anything with no holds barred."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Newspapers, Post, Washington)

"The Washington Times wrote a story questioning the authenticity of some of the suggestions made about me in Silent Coup. But as a believer in the First Amendment, I believe they have more than a right to air their views."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: First, Questioning, Right, Washington)

"Deep Throat was a very unfortunate name given to the source by the managing editor of The Washington Post."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Deep, Name, Post, Washington)

"Clinton... believes that the Washington Press Corps is so out of touch that it is absolutely inconceivable that reporters would understand the issues that people are really dealing with in their lives."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: People, Press, Washington)

"Clinton feels a profound alienation from the Washington culture here, and I happen to agree with him."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: Alienation, Culture, Washington)

"I have gone on the air and announced my telephone number at the Washington Post. I go into the night, talking to people, looking for things. The great dreaded thing every reporter lives with is what you don't know. The source you didn't go to. The phone call you didn't return."
- Bob Woodward
(Related: People, Night, Post, Talking, Washington)

"I was down in Washington when 9/11 happened. We were in the middle of putting together the next summer season, and all I could think of was something somehow must make sense to us. Our Town kept coming into my mind."
- Joanne Woodward
(Related: Mind, Sense, Summer, Washington)

"I went to Washington to ask for a little residual payment for the people who had written films in the early, early days, people who never got any residuals on tapes or anything at all."
- Fay Wray
(Related: People, Washington)

"Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID that he just whipped out a quarter?"
- Steven Wright
(Related: Washington)

"The politicians in Washington are spending trillions of dollars of our money. When are Americans going to stand up and say enough is enough?"
- Joe Wurzelbacher
(Related: Money, Americans, Politicians, Washington)

"We'll have to marshal our forces in Washington. It won't be easy. That doesn't mean it can't be done."
- Zev Yaroslavsky
(Related: Washington)

"We are living in a different world now. You can see it everywhere in international relations: It was noteworthy that, after his visit to Washington, the Chinese president's next stop was Saudi Arabia."
- Daniel Yergin
(Related: Living, Now, President, Visit, Washington, World)