What is more important to a library than anything else -- than everything else -- is the fact that it exists."[The Premise Of Meaning, American Scholar; Washington, DC, June 5, 1972] - Archibald MacLeish
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
I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't. - Mark Twain
Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up.
If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very low crime rate.
If I wanted to go crazy I would do it in Washington because it would not be noticed. - Irwin S. Cobb
After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood. - Fred Thompson
You can't really move forward until you look back.[From Remaking America panel discussion at George Washington University] - Cornel West
Without the pen of , the sword of Washington would have been wielded in vain. John Adams - Paine
Washington likes to threaten the people over whom they exercise power. - Glenn Greenwald
Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm. - John F. Kennedy
The moral arc of a Washington career could be divided into four parts: idealism, pragmatism, ambition and corruption.
They've never known a time when people drank rain water because it was pure, or could eat snow, or swim in any river or brook. The last time I drove to Washington the traffic was so bad that I could have made better time with a horse. - Madeleine L'Engle
George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping? - Jeff Melvoin
Washington once advised his adopted grandson that where there is no occasion for expressing an opinion, it is best to be silent. For there is nothing more certain than that it is at all times more easy to make enemies than friends. - Ron Chernow
The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop. - P. J. O'Rourke
George Washington as a boy was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth - he could not even lie. - Mark Twain
Plato had slaves...George Washington had slaves... So, do I feel intrinsically better than these two men? Of course I do! They're dead!
Maybe he's only a little bit crazy, like painters, or composers, or some of those men in Washington.
Tipper and Al came to a show the last time we were in Washington. They're nice people, a nice family. We made every effort not to frighten them. - Jerry Garcia
George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie. - Mark Twain
Many people consider the things government does for them to be social progress but they regard the things government does for others as socialism."[Address to National Press Club in Washington DC, as quoted in Freedom and Union (April 1952)] - Earl Warren
Washington is the only place where sound travels faster than light. - C. V. R. Thompson
Washington DC is the only place in America where people put bumper stickers on their cars the day *after* the election.
You know what's interesting about Washington? It's the kind of place where second-guessing has become second nature. - George W. Bush
A study in the Washington Post says that women havebetter verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: 'Duh. - Conan O'Brien
...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.
I see a good deal of talk from Washington about lowering taxes. I hope they do get 'em lowered enough so people can afford to pay 'em. - Will Rogers
In Washington, it's dog eat dog. In academia, it's exactly the opposite.