Quotes of Conference

“ Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Congress is so strange. A man gets up to speak and says nothing. Nobody listens — and then everybody disagrees. ”

- Boris Marshalov

“ This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. ”

- Will Rogers

“ It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. ”

- Cullen Hightower

“ Writing, when properly managed, (as you may be sure I think mine is) is but a different name for conversation. ”

- Laurence Sterne

“ My dad's a doctor, and when I was 8, I went to one of his medical conferences where they were demonstrating laser surgery on a chicken. I was so mad that a chicken had to die, I never ate meat again. ”

- Natalie Portman

“ Your ignorance, cramps my conversation. ”

- Sir Anthony Hawkins

“ Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. ”

- Charles F. Kettering

“ It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much. ”

- Yogi Berra

“ No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session. ”

- Judge Gideon J. Tucker

“ Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know. ”

- Cullen Hightower

“ With thee conversing I forget all time. ”

- John Milton

“ The best interviews — like the best biographies — should sing the strangeness and variety of the human race. ”

- Lynn Barber

“ It is the duty of the President to propose and it is the privilege of the Congress to dispose. ”

- Franklin D. Roosevelt

“ Our Congress is the finest body of men money can buy. ”

- Maury Amsterdam

“ One difference between death and taxes is that death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets. ”

- Will Rogers

“ What this country needs is a Congress capable of voting more intelligently than the voters who elect it. ”

- Evan Esar

“ Sure I love Goldie. How could you not love Goldie? Everyone loves Goldie. I love her, and I hope our love will continue, but I don't want to give an I-love-Goldie-Hawn interview. ”

- Kurt Russell

“ They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men. ”

- Clare Booth Luce

“ I never discuss discussions. ”

- Dag Hammarskjold

“ All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy. - What We Live By. ”

- Ernest Dimnet

“ Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Like a ten-ton cake, the world is more than anyone can eat at one sitting. Select a piece of it, then enjoy the party. ”

- Samuel M Silver

“ With her high pale brow under her faded brown hair, she was like a rock washed clean by years of her husband's absences at conventions, dinners, committee meetings or simply at the office. ”

- Louis Auchincloss

“ Let's give the conventions back to the politicians. If we think there's any news, we can tack it on afterward as commentary. But the conventions should be their show, not ours. ”

- Don Hewitt

“ I welcome the boldness of his vision.... Clearly the tough work remains to be done, and everybody, including Congress, needs to roll up their sleeves and get that work done. ”

- David Vitter

“ Everywhere I go, I still have time to meditate. People think meditating is sitting there, nobody bothering you, but you can even talk and still meditate. ”

- Jet Li

“ I had a job interview at an insurance company once and the lady said "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and i said "Celebrating the fifth year anniversary of you asking me this question. ”

- Mitch Hedberg

“ Congress had embarrassed itself at having produced so little. It had to look as if it could do something. ”

- Richard Darman
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