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There's a Washington standard of casually putting things off the record.
by Adam Clymer

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

Democratic politicians have disliked things I've written,
Republican politicians...
if they all love you, you might as well be driving a Good Humor truck.
- Adam Clymer

I thought writing about somebody current would be a
little closer to what I'm used to doing.
- Adam Clymer

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

 

Ted Kennedy is the only person alive who might know
more than we do about Chappaquiddick,
and he may not.
- Adam Clymer

Another thing that's quite different in writing a book
as a practicing newspaperman is that if you look at
what you've written the next morning and you think
you didn't get it quite right,
you can fix it.
- Adam Clymer

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

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Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way,
you will command the attention of the world.
- George Washington Carver

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

If you love it enough, anything will talk with you.
- George Washington Carver

Ninety-nine percent of the failures
come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Great minds have purposes others have wishes.
- Washington Irving

Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
- George Washington

There is no short cut to achievement.
Life requires thorough preparation -
veneer isn't worth anything.
- George Washington Carver

Where there is no vision, there is no hope.
- George Washington Carver

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

True friendship is a plant of slow growth.
- George Washington

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

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others,
and hate within will eventually destroy the hater.
- George Washington Carver

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough.
Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower
or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets,
but I have found that when I silently commune with people
they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

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

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Washington is a city of
Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
- John F. Kennedy

Nothing is more beautiful than the loveliness
of the woods before sunrise.
- George Washington Carver

I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money.
- Bob Hope

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
- William E. Simon

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

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

You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
- Harry S. Truman

Washington is a place where politicians don't know
which way is up and taxes don't know which way is down.
- Robert Orben

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

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

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

In Washington, there's always an effort to label people.
- Gale Norton

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

We didn't come here to become Washington,
we came here to change Washington.
- Kristi Noem

Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like
saying Rasputin was just a country priest.
- Pat Buchanan

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

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

What passes for real debate in Washington often seems
more like an echo chamber,
with politicians talking at politicians.
- Bill Delahunt

Billy Tauzin is one of the most interesting people in Washington.
He is smart, funny, and interesting.
- Tucker Carlson

Only in Washington does a decrease in the proposed
increase equal a spending cut.
- Larry Elder

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

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

Washington, D.C.
is a city filled with people who believe they are important.
- David Brinkley

I think a lot of people in Washington are extremely suspicious of NASA.
- Laurie Anderson

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

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

We (actors) don't really change the world.
We reflect it...
but Washington really changes the world.
- Martin Sheen

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

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

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

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

This morning in the Washington Post there was a statistic
about how 85% of Americans are Christians.
- Sally Quinn

I kept telling everyone I wasn't going to Washington to stay.
I go to visit.
- John Engler

Washington isn't a city, it's an abstraction.
- Dylan Thomas

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

All the world has been converted and Washington is the modem Mecca.
- C. L. R. James

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

Later, I went down to the Washington field office and
an onsite polygraph was administered.
- Steven Hatfill

It's long been a cliche in Washington that if you hang
a lamb chop in your window,
guests will come.
- Suzanne Fields

My mother used to tell me man gives the award,
God gives the reward.
I don't need another plaque.
- Denzel Washington

Washington couldn't tell a lie, Nixon couldn't tell the truth,
and Reagan couldn't tell the difference.
- Mort Sahl

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

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

Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the
lowest crime rates in the country.
- Marion Barry

I've got about 27 gigs right now.
I've got radio, I've got television,
I've got The Washington Post.
- Tony Kornheiser


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