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Lew Wasserman Quotes and Sayings

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President Johnson offered the middle of the road.
- Lew Wasserman

I think the executives have matured enough so that
they recognize that we have a two-party system.
In California, we have more than a two-party system.
- Lew Wasserman

Things have changed a great deal since the days of Mr. Mayer.
The studios no longer control, as they did in those days,
artists or directors or producers, as the case may be.
- Lew Wasserman

Well, it was a typical meeting with the President.
He was very gracious, very outgoing.
- Lew Wasserman

 

To me, it's the White House and always will be.
- Lew Wasserman

Paul Newman's an old friend of ours out of Cleveland,
Ohio.
He used to sit around our house.
He's the only man I've ever known to drink a case of beer all by himself.
That's talent in a way.
- Lew Wasserman

I believe Johnson understood that the reason was Vietnam.
I also believe that he felt that if there was a way
to communicate the real issues in Vietnam,
that the reasons would be answered or understood.
But there was just no way to communicate.
- Lew Wasserman

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We had an interesting thing at that first dinner.
It was prior to the availability of several new hotels in Los Angeles,
and we were more or less committed to the old Ambassador
Hotel that has the famous Coconut Grove.
- Lew Wasserman

I think that our primary concern is that the membership
in our industry become active.
I'm not talking about the candidates being active.
I'm talking about the few hundred thousand people who
work in the industry around the United States.
- Lew Wasserman

I was through as a manager.
I did become involved late in the 1968 campaign at
the national scene at the last minute.
But I was through as a manager, and I've stayed through,
incidentally.
- Lew Wasserman

You tend to meet on a more regular basis with people in your industry,
and reality being what it is, you tend to meet with
them at the particular level that you occupy;
so that develops a fraternity relationship.
- Lew Wasserman

That room was not available, and the only other room
had been booked for a Jewish bar mitzvah.
I called the father and told him I needed the room
and I would pay him to move the bar mitzvah to an adjoining room which was smaller.
- Lew Wasserman

You must pursue this investigation of Watergate even
if it leads to the president.
I'm innocent.
You've got to believe I'm innocent.
If you don't, take my job.
- Richard M. Nixon

Being president is like being a jackass in a hailstorm.
There's nothing to do but to stand there and take it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

My father was not a failure.
After all, he was the father of a president of the United States.
- Harry S. Truman

A knowledgeable and courageous U.S.
president could help enormously in leading the world's
nations toward saving the climate.
- Donella Meadows

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President;
I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

You may think the president is all-powerful,
but he is not.
He needs a lot of guidance from the Lord.
- Barbara Bush

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed.
But I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed, tops.
Uh, depending on the breaks.
- the movie Dr. Strangelove

Frankly, I don't mind not being President.
I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as
long as I am President that is what it will remain.
They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman

If one morning I walked on top of the water across the Potomac River,
the headline that afternoon would read:
"President Can't Swim."
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper.
Half never voted for President.
One hopes it is the same half.
- Gore Vidal

All the president is, is a glorified public relations
man who spends his time flattering,
kissing, and kicking people to get them to do what
they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I think there is one higher office than president and
I would call that patriot.
- Gary Hart

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

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

President Obama has created at least three jobs that I know of -
Bob McDonnell,
Chris Christie, and Scott Brown.
- Newt Gingrich

While Americans have heard of Darfur and think we should be doing more there,
they aren't actually angry at the president about inaction.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

If you foul up, tell the President and correct it fast.
Delay only compounds mistakes.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Of the fellows least likely to be president,
you'd have to vote Jack No.
1.
- George Smathers

A President's hardest task is not to do what is right,
but to know what is right.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Hey, I'm a former union president myself and also an
attorney that represented a lot of unions.
- Stephen F. Lynch

I am going to work with Tom Daschle.
And I'll work with the Republican leaders and the president
to try and come up with something that we can all be proud of.
- John Breaux

The President has a short time to let people know that
he is serious about getting spending under control.
- Paul Weyrich

President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio
address in both English and Spanish.
Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying
to figure out which one was which.
- Dennis Miller

Mr. President, the buzz saw that your healthcare bill
ran into wasn't lobbyists and special interests it
was tens of millions of American's who were saying,
'Stop!'
- John Boehner

In Uzbekistan, hundreds of protesters were recently
killed under the corrupt regime of President Karimov
in what human rights groups are calling a massacre.
- Ed Markey

President Johnson had a habit of throwing dollars at
a question and the question would disappear.
- Wilbur Mills

I'm very pleased with the job President Bush is doing
and he's off to a terrific start.
- John Engler

We have to confront the very scary fact that the president is a moron.
He's really dumb.
- Aaron McGruder

I don't care what you label me as long as you call me president.
- Howard Dean

Somebody was asking me the other day -
President Bush is now talking about freedom for the Arab world.
I say, well, that's great.
I was talking about that fifty years ago.
- Lakhdar Brahimi

The president of General Motors was in a foul humor.
- Arthur Hailey

I was very concerned that President Bush is still trying
to frighten or scare the American people with respect
to the condition of the Social Security system.
- Paul Sarbanes

Since President Bush took office in 2001,
this Congress has supported an agenda of democracy,
freedom and expansion of rights for all peoples throughout the world.
- Ginny B. Waite

Right after the tragedy, President Bush asked Americans
to get on with their lives and we did.
- Jane D. Hull

The best reason I can think of for not running for
President of the United States is that you have to shave twice a day.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

President George W. Bush is the first American president
to call openly for two-states,
Israel and Palestine, living side by side in peace and security.
- Lee H. Hamilton

And so it was interesting for me to find myself very
enamored of a Republican president,
but Ronald Reagan was someone I thought captured the spirit of America.
- Ed Gillespie

Vice president - it has such a nice ring to it!
- Geraldine Ferraro

I believe that transatlantic relations are very important
and that President Bush's visit to Brussels,
in a few days, will have a major impact on that.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

Two years before the last election you nor anyone else
would have predicted that Barack Obama was going to
get elected president of the United States.
- David Axelrod

Come here immediately and see if you can find the murderer of the President.
- Edwin M. Stanton

I'm one of those that believes you can't be one kind
of a man and another kind of president.
- Phil McGraw

As president, I will bring all the parties and stakeholders together.
I am going to come up with a solution that respects
the environment and does not cause an upheaval in the economy.
- Al Gore

This is said to us, even as this counterfeit president
has legalized the Confederate Flag in Mississippi.
- Amiri Baraka

I presumed the president was being truthful until a
series of events undercut that confidence.
- Bob Graham

Be able to resign.
It will improve your value to the President and do
wonders for your performance.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I don't think President Obama has been that revolutionary
in reaching out to ethnic communities.
President Reagan did a lot for the black community
that people don't realize.
- Terrence Howard

Clinton was a pretty good president for a Republican.
- Michael Moore

When the President was asked about global warming at
a public appearance yesterday,
he responded by talking about America's addiction to oil.
You make the connection.
- Gwen Ifill

We barely missed killing Bin Laden.
There were numerous findings issued by the President to kill him.
We rolled up terrorist cells.
We stopped the millennium bombings.
- Sidney Blumenthal

President Bush has been silent on Schwarzenegger.
Of course, he can't pronounce Schwarzenegger.
- David Letterman

I thought Nixon was the worst President we had ever had,
save only perhaps Andrew Johnson.
- Stephen Ambrose

I'm not saying my idea is the one and only idea.
We should have other ideas, but the president has not
laid down a specific plan as to how he's going to get us to solvency.
I do that.
- Chuck Hagel

I am not liked as a President by the politicians in office,
in the press, or in Congress.
But I am content to abide the judgment the sober second thought of the people.
- Rutherford B. Hayes


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