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1. "British diplomats and Anglo-American types in Washington have a near-superstitious prohibition on uttering the words 'Special Relationship' to describe relations between Britain and America, lest the specialness itself vanish like a phantom at cock-crow."
Author: Christopher Hitchens
2. "People who leave Washington do so by way of the box... ballet or coffin."
Author: Claiborne Pell
3. "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."
Author: Douglass North
4. "I think the country's getting disgusted with Washington partly because of the decline of civility in government."
Author: George McGovern
5. "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."
Author: George Will
6. "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."
Author: Jay Leno
7. "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."
Author: Jeremy Rifkin
8. "Wisconsin's kids shouldn't be allowed to fail just because Washington is failing them."
Author: Jim Doyle
9. "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is one of the greatest films of all time."
Author: Laura Dern
10. "If you take out the killings, Washington actually has a very very low crime rate."
Author: Marion Berry
11. "But Bachmann's efforts to strut her IQ were undermined by gaffes galore. In New Hampshire, she hailed the state for being "where the shot was heard round the world in Lexington and Concord." (That blast emanated from Massachusetts.) On June 27, the day of her official announcement in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, Bachmann proclaimed in a Fox News interview that "John Wayne was from Waterloo." (Wayne was in fact from Winterset, Iowa; serial killer John Wayne Gacy was from Waterloo.) From now on, her son Lucas razzed his mother, "you can't say George Washington was the first president unless we Google that shit first."
Author: Mark Halperin
12. "We need different perspectives here in Washington - someone who has private-sector experience, somebody who's actually created jobs, manufactures products, understands the incentives and disincentives, the intended and unintended consequences of legislation."
Author: Ron Johnson
13. "We may be rats in a maze as far as the Obama administration is concerned, but in Texas, we are rats with a firm knowledge of just where the button is and how to push it. It helps us put up with all the nonsense and it would do the folks in Washington well to remember that. - Tom King ("Why the Secession Talk in Texas")"
Author: Tom King
14. "We hate those in power in Washington D.C. and anything bad that happens to them is good for us."
Author: Tom Metzger

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The only deep emotion I occasionally felt in these affairs was gratitude, when all was going well and I was left, not only peace, but freedom to come and go--never kinder and gayer with one woman than when I had just left another's bed, as if I extended to all others the debt I had just contracted toward one of them."
Author: Albert Camus

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