Quotes with president
I do not like broccoli. And I haven't liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I'm President of the United States and I'm not going to eat any more broccoli.
I'm going to be so much better a president for having been at the CIA that you're not going to believe it.
You cannot be President of the United States if you don't have faith. Remember Lincoln, going to his knees in times of trial in the Civil War and all that stuff.
I do question the motives of a deskbound president who assumes the garb of a warrior for the purposes of a speech.
On the Senate floor, criticizing President Bush for declaring mission accomplished in a speech from the deck of the aircraft carrier. As quoted in The Washington Post on May 7, 2003.
Being president is like running a cemetery. You’ve got a lot of people under you, but nobody’s listening.
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.
We cannot limit the role of women in the Church to altar girls or the president of a charity, there must be more. But with regards to the ordination of women, the Church has spoken and says no... That door is closed.
Interview with Vatican journalists, July 29, 2013
That this gentleman [President John Adams] ought not to be the object of the federal wish, is, with me, reduced to demonstration. His administration has already very materially disgraced and sunk the government. There are defects in his character which must inevitably continue to do this more and more. And if he is supported by the federal party, his party must in the issue fall with him.
The record companies really do conspire against the artists. They steal. They cheat. They do whatever they can, especially the black artists.… Sony's Tommy Mottola is the president of the record division. He is mean. He is a racist, and he's very, very, very devilish.
We need to make clear in this political year, to congressmen on both sides of the aisle and to the president of the United States, that we will no longer tolerate, we will no longer vote for men who continue to see the killings of Vietnamese and Americans as the best way of advancing the goals of freedom and self-determination in Southeast Asia.
Calling for antiwar march, January 13, 1968
I am sure that Senator Clinton would make a good President. I happen to be a Republican and would support, obviously, a Republican nominee, but I have no doubt that Senator Clinton would make a good President.
Meet the Press (February 20, 2005)
I called the superintendent of Arlington Cemetery. And he and I walked over those grounds. They're hauntingly beautiful grounds, white crosses all in a row. And finally I thought I'd found the exact spot, the most beautiful spot in the cemetery. I called Jackie at the White House and asked her to come out there, and she immediately accepted. And that's where the President is buried today. A park service ranger came up to me and said that he had escorted President Kennedy on a tour of those grounds a few weeks before. And Kennedy said, "That was the most beautiful spot in Washington." That's where he's buried.
The Fog of War
When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.
Interview with David Frost (May 19, 1977)
You’ve shown us how a prisoner can become a president. You’ve shown us how bitter adversaries can reconcile.
About Nelson Mandela during his visit to South Africa in July 2013.
The man with the best job in the country is the Vice President. All he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How's the President?"
I feel like I could run for President. People often laugh, but if I set my mind to it, within the next 15 years I could be in the White House.
Forgive me, but if someone had told me two decades ago that by 2012, a black president would be endorsing gay marriage, I would have asked where he got that stuff he was smoking.
The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself. All we need is another liar... I think he'd like to run, but it would be a sad day for the country if he does.
Interview with The Hill, July 28, 2006
The president is the representative of the whole nation and he's the only lobbyist that all the one hundred and sixty million people in this country have.
The President spends most of his time kissing people on the cheek in order to get them to do what they ought to do without getting kissed.
Within the first few months I discovered that being a president is like riding a tiger. A man has to keep riding or be swallowed.