I know many writers who first dictate passages, then polish what they have dictated. I speak, then I polish - occasionally I do windows.

Edward Koch
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I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.

Napoleon Bonaparte
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I should prefer to have a politician who regularly went to a massage parlour than one who promised a laptop computer for every teacher.

A. N. Wilson
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I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.

Sydney Pollack
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I think there is one higher office than president and I would call that patriot.

Gary Hart
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I was a woman in a man's world. I was a Democrat in a Republican administration. I was an intellectual in a world of bureaucrats. I talked differently. This may have made me a bit like an ink blot.

Jeane Kirkpatrick
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I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.

Barry Goldwater
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I've been to war, and it's not easy to kill. It's bloody and messy and totally horrifying, and the consequences are serious.

Oliver Stone
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If a politician murders his mother, the first response of the press or of his opponents will likely be not that it was a terrible thing to do, but rather that in a statement made six years before he had gone on record as being opposed to matricide.

Meg Greenfield
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If nominated, I will not run; if elected, I will not serve.

William Tecumseh Sherman
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