The road to power is paved with hypocrisy and casualties. Never regret.0
Presidents who obsess over history obsess about their place in it, instead of forging it.Politicians, History0
Shake with your right hand, but hold a rock in your left.Trust0
The president is like a lone tree in an empty field. He leans whichever way the wind is blowing.Politicians0
One heartbeat away from the presidency, and not a single vote cast in my name. Democracy is so overrated.0
Am I really the sort of enemy you want to make?Enemies0
A smart man once said to me that speculation is a poor form of politics. Why don't you stick to what you know?Politicians0
If she wants to be an adult, let her see how she can fly once she leaves the nest.0
Journalist: 'If I didn't think you were such a liability to yourself, congressman, I might even like you.'
Peter: 'If your circulation was as high as The Wall Street Journal, I might like you back.'
Harmony. It's not about what's lasting or permanent, it is about individual voices coming together for a moment. And that moment lasts the length of a breath.Moment, Present, College0
If you do decide to take the coward's way out, cut along the tracks, not across them. That's a rookie mistake.0
The White House is where news goes to die. Everything's canned. These perfectly prepared statements.0
You make a lot of sacrifices. You turned down a six-figure salary at Google to start your own non-profit. People don't get Malaria in Palo Alto.0
The only two words I want to hear from you when I ask you to do something are 'Yes' and 'Sir'.0
I'm not worried about your brain. It's your heart we're talking about.0
Money is the McMansion in Sarasota, that starts falling apart after ten years. Power is the old stone building that stands for centuries.Money, Power0
Power is a lot like real-estate. It's all about location. The closer you are to the source, the higher your property value.Power0
Zoe: 'I read somewhere that JFK never lasted more than three minutes.'
Francis: 'The point being?'
Zoe: 'Time is precious. Powerful people don't have the luxury of foreplay.'
'Maybe I could come up?'
Zoe: 'You're so sweet, really. But if I was gonna fuck you, you'd know.'
You want me to say those three magic word. One of which starts with an L. Okay, I'll say it. Christina Gellegar... lick my balls.0
Francis: 'I am sorry.'
Claire: 'No, that I won't accept.'
Claire: 'Apologies. My husband doesn't apologize. Even to me.'
The nature of promises is that they remain immune to changing circumstances.Trust0
There are two kinds of pain: The sort of pain that makes you strong, or useless pain, the sort of pain that's only suffering. I have no patience for useless things.Pain0
I said to my professor, ‘Why mourn the death of presidents, or anyone for that matter? The dead can’t hear us.’ And he asked me if I believed in heaven. I said, ‘No.’ And then he asked if I had no faith in God. I said, ‘You have it wrong; it’s God who has no faith in us."Death0