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“There are no such things as good politicians and bad politicians. There are only politicians, which is to say, they all have personal axes to grind, and all too rarely are they honed for the public good.”
“The cocktail party remains a vital Washington institution, the official intelligence system.”
“There is nothing better for the spirit or body than a love affair. It elevates thoughts and flattens stomachs.”
“It is not that the U.S. government is an entirely comic matter; but to deal in power, ambition, and the people driven by both, a fine madness and sense of humor are handy things to have.”
“We neither knew nor liked the people we had become.”
“[On Henry Kissinger:] Henry's idea of sex is to slow the car down to thirty miles an hour when he drops you off at the door.”
Barbara Howar, U.S. TV correspondent, writer
Full name: Barbara Dearing Howar.