Richard Nixon on the Pokemons

by Salvatore Pane

“Any lady who is first lady likes being first lady. I don’t care what they say, they like it.”

“I still think we ought to take the North Vietnamese dikes out now. Will that drown people?”

“No, no, no, I’d rather use the nuclear bomb. Have you got that, Henry?”

“You know, it’s a funny thing, every one of the bastards that are out for legalizing marijuana are Jewish. What the Christ is the matter with the Jews, Bob? What is the matter with them? I suppose because most of them are psychiatrists.”

“Always remember that others may hate you but those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself. ”

“I can take it. The tougher it gets, the cooler I get. “
“If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together. “
“I want to be sure he is a ruthless son of a bitch, that he’ll do what he’s told, that every income tax return I want to see, I see.  That he’ll go after our enemies, not our friends.”
“It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore, I have to beat somebody.”

“I can’t shake hands with anybody from San Francisco.”