Washington Dc Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old washington dc quotes, washington dc sayings, and washington dc proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A gaffe in Washington is when a politician inadvertently reveals the truth, especially about himself.     

Charles Krauthammer

Somebody once said that Washington was a city of Northern charm and Southern efficiency.     

John F. Kennedy

Washington likes to threaten the people over whom they exercise power.     

Glenn Greenwald

[T]here is distrust in Washington. I am surprised, frankly, at the amount of distrust that exists in this town.     

George W. Bush

So I came to Washington, where I knew I would be farther away from America than I could be on some foreign shore; not that I do not respect this as a good part of America but in its general routine the heart of America is felt less here than at any place I have ever been.     

Huey Long

People come to Washington believing it is the center of power. I know I did. It was only much later that I learned that Washington is a steering wheel that’s not connected to an engine.     

Richard Goodwyn

In Washington, DC, politics dominate even the most casual conversations.     

Armstrong Williams

Development does not take place in Washington, DC. Development takes place in the rest of the world.     

Andrew Natsios

There is a sort of an unwritten code in Washington, among the underworld and the hustlers and these other guys that I am their friend.     

Marion Barry

In Washington, the clearer a statement is, the more certain it is to be followed by a 'clarification' when people realize what was said.     

Thomas Sowell

Make sure of two things. Be careful - microphones are always hot, and understand that in Washington, D.C., a gaffe is when you tell the truth. So, be careful.     

Joe Biden

I was raised in Washington, DC, very violent place. I grew up with violence. My introduction to music was violent. The years I've spent on tours, some of that was extremely violent.     

Henry Rollins

[Washington, DC] feels like you're watching performance art. A lot of the time. I don't believe them, I don't believe what they say, I don't think they're being absolutely sincere. I think it's performance art. And most of them are bad actors.     

Kevin Spacey

The only difference between Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. is that at least Vegas has the decency to admit the town is full of hookers and crooks.     

Glenn Beck

Bad politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.     

William E. Simon

Washington is no place for a good actor. The competition from bad actors is too great.     

Fred Allen

Being nice doesn't necessarily mean you're weak. You can be nice and be strong at the same time. That's a character trait that we need more in Washington.     

Shelley Moore Capito

If gun control bore any relation to homicide rates, Washington, DC would be the safest place in the country.     

Mark Steyn

I once saw a snake having sex with a vulture, and I thought, it’s just business as usual in Washington DC.     

Jarod Kintz,