U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson Quotes from Johnson Part 2
About the U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson quotes, quotations, and sayings of Johnson.
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
QUOTES FROM JOHNSON
"Now you are stockholders in this government, and every time you hit me--I am the only president you have got--you make me a little bit weaker to do the things that you have hired me to do."--Apr. 27, 1964
"You know when you're milking a cow and you have all that foamy white milk in the bucket and you're just about through, when all of a sudden the cow switches her tail through a pile of manure and slaps it into that foamy white milk. That's Bill Fulbright."--Sept. 4, 1967
"I wish I could be like an animal in the forest, to go to sleep under a tree, eat when I feel like it, read a bit, and after a while, do whatever I want to do."--1967
"When I was young, I often walked out after supper and looked up at the scattered Texas sky. As a boy, on those still nights, I wondered what those heavens had seen, what they would see, and what they might bring to me. The world has turned many times since then, but still in the evening I sometimes walk out and look across the great capital city where I live, and I dream the same dreams, and I ask the same questions."--Sept. 7, 1964
"I wake up at 5:00 A.M. some mornings and hear the planes coming in at National Airport and I think they are bombing me."
"Nothing really seems to go right, from early in the morning till late at night."--Mar. 1, 1965
"What do they want--what really do they want? I am giving them boom times and more good legislation than anybody else did, and what do they do--attack and sneer! Could FDR do better? Could anybody do better? What do they want?"
"I try so hard. Why do these things have to happen to me?"
"Of course, I may go into a strange bedroom every now and then that I don't want you to write about, but otherwise you can write everything."--Statement to the press aboard the presidential plane, Jan. 5, 1964
"God knows how little we've really moved on this issue [civil rights], despite all the fanfare. As I see it, I've moved the Negro from D+ to C-. He's still nowhere. He knows it. And that's why he's out in the streets. Hell, I'd be there too."
About Richard Nixon: "He's like a Spanish horse, who runs faster than anyone for the first nine lengths and then turns around and runs backward. You'll see, he'll do something wrong in the end. He always does."
"I just don't understand those young people. Don't they realize I'm really one of them? I always hated cops when I was a kid, and just like them I dropped out of school and took off for California. I'm not some conformist middle-class personality."--To Doris Kearns, 1970
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