Eugene McCarthy Quotes

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Eugene McCarthy Quotes

Let us pick up again these lost strands and weave them again into the fabric of America, sort out the music from the sounds and again respond to the trumpet and the steady drum.
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It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.

— Eugene McCarthy

I can still smell the tear gas in the Hilton Hotel.

— Eugene McCarthy

Have you ever tried to split sawdust?

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An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.

— Eugene McCarthy

Saying we should keep the two-party system simply because it is working is like saying the Titanic voyage was a success because a few people survived on life rafts.

— Eugene McCarthy

There are two ways that you can gain territory from another group. One is by conquest. That's essentially the way we took California from Mexico and ... Texas as well. But what's going on now may end up being a kind of recolonization of the Southwest, because the other way you can regain territory is by population infiltration and demographic dominance ... The United States will be faced with the problem that Canada has been faced with ... and which our system is not prepared to accommodate.

— Eugene McCarthy

We don't declare war any more; we declare national defense.

— Eugene McCarthy

In politics one may remain aloof and become irrelevant or get involved and get corrupted.

— Eugene McCarthy

I may have been prejudiced against lawyer members of Congress, having run against one or two and having been threatened politically by a few others, and also because my own professional background was academic, principally in the liberal arts. Good lawyers, I asserted in campaigns, can be found in the yellow pages of the telephone books. Good historians, or political and social philosophers, are not so easily found or classified.

— Eugene McCarthy

You know when I first thought I might have a chance? When I realized that you could go into any bar in the country and insult Lyndon Johnson and nobody would punch you in the nose.

— Eugene McCarthy

War is indefensible on every grounds, military and economic and diplomatic and also on moral.

— Eugene McCarthy

If you're in the penaut business you learn to think small.

— Eugene McCarthy

Never say anything in a national campaign that anyone might remember.

— Eugene McCarthy

A newspaper may somewhat arrogantly assert that it prints "all the news that's fit to print." But no newspaper yet has been moved to declare at the end of each edition, "That's the way it is," as Walter Cronkite does.

— Eugene McCarthy

The mortician interviewing the corpses

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Anything said three times in Washington becomes a fact.

— Eugene McCarthy

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