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Secretary Quotes

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Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph
machine and he thinks he is secretary of state.
- David Dean Rusk

I was something of a prankster.
One time I put a ski mask on my head and used a fake
gun on the school secretary so that I could get some
of my friends out of detention.
- Luke Perry

I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose,
I copy all myself.
- Venerable Bede

These soldiers deserve a better defense secretary than the one we have.
- Bill Kristol

 

Secretary of War Stanton used to get out of patience
with Lincoln because he was all the time pardoning
men who ought to be shot.
- Elihu Root

Sex is the most beautiful thing that can take place
between a happily married man and his secretary.
- Barry Humphries

Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue
that has ever been before this administration except
for those instances where Colin's still learning.
- Donald Rumsfeld

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Secretary of State Colin Powell, thank you so much,
as always, for joining us this morning.
- Hannah Storm

We know darned well that in Bosnia, certain governments
and the secretary had said tens of thousands are needed
in Srebrenica and those people were never provided.
- Alex Morrison

When things haven't gone well for you,
call in a secretary or a staff man and chew him out.
You will sleep better and they will appreciate the attention.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

The Secretary of Defense is not a super General or Admiral.
His task is to exercise civilian control over the Department
for the Commander-in-Chief and the country.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Being a secretary was considered a very good job in those days.
- Brenda Blethyn

If you have a good selling idea, your secretary can write your ad for you.
- Morris Hite

I think I will serve as secretary of state as my last public position.
- Hillary Clinton

I think any man in business would be foolish to fool
around with his secretary.
If it's somebody else's secretary, fine.
- Barry Goldwater

The need for a permanent status resolution approved
by Congress is made even more clear to me because of
my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Dick Thornburgh

There's no such thing as the United Nations.
If the U.N.
secretary building in New York lost 10 stories,
it wouldn't make a bit of difference.
- John Bolton

Rock Hudson let his gay agent marry him off to his
secretary because he didn't want people to get the right idea.
- Anthony Perkins

I think Secretary's funny, it is about sex,
and there's a lot of sex in it, sex is the key,
but you're talking about a lot of other complicated things.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

(A Foreign Secretary) is forever poised between the
cliche and the indiscretion.
- Harold MacMillan

I was with the U.N.
Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell,
which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the Bosnian war.
- Michael Ignatieff

Oh, you know.
I am secretary of state.
My trips aren't successful.
I just talk to people.
- George P. Shultz

My job is to give the president and secretary of defense
military advice before they know they need it.
- John W. Vessey, Jr.

The most important aspect of the relationship between
the president and the secretary of state is that they
both understand who is president.
- Dean Acheson

My dog can bark like a congressman, fetch like an aide,
beg like a press secretary and play dead like a receptionist when the phone rings.
- Gerald B. H. Solomon

My mother's a secretary; my father's an electrician in a mining company.
- Eva Herzigova

I was with Ted Turner when he came to see Kofi Annan -
the Secretary-General of the UN -
to announce his decision to put $1 billion to the service
of UN projects and programs.
- Maurice Strong

I have great respect for President Bush,
Secretary Powell and Secretary Ridge.
- Elton Gallegly

As Secretary of Housing, I do have to express alarm,
signal the alarm if you will, that the potential for
homelessness to grow is there.
- Henry Cisneros

If I could have anything right now, it would be the
ability to continue as secretary of state.
- Kevin Shelley

The day I became press secretary to the President of the United States,
I was in an entirely different world from the one I'd been in the day before.
- Pierre Salinger

The president of the United States and his secretary
of state were made honorary Hebrews.
- Julius Streicher

Secretary Rumsfeld used to represent parts of our district in the 1960s.
I think that he and his team have done a masterful
job in defeating Iraqi forces quickly and decisively.
- Mark Kirk

The film kept me from working as a secretary.
It was a real stroke of luck.
A miracle.
- Victoria Abril

You can fire your secretary, divorce your spouse,
abandon your children.
But they remain your co-authors forever.
- Ellen Goodman

The first thing the secretary types is the boss.
- Donald Trump

I'm not a fan of Secretary Rumsfeld.
I don't think he listens enough to his uniformed officers.
- Trent Lott

I didn't run off with the secretary.
It made it seem like I had committed adultery and then
ran off with a secretary,
neither of which happened.
- Randall Terry

As God as my witness, they said, We're above the law.
There's nothing you can do to us.
You're just a church secretary.
- Jessica Hahn

I was the Secretary of State of New Jersey in November 2000.
I paid careful attention to the challenges that stemmed
from inadequate voting systems in various places.
- DeForest Soaries

Responsibility without power, the fate of the secretary through the ages.
- Ariel Dorfman

President Bush has had an outstanding Secretary of
State in Colin Powell and there are not many people who could replace him,
making Condoleezza Rice an excellent choice.
- Michael Crapo

It is not for the State Department or even the Secretary
of State to say when and how the resources of the American people will be spent.
- Mike Pence

Democrats are committed to mapping a new direction in Iraq,
and we will work with the President and the new Defense
Secretary to ensure that the will of the American people
guides our future actions.
- Jim Clyburn

And so while the great ones depart to their dinner,
the secretary stays, growing thinner and thinner,
racking his brain to record and report what he thinks
that they think that they ought to have thought.
- Arthur Bryant

Margaret had close links with Geneva where she had
spent some years as a student while her parents had
been wardens of the Quaker Hostel there and where she
had gone back as secretary to Gilbert Murray.
- James Meade

We can no longer stand for the Security Council passing
resolutions and then in effect heaving alongside and taking a vacation.
We cannot leave it to the secretary general to go cap in hand.
- Alex Morrison

President Bush, Secretary of State Rice,
and several cabinet level officials have visited Alabama's
Gulf Coast in recent days to tour the devastation and
to offer their continuing support and prayers for everyone affected by the storm.
- Jo Bonner

You have made people listen.
You have made people care, and you have taught us
that whether we are poor or prosperous,
we have only one world to share.
You have taught young people that
they do have the power to change the world.
- Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General, to Bono. (November 1999)

Also for me it was different because I play a lot of
villains and in this one I play a dad and I play a good guy,
basically.
He's the Secretary of the Treasury.
I never had a job like that.
- Christopher Walken

Their educations ended with high school -
my father going to work as a clerk and then salesman
in a company dealing in printing and stationary,
and my mother working as a secretary and then bookkeeper
in a firm of wool merchants.
- Martin Lewis Perl

My job now, as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland,
is to take this process forward, and that I'm determined to do,
whatever old clippings you dig out and whatever old
quotes you put before me.
- Peter Hain

Clearly the Secretary of Defense, my boss,
would like nothing better than to get Osama bin Laden and to get...
to ensure the complete defeat of al-Qaida,
because we know that al-Qaida is planning operations
against the United States even as we speak here.
- John Abizaid

We took an approach, supported by the Prime Minister,
the Home Secretary and the Mayor for London,
that we had very real fears of violence and damage
being caused across the streets of London.
- Michael Todd

No woman in my time will be prime minister or chancellor or foreign secretary -
not the top jobs.
Anyway, I wouldn't want to be prime minister;
you have to give yourself 100 percent.
- Margaret Thatcher

Eighty percent of the problems that beset unification
immediately disappeared when the President signed the
bill increasing the authority and the responsibility
of the Secretary of Defense.
- Louis A. Johnson

The School Energy Crisis Relief Act authorizes the
Secretary of Energy to issue energy assistance grants
to help the poorest school districts across the Nation
offset these unexpected and challenging costs.
- Joe Baca

I was training to be a lawyer...
I was president of the law society at Glasgow University,
and my bass guitarist was my secretary of my law society;
the lead guitarist and writer worked at the law firm that I worked.
- Gerard Butler

I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five
people that were known to the Secretary of State as
being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless
are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department.
- Joseph R. McCarthy

Probably the most useful thing I can do as secretary
of state is to assist the president in adapting and
renewing the transnational institutions that were created after World War II.
- Warren Christopher

John Foster Dulles had called on me in his capacity as Secretary of State,
and he had exhausted every argument to persuade me
to place Cambodia under the protection of the South
East Asia Treaty Organization.
- Norodom Sihanouk

In fact, in 2002, the Secretary of Defense authorized
such support on a reimbursable basis to organizations
formerly components of the Department of Justice and
Department of the Treasury and currently components
of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Solomon Ortiz

And the Marshall Plan, to us, meant a general who had
turned into a secretary of state,
and that the secretary of state saw the necessity of
the reconstruction of these European countries that had suffered so heavily.
- Giovanni Agnelli

I believe the American people spoke loud and clear
to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election
that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq.
As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld.
- Jim Clyburn

One of my favorite episodes was the one in which Homer grew hair.
That was a very unique episode, since there was a gay secretary,
but that wasn't even the issue of the show-the issue
was Homer's image changing because he had hair.
- Dan Castellaneta

Being a press secretary is like learning to type:
You're hunting and pecking for a while and then you
find yourself doing the touch system and don't realize it.
You're speaking for the president without ever having to go to him.
- Larry Speakes

I undertake that, in the exercise of my functions of
that office I will have regard to any guidance with
respect to ethical standards issued by the secretary
of state under Section 66 of the Greater London Authority Act 1999.
- Kenneth Robert Livingstone

Strong efforts have been made in Ohio to curb the authoritarianism
of our Secretary of State,
Kenneth Blackwell, as he has purged people from lists
in our State in particular precincts where voters are heavily minority.
- Marcy Kaptur

FDR had been Assistant Secretary of the Navy.
They told me, now forgotten, just how many pictures
of ships they took out of the White House after he died.
But he could choose good men.
- Stuart Symington

Even Colin Powell who was everywhere before he became secretary of state,
just stopped going out.
I think part of it was he didn't want to be viewed
suspiciously by the other people in the White House who rarely go anywhere.
- Sally Quinn

I had learned many years ago in private business never
to take responsibility without adequate authority;
and the new Secretary of Defense,
as budgets were sharply cut, quickly found that out.
- Stuart Symington


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