The White House Office of Presidential Letters and Messages, one of the busiest offices in the Executive Office of the President (EOP), drafts and reviews letters, messages and proclamations from and signed by the President. During the Presidency of Bill Clinton, the Office annually prepared over 6,000 letters, messages and proclamations.
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“Thus, historically viewed, it has been the office of art to educate the perception of beauty. We are immersed in beauty, but our eyes have no clear vision.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“The first of the undecoded messages read: Popeye sits in thunder,
Unthought of. From that shoebox of an apartment,
From livid curtains hue, a tangram emerges: a country.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)
“Harvey: About this Voltaire.
Helene: What about him?
Harvey: Howd he ever get time to do all he did?
Helene: He lived to be old.
Harvey: Even so, how many letters did he write?
Helene: Oh, I dont know exactly. Thousands.
Harvey: I cant remember when I even wrote one.
Helene: You should try.
Harvey: Its too late. I wouldnt know where to send it.”
—Tom Waldman (d. 1985)
“Under a Presidential government, a nation has, except at the electing moment, no influence; it has not the ballot-box before it; its virtue is gone, and it must wait till its instant of despotism again returns.”
—Walter Bagehot (18261877)
“This happy breed of men, this little world,
This precious stone set in the silver sea,
Which serves it in the office of a wall,
Or as a moat defensive to a house,
Against the envy of less happier lands,
This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.”
—William Shakespeare (15641616)