Senator

Famous quotes containing the word senator:

    Helicon: “It takes one day to make a senator and ten years to make a worker.”
    Caligula: “But I am afraid that it takes twenty years to make a worker out of a senator.”
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)

    Wags try to invent new stories to tell about the legislature, and end by telling the old one about the senator who explained his unaccustomed possession of a large roll of bills by saying that someone pushed it over the transom while he slept. The expression “It came over the transom,” to explain any unusual good fortune, is part of local folklore.
    —For the State of Montana, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)

    Falling in love with a United States Senator is a splendid ordeal. One is nestled snugly into the bosom of power but also placed squarely in the hazardous path of exposure.
    Barbara Howar (b. 1934)