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As Secretary of Housing, I do have to express alarm,
by Henry Cisneros

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

We can either allow our youth to shoot baskets or watch
them continue to shoot people.
- Henry Cisneros

I don't think we have any time to waste.
- Henry Cisneros

I was a little lacking in vision as mayor -
I failed to understand the significance that housing
and the revitalization of housing means for a city.
- Henry Cisneros

 

Americans are a can-do people, an enthusiastic people,
a problem-solving people.
And when given a direction and given a plan,
they'll sign on.
- Henry Cisneros

The hurricane complicates things in that what would
have been purely a business decision becomes a decision of the heart.
- Henry Cisneros

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Later in that administration, I was asked to take a
job which I had to turn down as Assistant Secretary
of State for Economic Affairs because we were just
then putting together the merger of two small law firms
that became this law firm.
I couldn't leave them at that point.
- Lloyd Cutler

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

Ah, the pleasure, the joy - a big news story that runs and runs,
that is played down by some of our journalistic colleagues,
saying 'it'll never happen', only to be confirmed by the Home Secretary.
- Kamal Ahmed

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

In fact, I really didn't get enthused about his Secretary
of State race until I attended a couple of his rallies
and found out there were a bunch of young folks that
there were a bunch of young folks that he had been
able to recruit on his own.
- Birch Bayh

What I would have liked to do on that show was play
a secretary of state who has huge personal business
interests throughout the world.
That, to me, seems to be more in synch with reality.
- William Devane

Zhvania was the general secretary of the organisation which I founded,
the Citizens' Union.
It was the biggest organisation and came first in all elections,
and Zhvania was the leader.
- Eduard Shevardnadze

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

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

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

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

I will stay very focused on my responsibilities as
Secretary of Commerce and the economy's doing well.
I mean, you asked about some of the challenges that
we have or what is going on in the world and you know I,
I'm pleased to report that the economy is doing extremely well.
- Donald Evans

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


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