We have passed the time of ... the laisser-faire [sic] school which believes that the government ought to do nothing but run a police force.
(William Howard Taft (1857-1930), U.S. president. Speech at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, September 17, 1909. Presidential Addresses and State Papers of William Howard Taft, March 4, 1909, to March 4, 1910, 1: 203, Doubleday, Page & Company (1910).)
I feel like my sixteenth birthday and the time I graduated from high school, and the first time I flew solo all wrapped up in one.
(Dalton Trumbo (1905-1976), U.S. screenwriter, and Victor Fleming. Dorinda Durston (Irene Dunne), A Guy Named Joe, when she's wearing the new dress Pete gave her (1943).
Adaptation by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan from an original story by Chandler Sprague and David Boehm; original name, James Dalton Trumbo.)