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16+ quotes from First Family by David Baldacci

Quotes from First Family

David Baldacci ·  449 pages

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“Everybody’s got somewhere to go. Just takes some folks longer to figure out where to.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“I guess it comes down to greed. You don’t pay folks, you make more money. That and thinking one race wasn’t as good as another.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“What’s a quick fling in the sack compared to decades of indifference?”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“She wrote the phone number down on another slip of paper, rushed into the bathroom, crumpled up the letter, and flushed it down the toilet. For one paralyzing moment she envisioned federal law enforcement agents hiding somewhere in the White House intercepting her toilet water and reconstructing the letter. But that was impossible. That was the stuff of Orwell’s 1984. Yet in some ways, by living at the White House, she had already seen Orwell’s masterpiece of “fascism perfected” in a way most Americans could never imagine. She”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“When you love someone you got to be prepared to hate too.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“Farming was a risky proposition under even the best of circumstances. Folks who toiled in the dirt could do everything right and a drought or an early freeze could come and wipe them out.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“she glimpsed an aging man who had just lost everything and had no idea what he was supposed to be doing with the time he had left to live.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“Based on my own experience, boys will mess with your heart and girls with your head.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“thousand yards of this place.” “Who is she?”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“And asking people to take the time to read and actually think about stuff? Heaven forbid.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“Issues. The dreaded word. It seemed so innocuous. Issues. Everyone had issues.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“My mom said you always write thank-you letters, and besides, I wanted to.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“The white men had basically crapped all over the only race that could call itself indigenous in America.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“While it was true that the president of the United States was the world’s ultimate juggler of tasks, it was also a fact that the First Lady, traditionally, was no slouch in that department either.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“When you didn’t have much, you tended to keep what you had.”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


“engine, picked up the pages, ripped off the rubber band, and”
― David Baldacci, quote from First Family


About the author

David Baldacci
Born place: in Richmond, Virginia, The United States
Born date August 5, 1960
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