Getting ready for my wedding.
What do you want left after you when you die? Do you want a Great Big Marble monument that reads GEORGE WALLCE— HE BUILT?… Or do you want a little piece of scrawny pine board lying across that harsh, caliche soil that reads GEORGE WALLACE— HE HATED?
— Lyndon Johnson, calling on George Wallace to persuade Alabama registrars to give blacks the vote and sounding like a freaking poet when he does it. Find more interesting facts and badass quotes (in that same conversation, Johnson says “Don’t shit me” when Wallace claims to hold no influence over his voters) in my new book, How to Fight Presidents.
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.