Capitol Quotes

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James Patterson
“If you're ever feeling a lack of middle-aged white men, just pop into the Capitol. Not so much the House of Representatives, which has a bit more color and texture, but the Senate -- jeez. Yes, let's have more testosterone running the country.

Maximum Ride, School's Out--Forever”
James Patterson

Suzanne Collins
“The beauty of this idea is that my decision to keep Peeta alive at the expense of my own life is itself an act of defiance. A refusal to play the Hunger Games by the Capitol's rules. My private agenda dovetails completely with my public one. And if I really could save Peeta... in terms of a revolution, this would be ideal. Because I will be more valuable dead. They can turn me into some kind of martyr for the cause and paint my face on banners, and it will do more to rally people than anything I could do if I was living. But Peeta would be more valuable alive, and tragic, because he will be able to turn his pain into words that will transform people.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins
“ll I can think about, every day, every waking minute since they drew Prim's name at the reaping, is how afraid I am.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins
“It's to the Capitol's advantage to have us divided among ourselves.
Another tool to cause misery in our district. A way to plant hatred between the starving workers [of the Seam] and those who can generally count on supper and thereby ensure we will never trust one another.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins
“I have chosen Gale and the rebellion, and a future with Peeta is the Capitol's design, not mine.”
Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins
“Finnick recites a poem he wrote to his one true love in the Capitol, and about a hundred people faint because they’re sure he means them.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Abhijit Naskar
“The Capitol is not a building, it's a symbol of our democracy, and an assault on it is an assault on everything that we've achieved as a civilized people.”
Abhijit Naskar

David McCullough
“Two all-important lessons of history stand clearly expressed in this our national Capitol. The first is that little of consequence is ever accomplished alone. High achievement is nearly always a joint effort, as has been shown again and again in these halls when the leaders of different parties, representatives from differing constituencies and differing points of view, have been able, for the good of the country, to put those differences aside and work together.”
David McCullough, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For

“In an open immeasurable non-linear System of Systems - the Quantum Realm; the Quantum Fields, Quantum Entanglement, Quantum Engineering, Quantum Cryptography, Quantum Intelligence, Quantum Thinking, Quantum Algorithms, Quantum Chaos phenomena are a few of many (to be defined) interconnected elements of this Universal System.”
Ludmila Morozova-Buss

David McCullough
“So here we are in the Capitol of the United States of America on Capitol Hill, the acropolis of our nation. It is a building like no other in the land, wherein the highest aspirations of a free and open society have been written into law, generation after generation, where, time and again, brave and eloquent words have changed history, and where the best and some of the worst of human motivations have been plainly on display.”
David McCullough, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For