He used that same “hunting license” quote when he appeared before the Senate Banking Committee later that month.
One wonders if this is the kind of quote that Bush 41 wants to live on in posterity.
Really it was a reference to an old George Harrison quote about the Beatles.
Ideological purity in politics, to quote Gov. Haley Barbour of Mississippi, “is a dead-dog loser.”
He liked to quote a psychiatrist who described MDMA as “penicillin for the soul.”
There is a passage which is often quoted for its great beauty: we quote it also for its great appropriateness.
Marco Polo describes him so well that we will quote his own words.
Who—to quote only one example—has not heard Schubert's Ave Maria played on a 'cello?
I will quote one instance, which proves this very conclusively.
Two instances: I will quote only two instances out of hundreds I could produce from my own acquaintance.
late 14c., coten, "to mark (a book) with chapter numbers or marginal references," from Old French coter, from Medieval Latin quotare "distinguish by numbers, number chapters," from Latin quotus "which in order? what number (in sequence)?," from quot "how many," from PIE *kwo-ti-, from pronomial root *kwo- (see who).
The sense development is via "to give as a reference, to cite as an authority" (1570s) to "to copy out or repeat exact words" (1670s). Modern spelling with qu- is from early 15c. The business sense of "to state the price of a commodity" (1866) revives the etymological meaning. Related: Quoted; quoting.
"a quotation," 1885, from quote (v.). From c.1600 as "a marginal reference." Quotes for "quotation marks" is from 1869.