Best Quotes About Washington DC

Apart from being one of the most visited tourist destinations, Washington DC is the center of power for the United States of America. It houses most of the government’s buildings and structures of power and is home to the most powerful people in the country.

Behind this stature and the visual aesthetics, lies a deep and powerful history. It is one of the country’s prized possessions.

In this blog, I wanted to share with you some of the most amazing quotes describing this beautiful city in the best way possible.

A short distance away is the Tidal Basin, ringed by cherry trees that every year produce flowers, an event to which Washingtonians react as though it were the Second Coming of Christ.”
― Dave Barry, Dave Barry Hits Below the Beltway


“When journalists are ‘accused’ of being ‘advocates’, that means: challenging and deviating from DC orthodoxies.”
― Glenn Greenwald


“The only difference between Las Vegas and Washington, D.C. is that at least Vegas has the decency to admit the town is full of hookers and crooks.”
― Glenn Beck


“All suburban housing developments look alike, and besides, every Yankee who ever crossed the Potomac except Ulysses S. Grant got lost as soon as he reached the Virginia side.”
― Charles McCarry, The Shanghai Factor


“Watching the towers fall in New York, with civilians incinerated on the planes and in the buildings, I felt something that I couldn’t analyze at first and didn’t fully grasp (partly because I was far from my family in Washington, who had a very grueling day) until the day itself was nearly over. I am only slightly embarrassed to tell you that this was a feeling of exhilaration. Here we are then, I was thinking, in a war to the finish between everything I love and everything I hate. Fine. We will win and they will lose. A pity that we let them pick the time and place of the challenge, but we can and we will make up for that.”
― Christopher Hitchens, Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left


“The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.”
― P.J. O’Rourke, Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government


The next time you’re in Washington DC, make sure to just breathe in all that history. You can also visit New York. Just take the Washington DC to NYC bus and you’ll be just fine.

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