John Nance Garner Quotes (2 quotes)
Attributed in L.A. Times, 1 April 1962.
Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), Chapter XXVII
“When they see us coming, the birdies all try an' hide,
But they still go for peanuts when coated with cyanide.
My pulse will be quickenin',
With each drop of strych-a-nine,
We feed to a pigeon
it just takes a smidgen
To poison a pigeon in the park.”
Poisoning Pigeons in the Park - An Evening (Wasted) With Tom Lehrer (1959)
“Of course, we need not be surprised if artistic excellence goes unrecognized on account of being unknown; but there should be the greatest indignation when, as often, good judges are flattered by the charm of social entertainments into an approbation which is a mere a pretence.”
Book III, Introduction, Sec. 3 - The Ten Books On Architecture
The Rest is Silence - Music at Night and Other Essays (1931)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJohn Nance Garner
Born: November 22, 1868
Died: November 7, 1967 (aged 98)
Bio: John Nance Garner IV, was an American Democratic politician and lawyer from Texas. He was a state representative from 1898 to 1902, and U.S. Representative from 1903 to 1933. He was the 44th Speaker of the House in 1931 1933. In 1932, he was elected the 32nd Vice President of the United States, serving from 1933 to 1941.