While Washington D.C. is packed with history, with one of the greatest collection of monuments and museums in the world, that’s not all it has to offer. It’s consistently ranked as one of the most cultured, international, educated, and physically active cities in America. It has a rare mix of both northern and southern culture, mixed in with representation from nearly every culture around the globe.
However, as the home to the federal government, the city often gets a bad reputation for all of the politicians that live and work here. This gives the city one of its nicknames: “an ugly man’s Hollywood” since it is somewhat jokingly said that those not attractive enough for the movies come to D.C. to gain their fame and glory through politics. Here are some of the best Washington D.C. quotes to describe this part of the city:
A community of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
– John F. Kennedy
You want a friend in Washington? Get a dog.
– Harry S Truman
I once saw a snake having sex with a vulture, and I thought, it’s just business as usual in Washington DC.
– Jarod Kintz
What Washington needs is adult supervision.
– Barack Obama
People come to Washington believing it is the center of power. I know I did. It was only much later that I learned that Washington is a steering wheel that’s not connected to an engine.
– Richard Goodwin
The Supreme Court has ruled that they cannot have a nativity scene in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t for any religious reasons. They couldn’t find three wise men and a virgin.
– Jay Leno