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George W. Bush quotes page 3

I'm the master of low expectations.
George W. Bush

The legislature's job is to write law. It's the executive branch's job to interpret law.
George W. Bush

Some folks look at me and see a certain swagger, which in Texas is called "walking."
George W. Bush

There's no question that the minute I got elected, the storm clouds on the horizon were
getting nearly directly overhead.
George W. Bush

For every fatal shooting, there were roughly three non-fatal shootings. And, folks, this is
unacceptable in America. It's just unacceptable. And we're going to do something about it.
George W. Bush

Presidents, whether things are good or bad, get the blame. I understand that.
George W. Bush

I want each and every American to know for certain that I'm responsible for the decisions I
make, and each of you are as well.
George W. Bush

I believe the results of focusing our attention and energy on teaching children to read and
having an education system that's responsive to the child and to the parents, as opposed to
mired in a system that refuses to change, will make America what we want it to be - a
literate country and a hopefuller country.
George W. Bush

I hope you leave here and walk out and say, "What did he say?"
George W. Bush

So, I'm lying on the couch and Laura walks in and I say, "Free at last," and she says "You're
free all right, you're free to do the dishes." So I say, "You're talking to the former president,
baby," and she said, "Consider this your new domestic policy agenda."
George W. Bush

I don't care what the polls say. I don't. I'm doing what I think what's wrong.
George W. Bush

I'm the decider, and I decide what is best. And what's best is for Don Rumsfeld to remain as
the Secretary of Defense.
George W. Bush

This foreign policy stuff is a little frustrating.
George W. Bush

My administration has been calling upon all the leaders in the - in the Middle east to do
everything they can to stop the violence, to tell the different parties involved that peace will
never happen.
George W. Bush

The most important job is not to be governor, or first lady in my case.
George W. Bush, 2000

It is clear our nation is reliant upon big foreign oil. More and more of our imports come from
overseas.
George W. Bush

Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many OB/GYNs (gynaecologists) aren't
able to practice their love with women all across this country.
George W. Bush

One of the very difficult parts of the decision I made on the financial crisis was to use
hardworking people's money to help prevent there to be a crisis.
George W. Bush

Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?
George W. Bush

You know, I could run for governor and all this but I'm basically a media creation. I've never
really done anything. I've worked for my dad. I worked in the oil industry. But that's not the
kind of profile you have to have to get elected to public office.
George W. Bush, 1989

There is no limit to the greatness of America!
George W. Bush

Our most abundant energy source is coal. We have enough coal to last for 250 years, yet
coal also prevents an environmental challenge.
George W. Bush

I own a timber company? That's news to me. Need some wood?
George W. Bush

Governor Bush will not stand for the subsidation of failure.
George W. Bush

I also have picked a secretary for Housing and Human Development. Mel Martinez from the
state of Florida.
George W. Bush, announcing his nominee for the Department of Housing and Urban
Development

Leadership to me means duty, honor, country. It means character, and it means listening from
time to time.
George W. Bush

I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun.
George W. Bush

There's an old saying in Tennessee – I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee – that says,
fool me once, shame on – shame on you. Fool me – you can't get fooled again.
George W. Bush

In my sentences I go where no man has gone before.
George W. Bush

Never again in the halls of Washington, D.C., do I want to have to make explanations that I
can't explain.
George W. Bush

It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.
George W. Bush

The fact that they purchased the machine meant somebody had to make the machine. And
when somebody makes a machine, it means there's jobs at the machine-making place.
George W. Bush

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