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"I'm so happy, I think I'll dress up like J. Edgar Hoover and sing show tunes." - Don Imus

"J. Edgar Hoover, J. Bracken Lee, J. Parnell Thomas, J. Paul Getty - you can always tell a shithead by that initial initial." - Edward Abbey

"[ J. Edgar]Hoover, I'm sure, felt that he was right in everything he did and even the things that we don't like about his character." - Clint Eastwood

"J. Edgar Hoover: When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes. A society unwilling to learn from past is doomed. We must never forget our history." - J Edgar Hoover

"By 1967, J. Edgar Hoover had concluded that the Black Panther Party had replaced the Communist Party as the gravest threat to national security." - Alexander Cockburn

"It's an incredible education [for the movie J. Edgar Hoover] . It was like I did a college course on J. Edgar Hoover but not knowing and understanding the history and reading the books, but understanding what motivated this man was the most fascinating part of the research." - Dustin Lance Black

"J. J. Abrams is amazing." - Oscar Isaac

"If you read any of the biographies on J. Edgar Hoover, you find that they contradict each other more than they agree. Often times, they're often told from a political perspective." - Clint Eastwood

"To me, you couldn't write a character like J. Edgar Hoover and have it be believable. I mean, he was a crock pot of eccentricities. We couldn't even fit all his eccentricities into [ the same named] movie." - Dustin Lance Black

"All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing on the breadline right in back of J. Edgar Hoover." - Lenny Bruce

"All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I"d be standing on the breadline right in back of J. Edgar Hoover." - Lenny Bruce

"There was one moment when J. Edgar Hoover and us had the same distorted lens about who we were - "a real threat," you know? He thought so and we thought so and we were buddies in that regard." - Bill Ayers

"They [FBI] had a lot of clippings, a lot of articles I'd written. And to me the - the funniest one was - I had done a piece for Playboy about J. Edgar Hoover." - Nat Hentoff

"We're interested in complex characters and he's a complex character, [ J. Edgar] Hoover. I like these types of dramas. I've made a few of them and I'm also interested in power structures so it just has elements that fascinate me, and the more you learn about Hoover, the more polarizing you realize he is." - Brian Grazer

"I had not been very kind to J. Edgar Hoover. And the field agent had written on - it was sent directly to Hoover - that - the director should see this - `And, besides, Hentoff is a lousy writer.' And I thought that went a bit far." - Nat Hentoff

"I just kind of had my own impressions growing up with Hoover as a heroic figure in the 40s - actually the 30s, 40s, and 50s and beyond - but this was all prior to the information age so we didn't know about Hoover except what was usually in the papers, and this was fun, because this was a chance to go into it [ during filming 'J. Edgar Hoover' ]" - Clint Eastwood

"I'm about as Chinese as Herbert Hoover." - Paul Muni

"We actually did a lot of takes on this movie [J. Edgar Hoover ]. I never left the set wanting more. That's for sure. I don't know. This was a very difficult character for me and a lot of the other actors here, and at times we went and did 8 or 9 or 10 takes on a single day." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"There are so many parallels in society today [with era of J. Edgar Hoover ] that you can use, whether it's the head of a studio or the head of an organization, a major newspaper, a major factory or company, of people who stay too long, maybe, and overstay their usefulness." - Clint Eastwood

"I have great respect for the FBI, and I know that there have been some rumors lately that the FBI was disenchanted because of what we were doing in story, or doing a certain take: that's not true. Actually the FBI was tremendously enthusiastic about us doing [ J. Edgar Hoover ] film." - Clint Eastwood

"It's interesting in this day and age to do a film about political espionage and wiretapping. I don't think that those types of secrets that J. Edgar Hoover was able to obtain and keep for such a long period of time would be possible in today's world, with the Internet and WikiLeaks." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"I would far rather over-estimate the threat [imposed by the Patriot Act] and be proven wrong than to underestimate the threat and wake up one morning in a world where the 21st century's J Edgar Hoover has the power to blackmail anyone in America." - Tim Lee

"If Congress is going to investigate baseball players about whether or not they told the truth, how can we justify giving the most powerful intelligence official, [James] Clapper, a pass? This is how J. Edgar Hoover ended up in charge of the FBI forever." - Edward Snowden

"People should be taught what is, not what should be. All my humor is based on destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I'd be standing in the breadline-right back of J. Edgar Hoover." - Lenny Bruce

"You know, back in the 1950s and '60s, when J. Edgar Hoover was making the FBI the respected organization it used to be, oftentimes they would find a fugitive and basically have his house surrounded, and then put out a press release saying he was on the top 10 most wanted list. And 10 minutes later, he'd be arrested." - Howie Carr

"Angela Davis's legacy as a freedom fighter made her an enemy of the state under the increasingly neoliberal regimes of Nixon, Reagan and J. Edgar Hoover because she understood that the struggle for freedom was not only a struggle for political and individual rights but also for economic rights." - Henry Giroux

"By every measure, John Kennedy's sex life was compulsive and reckless. At one level, it had clear public consequences. Knowledge of Kennedy's behavior gave FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover absolute job security, as well as the potential power to derail Kennedy's re-election had he survived assassination." - Jeff Greenfield

"J. Edgar Hoover very famously denied the existence of organized crime up until the Appalachian Meeting, I think, in 1957. It was interesting to me that he clearly had to know that there was such a thing as organized crime and organized criminals as far back as the '20s." - Terence Winter

"I grew up with J. Edgar Hoover. He was the G-man, a hero to everybody, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation was the big, feared organization. He was ahead of his time as far as building up forensic evidence and fingerprinting. But he took down a lot of innocent people, too." - Clint Eastwood

"I know, but I had a better year than Hoover." - Babe Ruth

"I know, but I had a better year than Hoover." - George Herman

"Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe." - John Lennon

"The sky was the color of Edgar Allan Poe's pajamas." - Tom Robbins

"The challenge for me was not just the prosthetic work and how to move like an older man would move, but more so how to have 50 years of experience in the workplace and talk to a young Robert F. Kennedy as if he was some political upstart that didn't know what the hell he was talking about. That was the big challenge [in the J. Edgar Hoover m?vie]." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"The challenge for me was not just the prosthetic work and how to move like an older man would move, but more so how to have 50 years of experience in the workplace and talk to a young Robert F. Kennedy as if he was some political upstart that didn't know what the hell he was talking about. That was the big challenge [in the J. Edgar Hoover m&1086;vie]." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"That's J, E, double F, J, A, double R, E , double T... I'm double J, Jeff Jarrett!" - Jeff Jarrett

"C:>COFFEE.COM error. Contact programmer J. Valdez." - Anonymous

"I'm a huge Michael J. Fox fan." - Holland Roden

"I fell in love with 'Star Trek' after J. J. Abrams's movie. I'm so into that." - Tatiana Maslany

"If you're a history buff, you know about J. Edgar Hoover. He was likely the most powerful man in the US. If you start reading about him, the books contradict each other constantly. I was often left with very little sense of the man personally. I had a sense of what he did and didn't do and what people disagreed about whether he did this or didn't do this or that, but I was like, "Why? Why was he doing all of this?" That was my big question." - Dustin Lance Black

"John F. Kennedy, who seized the White House from Richard Nixon in a frenzied campaign that turned a whole generation of young Americans into political junkies, got shot in the head for his efforts, murdered in Dallas by some hapless geek named Oswald who worked for either Castro, the mob, Jimmy Hoffa, the CIA, his dominatrix landlady or the odious, degenerate FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover. The list is long and crazy - maybe Marilyn Monroe's first husband fired those shots from the grassy knoll. Who knows?" - Hunter S Thompson

"The election of Hoover...should result in continued prosperity for 1929." - Roger Babson

"A private meeting with Hoover is like sitting in a both of ink." - Henry L Stimson

"Edgar found a way to get the ball where nobody was standing," - Kevin Millar

"We worked solidly for a long time together. George Marriott Edgar and myself." - Val Guest

"I've been influenced by poets as diverse as Dylan Thomas, Lewis Carroll, and Edgar Allan Poe." - Jack Prelutsky

"My first really good guitar was a Gibson J-45." - Johnny Ramistella

"J-Bay displays the best of people's surfing." - Kelly Slater

"J-Bay displays the best of people's surfing." - Kelly Slater

"Ladies love me I'm on my cool J" - Chris Brown

"I loved working with Eric Close and J. T. Walsh." - Jeri Ryan

"Before they made S J Perelman they broke the mold." - S J Perelman

"My first really good guitar was a Gibson J-45." - Johnny Rivers

"The first president I met was L. B. J." - Dan Jenkins

"President Herbert Hoover returned his salary to the government. His idea caught on, and now we're all doing it." - Sam Ewing

"We did' admit it at the time, but practically the Whole New Deal was extrapolated from programs that Hoover started." - Rexford Tugwell

"What the hell has Hoover got to do with it? Besides, I had a better year than he did." - Babe Ruth

"I met Mr. Hoover socially. I never talked to him about anything connected with his work. We just met him." - John Sherman Cooper

"I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford, researching market approaches to air pollution control." - Gale Norton

"How often have I not heard a perfectly intelligent female says, in the tone of one clinching an argument, 'Edgar says - ' And all the time you are perfectly aware that Edgar is a perfect fool." - Agatha Christie

"The actual American childhood is less Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney than Nathaniel Hawthorne and Edgar Allan Poe." - Susan Cheever

"The emancipation of women from intemperance, injustice, prejudice, and bigotry. see Edgar Y. Harburg, We Gotta be Free" - Amelia Bloomer

"When we don't speak, said Edgar, we become unbearable, and when we do, we make fools of ourselves." - Herta Muller

"Edgar was named as one of the players involved, but he was in my room, discussing religious subjects with me." - George Boateng

"Edgar Allan Poe is considered the great writer of horror stories, perhaps the greatest - I will say the greatest" - William Friedkin

"I was warped early by Ray Bradbury and Edgar Allan Poe. I was very fond of Franz Kafka." - Margaret Atwood

"I have hundreds of art books and the biographies of artists I love, such as Thomas Eakins and Edgar Degas." - Jamie Wyeth

"Hugh Lynn Cayce, Edgar Cayce's son, is quoted as saying, The best interpretation of a dream is one you apply." - Henry Reed

"Sir J. Davies calls the ear the wicket of the soul." - George Augustus Henry Sala

"Ooh, J, he's got ink too." "Just when i didn't think he could get any hotter..." - Tammara Webber

"Ladakh's Prakash, Paryavaran, Paryatan are a strength for both J&K and India." - Narendra Modi

"He's tough, ma'am,-tough is J. B.; tough and devilish sly." - Charles Dickens

"J. Roberts, A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Traveler." - James Holman

"My name is Sherman J. Alexie Jr., and I am an insomniac." - Sherman Alexie

"Since my initials are J. U., people called me Ju. Or Jujube, like the candy." - Jenna Ushkowitz

"I would say my greatest musical influences have been Ella Fitzgerald and Mary J. Blige." - Estelle

"I'd like to be able to recall every J. Lo music video dance routine ever, naturally." - Suki Waterhouse

"I'd like to collaborate with Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige." - Robin Thicke

"I was a big J. Geils fan, a Steppenwolf fan and a Savoy Brown fan." - George Thorogood

"I already have a production company called J Squared and we're working on two projects." - Jordana Brewster

"Economics, n.: Economics is the study of the value and meaning of J. K. Galbraith ..." - Mike Harding

"I'm a huge science fiction fan, and I'm a huge fan of J. Michael Straczynski." - Jamie Clayton

"Worry is to joy what a Hoover vacuum cleaner is to dirt: might as well attach your heart to a happiness-sucker and flip the switch." - Max Lucado

"It's still easier to find the correct Hoover bag than to find one pure person, one pure faith, on the globe." - Zadie Smith

"Bush and Inhofe will go down in history with other leaders such as Herbert Hoover and Neville Chamberlain who were blind to their nation's gravest threats." - Joseph J. Romm

"The beaver told the rabbit as they stared at the Hoover Dam: No, I didn't build it myself, but it's based on an idea of mine" - Charles Hard Townes

"Herbert Hoover once ran on the slogan, 'Two cars in every garage'. Apparently, the Republican candidate this year is running on the slogan, 'Two families in every garage'." - Harry S Truman

"[When told that he was making more than the president of the United States Herbert Hoover in 1930:] I had a better year than he did." - Babe Ruth

"I spilled some vodka on the carpet, and I vacuumed it up, and the vacuum got drunk. I had to take the Hoover to detox." - Mitch Hedberg

"We were young. We were bored. And the old electroshock therapy machine was just under the stairs in a box next to the Hoover." - Augusten Burroughs

"Hoover was incredibly ambitious as a young man. He was highly motivated to succeed in Washington, primarily due to his mother's expectations of him." - Leonardo Dicaprio

"Unless things change radically, President Bush will be the first President since Herbert Hoover to have presided over a net loss of jobs during his administration." - Tim Johnson

"I have a problem with cleaning. It's my release. I get up at 6 A.M. and clean and hoover and mop everything. Then I feel better." - Gail Porter

"The schizophrenic is drowning in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight. Edgar Cayce made the same observation in his readings" - Joseph Campbell

"If I'm too old to be Emo, how do you account for the very Emo and very old Edgar Allan Poe? Checkmate!" - John Green

"The modern story begun, one might say, with Edgar Allan Poe, which proceeds inexorably, like a machine destined to accomplish its mission with the maximum economy of means." - Julio Cortazar

"I am an invisible man. No, I am not a spook like those who haunted Edgar Allan Poe; nor am I one of your Hollywood-movie ectoplasms." - Ralph Ellison

"Manuel is still today a good friend. The others I see rarely, but with Edgar I phone from time to time." - Klaus Schulze

"Peter Chelsom and Edgar Wright are totally different directors and worlds apart, but both really accomplished directors who are certain of how they want to make a film." - Rosamund Pike

"P.G. Wodehouse was a huge influence on me when I was younger, as were Edgar Rice Burroughs and George Bernard Shaw." - Michael Moorcock

"She shook her head slowly. "I don't believe you. You can't be a cop." "Not a cop." "Federal agent?" "FBI." "Even more unlikely." "J. Edgar rolls over in his grave every day, but that's the way it is." - Sandra Brown

"She shook her head slowly. "I do' believe you. You ca' be a cop." "Not a cop." "Federal agent?" "FBI." "Even more unlikely." "J. Edgar rolls over in his grave every day, but that's the way it is." - Sandra Brown

"Also, with information having just come out at the time about J. Edgar Hoover's electronic surveillance of Dr. King, it gave greater weight to the statements of those persons who were alleging involvement of the FBI." - Louis Stokes

"All Coolidge had to do in 1924 was to keep his mean trap shut, to be elected. All Harding had to do in 1920 was repeat Avoid foreign entanglements. All Hoover had to do in 1928 was to endorse Coolidge. All Roosevelt had to do in 1932 was to point to Hoover." - Robert E Sherwood

"I've experienced first-hand the wonderful work organizations like J Bar J do for young people in Central Oregon and I am encouraged that the federal government is taking an active role in the Cascade Youth and Family Center." - Greg Walden

"Before I got into stand-up, I used to be a hip-hop dancer in a crew, and my name was J. Smoove, and my partner was J. Groove." - J B Smoove

"God is Good...Jesus is Lord Be Good to Yourself and each Other J-Jesus..O-Others..Y-Yourself" - Joyce Meyer

"Got a house on the hill, cost a couple of mill, Juicy J got bank like Uncle Phil." - Juicy J

"Ayo, shout out to Mobb Deep, the Extra P Busta Rhymes, De La, the J Beez, so don't sleep" - Q-Tip

"I stepped outside to smoke a J and when I came back to the room, everybody just seemed to move." - Paul Simon

"Folks, we are in the midst of dangerous times like you cannot believe, and Donald J. Trump is the target." - Rush Limbaugh

"Japanese music was so crazy! The J-pop and everything. I never scooped up an album or anything." - Donnis

"J. D. Watson (24 Sept. 1993). Succeeding in Science: Some Rules of Thumb. Science 261: 1812-1813." - James Watson

"Footballs, basketballs, microphones, gas and grass... Just some of the few things that J-Ro likes to pass." - J-Ro

"And Mary J. Blige, she's got all these fur coats and hats and stuff. She's good; I like her." - Bryan Ferry

"I love J. F. K. My mother had been a worker on his campaign and adored him." - Tim Matheson

"Footballs, basketballs, microphones, gas and grass... Just some of the few things that J-Ro likes to pass." - J-Ro

"A little acting debut in Spin City, with Michael J. Fox, which opened up a whole new door for me." - Heidi Klum

"No one dislikes LL Cool J. If you meet LL Cool J, you fall in love with LL Cool J. LL and I had mutual friends, and he and I had always talked about doing something. My fans know LL's music. And I love him - we're blood brothers at this point. We've been through the fire together. I know no finer person." - Brad Paisley

"The ideas embodied in the New Deal Legislation were a compilation of those which had come to maturity under Herbert Hoover's aegis. We all of us owed much to Hoover" - Rexford Tugwell

"I would like you to consider the difference in the time from 1963 to date. The FBI, at that time, was headed by Mr. Hoover who had been appointed Director continuously. He had, I would say, a good reputation." - John Sherman Cooper

"This is our history - from the Transcontinental Railroad to the Hoover Dam, to the dredging of our ports and building of our most historic bridges - our American ancestors prioritized growth and investment in our nation's infrastructure." - Cory Booker

"If there was ever a dissenter from the national optimismit was surely Edgar Allan Poe-without question the bravest and mostoriginal, if perhaps also the least orderly and judicious, of all the critics that we have produced." - H L Mencken

"I love writing literary stuff. My favorite writer is definitely Edgar Allan Poe - so imaginative and prolific. My second favorite writer would have to be Shakespeare - I love the emotion and human truths he touches on so beautifully." - MC Lars

""You need hedges.""Hedges," I said, bemused. "Yes, Edgar." He looked surprised and a little disappointed, as if I had failed to understand a very simple concept. "Hedges against the night."" - Stephen King

"Edgar Allan Poe, I think he's a brilliant poet. I was actually given a copy of his work when I was, like, 8 years old that was my grandfather's, and I still carry it around with me." - Dove Cameron

"Mike Matheny, Fernando Vina, Edgar Renteria, Mark McGwire and Darryl Kile... before he died. Those guys took me under their wing and taught me the way to play the game the right way." - Albert Pujols

"When I was 26, I wrote my first mystery, 'The Thomas Berryman Number', and it was turned down by, I don't know, 31 publishers. Then it won an Edgar for Best First Novel. Go figure." - James Patterson

"I saw 'Tintin' in Europe - it is 'Indiana Jones' on steroids. Unbelievable. What a fantastic movie. Steven Spielberg, you rock the house. And working with those young English guys like Edgar Wright, and also Peter Jackson; what a great combination." - Harvey Weinstein

"I've named a couple things after Edgar Allan Poe: the cat, and my garden upstate, where I only planted black flowers and purple flowers - and there's a raven statue." - Hilarie Burton

"O. J. Simpson has already received the ultimate punishment: For the rest of his life he has to associate with golfers." - George Carlin

"Somewhere, across the ocean is a magical place where a woman can be famous for sucking off Ray J on camera." - Christopher Columbus

"In all the history of the boxing game, you'll find no human interest story to compare with the life narrative of James J. Braddock." - Damon Runyon

"(J)ust because your version of normal isn't the same as someone else's version doesn't mean that there's anything wrong with you." - John Boyne

"As a wedding gift, Ray J gave Kim Kardashian his profits from their sex tape. It's 'Something Old' as well as 'Something Blew.'" - Joan Rivers

"The number one job facing the middle class, and it happens to be, as Barack says, a three-letter word: jobs. J-O-B-S." - Joe Biden

"... I have always fallen for ads. The sweetheart of J. Walter Thompson, I have a peasant-like belief in whatever miracle they profess to effect." - Cornelia Otis Skinner

"The only person that I'm really feeling - because she has an identity of her own, even though she has listened to Mary J. Blige - is Jill Scott." - Mary J Blige

"Le de s ir de la prie' re est de j a' une prie' re. The wish for prayer is already a prayer." - Georges Bernanos

"[J]ust because you have an individual right does not mean that the state or local government can't constrain the exercise of that right..." - Barack Obama

"In New York, the dunk is not the thing. To break somebody down and shoot a J-that's as big as a dunk in New York." - Lamar Odom

"On J-Day our profession will have a lot to answer for! We might at least have withheld our hands instead of making them work against God." - Martin H Fischer

"It is every Indian's dream that J&K is happy & there is prosperity. We have to work for this, be it in power or not in power." - Narendra Modi

"The secret of joy is hidden in the word itself: first J, then O, then Y: Jesus first, Others next, Yourself last." - Peter Kreeft

"Le de s ir de la prie' re est de j a' une prie' re. The wish for prayer is already a prayer." - Georges Bernanos

"I'm a big fan of Alan J. Pakula's films like 'All the President's Men', 'The Parallax View,' and 'Klute.' I'm a big fan of those movies." - Simon Baker

"I don't think it's possible to c-call yourself a C-Christian and... and j-just leave out the awkward bits.' -Wilfred Owen" - Pat Barker

"Representative Leo J. Ryan understood the manipulation phenomena people were describing to him and he lost his life in a Guyanese jungle investigating how Jim Jones "bent minds." - Leo Ryan

"Oui, dans mon rêve, j'étais un crayon, mais admittedly, I'd more suitably be characterized as a plump carrot." - Isabel Yosito

"J. Lo, whether she is good or bad, is like a fiery movie star, a throwback to Elizabeth Taylor in her heyday." - Steven Cojocaru



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