Great Quotes: ‘All the King’s Men’

‘Yeah, I’m Governor, Jack, and the trouble with Governors is they think they got to keep their dignity. But listen here, there ain’t anything worth doing a man can do and keep his dignity. Can you figure out a single thing you really please-God like to do you can do and keep your dignity? The human frame just ain’t built that way. Did you ever hear of anybody having any fun standing straight-up and wearing a tail-coat and a boiled shirt and a top hat and a gardenia and all his buttons buttoned up to keep from spilling his dignity?’

– Robert Penn Warren, All the King’s Men


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