Richard Helms quotes

  • A zen couch potato is a person who contemplates the nature of televised existence.
    -- Richard Helms

    #Witty #Reality #Potatoes

  • As soon as I finished the first book, I wrote a second, which I hope to sell this year, and I have just about finished the third book in the series. Two more are already outlined. I'm in this for the long haul.
    -- Richard Helms

    #Book #Years #Two

  • I had seen so many injustices done in the court by well-meaning people. I had lost fourteen clients to gang violence in only seven years. I was angry at a system I thought had failed my clients, and I was part of it.
    -- Richard Helms

    #Years #People #Done

  • The real problem is arranging that experience in a way that tells a story, which is just incredible enough to be interesting, but credible enough to be believed.
    -- Richard Helms

    #Real #Interesting #Stories

  • The nation must to a degree take it on faith that we, too, are honorable men devoted to her service.
    -- Richard Helms

    #Men #Honorable Man #Degrees

  • This also turned out to be negative, so there is no material in the Central Intelligence Agency, either in the records or in the mind of any of the individuals, that there was any contact had or even contemplated with him.
    -- Richard Helms

    #Agency #Mind #Negative

  • Yes; we have a specific procedure which we follow in all cases where the Agency is in contact, for the purposes of acquiring intelligence or whatever the case may be, with an individual.
    -- Richard Helms

    #Agency #Purpose #May

  • If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?

  • Vote early and vote often.

  • We fall in love because we long to escape from ourselves with someone as beautiful, intelligent, and witty as we are ugly, stupid, and dull. But what if such a perfect being should one day turn around and decide they will love us back? We can only be somewhat shocked-how can they be as wonderful as we had hoped when they have the bad taste to approve of someone like us?

  • Banks have a new image. Now you have 'a friend,' your friendly banker. If the banks are so friendly, how come they chain down the pens?

  • We are apt to say that a foreign policy is successful only when the country, or at any rate the governing class, is united behind it. In reality, every line of policy is repudiated by a section, often by an influential section, of the country concerned. A foreign minister who waited until everyone agreed with him would have no foreign policy at all.

  • We hope we're better. The reality is we had a pretty darn good team last year. But you can't just throw your gloves out there and be good again. We want to take that next step as a team.

  • Action is the only reality; not only reality, but morality as well.

  • I try to eat a lot of baked foods, fish, chicken, potatoes, stuff like that. Grab me a Muscle Milk. That helps.

  • Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes and prism, are all very good words for the lips.

  • Birth is beastly - and death - and digestion, if it comes to that. Sometimes when I think of what's happening inside me to a beautiful suprème de sole, with the caviare in boats, and the croûtons and the jolly little twists of potato and all the gadgets - I could cry. But there it is, don't you know.

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