Did you ever think that making a speech on economics is a lot like pissin’ down your leg? It seems hot to you, but it never does to anyone else.

Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) American politician, educator, US President (1963-69)
Private comment to John Kenneth Galbraith (mid-1960s)

Quoted in Galbraith, Name-Dropping, ch. 11 (1999).

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