Sydney: How can you keep quiet? How do you have patience for people who claim they love America but clearly can’t stand Americans?

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Gill: I’m saying these women want that law enforced.
Sheperd: Well, it’s a world gone mad, Gill.

Lucy: Do you see it as part of your job to torture me?
Sheperd: No, it’s just one of the perks. See you tonight.

Rumson: Mr. Shepherd’s read a lot of books, but you didn’t need a Harvard degree to see this comin’ a mile down the road.
Sheperd: I went to Stanford, you blowhole.

Kodak: Well, I could explain it better, but I’d need charts and graphs and an easel.

Sydney: Forgive me, this is my first time at the White House. I’m trying to savor the Capra-esque quality.
Susan: He doesn’t know what Capra-esque means.
Guard: Yeah, I do. Frank Capra, great American director — It’s a Wonderful Life, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. Sydney Ellen Wade of Virginia. Knock ’em dead.