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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1281
AUTHOR: James William Fulbright (1905–95)
QUOTATION: It is amazing how soon one becomes accustomed to the sound of one’s voice, when forced to repeat a speech five or six times a day. As election day approaches, the size of the crowds grows; they are more responsive and more interested; and one derives a certain exhilaration from that which, only a few weeks before, was intensely painful. This is one possible explanation of unlimited debate in the Senate.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT, “The Legislator,” lecture delivered at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, in 1946.—The Works of the Mind, ed. for the University’s Committee on Social Thought by Robert B. Heywood, p. 123 (1947).