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: [beginning to cry
] I think we've lost him, Louis! Louis Howe
: He's down there to be alone. Let's give him what he wants. Meantime we'll change our focus. Eleanor Roosevelt
: To what? Louis Howe
: To you.
: [Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor are headed toward the pool in Warm Springs
] Tell me again why we came here? Franklin Delano Roosevelt
: [somewhat impatiently
] For the waters. Are you coming?
: [FDR is supposed to make a speech
] What's the matter? Franklin Delano Roosevelt
: What if I fall? Louis Howe
: If you fall, you just get up again. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
: If I fall in front of thousands of people, I'll lose everything - except their pity. They'll never see past my legs. Eleanor Roosevelt
: My darling, they'll never see past your legs - until you do.
: [a medical convention is to be held in Atlanta
] I'm suggesting we crash the party.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
: Don't talk to me as if I were a child! Eleanor Roosevelt
: How am I supposed to talk to you? Franklin Delano Roosevelt
: Like I *was*! Eleanor Roosevelt
: I don't know how to, any more.
] 1920's Reporter
: Mrs. Roosevelt, do you think that polio has affected your husband's mind? Eleanor Roosevelt
: [with a huge smile on her face
] Yes, I do! I certainly do!
Sara Delano Roosevelt
: He wishes to use up his entire fortune to buy up that leper colony!
: I have this naive view that you should pursue principles without calculating the consequences. Louis Howe
: You're no politician.
: You don't have to remember a thing. You just read it! Eleanor Roosevelt
: I don't like *reading* a speech. Louis Howe
: Did you think the Gettysburg Address was ad-libbed?
: Franklin, may I say a word? Franklin Delano Roosevelt
: Certainly, if you're going to agree with me. Eleanor Roosevelt
: Then I have nothing to say. Franklin Delano Roosevelt
: That is hardly a sign of wifely devotion.
Sara Delano Roosevelt
: [upon hearing Eleanor was out giving a speech
] You know my feelings about politics generally. It's a tawdry business for a man. And I believe shocking for a woman.
: Harry, the President is dead. Harry S. Truman
: Mrs. Roosevelt, is there anything I can do for you? Eleanor Roosevelt
: Oh! Is there anything *we* can do for *you*? You are the one in trouble now.
: Don't ever give your word until you check with the weatherman.