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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

AUTHOR: Everett McKinley Dirksen (1896–1969)
QUOTATION: We have been through this biennial convulsion four or five different times over the past 10 or 12 years, and now it appears that we are going through this quiet agony all over again.
ATTRIBUTION: Senator EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, remarks in the Senate on a resolution to amend Senate Rule 22 (cloture), January 11, 1967, Congressional Record, vol. 113, p. 182.
SUBJECTS: Congress—Senate