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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1394
AUTHOR: George E. Danielson (1915–)
QUOTATION: [Trying to obtain information from Mr. Mitchell was] Like trying to nail a drop of water to the wall.
ATTRIBUTION: Representative GEORGE E. DANIELSON, remark referring to former Attorney General John N. Mitchell’s testimony during the Watergate hearings held by the House Judiciary Committee, Washington, D.C., July 10, 1974.—The New York Times, July 11, 1974, p. 14.
SUBJECTS: Politicians