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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1972
AUTHOR: John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917–63)
QUOTATION: Somebody once said that Washington was a city of Northern charm and Southern efficiency.
ATTRIBUTION: President JOHN F. KENNEDY, remarks to the trustees and advisory committee of the national cultural center, November 14, 1961.—Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy, 1961, p. 719.
SUBJECTS: Washington, D.C.