I want to die with my blue jeans on.
~ Andy Warhol
I must acknowledge, once and for all, that the purpose of diplomacy is to prolong a crisis.
When a diplomat says "yes" he means "perhaps"; when he says "perhaps" he means "no"; when he says "no" he is no diplomat.
Diplomacy: The business of handling a porcupine without disturbing the quills.
An ambassador is an honest man sent to lie abroad for the commonwealth.
Diplomacy: The art of saying "nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
A diplomat's life is made up of three ingredients: Protocol, Geritol, and alcohol.
Adlai E. Stevenson
A Foreign Secretary is forever poised between the cliche and the indiscretion.
Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains they drown in every drop.
Charles de Gaulle
Diplomat: A person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way.