Aunt Jessie Hatcher: "The night that Lyndon came, why, we had the biggest storm we ever had, and couldn't get a doctor. And that was the beginning."
"The only thing the guy has that gives him immortality other than his beliefs - he may be an atheist - is his citizenship as an American................They take your name away in the end. But,' he said, 'For them to attack this country is to attack the immortality of most of the bastards who make up this country.'" "But I have never known him to pick on a small person in a small situation. At least he chose his adversaries of equivalent size and I think that's a pretty good epitaph for him."
That was mid-December, and before January was over he was dead. But as Lady Bird said, he was right to have gone. He belonged there that day. He did know what he was spending, and afterwards, if you could have asked, you knew he would have said that he had no regrets.