"I've got God's shoulder to cry on, and I cry a lot," Bush told biographer Robert Draper, referring to war casualties. "I'll bet I've shed more tears than you can count as president."
When it comes to his low popularity ratings, the president said, "That guy who said if you want a friend in Washington get a dog, knew what he was talking about."
[About leaving office] Bush said, “I’ll give some speeches, just to replenish the ol’ coffers.” With assets that have been estimated as high as nearly $21 million, Mr. Bush added, “I don’t know what my dad gets — it’s more than 50-75” thousand dollars a speech, and “Clinton’s making a lot of money.”
"I made a decision to lead," Bush said of pursuing his strategy despite its unpopularity. "It makes people accuse you of unilateral arrogance, and that may be true. But ... is the world better off as a result of your leadership?"
The answer, in a word, is NO!
Quotes from The New York Times.