[referring to President Theodore Roosevelt] Oliver Wendell Holmes: He said, among other things, that he could carve a judge with more backbone out of a banana. Fanny Bowditch Holmes: [outraged] Well, the very idea! Graham, reporter for Boston Transcript:
Is there any statement, Mrs. Holmes, that you would make? Fanny Bowditch Holmes: Yes, Mr. Graham, there is. Oliver Wendell Holmes: Fanny... Fanny Bowditch Holmes: You may say that we adore dear Mr. Roosevelt at all times - Graham, reporter for Boston Transcript: Adore, Mrs. Holmes? Fanny Bowditch Holmes: Yes, Mr. Graham, we adore everything about him... except his taste in bananas.