Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
Morris Sheppard (18751941)
There is as much of a chance of repealing the eighteenth amendment as there is for a humming bird to fly to the planet Mars with the Washington Monument tied to its tail. This country is for temperance and prohibition and it is going to continue to elect members of Congress who believe in that.
Senator MORRIS SHEPPARD, as reported by The Washington Post, September 25, 1930, p. 5.