Barbara Boxer Quote
First, there are good people out there; they just don't make so much of a racket. Second, if you don't make waves, then the bad guys don't get washed overboard. And third, nobody bothers to bad-mouth you unless they're afraid of you. So think of it as kind of a compliment.
Barbara Boxer, in Blind Trust, a novel, Chronicle Books, San Francisco 2009, p. 30.