1. "The [Gila River area is] so utterly desolate, desert, and Godforsaken, that Kit Carson says a wolf could not make his living upon it. | U.S. Representative THOMAS HART BENTON addressing the house of representatives, June 26, 1854"
- Margot Mifflin, The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman
2. "The overpowering unimportance of this MAKES ME SPEECHLESS. – Speaker of the House of Representatives Thomas Reed"
- Barbara W. Tuchman, The Proud Tower: A Portrait of the World Before the War
3. "Dominic took the bait: If the President breaks the law, then the House of Representatives impeaches him and the Senate convicts him, and he’s out on the street,"
- Tom Clancy, The Teeth of the Tiger
4. "That April, the Senate had adopted the Thirteenth Amendment, declaring an end to slavery, and in January 1865, the House of Representatives followed."
- Howard Zinn, A People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present
6. "by the way, Adams – unlike Madison – actually signed the Bill of Rights. Well, of course James Madison, as a member of the House of Representatives, didn’t sign the Bill of Rights, and John Adams, as president of the Senate, did!"
- Chris Rodda, Liars For Jesus
7. "No pecuniary consideration is more urgent, than the regular redemption and discharge of the public debt: on none can delay be more injurious, or an economy of time more valuable. ~Message to the House of Representatives, 3 December 1793"
- Quote by George Washington
8. "Article. I. Section. 1. All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives."
- Garrett Epps, Wrong and Dangerous: Ten Right Wing Myths about Our Constitution
9. "A less well known impact of immigrant populations is the increase that destination states gain in Congress where apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives is calculated on the basis of a state's entire adult population regardless of legal status. And, because each state's electoral college vote is the sum of the number of its representatives in the House and its two senators, high immigration states play a larger role in presidential elections than they might if only adult citizens and legal aliens were counted in population surveys."
- Edward S. Greenberg, The Struggle for Democracy
10. "Strange as it may seem, within plain sight of this same house, looking down from its commanding height upon it, was the Capitol. The voices of patriotic representatives boasting of freedom and equality, and the rattling of the poor slave's chains, almost commingled. A slave pen within the very shadow of the Capitol!"
- Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave