The actor was in the US capital city in the late 1990s, when he hit it off with the president and decided to hang out for a couple of days.
Quaid explains, "I happened to be there over the weekend for a film screening. HILLARY (CLINTON) wasn't in town, so he asked me to stay the weekend.
"We went out and played golf, hung out upstairs watching basketball.
"He gave me a lot of great advice. He's the smartest guy I've ever met, he truly is, he's very gracious.
"It was a slow news weekend, as well, and I'm like the only guest there. I was able to walk anywhere I wanted!"