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All Quotes by author - Graydon Carter
" After the collapse of Wall Street in the 1920s, the culture stopped being all about money, and the country survived and ultimately flourished. "
" Americans who grew up in the 1930s or 1940s still have some fleeting memory of what the country was like before it became the steroidal superpower it is today. "
" Arrogance, ignorance, and incompetence. Not a pretty cocktail of personality traits in the best of situations. No sirree. Not a pretty cocktail in an office-mate and not a pretty cocktail in a head of state. In fact, in a leader, it's a lethal cocktail. "
" As a father of five, I sometimes feel I've spent a lifetime watching Disney musicals. "
" As any editor will tell you, startling newsroom revelations are generally met with queries about where the information came from and how the reporter got it. Seriously startling revelations are followed by the vetting of libel lawyers. "
" As any journalist will tell you, there are few professional situations as vexing as when a friend becomes involved in a major story that you feel you must cover. "
" As someone who came to New York in the 1970s, I was, like so many of my friends, a certified member of what we now call the 99 percent - and I was a lot closer to the bottom than to the top of that 99 percent. At some point during the intervening years, I moved into the 1 percent. "
" As you get older and fatter, good clothes can hide a lot. "
" A workday lunch that lasts as long as a transcontinental flight is an impossibility for all but the most pliant and footloose of food tourists. To get in the game, you need a thick wallet, an adventurous palate, and a whole lot of time. "
" Branding experts believe that just because they have rethought a company's image or name, the rest of us will automatically fall in line. "
" Christopher Hitchens was a wit, a charmer, and a troublemaker, and to those who knew him well, he was a gift from - dare I say it - God. "
" Cod is more responsible for the discovery of the New World than almost anything else. Drove the Vikings across the North Atlantic, and John Cabot discovered America by looking for cod. "
" Conservatives define themselves more by their hatred of liberals than anything else, and, conversely, liberals by their distaste for conservatives. "
" Every man in the back of their minds would like to own a bar or a racehorse. "
" Every minute you invest in kids you get back four times over. "
" Everything I love about America is fragile. "
" Fashion is a dangerous road to go down. Anybody who is going to have children later in life had best not be too fashionable because the photos will come back to haunt them. "
" Financial institutions like to call what they do trading. Let's be honest. It's not trading; it's betting. "
" Former vice president Al Gore has devoted his post-administration years to a mission to tell the world about global warming. It's funny, but in his civilian life Gore has discovered the voice that voters had trouble hearing when he ran for president in 2000. The voice he has found is clear, impassioned, and moving. "
" 'Green' does not have to mean the sort of hair-shirt, wood-burning-stove sensibility of the '70s. Green can and should be sleek and modern. "
" Hatred for Obama... has more to do with race than anything else. "
" History is nothing if not an epic tale of missed opportunities. "
" I actually don't know how magazines are produced, I'll be honest with you. I have no idea. "
" I always thought eating what you wanted was one of those aspects of adulthood to be looked forward to when you were a child. "
" I did a bunch of blue-collar jobs, because I knew I'd wind up with a white-collar job at some point, and I wanted to, I don't know, I just wanted to taste life. I dug graves for a while, I worked as a stock boy in a big department store, I worked in a bank. "
" I don't do any research. It's all about gut. Editing - it's always about gut. "
" I don't think you can be a credible, modern candidate for president without making the environment a major part of your platform. "
" I have always thought you could take the measure of a man by his sports manners - that is to say, the way in which he conducts himself on the playing field, or even over a game of chess or cards. "
Measure Of A Man
" I might wear a dinner jacket once a year to our Oscar party - that's a big thing - but I don't go to parties. I'm social but I'm not a socialite person. "
" I'm losing my hair. I'm overweight. It's not like that's at the top of the list when women go looking for a man. It's like - complete collapse, every year. "
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