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" It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic. "
" People seem to enjoy things more when they know a lot of other people have been left out of the pleasure. "
" A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday. "
" Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it. "
" Journalism was being whittled away by a Wall Street theory that profits can be maximized by minimizing the product. "
" Letter writing was clearly important to Reagan. Even as president he kept dashing off letters to friends, pen pals, media people, statesmen, critics, and the kind of people who write to presidents never expecting a reply. "
" The American press has the blues. Too many authorities have assured it that its days are numbered, too many good newspapers are in ruins. "
" It was Queen Elizabeth who made me a foreign correspondent. "
" Journalism talk is part of the nonstop background noise of American life. "
" The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer, and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work, and that writing didn't require any. "
" Those who remember Washington's cold war culture in the 1980s will recall the shocked reactions to Reagan's intervention. People interested in foreign policy were astonished when in 1985 he met alone at Geneva - alone, not a single strategic thinker at his elbow! - with the Soviet Communist master Gorbachev. "
" Newspaper people, once celebrated as founts of ribald humor and uncouth fun, have of late lost all their gaiety, and small wonder. "
" There is a growing literature about the multitude of journalism's problems, but most of it is concerned with the editorial side of the business, possibly because most people competent to write about journalism are not comfortable writing about finance. "
" What the New Yorker calls home would seem like a couple of closets to most Americans, yet he manages not only to live there but also to grow trees and cockroaches right on the premises. "
" A day spent praising the earth and lamenting man's pollutionist history makes you feel like a superior, sensitive soul. "
" It's good for the soul to hear yourself as others hear you, and next time maybe, just maybe, you will not talk so much, so loudly, so brilliantly, so charmingly, so utterly shamelessly foolishly. "
" The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately defeat him. "
" In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses. "
" Kingsley Amis was one of a trio of brilliant comic novelists who made English literature sparkle in the twentieth century. "
" In an age when the fashion is to be in love with yourself, confessing to be in love with somebody else is an admission of unfaithfulness to one's beloved. "
" An educated person is one who has learned that information almost always turns out to be at best incomplete and very often false, misleading, fictitious, mendacious - just dead wrong. "
" It was clear soon after his election that Obama, like FDR, wanted to start dealing with the economic crisis immediately after his inauguration. "
" A man writing a letter is a man in the act of thinking, and it was an exercise Reagan obviously enjoyed. After his first meeting with Gorbachev, for example, he sent a 'Dear Murph' letter about it to his old friend George Murphy, a former senator and actor who had once played Reagan's father in a film. "
" Gerald Boyd was a classic specimen of the self-made man. Born poor, he worked and studied his way up out of poverty under the guidance of his widowed grandmother. "
" When sudden death takes a president, opportunities for new beginnings flourish among the ambitious and the tensions among such people can be dramatic, as they were when President Kennedy was killed. "
" Except for politics, no business is scrutinized more exhaustively than journalism. "
" It's always seemed odd to me that after a group of terrorists commits a vile and odious deed they rush messages to the public to claim credit for it. "
" When it comes to cars, only two varieties of people are possible - cowards and fools. "
" Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it. "
" Americans like fat books and thin women. "
" Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things. "