Writing is not the easiest way to make a living. Your work long hours, usually all by yourself. It is not a way to make money.
Spending a weekend with Hitler would have been boring in the extreme, although you would have had a greater certainty in coming back alive.
After ‘Lindbergh,’ my publisher asked whom I wanted to write about next. I said, ‘There’s one idea I’ve been carrying in my hip pocket for 35 years. It’s Woodrow Wilson.’
Inquiry is fatal to certainty.
I expect the worst both from reviewers and sales and then, with any luck, I may be proved wrong.
My early and invincible love of reading I would not exchange for all the riches of India.
Young men have a passion for regarding their elders as senile.
It is evident that in the period designated as that of the kings, when Rome commenced her career of conquest, she was, for that time and country, a great and wealthy city.
When I read that the British army had landed thirty-two thousand troops – and I had realized, not very long before, that Philadelphia only had thirty thousand people in it – it practically lifted me out of my chair.
To be able to fill leisure intelligently is the last product of civilization.