After Ann Godoff, who was editor-in-chief at Random House, left and went to Viking, I got to know Viking and the people there, and liked them very much. I also found a wonderful editor there, Wendy Wolf. It’s a very congenial press.
He who knows how to be poor knows everything.
The Psalms, the anthology of the hymns of Israel, are still used by Christians.
So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it.
As for Vietnam, what matters is that Kennedy successfully resisted pressure to send anything more than military advisers, a stance that was a likely prelude to complete withdrawal from the conflict. There is solid evidence of his eagerness to end America’s military role in that country’s civil war.
Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.
Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time.
There are three terrible ages of childhood – 1 to 10, 10 to 20, and 20 to 30.
Presidential aspirants reach for the highest office to satisfy some yearning for greatness or even immortality.
We know something of the history of the spread of Christianity, but much passed from recorded memory and much was transmitted by tradition whose accuracy has been repeatedly questioned.