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Theodore White Quotes and Sayings

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The flood of money that gushes into politics today
is a pollution of democracy.
- Theodore White

Related topics: Politics

If you make a living, if you earn your own money,
you're free - however free one can be on this planet.
- Theodore White

Power in America today is control of the means of communication.
- Theodore White

With the end of the nominating process,
American politics leaves logic behind.
- Theodore White

 

I class myself as a manual laborer.
- Theodore White

Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence,
with bravery and mercy.
- Theodore White

There are two kinds of editors, those who correct your
copy and those who say it's wonderful.
- Theodore White

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When that book came out, it was like Columbus telling
about America at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella.
- Theodore White

When a reporter sits down at the typewriter,
he's nobody's friend.
- Theodore White

I happen to think that American politics is one of
the noblest arts of mankind;
and I cannot do anything else but write about it.
- Theodore White

He who is created by television can be destroyed by television.
- Theodore White

The best time to listen to a politician is when he's
on a stump on a street corner in the rain late at night when he's exhausted.
Then he doesn't lie.
- Theodore White

There is no excitement anywhere in the world,
short of war, to match the excitement of the American presidential campaign.
- Theodore White

Politics in America is the binding secular religion.
- Theodore White

His passion has aroused the best and the beast in man.
And the beast waited for him in the kitchen.
- Theodore White

I'd get into a room and disappear into the woodwork.
Now the rooms are so crowded with reporters getting
behind-the-scenes stories that nobody can get behind-the-scenes stories.
- Theodore White

Those 40 or 50 national correspondents who had followed
Kennedy since the beginning of his electoral exertions
into the November days had become more than a press corps -
they had become his friends and,
some of them, his most devoted admirers.
- Theodore White

When the bus or the plane rolled or flew through the night,
they sang songs of their own composition about Mr Nixon
and the Republicans in chorus with the Kennedy staff and felt that they,
too, were marching like soldiers of the Lord to the New Frontier.
- Theodore White

Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas,
for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and
they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of
reality as they find it in villages and hills of China
or in ghettos and suburbs of America.
- Theodore White

A liberal is a person who believes that water can be made to run uphill.
A conservative is someone who believes everybody should pay for his water.
I'm somewhere in between: I believe water should be free,
but that water flows downhill.
- Theodore White

We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman
in the midst of this world,
where each person is clinging to his piece of debris?
What's the proper salutation between people
as they pass each other in this flood?
- The Buddha

Nobody's strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.
- Alan Ladd

The truth can not be drowned by any flood of false indictments.
- Slobodan Milosevic

The flood of print has turned reading into a process
of gulping rather than savoring.
- Raymond Chandler

Every single day, the flood of pornographic and sleazy spam grows.
- Ron Wyden

Time in its irresistible and ceaseless flow carries
along on its flood all created things and drowns them
in the depths of obscurity.
- Anna Comnena

The hurricane flooded me out of a lot of memorabilia,
but it can't flood out the memories.
- Tom Dempsey

The Reform Bill has destroyed the ancient conduits and strainers,
and brings Public Opinion to act upon the government with the rapid,
turbulent, and uncertain violence of a flood!
- Robert Peel

I am grateful for - though I can't keep up with -
the flood of articles,
theses, and textbooks that mean to share insight concerning the nature of poetry.
- A. R. Ammons

The only thing that stops God from sending another
flood is that the first one was useless.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Noah came before the flood.
I have come before the fire.
- Joseph Smith, Jr.

We were able to flood the zone immediately.
- Jonathan Klein

The river flows at its own sweet will,
but the flood is bound in the two banks.
If it were not thus bound, its freedom would be wasted.
- Vinoba Bhave

The champagne was flowing like the Potomac in flood.
- Ben Bradlee

We have lived through the flood time of fascism and
of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost
to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation.
- Emily Greene Balch

The earth will end only when God declares it's time to be over.
Man will not destroy this earth.
This earth will not be destroyed by a flood.
- John Shimkus

The mathematician, carried along on his flood of symbols,
dealing apparently with purely formal truths,
may still reach results of endless importance for our
description of the physical universe.
- Karl Pearson

Baseball was socially relevant, and so was my rebellion against it.
- Curt Flood

Second, there are two problems with respect to mobile homes in particular.
One is we obviously don't want to put them in a flood plain,
because if there's another flood, you're going to lose the mobile home.
- Michael Chertoff

If you destroyed the underpinnings of this great American sport,
you are a hated, ugly, detestable person.
- Curt Flood

But I want you to know that what I'm doing here I'm doing as a ballplayer,
a major league ballplayer.
- Curt Flood

The British seizure of Hongkong was an aspect of one
of the most ugly crimes of the British Empire:
the takeover and destruction of India,
and the use of India to flood China with opium.
- Robert Trout

The National Flood Insurance Program is a valuable
tool in addressing the losses incurred throughout this country due to floods.
It assures that businesses and families have access
to affordable flood insurance that would not be available on the open market.
- Gary Miller

You know, you meet some people, and do a lot of interviews,
and you come across a Buck O'Neill and you know you
are going to know him for the rest of your life.
The same thing happened with Curt Flood.
- Ken Burns

And I'd be lying if I told you that as a black man
in baseball I hadn't gone through worse times than my teammates.
- Curt Flood

All the grand work was laid for people who came after me.
The Supreme Court decided not to give it to me,
so they gave it to two white guys.
I think that's what they were waiting for.
- Curt Flood

I lost money, coaching jobs, a shot at the Hall of Fame.
- Curt Flood

Homeowners and business owners across the country agreed to pay premiums,
communities agreed to adopt building codes to mitigate flood dangers,
and the Federal Government agreed to provide insurance
coverage to policyholders after a disaster.
- Bob Ney

A property in the 100-year floodplain has a 96 percent
chance of being flooded in the next hundred years without global warming.
The fact that several years go by without a flood does
not change that probability.
- Earl Blumenauer

At first sight experience seems to bury us under a
flood of external objects,
pressing upon us with a sharp and importunate reality,
calling us out of ourselves in a thousand forms of action.
- Walter Pater

My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows
how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals,
a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage,
then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
- Aeschylus

I'll also say, yes, I think the change in black consciuosness
in recent years has made me more sensitive to injustice
in every area of my life.
- Curt Flood

I was leaving probably one of the greatest organizations
in hte world at that time for what was probably one of the least like,
and, by God, this is America.
- Curt Flood

I'm a human being I'm not a piece of property.
I am not a consignment of goods.
- Curt Flood

The National Flood Insurance Program is a voluntary program.
If a community really feels that the building insurance
requirements are too burdensome,
they don't have to participate.
- Earl Blumenauer

Today more than 20,000 communities participate in the
National Flood Insurance Program.
More than 90 insurance companies sell and service flood service insurance.
There are more than four million policies covering
the total of $800 billion.
- Gary Miller

One of the last episodes was all about a flood.
We were working in the rain till all hours,
and it was muddy and it was cold and it was damp,
and it was hours under the hoses.
That was not pleasant.
That was not pleasant.
- Derek Jacobi

The baseball establishment is permissive about revelry.
- Curt Flood

We have a human rights interest.
Then there is the immigration problem.
The human-rights violations have caused people to take
to boats and flood not only the United States,
but other countries in the region, creating great instability.
- Warren Christopher

We owe it to the flood victims of New Orleans to give
them truthful answers as to why this event took place
and to assure our citizens that tragedies like this will never happen again.
- Charles Rangel

People try to make a Greek tragedy of my life,
and they can't do it.
I'm too happy.
- Curt Flood

Twice I had been stopped by these jobs,
and I thought the role on Dark Shadows would go on
for about three or four weeks.
And then, the phenomenon began, the role caught on,
the mail started to flood in.
- Jonathan Frid

I'd often wondered what would I do if I were ever traded,
because it happened many, many times.
- Curt Flood

Baseball regards us as sheep.
- Curt Flood

If in my youth I had realized that the sustaining splendour
of beauty of with which I was in love would one day
flood back into my heart,
there to ignite a flame that would torture me without end,
how gladly would I have put out the light in my eyes.
- Michelangelo

Whatever I contributed to the unique morale of the
Cardinals was part of this growth,
and so, of course, was my decision to have it out in
public with the owners of organized baseball.
- Curt Flood

The news in Europe, West and East, is still showing America in flames,
flood, etc.
Cities are shown underwater; befuddled American officials
are shown trying to explain why we are winning the war on terrorism.
- Richard Reeves

Customary though it may be to write about that institutionalized
pastime as though it existed apart from the general environment,
my story does not lend itself to such treatment.
- Curt Flood

It was so difficult for the fans to understand my problems with baseball.
- Curt Flood

I was told by the general manager that a white player
had received a higher raise than me.
Because white people required more money to live than black people.
That is why I wasn't going to get a raise.
- Curt Flood


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