Bob Woodward Quotes.

11. "The reporter had to set his or her own course, had to push back against editors at times, to roam and be free to explore, to defy the conventional wisdom if necessary. It meant the reporters, whatever they covered, had to find the bookkeepers and the Deep Throats if possible. At the same time, as we had just been reminded, reporters need editors. In the end we are collaborators and they make the final calls."
- Bob Woodward, The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

12. "Today's internet bloggers and television's talking heads don't have that [a partnership]. No safety net. No brakes. No one there to question, doubt or inspire. No editor. [Carl Bernstein's A reporter's assessment]"
- Bob Woodward, The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

13. "Finally, I will forever be grateful to W. Mark Felt. It was a tug-of-war at times, but he came through, providing the kind of guidance, information and understanding that were essential to the Watergate story."
- Bob Woodward, The Secret Man: The Story of Watergate's Deep Throat

16. "For those of you who were critical that nobody paid enough attention to the generals at the beginning of the war, has it occurred to you that you don't want to make that mistake at the end of the war? Secretary Robert Gates"
- Bob Woodward, The War Within: A Secret White House History

17. "When you’re in the White House, Butterfield said, everyone lies. You can sort of get feeling immune."
- Bob Woodward, The Last of the President's Men

18. "Once at Haldeman’s 7:45 a.m. senior staff meeting, Moynihan grew so frustrated at the wandering discussion that he raised his clenched fist, brought it down hard on the table, and shouted, Fuck! There was immediate silence. Butterfield watched everyone turn to Rose Woods, the only woman at the meeting, in horror and embarrassment."
- Bob Woodward, The Last of the President's Men

19. "K [Kissinger] called from New York all disturbed because he felt someone had been getting to the P [President] on Vietnam... Henry's concerned that the P's looking for a way to bug out and he thinks that would be a disaster now."
- Bob Woodward, The Last of the President's Men

20. "Another time Nixon asked Butterfield, Are these goddamn cabinet members that we invite to the various social functions at the White House, do they get around and talk to people? There were usually a handful of cabinet members at state dinners, receptions or the Sunday worship service. That should be one of their duties, Nixon said. Honestly, Mr. President, Butterfield replied, no, they don’t get around that much and I don’t think they see making conversation with other guests is one of their duties. Well, Nixon said, who does? Who’s the best? Oh, clearly the best is George Bush . . . I’ve heard him many times and I’ve watched him. ‘Hi, I’m George Bush, our United Nations representative.’ And he would chat with people. Oh, yeah, Bush. He would be good at that. Nixon then went into a thoughtful repose and added, God knows I could never do that."
- Bob Woodward, The Last of the President's Men

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