If you don't have a sensation of apprehension when you set out to find a story and a swagger when you sit down to write it, you are in the wrong business.

— A. M. Rosenthal

The most memorable A. M. Rosenthal quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening

Silence is a lie. Silence has a loud voice. It shouts, "Nothing important is happening - don't worry." So when something important IS going on, silence is a lie."


But it became clear as time went on that in Mr.

Bush's mind the New World Order was founded on a convergence of goals and interests between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, so strong and permanent that they would work as a team through the U.N. Security Council.


Be fanatics. When it comes to being and doing and dreaming the best, be maniacs.


When something important is going on, silence is a lie.


OK, the rule is, you can [make love to] an elephant if you want to, but if you do you can't cover the circus.


The very best kind of Saddam Hussein is the very dead kind.