Bob Woodward Quotes


67 Bob Woodward quotes:



"People like to pigeonhole and say, Well, I'm a Washington insider, and you know, that's quite silly. What does that even mean?"
"When you hear in the tape recordings Nixon's own voice saying, We have to stonewall, We have to lie to the Grand Jury, We have to pay burglars a million dollars, it's all too clear the horror of what went on."
"I think that everyone is kind of confused about the information they get from the media and rightly so. I'm confused about the information I get from the media."
"A reporter's ability to keep the bond of confidentiality often enables him to learn the hidden or secret aspects of government."
"Because of Watergate in part, I am kind of a magnet for calls and information and suggestions."
"Clinton feels a profound alienation from the Washington culture here, and I happen to agree with him."
"Clinton... believes that the Washington Press Corps is so out of touch that it is absolutely inconceivable that reporters would understand the issues that people are really dealing with in their lives."
"Deep Throat did serve the public interest by providing the guidance and information to us."
"Deep Throat was a very unfortunate name given to the source by the managing editor of The Washington Post."
"Deep Throat's information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected."
"Even now there is no evidence that anyone involved in the Nixon operation was going to threaten us."
"I believe there's too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television."
"I believe Watergate shows that the system did work. Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress, and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch."
"I deal with first-hand sources. And give the people, even John Sununu, the opportunity to respond to what I've been told by first-hand sources."
"I don't think it's useful for somebody to argue with reviews."
"I don't think there will ever be a permanent truce, but I believe the media needs to be more careful and be willing to count to 10 before rushing on the air or into print."
"I gave my word that this source would not be identified unless he changed his mind. He has not."
"I give lectures for money, but all the money goes to charity. So, I make no money from it."
"I have found people don't want to be told. That they can figure it out."
"I have gone on the air and announced my telephone number at the Washington Post. I go into the night, talking to people, looking for things. The great dreaded thing every reporter lives with is what you don't know. The source you didn't go to. The phone call you didn't return."



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