Peggy Noonan Quotes

17 Peggy Noonan quotes:

"Read good, big important things."
"George W. Bush is a big spender. He has never vetoed a spending Bill. When Congress serves up a big slab of fat, crackling pork, Mr Bush responds with one big question: Got any barbecue sauce?"
Author: Noonan Quotes Category: Congress Quotes
"If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault."
"I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps."
"If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along; do your best and when you have to - and you will - leave, and be something else."
"Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk."
"TV gives everyone an image, but radio gives birth to a million images in a million brains."
"Let's cause some senators distress."
Author: Noonan Quotes Category: American Writer Quotes Senators Quotes
"Don't fall in love with politicians, they're all a disappointment. They can't help it, they just are."
"Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy."
"You don't have to be old in America to say of a world you lived in: That world is gone."
"I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see."
"Part of courage is simple consistency."
"A great speech is literature."
"Wit penetrates; humor envelops. Wit is a function of verbal intelligence; humor is imagination operating on good nature."
Author: Noonan Quotes Category: Humorous Quotes
"Most people aren't appreciated enough, and the bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves. No one throws ticker tape on the man who chose to be faithful to his wife, on the lawyer who didn't take the drug money, or the daughter who held her tongue again and again. All this anonymous heroism."
"Great speeches have always had great soundbites. The problem now is that the young technicians who put together speeches are paying attention only to the soundbite, not to the text as a whole, not realizing that all great soundbites happen by accident, which is to say, all great soundbites are yielded up inevitably, as part of the natural expression of the text. They are part of the tapestry, they aren't a little flower somebody sewed on."
Author: Noonan Quotes Category: Quotes Quotes

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