Dean Rusk Quotes

Profession: Diplomat
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A good TV writer needs all the same tricks a good novelist has. open_in_new

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The writer's job is to let the books speak for themselves eventually. open_in_new

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I write in an old-school paneled study in the middle of a large farmhouse in rural Iowa. I have pine floors, a big cherry desk, and a small window. The room is cluttered with papers and books and gifts from friends. open_in_new

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In real life, I go to the North Shore with my kids for two weeks each summer, and it's a magical place for us. I feel restored there and connected to the ancient, pre - human world in a way that no place else on Earth does for me. open_in_new

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Music - which I could never listen to while writing before I had children - became essential to my process. open_in_new

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The best way to persuade people is with your ears - by listening to them. open_in_new

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The United States is not just an old cow that gives more milk the more it's kicked in the flanks. open_in_new

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When you solve a problem, you ought to thank God and go on to the next one. open_in_new

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While we are sleeping, two-thirds of the world is plotting to do us in. open_in_new

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Continuity does not rule out fresh approaches to fresh situations. open_in_new

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Physicists and astronomers see their own implications in the world being round, but to me it means that only one-third of the world is asleep at any given time and the other two-thirds is up to something. open_in_new

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One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears by listening to them. open_in_new

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Give a member of Congress a junket and a mimeograph machine and he thinks he is secretary of state. open_in_new

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We were eyeball-to-eyeball and the other fellow just blinked. open_in_new

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The usual cause of evil in the world is that at any given time half the people in the world are awake. open_in_new

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