A. M. Rosenthal Quotes

Abraham Michael "A.M." Rosenthal (May 2, 1922 – May 10, 2006) was a New York Times executive editor (1977–88) and columnist (1987–1999) and New York Daily News columnist (1999–2004). He joined the New York Times in 1943 and remained there for 56 years, to 1999. Rosenthal won a Pulitzer Prize in 1960 for international reporting. As an editor at the newspaper, Rosenthal oversaw the coverage of a number of major news stories including the Vietnam War, the Pentagon Papers, and the Watergate scandal. Together with Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, he was the first westerner to visit a Soviet GULAG camp in 1988. His son, Andrew Rosenthal, was the New York Times editorial page editor from 2007 to 2016

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A. M. Rosenthal


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.

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

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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.

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

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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."

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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.

A. M. Rosenthal


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

A. M. Rosenthal