22 Total Quotes

Douglas Brinkley Quotes

I think President Bush had a very hard 2005. But he turned a corner on December 15, I believe, in Iraq with the elections there. And he seems to have kind of picked up an offensive spirit again.
Douglas Brinkley
#Believe

Hurricane Katrina is without question the worst natural disaster in American history,
Douglas Brinkley
#Disaster

The Boys of Pointe du Hoc: Ronald Reagan , D-Day, and the U.S. Army 2nd Ranger Battalion.
Douglas Brinkley
#Army

I witnessed him rescuing up to 40 people, ... He was up to his waist in toxic muck.... I'm not going to comment on Sean's trips to Iraq or Iran, but in this case, he was an American hero.
Douglas Brinkley
#People

I witnessed him rescuing up to 40 people. He was up to his waist in toxic muck.
Douglas Brinkley
#People

(It) was overloaded with people.
Douglas Brinkley
#People

It's too little too late. He's still going to get the blame.
Douglas Brinkley
#Blame

My wife and kids were born in New Orleans,
Douglas Brinkley
#Kids

With Nixon, you see the right way to do it and the wrong way to do it.
Douglas Brinkley
#Nixon

You live your life as a biography and you have chapters and how you handle yourself in time of adversity and crises defines you.
Douglas Brinkley
#Adversity

[In his 2000 biography] Rosa Parks, ... Her name is a code word against totalitarian governments. There are really three names that have really resonated in the shanty towns of Third World countries around the world. They are Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Bob Marley. They are more loved by poor people than any other historical figures in recent memory.
Douglas Brinkley
#Biography

[Brinkley recalled Parks' visit with former South African president Nelson Mandela back in 1990; Mandela was overcome with emotion during the meeting.] Tears filled his eyes as he walked up to the small, old woman with her hair in two silver braids crossed atop her head, ... And, in a low, melodious tone, Mandela began to chant 'Rosa, Rosa Parks. Rosa Parks.'
Douglas Brinkley
#Emotions

Thus did nature triumph over man's attempt to conquer it. Nature always wins.
Douglas Brinkley
#Nature

I think President Bush had a very hard 2005 with his failed efforts on Social Security and the problems he had with (Hurricane) Katrina, the continuing beleaguered nature of the war in Iraq. I could go on. But he turned a corner on Dec. 15, I believe, in Iraq with the elections there. And he seems to have kind of picked up an offensive spirit again.
Douglas Brinkley
#Problems

Biography tends to tilt history, because every person you are writing about becomes larger than life.
Douglas Brinkley
#Biography

Why are you screwing around with those people? Do a book on presidents. People don't care about secretaries of state. People care about presidents.
Douglas Brinkley
#People

Overcoming an illness can be a badge of honor.
Douglas Brinkley
#Honor

If you're candid and just talk straight to people about the difficulties you're going through, people will understand. You'd be amazed how many people are experiencing similar situations.
Douglas Brinkley
#People

[However, according to an eyewitness, Penn continued his efforts and went on to rescue numerous people in need.] I witnessed him rescuing up to 40 people, ... He was up to his waist in toxic muck.
Douglas Brinkley
#People

No More Games. No More bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun,
Douglas Brinkley
#Bombs

Depressed and in physical pain from hip-replacement surgery, he started talking openly about suicide, polishing his .45-calibre pistol, his weapon of choice.
Douglas Brinkley
#Pain

I witnessed him rescuing up to 40 people. He was up to his waist in toxic muck...I'm not going to comment on Sean's trips to Iraq or Iran , but in this case, he was an American hero.
Douglas Brinkley
#People