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You know, my first three or four drafts, you can see, are on legal pads in long hand. And then I go to a typewriter,…
Whenever I go to work I wear a jacket and a tie, because I’m inherently quite lazy, and my books take so long to do,…
The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder and beauty that it brought previous…
Robert Moses wasn’t elected to anything. We’re taught that in a democracy power comes from being elected. He had more power than anyone, and he…
Now, for this book I had to learn the world of the Senate, which is really for all that’s written about the Senate, an unknowing…
Most Sundays, with the exception of football Sundays, I work, because I don’t take days off as long as I’m working on something that’s supposed…
Long Island is shaped the way it is largely because of Robert Moses. Long Island is a perfect example of how political power shapes people’s…
It’s very easy to fool yourself that you’re working, you know, when you’re really not working very hard. I mean, I’m very lazy. So for…
If you really want to show power in its larger aspects, you need to show the effects on the powerless, for good or ill –…
If it’s coming near the end of a chapter and I’m really getting into it, I tend to get up earlier and earlier, just because…
I sometimes feel that if your book sells more than 20 years, then there’s something in it that you can say, gee, I did something…
I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man. I always wanted to use the life of a man…
I like new ballets because they’re totally new. As you get older, new experiences are harder and harder to come by, so it’s pretty great…
I don’t think of my books as being biographies. I never had any interest in doing a book just to write the life of a…
I am trying to make clear through my writing something which I believe: that biography- history in general- can be literature in the deepest and…
Everything seems to be going faster and faster. It’s really harder to create something that endures. The New York City Ballet has succeeded in doing…
I used to work very long hours. Then I started to realize that the stuff that I was writing in the late afternoons, I was…
You know, we’re taught that in a democracy power comes from being elected.
When you have enough power to do what you always wanted to do, then you see what the guy always wanted to do.
What would be the good of rushing? You want these books to last.
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