Douglas Brinkley Quotes
Animals interest me more than anything else.
When I was 8 years old, I made my own encyclopedia of American biography – Johnny Appleseed, Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, Charles Lindbergh, my pantheon of favorite heroes. Then I would write my own things and sew them together and try to make my own book.
Old, Book, Together
It is a long revisionist road up from the bottom for George W. Bush. He is ranked toward the bottom rung of presidents.
Road, Toward, Bottom
Politicians wanted to mine the Grand Canyon for zinc and copper, and Theodore Roosevelt said, ‘No.’
Said, Mine, Grand
Demeanor-wise, Reagan was a conservative, but a pragmatic conservative, and he found silver linings in things. He liked to be a mediator. He didn’t like to have enemies around him.
Enemy, Found, Liked
John Kerry wants to be the hero in his own drama. He likes King Arthur and the Round Table. He likes the young swashbuckling Churchill, and he loved the early antics of Theodore Roosevelt.
Young, Loved, Hero
I feel like I’m always learning from people.
I have a lot of books I want to write.
I’m not a partisan.
John Kerry can be absolutely ruthless. I would not want to be on his enemies list when he’s ready to go after you.
Enemy, Ready, Absolutely
There is nobody that’s ever going to fill Ted Kennedy’s shoes, and that’s a tall order for somebody in the family to try to live up to.
Family, Somebody, Order
I think there’s a green side to John Kerry, if you like, that he’s an environmental activist. His record on the environment is as best as you have on a pro-environment record of anybody in the U.S. Senate.
Best, Anybody, Side
If you’re a Kennedy and you go to Italy or you go to Argentina, you’re treated as royalty. And in the United States, we’re endlessly fascinated by the family.
Family, United, States
John Kerry doesn’t think in terms of black-and-white. He’s all gray, and he looks at all sides of the issues. That makes people think he likes to be devil’s advocate. Whatever you say, he’ll challenge you on.
Makes, Whatever, Challenge