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#1. I have to always remember, writing is really hard. - Author: David Remnick
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#2. I'm not sure it is possible to describe just how hard it is to acquire a reputation as a drunk in Russia. - Author: David Remnick
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#3. The Cold War was wildly expensive and consumed the entire globe. - Author: David Remnick
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#4. My time as editor has been overlapped by a crisis - a prolonged, labyrinthine, tragic, seemingly non-ending crisis - that involves the prehistory of 9/11, 9/11, Iraq, Afghanistan, fraught histories between the United States and almost everyone. - Author: David Remnick
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#5. 98% of the people who get the magazine say they read the cartoons first - and the other 2% are lying. - Author: David Remnick
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#6. Most magazines have peak moments. They live on, they do just okay, or they die. 'The New Yorker' has had a very different kind of existence. - Author: David Remnick
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#7. Speaking to the subject is the most overrated thing in journalism, - Author: David Remnick
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#8. Everybody has a cartoon of themselves. Mine is: I write very fast, and I'm ruthlessly efficient with my time. - Author: David Remnick
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#9. To some extent, the mainstream's absence means the Tea Party is the Republican Party. - Author: David Remnick
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#10. Very rarely is there a spike in news-stand sales. - Author: David Remnick
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#11. I actually have great hopes for the future. - Author: David Remnick
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#12. Capitalism in Russia has spawned far more Al Capones than Henry Fords. - Author: David Remnick
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#13. The Communist Party apparatus was the most gigantic mafia the world has ever known. - Author: David Remnick
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#14. I left Gorbachev's office thinking that everything about him was outsized: his achievements, his mistakes, and, now, his vanity and bitterness. - Author: David Remnick
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#15. Nature is cold, wet, hard and unforgiving. - Author: David Remnick
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#16. I think dealing with the U.S. Senate is very different from dealing with the electorate. - Author: David Remnick
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#17. I'm a journalist - I'm not Robert Caro. I have a day job, and a pretty consuming one - a joyfully consuming one. - Author: David Remnick
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#18. Clearly independent journalists - domestic journalists - run a high risk if they dare to take on serious investigative work. - Author: David Remnick
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#19. According to Roy Medvedev, Stalin's victims numbered forty million. Solzhenitsyn says the number is far greater - perhaps sixty million. The debate continues even now. - Author: David Remnick
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#20. Memorial, Elena said, wanted to "give a name" to the victims of the Stalin era; - Author: David Remnick
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#21. She gave Stalin the letter and asked him to deliver it; for a moment, at least, one of the great murderers of the twentieth century played mailman for a young girl in love. - Author: David Remnick
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#22. Russian is such a tough and complex language that I am happy enough to understand everything and read most things pretty well, but, without constant practice, my speech is not what I wish it was, and I would sooner write in crayon than write a letter in Russian. - Author: David Remnick
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#23. I'm a civilian, a citizen. - Author: David Remnick
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#24. Reform is not a period of retreat. - Author: David Remnick
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#25. Journalism, some huge percentage of it, should be devoted to putting pressure on power, on nonsense, on chicanery of all kinds and if that's going to invite a lawsuit, well, bring it on. - Author: David Remnick
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#26. Not all political prisoners are innocents. - Author: David Remnick
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#27. I understand the difference between journalism and scholarship that comes 20 years later. - Author: David Remnick
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#28. 100% of the people who get the magazine say they read the cartoons first - and the other 2% are lying.100 - Author: David Remnick
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#29. If the story is good enough, if it's imaginative enough, if it's moving enough it is going to reach deeper than the level of sheer information and change somebody's life two degrees. That is an enormous achievement. - Author: David Remnick
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#30. You know what writers say about their long books: If I had another year, the book would be half as long. - Author: David Remnick
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#31. A.J. Liebling, one of my heroes, used to say that he could write better than anyone who wrote faster, and faster than anyone who could write better. I'm one nine-hundredth as good as Liebling, but that principle may slightly apply. - Author: David Remnick
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#32. The future is itself a story, and predictions are stories we tell to amaze ourselves, to give hope to the desperate, to jolt the complacent. - Author: David Remnick
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#33. Every good journalist is aware that his trade may one day go the way of phrenology-and, what's more, the population will hardly protest the extinction. - Author: David Remnick
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#34. There is no single field of activity, not a single institution, free of the most brutal sort of corruption. Russia has bred a world-class mafia. - Author: David Remnick
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#35. I'm interested in Russian language, culture, history ... and I lived there, for four years, as a reporter for the Washington Post and have visited many times since. - Author: David Remnick
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#36. I'm not the slowest writer that you know. - Author: David Remnick
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