David Halberstam

David Halberstam

Biography

Author Profession: US Journalist
Born: April 10, 1934
Died: April 23, 2007
Birth Sign: Aries

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If you're a reporter, the easiest thing in the world is to get a story. The hardest thing is to verify. The old sins were about getting something wrong, that was a cardinal sin. The new sin is to be boring.

Memory is often less about the truth than about what we want it to be.

Nixon, who spent much of his career attacking the press and saying he was a victim of the press, was in fact created by the press, in this case the L.A. Times.

No publisher in America improved a paper so quickly on so grand a scale, took a paper that was marginal in qualities and brought it to excellence as Otis Chandler did.

With the marketing pressures driving the book world today, it's much easier to get the author of a memoir on a television show than a serious novelist.

My mother was against me being an actress - until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra. Angie Dickinson bio

I just thank God that I didn't grow up with so much money or privilege because you had to create ways to make it happen. Kim Basinger today

One of the luckiest things that can happen to you in life is, I think, to have a happy childhood. Agatha Christie

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