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.

The success of our operas rests most of the time in the hands of the conductor. This person is as necessary as a tenor or a prima donna. Giuseppe Verdi

I never understood a word John Cassavetes said. And I think he did that deliberately. Peter Falk bio

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

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