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A funny thing happened on the way to the election - I got to the Senate first.
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A lot of people criticize the primaries, but I think they are absolutely essential to the education of the President of the United States.
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America Held Hostage won 24 Emmys for ABC News, but someone forgot to include my name on the list of people responsible for the show.
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American people simply will not countenance being lied to by their own President.
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As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family, my first loyalty was to Jackie.
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As soon as I landed at Kennedy Airport, I was confronted by journalists and told that they had heard I was negotiating with the Vietnamese.
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Believe me, as one who has seen a number of international crises firsthand, they cannot be handled without an understanding of history.
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Castro kept saying he had great admiration for Kennedy.
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Castro said he understood why the United States had had to impose sanctions on Cuba after the Bay of Pigs.
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Despite the horror of the two Kennedy deaths, I began to become somewhat optimistic about my native land, because the tough part was over.
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Despite the hostility of the Cold War, there had been some strong friendships created between Americans and Russians.
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Early in 1991, I was seized by a sudden mad desire to run for President of the United States.
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He's the president of the United States. He's got to work 14 to 16 hours a day, run foreign and domestic policy. If he's got time for mistresses after all that, what the hell difference does it make?
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I am not very introspective.
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I am now living very happily with my fourth wife, Nicole. She changed it to Poppy.
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I am the first of four sons born to an American Jewish father and a French Catholic mother.
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I do not wear my emotions on my sleeve. I was once described by my own son Stephen as an emotional ostrich.
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I found it disconcerting to see how rapidly the power of American political leaders was crumbling away.
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I get the impression that nowadays the news and city rooms of big metropolitan dailies are hotbeds of competition.
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I got so good at poker that I eventually saved over $10,000, part of which I used to buy my first car.
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I had been in so many towns and cities in America with John Kennedy, but I was not with him in Dallas, Texas, on November 21, 1963.
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I had my first and only date in high school on the very last day, for the senior graduation dance.
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I had total access to the President. I simply walked into the office of Evelyn Lincoln, his personal secretary, and if Kennedy wasn't busy, I could just go right in.
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I happily embraced the French mentality.
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I have enjoyed a life that has been filled to the brim with music, poetry, Bordeaux wine, cigars, amour, chess, children, and work worth doing.
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I learned that a uniform did, as rumored, attract women.
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I learned that in addition to enjoying words for the way they could evoke emotion, I also loved them for their usefulness in conveying information.
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I lost two of the greatest men I've ever known to assassination - and a son to suicide.
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I may be plucky, but I am not stupid.
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I soon discovered that sailors loved to jump off the train and get a drink on short stops.
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I turned 17 on June 14, 1942, and enlisted in the navy that same day.
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I was a child prodigy on the piano. As a result, my early life was rather unusual.
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I was a nerd. I had no friends my own age, and I had rarely swung a bat or hit a ball.
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I was as anxious to go to war as anyone else, and maybe even more so.
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I was becoming increasingly anxious to leave the White House. I saw the ghost of John F. Kennedy wherever I turned.
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I was discharged from the navy a far more open and confident young man that I had been four years earlier.
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I was one of the first people to learn that Jackie was going to marry Aristotle Onassis.
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I was ready, willing, and able to fight for my country, but I must confess I didn't expect to do so in North Dakota, where the navy sent me.
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I've had at least my share of tragedy, but I have had far more than my share of happiness.
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In 1960, when John Kennedy ran for office, people were not interested in his private life.
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In addition to reporting on Austrian foods and wines, I also did a piece on a club in the mountains where all the members, men and women alike, swam naked together.
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In Paris I was recognized in the street far more often than I was in the United States.
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It is time for the people in the White House to understand the Washington mentality.
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It started out like we were going to win by a landslide. The computer said we were. Then everything started to go bad all over the place. By midnight, it was a real dog race.
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It was not paranoia to fear for the safety of Caroline and John.
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Jackie Kennedy was magnificent in the days and weeks immediately following her husband's assassination. She was especially wonderful to me.
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Kennedy and Clinton inherited different Americas. There is not much to be gained from comparing the two administrations on an evaluative basis.
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Most of my writing had been poetry.
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My decision to leave ABC was based on frustration, not anger.
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My entire film experience consisted of one attempt to produce a movie version of an opera and one acting job in a film.
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My first three wives all had affairs with other gentlemen. It made it easier for me to have mistresses.
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My work gives me the opportunity to travel around the world and try to convince corporations and countries to take a serious look at how this new world disorder can affect them.
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Never having been in Baghdad before, I was struck by the overpowering heat and by the city's calm.
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News of Watergate had broken just before McGovern's nomination. I got specifics as to the names of those who had planned the operation, including John Mitchell.
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On January 20, 1981, within minutes of the inauguration of Ronald Reagan, the hostages were released.
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On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover, an obvious sign he also had some himself.
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Onassis was a man who loved to walk, to walk and talk, and he was the kind of man who doesn't go to sleep at night-he talks and talks.
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One of the problems with a candidate like Bob Kennedy, and his brother before him, was that people assumed they didn't need contributions.
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Perhaps those people were right years ago when they nicknamed me Lucky Pierre.
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President Kennedy was a voracious reader and was forever coming up with fascinating bits of information.
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Roone Arledge wanted me to go to Iraq because he felt our contacts there weren't what they should be.
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Thanks to my career in government, I became a global person.
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The Cuban missile crisis was the scariest time in recent history... there was a very real threat of nuclear warfare.
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The day I became press secretary to the President of the United States, I was in an entirely different world from the one I'd been in the day before.
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The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon marked a great turning point in American life.
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The Europeans definitely did not like the American electoral system.
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The French were mystified about the Watergate scandal.
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The Gulf War is responsible for the huge and horrifying rise in Islamic terrorism.
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The problem is, if I am talking on the record, it produces a news story.
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The things that stand out are often the oddities.
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There have not been children of comparable youth in the White House since the Kennedy era.
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To outlive one's child is a terrible thing, but to do so because your child has taken his or her life is horrible.
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Top ABC people in Washington, such as Ted Koppel and Sam Donaldson, strongly supported the idea that I take over the Washington bureau.
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We would be the last returning American servicemen to be treated as heroes.
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What was my responsibility for my son's death, if any? Trying to answer that has been and remains a question for the rest of my life.
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When Marshal Tito died in Yugoslavia, I knew the nation was going to fall apart, and it did. But the war in the former Yugoslavia could have been averted if the West had known and remembered its history.
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While campaigning for U.S. Senator from California in 1964, I made love practically every night with the wife of a famous actor.
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Whole generations have forgotten history.
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