Murray Kempton - Quotes

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The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often best understood by men incapable of it.

The beauty of a strong, lasting commitment is often best understood by men incapable of it.

No great scoundrel is ever uninteresting. ---->>>

A man can look upon his life and accept it as good or evil; it is far, far harder for him to confess that it has been unimportant in the sum of things. ---->>>

A political convention is not a place where you can come away with any trace of faith in human nature. ---->>>

It is function of government to invent philosophies to explain the demands of its own convenience. ---->>>

A neighborhood is where, when you go out of it, you get beat up. ---->>>

The faces in New York remind me of people who played a game and lost. ---->>>

To say that an idea is fashionable is to say, I think, that is has been adulterated to a point where it is hardly an idea at all. ---->>>

We are a government of laws. Any laws some government hack can find to louse up a man who's down. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 12-16, 1917
Birthplace:
Die: 05-05, 1997
Occupation: Journalist
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James Murray Kempton (December 16, 1917 – May 5, 1997) was an American journalist and social and political commentator. He won a National Book Award in 1974 (category, "Contemporary Affairs") for The Briar Patch: The People of the State of New York versus Lumumba Shakur, et al. Reprinted, 1997, with new subtitle The Trial of the Panther 21 (wikipedia)