Peggy Noonan - Quotes

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Part of courage is simple consistency. ---->>>

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.

Candor is a compliment; it implies equality. It's how true friends talk.

Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.

Sincerity and competence is a strong combination. In politics, it is everything.

You don't tell people who disagree with you they'd be better off somewhere else. And you don't reduce them to stereotypes; you address them as fully formed people worthy of respect. You try to persuade them.

You don't tell people who disagree with you they'd be better off somewhere else. And you don't reduce them to stereotypes; you address them as fully formed people worthy of respect. You try to persuade them.

My generation, faced as it grew with a choice between religious belief and existential despair, chose marijuana. Now we are in our Cabernet stage. ---->>>

If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along; do your best and when you have to - and you will - leave, and be something else. ---->>>

Let's cause some senators distress. ---->>>

I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps. ---->>>

The 2008 election settled nothing, not even for a while. Our national politics are reflecting what appears to be going on geologically, on the bottom of the oceans and beneath the crust of the Earth: the tectonic plates are moving. ---->>>

The battle for the mind of Ronald Reagan was like the trench warfare of World War I: never have so many fought so hard for such barren terrain. ---->>>

Abortion is either OK or it's not. ---->>>

I think miracles exist in part as gifts and in part as clues that there is something beyond the flat world we see. ---->>>

Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures; there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen. ---->>>

A great speech is literature. ---->>>

Don't fall in love with politicians, they're all a disappointment. They can't help it, they just are. ---->>>

You don't have to be old in America to say of a world you lived in: That world is gone. ---->>>

Memo to future presidents: Never stake your entire survival on the painful passing of a bad bill. Never take the country down the road to 'Demon Pass.' ---->>>

All great political families have myths: stories they tell themselves about how history happened. ---->>>

I ought to pray as much as God's on my mind, because then I'd pray a lot. All I can tell you is God is real, and so that infuses everything. ---->>>

Speeches are not magic and there is no great speech without great policy. ---->>>

If you commit a big crime then you are crazy, and the more heinous the crime the crazier you must be. Therefore you are not responsible, and nothing is your fault. ---->>>

Presidents have a right to certain prerogatives, including the expectation of a certain deference. He's the president; this is history. But we seem to have come a long way since Ronald Reagan was regularly barked at by Sam Donaldson, almost literally, and the president shrugged it off. ---->>>

Democracy involves that old-fashioned thing called working it out. ---->>>

TV gives everyone an image, but radio gives birth to a million images in a million brains. ---->>>

The president - every president - works for us. We don't work for him. We sometimes lose track of this, or rather get the balance wrong. Respect is due and must be palpable, but now and then you have to press, to either force them to be forthcoming or force them to reveal that they won't be. ---->>>

There is nothing wrong with being a declared liberal or conservative and conducting a sympathetic interview with a political figure who shares your views. ---->>>

What Andrew Cuomo said is, truly, a scandal. It's a scandal if he actually thinks it - that those who hold conservative views on abortion, gun rights and marriage are extreme, anathema and have no place in the state. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 09-07, 1950
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
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Occupation: Writer
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Margaret Ellen "Peggy" Noonan (born September 7, 1950) is an American author of several books on politics, religion, and culture, and a weekly columnist for The Wall Street Journal. She was a primary speech writer and Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and has maintained a conservative leaning in her writings since leaving the Reagan administration (wikipedia)