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    There are people who take rumors and embellish them in a way that can be devastating. And this pollution has to be eradicated by people in our business as best we can.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: people  business 
     
    I don't think voters give a hoot about the character of their political advisors, except to the extent that character reflects on the candidates.
    — Bob Woodward
    I gave my word that this source would not be identified unless he changed his mind. He has not.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: mind 
     
    Nixon's attempts to order subversion of various departments was bound to come out in some form.
    — Bob Woodward
    The cloud of doubt that surrounds political figures tends to remain and never dissipate or be clarified.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: doubt  political 
     
    I recently read some of the transcripts of Nixon's Watergate tapes, and they spent hours trying to figure out who was leaking and providing information to Carl and myself.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: read 
     
    Rawhide Down is full of spectacular, original reporting.
    — Bob Woodward
    I don't think there will ever be a permanent truce, but I believe the media needs to be more careful and be willing to count to 10 before rushing on the air or into print.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: believe  media 
     
    I always am very aggressive and putting out much more than people would like, but that's the business I'm in.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: people  business 
     
    I have found people don't want to be told. That they can figure it out.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: people 
     
    People like to pigeonhole and say, Well, I'm a Washington insider, and you know, that's quite silly. What does that even mean?
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: people 
     
    Reporters may believe they control the story, but the story always controls the reporters.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: believe  control  stories 
     
    A reporter's ability to keep the bond of confidentiality often enables him to learn the hidden or secret aspects of government.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: secret  government  learn 
     
    Good work is always done in defiance of management.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: work  management 
     
    I think journalism gets measured by the quality of information it presents, not the drama or the pyrotechnics associated with us.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: present  drama  quality 
     
    We're not going to have another Watergate in our lifetime. I'm sure.
    — Bob Woodward
    If information is true, if it can be verified, and if it's really important, the newspaper needs to be willing to take the risk associated with using unidentified sources.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: true  risk 
     
    When you practice reporting for as long as I have, you keep yourself at a distance from True Believers. Either conservatives or liberals or Democrats or Republicans.
    — Bob Woodward
    The central dilemma in journalism is that you don't know what you don't know.
    — Bob Woodward
    It was accountability that Nixon feared.
    — Bob Woodward
    Getting up in the morning and having work you love is what makes life different for people. If you get into a position where you don't love what you're doing, get off it.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: people  work 
     
    Nixon had some large achievements in foreign affairs. They will be remembered. But a president probably gets remembered for one thing, and Watergate will head the Nixon list, I suspect.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: achievement 
     
    The legislator learns that when you talk a lot, you get in trouble. You have to listen a lot to make deals.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: learn 
     
    We need to police ourselves in the media.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: media 
     
    They need to review this secret world. We have an incredibly powerful government that gets on automatic pilot.
    — Bob Woodward
    I think people are smart enough to sort it out. They know when they're watching one of these food fight shows where journalists sit around and yell and scream at each other, versus serious issue reporting.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: smart  people  food  fight 
     
    It would be absurd for me or any other editor to review the authenticity or accuracy of stories that are nominated for prizes.
    — Bob Woodward
    The number of illegal activities were so large that one was bound to come out and lead to the uncovering of the others. Nixon was too willing to use the power of government to settle scores and get even with enemies.
    — Bob Woodward
    I think there are people out there who just kind of say, let's repot the plant. Let's give somebody else a chance. And it's not just anger or disappointment in their lives, it's the sense of, let's shake this up. And no one is shaking it up as much as Trump.
    — Bob Woodward
    Suppose Watergate had not been uncovered? I'd still be on the City Desk.
    — Bob Woodward
    Not a season passes without new disclosures showing Nixon's numerous attempts at criminal use of his presidential powers and in fact the scorn he held for the rule of law.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: power  law  facts  rules  criminal 
     
    If there's one thing that Trump does, he never quits.
    — Bob Woodward
    Even now there is no evidence that anyone involved in the Nixon operation was going to threaten us.
    — Bob Woodward
    Deep Throat's information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: courage 
     
    I don't think it's useful for somebody to argue with reviews.
    — Bob Woodward
    Deep Throat did serve the public interest by providing the guidance and information to us.
    — Bob Woodward
    There's hostility to lying, and there should be.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: lying 
     
    I give lectures for money, but all the money goes to charity. So, I make no money from it.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: charity  money 
     
    Lawyers didn't seriously get involved in the Watergate stories until quite late, when we realized we were on to something.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: stories 
     
    Certain political figures think when you call them and ask them for a comment; that you are somehow doing something that you shouldn't be doing.
    — Bob Woodward
    tags: political 
     
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