There is no shortcut to life. To the end of our days, life is a lesson imperfectly learned.
My favorite word is 'pumpkin.' You can't take it seriously. But you can't ignore it, either. It takes ahold of your head and that's it. You are a pumpkin. Or you are not. I am.
I got a cable from New York saying that what I'd written about the growth of Soviet agricultural production didn't make sense because the same levels were reached under the czars. I wanted to confirm it, but by then the censors were on to me.
The clash between the aspirations of the people for a better life and the insistence of their rulers on building a powerful state, regardless of human sacrifice, runs through the whole of Russian history
Why can't a state that launches cosmonauts into space provide enough eggs and milk for its city children during the winter months?
No one can be certain where a nation which spans two continents, whose history begins in the faint traces of early civilization, a nation now struggling to find a new and valid philosophy of existence, will be propelled by the transcendental forces of the nuclear age.
I wouldn't write any kind of book without a contract and an advance. You can't invest that amount of time and effort without one.
The newspaper is a marvelous medium. It is extraordinarily convenient and cheap. Let's see. This one cost 75 cents. Now that's a little high. I bought it when I was downtown this morning.
By the way, I understand that now you can have the Times delivered to your door here in the Twin Cities.
I think that it is a great achievement to put a person on the moon. But to put a person on the earth-that is even more.
Journalism students need to understand it and need a solid background in the liberal arts, in sociology, economics, literature and language, because they won't get it later on.
Life within the Kremlin was shrouded in impenetrable secrecy.
I think it's important to travel around in order to get a notion of what's going on, to find out what people are think about. I enjoy talking on campuses most because people are more informed and discussion is generally livelier.
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