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Bob Woodward Quotes

A reporter's ability to keep the bond of confidentiality often enables him to learn the hidden or secret aspects of government.

After Nixon resigned in 1974, he engaged in a very aggressive war with history, attempting to wipe out the Watergate stain and memory. Happily, history won, largely because of Nixon's tapes.

Any suggestion that I'm writing about political operatives because I'm interested in political operatives misses the entire point.

Because of Watergate in part, I am kind of a magnet for calls and information and suggestions.

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.

Clinton feels a profound alienation from the Washington culture here, and I happen to agree with him.

Clinton... believes that the Washington Press Corps is so out of touch that it is absolutely inconceivable that reporters would understand the issues that people are really dealing with in their lives.

Deep Throat did serve the public interest by providing the guidance and information to us.

Deep Throat was a very unfortunate name given to the source by the managing editor of The Washington Post.

Deep Throat's information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected.

Even now there is no evidence that anyone involved in the Nixon operation was going to threaten us.

I believe there's too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television.

I believe Watergate shows that the system did work. Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress, and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch.

I deal with first-hand sources. And give the people, even John Sununu, the opportunity to respond to what I've been told by first-hand sources.

I don't think it's useful for somebody to argue with reviews.

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.

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.

I gave my word that this source would not be identified unless he changed his mind. He has not.

I give lectures for money, but all the money goes to charity. So, I make no money from it.

I have found people don't want to be told. That they can figure it out.