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Rupert Murdoch is probably the most successful media proprietor and operator in history.
Nixon's full term was one of the most successful in U.S. history, which is why he was re-elected by the largest plurality in the country's history.
I don't seem to be able to learn from experience or anything useful. History doesn't help me. Precedents don't inform my experience.
When history looks back, it will prove what I'll die knowing.
Literature overtakes history, for literature gives you more than one life. It expands experience and opens new opportunities to readers.
The more history I learnt, the less interested I got in winning arguments and the more interested in establishing the truth.
What fascinates me are the turning points where history could have been different.
History is always changing behind us, and the past changes a little every time we retell it.
In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.
I can't change history, I don't want to change history. I can only change the future. I'm working on that.
Ambivalence about family responsibilities has a long history in the corporate world.
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
False history gets made all day, any day, the truth of the new is never on the news.
In almost every interview someone asks what does HIM stand for. I can't even remember our latest lie about that. When Hanson was hot, we said it means Hanson Is Murder. The name doesn't have a particular history. His Infernal Majesty was a totally different band. I think HIM derives from some death metal joke.
The '80s were fabulous. The '90s sucked, and the '70s were just a sad, sad time in human history. Go 1980s! There's something that's just so cute about that time. And not just yellow nail polish and 'I'm a loner.'
Good history is a question of survival. Without any past, we will deprive ourselves of the defining impression of our being.
China has all the advantages in the world. But it doesn't have a history of free thinking, risk-taking pioneers - the kind of people the U.S. is built upon.
I think that if we don't get these politicians to come together we face the most predictable economic crisis in history.
What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world.
I'd love to go off to college to study photography, art history, humanities.
If you read about Mussolini or Stalin or some of these other great monsters of history, they were at it all the time, that they were getting up in the morning very early. They were physically very active. They didn't eat lunch.
A. N. Wilson
If you listen to Giuliani, it's like nobody did anything to improve the city except him. I'm not part of the history. Bloomberg's not part of the history. It's like, he did it. He's the only one. That's why he's a little crazy.
Language is an archaeological vehicle... the language we speak is a whole palimpsest of human effort and history.
In a country like France, so ancient, their history is full of outstanding people, so they carry a heavy weight on their back. Who could write in French after Proust or Flaubert?
I am trying to make clear through my writing something which I believe: that biography- history in general- can be literature in the deepest and highest sense of that term.
To those who have chosen the profession of medicine, a knowledge of chemistry, and of some branches of natural history, and, indeed, of several other departments of science, affords useful assistance.
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