"America beats on you so hard the whole time. You are constantly being pummeled by other people's rights and their sense of patriotism."
"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."Richard Ford on Ronald Reagan
"Nationalism is an infantile disease. It is the measles of mankind."Richard Ford on Albert Einstein
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."Richard Ford on John F. Kennedy
"Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about."Richard Ford on Mark Twain
"I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint, its wealth with our wisdom, its power with our purpose."Richard Ford on John F. Kennedy
"Happiness for me is getting to write about the most important things I know."
"If I could have married my wife and been a sports writer for the past 30 years, I wouldn't be sitting here - but I don't think I'd be sitting someplace where I was sorry to be sitting."