"I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man. I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power, because democracy shapes our lives."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Robert Caro on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Robert Caro on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Robert Caro on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Robert Caro on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Robert Caro on Ambrose Bierce
"I really wanted there to be something in my life that I enjoy just for the beauty of it."
"The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder and beauty that it brought previous generations."
"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."
"Now, for this book I had to learn the world of the Senate, which is really for all that's written about the Senate, an unknowing world and its mores, and the way things work with subcommittees and all. I loved learning about that."
"You know, my first three or four drafts, you can see, are on legal pads in long hand. And then I go to a typewriter, and I know everybody's switching to a computer. And I'm sort of laughed at."