"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."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Robert Caro on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Robert Caro on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Robert Caro on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Robert Caro on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Robert Caro on Earl Nightingale
"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 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."
"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."
"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."