"When you write biographies, whether it's about Ben Franklin or Einstein, you discover something amazing: They are human."
"Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be."Walter Isaacson on Angelina Jolie
"If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results."Walter Isaacson on George S. Patton
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."Walter Isaacson on Harry S. Truman
"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."Walter Isaacson on Les Brown
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."Walter Isaacson on Conan O'Brien
"Polite and velvety leaders, who take care to avoid bruising others, are generally not as effective at forcing change."
"You can't have a sustainable US economy without a great education system. Teach students to do the job right. You don't have an innovative economy unless you have a great education."
"I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant."
"I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding."
"I have a strong emotional respect for Steve."