RON SUSKIND Quotes

“Push the needle into some middle range of guarded optimism.”

Ron Suskind
hope 

“I'm a partisan, too. I'm in favor of AUTHENTICITY." US State Department veteran and U.N. refugee official Wendy Chamberlain”

Ron Suskind

“Trust is something you have to practice. Someday you're going to fall in love with someone, and you need to understand what trust is all about. What you doing now is developing bad practices of betraying people's trust.”

Ron Suskind

“You can actually herd cats. They can't be forced, of course. But if they sense something they want, if there enticed by something good, they'll follow, even in herds.”

Ron Suskind

“Life-shaping institutions tend to start with an idea or revelation. They often become mostly about the preservation and expansion of authority, something they relinquish only with the greatest reluctance.”

Ron Suskind

“In this era of public survival through continuous storytelling, people want someone who might surprise them.”

Ron Suskind

“Moral action – humble and honest – is the tribute that power must at some point pay to reason.”

Ron Suskind

“He was rebuilt, reconstituted by vengeance dressed up as high purpose.”

Ron Suskind

“A sense of messianic purpose makes the national interest almost indistinguishable from the political interests of the president.”

Ron Suskind

“Choose your words meticulously and then let them rumble up from some deep furnace of conviction.”

Ron Suskind