RON SUSKIND Quotes

“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

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

Ron Suskind

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

Ron Suskind

“I'm more depressed about the realities of the mature bureaucracy and more excited about the ideal that we're fighting for. And the juxtaposition has obvious consequences. Rolf Mowatt-Larrsen”

Ron Suskind

“Necessity and desperation birth resourcefulness.”

Ron Suskind

“A lawyer's empathy for her client deepens when she realizes that she has only seen the last couple of phases of his decline. How hard it must his initial adjustment have been to his loss of freedom?”

Ron Suskind

“For any thinking person, it (perpetual happiness) is untenable. If you're a thinking person, your upbeat sometimes, said sometimes.”

Ron Suskind

“A Pakistani exchange student's maternal American host "managed to summon the transforming question of her culture, built on the revolutionary idea that people are the sovereign, the boss, captains of their own fate.She said, simply, "But what do YOU think?”

Ron Suskind

“Islam is in a formative period struggling to consolidate the vast reach won by both inspiration and force at its founding. Two centuries along, the faith of Muhammad hangs like an intricate veil: a religion still searching for institutional wholeness, a set of lessons to live by.”

Ron Suskind

“Disequilibrium is often instigated by the will to power, a sleepless drive in the human personality to control others, to force them to do what one wants, or not to do what one opposes.”

Ron Suskind