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Anne O'Hare McCormick

  • The Hitler movement is a stampede. It is something beyond reason, like a pulse beating, like a rush of blood to the head, like the sap rising from the twisted roots of a family tree. ... in many ways it is the most remarkable upheaval of our time, perhaps the most momentous.

    • Anne O'Hare McCormick,
    • in Ladies' Home Journal ()
  • Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but capacity to prevent it.

    • Anne O'Hare McCormick,
    • in Reader's Digest ()
  • ... the percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillations, and the effect of decisiveness itself 'makes things go' and creates confidence.

  • The struggle to maintain peace is immeasurably more difficult than any military operation.

    • Anne O'Hare McCormick,
    • in Julia Edwards, Women of the World: The Great Foreign Correspondents ()
  • [During a pre-war interview with Hitler when he screamed at her, 'The Jews! The Jews! What are you doing about the Jews in America?':] Why nothing. We think we're just as good as they are.

    • Anne O'Hare McCormick,
    • in Elsa Maxwell, R.S.V.P.: Elsa Maxwell's Own Story ()

Anne O'Hare McCormick, English-born U.S. journalist, foreign correspondent

(1880 - 1954)

Full name: Anne Elizabeth O’Hare McCormick.