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Maureen Dowd

  • Fashion here echoes politics; skirts and hairstyles usually end up at compromise lengths designed not to offend anyone or make a statement of any kind. Like Presidents, skirts try to please all of the people all of the time — and often end up pleasing none.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "Of Hems and Haws: The Insiders' Guide to 'Dave'," in The New York Times ()
  • Wooing the press ... is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "On Washington; Up Close and Personal," in The New York Times Magazine ()
  • Perpetual optimism is annoying. It is a sign that you are not paying attention.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "Colin Powell Rules!" in The New York Times ()
  • Celebrity is the religion of our time.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "Camelot 144," in The New York Times ()
  • Zingers should glow with intelligence as well as drip with contempt.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "Decline of the Insult," in The New York Times ()
  • The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "Pucci, Yes! Prawns, No!" The New York Times ()
  • [On journalists:] We are a noisy, imperfect lot, struggling to scribble what has been called the first draft of history.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "Raffish and Rowdy," in Ladies' Home Journal ()
  • We are riveted by the soap operas of public lives. We admire the famous most for what makes them infamous: it reassures us that they are not better and no happier than all the people with their noses pressed hard against the glass.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "No Grand Illusion," in The New York Times ()
  • [On the war on Iraq:] Why is all this a surprise again? I know our hawks avoided serving in Vietnam, but didn't they, like, read about it?

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "Back Off, Syria And Iran!" in The New York Times ()
  • Never ask a guy who's in a bubble if he's in a bubble. He can't answer. 'Cause he's in a bubble.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "W. Won't Read This," in The New York Times ()
  • Just because digital technology makes connecting possible doesn’t mean you’re actually reaching people.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "Pompom Girl for Feminism," in The New York Times ()
  • If you're famous enough, the rules don't apply.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "Hankering for a Hero," in The New York Times ()
  • A friendship between reporter and source lasts only until it is profitable for one to betray the other.

    • Maureen Dowd,
    • "On Washington; Thou Shalt Not Leave a Paper Trail," in The New York Times ()

Maureen Dowd, U.S. journalist, columnist, writer


Full name: Maureen Bridgid Dowd.