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Robert Caro Quotes & Quotations
Robert Caro
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    As you get older, you sometimes feel that it's harder and harder to get something new and wonderful to come into your life. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    At the ballet, you really feel like you're in the presence of something outside the rest of your life. Higher than the rest of your life. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    Ballet is sort of a mystery to me. And I don't want to unravel that mystery. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    Everything seems to be going faster and faster. It's really harder to create something that endures. The New York City Ballet has succeeded in doing that. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    Herman Brown was a businessman who wanted value for money spent. His relationships with politicians were measured by that criterion. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    I like new ballets because they're totally new. As you get older, new experiences are harder and harder to come by, so it's pretty great to have a new experience. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    I never wanted to do biography just to tell the life of a famous man. I always wanted to use the life of a man to examine political power, because democracy shapes our lives. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    I sometimes feel that if your book sells more than 20 years, then there's something in it that you can say, gee, I did something that endures, that's timeless. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    I was trying to learn about Lyndon Johnson when he was young and creating his first political machine in the Texas hill country. I moved there for three years. You had to learn that world. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    Lyndon Johnson, as majority leader of the United States Senate, he made the Senate work. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    My favorite ballet is Jewels. I don't think I've seen that more than four times. And each time you see it, you see something new in it. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    My predictions are notably inaccurate. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    Robert Moses wasn't elected to anything. We're taught that in a democracy power comes from being elected. He had more power than anyone, and he held it for 48 years. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    Sometimes during a ballet I'll look around and see all these rows of intent faces, concentrating on this beautiful thing up on the stage. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    The ballet embodies the notes of music. And sometimes you almost feel like you can see the notes dance up there on the stage. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    The moment the curtain rose on that first ballet, I knew something wonderful and new had come into my life. I can still see the first scene. The ballet was Divertimento No. 15. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    The New York City Ballet is obviously speaking to a whole new generation and bringing it the same wonder and beauty that it brought previous generations. Robert-CaroRobert Caro
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    You come in off the street, through the doors of the theater. You sit down. The lights go down and the curtain goes up. And you're in another world. Robert-CaroRobert Caro