Maureen Dowd Quotes

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Celebrity distorts democracy by giving the rich, beautiful, and famous more authority than they deserve. -Maureen Dowd
One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly. -Maureen Dowd
Military guys are rarely as smart as they think they are, and they've never gotten over the fact that civilians run the military. -Maureen Dowd
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. -Maureen Dowd
The sounds of silence are a dim recollection now, like mystery, privacy and paying attention to one thing - or one person - at a time. -Maureen Dowd
For two centuries, the South has feared a takeover by blacks or the feds. In Obama, they have both. -Maureen Dowd
My eating habits were so bad for many years that I didn't actually know the intricacies of making a salad. -Maureen Dowd
I find having a column a very difficult form of journalism. I'm not a natural like Tom Friedman and Anna Quindlen. -Maureen Dowd
Zingers should glow with intelligence as well as drip with contempt. -Maureen Dowd
Women are affected by lunar tides only once a month; men have raging hormones every day. -Maureen Dowd
Americans want to be protected, but not at the cost of vitiating the values that make us Americans. -Maureen Dowd
Women have become so obsessed with not withering, they've forgotten that there are infinite ways to be beautiful. -Maureen Dowd
Just because digital technology makes connecting possible doesn't mean you're actually reaching people. -Maureen Dowd
When I need to work up my nerve to write a tough column, I try to think of myself as Emma Peel in a black leather catsuit. -Maureen Dowd
Afghanistan is more than the 'graveyard of empires.' It's the mother of vicious circles. -Maureen Dowd
If wit is the most sophisticated form of humor, pranks are the most juvenile. -Maureen Dowd
Journalism, spooked by rumors of its own obsolescence, has stopped believing in itself. Groans of doom alternate with panicked happy talk. -Maureen Dowd
It takes a lot of adrenaline and fear to make me actually write. -Maureen Dowd
When you go into a fight saying you're probably going to lose, you're probably going to lose. -Maureen Dowd
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
Maybe Obama was not even the person he was waiting for. -Maureen Dowd
As a woman, I know that if I write about another woman, it will be perceived as a catfight. -Maureen Dowd
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