William V. Shannon, fully William Vincent Shannon

William V.
Shannon, fully William Vincent Shannon
1927
1988

American Newspaperman, Editorial Board of the New York Times, Ambassador to Ireland

Author Quotes

Parents who do not persevere in rearing their children according to their own convictions are not leaving them 'free' to develop on their own. Instead, they are letting other children and the media, principally television and the movies, do the job.

Supreme egotism and utter seriousness are necessary for the greatest accomplishment, and these the Irish find hard to sustain; at some point, the instinct to see life in a comic light becomes irresistible, and ambition falls before it

What is actually happening is often less important than what appears to be happening.

Experience suggests that the first rule of politics is never to say never. The ingenious human capacity for maneuver and compromise may make acceptable tomorrow what seems outrageous or impossible today.

Author Picture
First Name
William V.
Last Name
Shannon, fully William Vincent Shannon
Birth Date
1927
Death Date
1988
Bio

American Newspaperman, Editorial Board of the New York Times, Ambassador to Ireland