John Gunther

John
Gunther
1901
1970

American Journalist, Author

Author Quotes

What interested me was not news, but appraisal. What I sought was to grasp the flavor of a man, his texture, his impact, what he stood for, what he believed in, what made him what he was and what color he gave to the fabric of his time.

There are no generalizations in American politics that vested selfishness cannot cut through.

Ours is the only country deliberately founded on a good idea.

Politicians... rise predominantly from... the "lower middle class"; most are self-made men... ; most depend on their political jobs for their livelihood and most have little time, inclination, or opportunity for adult education; hence the dominating qualities of so many are greed, vulgarity, attention to special interest, avarice, and selfishness.

All the wonderful things in life are so simple that one is not aware of their wonder until they are beyond touch. Never have I felt the wonder and beauty and joy of life so keenly as now in my grief that Johnny is not here to enjoy them.

Author Picture
First Name
John
Last Name
Gunther
Birth Date
1901
Death Date
1970
Bio

American Journalist, Author