A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
The thing women must do to rise to power is to redefine their femininity. Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex.
No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else.
If we had failed to pursue the facts as far as they led, we would have denied the public any knowledge of an unprecedented scheme of political surveillance and sabotage.
To love what you do and feel that it matters how could anything be more fun?
If one is rich and one's a woman, one can be quite misunderstood.
So few grown women like their lives.
The press these days should be rather careful about its role. We may have acquired some tendencies about over-involvement that we had better overcome.
There are some things the general public does not need to know and shouldn't. I believe democracy flourishes when the government can take legitimate steps to keep its secrets, and when the press can decide whether to print what it knows.
Once, power was considered a masculine attribute. In fact, power has no sex.
I truly believed that other people in my position didn't make mistakes; I couldn't see that everybody makes them, even people with great experience.
At least through most of the 1960s, I basically lived in a man's world, hardly speaking to a woman all day except to the secretaries. But I was almost totally unaware of myself as an oddity and had no comprehension of the difficulties faced by working women in our organization and elsewhere.
In my first year or so at the 'Post,' I began to write with some frequency on the least important issues - so-called light editorials. The titles themselves are revealing of just how light: 'On Being a Horse,' 'Brains and Beauty,' 'Mixed Drinks,' 'Lou Gehrig,' and 'Spotted Fever.'
Dean Acheson was one of the very best and brightest of the men who ever came to Washington.
Family ownership provides the independence that is sometimes required to withstand governmental pressure and preserve freedom of the press.
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