David McCullough Quotes & Sayings

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29 most famous David McCullough quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's an 88 year old American historian born on Jul 7, 1933.

David McCullough Quotes
“History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.”
David McCullough Quotes
“A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia.”
David McCullough Quotes
“I work very hard on the writing, writing and rewriting and trying to weed out the lumber.”
David McCullough Quotes
“I just thank my father and mother, my lucky stars, that I had the advantage of an education in the humanities.”
David McCullough Quotes
“May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.”
“To me history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn't just part of our civic responsibility. To me it's an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is.”
David McCullough Quotes
“I'm drawn particularly to stories that evolve out of the character of the protagonist.”
David McCullough Quotes
“There's an awful temptation to just keep on researching. There comes a point where you just have to stop, and start writing.”
David McCullough Quotes
“I had been writing for about twelve years. I knew pretty well how you could find things out, but I had never been trained in an academic way how to go about the research.”
“When I read that the British army had landed thirty-two thousand troops - and I had realized, not very long before, that Philadelphia only had thirty thousand people in it - it practically lifted me out of my chair.”

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