David McCullough Quotes & Sayings (Page 3)

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David McCullough quotes and sayings page 3 (89 year old historian). These are the last 9 out of 29 quotes we have for him.

David McCullough Quotes
“The pull, the attraction of history, is in our human nature. What makes us tick? Why do we do what we do? How much is luck the deciding factor?”
David McCullough Quotes
“The title always comes last. What I really work hard on is the beginning. Where do you begin? In what tone do you begin? I almost have to have a scene in my mind.”
“I can fairly be called an amateur because I do what I do, in the original sense of the word - for love, because I love it. On the other hand, I think that those of us who make our living writing history can also be called true professionals.”
“My shorthand answer is that I try to write the kind of book that I would like to read. If I can make it clear and interesting and compelling to me, then I hope maybe it will be for the reader.”
“To go back and read Swift and Defoe and Samuel Johnson and Smollett and Pope - all those people we had to read in college English courses - to read them now is to have one of the infinite pleasures in life.”
David McCullough Quotes
“I'm very aware how many distractions the reader has in life today, how many good reasons there are to put the book down.”
“My next book is also set in the eighteenth century. It's about the Revolution, with the focus on the year 1776. It's about Washington and the army and the war. It's the nadir, the low point of the United States of America.”
David McCullough Quotes
“I love all sides of the work but that doesn't mean it isn't hard.”
David McCullough Quotes
“I love Dickens. I love the way he sets a scene.”

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