New York Times executive editor and columnist
1922 - 2006
It has been our policy not to use obscenities in the paper. It's a harmless little eccentricity of ours.
If you don't have a sensation of apprehension when you set out to find a story and a swagger when you sit down to write it, you are in the wrong business.
It was an interesting experience being metropolitan editor of the Times , in precisely the same way as being simmered in a saucepan for a few years is terribly interesting.