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Robert Caro

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Ballet is sort of a mystery to me. And I don't want to unravel that mystery.

— Robert Caro

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The moment the curtain rose on that first ballet, I knew something wonderful and new had come into my life. I can still see the first scene. The ballet was Divertimento No. 15.

— Robert Caro

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The right of a minority is so important in a democracy.

— Robert Caro

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As you get older, you sometimes feel that it's harder and harder to get something new and wonderful to come into your life.

— Robert Caro

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Every president has to live with the result of what Lyndon Johnson did with Vietnam, when he lost the trust of the American people in the presidency.

— Robert Caro

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Everything seems to be going faster and faster. It's really harder to create something that endures. The New York City Ballet has succeeded in doing that.

— Robert Caro

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I am trying to make clear through my writing something which I believe: that biography- history in general- can be literature in the deepest and highest sense of that term.

— Robert Caro

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I deliberately made an effort not to become an expert on the ballet.

— Robert Caro

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I don't think of my books as being biographies. I never had any interest in doing a book just to write the life of a great man. I had zero interest in that. My interest is in power. How power works.

— Robert Caro

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At the ballet, you really feel like you're in the presence of something outside the rest of your life. Higher than the rest of your life.

— Robert Caro

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Princeton in the mid-1950s was hardly known for being hospitable toward Jews and though Caro says he did not personally suffer from anti-Semitism he saw plenty of students who did. The fourth volume The Passage of Power (2012) covers LBJ's life from 1958 to 1964. The unique premise of her intelligent and discerning book is so startling that it’s a wonder no one has thought of it before.

Robert Allan Caro (born October 30 1935) is an American journalist and author known for his celebrated biographies of United States political figures Robert Moses and Lyndon B. For his biographies he has won two Pulitzer Prizes in Biography the National Book Award the Francis Parkman Prize (awarded by the Society of American Historians to the book that "best exemplifies the union of the historian and the artist") two National Book Critics Circle Awards the H. After working for many years as a reporter Caro wrote The Power Broker (1974) a biography of New York urban planner Robert Moses which was chosen by the Modern Library as one of the hundred greatest nonfiction books of the twentieth century.

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