Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Poet and Pirate

There is no doubt that the man I most admired among those I met was Winston Churchill. Churchill had the qualities of a poet and a pirate; I can ask no better mixture. Among public figures, de Gaulle alone had equal courtesy of manner.

- C. L. Sulzberger, A Long Row of Candles: Memoirs & Diaries, 1934-1954

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