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1. "Woodward and Bernstein," Jared said from seemingly nowhere."What?""They were just two reporters. Yet, they broke the Watergate scandal. They toppled an administration. That's us.""We're Woodward and Bernstein." Alec said, pointing between him and Jared."Woodward, Bernstein, and Lucy," Lucy corrected."
Author: Adrian Lilly
2. "Way before Watergate, senior administration officials hid behind anonymity."
Author: Bob Woodward
3. "He never really voice pure, raw outrage to me about Watergate or what it represented. The crimes and abuses were background music. Nixon was trying to subvert not only the law but the Bureau. So Watergate became Felt's instrument to reassert the Bureau's independence and thus its supremacy. In the end, the Bureau was damaged, seriously but not permanently, while Nixon lost much more, maybe everything - the presidency, power, and whatever moral authority he might have had. He was disgraced. But surviving and enduring his hidden life, in contrast and in his own way, Mark Felt won."
Author: Bob Woodward
4. "Finally, I will forever be grateful to W. Mark Felt. It was a tug-of-war at times, but he came through, providing the kind of guidance, information and understanding that were essential to the Watergate story."
Author: Bob Woodward
5. "For Carter, it was as if the ghosts of Watergate stalked the halls of the White House. As with most ghosts, he wasn't sure they existed, where they were or how to exorcise them."
Author: Bob Woodward
6. "After Nixon resigned in 1974, he engaged in a very aggressive war with history, attempting to wipe out the Watergate stain and memory. Happily, history won, largely because of Nixon's tapes."
Author: Bob Woodward
7. "I believe Watergate shows that the system did work. Particularly the Judiciary and the Congress, and ultimately an independent prosecutor working in the Executive Branch."
Author: Bob Woodward
8. "Because of Watergate in part, I am kind of a magnet for calls and information and suggestions."
Author: Bob Woodward
9. "I know the resurrection is a fact, and Watergate proved it to me. How? Because 12 men testified they had seen Jesus raised from the dead, then they proclaimed that truth for 40 years, never once denying it. Every one was beaten, tortured, stoned and put in prison. They would not have endured that if it weren't true. Watergate embroiled 12 of the most powerful men in the world-and they couldn't keep a lie for three weeks. You're telling me 12 apostles could keep a lie for 40 years? Absolutely impossible."
Author: Charles Colson
10. "I grew up a child of Watergate. It gave me a good dose of skepticism about authority. One of my favorite movies is 'All the President's Men.' Woodward and Bernstein, those guys were my heroes. I have a degree in journalism."
Author: Chris Carter
11. "The facts of Watergate have been wildly exaggerated."
Author: Conrad Black
12. "This story, I predict, will grow to be worse than Watergate. The American people need to have the answers."
Author: Curt Weldon
13. "I remember being a kid and the Vietnam War was huge and looking at Watergate."
Author: David Cross
14. "After Watergate, which happened when I was in college, I became increasingly inspired by journalism as a way to change the world. It sounds corny, but to wake the public up, to serve a higher cause."
Author: David Talbot
15. "This is a generation weaned on Watergate, and there is no presumption of innocence and no presumption of good intentions. Instead, there is a presumption that, without relentless scrutiny, the government will misbehave."
Author: Dee Dee Myers
16. "The government paid the family of Richard Nixon $18 million for papers, tape recordings and other materials seized after Watergate."
Author: Dexter Scott King
17. "The Watergate reforms did work well for many years, and if improved and broadened, these reforms can have real and major impact on the system today."
Author: Elliot Richardson
18. "I hope you will respond to the crisis of confidence that Watergate has created by opening up your administration and reaching out to people in a more magnanimous spirit."
Author: Elliot Richardson
19. "I'm still friendly with Dean. He still calls me on the phone from time to time. John Dean was fired and later ended up spending some time in prison for his role in Watergate."
Author: Fred F. Fielding
20. "The official version of Watergate is as wrong as a Flat Earth Society pamphlet."
Author: G. Gordon Liddy
21. "The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election."
Author: Gerald R. Ford
22. "I know that from the days of Watergate... the notion of two sources on a story has become the popular dogma about how you confirm something. And there is a lot of truth to that, but there are all kinds of ways to check to the extent that you can, a story that you get."
Author: Howard Fineman
23. "The crusades of Vietnam and Watergate seemed like a good idea at the time, even a noble one, not only to the press but perhaps to a majority of Americans."
Author: Howard Fineman
24. "An attempt is already underway to revise history - to leave the impression that the former president had nothing to do with Watergate. But there is no doubt about his obstruction of justice after the Watergate break-in."
Author: John J. Sirica
25. "Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with Watergate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news."
Author: John Le Carre
26. "I almost became a political journalist, having worked as a reporter at the time of Watergate. The proximity to those events motivated me, when I wound up doing philosophy, to try to use it to move the public debate."
Author: Michael Sandel
27. "The French were mystified about the Watergate scandal."
Author: Pierre Salinger
28. "Watergate was unique because it allowed the public to play its democratic role in expressing its outrage at the presidency. And as a result, for the first time in history a president resigned."
Author: Samuel Dash
29. "Even before Watergate and his resignation, Nixon had inspired conflicting and passionate emotions."
Author: Stephen Ambrose
30. "The influences in my life were all kind of politically, socially implanted. And then there was Watergate."
Author: Tobe Hooper

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