Top 9 Walter Lord Quotes of 2020

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“Brilliantly lit from stem to stern, she looked like a sagging birthday cake.”

― Walter Lord

“It would be nice to say the rich people, the fancy people, all behaved like bastards and the poor slobs all came through like heroes. But as a matter of fact, sometimes the poor slobs behave like slobs and the great, noble, privileged characters come off very well, indeed.”

― Walter Lord

“You have to study the people and the ones that measure up are not always the ones you expect.”

― Walter Lord

“Someone once told me the one thread that runs through them all is a premium on personal courage – not intellectual courage, but just plain physical courage.”

― Walter Lord

“Events alone rarely provide much guide to the future.”

― Walter Lord

“I never earned a dollar that was not somehow through writing.”

― Walter Lord

“I look for something that is highly unusual, involving ordinary people caught in extraordinary situations.”

― Walter Lord

“There were exceptions, a couple of families that just plain didn’t want to even think about it, although forty years had passed but mostly the people were very interested in talking about it.”

― Walter Lord

“It’s a funny thing, but today the Titanic is probably much more – that is people are much more aware of it than they were in 1954, when I was doing my research.”

― Walter Lord
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