Kingman Brewster, Jr. Quotes

The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all.

~ Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.

~ Kingman Brewster, Jr.

It is satisfying for the descendant of a dissident refugee from Elizabeth I to present his credentials to Elizabeth II.

~ Kingman Brewster, Jr.

I'm very curious to know what the hell they're saying on the phone, but I'd be more worried if they weren't talking.

~ Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Maybe you are the cool generation ... If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration.

~ Kingman Brewster, Jr.

We all live in a televised goldfish bowl.

~ Kingman Brewster, Jr.

There is no greater challenge than to have someone relying upon you no greater satisfaction than to vindicate his expectation.

~ Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard indisputable factual information.

~ Kingman Brewster, Jr.

If I take refuge in ambiguity, I assure you that it's quite conscious.

~ Kingman Brewster, Jr.

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