"I pity the young woman who will attempt to insinuate herself between my mama's boy and me. I sympathize with the monumental nature of her task. It will take a crowbar, two bulldozers and half a dozen Molotov cocktails to pry my Oedipus and me loose from one another."
"Like all young reporters - brilliant or hopelessly incompetent - I dreamed of the glamorous life of the foreign correspondent: prowling Vienna in a Burberry trench coat, speaking a dozen languages to dangerous women, narrowly escaping Sardinian bandits - the usual stuff that newspaper dreams are made of."
"In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries no man can ignore all of them."
"If there is one eternal truth of politics, it is that there are always a dozen good reasons for doing nothing."
"I was in the room with, you know, more than a dozen Republicans trying to negotiate the stimulus. Most of them decided the politics of the situation meant they should walk away, even if it wasn't responsible in terms of what our country needed right then."
"I write early in the morning, usually after reading portions of at least half a dozen newspapers on the web."
"Besides the two Christmas things, we've got a about a dozen new tracks we're working on."
"Working in an office with an array of electronic devices is like trying to get something done at home with half a dozen small children around. The calls for attention are constant."
"Wild Bill was anything but a quarrelsome man yet I have personal knowledge of at least half a dozen men whom he had at various times killed."
"Every man, through fear, mugs his aspirations a dozen times a day."