Quotes by: Nancy Gibbs

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If you want to humble an empire, it makes sense to maim its cathedrals. They are symbols of its faith, and when they crumple and burn, it tells us we are not so powerful and we can't be safe.
Nancy Gibbs
At times, it seems as if the only women effortlessly balancing their jobs, kids, husbands and homes are the ones on TV.
Nancy Gibbs
The typical white American woman in 1800 gave birth seven times; by 1900, the average was down to 3.5.
Nancy Gibbs
Obama promised a return to competence and confidence and asked the nation to believe again that the government could do big things well. In the end, he got his big thing, a once-in-a-generation revision to the basic social compact, a commitment of health coverage to nearly all Americans. He has yet to prove he can do it well.
Nancy Gibbs
Presidents make their hard decisions and then abide forever with their mistakes and regrets.
Nancy Gibbs
After 9/11, whatever the evidence of intelligence failures, many people still saw that attack as almost unimaginable, so brutal and brazen an assault.
Nancy Gibbs
Summer is not obligatory. We can start an infernally hard jigsaw puzzle in June with the knowledge that, if there are enough rainy days, we may just finish it by Labor Day, but if not, there's no harm, no penalty. We may have better things to do.
Nancy Gibbs
Enter politics, and you enter the glass house; there are no secrets and no places to hide.
Nancy Gibbs
Death will never be pretty - its sights and smells too close and crude. And it will never come under our control: it gallops where we tiptoe, rips up our routines, burns our very breath with its heat and sting.
Nancy Gibbs
The one problem with the Internet for journalists who like doing long form is that any story that's going to involve 16 screens on the web page... that's asking a lot of people.
Nancy Gibbs
I have two daughters: One an open book, one a locked box. So the question of privacy is a challenging one. How much do kids need? How much should we give? How do we prepare them to live in a world where the very notion of privacy opens a generational chasm?
Nancy Gibbs
Twenty-first century war adds new risks: more and more often there are no front lines, no central command, no rules of engagement - only a chaotic collision of politics, power, faith and bloodlust. Victims are as likely to be civilians as soldiers.
Nancy Gibbs
If anything, the power of the cover of 'Time' has increased as the media landscape has atomized.
Nancy Gibbs
Just because we eat together does not mean we eat right: Domino's alone delivers a million pizzas on an average day.
Nancy Gibbs
'Sesame Street's' genius lies in finding gentle ways to talk about hard things - death, divorce, danger - in terms that children understand and accept.
Nancy Gibbs
I would like to see every newspaper and every magazine have a network of bureaus all over the world, gathering news.
Nancy Gibbs
Time dissolves in summer anyway: days are long, weekends longer. Hours get all thin and watery when you are lost in the book you'd never otherwise have time to read. Senses are sharper - something about the moist air and bright light and fruit in season - and so memories stir and startle.
Nancy Gibbs
What is it about summer that makes children grow? We feed and water them more. They do get more sun, but that probably doesn't matter as much as the book they read or the rule they broke that taught them something they couldn't have learned any other way.
Nancy Gibbs
Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth were slaves by birth, freedom fighters by temperament.
Nancy Gibbs
We will never know if any other president approached Nixon in paranoia, profanity or potential criminality, since only his conversations were captured, subpoenaed and ultimately released on the front pages of newspapers.
Nancy Gibbs
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