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Margaret Ellen "Peggy" Noonan (born September 7, 1950) is an American author of seven books on politics, religion, and culture, and a weekly columnist for The Wall Street Journal. She was a primary speech writer and Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan and in her political writings is considered a Republican.

Five of Noonan's books have been New York Times bestsellers.... more »

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  • ''If you join government, calmly make your contribution and move on. Don't go along to get along; do your best and when you have to—and you will—leave, and be something else.''
    Peggy Noonan (b. 1950), U.S. author, presidential speechwriter. "Another Epilogue," What I Saw at the Revolution (1990).
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  • ''Don't fall in love with politicians, they're all a disappointment. They can't help it, they just are.''
    Peggy Noonan (b. 1950), U.S. author, presidential speechwriter. "Another Epilogue," What I Saw at the Revolution (1990).
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  • The Irish are often nervous about having the appropriate face for the occasion. They have to be happy at weddings, which is a strain, so they get depressed; they have to be sad at funerals, which is e...
    Peggy Noonan (b. 1950), U.S. author, presidential speechwriter. What I Saw at the Revolution, ch. 13 (1990).
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  • ''You don't have to be old in America to say of a world you lived in, That world is gone.''
    Peggy Noonan (b. 1950), U.S. author, presidential speechwriter. What I Saw at the Revolution, ch. 1 (1990).
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  • ''I love eulogies. They are the most moving kind of speech because they attempt to pluck meaning from the fog, and on short order, when the emotions are still ragged and raw and susceptible to leaps.''
    Peggy Noonan (b. 1950), U.S. author, presidential speechwriter. What I Saw at the Revolution, ch. 13 (1990).
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