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Gail Collins

(b. 1945– )

U.S. journalist, author, and Op-Ed columnist for the New York Times

“These days you don’t just throw your hat in the ring. You put the hat on a coat rack in the general vicinity of the ring, and then you have your supporters move the coat rack closer and closer, until it is finally time to take the hat down, put it right next to the ring and wait for a strong gust of wind.”

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source: “What’s in a Nickname,” The New York Times, March 25, 2011.

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“We always need to remember that behind almost every great moment in history, there are heroic people doing really boring and frustrating things for a prolonged period of time.”

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source: “My Favorite August,” The New York Times, August 13, 2010.

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