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History had its own way of explaining things. The way historians explain things is by telling a story.
I think there's a tide that tends to carry historians back to the past.
To write history is so difficult that most historians are forced to make concessions to the technique of legende.
I believe that historians and analysts of historical events need the authority of facts supplied by living witnesses to the events, which they make their subject.
Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward.
Historians don't really like to carry on speculative debates, but you could certainly argue that the likelihood of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was extremely, extremely low.
Historians tell the story of the past, novelists the story of the present.
Edmond De Goncourt
Perhaps the most important lesson of the New Social Historians is that history belongs to those about whom or whose documents survive.
Among those people lucky enough, if you will, to have actually been brought to trial as a political prisoner, several historians have said there has not been one acquittal since the Bolshevik Revolution.
There's certainly more new SF available than when I started writing. That means there's also more bad SF available. Whether there is also more good is a matter for future historians of the field.
Alan Dean Foster
Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America.
James H Breasted
Scholars and historians have dubbed the last 100 years the American Century, and I think there can be little doubt that the Council on Foreign Relations helped to make it so.
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Sister In Law
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