Edward R Murrow Quotes (28 quotations)

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1. A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices. - Edward R Murrow

2. A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom - it's gone. - Edward R Murrow

3. A satellite has no conscience. - Edward R Murrow

4. After last night's debate, the reputation of Messieurs Lincoln and Douglas is secure. - Edward R Murrow

5. Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation. - Edward R Murrow

6. Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts. - Edward R Murrow

7. Don't be deluded into believing that the titular heads of the networks control what appears on their networks. They all have better taste. - Edward R Murrow

8. Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them. - Edward R Murrow

9. Good night, and good luck. - Edward R Murrow

10. He mobilized the English language and sent it into battle to steady his fellow countrymen and hearten those Europeans upon whom the long dark night of tyranny had descended. - Edward R Murrow

11. If none of us ever read a book that was "dangerous," had a friend who was "different" or joined an organization that advocated "change," we would all be just the kind of people Joe McCarthy wants. Whose fault is that? Not really [McCarthy's]. He didn't create this situation of fear. He merely exploited it, and rather successfully. - Edward R Murrow

12. If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable. - Edward R Murrow

13. Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. - Edward R Murrow

14. Most of us probably feel we couldn't be free without newspapers, and that is the real reason we want the newspapers to be free. - Edward R Murrow

15. No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices. - Edward R Murrow

16. Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions. - Edward R Murrow

17. People say conversation is a lost art; how often I have wished it were. - Edward R Murrow

18. The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it. - Edward R Murrow

19. The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer. - Edward R Murrow

20. The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved. - Edward R Murrow

21. The politician is trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him. - Edward R Murrow

22. The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue. - Edward R Murrow

23. To be persuasive we must be belivable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful. - Edward R Murrow

24. To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful. - Edward R Murrow

25. We are in the same tent as the clowns and the freaks-that's show business. - Edward R Murrow

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