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Edward R. Murrow Quotes

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Edward R. Murrow
April 25, 1908 - April 27, 1965
Nationality: American
Category: Journalist
Subcategory: American Journalist

Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation.


People say conversation is a lost art; how often I have wished it were.


Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.


Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.


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.


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.


We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.


To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.


Good night, and good luck.


The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.


Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.


We cannot make good news out of bad practice.


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.


A satellite has no conscience.


Fame is morally neutral.


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.


We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.


No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.


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.


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.


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