Edward R. Murrow

Edward R. Murrow


Author Profession: US broadcast journalist
Born: April 25, 1908
Died: April 27, 1965
Birth Sign: Taurus


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

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.

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.

Good night, and good luck.

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

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

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

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

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.

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

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.

We cannot make good news out of bad practice.

A satellite has no conscience.

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.

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

Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information.

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.

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.

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

Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

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