Morley Safer

Morley Safer


Author Profession: Canadian Journalist
Born: November 08, 1931
Age: 84 years old
Birth Sign: Scorpio


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You can never have enough garlic. With enough garlic, you can eat The New York Times.

Who knows who will be on board? A couple of spies, for sure. At least one grand duke; a few beautiful woman, no doubt very rich and very troubled. Anything can happen and usually does on the Orient Express.

The helicopter is a fine way to travel, but it induces a view of the world that only God and CEOs share on a regular basis.

I really don't care what movie stars have to say about life.

What has reality shows got to do with reality? It is beyond unreality; there is nothing real about it.

What does it say about us that people who are considered defective are instinctively caring and compassionate?

We are on Sunday night because that is where they put us 30-odd years ago. I think we became a habit.

Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture.

Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best teachers are the ones that know that.

Parents like the idea of kids, they just don't like their kids.

Some people, you have to grit your teeth in order to stay in the same room as them, but you get on and ask the questions you assume most of the people watching want to ask.

Killing is the payoff of war.

Pilgrims who are looking for a cure are soon looking for a curio.

A lot of sponsors over the years have left us. They've all come back. But they chose to leave us for a while because of stories we have done about them or their products or their friend's products or whatever.

I did three tours in Vietnam. I guess a total of about almost two years.

After four or five different wars, I grew weary of that work, partly because in an open war, open to coverage, as Vietnam was, it's not that difficult, really.

Don may yawn at the idea, which he often does, but the great thing about Don, he has confidence in me and Mike and Ed and Leslie and Steve, that we're not going go out and do stories that will put people to sleep.

When I did that interview with Hepburn, the only ground rule was, you did not discuss Spencer Tracy. Spencer Tracy's widow is still alive, and she respected that.

Clinton's pardoning of Marc Rich was off-the-wall.

For the most part, I think American armies are awfully good in the business of protecting civilians, of not going over the line.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

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