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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

A satellite has no conscience.

Edward R. Murrow

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

Edward R. Murrow

Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.

Edward R. Murrow

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

Edward R. Murrow

Fame is morally neutral.

Edward R. Murrow

Good night, and good luck.

Edward R. Murrow

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

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

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

Edward R. Murrow

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

Edward R. Murrow

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

Edward R. Murrow

Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.

Edward R. Murrow

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

Edward R. Murrow

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

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

Edward R. Murrow

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

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

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

Edward R. Murrow

We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.

Edward R. Murrow

We cannot make good news out of bad practice.

Edward R. Murrow

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

Edward R. Murrow

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