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Walter Cronkite

Top 10 Walter Cronkite Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 26
Facts Suits Some

A liberal to me is one who - and it suits some of the dictionary definitions - is unbeholden to any specific belief or party or group or person, but makes up his or her mind on the basis of the facts and the presentation of those facts at the time. That defines what I am.

- Walter Cronkite

Subjective Timely Assess

Beyond being timely, an obituary has a more subjective duty: to assess its subject's impact.

- Walter Cronkite

Old-Fashioned Subject

Grandfather was an old-fashioned pharmacist who never ceased venting his resentment at the growing number of retail items the drugstore had to carry, and he would go into periods of fearful rage when the subject of chain stores was raised.

- Walter Cronkite

News Editor Commentator

I am a news presenter, a news broadcaster, an anchorman, a managing editor - not a commentator or analyst.

- Walter Cronkite

Simple Two Nearly

As anchorman of the CBS Evening News, I signed off my nightly broadcasts for nearly two decades with a simple statement: 'And that's the way it is.' To me, that encapsulates the newsman's highest ideal: to report the facts as he sees them, without regard for the consequences or controversy that may ensue.

- Walter Cronkite

Way

And that's the way it is.

- Walter Cronkite

Remember Years I Remember

I covered the Vietnam War. I remember the lies that were told, the lives that were lost - and the shock when, twenty years after the war ended, former Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara admitted he knew it was a mistake all along.

- Walter Cronkite

Prepare Through Still

I had as much time to prepare for that moon landing as NASA did, and I still was speechless when it happened. It just was so awe-inspiring to actually be able to see the thing through the television that was a miracle in itself.

- Walter Cronkite

Game Imagine Give

I can't imagine a person becoming a success who doesn't give this game of life everything he's got.

- Walter Cronkite

Health Caring Nor

America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.

- Walter Cronkite

Virtual Joining Flora

I am joining the hundreds of thousands who shall be marching in the Virtual March on Washington to Stop Global Warming in order to demonstrate the concern that we all hold for the future of our planet and all the living things - flora, fauna, human and animal - that exist upon it.

- Walter Cronkite

Law Think I Think

I think we are realizing that we are going to have to have an international rule of law.

- Walter Cronkite

Politics Doing Covering

We all have our likes and our dislikes. But... when we're doing news - when we're doing the front-page news, not the back page, not the op-ed pages, but when we're doing the daily news, covering politics - it is our duty to be sure that we do not permit our prejudices to show. That is simply basic journalism.

- Walter Cronkite

Worry News Getting

I worry that we're not getting enough of the news that we need to make informed judgments as citizens.

- Walter Cronkite

Truth Both Sides Get

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.

- Walter Cronkite

United Nations Own United

It seems to many of us that if we are to avoid the eventual catastrophic world conflict, we must strengthen the United Nations as a first step toward a world government patterned after our own government with a legislature, executive and judiciary, and police to enforce its international laws and keep the peace.

- Walter Cronkite

Freedom Free Either

There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.

- Walter Cronkite

Big Been Almost Everything

Watergate just happened to come along at the same time as the demand for honesty in relations between the sexes, in advertising, in ecology, in almost everything. It just stumbled into that great big elephant trap that had already been built for it.

- Walter Cronkite

Work Need Make

Journalism is what we need to make democracy work.

- Walter Cronkite

Fishing Like Bait

There were a few youthful fishing trips, but I never enjoyed the experiences, partly because I didn't like hurting the bait.

- Walter Cronkite