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Walter Isaacson

American,  Writer
Total Quotes : 26
Want Violated Jobs

I've asked Jobs why he didn't get an operation then and he said, 'I didn't want my body to be opened. I didn't want to be violated in that way.'

- Walter Isaacson

Generation New News

But the point is to get a whole new generation of people and people in general more re-engaged in news, and this has happened a lot since September 11th of course.

- Walter Isaacson

Going Leading Critical

Especially right after 9/11. Especially when the war in Afghanistan is going on. There was a real sense that you don't get that critical of a government that's leading us in war time.

- Walter Isaacson

Boom Use Right Answer

I actually think Bill Gates is conventionally smarter, even though it's a dumb word, but mental processing power - I've watched him use four different screens, process information, get to the right answer, boom boom boom.

- Walter Isaacson

Existence Evidence Some

For some people, miracles serve as evidence of God's existence.

- Walter Isaacson

Think I Think Hussein

I don't think there was enough skepticism because I think most of us kind of believed that Saddam Hussein was building biological, chemical, and perhaps even, nuclear weapons.

- Walter Isaacson

Doing Ears Figure

And if you don't have your ears open, you're not going to be able to figure out what you should be doing.

- Walter Isaacson

Think I Think Downs

I think that we shouldn't be fixated all the time on the ups and downs of the weekly ratings, of the quarter-hour ratings.

- Walter Isaacson

Think I Think Very

I think it's very important to have a sense of balance in covering the war, but you don't have to be morally neutral about terrorism.

- Walter Isaacson

Strong Emotional Steve

I have a strong emotional respect for Steve.

- Walter Isaacson

Think I Think Charging

I think it is valuable and should be valued by its consumers. Charging for content forces discipline on journalists: they must produce things that people actually value.

- Walter Isaacson

Big Things Big How

I wonder now how tough you have to be to get big things done.

- Walter Isaacson

Gut Your Sensational

When there are multiple versions of a story, you really have three ways to go. You can pick the most sensational version. You can try to balance things in your gut to get to what you think is the honest truth. Or you can err on the side of kindness.

- Walter Isaacson

Think Smart People Dime

Smart people are a dime a dozen. What matters is the ability to think different... to think out of the box.

- Walter Isaacson

Still Everybody Very

In the age of the internet when everybody's a pundit, we're still gonna need somebody there to go talk to the colonels, to be on the ground in Baghdad and stuff and that's very expensive.

- Walter Isaacson

Enlightenment Reward Being

Just being the seeker, somebody whose open to spiritual enlightenment, is in itself the important thing and it's the reward for being a seeker in this world.

- Walter Isaacson

Memory Going Product

Steve Jobs was never going to let Flash on any Apple product again like that after in 1997 - he's got a long memory - they said no and Bill Gates said yes.

- Walter Isaacson

Financial Think I Think

I think one problem we've had is that people who are smart and creative and innovative as engineers went into financial engineering.

- Walter Isaacson

Trust Compete Some

We have to compete in a universe of 200 networks, so we have to carve out our own niche, and to me, that niche is just basic shoe-leather journalism with some good journalists at the helm you can trust as presenters.

- Walter Isaacson

Think Country I Think

I think right now we need to look back at the founding values of our country. Rise above partisanship, be less bitter when it comes to important matters that have to be solved.

- Walter Isaacson