Edward R. Murrow Quotes

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Edward R. Murrow Quotes

The obscure we always see sooner or later; the obvious always seems to take a little longer.
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We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.

— Edward R. Murrow

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

— Edward R. Murrow

Good night, and good luck.

— Edward R. Murrow

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

— Edward R. Murrow

Fame is morally neutral.

— Edward R. Murrow

I have said, and I believe, that potentially we have in this country a free enterprise system of radio and television which is superior to any other. But to achieve its promise, it must be both free and enterprising. There is no suggestion here that networks or individual stations should operate as philanthropies. But I can find nothing in the Bill of Rights or in the Communications Act which says that they must increase their net profits each year, lest the Republic collapse.

— Edward R. Murrow

Language is one of the greatest gifts man has devised for himself. It ranks, alongside the discovery of fire and the wheel, as a major influence in making modern man what he is today.

— Edward R. Murrow

A blur of blinks, taps, jiggles, pivots and shifts ... the body language of a man wishing urgently to be elsewhere.

— Edward R. Murrow

I would like television to produce some itching pills rather than this endless outpouring of tranquilizers..

— Edward R. Murrow

The politician is ... trained in the art of inexactitude. His words tend to be blunt or rounded, because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound him.

— Edward R. Murrow

We are to a large extent an imitative society.

— Edward R. Murrow

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