Jim Lehrer Quotes

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Jim Lehrer Quotes

Take risks ... be willing to put your mind and your spirit, your time and your energy, your stomach and your emotions on the line. To search for a safe place, to search for an end to a rainbow, is to search for a place that you will hate once you find it. The soul must be nourished along with the bank account and the resume. The best nourishment for any soul is to create your own risks.
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I believe an invitation from the Commission on Presidential Debates is similar to a draft notice - a civic responsibility.

— Jim Lehrer

I always wear blue shirts and I like wine or purple ties.

— Jim Lehrer

I came from a family of Marines into the family of Marines.

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I'm a gatekeeper, and the gatekeepers all used to be mostly old, white men.

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As I say, I'm a discourse advocate. What form it comes is less important to me than the fact that there is discourse.

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I'm in the civil discourse business. I think it takes all kinds. And more power to everybody.

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Everyone should get their news however they want to and in whatever form they want. I'm not going to sit back in judgment of other people and the way they do it.

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People can get their news any way they want. What I love about what's happened is that there are so many different avenues, there are so many different outlets, so many different ways to debate and discuss and to inquire about any given news story.

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People can say anything they want to. If they don't want to get the news from me, get it from somebody else. It's not something I'm going to worry about, I'm sorry.

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A skill required to be president is to explain to the American people any given thing they do.

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I started as a print reporter.

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I'm not in the being-annoyed business.

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In my case, I was covering politics in Texas as a newspaper man in the 1960's.

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In television there are only about 12 people who do what I do.

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Most of the gaffes I've made have not been funny - they've been stupid.

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My own view, there is a need for and a demonstrated need for more journalism now than there ever has been.

— Jim Lehrer

No two people see things the same way.

— Jim Lehrer

The shouting and opinion and jokes don't exist if there isn't first a story.

— Jim Lehrer

Those who know me know I won't hesitate to turn around and point someone out.

— Jim Lehrer

We have increasingly fewer and fewer journalists who have any military experience and understand what life is like in the military and in combat.

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The best moderators are the moderators who are essentially invisible. A moderator who is there to be seen and heard and to be talked about either, 'oh, God, what a great question,' or, 'oh, God, what a lousy question,' that to me is a failed moderator.

— Jim Lehrer

I'm not saying Senator Mitchell's report is entirely wrong. I am saying Brian McNamee's statements about me are wrong. Let me be clear: I have never taken steroids or HGH.

— Jim Lehrer

Let me be clear: Despite Roger Clemens' statements to the contrary, I never injected Roger Clemens, or anyone else, with lidocaine or B-12.

— Jim Lehrer

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