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CNN is one of the participants in the war.
by Arthur C. Clarke

CNN is one of the participants in the war.
I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The only way to discover the limits of the possible
is to go beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right; but if he says that it is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

 

Credulity - willingness to accept
unsupported statements without demanding proof -
is the greatest ally of the dictator and the demagogue.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected President
but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Clarke's Third Law:
Any sufficiently advanced technology
is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

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Reading computer manuals without the hardware is as
frustrating as reading manuals without the software.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't believe in God but I'm very interested in her.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of
nationalism can long survive when men have seen the
Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God -
but to create him.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe,
and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible,
he is almost certainly right.
When he states that something is impossible,
he is very probably wrong.
- Arthur C. Clarke

New ideas pass through three periods:
1) It can't be done.
2) It probably can be done, but it's not worth doing.
3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
- Arthur C. Clarke

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may
be the hijacking of morality by religion.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Our lifetime may be the last that will be lived out
in a technological society.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Politicians should read science fiction,
not westerns and detective stories.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The intelligent minority of this world will mark 1
January 2001 as the real beginning of the 21st century
and the Third Millennium.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The limits of the possible can only be defined by going
beyond them into the impossible.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't pretend we have all the answers.
But the questions are certainly worth thinking about.
- Arthur C. Clarke

This is the first age that's ever paid much attention to the future,
which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
- Arthur C. Clarke

How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Human judges can show mercy.
But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.
- Arthur C. Clarke

There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Perhaps, as some wit remarked, the best proof that
there is Intelligent Life in Outer Space is the fact it hasn't come here.
Well, it can't hide forever - one day we will overhear it.
- Arthur C. Clarke

We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth.
How can it be, in a world where half the things a man
knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 -
and half the things he knows at 40 hadn't been discovered when he was 20?
- Arthur C. Clarke

Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction.
They may be summed up by the phrases:
1-
It's completely impossible.
2- It's possible, but it's not worth doing.
3- I said it was a good idea all along.
- Arthur C. Clarke

I'm a big fan of CNN.
I watched it from the beginning.
- Peter Jennings

At what point does CNN wise up and rein in 'Larry King Live' to save itself?
- Phil Rosenthal

CNN canceled all the shows I was on.
They're going in a different direction,
but that's their privilege.
They own the business.
- Robert Novak

Today, especially, when there are so many stations
for viewers to choose from,
if they want news, they always come to CNN and that's where I wanted to be.
- Connie Chung

Little did we know then that CNN would become the big league.
- Christiane Amanpour

They are scared that the BBC or CNN may call them radicals,
so they remain soft instead.
The problem lies there, with the Muslim leaders,
not the Muslim masses.
- Abu Bakar Bashir

We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution,
because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
- Christiane Amanpour

With the exception of the New York Times,
Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio,
the rest of the mainstream media has basically been
silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys.
- Curt Weldon

I am amazed that CNN can't get its act together.
- Rupert Murdoch

Since I arrived at CNN, it has grown into one of the
largest and most trusted news organizations in the world.
- Jim Walton

Fox would hire me in a minute.
And believe it or not, CNN would, too.
- Michael Savage

CNN is a more diverse brand.
It's spread out over more products over there.
- Brit Hume

But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase,
with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars.
- Christiane Amanpour

At CNN, our view is that good journalism equals good business.
- Jim Walton

I was first to break the news about the death of Lady Diana.
The CNN team couldn't get into makeup fast enough.
- Matt Drudge

CNN was one of the first news organizations in the
world to train and equip its journalists before deploying them to dangerous areas.
- Jim Walton

People think that there is a country there that these
people are only around when they are on CNN.
I don't think that's limited to Haiti.
- Edwidge Danticat

I was up late last night yapping about the elections
on CNN and up early this morning doing the same thing
in my daughter's kindergarten class.
- Tucker Carlson

People would pay money to work at CNN.
- Larry King

I get all of my comedy from CNN.
- Rob Corddry

Communications is the number one major in America today.
CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer.
- Larry King

Have you seen U2's live show? It's boring as hell.
It's like watching CNN.
- Sharon Osbourne

CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same
in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.
- Roger Ailes

CNN can still afford 36 bureaus around the world.
- Jim Walton

We hear foreign accents on CNN.
It's crazy, it's wild, who knows, maybe they'll take
you because you certainly don't fit in,
in the American spectrum of news.
- Christiane Amanpour

The month of January, we were number one.
Now, this is something we're proud of,
because we recognize we're up against a formidable operation there at CNN.
- Brit Hume

For instance, he says I let him play golf,
and he says, he lets me be miserable in my job.
Now - that doesn't quite sound right,
does it? But nonetheless, I think for the first time in my life,
I'm not going to be miserable in my life when I come and work at CNN.
- Connie Chung

You have to have pace, you have to have high production values,
you have to have interesting graphics,
and you have to have attractive people.
CNN could afford not to be so obedient to those commands,
and for a long time, it wasn't.
- Brit Hume

We're going to develop - what we want to do is to provide
the viewers with what they want from CNN and that is the news.
So when people tune in, they'll get the latest news,
but they'll also get the biggest story of the day in depth,
as CNN does so well.
- Connie Chung

Television has certain imperatives that CNN had the
luxury of ignoring for a long period of time.
CNN could take the position that the news would be the star,
because in most of the programming day,
they were the only all-news operation on the air.
- Brit Hume

Occasionally I'll watch Fox News for as long as I can tolerate it,
or CNN.
I'll watch until I get infuriated, but you got to know
what they're talking about and what they're not talking about.
- David Cross

For a man who purports to have learned of media ethics only this month,
Mr. Williams has spent an undue amount of time appearing
as a media ethicist on both CNN and the cable news networks of NBC.
- Frank Rich

But, you know, sometimes - many - they all understand.
That's the nice thing.
They were all very happy for me and they understand
why I decided to come to CNN.
So in that respect, I know that they think it's the best thing for me to do.
- Connie Chung

CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America.
Women admire her because she's strong and successful.
Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it.
- Jay Leno

We exercise great caution in airing an audio-
or videotape released by a terrorist organization holding a hostage.
These are decisions made by CNN's editorial staff and not by any third party.
- Jim Walton

Two days ago, I was killed in LA.
CNN reported that.
What if my grandmother had seen that and had a heart
attack? People talk about lyrical content.
There is no media responsibility.
Movies, the porn industry, it has to be across the
board or it's ineffective.
- Curtis Jackson

Throughout the lead-up to the war, CNN worked hard
to air all sides of the story.
We had a regular segment called Voices of Dissent in
which we spent time covering antiwar protests and interviewing
those who were opposed to the war with Iraq.
- Jim Walton

I leave CNN with the utmost respect,
love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here.
This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years,
and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished.
- Christiane Amanpour

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller


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