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Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do
by Dan Rather

Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do
not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
- Dan Rather

Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
- Dan Rather

To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer.
- Dan Rather

Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.
- Dan Rather

 

Are the Democrats going to dance the mandate Macarena?
- Dan Rather

For years Don Imus was just - boy, he was merciless in his criticism of me.
Maybe it was justified, but that didn't mean it didn't hurt.
- Dan Rather

Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
- Dan Rather

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An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the
William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.
- Dan Rather

Once the herd starts moving in one direction,
it's very hard to turn it, even slightly.
- Dan Rather

A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that
not everybody wishes you well.
- Dan Rather

I'm proud to say I've never been anybody's lapdog.
- Dan Rather

They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not.
But again maybe not, but again that's like if a frog
had side pockets he'd probably wear a handgun.
- Dan Rather

I've always tried to be fair, even-handed,
not an advocate for any group.
- Dan Rather

Be careful.
Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine.
Your life can get out of balance.
- Dan Rather

Never eat spinach just before going on the air.
- Dan Rather

Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country.
- Dan Rather

Only votes talk, everything else walks.
- Dan Rather

I don't back down.
I don't cave when the pressure gets too great from
these partisan political ideological forces.
- Dan Rather

This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex.
- Dan Rather

Performing doesn't turn me on.
It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas -
including this one.
- Dan Rather

If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey,
most of us would never start out at all.
- Dan Rather

I got addicted.
News, particularly daily news, is more addictive than crack cocaine,
more addictive than heroin, more addictive than cigarettes.
- Dan Rather

And now the sequence of events in no particular order.
- Dan Rather

What I say or do here won't matter much,
nor should it.
- Dan Rather

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
- Dan Rather

The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you,
who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau,
sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called "truth".
- Dan Rather

Those market researchers...
are playing games with you and me and with this entire country.
Their so-called samples of opinion are no more accurate
or reliable than my grandmother's big toe was when
it came to predicting the weather.
- Dan Rather

I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me
with heroin so I could do a story about it.
The experience was a special kind of hell.
I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to 'smack,'
and quickly.
- Dan Rather

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

Let's stop pretending we can arrest our way to safety and security.
Despite all the fine work that policemen and women do,
we have got to find other solutions to deter crime.
- Carrie P. Meek

We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid,
because freedom is priceless.
- Lech Walesa

Global warming has melted the polar ice caps,
raised the levels of the oceans and flooded the earth's great cities.
Despite its evident prosperity, New Jersey is scarcely Utopia.
- Godfried Danneels

Despite the success cult, men are most deeply moved
not by the reaching of the goal but by the grandness
of the effort involved in getting there -
or failing to get there.
- Max Lerner

Frankly, despite my horror of the press,
I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or
so and go buy a few newspapers.
- Luis Bunuel

People would be shocked to know...
that despite the nature of my TV character,
I am actually a nice guy.
- James Lafferty

Despite what the pundits want us to think,
contested primaries aren't civil war,
they are democracy at work, and that's beautiful.
- Sarah Palin

Television, despite its enormous presence,
turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory.
- Justin Kaplan

Despite this lamentable lack of balance in our education
I do not believe that either children or adults in
my country are permeated by a widespread hostility to Germany.
- Douglas Hurd

I'm more relaxed about life now that I'm older.
I like it-despite the wrinkles.
It's what I feel inside that's precious.
- Melanie Griffith

Despite the negativity coming from the President's opponents,
the United States remains fully committed to assisting
the Iraqis in restoring security and rebuilding their nation.
- Craig L. Thomas

But despite the challenges, I love being your Mayor.
- Laura Miller

I like to hide behind the characters I play.
Despite the public perception, I am a very private
person who has a hard time with the fame thing.
- Angelina Jolie

Yet food is something that is taken for granted by
most world leaders despite the fact that more than
half of the population of the world is hungry.
- Norman Borlaug

Despite a few really bad days we had quite a lot of fun making Low,
especially when all the radical ideas were making sense
and things were starting to click.
- Tony Visconti

It was a wonderful time to be young.
The 1960s didn't end until about 1976.
We all believed in Make Love, Not War.
We were idealistic innocents, despite the drugs and sex.
- Margot Kidder

What is so remarkable about the success of affirmative
action is that it has been accomplished despite the
Justice Department and the policies of the federal government.
- Harold Washington

Despite these hurdles, manufacturers in the U.S.
and their employees are doing remarkable work.
- John Engler

Despite what people think of cowboys,
they take pride in how they look, and that look is important to them.
- Steve Kanaly

Despite what they tell you, there are simply no moral
absolutes in a complex world.
- Berkeley Breathed

Despite our high rate of unemployment,
300,000 jobs go unfilled largely because many of the
unemployed lack the skills needed today as a result
of technological progress.
- Kim Campbell

History, despite its wrenching pain,
cannot be unlived,
but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
- Maya Angelou

There was no actual person who was James Bond,
despite all the books.
- Terence Young

But despite the universality of URLs,
we often forget that they're not just a handy way to
address network resources.
They're also valuable communication tools.
- Jesse James Garrett

For some unknown reason, bad-boys draw you in despite
the fact that they are jerks.
- Alexis Bledel

My dear child, you must believe in God despite what the clergy tells you.
- Benjamin Jowett

The other side of it is that, despite all that,
people reach out to poetry at the key moments in their lives.
- Paul Muldoon

Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact
that sometimes he has to eat them.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Sometimes I have to compromise my views,
but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws,
despite what the readers or letters may say.
- Jonathan Shapiro

There is no way, believe me, despite my name being Winfield,
and loving the game dearly.
It wasn't in the cards.
I didn't know what it was going to take to get here.
- Dave Winfield

Despite all the technical improvements,
it still boils down to a man or a woman and a microphone,
playing music, sharing stories, talking about issues -
communicating with an audience.
- Casey Kasem

Another thing: despite my youthful appearance,
I am quite capable of making decisions.
- Lara St.
John

Leaders must pick causes they won't abandon easily,
remain committed despite setbacks, and communicate
their big ideas over and over again in every encounter.
- Rosabeth Moss Kanter

It's a good time to be making movies,
despite the cynicism people have about Hollywood.
- Rob Morrow

She seems to be having a pretty good time despite her worrying.
That's Lily.
- Dashiell Hammett

I work for him despite his faults and he lets me work
for him despite my deficiencies.
- Bill Moyers

I manage to scrape together a private life,
despite the press.
- Michael Hutchence

Despite a decade of criticism and budget cuts,
the specialised UN agencies have far more expertise
and hands-on experience than any other organisations in the world.
- Jeffrey Sachs

But despite this breathtaking pace, I believe in the
capacity of our democracy to meet these challenges.
- Lee H. Hamilton

They forbade me from flying, despite all my protests and arguments.
After being once in space, I was desperately keen to go back there.
But it didn't happen.
- Valentina Tereshkova


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