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I'm not an American but I have always had the outsiders'
by Christiane Amanpour

I'm not an American but I have always had the outsiders'
respect for the American people and the American way.
- Christiane Amanpour

And I believe that good journalism, good television,
can make our world a better place.
- Christiane Amanpour

They take journalism really seriously because they
know the force that it is and can be.
- Christiane Amanpour

I have made my living bearing witness to some of the
most horrific events of the end of our century,
at the end of the 20th century.
- Christiane Amanpour

 

In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has
been based on the emerging free press.
- Christiane Amanpour

U.S.
soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance,
joke that they track my movements in order to know
where they will be deployed next.
- Christiane Amanpour

I am no longer sure that when I go out there and do
my job it'll even see the light of air,
if the experience of my network colleagues is anything to go by.
- Christiane Amanpour

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But to be self-obsessed is simply not o.k.
for the most important country in the world,
the United States, which affects every other country in the world.
- Christiane Amanpour

In Bosnia, little children shot in the head by a guy
who thinks it's okay to aim his gun at a child.
- Christiane Amanpour

Yes, you are running businesses, and yes,
we understand and accept that, but surely there must
be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent.
- Christiane Amanpour

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

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

We do it because we're committed, because we're believers.
- Christiane Amanpour

And I really believe good journalism is good business.
- Christiane Amanpour

Because if we the storytellers don't do this,
then the bad people will win.
- Christiane Amanpour

If we have no respect for our viewers,
then how can we have any respect for ourselves and what we do?
- Christiane Amanpour

I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was.
- Christiane Amanpour

I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories,
not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get.
- Christiane Amanpour

Our industry has invested so much money in technology
that perhaps it's time to invest in talent,
in people.
- Christiane Amanpour

I was planning, I told everybody, to take him on the road with me.
At the very least I fully expected to keep up my hectic pace,
and my passion as a war correspondent.
- Christiane Amanpour

Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned,
people simply don't trust or like journalists anymore and that's sad.
- Christiane Amanpour

If you have a child, I said, you have a responsibility at least to stay alive.
- Christiane Amanpour

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

We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership.
- Christiane Amanpour

What we do and say and show really matters.
- Christiane Amanpour

We manage the fear, I manage the fear,
but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does.
- Christiane Amanpour

For instance, why are we terrorizing this country,
leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline,
as somebody, as somebody mentioned?
- Christiane Amanpour

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

Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and
conviction I once told an interviewer that of course
I would never get married.
And I most definitely would never have children.
- Christiane Amanpour

And one thing that I always believed and that I knew
for certain was that I could never have sustained a
personal relationship while I worked this hard,
or while I was that driven this intensely by the story.
- Christiane Amanpour

'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News.
Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition
started by David Brinkley,
is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward
to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day.
- Christiane Amanpour

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

I was really just the tea boy to begin with,
or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced,
innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be,
I was going to be, a foreign correspondent.
- Christiane Amanpour

In emerging democracies like Russia,
in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia,
journalists play a vital role in civil society.
In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
- Christiane Amanpour

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If not us, who, if not now, when?
- Anonymous

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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