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I think Tierney is also more libertarian than he is
by Daniel Okrent

I think Tierney is also more libertarian than he is
conservative in the conventional sense.
- Daniel Okrent

Right, but there's expertise and then there's inside information.
And I think we have to make a distinction.
- Daniel Okrent

It's a very complicated issue about when is a fact
not a fact in the context of opinions.
- Daniel Okrent

Is the New York Times a Liberal Newspaper? Of course it is.
- Daniel Okrent

 

If you really hate George Bush, you don't want to read
about his hobbies or that he's nice to his friends
or that he's good company at dinner.
- Daniel Okrent

If there had been three public editors before me,
the body might have absorbed it a little bit better.
- Daniel Okrent

I believe the Times is a great newspaper,
but a profoundly fallible one.
- Daniel Okrent

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I'm saying that the WMD reporting was not consciously evil.
It was bad journalism, even very bad journalism.
- Daniel Okrent

I was probably being a little cocky,
which I do when I feel that I don't know what I'm talking about.
- Daniel Okrent

Now I worry.
If people ended up liking me, did I do the job wrong?
So I decided they didn't end up liking me -
they ended up being able to deal with me.
- Daniel Okrent

I know there are reporters who ridicule pundits.
- Daniel Okrent

But I think it's undeniable that the Times is a liberal paper.
- Daniel Okrent

I think it's one of the Times' problems that they haven't
made it clear to readers what various formats mean.
- Daniel Okrent

I'm afraid we'll see reporters stop chasing quotes
around the same time dogs stop chasing cars.
- Daniel Okrent

That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and
the nation's perception of the Times,
the perception of its editorial positions,
and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed
by the publisher's choice of people who are given the
freedom to write opinion columns.
- Daniel Okrent

Gail didn't want me commenting on the opinion pages.
I was hired by the news department and,
despite the rabid assertions of the Times' enemies and detractors,
the two really have nothing to do with each other.
- Daniel Okrent

The Times' new credibility committee report that was
issued on Monday very specifically said they will be
putting in a policy that reporters must get permission
from their department heads to appear on television,
which I think is a really good thing.
- Daniel Okrent

That first week, I also went to Washington.
That was really tough.
I sympathize with those Washington figures who have
to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters.
They ask hard questions and they're relentless.
And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me.
- Daniel Okrent

I think on civilian casualties they could do more.
It's actually something I've discussed with the editors involved.
They're aware of it, and I'm hopeful that there will
be more reporting on that.
- Daniel Okrent

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you think you're free, there's no escape possible.
- Ram Dass

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart for so long.
If we're in each other's dreams, we can be together all the time.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Children are born innocent.
Before they are domesticated they live in the moment,
love without fear, and don't even think about the opinions of others.
- don Miguel Ruiz

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

What we think, we become.
- The Buddha

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

Think for yourself and question authority.
- Timothy Leary

I think therefore I am.
- Rene Descartes

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You become what you think about.
- Earl Nightingale

Don't marry the person you think you can live with;
marry only the individual you think you can't live without.
- James C. Dobson

You can do what you have to do,
and sometimes you can do it
even better than you think you can.
- Jimmy Carter

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

Nurture your mind with great thoughts,
for you will never go any higher than you think.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Live so that when your children think of fairness,
caring and integrity, they think of you.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie

Those who know how to think need no teachers.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie


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