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Charles Kuralt Quotes and Sayings

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You can find your way across this country using burger
joints the way a navigator uses stars.
- Charles Kuralt

Related topics: Society

The love of family and the admiration of friends is
much more important than wealth and privilege.
- Charles Kuralt

My mother, at least twice, cancelled our family's subscription
to the newspaper I was working on,
because she was so mad about its treatment of my father.
- Charles Kuralt

TV critics, who traditionally hate television and make
their living writing about it,
often didn't like what I did on the air.
- Charles Kuralt

 

I didn't like the competitiveness of big-time journalism.
- Charles Kuralt

There is such a thing as a national conscience,
and it can be touched.
- Charles Kuralt

In television, everything is gone with the speed of light,
literally.
It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality.
- Charles Kuralt

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Look for joy in your life; it's not always easy to find.
- Charles Kuralt

I believe that writing is derivative.
I think good writing comes from good reading.
- Charles Kuralt

My parents encouraged me in everything I ever wanted to do.
- Charles Kuralt

I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating.
It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with
good language and trying to imitate it.
- Charles Kuralt

I'm not any kind of social reformer.
- Charles Kuralt

Kids are always asked, What are you going to be when
you grow up? I needed an answer.
So instead of saying, a fireman, or a policeman,
I said, a reporter.
- Charles Kuralt

I think all those people I did stories about measured
their own success by the joy their work was giving them.
- Charles Kuralt

I would love to write something that people would still
read 50 or 100 years from now.
That comes with growing older, I think.
- Charles Kuralt

It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge
that the whole country isn't in flames,
that there are people in the country besides politicians,
entertainers, and criminals.
- Charles Kuralt

I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a reporter.
I don't know where I got the idea that it was a romantic calling.
- Charles Kuralt

I used to think that driving, sleepless,
ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed.
- Charles Kuralt

I suppose I was a little bit of what would be called today a nerd.
I didn't have girlfriends, and really I wasn't a very social boy.
- Charles Kuralt

I don't think I had a reputation as a hard worker,
but inside I was always being eaten up by the pressures.
- Charles Kuralt

Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship.
- Charles Kuralt

I don't think one should ever come to my stage of life
and have to look back and say,
Gosh.
I wish I hadn't spent all those years doing that job
I was never really interested in.
- Charles Kuralt

We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
- Charles Kuralt

I think I'd have done better if I had been a little
more relaxed-if I had not pressed quite so hard,
if I'd not lost quite so much sleep.
- Charles Kuralt

It's best to leap into something you know you love.
You might change your mind later, but that is the privilege of youth.
- Charles Kuralt

When I was a little boy I used to borrow my father's hat,
and make a press card to stick in the hat band.
That was the way reporters were always portrayed in the movies.
- Charles Kuralt

I wasn't a very discriminating reader.
I read just about everything that came along.
- Charles Kuralt

I can't say that I've changed anybody's life,
ever, and that's the real work of the world,
if you want a better society.
- Charles Kuralt

A country so rich that it can send people to the moon
still has hundreds of thousands of its citizens who can't read.
That's terribly troubling to me.
- Charles Kuralt

The first books I was interested in were all about baseball.
But I can't think of one single book that changed my life in any way.
- Charles Kuralt

There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things,
quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people,
or delusions of superiority.
- Charles Kuralt

Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students.
- Charles Kuralt

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes
up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
- Charles Kuralt

It was so much fun to have the freedom to wander America,
with no assignments.
For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment.
These were all stories I wanted to do myself.
- Charles Kuralt

I don't have any well-developed philosophy about journalism.
Ultimately it is important in a society like this,
so people can know about everything that goes wrong.
- Charles Kuralt

Thanks to the Interstate Highway System,
it is now possible to travel across the country from
coast to coast without seeing anything.
- Charles Kuralt

I remember being in the public library and my jaw just
aching as I looked around at all those books I wanted to read.
There just wasn't time enough to read everything I wanted to read.
- Charles Kuralt

When I worked in Los Angeles covering hard news,
very often when something important would happen I'd
be off in the woods covering something unimportant,
which was more interesting to me.
- Charles Kuralt

Now that I look back on it, having retired from being a reporter,
it was kind of romantic.
It was a wonderful way to live one's life,
just as I imagined it would be when I was 6 or 7.
- Charles Kuralt

I had a little insight into life that most kids probably didn't have.
My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a social worker.
Through his eyes I saw the underside of society.
- Charles Kuralt

I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my
age went to school hungry in the morning,
which I don't think most of my contemporaries in racially
segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time.
- Charles Kuralt

When we become a really mature, grown-up,
wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community,
where they belong.
We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough.
- Charles Kuralt

I recognize that I had a good deal of good luck in my life.
I came along at a time when it was pretty easy to get a job in journalism.
I went to work at CBS News when I was about 22,
and within a year or so was reporting on the air.
- Charles Kuralt

Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying
to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina.
A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens.
- Charles Kuralt

For a while there, I was a stringer.
The expression comes from the old habit of stringing
together the column inches that you had written.
They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy.
- Charles Kuralt

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

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

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward


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