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Daniel Okrent Quotes and Sayings

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

I think Tierney is also more libertarian than he is
conservative in the conventional sense.
- 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 believe the Times is a great newspaper,
but a profoundly fallible one.
- Daniel Okrent

 

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

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

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

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I know there are reporters who ridicule pundits.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius PHOTO

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

Life only appears complicated when one is worrying.
Relax, and life becomes simple again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is no need for temples,
no need for complicated philosophies.
My brain and my heart are my temples;
my philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Maybe life isn't really as complicated
as we make it out to be.
Perhaps a simple child-like attitude would create
a less stressful and happier life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my simple religion.
There is no need for temples;
no need for complicated philosophy.
Our own brain, our own heart is our temple;
the philosophy is kindness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Movies are a complicated collision of literature,
theatre, music and all the visual arts.
- Yahoo Serious

Computers are famous for being able to do complicated
things starting from simple programs.
- Seth Lloyd

Maybe nature is fundamentally ugly, chaotic and complicated.
But if it's like that, then I want out.
- Steven Weinberg

Two people could build an outhouse in four hours.
They're not complicated.
- Robert Maxwell

We were promised a simpler life, and technology has
only complicated our lives.
- Freeman Thomas

I think Secretary's funny, it is about sex,
and there's a lot of sex in it, sex is the key,
but you're talking about a lot of other complicated things.
- Maggie Gyllenhaal

It's a complicated set of opinions that women bring to the voting booth.
- Eleanor Clift

And living in a metropolitan area which is ethnically diverse,
our lives are very complicated, so our emotional experiences
are going to be varied like that.
- Debbie Harry

Never trust any complicated cocktail that remainds
perfectly clear until the last ingredient goes in,
and then immediately clouds.
- Terry Prachett

There's no limit to how complicated things can get,
on account of one thing always leading to another.
- E. B. White

Everything is complicated; if that were not so,
life and poetry and everything else would be a bore.
- Wallace Stevens

Every journey into the past is complicated by delusions,
false memories, false namings of real events.
- Adrienne Rich

I'm not after a closed system, I mean I'm after a complicated system in structure,
but as far as watching it, I don't think that everything should be decided.
- Mark Morris

The circumstances of human society are too complicated
to be submitted to the rigor of mathematical calculation.
- Marquis De Custine

Our relationships, relationships between adults,
how all those pieces fit together - that's the most
complicated thing we all face.
- Bill Condon

I thought it was going to take a lot more countdowns on the pad.
We actually did scrub once, but I figured we'd scrub
several times since it's a pretty complicated vehicle.
- Robert Crippen

In 1995 the whole political situation was very complicated.
I was the first deputy prime minister,
and at the same time I had very low influence in the government.
- Anatoly Chubais

I love dogs.
They live in the moment and don't care about anything
except affection and food.
They're loyal and happy.
Humans are just too damn complicated.
- David Duchovny

The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself.
And that is the most complicated thing on earth.
- Edward Steichen

Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated.
- Arnold Palmer

Really, life is complicated enough without having a
bunch of Senators deciding what we should do in the
privacy of our own homes.
- Barbara Boxer

Working overseas is more difficult in that it's much
more complicated to get people to open their hearts
to you and to tell you information.
- John Pomfret

It's clear to me that there is no good reason for many
philosophy books to sound as complicated as they do.
- Alain de Botton

Computers rather frighten me, because I never did learn to type,
so the whole thing seems extraordinarily complicated to me.
- Charles Keating

I feel that racial profiling may be a very complicated
and long-standing problem.
It will take a long time even to make tiny progress.
- Wen Ho Lee

The process is intense and the producers,
who are intelligent men, are bringing in new people
for a fresh look at a complicated project that has
been in the making for 10 years.
- Ednita Nazario

I got tired of people complaining that it was too hard
to use UNIX because the editor was too complicated.
- Bill Joy

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated,
which, when looked at in the right way did not become still more complicated.
- Poul Anderson

There's no mystery to it.
Nothing more complicated than learning lines and putting on a costume.
- Morgan Freeman

A man may build a complicated piece of mechanism,
or pilot a steamboat, but not more than five out of
ten know how the apple got into the dumpling.
- Edward A. Boyden

You cannot write for children They're much too complicated.
You can only write books that are of interest to them.
- Maurice Sendak

I've discovered as I've grown up that life is far more
complicated than you think it is when you're a kid.
It isn't just a straightforward fairytale.
- Rachel McAdams

I try to write parts for women that are as complicated
and interesting as women actually are.
- Nora Ephron

It's slightly complicated for people to grasp the idea
of a head of state in human form.
- Prince Andrew

The dream factory of that time was much simpler.
As media outlets grew, everything became so complicated.
- Janet Leigh

We can take this country back.
All we need is to nominate the right candidate.
It's no more complicated than that.
- Rush Limbaugh

It is far more difficult to be simple than to be complicated;
far more difficult to sacrifice skill and easy execution in the proper place,
than to expand both indiscriminately.
- John Ruskin

I've been planted here to be a vessel for acting...
That's why I'm really taking any part,
regardless of how complicated it's going to be.
- Leonardo DiCaprio

There were certain questions about the foundations
of morals that advances in science all threaten to make more complicated.
- Leon Kass

You know how it is with drawers and labels in the music business.
They don't want anything to be complicated.
They just want it simple, as simple as possible.
- Mark McGrath

As we were leaving the Huron camp, it was awkward filming.
I think that the Huron watching us was there to create tension -
maybe we wouldn't get out.
Nothing complicated.
- Madeleine Stowe

The issues are by some geometric number -
100 or 200 or 500 -
times more complicated today than we appreciated them
to be when Franklin Roosevelt was around.
- Gaylord Nelson

The material particle nature of primary cosmic radiation has been confirmed,
although the processes turned out to be extraordinarily
more complicated than we had assumed.
- Walther Bothe

The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated.
We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages.
- Jasmine Guy

In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell...
we can't dance synonyms.
- George Balanchine

Design is the method of putting form and content together.
Design, just as art, has multiple definitions;
there is no single definition.
Design can be art.
Design can be aesthetics.
Design is so simple, that's why it is so complicated.
- Paul Rand


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