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John Pomfret Quotes and Sayings

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Stanford had no journalism program so I just learned by doing,
effectively.
- John Pomfret

I went back to the States and started at a small newspaper in Riverside County,
California, covering the police; I was making $280
a week covering the police.
- John Pomfret

The desire to become a journalist came really because
I very much like living abroad,
and like to travel, and wanted to be paid for it.
- John Pomfret

In some ways the domestic reporting is a lot easier
because Americans will talk to you about anything.
- John Pomfret

 

I was posted to China in the summer of 1988,
which was the greatest time ever, I think,
to have been in China.
- John Pomfret

The one indication that I got that I was doing the
right job in Bosnia was that at different periods of
time all the factions came down very hard on me.
- John Pomfret

The work is a calling.
It demands that type of obsession.
- John Pomfret

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My main form of transportation at that time was a bicycle,
because bicycles could move though the crowd.
- John Pomfret

I grew up in New York City in the late '70s,
at a time when U.S.
- China relations were something that was on the front
page of The New York Times on a regular basis.
- John Pomfret

I had my life threatened by Bosnian Serbs on numerous occasions.
- John Pomfret

Whereas with foreign coverage there's a much broader
disconnect between you and your audience.
- John Pomfret

And then I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go to China in 1980,
which was quite early.
- John Pomfret

When you do a job like this you have to like having cold sweat on your back.
- John Pomfret

I was fourteen when Kissinger made his secret trip to China,
and then there was subsequently Nixon's trip to China,
and I was very much seized with an interest in China.
- John Pomfret

Srebrenica was a horrendous war crime and it had to be uncovered.
- John Pomfret

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

Good journalism, I think, represents life and if you
try to organize something too neatly it usually blows
up in your face and doesn't really happen the way you want it to.
- John Pomfret

I've been shot at on numerous occasions.
- John Pomfret

When I see somebody being mistreated,
my eyes tear up and I want to stop it.
And I believe that the best thing I can do is to write about it,
because if I insert myself into the equation it doesn't really do much good,
but if I write about it I think it could do more good.
- John Pomfret

I think that's the main threat in Bosnia and Rwanda and Zaire.
There doesn't seem to be much willingness to engage
these problems unless they directly affect national security interests.
- John Pomfret

For me the much more significant question is what did the Americans do,
if anything, to help the Croatian army,
because they are the ones that changed fundamentally the map of Bosnia,
not the Bosnian army.
- John Pomfret

I think some of the best reporters are the ones who
can really illustrate the differences between societies,
at the same time trying to connect the fact that there
are a lot of shared values in addition to those differences.
- John Pomfret

One of the problems that we have as American journalists
is that we bring the American cultural baggage with
us and we plop it down and it follows us around and
that's just a fact of life.
- John Pomfret

But on the other hand, in the midst of the chaos,
you find normal people.
You find people who are willing to risk their lives
to tell you what they saw,
even though they have no dog in the fight.
- John Pomfret

I think to a certain extent in Bosnia and among the
Hutus in Rwanda and also among the Tutsis in Rwanda
who then took revenge on the Hutus,
there is a sense of being swept up and a sense that
the society in which they live has gone mad.
- John Pomfret

A lot of times when we work overseas we tend to put
the experience of someone who lives overseas,
a Chinese person or a Korean person or a Bosnian person,
within the prism of an American life.
- John Pomfret

And when they do spin out of control there are important
ramifications that affect America,
not just its direct national interest but its broader
interests as a nation which has thought of itself as
a beacon to other nations,
of freedom, liberty, democracy, whatever.
- John Pomfret

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
- Dan Stanford

In marked contrast to the University of Wisconsin,
Biochemistry was hardly visible at Stanford in 1945,
consisting of only two professors in the chemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises
in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.
- Philip Zimbardo

My job at Stanford is rather different from the ones
I had held previously in that my own ambitions must
take a back seat to the well-being of the students with whom I work.
- Robert B. Laughlin

I spend a year at the Hoover Institute at Stanford,
researching market approaches to air pollution control.
- Gale Norton

I was very nervous about going up to teach at Stanford
and very nervous even about going to ARPA.
- Vinton Cerf

The war project at Stanford was essentially completed,
and I accepted an offer of an Assistant Professorship
at the University of Minnesota,
which had a good biochemistry department.
- Paul D. Boyer

Later, at Stanford University, I thought I'd become a lawyer or businessman,
but my father came to me and said he thought there
was a big future in the fine-wine business.
- Robert Mondavi

I started studying shyness in adults in 1972.
Shyness operates at so many different levels.
Out of that research came the Stanford shyness clinic in 1977.
- Philip Zimbardo

Certainly Yahoo!
wouldn't exist without the sort of environment that
Stanford gave us to allow us to create it.
- Jerry Yang

You looked at Stanford or Harvard, or the University of Colorado,
these were powerful engines just turning out people
ready to create and grow businesses.
- John Hickenlooper

For the last year I've been at Stanford University
as a student and I've had time to read the newspaper.
- Tabitha Soren

The great advantage to labor arising out of co-operative
effort has been apparent to me for many years.
- Leland Stanford

Laboring men can perform for themselves the office
of becoming their own employers.
- Leland Stanford

I want, in this school, that one sex shall have equal
advantage with the other,
and I want particularly that females shall have open
to them every employment suitable to their sex.
- Leland Stanford

I have always been fully persuaded that,
through co-operation, labor could become its own employer.
- Leland Stanford

In the unrest of the masses I augur great good.
It is by their realizing that their condition of life
is not what it ought to be that vast improvements may be accomplished.
- Leland Stanford

Labor can and will become its own employer through
co-operative association.
- Leland Stanford

All legislative experiments in the way of making forcible
distribution of the wealth produced in any country have failed.
- Leland Stanford

Money is the great tool through whose means labor and
skill become universally co-operative.
- Leland Stanford

In dedicating his estate to the honoring of endeavors that benefit mankind,
Alfred Nobel expressed a lifelong concern that is even
more timely in 1972 than it was in his lifetime.
- Stanford Moore

The only distribution of wealth which is the product of labor,
which will be honest, will come through a more equal
distribution of the productive capacity of men.
- Leland Stanford

The real conflict, if any exists, is between two industrial systems.
- Leland Stanford

No man can be held throughout the day by what happens throughout the night.
- Sally Stanford

Government itself is founded upon the great doctrine
of the consent of the governed,
and has its cornerstone in the memorable principle
that men are endowed with inalienable rights.
- Leland Stanford

There is no reason why the women of the country should
not greatly advance themselves.
- Leland Stanford

Of course, I'm not allowed to talk about the script,
but I can say it is a really good story.
- Aaron Stanford

The employee is regarded by the employer merely in
the light of his value as an operative.
His productive capacity alone is taken into account.
- Leland Stanford

Each co-operative institution will become a school
of business in which each member will acquire a knowledge
of the laws of trade and commerce.
- Leland Stanford

Each individual member of a co-operative society works
with that interest which is inseparable from the new position he enjoys.
Each has an interest in the other.
- Leland Stanford

This ceremony and the intellectual aura associated
with the Nobel Prizes have grown from the wisdom of
a practical chemist who wrote a remarkable will.
- Stanford Moore

I am an English major in school with an emphasis in creative writing.
I think hearing Maya Angelou speak at school last year
was one of the best moments Stanford,
at least, intellectually, had to offer.
- Fred Savage

When I moved to Stanford I began to pursue the line
of research I have been following ever since,
namely trying to understand the larger implications
of fractional quantum hall discovery.
- Robert B. Laughlin

The seeming antagonism between capital and labor is
the result of deceptive appearance.
- Leland Stanford

The rights of one sex, political and otherwise,
are the same as those of the other sex,
and this equality of rights ought to be fully recognized.
- Leland Stanford

The country blacksmith who employs no journeyman is
never conscious of any conflict between the capital invested in his anvil,
hammer and bellows, and the labor he performs with them,
because in fact, there is none.
- Leland Stanford

Every thoughtful and kind-hearted person must regard
with interest any device or plan which promises to
enable at least the more intelligent,
enterprising, and determined part of those who are
not capitalists to cease to labor for hire.
- Leland Stanford

From my earliest acquaintance with the science of political economy,
it has been evident to my mind that capital was the product of labor,
and that therefore, in its best analysis there could
be no natural conflict between capital and labor.
- Leland Stanford

In a very alert and bright state of society people
learn co-operation by themselves,
but in older and quieter conditions of laboring enterprise,
such a bill as I propose will point out the way to mutual exertion.
- Leland Stanford

I am in favor of carrying out the Declaration of Independence to women as well as men.
Women having to suffer the burdens of society and government
should have their equal rights in it.
They do not receive their rights in full proportion.
- Leland Stanford

In a condition of society and under an industrial organization
which places labor completely at the mercy of capital,
the accumulations of capital will necessarily be rapid,
and an unequal distribution of wealth is at once to be observed.
- Leland Stanford

Many writers upon the science of political economy
have declared that it is the duty of a nation first
to encourage the creation of wealth;
and second,
to direct and control its distribution.
All such theories are delusive.
- Leland Stanford

When money is controlled by a few it gives that few
an undue power and control over labor and the resources of the country.
Labor will have its best return when the laborer can control its disposal.
- Leland Stanford

The right of each individual in any relation to secure
to himself the full benefits of his intelligence,
his capacity, his industry and skill are among the
inalienable inheritances of humanity.
- Leland Stanford


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