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Robert MacNeil Quotes and Sayings

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And I'm in favor of that because I have a gay son,
who's a very successful theater designer.
- Robert MacNeil

Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain
words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice,
some uplift of the heart and spirit.
- Robert MacNeil

I never wanted to be a pundit.
- Robert MacNeil

The greatest luxury is being able to go to movies and
plays now and then in the afternoons.
- Robert MacNeil

 

Television has created a nation of news junkies who
tune in every night to get their fix on the world.
- Robert MacNeil

I am not really retired, and may never be completely,
but I can't think of a better place to contemplate
retirement than New York City.
- Robert MacNeil

Yes, after some time spent last year on other commitments,
most of them speaking engagements, I am now about halfway
through a novel that I hope will come out in 1998.
- Robert MacNeil

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You learn, just as you learn good manners,
how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy.
- Robert MacNeil

I'm happy to have my own opinion and air it when I think it's necessary.
- Robert MacNeil

Also, when I didn't like something, I could keep my opinion to myself.
- Robert MacNeil

But, finally, I just realized a few years ago that
this is where I belonged.
I mean everything I had was invested here,
emotionally and every other way.
And the country had invested enormously in me.
- Robert MacNeil

We spent a month in Japan last year,
a week in Istanbul for the United Nations,
and nearly three months in my native Nova Scotia,
where my two brothers have homes; and we'll go back there this summer.
- Robert MacNeil

I grew up in kind of the last generation of Canadians
who thought things that were happening in Britain were more important,
almost, than what was happening in Canada.
And my mother was fervently of that opinion.
- Robert MacNeil

After I became a citizen, I felt freer to say what
I thought about this country,
both negative and positive.
I think I had been, consciously and subconsciously,
biting my tongue in the past.
- Robert MacNeil

Well, I had a small degree, that little infection of
skepticism about America which resides in the minds
of even America's closest friends.
That America can't be quite as good as it says it is.
And why does it need so relentlessly to keep saying how good it is?
- Robert MacNeil

I have friends in overalls
whose friendship I would not swap
for the favor of the kings of the world.
- Thomas A. Edison

The moment a person forms a theory,
his imagination sees in every object
only the traits which favor that theory.
- Thomas Jefferson

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone
who has just done you a small favor
wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

I am favor of cutting taxes under any circumstances and for any excuse,
for any reason, whenever it's possible.
- Milton Friedman

Most of the change we think we see in life is due to
truths being in and out of favor.
- Robert Frost

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
- Brendan Gill

Fortune and love favor the brave.
- Ovid

I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons
out of the hands of fools.
Let's start with typewriters.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose.
I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway:
you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
- Mario Vargas Llosa

The person whose doors I enter with most pleasure,
and quit with most regret, never did me the smallest favor.
- William Hazlitt

I have also testified repeatedly and published some
articles in favor of Small Science.
- Philip Warren Anderson

If you can't return a favor, pass it on.
- Louise Brown

So my attorneys brought litigation in the U.S.
federal courts.
The judge ruled in our favor.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Of course.
I favor passive investing for most investors,
because markets are amazingly successful devices for
incorporating information into stock prices.
- Merton Miller

A punishment to some, to some a gift,
and to many a favor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The earmark favor factory needs to be boarded up and demolished,
not turned over to new management that may or may not
have a better eye for earmarks with 'merit.'
- Tom Coburn

The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in
favor of peace and order.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

I have never pressurized a producer to do me any favor.
- Kabir Bedi

Germany is in favor of integration precisely because we don't want dominance.
- Gerhard Schroder

But that was war.
Just about all he could find in its favor was that
it paid well and liberated children from the pernicious
influence of their parents.
- Joseph Heller

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism,
while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
- William Ralph Inge

I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes
will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes
a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.
- James Madison

It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism,
while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
- Dean Inge

If you have a little extra parking, I err on the side
of getting rid of it in favor of having some more greenery.
- Michael King

The free, independent spirit who commits himself to
no dogma and will not decide in favor of any party
has no homestead on earth.
- Stefan Zweig

We are in favor of greater free markets.
- Ed Gillespie

Two of the cruelest, most primitive punishments our
town deals out to those who fall from favor are the
empty mailbox and the silent telephone.
- Hedda Hopper

Ancestor worship, or filial piety so characteristic of Asian cultures,
for example, does not really resonate with Americans who favor children,
not grandparents.
- Alan Dundes

Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
- John Churton Collins

I still favor alternatives to governmental race-based preferences.
- Marvin Olasky

I am in favor of helping the prosperity of all countries because,
when we are all prosperous, the trade with each becomes
more valuable to the other.
- William Howard Taft

As long as mixed grills and combination salads are popular,
anthologies will undoubtedly continue in favor.
- Elizabeth Janeway

The dog commends himself to our favor by affording
play to our propensity for mastery.
- Thorstein Veblen

I might be in favor of national healthcare if it required
all Democrats to get their heads examined.
- Ann Coulter

Favor comes because for a brief moment in the great
space of human change and progress some general human
purpose finds in him a satisfactory embodiment.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

We've always been in favor of improved wages for workers.
When you have a strong middle class,
they want to buy more stuff at Costco.
- James Sinegal

A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.
- Publilius Syrus

Mankind are apt to be strongly prejudiced in favor
of whatever is countenanced by antiquity,
enforced by authority, and recommended by custom.
- Robert Hall

He had but one eye and the pocket of prejudice runs in favor of two.
- Charles Dickens

I'm in favor of any technology that makes my work available
to the reading public at a reasonable price.
- Walter Jon Williams

If even dying is to be made a social function,
then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe
without disturbing the party.
- Dag Hammarskjold

People who demand neutrality in any situation are usually
not neutral but in favor of the status quo.
- Max Eastman

When you confer a benefit on those worthy of it,
you confer a favor on all.
- Publilius Syrus

What a rush it was to plunge into the bin of official
decision and cast a ballot in favor of FUN.
- Wavy Gravy

Prejudices in disfavor of a person fix deeper,
and are much more difficult to be removed,
than prejudices in favor.
- Samuel Richardson

Obedience of the law is demanded; not asked as a favor.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It's really changed me.
For the first time I'm in favor of the Bush tax cuts.
- Ken Jennings

The odds are not in your favor the older you get,
especially if you're a woman in this business.
- Patricia Clarkson

Life was given to me as a favor, so I may abandon it
when it is one no longer.
- Charles de Secondat

The North African mule talks always of his mother's brother,
the horse, but never of his father, the donkey,
in favor of others supposedly more reputable.
- Clifford Geertz

If the United States is hit with a weapon of mass destruction
that inflicts large casualties,
the Constitution will likely be discarded in favor
of a military form of government.
- Tommy Franks

I do favor guest workers, H1B visas and student visas.
- Jim Kolbe

Overall relations between the North and the South have
developed in favor of national reconciliation,
unity and reunification.
- Kim Jong Il

I am in favor, heartily in favor, of our Constitution
and Bill of Rights and I owe my allegiance to my country at all times.
- Julius Rosenberg

All good fortune is a gift of the gods,
and you don't win the favor of the ancient gods by being good,
but by being bold.
- Anita Brookner


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