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Roone Arledge Quotes and Sayings

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In the past ABC has made half-hearted efforts or,
worse, cosmetic efforts, to do something about news
and I wasn't certain about what their real aim was -
nor am I now.
- Roone Arledge

The current wisdom now is that if the three networks
are covering the news the same way the difference is the anchor people.
I think that won't be true in the future.
- Roone Arledge

I'm sensitive about my image of being hard to reach.
- Roone Arledge

I respect the game that goes on of putting this against that,
but I don't respect, nor do I enjoy,
an awful lot of the actual programs that go on the air.
- Roone Arledge

 

Most of what we report from Congress they don't care
about unless it affects them directly.
- Roone Arledge

I think people tuned in a lot to see Barbara when she
first came here and they just didn't like the show they saw.
I think it was dull.
It was sterile.
- Roone Arledge

I don't think any industry was ever as closely scrutinized
and written about and constantly in the public eye as television.
- Roone Arledge

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People essentially like local news better than network news.
- Roone Arledge

If you don't have the rights, you can't do the show.
- Roone Arledge

People also don't care about the daily comings and
goings of diplomats and yet we must report it.
- Roone Arledge

I think we have erred on the side of being too conservative so far,
to tell you the truth.
- Roone Arledge

I don't expect to win every battle but I think Fred
Pierce has enough respect for me that I can go fight
my battles and win my share.
- Roone Arledge

I want everybody in the news business to think of ABC
before they go any place else.
If it costs us an extra few thousand dollars to do that,
what does it mean?
- Roone Arledge

But unlike the setup in most organizations,
where there's an administrator on top and creative
people or doers underneath,
I'm basically a doer and I like to have administrative people underneath me.
- Roone Arledge

One of the towering people in this industry said,
why don't you go and make a five-year contract with somebody,
make yourself several million dollars and put it away,
then go and do whatever you want, work for public TV if you want.
- Roone Arledge

Television is a powerful medium that has to be used
for something better than sitcoms and police shows.
On the other hand, if you don't recognize the forces
that play on what people watch and what they don't
then you're a fool and you should be in a different business.
- Roone Arledge

In fact, I had a series of offers which would have
brought me a lot of money to make films and package TV programs.
There were people who said to me, we'll put a million
dollars in your bank account tomorrow,
which is a hard thing to turn down.
- Roone Arledge

I don't think people realize the extent to which TV
networks are hurt when they carry public broadcasting.
I think the estimate is that they lose a half-million
dollars for a half day's programming.
- Roone Arledge

One of the reasons why when Elvis dies or the Son of
Sam is captured ABC News' ratings go up is because
people who don't normally watch news are watching then.
The question is, do you want to attract people who
don't watch network news or fight over the people who do?
- Roone Arledge

But if you cover the World Series on the news or do
a feature on an Ali boxing match then all of a sudden
ears go up all over the place and people say what the hell are you doing.
The reason for that is that we're doing something that
people are really interested in.
- Roone Arledge

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare PHOTO

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

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 PHOTO

Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

Create your future from your future not your past.
- Werner Erhard

Drive into your future looking at the open road ahead
rather than into the rear-view mirror of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

The past is a ghost, the future a dream,
and all we ever have is now.
- Bill Cosby

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

RESPONSIBILITY: Fulfill the obligations that the past posts to me.
Embrace the opportunity for service based in love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The past does not equal the future.
- Anthony Robbins

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

Fear not for the future,
weep not for the past.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

Don't let the past drive life - choose life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

Forgiveness does not change the past,
but it does enlarge the future.
- Paul Boese

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live life with no regrets and no resentments.
Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others. Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There is a great future in front of you,
you can leave your past behind.
- Joel Osteen

Like a bird in flight, your life can soar
above the troubles of the world.
Breathe deep, choose, and break the shackles of your past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is the future, not the past.
- Terry Goodkind

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell

You change the past when you change the way you see it.
- Alan Cohen

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Whatever happened in the past,
forgive yourself and others.
Choose love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

With the past, I have nothing to do;
nor with the future. I live now.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Study the past, if you would divine the future.
- Confucius

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

Prepare for the unknown by studying how others in the past
have coped with the unforeseeable and the unpredictable.
- George S. Patton

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't change the past,
but you can ruin the present
by worrying about the future.
- Anonymous

Stop holding on to the past.
Release your regrets about whatever you may have done
or failed to do that turned out poorly.
Forgive others for whatever they may have done
or failed to do that cause you harm.
Declare today to be a new beginning.
Let go of the past and move on with creating
a joyful new future for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I create a new and more loving story
to surround each event in my past.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I recognize that the person I was in my past
is not the person I am today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor your past, and all the consequences of that past.
Receive insight into relieving the pain
caused by past experiences and current attitudes toward life.
Observe life as it currently appears,
and then train yourself to observe life
from other perspectives that support a higher quality of living.
Re-consider your priorities.
Chart your Course.
Set Sail with Courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friend is someone who understands my past,
believes in my future,
and accepts me just the way I am.
- Anonymous

Don't project your past onto my future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.
- Oscar Wilde

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran


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