Quotes by Edward R. Murrow

Fame is morally neutral.
- Edward R. Murrow
Good night, and good luck.
- Edward R. Murrow
A satellite has no conscience.
- Edward R. Murrow
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We cannot make good news out of bad practice.
- Edward R. Murrow
Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
- Edward R. Murrow
We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow
Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.
- Edward R. Murrow
People say conversation is a lost art; how often I have wished it were.
- Edward R. Murrow
No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices.
- Edward R. Murrow
Just once in a while let us exalt the importance of ideas and information.
- Edward R. Murrow
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Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation.
- Edward R. Murrow
The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.
- Edward R. Murrow
Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.
- Edward R. Murrow
Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow
To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful.
- Edward R. Murrow
We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
- Edward R. Murrow
I have an old-fashioned belief that Americans like to make up their own minds on the basis of all available information.
- Edward R. Murrow
Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar.
- Edward R. Murrow
The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.
- Edward R. Murrow
The politician in my country seeks votes, affection and respect, in that order. With few notable exceptions, they are simply men who want to be loved.
- Edward R. Murrow
If you believe that this war will be decided on the home front, then you must believe that radio used as an instrument of war is one of the most powerful weapons a nation possesses.
- Edward R. Murrow
Senator McCarthy's reckless and unfounded attempt to impugn my loyalty is just one more example of his typical tactic of attempting to tie up to Communism anyone who disagrees with him.
- Edward R. Murrow
A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom - it's gone.
- Edward R. Murrow
The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.
- Edward R. Murrow
If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.
- Edward R. Murrow

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