Sam Donaldson Quotes


27 Sam Donaldson quotes:



"You really get the most out of sweet corn if you pick the corn off the stalk and rush it to a pot of boiling water. The longer you wait, the more sugar you lose. But if you get it in the first half hour, that is the sweetest corn ever."
"I was a typical farm boy. I liked the farm. I enjoyed the things that you do on a farm, go down to the drainage ditch and fish, and look at the crawfish and pick a little cotton."
"Whereas at ABC I was anchoring some of their programs, some of their specials, immediately, because there wasn't that much competition."
"News conferences are the only chance the American public has to see Ronald Reagan use his mind."
"The questions don't do the damage. Only the answers do."
"And on election night I'd go down to city hall in El Paso, Texas and cover the election. In those days, of course, we didn't have exit polls. You didn't know who had won the election until they actually counted the votes. I thought that was exciting too."
"And really, the basis, I think, of achieving some success in what I want to do today comes from my mother's push to get me to read and to make something of myself from the standpoint of an education."
"As I went to college, I went into radio and television. Now I suppose most people think that's one step ahead of basket weaving as a major in college, but it was part of the journalism department."
"At the end of that year I was promoted to sergeant. Only five or six of us got promoted to sergeant for our final year in high school."
"But a distinctive voice is important. I don't think I realized this as a young kid, but I do remember listening to those voices."
"But as a young kid, I never did, really have an ambition to be a farmer. I never thought, gee, I would like to farm, and I want to raise these crops. I didn't quite know what I wanted to do."
"But I guess the lesson is this: If you don't have confidence in yourself and think that you are worth hiring, or whatever it is, you can't expect anyone else to."
"But my observation has been, certainly in the news business, you've got to give 110 percent."
"I can't tell you what that little ingredient is which makes that first person want to go on and aggressively do more, and the other person be content to not do that. It's a mystery, but it does happen."
"I didn't come east of the Mississippi for the first time in my life until I was 26 years of age, but I knew. I read magazines, I listened to radio, I watched television. I knew there was something out there, and I wanted a part of it."
"I don't know many people, if any, who have had some straight line toward success. I mean, they start here, they work hard, they've got what it takes, and they just go straight to the top over some number of years. Most people get a little failure."
"I knew early on that the news business was right for me. I enjoyed it, it was fun. If I thought it was work, I might not have done it."
"I wanted to be in this business, and once I got into the business I knew I enjoyed it, and I liked it, and I wanted to continue, but I never had a five year plan."
"If you have a setback, and you're not doing well and then you overcome it somehow, it always sticks with you. You know it could happen again."
"It was kind of exciting being on the radio. Not everybody was on the radio."



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