Bob Schieffer Quotes


41 Bob Schieffer quotes:



"And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn't graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing."
"My job is to give everyone a chance to catch their breath and step back from all this and get back to work."
"And as a result, I guess I'm just kind of a rubberneck. I'm kind of a - someone who likes to see things and likes to see these events and talk to the people who make them happen. But I don't think journalists are as important as the people they cover."
"And I came away from that experience, and it was a very difficult experience - I came to understand that you have to practice at being a good father and practice at being a good husband, just as you have to practice at being a good journalist."
"At the White House, everybody works for the same person. They're all part of the same company. But on Capitol Hill, they're all independent contractors. They all work for themselves. That's a formula for getting news."
"But if you don't enjoy doing something, you'll be miserable no matter how much money you make."
"But if you're going to go out on a military unit, you've got to allow yourself to be under the control of the commander because you really could put the troops in danger."
"But the reporter has the responsibility to determine, number one, whether that is true, and number two, to make a judgment as to whether it's in the public interest and whether or not it should be part of the debate."
"But with 9/11, we found that people tended to come back to the networks and the people who had been our core viewers in the past came back and they have stayed with us."
"For sure, the American people have access to more information now than any other people who have ever lived on earth. And I think we do a pretty good job of sorting out what's important."
"I also think it's not just good for the American people to have independent observers along, I think it's also good for the military."
"I always thought writing was the foundation and the basis for journalism in the same way being able to draw is the foundation for art."
"I can't think of any other job in journalism where the newsmakers come to you."
"I had - all my life, everybody who knew me thought that I would probably grow up to be a reporter, a newspaper reporter because we didn't have much television in those days."
"I had an idea in the beginning to do a book about some of the events that I had covered, just various stories that I've covered. Reporters spend a lot of time telling each other tales about how they covered stories, and that's what this book started out to be."
"I sometimes tell people, when I was hired at CBS, it was because I was a good writer, not whether I was or not was beside the point."
"I think journalism is a great way to do public service, to have an impact on your community."
"I used to be a print reporter."
"I want to try to talk like normal people talk, not just stand there and bark at the camera."
"I'd covered the campaign in 1988, and I'd managed to gain an even 20 pounds, which is one of the dangers you have covering those campaigns."



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