Bob Schieffer Quotes


41 Bob Schieffer quotes:



"Nowadays I'm not even sure if newspapers take into account whether a person is a good writer."
"One thing young people have to always keep in mind when deciding what they want to do with their lives is, is it fun? Is it something that I'm interested in? Is it something I enjoy?"
"Prior to 9/11, everybody was talking about at least one of the evening news programs going away, that their future was very limited."
"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."
"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."
"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 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."
"In so many of the other beats these days, there are these layers of public relations people that you have to go through to get to the newsmakers themselves."
"It's getting the right person that's the challenge."
"They've asked me to do this temporarily. I don't know what temporarily means. Life is temporary."
"It's certainly not forgotten, but we're moving past it. When you make a mistake like we made, you don't get your credibility back just by saying, 'I promise we're not going to do that again.' You have to make drastic changes, and then you have to work on getting your credibility back one day and one story at a time. That's what we're doing."
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"God knows where there is a safe place in Iraq."
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"Mr. President, ... what do you say to someone in this country who has lost his job to someone overseas who's being paid a fraction of what that job paid here in the United States?"
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"It's certainly not forgotten, but we're moving past it. When you make a mistake like we made, you don't get your credibility back just by saying, 'I promise we're not going to do that again.' You have to make drastic changes, and then you have to work on getting your credibility back one day — and one story — at a time. That's what we're doing."
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"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."
"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."
"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."
"Once we get them in the studio, you interview a person the same way you would interview another. You ask them a question. You let them answer. You try to listen closely and then ask a follow-up."
"People are more sophisticated in the way they go about dealing with the press."



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