Theodore White Quotes


17 Theodore White quotes:



"Power in America today is control of the means of communication."
"If you make a living, if you earn your own money, you're free - however free one can be on this planet."
"When a reporter sits down at the typewriter, he's nobody's friend."
"I'd get into a room and disappear into the woodwork. Now the rooms are so crowded with reporters getting behind-the-scenes stories that nobody can get behind-the-scenes stories."
"It was like walking through a field playing a brass tuba the day it rained gold. Everything was sitting around waiting to be reported."
"He who is created by television can be destroyed by television."
"Generally students are the best vehicles for passing on ideas, for their thoughts are plastic and can be molded and they can adjust the ideas of old men to the shape of reality as they find it in villages and hills of China or in ghettos and suburbs of America."
"I class myself as a manual laborer."
"His passion has aroused the best and the beast in man. And the beast waited for him in the kitchen."
"When that book came out, it was like Columbus telling about America at the court of Ferdinand and Isabella."
"Quality in a classical Greek sense is how to live with grace and intelligence, with bravery and mercy."
"For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority."
"There are two kinds of editors, those who correct your copy and those who say it's wonderful."
"Those 40 or 50 national correspondents who had followed Kennedy since the beginning of his electoral exertions into the November days had become more than a press corps - they had become his friends and, some of them, his most devoted admirers."
"With electricity we were wired into a new world, for electricity brought the radio, a "crystal set" and with enough ingenuity, one could tickle the crystal with a cat's whisker and pick up anything."
Author: White Quotes Category: Electricity Quotes
"The best thing for being sad, replied Merlyn, beginning to puff and blow, is to learn something. That is the only thing that never fails. You may grow old and trembling in your anatomies, you may lie awake at night listening to the disorder of your veins, you may miss your only love, you may see the world about you devastated by evil lunatics, or know your honour trampled in the sewers of baser minds. There is only one thing for it then to learn. Learn why the world wags and what wags it. That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting."
"Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power; whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by it; whether he is moved by other people and outer forces or moves them -- this is of the essence of leadership."
Author: White Quotes Category: Leadership Quotes



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