Charles Kuralt Quotes


47 Charles Kuralt quotes:



"Look for joy in your life; it's not always easy to find."
"Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens."
"There is such a thing as a national conscience, and it can be touched."
"When I worked in Los Angeles covering hard news, very often when something important would happen I'd be off in the woods covering something unimportant, which was more interesting to me."
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."
"I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a reporter. I don't know where I got the idea that it was a romantic calling."
"I remember being in the public library and my jaw just aching as I looked around at all those books I wanted to read. There just wasn't time enough to read everything I wanted to read."
"Kids are always asked, What are you going to be when you grow up? I needed an answer. So instead of saying, a fireman, or a policeman, I said, a reporter."
"The first books I was interested in were all about baseball. But I can't think of one single book that changed my life in any way."
"There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority."
"I believe that writing is derivative. I think good writing comes from good reading."
"I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating. It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with good language and trying to imitate it."
"I didn't like the competitiveness of big-time journalism."
"I don't think one should ever come to my stage of life and have to look back and say, Gosh. I wish I hadn't spent all those years doing that job I was never really interested in."
"I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them."
"I think I'd have done better if I had been a little more relaxed-if I had not pressed quite so hard, if I'd not lost quite so much sleep."
"I wasn't a very discriminating reader. I read just about everything that came along."
"My parents encouraged me in everything I ever wanted to do."
"For a while there, I was a stringer. The expression comes from the old habit of stringing together the column inches that you had written. They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy."
"Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students."



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