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All Quotes by author - Morley Safer
" After four or five different wars, I grew weary of that work, partly because in an open war, open to coverage, as Vietnam was, it's not that difficult, really. "
" After more than 50 years of broadcasting on 'CBS News' and '60 Minutes,' I have decided to retire. It's been a wonderful run, but the time has come to say goodbye to all of my friends at CBS and the dozens of people who kept me on the air. "
" A lot of sponsors over the years have left us. They've all come back. But they chose to leave us for a while because of stories we have done about them or their products or their friend's products or whatever. "
" Clinton's pardoning of Marc Rich was off-the-wall. "
" Don may yawn at the idea, which he often does, but the great thing about Don, he has confidence in me and Mike and Ed and Leslie and Steve, that we're not going go out and do stories that will put people to sleep. "
" For the most part, I think American armies are awfully good in the business of protecting civilians, of not going over the line. "
" I am not in this business as a calling. I don't do what I do to right any wrongs. "
" I believe in playing petanque with a certain kind of panache - even if you're winning, you take a risk. "
" I did three tours in Vietnam. I guess a total of about almost two years. "
" I don't see myself as a Luddite. "
" If you want to look at a cheap shot, look at Mr. Koons's or Mr. Gober's art. By no definition is it art. "
" I have no desire to put my feet up. Why would I? "
" In many ways when Jerry Ford pardoned Nixon, in a certain way, he did speak for the country. "
" I really don't care what movie stars have to say about life. "
" I really don't like being on television. It makes me uneasy. It is not natural to be talking to a piece of machinery. But the money is very good. "
" I really feel stateless, which is not bad, because I always felt a man without a country was not encumbered by narrow loyalties. "
" I think it has sullied his presidency. As brilliant a politician as Bill Clinton is, as magnetic a personality as he can be, there is one little screw loose somewhere. "
" It is always disarming to treat with the enemy, so to speak. "
" I would trust citizen journalism as much as I would trust citizen surgery. "
" Kids' views are often just as valid as the teachers'. The best teachers are the ones that know that. "
" Killing is the payoff of war. "
" McNamara's plea was that he had no idea that Vietnam had a history of longing for self-determination, a history of resisting foreign invasion. "
" No great pastry chef has sweet teeth. "
" Parents like the idea of kids, they just don't like their kids. "
" Pilgrims who are looking for a cure are soon looking for a curio. "
" Reality TV is sleazy, it is manipulative. It is as momentary as anything in popular culture. "
" Some people, you have to grit your teeth in order to stay in the same room as them, but you get on and ask the questions you assume most of the people watching want to ask. "
" So much crap passes as information that not only does the audience sometimes miss the distinction between news and crap, the editors sometimes miss the distinction. "
" The Bush Cabinet is quite interesting, there are no flashy people in there. No stars. They all seem quite focused and serious and knowledgeable about the areas to which they have been appointed. "
" The helicopter is a fine way to travel, but it induces a view of the world that only God and CEOs share on a regular basis. "
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