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" I played high school basketball at six feet, then I went to 5-11 in my 50's, and then, bang, I went down to 5-9. "
" Here is a secret that no one has told you: Real life is junior high. "
" My family is not only attractive - I can say that because I'm paterfamilias - but they're really smart, and they're very, very compassionate. "
" You will not get a Google alert when you fall in love. "
" When he entered the Oval Office - by fate, not by design - Citizen Ford knew that he was not perfect, just as he knew he was not perfect when he left. But what president ever was? "
" I've interviewed presidents and royalty, rock stars and movie stars, famous generals and captains of industry; I've had front row seats at Super Bowls, World Series, and Olympic Games; my books have been on best-seller lists, and my marriage is a long-running success. "
" It's all storytelling, you know. That's what journalism is all about. "
" There are lots of dimensions to being a cancer patient. The overwhelming one is that it takes over your life. "
" Watergate was a constitutional crisis of the highest order. "
" My mother, who graduated from high school at sixteen, had no hope of affording college, so she went to work in the local post office for a dollar a day. She was doing better than her father, who earned ten cents an hour working at a nearby grain elevator. "
" After 50 years of smoking unfiltered cigarettes, my father died, too young, of a massive heart attack. He was 69. It's almost certain that all those years of nicotine inhalation were a major contributor to his clogged arteries. "
" Gerald Ford brought to the political arena no demons, no hidden agenda, no hit list or acts of vengeance. He knew who he was, and he didn't require consultants or gurus to change him. "
" Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into that and how can we best capitalize on that to make sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people. "
" Originally, the main purpose of the convention was to determine who the party would have as the presidential nominee and the vice-presidential nominee. "
" We live in a world where terror has become a too familiar part of our vocabulary. The terror of 9/11, in which al-Qaeda's attacks on America launched the nation into three wars - against Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Islamic State. "
" My mentor in the transition from the old Gabriel Heatter and John Cameron Swayze way of doing things was David Brinkley. He brought an entirely different style to what we were doing. "
" I'm a guy who's had great good fortune in his life. And everything has kind of gone in my direction. "
" My hope is that we would begin to have a dialogue in this country about the importance of civility. We can have strong differences, but it does seem to me that most of the country believes it's gone to critical mass in what I would call the professional class across the political spectrum - left and right. "
" There's a lot of arrogance in the medical community. There are good, reliable websites you can go to for information - the Mayo Clinic, the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins. "
" In Gerald Ford, the man he was in public, he was also that man in private. "
" What I think is highly inappropriate is what's going on across the Internet, a kind of political jihad against Dan Rather and CBS News that's quite outrageous. "
" I would say that we have not completely cracked the code of the '60s. We are still finding our way through that time. "
" The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. "
" Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away. "
" You convey something that the public either trusts or it does not trust, and it has to do with the content and how you handle the news, but it also just has something to do with your persona. "
" Most patients enter a doctor's office or hospital as if it were a Mayan temple, representing an ancient and mysterious culture with no language in common with the visitor. "
" I had always been interested in race and racial justice, but mostly it was with my nose pressed up against the glass, looking at the South from a long way away. "
" In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the 40th anniversary of D-Day. "
" 1920 was an auspicious year for a young person to enter the world as an American citizen. "
" Cable penetrates 70 percent of American audiences now. "
" I had fractures in my spine that had to be repaired that came as a big surprise; nobody warned me that I might get some really severe, threatening fractures. It was painful, and I lost two inches of height, bang! "