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" I'm a guy who's had great good fortune in his life. And everything has kind of gone in my direction. "
" You will not solve global climate change by hitting the delete button. "
" While attendance at traditional churches has been declining for decades... the evangelical movement is growing, and it is changing the way America worships. "
" Cancer has given me a dose of humility. I'm much more empathetic. It's a club I would rather not have joined, but it is a club. "
" I believe you make your own luck. My motto is 'It's always a mistake not to go.' "
" It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference. "
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" John F. Kennedy, the man I had thought would define the political ideal for the rest of my days, was suddenly gone in the senseless violence of a single moment. "
" What I quickly learned after my diagnosis is that the world of a cancer patient has many parts and a good deal of uncertainty. "
" I have no problem whatsoever with a kind of political overview or an ideological overview for any of these outlets as long as it's transparent. We know where Breitbart stands, we know where Fox stands, where MSNBC stands. So, people go in with an understanding of that. "
" One of the advantages of being a national journalist of some recognition is that you come across high-profile people, and many become your friends. "
" In the seasons of life, I have had more than my share of summers. "
" You will not get a Google alert when you fall in love. "
" I've been lucky from my earliest memory on. I happened to be born to the right parents, and the lives we led - working class, migratory - suited my personality. I had an adventurous mindset, and we lived on an Army base, then in South Dakota - it was a dynamic environment. "
" The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything - meals, jobs, clothing. "
" I'm the father of three daughters, and they're all highly trained professionals. Two of them are mothers, and the other one wants to be at some point. "
" I don't like to play the macho card, but I grew up in a working-class family and a working-class culture. "
" I had gone to all the big stories of the '80s, which was one of the most fertile times in American journalism, around the world and here as well. "
" There are lots of dimensions to being a cancer patient. The overwhelming one is that it takes over your life. "
" If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church. "
" As young parents of three girls, living in California during the late Sixties and early Seventies, Meredith and I couldn't help but be aware of the rising level of dialogue, debate, commentary, and proclamations about the place of women in society and about how to raise females in light of this raised consciousness. "
" In one way or another, President Obama's critics will dog him all the way to Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, and even his admirers will continue to have doubts about his accomplishments if not his promise. "
" 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. "
" What I think is that Fox has done a very smart job of carving out their place. "
" It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced. "
" The response to 'The Greatest Generation' and the books that followed has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. "
" Here is a secret that no one has told you: Real life is junior high. "
" The cancer is in remission, and I will shortly go on a drug maintenance regimen to keep it there. "
" When you walk into a doctor's office, you've got to have the same attitude you would about anything else. You've got to ask tough questions, and you've got to not be afraid to challenge their credentials. "
" The most memorable interviews for me are folks whose names I don't know: young civil rights leaders in the South, showing great courage as they walked into a town in the dark of night. A doctor working for 'Doctors Without Borders' in Somalia, operating by kerosene light in a tent. Those are the kinds of people that linger in your memory. "
" My own strong feeling was that the gay liberation movement really got national attraction in the truest sense of the word later in the '70s, in the '80s, and especially in the '90s. "
" Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down. "