Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.— Charles Kuralt
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The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
It was cold out there, bitter, biting, cutting, piercing, hyperborean, marmoreal cold, and there were all these Minnesotans running around outdoors, happy as lambs in the spring.
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isn't in flames, that there are people in the country besides politicians, entertainers, and criminals.
...Pomeranians speak only to Poodles and Poodles speak only to God.
Often I have been exhausted on trout streams, uncomfortable, wet, cold, briar scarred, sunburned, mosquito bitten, but never, with a fly rod in my hand have I been less than in a place that was less than beautiful.
The sparrows are preparing for winter, each one dressed in a plain brown coat and singing a cheerful song.
I started out thinking of America as highways and state lines.
As I got to know it better, I began to think of it as rivers.
You can't travel the back roads very long without discovering a multitude of gentle people doing good for others with no expectation of gain or recognition. The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines. Some people out there spend their whole lives selflessly.
I had a tight stomach all the time. I actually developed ulcers. I've learned better than to put all that internal pressure on myself.
It is liberalism, whether people like it or not, which has animated all the years of my life. What on Earth did conservatism ever accomplish for our country?
The storytelling tradition that you bring from the South, I don't know where it arose, but it's still there. You can't go to the feed store, or the country courthouse without running into storytellers.
What I learned on the road. Above all else - to love my native land.
Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people.
They nourish and refresh us and provide a home for dazzling varieties of fish and wildlife and trees and plants of every sort. We are a nation rich in rivers.
Rivers run through our history and folklore, and link us as a people.
... We are a nation rich in rivers.
You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
If there are bleachers in heaven and a warm sun, that's where you'll find Bill Veeck.
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.
It takes an earthquake to remind us that we walk on the crust of an unfinished planet.
The Mississippi River carries the mud of thirty states and two provinces 2,000 miles south to the delta and deposits 500 million tons of it there every year. The business of the Mississippi, which it will accomplish in time, is methodically to transport all of Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico.
I did stories about unexpected encounters, back roads, small towns and ordinary folk, sometimes doing something a little extraordinary.
Thanks to the interstate highway system, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything.
I much preferred the peaceful life on the road, where I didn't have to ask embarrassing questions and do all the things real reporters have to do.
To read the papers and to listen to the news.
.. one would think the country is in terrible trouble. You do not get that impression when you travel the back roads and the small towns do care about their country and wish it well.
There is melancholy in the wind and sorrow in the grass
I didn't know what narcissism was until I beheld my own naricssus.
I made friends with a lot of those who could have criticized me in print and who didn't, who praised me instead.
I think the feature reporter often walks a very thin line between a truly human story and one that slops over into mushiness or sentimentality.
I gained a great appreciation for what I would call the collective achievement of the country. I began thinking of America as a much more just and humane place than I would have thought if I'd been covering the civil rights struggle.
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.
For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment.
These were all stories I wanted to do myself. So they were always about somebody I like, 'cause if I didn't like him, I just didn't do the story. And to have somebody else paying the bills for this tourism, to every corner of every stage, over and over again? Why, who wouldn't want a job like that?
Most of those old settlers told it like it was, rough and rocky.
They named their towns Rimrock, Rough Rock, Round Rock, and Wide Ruins, Skull Valley, Bitter Springs, Wolf Hole, Tombstone. It's a tough country. The names of Arizona towns tell you all you need to know.
And still I wander, seeking compensation in unforseen encounters and unexpected sights, in sunsets, storms and passing fancies.
The greatest thing you can do in life is to tell a young boy or girl that they're 'the very best' at something - baseball, reading, art. That gives them the wonderful feeling that they can do anything, which they can!
You know, most reporters can't go back to the towns they wrote stories about.
I never wrote that kind of story.
I don't know what makes a good feature story.
I've always assumed that if it was a story that interested or amused me, that it would have the same impact on other people.
I didn't have the ambition to be a broadcaster.
I was going to be a newspaper reporter the rest of my life, but that opportunity came along.
You can find your way across this country using burger joint the way a navigatior uses stars....We have munched Bridge burgers in the shadow of the Brooklyn Bridge and Cable burgers hard by the Golden Gate, Dixie burgers in the sunny South and Yankee Doodle burgers in the North....We had a Capitol Burger - guess where. And so help us, in the inner courtyard of the Pentagon, a Penta burger.
That was the overwhelming thing to me, the joy of carrying my portable typewriter to an event and trying to describe it.
I'm not any kind of social reformer.
I can't say that I've changed anybody's life, ever, and that's the real work of the world, if you want a better society.
America is a great story and there is a river on every page of it.
It's that enthusiasm, that passion for what you're doing, that is most important.
I was on the high school track team, believe it or not, and played baseball, poorly but passionately.
You never heard anybody ask 'Elvis who?'
I would like to explore some side roads in life while I am still in good health and good spirits.
I have spent a good part of my life looking for the perfect barbecue.
There is no point in looking in places like Texas, where they put some kind of ketchup on beef and call it barbecue. Barbecue is pork, which narrows the search to the South, and if it's really good pork barbecue you are looking for, to North Carolina.