Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.

— Dan Rather

The most authentic Dan Rather quotes you will be delighted to read

This race is hotter than a Times Square Rolex.

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Never eat spinach just before going on the air.

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If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.

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Dan Rather quote Courage is being afraid but going on any

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.

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A lot of tight Senate races out there. Let's hit those chips with another dash of salsa, Ed Bradley.

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I got addicted. News, particularly daily news, is more addictive than crack cocaine, more addictive than heroin, more addictive than cigarettes.

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[My job is] a very high trapeze act, frequently with no net.

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Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.

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A tough lesson in life that one has to learn is that not everybody wishes you well.

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A college degree is the key to realizing the American dream, well worth the financial sacrifice because it is supposed to open the door to a world of opportunity.

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The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'.

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Be careful. Journalism is more addictive than crack cocaine. Your life can get out of balance.

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The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you.

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About Dan Rather

Quotes 113 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

I think you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.

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Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly.

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I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to 'smack,' and quickly.

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Now, I know you expected me to say that, well, I just kick back in the rocking chair, fished a little bit, listened to Willie Nelson tapes and watched old baseball games on the Classic Sports network. And, tell you the truth, I have done that for maybe about five total minutes.

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And for whatever reason I've loved the news since I can remember.

I loved it when I was in elementary school.

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The Michigan Republican primary apparently is tighter than Willie Nelson's headband.

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But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone.

We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won't. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place.

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Those market researchers... are playing games with you and me and with this entire country. Their so-called samples of opinion are no more accurate or reliable than my grandmother's big toe was when it came to predicting the weather.

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If frogs had side pockets, they'd carry hand guns.

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Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas -- including this one.

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(Obama's) a nice person, he's very articulate this is what's been used against him, but he couldn't sell watermelons if it, you gave him the state troopers to flag down the traffic.

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Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic.

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Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.

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They say California's the big burrito;

Texas is a big taco right now. We want to follow that through. Florida is a big tamale.

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I don't back down. I don't cave when the pressure gets too great from these partisan political ideological forces.

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If I didn't have a front-row seat on history, it was at least a seat on the aisle.

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I have tried to remain a working, cutting-edge journalist and I don't do it the way everybody else does it. And I think that's the difference.

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Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.

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For years Don Imus was just - boy, he was merciless in his criticism of me.

Maybe it was justified, but that didn't mean it didn't hurt.

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I'd much rather wear out than rust out.

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I've always tried to be fair, even-handed, not an advocate for any group.

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Are the Democrats going to dance the mandate Macarena?

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And now the sequence of events in no particular order.

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As someone who's been covering presidential campaigns since the 1950s, I have no delusions about political reporting. Candidates bargaining access to get the kind of news coverage they want is nothing new.

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I read the book [My Life by Bill Clinton] completely.

And I think it compares very favorably with Ulysses S. Grant's gold standard of presidential autobiographies.

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There are more Muslims in North America then Jews Now.

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Journalism is not a precise science, it's a crude art

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Always marry a woman from Texas. No matter how tough things get, she's seen tougher.

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From the streets of Cairo and the Arab Spring, to Occupy Wall Street, from the busy political calendar to the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, social media was not only sharing the news but driving it.

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Well, first of all, I don't want to debate the word conservative, but by my definition, a conservative is someone who wants to conserve the Constitution of the United States and the American tradition and law that no one is above the law.

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The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.

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Turn the lights down, the party just got wilder.

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It's the ratings, stupid, don't you know? They've got us putting more fuzz and wuzz on the air, cop-show stuff.

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Covering the civil-rights movement was a mind- and eye-opener for me.

Houston was a segregated society, as was Texas as a whole - some of it by law, a lot of it by fear and tradition. But there was no violence where I lived, and if there was hate, it was either concealed from me or I just didn't recognize it.

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An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger.

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Those of you watching and listening, get a cup of coffee or a spot of tea and join us back here in just a few moments.

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The reelection of Bill Clinton is as secure as a double-knot tied in wet rawhide.

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