A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

— David Brinkley

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Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press.

Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.

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She took a leap of faith and grew her wings on the way down.

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A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.

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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

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We can look forward to four more years of wonderful, inspirational speeches full of wit, poetry, music, love and affection, plus more goddamn nonsense.

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Laughter is a unique medicine that places your problems in perspective, relaxes your tense muscles, reassures those around you, and helps you to enjoy life even when you don't have everything you want. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

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By early 1943, the Pentagon was complete-a building big enough to house forty thousand people and all their accoutrements, the largest building in the world, conceived, funded, designed and constructed in a little more than a year. And on the day it was finished, it was already too small.

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The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were.

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Nobody in TV makes as much money as Robert Redford, who likes to make movies for several million dollars only on the condition that they contain some sort of social message. I cannot take very seriously a social message delivered by an actor who is paid nine million dollars to deliver it, and who charges you five dollars to see it.

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Maybe the French will get a manned craft into space if they can get a rocket strong enough to lift a bottle of wine.

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This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.

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In the forties [1940s] in Washington it was still unusual for a rich and socially well-connected married woman to work. If she did, her husband was assumed by his peers to be unable to support a household on his own and somehow to be inadequate.

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Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.

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About David Brinkley

Quotes 19 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday July 10, 1920

People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening.

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Washington is a pool of money surrounded by people who want some.

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People have this illusion that all over the world, all of the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world nothing is happening.

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The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.

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In the nineteenth century, government agencies in Washington had, almost without exception, flatly refused to hire even one female.

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The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.

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