This is why being a helicopter pilot is so different from being an airplane pilot, and why in generality, airplane pilots are open, clear-eyed, buoyant extroverts, and helicopter pilots are brooding introspective anticipators of trouble. They know if something bad has not happened it is about to.

— Harry Reasoner

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The thing is helicopters are different from airplanes An airplane by it's nature wants to fly, and if not interfered with too strongly by unusual events or incompetent piloting, it will fly

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Journalism is a kind of profession, or craft, or racket, for people who never wanted to grow up and go out into the real world.

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Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom's apple pie.

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So if a Christian is touched only once a year, the touching is still worth it, and maybe on some given Christmas, some quiet morning, the touch will take.

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When 25 percent of the population believe the President should be impeached and 51 percent of the population believe in UFOs, you may or may not need a new President, but you definitely need a new population.

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If you're a good journalist, what you do is live a lot of things vicariously, and report them for other people who want to live vicariously.

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We're all controlled neurotics.

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