Facts about Charles Kuralt

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Charles Kuralt was a famous Journalist from USA, who lived between September 10, 1934 and July 4, 1997. He/she became 62 years old.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 43 quotes who is written / told by Charles, under the main topics: Dating, Society.

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Famous quotes by Charles Kuralt (43)


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"The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines"
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"Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens"
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"My mother, at least twice, cancelled our family's subscription to the newspaper I was working on, because she was so mad about its treatment of my father"
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"It's best to leap into something you know you love. You might change your mind later, but that is the privilege of youth"
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"In television, everything is gone with the speed of light, literally. It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality"
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"I used to think that driving, sleepless, ambitious labor was what you needed to succeed"
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"I don't think I had a reputation as a hard worker, but inside I was always being eaten up by the pressures"
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"Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students"
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"When I was a little boy I used to borrow my father's hat, and make a press card to stick in the hat band. That was the way reporters were always portrayed in the movies"
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"Look for joy in your life; it's not always easy to find"
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"Kids are always asked, What are you going to be when you grow up? I needed an answer. So instead of saying, a fireman, or a policeman, I said, a reporter"
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"I didn't like the competitiveness of big-time journalism"
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"I believe that writing is derivative. I think good writing comes from good reading"
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"For a while there, I was a stringer. The expression comes from the old habit of stringing together the column inches that you had written. They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy"
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"You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars"
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"I can't remember a time when I didn't want to be a reporter. I don't know where I got the idea that it was a romantic calling"
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"When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough"
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"There are a lot of people who are doing wonderful things, quietly, with no motive of greed, or hostility toward other people, or delusions of superiority"
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"I wasn't a very discriminating reader. I read just about everything that came along"
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"I suppose I was a little bit of what would be called today a nerd. I didn't have girlfriends, and really I wasn't a very social boy"
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"I remember being in the public library and my jaw just aching as I looked around at all those books I wanted to read. There just wasn't time enough to read everything I wanted to read"
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"A country so rich that it can send people to the moon still has hundreds of thousands of its citizens who can't read. That's terribly troubling to me"
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"When I worked in Los Angeles covering hard news, very often when something important would happen I'd be off in the woods covering something unimportant, which was more interesting to me"
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"There is such a thing as a national conscience, and it can be touched"
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"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege"
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"It was so much fun to have the freedom to wander America, with no assignments. For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment. These were all stories I wanted to do myself"
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"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"
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"I'm not any kind of social reformer"
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"I would love to write something that people would still read 50 or 100 years from now. That comes with growing older, I think"
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"I don't have any well-developed philosophy about journalism. Ultimately it is important in a society like this, so people can know about everything that goes wrong"
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"I could tell you which writer's rhythms I am imitating. It's not exactly plagiarism, it's falling in love with good language and trying to imitate it"
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"We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune"
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"Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship"
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"I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them"
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"I recognize that I had a good deal of good luck in my life. I came along at a time when it was pretty easy to get a job in journalism. I went to work at CBS News when I was about 22, and within a year or so was reporting on the air"
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"I had a little insight into life that most kids probably didn't have. My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a social worker. Through his eyes I saw the underside of society"
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"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"
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"Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel across the country from coast to coast without seeing anything"
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"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"
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"I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don't think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time"
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"I don't think one should ever come to my stage of life and have to look back and say, Gosh. I wish I hadn't spent all those years doing that job I was never really interested in"
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"I suppose I was a little bit of what would be called today a nerd. I didn't have girlfriends, and really I wasn't a very social boy"
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"You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars"


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