David Brinkley Quotes & Wallpapers

David Brinkley
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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. David Brinkley
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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. David Brinkley
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In the nineteenth century, government agencies in Washington had, almost without exception, flatly refused to hire even one female. David Brinkley
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A great deal of Roosevelt's almost magical talent for persuading and manipulating the American people lay in his ability to state his thoughts in simple, homely phrases, in the language of the working neighborhood where visitors sat in the kitchen, with puppies frolicking under the stove, husbands wearing working clothes and wives their one-dollar housedresses. David Brinkley
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If I were objective or if you were objective or if anyone was, he would have to be put away somewhere in an institution because he'd be some sort of vegetable. David Brinkley
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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. David Brinkley
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She took a leap of faith and grew her wings on the way down. 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. David Brinkley
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The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it. David Brinkley
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The one function that T.V. news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were. David Brinkley
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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. David Brinkley
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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. David Brinkley
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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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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. David Brinkley
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He managed to hit all the keys on the great American political piano. [about Michael Dukakis's acceptance speech] David Brinkley
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has not a creative bone in his body. Therefore he is a bore and will always be a bore. David Brinkley
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They use [how much] money they've spent as a measure of success because there's very little else to measure. David Brinkley
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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. David Brinkley
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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. David Brinkley
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I'm not a very good advertisement for the American school system. David Brinkley
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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. David Brinkley
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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. David Brinkley
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Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty. David Brinkley
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This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it. David Brinkley
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A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. David Brinkley
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Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important. David Brinkley
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Late into the [1944 election] night, [Gov. Thomas E.] Dewey still had not sent the usual polite message of congratulation to the winner. And so Roosevelt finally went upstairs to bed, riding up in the small elevator originally installed in the [Hyde Park] house to carry the family's trunks up and down. He said of Dewey, He's still a son of a bitch. David Brinkley
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Washington is a pool of money surrounded by people who want some. David Brinkley
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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. David Brinkley
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