"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."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Charles Kuralt on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Charles Kuralt on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Charles Kuralt on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Charles Kuralt on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Charles Kuralt on Robert Frost
"It's best to leap into something you know you love. You might change your mind later, but that is the privilege of youth."
"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."
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."
"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."
"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."