"In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Christiane Amanpour on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Christiane Amanpour on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Christiane Amanpour on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Christiane Amanpour on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Christiane Amanpour on Mahatma Gandhi
"We manage the fear, I manage the fear, but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does."
"We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership."
"And one thing that I always believed and that I knew for certain was that I could never have sustained a personal relationship while I worked this hard, or while I was that driven this intensely by the story."
"I'm not an American but I have always had the outsiders' respect for the American people and the American way."
"If we have no respect for our viewers, then how can we have any respect for ourselves and what we do?"