"We manage the fear, I manage the fear, but it certainly takes its toll, the strain does."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Christiane Amanpour on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Christiane Amanpour on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Christiane Amanpour on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Christiane Amanpour on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Christiane Amanpour on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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?"
"I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished."