"I had just turned 10-years-old when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and plunged America into World War II."
"He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice."Dan Rather on Albert Einstein
"One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam."Dan Rather on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one."Dan Rather on Albert Einstein
"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed."Dan Rather on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender."Dan Rather on Winston Churchill
"But we cannot rely on memorials and museums alone. We can tell ourselves we will never forget and we likely won't. But we need to make sure that we teach history to those who never had the opportunity to remember in the first place."
"Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one."
"To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer."
"Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow."
"Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country."