"I still love following and thinking about politics. I enjoy recommending important journalism I read or see from other sources."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Dan Rather on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Dan Rather on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Dan Rather on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Dan Rather on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Dan Rather on Joseph Stalin
"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."