"Performing doesn't turn me on. It's an egomaniac business, filled with prima donnas - including this one."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Dan Rather on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Dan Rather on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Dan Rather on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Dan Rather on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Dan Rather on Abraham Lincoln
"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."
"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."
"A free and truly independent press - fiercely independent when necessary - is the red beating heart of freedom and democracy."