"I understand why creative people like dark, but American audiences don't like dark. They like story. They do not respond to nervous breakdowns and unhappy episodes that lead nowhere. They like their characters to be a part of the action. They like strength, not weakness, a chance to work out any dilemma."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Leslie Moonves on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Leslie Moonves on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Leslie Moonves on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Leslie Moonves on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Leslie Moonves on Ernest Hemingway