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To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Saddam spent 35 years stealing and wasting money,
and all of these systems are very fragile and brittle,
and you try to fix one thing and something else gets in trouble.
- Paul Bremer

From behind the Iron Curtain, there are signs that tyranny
is in trouble and reminders that its structure
is as brittle as its surface is hard.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I don't sleep with happily married men.
- Britt Ekland

 

Fairness is not an attitude.
It's a professional skill that must be developed and exercised.
- Brit Hume

I think that what people want from cable news channels
is the sense that if there's hard news,
it's going to come up immediately.
- Brit Hume

It's a battle to be seen in the world of advertisers
and in the world of business as a serious force.
- Brit Hume

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My sense about Greta is that people ought to wait and
see and see if she doesn't indeed turn out to be as
balanced as we hope and expect she will.
But there you are.
- Brit Hume

We need more foreign reach; no question about that.
And we're working on getting that.
We need more people abroad; we need some more bureaus.
That is really an important job.
- Brit Hume

In America today, if your sensibilities are offended
by something that has happened,
you get an enormous amount of credibility and are taken very seriously.
- Brit Hume

We've had a chance to be seen by viewers who had never seen us before,
and we've kept a lot of them.
- Brit Hume

There's a certain elitism that has crept into the attitudes of some in journalism,
and it played out perfectly over the issue of these
little American flag lapel pins.
- Brit Hume

The Clinton administration hated us,
and it was a terrible struggle with them.
I think that they felt if they didn't play,
they could strangle us in our crib.
- Brit Hume

This is a tough environment, and it's tough for everybody.
- Brit Hume

Jonathan Lynn is one of the last actors Orsen Welles used in a production.
It was wonderful.
He's very sharp, very sharp.
It's funny I've been asked how weird it was to have
a Brit do a church gospel movie.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

CNN is a more diverse brand.
It's spread out over more products over there.
- Brit Hume

I think we're giving people something new that people
didn't know was out there before.
- Brit Hume

I don't think very many people would accuse Paula Zahn of being a conservative.
- Brit Hume

Surveys have shown going back as far as you and I can
remember that people have perceived a leftward tilt
in the basic coverage that they get on TV news.
- Brit Hume

We had more viewers on the broadcast network than we
did on the cable channel.
- Brit Hume

People realized that they could come on Fox News Sunday,
and they would be well and fairly treated.
- Brit Hume

We get a ton of email; everybody does now.
It gives us a kind of a pulse that you can feel.We hear people saying,
thank you for being fair, for being balanced.
- Brit Hume

If it comes to be believed that we are simply a propaganda organ of some kind,
as a lot of people believe about some of our competitors,
that would be a problem.
- Brit Hume

In the end, you make your reputation and you have your
success based upon credibility and being able to provide
people who are really hungry for information what they want.
- Brit Hume

The month of January, we were number one.
Now, this is something we're proud of,
because we recognize we're up against a formidable operation there at CNN.
- Brit Hume

Some in journalism consider themselves apart from and
to some extent above the people they purport to serve.
- Brit Hume

We had a couple of minor coups that made a big difference.
We snared away from a competitor a correspondent already
on the ground in Afghanistan.
That was an enormous help to us, because there we were.
- Brit Hume

We've had a series of major news stories that have
brought in viewers who either were sampling to see
what else was available or were normal news watchers.
The Florida recount and the end of the election was a huge development.
And then 9/11 came along.
- Brit Hume

What played to what had been a relative weakness for
us-this was exploding overseas as well,
and we had to scramble to mount some reach and get
into places and be competitive on the ground.
- Brit Hume

Television has certain imperatives that CNN had the
luxury of ignoring for a long period of time.
CNN could take the position that the news would be the star,
because in most of the programming day,
they were the only all-news operation on the air.
- Brit Hume

Geraldo has been in Lebanon.
He has done some excellent reporting out of there,
and of course, we now know by virtue of the president's
speech on Tuesday night that the terrorist organizations
that operate in that area are now on the list.
- Brit Hume

The president's poking fun at himself over what goes down.
I thought it was a good-natured performance.
It made him look good.
But he certainly doesn't disguise the record on weapons of mass destruction.
And you feel like saying to people, Just get over it.
- Brit Hume

Our emphasis on political coverage from the day we
were born here was well-founded,
and we believe there were opportunities there that
we could do it in a more interesting,
appealing and balanced way.
- Brit Hume

We have a society in which one of the greatest things
you can do is a platform to see victim status,
and one of the qualifications for that is that you
have these exquisitely tender feelings about things
and sensibilities which are easily offended.
- Brit Hume

You can make an argument that Bill O'Reilly is a conservative or a Republican.
Bill's kind of unpredictable.
Somebody might say that he would have been comfortable
in the Democratic Party of Scoop Jackson.
- Brit Hume

MSNBC got some very good people.
They've got a good-looking set.
All They're first-class.
Somewhere along the way, they kind of lost their identity as a news channel,
and they started doing a lot of other sort of magazine-type programming.
- Brit Hume

You know, the market was down yesterday...
my first thought when I heard-just on a personal basis,
when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning,
which were really in the tank, I thought,
Time to buy.
- Brit Hume

Nobody's profitable at this moment, because recession is on;
advertising dollars are down,
and expenses are way up.
So that kind of belies the situation that you would expect,
because the ratings are way up everywhere.
- Brit Hume

When you're five years old, and you're running a business
that people did not think there was room for,
getting attention is not a bad thing.
Letting it be known by whatever colorful language is
necessary is not a bad thing.
- Brit Hume

If the markets had behaved badly, that would obviously
add to people's sense of alarm...
but there has been a lot of reassurance coming,
particularly in the way the Brits handled all this.
There seems to be no great fear that something like
that is going to happen here.
- Brit Hume

You have to have pace, you have to have high production values,
you have to have interesting graphics,
and you have to have attractive people.
CNN could afford not to be so obedient to those commands,
and for a long time, it wasn't.
- Brit Hume

There have been two Geraldo Riveras through his long career.
One of them was a reporter who has done some remarkable work.
The other was a television show host who did what it took to get an audience.
- Brit Hume

That religious earnestness forever tends toward fright
and hence towards brittleness and inquisition is clear
enough in mythology and history.
- Thomas Howard

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful.
It has the beauty of loneliness of pain:
of strength and freedom.
The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love.
The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.
- Benjamin Britten

The old idea of a composer suddenly having a terrific
idea and sitting up all night to write it is nonsense.
Nighttime is for sleeping.
- Benjamin Britten

These two are not two Love has made them one Amo Ergo Sum!
And by its mystery Each is no less but more.
- Benjamin Britten

Composing is like driving down a foggy road toward a house.
Slowly you see more details of the house-the color
of the slates and bricks,
the shape of the windows.
The notes are the bricks and the mortar of the house.
- Benjamin Britten

People like Frank Zappa were amazing for us Brits.
- Rick Wakeman

Americans love our shoes and us Brits love that we
can always pick up a bargain when in the US.
- Lisa Snowdon

But I don't want anybody to say have the right to say
well if you bloody Brits don't like it go home.
And they have the right to say that if you haven't become a citizen.
- Lynn Redgrave

German readers are much like Brits or Americans:
They read for the thrill of it,
the occasional shudder down the spine,
knowing it's not real - but looking over their shoulders anyway,
just in case.
- Brian Lumley

I certainly don't think I would have been asked to
pose for Rage if I wasn't a known writer.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I'd much rather do an obviously commercial writing
project than get a day job.
- Poppy Z. Brite

New Orleans cuisine is Creole rather than Cajun.
- Poppy Z. Brite

Mostly I enjoy the restaurants (my husband is a chef),
though I wish we had a wider diversity of ethnic food.
- Poppy Z. Brite

My mother is an office manager, my father a professor
of economics and financial planner.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I don't like to talk about work in progress,
but the novel I'm working on now is definitely not horror.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s,
with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and
cliched as Hollywood movies.
- Poppy Z. Brite

In the Netherlands I read the first chapter of Exquisite
Corpse to an audience that laughed in all the places I thought were funny -
an experience I've never had in America!
- Poppy Z. Brite

And I can't think of a reason I'd ever use a pseudonym,
as I wouldn't want to publish something that I didn't
like enough to put my name on it.
- Poppy Z. Brite

Yeah, I think A Confederacy of Dunces is probably the
perfect New Orleans book.
- Poppy Z. Brite

Celebrities, even insignificant ones like me,
are created to be abused by the Great Unwashed.
- Poppy Z. Brite

My dad told me that no one could ever make it as a writer,
that my chances were equivalent to winning the lottery -
which was good for me,
because I like to have something to prove.
- Poppy Z. Brite

My childhood may have been more demented than most,
because I learned to read very early and was allowed
to read whatever I wanted.
- Poppy Z. Brite

Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten
filtered through a veil of fiction.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I've tried to avoid labels, but they always find you.
- Poppy Z. Brite

In France, for instance, one magazine writer was convinced
that On The Road had been a huge influence on Lost
Souls and was crushed to learn that I hadn't read the
one until after I'd written the other.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I've certainly learned a great deal from my husband,
though, and could never have written a book like Liquor
without him and the people he introduces me to and
the stories he brings home.
- Poppy Z. Brite

In high school I was the dog, always,
and I never have felt comfortable or right in my body,
and part of my whole exhibitionist thing has probably
been a way of testing to see whether or not I really
was this repulsive creature that I felt like for so long.
- Poppy Z. Brite

I like visiting people's homes on Saint Joseph's Day,
when people set up altars, serve food as a tribute to the saint,
and invite the public - I enjoy that much more than Mardi Gras.
- Poppy Z. Brite

This is the point being missed by readers who lament
Liquor's lack of hot sex scenes,
probably because they aren't old enough to understand
that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex.
- Poppy Z. Brite


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