Quotes by Charles Kuralt

If there are bleachers in heaven and a warm sun, that's where you'll find Bill Veeck.
– Charles Kuralt
It was cold out there, bitter, biting, cutting, piercing, hyperborean, marmoreal cold, and there were all these Minnesotans running around outdoors, happy as lambs in the spring.
– Charles Kuralt
The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
– Charles Kuralt
The sparrows are preparing for winter, each one dressed in a plain brown coat and singing a cheerful song.
– Charles Kuralt
This is a place where you can hear fall coming for miles.
– Charles Kuralt
We always take credit for the good and attribute the bad to fortune.
– Charles Kuralt
You can find your way across this country using burger joints the way a navigator uses stars.
– Charles Kuralt
Thanks to the Interstate Highway System, it is now possible to travel from coast to coast without seeing anything.
– Charles Kuralt
When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough.
– Charles Kuralt
When I was a little boy I used to borrow my father's hat, and make a press card to stick in the hat band. That was the way reporters were always portrayed in the movies.
– Charles Kuralt
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.
– Charles Kuralt
Since my retirement, I've spent a lot of time trying to help the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina. A society like this just can't afford an uneducated underclass of citizens.
– Charles Kuralt
Now that I look back on it, having retired from being a reporter, it was kind of romantic. It was a wonderful way to live one's life, just as I imagined it would be when I was 6 or 7.
– Charles Kuralt
My mother, at least twice, cancelled our family's subscription to the newspaper I was working on, because she was so mad about its treatment of my father.
– Charles Kuralt
It's best to leap into something you know you love. You might change your mind later, but that is the privilege of youth.
– Charles Kuralt
It was so much fun to have the freedom to wander America, with no assignments. For 25 or 30 years I never had an assignment. These were all stories I wanted to do myself.
– Charles Kuralt
I think all those people I did stories about measured their own success by the joy their work was giving them.
– Charles Kuralt
I suppose I was a little bit of what would be called today a nerd. I didn't have girlfriends, and really I wasn't a very social boy.
– Charles Kuralt
I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don't think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time.
– Charles Kuralt
I had a little insight into life that most kids probably didn't have. My mother was a schoolteacher, and my father was a social worker. Through his eyes I saw the underside of society.
– Charles Kuralt