Quotes by Dan Rather

Are the Democrats going to dance the mandate macarena?
– Dan Rather
By more than two to one Americans do not consider what Kevorkian did, injecting a terminally ill patient with legal drugs at the patient's request, to be the same as murder. You may want to note that laws are not supposed to be enforced on the basis of public opinion polls.
– Dan Rather
Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
– Dan Rather
Despite what many Americans think, most Soviets do not yearn for capitalism or Western-style democracy.
– Dan Rather
Fear rules almost every newsroom in the country.
– Dan Rather
Folks, let me point out something to you, because for a lot of people in Washington, they could not be more surprised if Fidel Castro came loping through on the back of a hippopotamus this Election Night.
– Dan Rather
For years Don Imus was just - boy, he was merciless in his criticism of me. Maybe it was justified, but that didn't mean it didn't hurt.
– Dan Rather
I don't back down. I don't cave when the pressure gets too great from these partisan political ideological forces.
– Dan Rather
I got addicted. News, particularly daily news, is more addictive than crack cocaine, more addictive than heroin, more addictive than cigarettes.
– Dan Rather
I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to 'smack,' and quickly.
– Dan Rather
I'm all news, all the time. Full power, tall tower. I want to break in when news breaks out. That's my agenda. Now, respectfully, when you start talking about a liberal agenda and all the, quote, 'liberal bias' in the media, I quite frankly, and I say this respectfully but candidly to you, I don't know what you're talking about.
– Dan Rather
I'm proud to say I've never been anybody's lapdog.
– Dan Rather
I've always tried to be fair, even-handed, not an advocate for any group.
– Dan Rather
I've tried everything. I can say to you with confidence, I know a fair amount about LSD. I've never been a social user of any of these things, but my curiosity has carried me into a lot of interesting areas.
– Dan Rather
If you liked this broadcast, we hope you'll watch it again tomorrow night and maybe tell your neighbors about it.
– Dan Rather
Journalists should denounce government by public opinion polls.
– Dan Rather
Never eat spinach just before going on the air.
– Dan Rather
Nobody's pushing me out.
– Dan Rather
Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly.
– Dan Rather
Texas: 32 electoral votes, another of the so-called big enchiladas or if not an enchilada at least a huge taco.
– Dan Rather