Diane Sawyer Best Quotes

Lila Diane Sawyer (born December 22, 1945) is an American television journalist. Previously, Sawyer has been the anchor of ABC News’s nightly flagship program ABC World News, a co-anchor of ABC News’s morning news program Good Morning America and Primetime newsmagazine. Early in her career, she was a member of U.S. President Richard Nixon’s White House staff and closely associated with the president himself. Enjoy Diane Sawyer’s best quotes below.

Diane Sawyer
“Follow what you are genuinely passionate about and let that guide you to your destination.”
“Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.”
“If you’re curious, you’ll probably be a good journalist because we follow our curiosity like cats.”
“I have a liberal definition of news because I think news can be what excites people. I’m not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn’t.”
“I’ve always found a cure for the blues is wandering into something unknown, and resting there, before coming back to whatever weight you were carrying.”
“I get to go to work and come home with something interesting or enriching or astonishing.”
“The one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.”
“An investigation may take six months. A quick interview, profile, a day.”
“I like talking. I didn’t know at the time I would have to worry so much about my hair.”
“Every time somebody tries to go in and reinvent what we do, it always ends up being more about technology and sets, and flash and dash, forgetting the main thing, which is interesting people saying interesting, important things.”
“I have a contract but it’s not a commitment in the ordinary sense. It’s our ongoing conversation.”
“Sometimes I forget some of the things I’ve done. I recently recalled that after Watergate I went away by myself to Tahiti for a month, moving from island to island. That was a point in my life where I didn’t know what was next.”
“I’m always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.”
“People tend to vote the present tense – not the subjective.”
“Start in a small TV station so you can make all of your embarrassing mistakes early and in front of fewer people!”
“The interesting thing is always to see if you can find a fact that will change your mind about something, to test and see if you can.”
“Great questions make great reporting.”
“I get involved in the beginning, less in the middle, and very much at the end.”
“I love the early process of asking questions about a story and deciding which questions matter most.”
“I think the one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention.”
“I think there’s a point at which you know how you dress isn’t going to affect how much you do in life.”
“Part of this new world of completely improvisational terrorism is that there were codes of war that disintegrated in the face of terrorism.”
“I’ve always been curious. I keep a list of people I’d love to have lunch with, like the Pope or Leonard Cohen. I’ll read an article about someone I’ve never met and think, ‘I should ask him to lunch!’”
“I’ve always wanted to throw a party where everyone comes with their mother’s meatloaf. Everybody could evoke their mother’s memory through her meatloaf.”
“We did exactly what everybody in the country did, watching it. You entered this state of sort of denials. You think, well, it must have been a tragic accident by an amateur pilot. And then you see the next plane coming.”
“Hope changes everything, doesn’t it?”
“I don’t think it’s about entertainment. I think it’s about being ourselves.”
“I keep trying to perfect my mother’s meatloaf recipe. I will never get it perfect, but I’m getting closer.”
“The most fun is getting paid to learn things.”
“American Idol, I love. I think it’s a passing fancy but not passing so soon.”
“I don’t know why I’m saying I’m brave.”
“People assume you can’t be shy and be on television. They’re wrong.”
“I’m not sure people are ever completely comfortable telling pollsters what they do and don’t think.”
“My husband has said even he doesn’t know my politics. In the nonromantic-compliment category, that’s a good one.”

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