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    Im not an American but I have always had the outsiders respect for the American people and the American way.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: people  respect  american 
     
    I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: work  past  respect  forever  company  year 
     
    In Iran the whole reform and democracy movement has been based on the emerging free press.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: democracy 
     
    What Americans don't care much about is the piffle we put on TV these days, what they don't care about is boring, irrelevant, badly told stories, and what they really hate is the presumption that they're too stupid to know the difference.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: hate  care  stories  american 
     
    And then theres always the crying and the weeping that we hear-children, women, even men. And these images and these sounds are always with me.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: men  women  crying 
     
    What we do and say and show really matters.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    We in the press, by our power, can actually undermine leadership.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: power  leadership 
     
    But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: year 
     
    I do believe that is a template that I stick very strongly to to tell the truth in an increasing swelter of lies and misinformation and disinformation.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: truth  believe  lies 
     
    In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    And one thing that I always believed and that I knew for certain was that I could never have sustained a personal relationship while I worked this hard, or while I was that driven this intensely by the story.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    I believe America will always win the war. It's a superpower that no one can challenge. The real challenge is for the United States to win the peace.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    I have made my living bearing witness to some of the most horrific events of the end of our century, at the end of the 20th century.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: living 
     
    They take journalism really seriously because they know the force that it is and can be.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    I was really just the tea boy to begin with, or the equivalent thereof, but I quickly announced, innocently but very ambitiously, that I wanted to be, I was going to be, a foreign correspondent.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: boys 
     
    For instance, why are we terrorizing this country, leading with murder and mayhem, when crime is actually on the decline, as somebody, as somebody mentioned?
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: crimes  murder 
     
    Objectivity means trying to give all sides a hearing. It does not, in my view, mean treating all sides as equal.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    Because if we the storytellers don't do this, then the bad people will win.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: people  bad 
     
    Perhaps the most important thing I could say is to never be thrown by failure and mistakes. Each and everything that happens, even if it was not what you hoped would happen, is a valuable, life-learning tool. And you will only achieve success if you know how to learn from your failures and mistakes. It's vital.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    My view is that when lies become mixed up with the truth, it's a very dangerous world.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: truth  world  lies  dangerous 
     
    I strongly believe that journalism is one of the most noble professions, because without an informed world, and without an informed society, we are weak, we are weak.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    And I believe that good journalism, good television, can make our world a better place.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: world  believe 
     
    There are some situations one simply cannot be neutral about, because when you are neutral you are an accomplice. Objectivity doesn't mean treating all sides equally. It means giving each side a hearing.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: giving 
     
    Here in the United States, our profession is much maligned, people simply don't trust or like journalists anymore and that's sad.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: people  trust  sad  profession 
     
    Our industry has invested so much money in technology that perhaps it's time to invest in talent, in people.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    In Bosnia, little children shot in the head by a guy who thinks it's okay to aim his gun at a child.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: children  child 
     
    Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: children  child  passion 
     
    Because I am foreign I was assigned to the foreign desk. I kid you not, its true.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: true  kids 
     
    But to be self-obsessed is simply not o.k. for the most important country in the world, the United States, which affects every other country in the world.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: world 
     
    We turn now over the debate of the proposed Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero....The controversy has raised profound questions about religious tolerance and prejudice in the United States.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    And I really believe good journalism is good business.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: believe  business 
     
    Objectivity doesn't mean treating all sides equally. It means giving each side a hearing.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: giving 
     
    I'm thrilled to be joining the incredible team at ABC News. Being asked to anchor 'This Week' and the superb tradition started by David Brinkley, is a tremendous and rare honor, and I look forward to discussing the great domestic and international issues of the day.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: honor 
     
    We were thrilled and we were privileged to be part of a revolution, because make no mistake about it, Ted Turner changed the world with CNN.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    People are interested if you tell stories well and relevantly.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: people  stories 
     
    I have spent the past ten years in just about every war zone there was.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: past  war  year 
     
    U.S. soldiers, with whom I now have more than a passing acquaintance, joke that they track my movements in order to know where they will be deployed next.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    If we have no respect for our viewers, then how can we have any respect for ourselves and what we do?
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: respect 
     
    I have always thought it morally unacceptable to kill stories, not to run stories, that people have risked their lives to get.
    — Christiane Amanpour
    tags: people  live  thoughts  stories 
     
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