19 Total Quotes

Robert MacNeil Quotes

Parents can plant magic in a child's mind through certain words spoken with some thrilling quality of voice, some uplift of the heart and spirit.
Robert MacNeil
#Magic #Canadian Journalist

Given the dozens of channels now that are doing something called news, from the serious to the comic, this is the one that has stayed absolutely gimmick-free and, therefore, its uniqueness is more apparent now, I think, than it was when we started 30 years ago,
Robert MacNeil
#News

Television has created a nation of news junkies who tune in every night to get their fix on the world.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

After I became a citizen, I felt freer to say what I thought about this country, both negative and positive. I think I had been, consciously and subconsciously, biting my tongue in the past.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

Also, when I didn't like something, I could keep my opinion to myself.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

And I'm in favor of that because I have a gay son, who's a very successful theater designer.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

But, finally, I just realized a few years ago that this is where I belonged. I mean everything I had was invested here, emotionally and every other way. And the country had invested enormously in me.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

I am not really retired, and may never be completely, but I can't think of a better place to contemplate retirement than New York City.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

I grew up in kind of the last generation of Canadians who thought things that were happening in Britain were more important, almost, than what was happening in Canada. And my mother was fervently of that opinion.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

I have children in Denver, Boston and London, England; and my wife and I have been to see all of them; and they to us in New York.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

I never wanted to be a pundit.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

I'm happy to have my own opinion and air it when I think it's necessary.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

The greatest luxury is being able to go to movies and plays now and then in the afternoons.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

We have determined to stay in New York City as our permanent home, because it seems to be the most interesting place in which to live as we get older.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

We spent a month in Japan last year, a week in Istanbul for the United Nations, and nearly three months in my native Nova Scotia, where my two brothers have homes; and we'll go back there this summer.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

Well, I had a small degree, that little infection of skepticism about America which resides in the minds of even America's closest friends. That America can't be quite as good as it says it is. And why does it need so relentlessly to keep saying how good it is?
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

Yes, after some time spent last year on other commitments, most of them speaking engagements, I am now about halfway through a novel that I hope will come out in 1998.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist

You learn, just as you learn good manners, how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy.
Robert MacNeil
#Canadian Journalist