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Top 40 Tom Brokaw Quotes (2024 Update)

Tom Brokaw Quote: “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s a lot tougher to make a difference.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Bias, like beauty, is often in the eye of the beholder. Facts are your firewall against bias.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “It is, I believe, the greatest generation any society has ever produced.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is the high church.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “It is not enough to wire the world if you short-circuit the soul. Technology without heart is not enough.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “In your pursuit of your passions, always be young. In your relationship with others, always be grown-up.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Life is filled with seasons and this is a different season.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “The Warmth of Other Suns is a sweeping and yet deeply personal tale of America’s hidden 20th century history – the long and difficult trek of Southern blacks to the northern and western cities. This is an epic for all Americans who want to understand the making of our modern nation.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “We were not just competitors and colleagues, we were friends. We had a lot of opportunities to reflect on this in the last year. It was a competitive brotherhood.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Don’t be afraid to do something unconventional, to take a chance, to risk something.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Think of it as your ticket to change the world.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “I wanted to see what was going on in the world. I sometimes think I overwished.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “No text message will ever replace the first kiss.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “A common lament of the World War II generation is the absence today of personal responsibility.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “The meaningful role of the father of the bride was played out long before the church music began. It stretched across those years of infancy and puberty, adolescence and young adulthood. That’s when she needs you at her side.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “It’s not the questions that get us in trouble – it’s the answers...”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “A big part of making your own luck is just charging out of the gate every morning.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “There is no delete button for bigotry.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “One of the things that we don’t want to do is to destroy the infrastructure of Iraq, because in a few days we’re going to own that country.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “It will do us little good to wire the world if we limit our vision. It will do us little good to wire the world if we short circuit our souls.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “I think it’s very much a matter between Barbara Walters and ABC.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “What I think is highly inappropriate is what’s going on across the Internet, a kind of political jihad against Dan Rather and CBS News that’s quite outrageous.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “I hope the World War II generation doesn’t lose that quality that made them so appealing: their modesty, and the way they are always looking forward and seldom back.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “There are more facts and more truths told in the first eight minutes of The Daily Show than most political news conferences in Washington.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Sackcloth and kelp soup are not required, but the Buddhist reminder of the need to live lightly on the earth is a helpful guide to the daily habits and needs of us all.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “It doesn’t do any good to wire the world if we short circuit the soul.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Ratings to me are a little like the Chinese Government. I don’t fully understand what makes a rating go. I don’t know what makes the American television audience respond to one person and not t another. There very seldom are great differences between many television personalities.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Speaking generally, people who are drawn to journalism are interested in what happens from the ground up less than they are from the top down.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “People do not like to have their favorite myths of idols challenged and as a rule I think that the public does not like bad news.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Bob Hope was an entertainment colossus, shrewd and influential well beyond show business. Richard Zoglin’s biography captures it all – the public and private Hope.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “It’s so much easier to do it right than to do it wrong.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Washington tends to be full of too many traps. I think reporters there do a lot of attending news briefings and news conferences expecting to get the real news out of those relatively sterile environments. But you’ve got to deal with the obscure people as well as the names.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “I think they are paying a lot more attention to news now, by the way, in part because of national-security issues. A lot of young people have friends or family in the military today.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Forty years after the greatest scandal of the American presidency, Elizabeth Drew’s account in Washington Journal remains fresh and riveting, instructive and evocative. Her afterword on Nixon’s post-Watergate life is equally compelling.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Votes are something that you earn.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “When you run in places you visit, you encounter things you’d never see otherwise.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “I like Washington a great deal. I enjoyed living there. But then I’ve enjoyed living almost everywhere I’ve ever been. I just find that it’s a different menu wherever you go.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Continuous coverage of the war in the Persian Gulf will resume in a moment.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Our obligation at the network is where do we fit into that and how can we best capitalize on that to make sure that our piece of that remains important to those young people.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Judy Miller is the most innocent person in this case. I really thought that was outrageous that she was jailed and we needed as journalists to draw a line in the sand in a strong but thoughtful way.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “I’m not going to sit on the porch of the old anchorman’s home with a drool cup.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “TV is a fickle business. I’m only good for the length of my contract.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “I always think there are people looking not so much for information as for reassurance and reaffirmation of their views.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “I remain the luckiest guy I know.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed, to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.” – From John F. Kennedy’s inaugural speech, January 1961 Given.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “Healthcare workers are not being shot at, obviously, but they are exposed to dangerous diseases; they lead unconventional, all-hours lives; they are mission-oriented and they work in a hierarchical environment, with the physicians on top and orderlies doing the grunt work at the bottom.”
Tom Brokaw Quote: “The WWII generation shares so many common values: duty, honor, country, personal responsibility and the marriage vow ” For better or for worse – it was the last generation in which, broadly speaking, marriage was a commitment and divorce was not an option.”
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