Pat Mitchell quotes

  • Falling on your face, at the very least, is a forward movement.
    -- Pat Mitchell

    #Fall #Faces #Movement

  • The media is the message and the messenger, and increasingly a powerful one.
    -- Pat Mitchell

    #Powerful #Media #Messengers

  • Public Broadcasting System an entity designed to create an informed citizenry rather than to deliver consumers to advertisers.
    -- Pat Mitchell

    #Media #Entity #Broadcasting

  • In my opinion, the most important thing as a woman leader-and I learned this early through a whole bunch of great women who were in my life (and men, I have to say)-is that if you have a position of leadership and power and you don't use it in a different way, then you're wasting it. So when people used to say to me when I was the first woman president of PBS, "Well, you know, does that mean that as a woman you're going to be a different kind of president?" And I would say, "Well, I hope so!"
    -- Pat Mitchell

    #Strong Women #Mean #Pbs

  • The perception of bias isn't there, that's what I told Ken Tomlinson, ... The majority of Americans do not perceive a bias.
    -- Pat Mitchell

    #Perception #Majority #Bias

  • Every time they have tried to cut appropriations, they get a wakeup call.
    -- Pat Mitchell

    #Cutting

  • VOTE!!! Remember what the suffragists said when they finally won their long hard battle to get us the right to vote, knowing that they probably would never get to exercise the right or see the results; they said, 'this is not for ourselves alone.' It was for us and every generation of women to come. If we don't vote, we are ignoring history and giving away the future.
    -- Pat Mitchell

    #Exercise #Knowing #Giving

  • Our constitution, in short, is a judge-made constitution, and it bears on its face all the features, good and bad, of judge-made law.

  • War is death. If we are to engage in war, then we should have to stare it straight in the face and call it by its rightful name.

  • As barbaric is we are, it's a miracle we haven't blown ourselves off the face of the earth so far.

  • It is not enough for me to ask question; I want to know how to answer the one question that seems to encompass everything I face: What am I here for?

  • The best-case scenario is that the glass shatters in my face! How do you think that makes me feel?

  • It looks better when you do your own stunts, because seeing somebody's face when they're doing them is fun for the audience.

  • I, personally, am trying to get more and more involved with the gay and lesbian movement, very much so.

  • People think of travel, of movement, as a kind of reprieve from life. But they're wrong. Movement isn't a reprieve. There is no reprieve. Movement is our permanent state.

  • When I joined the Communist movement in 1935 it was based upon the belief that mankind's future was to be found there. Certainly, millions who joined it the world over, like myself, didn't join it for profit.

  • The parallel development in American blues to the British movement has resulted in Johnny Winters.