Dick Ebersol quotes

  • The definition of winning has become distorted. If winning the rights to a property brings with it hundreds of millions of dollars in losses, what have you won? When faced with the prospect of heavy financial losses, we have consistently walked away and have done so again.
    -- Dick Ebersol

    #Loss #Winning #Rights

  • The second host that I had was an actress I didn't know named Susan St. James.
    -- Dick Ebersol

    #Actresses #Host

  • She says that I wore some pretty sexy leather pants to that first meeting, but I don't remember.
    -- Dick Ebersol

    #Sexy #Pants #Firsts

  • I live more than anything else to produce the Games.
    -- Dick Ebersol

    #Games #Produce

  • If there's anything that is the center of my career both creatively and emotionally, it's the Olympics.
    -- Dick Ebersol

    #Careers #Olympics

  • I will never be cynical again about people.
    -- Dick Ebersol

    #People #Cynical

  • Out all of these zillions of letters, one of the first ones that came was, as it turned out from Johnny Carson within the last five or six weeks of his life. I had worked with him. He lost a son who had worked for me.
    -- Dick Ebersol

    #Son #Letters #Lasts

  • You want to do Olympics just like you do a pro football game or a basketball game? Be my guest. Watch it all fade away.
    -- Dick Ebersol

    #Basketball #Football #Games

  • The Olympics were produced absolutely the same way from 1960 through 1988. It was always the Western World against the Eastern Bloc. You didn't even have to spend one second developing the character of any of the Eastern Bloc athletes. It was just good guys and bad guys.
    -- Dick Ebersol

    #Athlete #Character #Guy

  • If we have no friends, we have no pleasure; and if we have them, we are sure to lose them, and be doubly pained by the loss.

  • Startups often win because it's easier to see what comes next when you don't have to worry about maintaining what came last.

  • I Can't win the World Cup alone

  • We must surrender ourselves so utterly that we can never own ourselves again. We must hand over self and all its rights in an eternal covenant, and give God the absolute right to own us, control us and possess us forever.

  • A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.

  • I don't know whether you have any rights before you're born. All I know is that being born again doesn't entitle you to twice as many.

  • The only possible basis for a sound morality is mutual tolerance and respect: tolerance of one another’s customs and opinions; respect for one another’s rights and feelings; awareness of one another’s needs.

  • I believe that every individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruits of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other men's rights.

  • I'm trying to be a singer, not a civil rights leader.

  • The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.

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