William Raspberry quotes

  • Your best shot at happiness, self-worth and personal satisfaction - the things that constitute real success - is not in earning as much as you can but in performing as well as you can something that you consider worthwhile.
    -- William Raspberry

    #Real #Self Worth #Earning

  • Good English, well spoken and well written will open more doors than a college degree... Bad English will slam doors you don't even know exist.
    -- William Raspberry

    #College #Doors #Degrees

  • Scandal has a thousand stringers; good news doesn't know the editor's phone number.
    -- William Raspberry

    #Editors #Numbers #Phones

  • People who believe a problem can be solved tend to get busy solving it.
    -- William Raspberry

    #Believe #People #Busy

  • Our growing ability to eliminate the slow-moving aspects of entertainment and go hopping from one peak to another is not without cost. Stand-up comics, movie-makers and others who earn their living entertaining no longer "waste" time with setups and plot development, lest we reach for the remote and click them off our screen. The result is a loss of subtlety, anticipation and nuance and, in the process, a coarsening of our discourse.
    -- William Raspberry

    #Life #Moving #Loss

  • It's always illegitimate for white men to organize as white men.
    -- William Raspberry

    #Men #White #Organize

  • And, yes, words matter. They may reflect reality, but they also have the power to change reality - the power to uplift and to abase.
    -- William Raspberry

    #Uplifting #Reality #May

  • If I could offer a single prescription for the survival of America, and particularly black America, it would be to restore the family. And if you asked me how to do it, my answer - doubtlessly oversimplified - would be; save the boys.
    -- William Raspberry

    #Boys #America #Black

  • The moment that any life, however good, stifles you, you may be sure it isn't your real life.

  • I think fiction can help us find everything. You know, I think that in fiction you can say things and in a way be truer than you can be in real life and truer than you can be in non-fiction. There's an accuracy to fiction that people don't really talk about - an emotional accuracy.

  • A visual understanding of great composition and how to use a camera and expensive lenses can be learned, but drive and a real hunger for making photos and telling stories... I don't think that part can be learned. You either have that inside, or you don't.

  • To Lawren Harris art was almost a mission. He believed that a country which ignored the arts left no record of itself worth preserving.

  • Human beings are not comparable. You can't compare us any more than you can compare roses and oranges, or mountains and the sea. You might prefer living by the sea to living in the mountains. You certainly like some people better than you like others. Preferences are perfectly valid...they're just your style asserting itself again. But you'd feel pretty silly saying 'The sea is better than the mountains.' It's every bit as silly to go around saying 'I'm better than Mary, but Joe is better than me.'

  • One hundred percent of our earnings are reinvested in the company, and a great deal of that goes to research.

  • China is going to be one of Avon's largest market opportunities. It has a large geographic expanse, with hundreds of thousands of women in small villages really striving to make an earnings opportunity for themselves.

  • If the Conservative is less anxious than his Liberal brethren to increase Social Security ‘benefits,’ it is because he is more anxious than his Liberal brethren that people be free throughout their lives to spend their earnings when and as they see fit

  • Education is not solely about earning a great living. It means living a great life.

  • Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time.