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A collection of quotes by David Brinkley about success, people, inspiration, motivation, focus, mistake, journalism, politics, democracy, anchor, news, America and more.

14 Top David Brinkley Quotes

Famous As: American newscaster

Born On: July 10, 1920

Died On: June 11, 2003

Born In: Wilmington, North Carolina

Died At Age: 82

A very famous news anchor and journalist, David Brinkley was one of the most celebrated news personalities in America. Brinkley started his career in the year 1952 through the news program ‘The Camel News Caravan’, which was aired on NBC. After a couple of years he was asked to cover the Democratic and Republic, political conventions along with Chet Huntley. At first, many dispproved of this, but the duo proved them wrong and outperformed. Their brilliant partnership and performance earned them NBC’s newscast program, ‘Huntley-Brinkley Report’ wherein, Brinkley was responsible for covering news in Washington and Huntley covered the news in New York City. This program alone brought him popularity for his style of news writing and as a news presenter. During that time this show was considderd as one of the best news telecast in America. Apart from news presenter, Brinkley also anchored a prime time news magazine, ‘David Brinkley’s Journal in NBC which was also very popular. After his retirement in 1976, he stepped down from anchoring and program commenter of Huntley-Brinkley Report which was renamed as NBC’s Nighty News. David later left NBC and joined the network ABC where he again anchored some successful shows like ‘The Week with David Brinkley’. Brinkley’s thoughts on government, society and mostly on all other social issues would make you think about these matters in a different perspective. To make it simple, we have gathered a few of his thoughts and quotes below.

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A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.

David Brinkley

Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.

David Brinkley

Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.

David Brinkley

Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty.

David Brinkley

People have the illusion that all over the world, all the time, all kinds of fantastic things are happening. When in fact, over most of the world, most of the time, nothing is happening.

David Brinkley

The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were.

David Brinkley

This is the first convention of the space age - where a candidate can promise the moon and mean it.

David Brinkley

A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her.

David Brinkley

The only way to do news on television is not to be terrified of it.

David Brinkley

I'm not a very good advertisement for the American school system.

David Brinkley

News is something worth knowing that you didn't know already. (by an "earnest young woman" in his journalism class)

David Brinkley

When there is no news, we will give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.

David Brinkley

A successfull man is who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at us.

David Brinkley

The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.

David Brinkley