I want to say that probably 24 hours after I told CBS that I was stepping down at my 65th birthday, I was already regretting it. And I regretted it every day since.

-Walter Cronkite
Walter Cronkite

I am in a position to speak my mind. And that is what I propose to do.

Walter Cronkite
The perils of duck hunting are great - especially for the duck. Walter Cronkit
Walter Cronkite

As anchorman of the CBS Evening News, I signed off my nightly broadcasts for nearly two decades with a simple statement: "And that's the way it is." To me, that encapsulates the newsman's highest ideal: to report the facts as he sees them, without regard for the consequences or controversy that may ensue.

Walter Cronkite
Dan Rather and I just aren't especially chummy.
Walter Cronkite

When Moses was alive, these pyramids were a thousand years old. Here began the history of architecture. Here people learned to measure time by a calendar, to plot the stars by astronomy and chart the earth by geometry. And here they developed that most awesome of all ideas - the idea of eternity.

Walter Cronkite
To say that we are closer to victory today is to believe, in the face of the evidence, the optimists who have been wrong in the past,
Walter Cronkite

Whatever the cost of our libraries, the price is cheap compared to that of an ignorant nation.

Walter Cronkite
Television... is not a substitute for print.
Walter Cronkite

In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story. Walter Cron

Walter Cronkite
I have never pretended to be a great writer. I am totally immodest about being a great reporter and a good news writer. I write fast and I write accurately, nearly as accurately as anybody can be, and that's my skill.