Words matter. These are the best Charlie Rose Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’m flattered by the fact that most people tell me they don’t know what my politics are.
I would love to have a long and serious conversation with the Pope. And Woody Allen, whom I have never interviewed. Then, after those two? Steve Jobs.
I want to challenge people to find out who they are.
The younger generation watches what’s interesting, not whether it’s presented by someone who is as old as I am or someone who is as old as a 21-year-old. It’s the material. If I did a series of conversations on things most interesting to Millennials, they would respond to it, and I do.
I think Vladimir Putin, because of all of his experiences, has a real fear about being – about NATO being on his borders. He’s always had that.
The question is just as important as the answer.
If I was madly in love with someone who offered the opportunity to spend our lives together, I would love to have a child or adopt a child.
I was an only child of a father who loved me deeply, but we didn’t play catch, even though I was an athlete. We didn’t go fishing or hunting or any of the things I wanted to do. Why not? He just didn’t do that.
I’m an only child, so I don’t even have nieces or nephews.
The person I’ve always wanted to interview but never met was Richard Burton.
I knew that if I could put a table in a room with not much light and a couple of chairs, I could have a real conversation. And I know that people… like to eavesdrop on a conversation.
Most people have a concentration in particular areas; it might be politics, it might be science, it might be business, it might be sports. I care about all of those, and that’s why I’ve chosen the formats I chose.
There’s a great appetite for smart television. Every day I get up and there are interesting stories I want to do.
I’m not an advocacy journalist – that’s not what I do. My role in journalism is to be able to engage the most interesting people with the best ideas.
People like to be challenged. Most people that I know who are any good at life like to be challenged.
The great regret of my life is that I didn’t have children.
Richard Serra, the great sculptor, personifies an artist for me.
I would’ve been intrigued by being a film director. I would’ve been intrigued by politics. I thought about architecture.
I could spend several hours on YouTube every night. It’s all there. I just don’t have enough time.
Nighttime, in a nanosecond, asleep by 10:30. No chance I’ll get through the day without two naps. Before noon, around 11 A.M. I catch 30 minutes. Living not far from CBS is perfect because afternoons I go home for another.
The alarm rings 4:45, again at 5, but I wake up 4:30 naturally. Shower, shave, orange juice, perk my own coffee, hear the news, and the CBS car arrives 5:30.
I don’t talk about my politics. I am registered as an independent.