Quotes from Charlie Rose


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I could spend several hours on YouTube every night. It's all there. I just don't have enough time.


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.


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 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.


The person I've always wanted to interview but never met was Richard Burton.


When I think about athletes, probably my favorite guest of all time among baseball players was Ted Williams.


I'm an only child, so I don't even have nieces or nephews.


The great regret of my life is that I didn't have children.


There's a great appetite for smart television. Every day I get up and there are interesting stories I want to do.


People like to be challenged. Most people that I know who are any good at life like to be challenged.


Richard Serra, the great sculptor, personifies an artist for me.


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.


My parents had a great work ethic.


I'm flattered by the fact that most people tell me they don't know what my politics are.


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 want to challenge people to find out who they are.


I would've been intrigued by being a film director. I would've been intrigued by politics. I thought about architecture.


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 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.