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Jessica Savitch Quotes

A fact of modern life is that it takes women longer to get ready than men.

A press card does not provide you with an invisible shield. You're flesh and blood.

Although I was entirely relaxed on camera, if I had to stand up and say something to an assembled group of people, I was rendered all but inarticulate.

Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.

Being a novelty had its advantages.

By far my most perilous assignment was covering a tank car explosion.

Every time I am in danger of believing the glamour of my own press, some incident inevitably brings me back to earth.

For every two minutes of glamour, there are eight hours of hard work.

How valuable NBC Magazine was in my career is questionable.

I don't exactly know what it means to be ready. A cake when the oven timer goes off? Am I fully baked, or only half-baked?

I hadn't realized until I covered the police beat just how seedy crime is.

I have had a lifelong phobia of snakes.

I very much wanted to be accepted by my peers, to be considered a serious journalist.

I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.

In every interview I have ever read or seen or taken part in, the final question in our future-oriented society is always, What next?

In interviews I gave early on in my career, I was quoted as saying it was possible to have it all: a dynamic job, marriage, and children. In some respects, I was a social adolescent.

In real life, events seem much less dramatic.

In the beginning, my mother humored me when I told her I wanted to be a reporter.

It had not occurred to me that marriage requires the same effort as a career. And unlike a career, marriage requires a joint effort.

It is my belief that one's salary is between an individual and the IRS.