≡ Menu

Ann Curry Quotes

Ann Curry Journalist

Ann Curry quotes: the famous television reporter’s wise words about work, humanity, leaving a legacy.

“Never ever give up, even – and especially when – there’s no chance of winning.”

“If you can have faith in your real self, you’ll suffer less.  Be bold about who you really are.”

“Maybe the best thing you’ll ever do, you haven’t even thought of yet.”

“When you treat yourself right, you run better and more efficiently.  Which means you don’t have to go 100 miles an hour to get everything done.”

“I choose to fill my days with what I’m passionate about, and live with purpose.”

“I try to do stories that make a difference – stories that affect the way people think, stories that people need to hear – and usually what drives me is to do stories about people who have no voice, people who have no political power, people who are overlooked by society.”

“It’s the idea that you could do something that you can barely even remember now that might change someone’s life.”

“When people say negative things or speculate, you can’t help but feel hurt.”

“World Refugee Day is a reminder that there is no ‘us’ and ‘them.’  There is only us, one human family, connected in ways we sometimes forget.”

“Beauty once seemed to me to be an accident of nature.  But now that I can see my life on my face, I realize we earn the way we end up looking.  Time, it seems, gives us all a chance to really be beautiful.”

“Beauty doesn’t matter because in the end, we all lose our looks and all we have is our heart.”

“Fear less, love more.”

“As a journalist, I have learned so many stories about our capacity for greatness.  Over and over again, even in the worst of times, I have discovered stories about humans who rise to help others, even at risk to themselves.  These stories of courage, resilience, empathy, and kindness say something about how much we mean to one another.  I have met people who are moved to reunite with people they barely even know.”

“My work in journalism has been my way of practicing to try to be a better human being.  I tried to show the world the truth so people didn’t suffer in silence the way they did during the Holocaust.”

“Compassion is a natural result of respecting sources, whether they’re presidents or refugees, and respect helps a journalist tell a better story.  If I treat them with respect I’m more likely to get the truth.  I’m more likely to find that part that might connect them to the people who are consuming my journalism.”

“As a journalist, you can see a great deal, unfortunately, of human suffering and you wish that the world would move away from it.  And as a caregiver, as somebody who has tried to help your parents suffer less from cancer, you also want to end their suffering.  But there’s a limit to what you can do.  So what you have to do is love them more.”

“I’m not going to say it wasn’t hard.  But I had to let go.  And I learned that when you not only let go but open your arms wide and learn the lessons that an experience – no matter how bad – can teach you, that’s when you rise.”

“I have called the co-host job at the Today Show my dream job, and I would be lying if I said it was easy to leave that job.”

“I can say today I’m stronger now.  I’m smarter.  I’m happier, as happy as I’ve ever been.  And my compassion has only grown.  When you go through the pain and learn the lessons, you will be changed for the better.”

“I know NBC pays my salary but I have never doubted who I work for.  I think about the people who watch.  They’re the ones who matter to me.”

“I’m in it to give, not to get.  This show lets me explore people’s beautiful wishes to reconnect with the people who helped them survive.”

“People close to me called me ‘Curry in a Hurry.’  I was moving through life at 100 miles an hour trying to further my career and be a great mom and make everyone happy.”

“We are in a time when people are very afraid about what will happen in the future.  And so, I’m trying to do the stories that people are not paying attention to, and in places that they’re not reporting.  I am very proud of what I’ve done so far and excited about what I’m about to do in the future.”

Journalism is an act of faith in the future.”

“I’ve always thought, if I just work hard enough, if I just do the work really well then I will be valued.  But I’m sure for a lot of women, and throughout history we’ve seen that, that’s not always enough.”

“Women have demanded and gotten better jobs and more power.  But the one thing we deserve is a better relationship with ourselves.”

“I feel real hope that change is coming.  That our daughters are not going to have to face what the majority of women in this country who’ve entered the workplace have had to face.”

“My father and I were the first in our family to go to college, and we went at the same time.  He was on the GI bill.  I got a few small scholarships and did all kinds of work to pay my way through the University of Oregon – bookstore clerk, sandwich maker, hotel maid.”

“I think we all have stories like this in our families; I just happen to know mine.  Throughout human history, our ancestors have had to overcome wars, disasters, and political upheavals to love and help one another; otherwise, we wouldn’t be here.”

“I think my dad was trying to teach me the responsibility to care about the world.  He wasn’t trying to win.  He’d always say stuff like, ‘Ann, I don’t always agree with you.  But I’d still vote for you for president.’”

“I think eventually I want to become a teacher, like my father wanted to be, and hopefully positively influence the next generation.”

“It’s good for us to remember what we are made of, how much we yearn to connect, to love and be loved.  This is the story of all of us.”

“I don’t always understand my worth.”

“I’m sorry I couldn’t carry the ball over the finish line, but, man, I did try.”

“I’ve been honest and true.  I’ve tried to stay pure.  I’ve tried to not respond in a knee-jerk manner, and I’ve stayed very close to who I am.  So it hurt, but I’m also proud of myself.”

“In the end, I want to be able to say, ‘My life was what I made it.'”

Cory Johnson: your momma’s neighbor’s side chick’s last Uber Eats delivery guy’s third-favorite blogger. Here’s how he makes millions of dollars blogging without being bothered.