Kate Adie Quotes

I don't find an advantage or disadvantage in being a woman when reporting. What little advantages there might be in some instances is cancelled out by the basic lack of lavatories round the world for women.

Women Quotes

I have never been attracted to any kind of violence.

Violence Quotes

It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought.

Life Quotes, Time Quotes, Thought Quotes

 

On the whole, when the unexpected danger happens to you, you're thinking so fast, you're thinking so hard, every bit of you is alive to 'What should I do?' 'What can I do?' There isn't a lot of time for contemplation.

Time Quotes, Anger Quotes, Thinking Quotes

The better the information it has, the better democracy works. Silence and secrecy are never good for it.

Work Quotes, Democracy Quotes, Silence Quotes

I was sent to a nice Church of England girls' school and at that time, after university, a woman was expected to become a teacher, a nurse or a missionary - prior to marriage.

Marriage Quotes, Time Quotes

When you are covering a life-or-death struggle, as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship.

Death Quotes, Life Quotes

I have no time for the endless nostalgia: 'Oh gosh I used to . . . ' Life is too short; I don't have any time for sitting and saying I miss things. What's the point? Go and do something else.

Life Quotes, Time Quotes

I've never been one to sit around and eat my heart out. Life's too short.

Life Quotes, Heart Quotes

There was no equal pay law when I started working. I was no different to any other woman in any other job at the time.

Time Quotes, Work Quotes, Law Quotes

My job is to get to the heart of a story, to find out what's really going on; to get it verified and, then, to get it out to as many people as possible as fast as.

Heart Quotes

I don't want to be involved in endless media gossip.

Gossip Quotes

Now children as young as nine carry AK47s which can kill 30 people in seconds.

Children Quotes

If I'm in danger then it's usually my fault and it's up to me to get myself out of it. I am not in it just to get an adrenalin rush. No way!

Anger Quotes

It's totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort is going to give a journalist any protection - on the contrary, journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger.

Anger Quotes

War zones are dangerous, protests can be violent, also, natural disasters are difficult to cover, so there are going to be risks.

Risk Quotes, Anger Quotes

I don't sit there and speculate. I'm not that sort of person. It wastes time, actually.

Time Quotes

I keep telling myself to calm down, to take less of an interest in things and not to get so excited, but I still care a lot about liberty, freedom of speech and expression, and fairness in journalism.

Freedom Quotes

5 Top Kate Adie quotes about War

I never desired to go into war zones. I never had any thought about it. It sort of just happened as part of the job.

Desire Quotes, Thought Quotes, War Quotes

In any war, there is a concealment of certain kinds of setbacks because it's propaganda for the enemy.

War Quotes

People always seem to assume that we have a full, back-up support team - make-up, costume and a driver - but usually, in a war zone, there's only me and the cameraman.

War Quotes

But in the first Gulf war the United Kingdom was not under any threat from Iraq, and is still less so in the second one. Then there is no justification for obstructing freedom of information, particularly as nations have a right to know what their soldiers are being used for.

Freedom Quotes, War Quotes

Hair is also a problem. I remember once, when I was reporting from Beirut at the height of the civil war, someone wrote in to the BBC complaining about my appearance.

Complaining Quotes, War Quotes