Rupert Murdoch quotes

Born
11 March 1931, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Occupation
Media mogul.

Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born American media mogul. In the 1950s and 1960s, Murdoch acquired a number of newspapers in Australia and New Zealand before expanding into the United Kingdom in 1969, taking over the News of the World, followed closely by The Sun. In 1974.

I’ve operated and launched newspapers all over the world.
– Rupert Murdoch
We’ve got to lift our game tremendously. We’ll sell our business news and information in print, we’ll sell it to anyone who’s got a cable system, and we’ll sell it on the Web.
– Rupert Murdoch
I would like to be remembered, if I am remembered at all, as being a catalyst for change in the world, change for good.
– Rupert Murdoch
The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.
– Rupert Murdoch
Bury your mistakes.
– Rupert Murdoch
I’m not an economist and we all know economists were created to make weather forecasters look good.
– Rupert Murdoch
My mother just died at 103, so that’s a start. You should live 20 years longer than your parents.
– Rupert Murdoch
I think a newspaper should be provocative, stir ’em up, but you can’t do that on television. It’s just not on.
– Rupert Murdoch
If the sea level rises 6 inches, that’s a big deal… we can’t mitigate that; we can’t stop it. We’ve just got to stop building vast houses on seashores and go back a little bit.
– Rupert Murdoch
At News Corporation, we have a history of challenging media orthodoxies.
– Rupert Murdoch
My father left me with a clear sense that the media was something different.
– Rupert Murdoch
The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks.
– Rupert Murdoch
I am amazed that CNN can’t get its act together.
– Rupert Murdoch
Great journalism will always attract readers. The words, pictures and graphics that are the stuff of journalism have to be brilliantly packaged; they must feed the mind and move the heart.
– Rupert Murdoch
I don’t mind what people say about me. I’ve never read a book about myself.
– Rupert Murdoch
Our reputation is more important than the last hundred million dollars.
– Rupert Murdoch
I try to keep in touch with the details… I also look at the product daily. That doesn’t mean you interfere, but it’s important occasionally to show the ability to be involved. It shows you understand what’s happening.
– Rupert Murdoch
We all know growth is absolutely vital to a free society. No one should want Australia to be a stag-nation: a nation with a stagnant economy and stagnant aspirations.
– Rupert Murdoch
Look, the whole world wants to modernize, and when you look to what they mean by modernizing, they mean Americanize. Would a modern Greek prefer to live in Orange County than Piraeus? Yes. Absolutely.
– Rupert Murdoch
Much of what passes for quality on British television is no more than a reflection of the narrow elite which controls it and has always thought that its tastes were synonymous with quality.
– Rupert Murdoch
Crony capitalism is not capitalism – it is cronyism.
– Rupert Murdoch
If the head man in a company is not working 12 hours a day, doing things, taking risks, but also standing with his people in the trenches at the most difficult of times, then the company loses something.
– Rupert Murdoch
In motivating people, you’ve got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.
– Rupert Murdoch
It’s been a long career, and I’ve made some mistakes along the way.
– Rupert Murdoch
I think everyone’s against abortion.
– Rupert Murdoch
We started Fox when everyone said it couldn’t be done.
– Rupert Murdoch
One thing I resent is the slur that I just support political candidates because of the business.
– Rupert Murdoch
Climate change has been going on as long as the planet is here, and there will always be a little bit of it.
– Rupert Murdoch
Why would I spend $5 billion for something in order to wreck it?
– Rupert Murdoch
I’m not a knee-jerk conservative. I passionately believe in free markets and less government, but not to the point of being a libertarian.
– Rupert Murdoch
Satellite broadcasting makes it possible for information-hungry residents of many closed societies to bypass state-controlled television channels.
– Rupert Murdoch
As an immigrant, I chose to live in America because it is one of the freest and most vibrant nations in the world. And as an immigrant, I feel an obligation to speak up for immigration policies that will keep America the most economically robust, creative and freedom-loving nation in the world.
– Rupert Murdoch
When I hear something going wrong, I insist on it being put right.
– Rupert Murdoch
I’m a catalyst for change. You can’t be an outsider and be successful over 30 years without leaving a certain amount of scar tissue around the place.
– Rupert Murdoch
I’m a strange mixture of my mother’s curiosity; my father, who grew up the son of the manse in a Presbyterian family, who had a tremendous sense of duty and responsibility; and my mother’s father, who was always in trouble with gambling debts.
– Rupert Murdoch
Money is not the motivating force. It’s nice to have money, but I don’t live high. What I enjoy is running the business.
– Rupert Murdoch
The press is the only institution that is truly accountable. The founding fathers put the First Amendment first for a reason.
– Rupert Murdoch
I now wear a Jawbone. This is a bracelet that keeps track of how I sleep, move and eat – transmitting that information to the cloud. It allows me to track and maintain my health much better.
– Rupert Murdoch
In a world as competitive as ours, the child who does not get a decent education is condemned to the fringes of society. I think all Australians agree that this is intolerable. So we must demand as much of our schools as we do of our sports teams – and ensure that they keep the Australian dream alive for every child.
– Rupert Murdoch
My worry about the New York Times is that it’s got the only position as a national elitist general-interest paper. So the network news picks up its cues from the Times. And local papers do too. It has a huge influence. And we’d love to challenge it.
– Rupert Murdoch
You can’t have a free democracy if you don’t have a free media that can provide vital and independent information to the people.
– Rupert Murdoch
No one’s going to be able to operate without a grounding in the basic sciences. Language would be helpful, although English is becoming increasingly international. And travel. You have to have a global attitude.
– Rupert Murdoch
I’m not looking for a legacy, and you’ll never shut up the critics. I’ve been around 50 years. When you’re a catalyst for change, you make enemies – and I’m proud of the ones I’ve got.
– Rupert Murdoch
I was born in Australia and am proud of my Australian provenance, but I am now an American. Like so many naturalized citizens, I felt that I was an American before I formally became one.
– Rupert Murdoch
People who watch ‘Fox News,’ you may say, and this is anecdotal, but they are passionate about it. In the most unlikely places, like down in Soho where I used to live, people would come up to me and thank me for it. People I didn’t know from a bar of soap. People appreciate that at least they’re being heard. It is much more watchable.
– Rupert Murdoch