100+ Best Anchor Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Anchor Quotes

Some say that Jesus is the rock, or the anchor. I say that your friends and family are your anchor. And you can really hold their hands, not just sing about it. No disrespect to George Jones. – Gale Harold

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. – Sophocles

We are extremely pleased to extend Kyle’s contract for three additional seasons, … Kyle is a big, strong, punishing defenseman who is trending up in his career and he will continue to be one of our anchors on the back end. – Doug Wilson

Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds. – Frank Moore Colby

The anchors now made are contrived so as to sink into the ground as soon as they reach it, and to hold a great strain before they can be loosened or dislodged from their station. – William Falconer

We have some anchors returning from last season and they will be solid. How the players up from junior varsity make the adjustment to the new level will go a long way in determining our fate. – John Margarita

I can be really silly, but I never get to do that. I’m always playing on-the-nose characters, professionals – lawyers, a serious news anchor, people with a really focused energy, which can become a cliched type. – Nicole Ari Parker

We hope wind projects will be anchors to the rural economy. – Mike Bull

She read books quickly and compulsively, paperback after paperback, as if she might drift away without the anchor of the printed page. – Jane Hamilton

Do you know what White House correspondents call actors who pose as reporters? Anchors. – Jay Leno

In college, I was a weather anchor for the local news. I would ‘borrow’ my forecast from The Weather Channel. – Emily Procter

Millions of our race are now supported by lands situated where deep seas once prevailed in earlier ages. In many districts not yet occupied by man, land animals and forests now abound where the anchor once sank into the oozy bottom. – Charles Lyell

I think that Green Bay actually – and I don’t like this because you love Brett Favre – I think they almost are leading him toward retirement. You took away two of his anchors on the offensive line, two of the great offensive guards in this league. So he’s going to get the kind of pressure that we haven’t seen him get in the past. He’s going to be in games where defensively you know he is going to be in shootouts where he has to throw rather than when he wants to throw. He’s going to be throwing all the time. – Tom Jackson

It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought. – John Kenneth Galbraith

Mankind owns four things that are no good at sea: rudder, anchor, oars and the fear of going down. – Antonio Machado

Both faith and fear may sail into your harbor, but only allow faith to drop anchor. – Bear Grylls

When Nirvana became popular, you could very easily slip and get lost during that storm. I fortunately had really heavy anchors – old friends, family. – Dave Grohl

Professionally, I remember Cronkite as a kid growing up, and more so for me, the importance of Cronkite was not him sitting there at the anchor desk, but him out there doing things. – Ed Bradley

Andrew Carnegie loved libraries; he knew their importance to an educated society and as anchors to our communities. And so, just as some loyal baseball fans travel to attend games at all 30 major league stadiums, over the last decade or so, I have slowly, casually, visited Carnegie libraries whenever I am on the road. – Sam Weller

We all have our convictions formed by different things, and mine are informed by my faith, they’re informed by the Word of God, and I found that to be an anchor for me, a compass and a guide for me. When people start bullying one another and calling each other names for those different convictions, then I think you get into problems. – Kirk Cameron

One of his ideas was we needed to turn Olympia back to the waterfront. Another idea was that we needed to have things happening downtown. One of the main anchors of that was The Washington Center. – Bill Daley

I have never in my life walked with a harness. The weight of the tether, makes it feel like I’m dragging an anchor behind me. – Nik Wallenda

When I was a freshman in college, I went to a broadcast class by mistake. The first day, the instructor said, Television anchors sound like they could be from everywhere and nowhere. From that point on, every time I was near an anchor, when no one was around, they would say something and I would say it right after them. It was this effort to get rid of my accent. – Charles M. Blow

To win respect, the networks seem to feel they have to keep absurdly overstating their anchors’ reporting cred – Tina Brown

Life has a way of testing our anchors and tempting us to drift. Nevertheless, if our anchors are correctly placed in the rock of our Redeemer, they will hold—no matter the force of the wind, the strength of the tide, or the height of the waves. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

When I first started wearing wigs, I didn’t know you had to anchor them down with bobby pins. I walked out during a windy day and my wig blew off and got stuck to a branch. I was walking while my wig was hanging! If that’s not the most embarrassing thing… but you have to use bobby pins. – Sherri Shepherd

I’m single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that’s me. – Joel Edgerton

Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. If Nigeria succeeds at democratic governance it will be an anchor for all of West Africa. Africa needs a strong Nigeria. – Ed Royce

On the 28th the ship’s company received two months pay in advance, and on the following morning we worked out to St. Helen’s, where we were obliged to anchor. – William Bligh

I don’t want to armchair quarterback, but I didn’t feel she did a very strong job that day when we turned to our anchors in a national crisis. – Mike Lewis

Get into the habit of imagining an alternate scenario. By posing such ‘imagine if’ questions… we can distance ourselves from the frames, cues, anchors and rhetoric that might be affecting us. – Noreena Hertz

I was worried about how our line would handle Thief River Falls’ huge line, but they played well. Nick anchors things on both sides of the ball for us. We’ll run behind him when we have to have yards. – Eric Schmidt

How wise and how merciful is that provision of nature by which his earthly anchor is usually loosened by many little imperceptible tugs, until his consciousness has drifted out of its untenable earthly harbor into the great sea beyond! – Arthur Conan Doyle

It comes down to a simple bet we’re making. It’s a bet that India appreciates, as much as we do, that the two nations have the potential to be the anchors for stability and security in the world going into the 21st century. – Joseph Biden

The news anchor is exactly that – an anchor, a center, a focus. – Jessica Savitch

For me, my family and my faith have been what’s really been my anchor, and grounding me, and helping me navigate through a lot of the things that really destroy marriages in Hollywood, and in your own personal integrity. – Kirk Cameron

I talked about the need for American leadership, I talked about the importance of the United States to a more peaceful world, a world that has been quite turbulent in recent years, and needs a strong American anchor. – Condoleezza Rice

I don’t want the news to be patriotic. I don’t want to see flags on the lapels of the anchors. I don’t want any of that. – Aaron McGruder

Have an anchor so that life doesn’t toss you around. – Debby Ryan

She had a spirit and a style to her, and developed credibility with the sports fan that I think helped pave the way for future female anchors in sports. – John Walsh

She anchors our defense and our offense. She runs the show. We’ve held it down while she’s gone, but that would be a huge boost. – Candace Parker

Some people may have noticed the new computer shelf at the anchor desk. Rather than phone calls, we want to take real time e-mails, and we’ll be starting that very soon. – Catherine Crier

Do you know that I was the anchor on the ‘CBS Morning Show?’ And my newsman was Walter Cronkite. – Dick Van Dyke

Me, my literary reputation is mostly abroad, but I am anchored here in New York. I can’t think of any other place I’d rather die than here. – Harold Brodkey

The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you’re not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you’re special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that’s the kiss of death. – Anderson Cooper

Love was also an easy word, used carelessly. Felons and creeps could offer it coated in sugar, and users could dangle it so enticingly that you wouldn’t notice that it had things attached – heavy things, things like pity and need, that were weighty as anchors and iron beams and just as impossible to get out from underneath. – Deb Caletti

Your Constitution is all sail and no anchor. – Thomas B. Macaulay

That is where homeland is. In that shifting space, kinfolk know one another by secret signs; and wherever kinfolk meet, homeland soil coalesces about their feet in the mysterious way that coral cays, like seabirds pausing in flight, anchor themselves to the Barrier Reef. – Janette Turner Hospital

We have this morning dropped anchor, just off Williamstown. – William John Wills

Once the anchor of reason has been cut, ones craft may go anywhere. One may become a St Francis or equally a Hitler. – Brand Blanshard

Found some good anchors and I went over the edge. They lowered me down to him. – S. Walker

Having Kinard and Barry helps a lot. Kinard can score, and Barry anchors our defense. They’ve been playing a lot of basketball. They know how to play, and they know how to make plays. – Ed Hickey

Knowing love or the hope of knowing love is the anchor that keeps us from falling into that sea of despair. – bell hooks

Hope is one leg of a three-legged stool, together with faith and charity. These three stabilize our lives regardless of the rough or uneven surfaces we might encounter at the time… Hope in our Heavenly Father’s merciful plan of happiness leads to peace, mercy, rejoicing, and gladness. The hope of salvation is like a protective helmet; it is the foundation of our faith and an anchor to our souls. – Dieter F. Uchtdorf

I never wanted to be an anchor for 25 years, and suddenly I wanted to be one. – John Stossel

A landline is an anchor – busy signals, long distance bills, missed connections and all. – Rainbow Rowell

Their function is to anchor the frequency of the new consciousness on this planet. I call them the frequency-holders. They are here to generate consciousness through the activities of daily life, through their interactions with others as well as through just being. – Eckhart Tolle

I love sports. So if I was like a sports anchor or something like that. I would love to do that. – Jana Kramer

My job as a television anchor or television reporter is not to proselytize. – Deborah Norville

On the day I started college in 1979, no woman had ever been on the United States Supreme Court or served as the Speaker of the House. None had been an astronaut or the solo anchor of a network evening news broadcast. Not one had been president of an Ivy League college or run a serious campaign for president. – Dee Dee Myers

If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things. – Henry Miller

NBC anchor Brian Williams is a standup comic in disguise. – Leonard Maltin

CBS news anchor Dan Rather has interviewed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. When asked what it was like to talk to a crazy man, Saddam said, ‘It’s not so bad.’ – Conan O’Brien

I think the notion of traditional anchor is fading away – the all-knowing, all-seeing person who speaks from on high. I don’t think the audience really buys that anymore. As a viewer, I know I don’t buy it. – Anderson Cooper

People are looking for stability in a shaky world. They want something they can get hold of that’s firm and sure and an anchor in the midst of all of this instability in which they’re living. – Gordon B. Hinckley

The first footfalls on Mars will mark a historic milestone, an enterprise that requires human tenacity matched with technology to anchor ourselves on another world. – Buzz Aldrin

We are all drifting reefwards now, and faith is our only anchor. – Bram Stoker

I’ve never been in a focus-group meeting. I wonder how many anchors can say that. – Shepard Smith

Stood off and on during the night, determining not to come to anchor till morning, fearing to meet with shoals; continued our course in the morning; and as the island was found to be six or seven leagues distant, and the tide was against us, it was noon when we arrived there. – Christopher Columbus

We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope. – Epictetus

This time you’ve dug yourself an anchor too heavy to move ahead with. – Al Kaline

Signals, Drums, Guns, Bells, & the sound of Voices weighing up & clearing Anchors … Monday April 9th, 1804, really set sail … No health or Happiness without Work. – Samuel Coleridge

Hang on to the inner body, let it be the anchor, then you’re present. If they say something challenging and you lose it again, pause, and anchor again. Practice, practice, continuous practice-becaus e when you’re in touch with the inner body, spaciousness arises. – Eckhart Tolle

The director, Antoine Fuqua, relies on small details, which anchor the vigilante-as-saint myth in at least a minimal degree of reality. – David Denby

Some people continue to pretend that anchor people are reporters. – Peter Jennings

Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty. – David Brinkley

We must not lose hope. Hope is an anchor to the souls of men. Satan would have us cast away that anchor. In this way he can bring discouragement and surrender. But we must not lose hope. The Lord is pleased with every effort, even the tiny, daily ones in which we strive to be more like Him. Though we may see that we have far to go on the road to perfection, we must not give up hope. – Ezra Taft Benson

Even in darkness it is possible to create light and encourage compassion. That it is possible to feel free inside a prison. That even in exile, friendship exists and can become an anchor. That one instant before dying, man is still immortal. – Elie Wiesel

I really bristle when I get called to events and people introduce me as one of the top black anchors in the country. You know, that’s very insulting. I’m striving to be one of the best anchors in the country. Handcuff me like that. What you’re saying is, ‘You’re black. You should only expect to rise to the level of the best at being black.’ – Lester Holt

Without moral and intellectual independence, there is no anchor for national independence. – David Ben-Gurion

Amidst the confusion of the times, the conflicts of conscience, and the turmoil of daily living, an abiding faith becomes an anchor to our lives. – Thomas S. Monson

I wouldn’t say I’m the anchor, I’m the one person who sees everyone at work – I don’t get to see a lot of people outside of work too much because I’m there all the time. Everyone asks me how you doing, have you slept? so I know I’m working long hours. – David Giuntoli

TV journalism is a much more collaborative, horizontal business than print reporting. It has to be, because of the logistics. Anchors are wholly dependent on producers to do all the hustling – Tina Brown

When you’re trying to find that line between are you doing comedy, are you doing drama, what are you doing, Martin, for me, anchors it very often, because he approaches it from such just a pure acting standpoint. – Orlando Jones

The French say that to part is to die a little. To be forgotten too is to die a little. It is to lose some of the links that anchor us to the rest of humanity. – Aung San Suu Kyi

We’ve always partnered with the schools. They are the anchors of the community. – Tony Iorio

Body awareness not only anchors you in the present moment, it is a doorway out of the prison that is the ego. It also strengthens the immune system and the body’s ability to heal itself. – Eckhart Tolle

TV, and the culture it anchors, masks and drowns out the subtle and vital information contact with the real world once provided. There are lessons, enormous lessons, lessons that may be crucial to the planet’s persistence as a green and diverse place and also to the happiness of it’s inhabitants-that nature teaches and TV can’t. – Bill McKibben

What we hope is to break Judith as a major artist. Secondly, I’m going to put my television stuff, both from ‘Saturday Night Live’ and HBO, on DVD for the first time, and package it with a CD of comedy material — mainly from my radio show (‘Le Show’) about the era of anchors who are leaving or have left: Brokaw, Rather, Koppel. And then to go down the line, Judith has a lot more material. – Harry Shearer

Feel the Aliveness within your Body. That anchors You in the Now. – Eckhart Tolle

It is our hope that the AP program can serve as an anchor for increasing rigor in our schools. Rigor can be maintained while increasing student participation. – Gaston Caperton

To reach a port, we must sail – sail, not tie at anchor – sail, not drift. – Franklin D. Roosevelt

I AM your anchor. I AM your haven. Let My Peace and Love infill and enfold you. – Eileen Caddy

So this anchoring in some way, in some important way in the past without repeating the past, but on the basis of the past building something new: that is what is important. – Gunther Schuller

The best pilots have need of mariners, besides sails, anchor and other tackle. – Ben Jonson

The anchors of the Arab consensus have long been Egypt and Saudi Arabia, and both are now weakened forces in Arab politics and diplomacy. – Elliott Abrams

The TV weatherman has always been one of the best, most secure jobs. They change anchors, they change the set, producers come and go. But the weather person hangs on forever! – Willard Scott

Language also encodes our past. We want to know who we are. To know who we are, we have to know who we used to be. Consequently, our literature, written in the past, anchors us in that past. – Andrzej Wajda

I tend to relate more to people on television who are just themselves, for good or for bad, than I do to someone who I believe is putting on some sort of persona. The anchorman on ‘The Simpsons’ is a reasonable facsimile of some anchors who have that problem. – Anderson Cooper

To act is to anchor in an imminent future, so imminent it becomes almost tangible; to act is to feel you are consubstantial with that future. – Emile M. Cioran

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