Quotes from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival

Anderson Cooper ·  224 pages

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“The farther you go...the harder it is to return. The world has many edges and it's easy to fall off.”
― Anderson Cooper, quote from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival


“But in truth, the world is constantly shifting: shape and size, location in space. It's got edges and chasms, too many to count. They open up, close, reappear somewhere else. Geologists nay have mapped out the planet's tectonic plates -hidden shelves of rock that grind, one against the other, forming mountains, creating continents - but thy can't plot the fault lines that run through our heads, divide out hearts.
The map of the world is always changing; sometimes it happens overnight. All it takes is the blink of an eye, the squeeze of a trigger, a sudden gust of wind. Wake up and your life is perched on a precipice; fall asleep, it swallows you whole”
― Anderson Cooper, quote from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival


“The map of the world is always changing; sometimes it happens overnight. All it takes is the blink of an eye, the squeeze of a trigger, a sudden gust of wind. Wake up and your life is perched on a precipice; fall asleep, it swallows you whole.”
― Anderson Cooper, quote from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival


“The more I saw, however, the more I needed to see. I tried to settle down back home in Los Angeles, but I missed that feeling, that rush. I went to see a doctor about it. He told me I should slow down for a while, take a break. I just nodded and left, booked a flight out that day. It didn’t seem possible to stop.”
― Anderson Cooper, quote from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival


“No one seemed to understand. I’d go to movies, see friends, but after a couple days I’d catch myself reading plane schedules, looking for something, someplace to go: a bomb in Afghanistan, a flood in Haiti. I’d become a predator, endlessly gliding in saltwater seas, searching for the scent of blood.”
― Anderson Cooper, quote from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival



“If you needed anything, all you had to do was say, ‘Mom, I need this,’ and my mom would be at my house with it,” she says, crying. “And now it’s like, if I need something, who do I call?”
― Anderson Cooper, quote from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival


“The world has many edges, and all of us dangle from them by a very delicate thread. The key is not to let go.”
― Anderson Cooper, quote from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival


“The world has many edges, and all of us dangle from them by a very delicate thread. The key is not to let go.”
― Anderson Cooper, quote from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival


“The producer approached and asked if I wanted to speak with Dr. Phil. “You mean as a therapist or as an interview subject for my show?” I asked.”
― Anderson Cooper, quote from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival


“No one beats Steven Seagal, though. He’s not here with any group. I saw him late one night dressed in a cop uniform, out on patrol with some deputies from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department. He’s been going out with their SWAT team. We talk a bit, and when he leaves he puts his palms together in front of his face and bows briefly. Then he hops in a cop car and speeds off.”
― Anderson Cooper, quote from Dispatches from the Edge: A Memoir of War, Disasters, and Survival



About the author

Anderson Cooper
Born place: in New York, New York, The United States
Born date June 3, 1967
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