A good laugh makes any interview, or any conversation, so much better.
Trust your gut.
To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling.
I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty.
Don't confuse being stimulating with being blunt.
Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna, or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.
A job is not a career. I think I started out with a job. It turned into a career and changed my life.
If it's a woman, it's caustic; if it's a man, it's authoritative.
It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man.
First of all, the Jewish religion has a great deal in common with the Christian religion because, as Rabbi Gillman points out in the show, Christianity is based on Judaism. Christ was Jewish.
Most attractive males talk to most attractive women as if they were Rotarians comparing sales percentages in Des Moines.
If the interview was done in the studio, Frank McGee would automatically do it. But if I went out and got it, then the interview was mine. So I was considered a pushy cookie, because I would get the interview.
I don't know about you, but I can never get enough David Letterman.
To not sing with an orchestra, to not be able to communicate through my voice, which I've done all my life, and not to be able to phrase lyrics and give people that kind of joy, I think I would be totally devastated.
I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.
Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna - or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.
Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.
The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.
Show me someone who never gossips, and I will show you someone who is not interested in people.
Because there are so many shows on and because I've been so hands-on - I've had a piece on almost every single week - I don't know how to cut back on that. You really can't.