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Talk Show Quotes


"I defined the talk show." - Joe Franklin

"Talk is cheap. Show me the code." - Linus Torvalds

"I'm a talk-show host, I'm going to be a talk-show host." - Montel Williams

"My talk show takes place in bed, in Italy." - Amanda Lear

"Thank God I've never been taken to task on a talk-radio show. I won't go on a talk-radio show." - Guy Maddin

"I wouldn't want to be a talk show host. That's another awkward compliment people make. 'You should have your own talk show.' And I think, no thank you." - Andy Richter

"I'd actually rather have a talk show in Australia than even America; I hope I do end up with a talk show." - Sophie Monk

"Coaches can talk and talk and talk about something, but if you get it on tape and show it to them, it is so much more effective." - Larry Bird

"Hosting a show, even a talk show or a game show, there's so much business you have to conduct. There's so much guiding you have to do." - Michael Ian Black

"My show is not just a cop hosting a talk show - the two are completely different. My show is about helping people stand up to the bad guy." - Steve Wilkos

"If this whole acting thing doesn't work out, I'll just get a talk show." - Rachael Leigh Cook

"We don't have to talk about faith and family at dinner-we just show it." - Joel Osteen

"I cringe a lot when I look at my early talk-show experiences." - Mindy Kaling

"I'd like to show an improved product rather than just talk about things we might do." - Mark Zuckerberg

"My country tis of thee, to take swings at each other on talk show TV." - Ani Difranco

"I only got the opportjnity to co-host a talk show because I failed at news." - Oprah Winfrey

"I only do a show when there's somebody I want to talk to." - Jerry Seinfeld

"My country tis of thee, To take swings at each other on talk-show TV." - Ani Difranco

"Oh, this isn't a talk show; it's more just filling time, really, 'til the infomercials start." - Craig Ferguson

"If you want to talk to me after the show, I'd be surprised." - Mitch Hedberg

"You can be a great reporter and not be such a great talk show host." - Dan Abrams

"I think that in the end, a talk show is a very different animal." - Dan Abrams

"I want to do an intelligent talk show where you have room to breathe." - Joy Behar

"I would love it if every talk show let me say whatever I pleased." - Chris Bell

"Screw being a singer! I wanna be the voice of my generation with my talk show." - Tyra Banks

"It's better if you have a strong opinion on any talk show." - George Kotsiopoulos

"If this whole acting thing doesn't work out, I'll just get a talk show." - Rachael Leigh

"I cannot sing, dance or act; what else would I be but a talk show host." - David Letterman

"Since I was 8 years old, I wanted to be a talk show host." - Ross Mathews

"VH1 Classic is the destination for people who would be interested in a music talk show." - Eddie Trunk

"One of my true dreams is to do a sports talk radio show and take calls." - Joshua Morrow

"Idioms are a big thing in Ireland. They want to fill the time, to show how good they are at talk - it's a talk-off" - Dylan Moran

"I grew up in a show biz family and, if you wanted to talk at the dinner table, you'd better be prepared to talk about film." - John Orloff

"Someday I would really love to do a talk show. That's something I've always been interested in. I like to talk, and I love to help people." - Keke Palmer

"You ever see 'The Dating Game'? That's a weird game show. The prize on that show: another contestant. Talk about cheap." - Norm Macdonald

"The public's perception of your show is what it is, and you don't get to complain how people perceive your show or talk about it." - Dan Harmon

"If I was doing a talk show, I would do the kind of show that comes on just once a month, with amazing guests." - Whoopi Goldberg

"I don't see why anyone should put me down for my job. I'm bright. I'm intelligent. I turn letters - so what? I also talk. I talk on the show! People know my name on the show." - Vanna White

"Madonna: Listen, all you do is talk about my sex life on your show, so now you don't want to talk about my sex life when I'm on your show?!" - Madonna Ciccone

"Every so often, there is an article saying the old kind of talk show isn't possible now. In the oldest kind of talk show, you only had the choice of that or two other channels!" - Dick Cavett

"When you feel like you've had a good show, you go backstage and you talk to yourself about it, and if you have a bad show you talk to yourself about it." - Tracy Chapman

"I want to be a morning-talk-show host. I love Kelly Ripa's job. She gets to live in New York and has this amazing job hosting a talk show." - Ellie Kemper

"You should really get some quotes about our show. Noah loves when people talk about him. Negatively or positively." - Joe Mande

"People trust those leaders who show real results of their work, rather than those who just talk about the results." - Dalia Grybauskaite

"The slapdash way producers used to assemble a show seems a little unbelievable when we talk about them now" - Ethel Merman

"It is extremely difficult to do anything constructive, let alone deep, on daily commercial television, especially on a talk show." - Dennis Prager

"I'd love to do a talk show. But I'm too busy for it. It's just too much work." - Paul Reubens

"Don't ever rope me in as a late-night talk show host. I don't want to be one." - Craig Ferguson

"I'm so used to talk-show hosts just giving you a sound bite and not really being interested." - Genevieve Gorder

"If I can go from burglar for the government to talk show host, you can go from entertainer to congressman." - G Gordon Liddy

"My job is summer camp. I come and talk and try to make a TV show funny." - Danny Masterson

"When I talk to young girls about clothes, I tell them to show a lot of brains." - Rachel Roy

"The slapdash way producers used to assemble a show seems a little unbelievable when we talk about them now." - Ethel Merman

"I play a crazy talk-show host, but that's not me. It's like an actor playing a role." - Jerry Springer

"I feel my shows are like a late-night talk show that we settle down and do every night." - John Mayer

"I'd love to talk to Angelina Jolie. On my show I would love her because she's a mysterious, mysterious figure." - Isaac Mizrahi

"We must listen and learn, show humility and seek again to talk for and to people's ambitions and concerns." - Johann Lamont

"I've thought my show would be a sitcom or a talk show. Never in a million years would I have thought my show would be docu-series/reality because you always think reality is something crazy." - Kym Whitley

"They would send me notes on what's going on, and we would pitch in and talk about what we wanted to talk about on the show. I just really did my homework. It was more like a real job for me. Doing this talk show was like, "Wow, this is what they do?!" I can't even imagine doing it every day." - Tameka Cottle

"You are a real champion. You talk a lot over the past six months and it is going to be great to show you inside the ring how it is better to resolve wars. Let's talk in the office." - Vitali Klitschko

"Mere talk makes drama and spectacle unlikely - unless the talk becomes heated and excessive. So it becomes excessive. Not every show features the Crossfire-style food-fight, but it is a tendency on all shows." - Michael Crichton

"Starting at 16 years old I was in boardrooms of older executives pitching talk shows. I wanted to be the youngest talk show host for a really long time." - Lily Collins

"The talk show, as a genre, has been in decline for a while. It started with Jerry Springer, when the talk shows suffered a metamorphosis, going from the real and social issues to the hair-raising." - Cristina Saralegui

"There's a sense of spontaneity, and no emphasis on jokes in this show. People generally talk the way they talk in life if you were in this particular situation." - Larry David

"If I'm doing a talk show or an interview, or pretty much anything where I can't control the context, I'm loath to do the character." - Stephen Colbert

"How do you show up for your relationships? Are you healthy or crippled? Are you prepared or needy? Are you ready to give or too tired to talk?" - Gary Smalley

"For me, living means I can be responsive to the other person. It means I can show my emotions and my feelings. Talk to them. Feel with them ..." - Morrie Schwartz

"After a geological epoch passed in which single-celled organisms evolved into talk show hosts, Mr. Coffee was still holding out on me." - Darynda Jones

"Dad was a hypocrite. He could talk about peace and love to the world but he could never show it to his wife and son." - Julian Lennon

"The last thing that you need to fret about is my feeling emasculated, Kitten; but talk is cheap, so I'll be sure to show you later." ~Bones" - Jeaniene Frost

"To be sure, conservative radio talk show hosts have a built-in audience unavailable to liberals: People driving cars to some sort of job." - Ann Coulter

"The only way on Earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it." - Dale Carnegie

"Virtually every problem that would show up in your business can be traced back to communications; somebody didn't talk to somebody about something." - David Allen

"Every year law schools churn out thousands of lawyers. We don't need any more lawyers. We need more lawyers like we need more talk-show hosts." - Craig Ferguson

"I'm just not interested in daytime television, which is something you should remember the next time somebody offers you a daytime talk show." - Greg Behrendt

"I have the kind of show that reminds you of your problems, and then I talk about other problems you didn't even know you had until tonight." - Doug Stanhope

"As far as in my career, I don't know what other form there is. I would love to do a talk show." - Jay Mohr

"I talk about Breaking Bad being the most brilliant show ever, and even minor characters have subtle nuances and are fully drawn." - Zach Anner

"It's not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift, my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host." - Jim Bakker

"If we are now holding late-night talk-show hosts to the same moral accountability as we hold politicians or clergymen, I'm out. I'm gone." - Craig Ferguson

"We tell stories. We talk about statistics. And in 1978, we added an element of the show that gave it its heartbeat: the long distance dedication." - Casey Kasem

"Network television is all talk. I think there should be visuals on a show, some sense of mystery to it, connections that don't add up." - David Chase

"I got to have a TV show that really was the talk of the nation for a while there. So I'm a very lucky guy." - Marc Cherry

"I love the way people talk crap. I hear it all the time. 'Overrated.' 'You suck.' I'll just do something to shut them up, like, 'I'll show you.'" - Bryce Harper

"When I do stand-up shows at colleges, girls will talk to me after the show, and that always feels good. I like talking to them." - Adam Sandler

"Journalists told me that a talk show wouldn't work. Some told me I was going to get canceled before my first season was up." - Tyra Banks

"A biggest mistake I made when I started doing a talk show was I thought you had to read the books." - Dick Cavett

"My dream was maybe someday, one night I can be a guest on a talk show, and then I will have achieved everything I want." - Dick Cavett

"There is a paranoid streak in American life. Radio talk show hosts tend to foment that paranoid streak in American life." - Alan Dershowitz

"You're absolutely right: Bob Grant is a racist, Bob Grant is a bigot, he's a despicable talk show host and I agree with that." - Alan Dershowitz

"In the information age, you don't teach philosophy as they did after feudalism. You perform it. If Aristotle were alive today he'd have a talk show." - Timothy Leary

"David Letterman is the best late-night talk show host right now, hands down, and has been since he first took the desk." - George Lopez

"Unless you're a salesman, or a bad guest on a talk show, you don't call someone by his name that often." - Patricia Marx

"I just remember the early days of Tenacious D. There was no talk or thought about doing a TV show or a movie." - Jack Black

"I'm a talk-show junkie. I'd rather listen to real folks stumbling to express their own thoughts than to polished puppets reading what others have written." - Donella Meadows

"I like to talk while I'm on stage. It makes the show more personal. With that said, it's got to stay within reason or it's annoying." - Ron Pope

"I don't think I'd be a very good talk show host. I mean, I'm very talkative but I don't know if I could do that all the time." - Emma Roberts

"I learned how fast you can go from being an international hero to being a reference in a joke on a late night talk show." - Michael Phelps

"We're developing things, but I don't know what we'll go with for the show, so I don't like to talk about it." - Marc Jacobs

"I'm too short to host a late-night talk show. It's like the bar at an amusement-park ride. You have to be six foot two or over." - Jon Stewart

"I actually always try to have a moment in my show where I can just lay down on stage and talk to people for a little while." - Madonna Ciccone

"The reasons I never set out to do a talk show is they're formulaic. People come out, tell jokes and read questions. But that's not what I do, and we built the show around my skill set." - Harry Connick Jr

"I meet many people, I talk with them, like a TV show host. I show what's going on with Greenpeace, interesing political things, I have artists, musicians and bands." - Nina Hagen

"I'm the only talk show host, I think, if there's such a category in, what's called, the book of records, to have a guest die while we were taping the show, yeah." - Dick Cavett

"I ain't scared to do another dating show, but I ain't really trying to. I want to do a talk show or something. I've done enough dating on television. I'm ready to spread my wings, and go down other avenues." - Flavor Flav

"Trying to get the talk show, looking back on it, we had to beg a lot of station managers to pick up the show because people thought no one would watch it because I'm openly gay." - Ellen Degeneres

"The truth is, people go to shows because they want a show. They want showbiz. When people talk about a show they saw it's not because they heard a song, it's because they were excited and geared up about the show." - Arthur Fogel

"My show is an anti-show and the audience have to want to listen. I'm sitting down, there's only one of me, I don't talk much to the audience and it is very quiet. I wouldn't be able to do that kind of show if people didn't know me and my material." - Jose Gonzalez

"Then idiots talk....of Energy. If there is a word in the dictionary under any letter from A to Z that I abominate, it is energy. It is such a conventional superstition, such parrot gabble! What the deuce!....But show me a good opportunity, show me something really worth being energetic about, and I'll show you energy." - Charles Dickens

"I never wanted to do reunion shows for the sake of a reunion show. I've done all the 'Brady Bunch' stuff except for the Variety Show, but when a talk show wants us all to get together for their sake, it's not interesting to me." - Eve Plumb

"Listen to your customers. Can the sales pitches and the product babble. Let your customer talk and show him that you are listening by making the appropriate responses, such as suggesting how to solve the problem." - Susan Ward

"What happens to conservatives when they get near the White House? How come they only seem to be talking the good talk at, say, the Senate level, when they don't have to run the show?" - Chris Matthews

"I don't mind being accused of being a bad comedian and I don't even mind being accused of being a bad talk-show host, but I never want to be accused of being an arrogant, pompous showbiz asshole." - David Letterman

"People who are successful should never forget that its 90 per cent luck. Youve got to be an eejit to be an egomaniac. I had my glory years - Blankety Blank, the talk show, when I was winning every award going." - Terry Wogan

"If people think God is interesting, the onus is on them to show that there is anything there to talk about. Otherwise they should just shut up about it." - Richard Dawkins

"I love playing in the UK because there are some topics that you just can't talk about in the States without getting run out of town. So let me just say this: Louis C. K.'s new show sucks." - Doug Stanhope

"There is a proverb that says, 'Talk so that I may know who you are.' But I say, 'Show me your eyes and I will know who you are." - Nawal El Saadawi

"If you are a musician and you dont show any interest on the business level then you are actually vulnerable and people will rip you off. They will sweet talk you into anything." - Michael Schenker

"My name is Oprah Winfrey. I have a talk show. I'm single. I have eight dogs-five golden retrievers, two black labs, and a mongrel. I have four years of college." - Oprah Winfrey

"A talk show is difficult because the formula is always the same: there's a host and there's guests. Really what you can change is only so much. So, I don't have any pre-interviews, which forces real conversation." - Jenny Mccarthy

"There is a proverb that says, "Talk so that I may know who you are." But I say, "Show me your eyes and I will know who you are." - Nawal El Saadawi

"From the city of angels off the Pacific Ocean. Good morning, good evening, wherever you may be, across the nation, around the world. I'm George Noory. Welcome to America's most listened-to late night talk show, Coast to Coast AM." - George Noory

"Then I show up steady ready and proud and I find I've forgotten how to talk out loud. Isn't it just like you to bring me to my knees?" - Ani Difranco

"Movie characters rarely get to think out loud or talk very much about their emotions. Instead they have to, very briefly, show their feelings through their action or through dialog." - Seth Grahame-Smith

"Daring greatly means the courage to be vulnerable. It means to show up and be seen. To ask for what you need. To talk about how you're feeling. To have the hard conversations." - Brene Brown

"One of the main problems in families today is that we spend less and less time together.... Time together is precious time-time needed to talk, to listen, to encourage, and to show how to do things." - James E Faust

"He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred and to talk of it, is little different from reproach." - Demosthenes

"I tend to get starstruck with sports people. I was on a chat show with retired Scottish footballer Denis Law and I just lost it and couldn't talk to him." - Martin Shaw

"I could show you a picture right now where I look like something from The Hills Have Eyes. Talk about an awkward stage. Puberty was not good at all." - Jacob Artist

"People always ask you, 'What's your dream job?' This is my dream job. It really is a dream opportunity to have your own nationwide daily sports talk show for an hour." - Adam Schein

"If you ever see the director pulling people aside, that means something's not working. Because you're trying to figure out why it's not working. But we would show up, we would talk about it." - Ti West

"My favorite scene on the show [The Office] is on the booze cruise when I finally get to talk to her and tell her, and I react exactly how I would react by saying nothing." - John Krasinski

"Young people nowadays love luxury; they have bad manners and contempt for authority. They show disrespect for old people... contradict their parents, talk constantly in front of company, gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers." - Socrates

"Cannabis always made me paranoid; I felt like people were watching me. And now I'm sober, and I've got this talk show in the middle of the night on CBS, and I now know that no one is watching me." - Craig Ferguson

"It's certainly an interesting moment to try to talk about, 'cause you could make a great show about the police force right now, with all that's happening in the news and Ferguson and all of it." - Ethan Hawke

"If I made an album just to sell you a story about how I'm the man, it really doesn't show any human side to me. It's good to talk about what's real and what's relevant." - Nas

"We get along, we talk music.Lenny Kravitz took me to Harlem to see this little jazz show in the back of a church. It was just shitty fluorescent lights and a small stage piano, but this band tore it up." - Penn Dayton Badgley

"He who confers a favor should at once forget it, if he is not to show a sordid ungenerous spirit. To remind a man of a kindness conferred on him, and to talk of it, is little different from reproach." - Demosthenes

"Leaders who want to show sensitivity should listen often and long and talk short and seldom. Many so-called leaders are too busy to listen. True leaders know that time spent listening is well invested." - J. Oswald Sanders

"If we're talking fantasy, I would love to host a late night talk show... More Fallon than Leno. Those guys always seem like they're having way too much fun at their 'jobs." - Aaron Sanchez

"I don't do research for my novels. Obviously, in my other line of work as a reporter and a columnist, I've had the opportunity to get to know both social workers and TV talk-show hosts." - Anna Quindlen

"This boldness in telling the truth overshadows sport greatly. You couldn't get Joe Frazier or no boxer on this show and get interest in a subject like this. He couldn't talk about it." - Muhammad Ali

"It is so great to go to a casting director and have them wanting to talk about the show that you are in. It's such a great icebreaker. It just makes the environment so much more relaxed." - Nathalie Emmanuel

"Given lesser opportunities, Kissinger would have done very well as a talk show host. Fortunately for him, although not so fortunately for the United States, he found his patron in Nelson Rockefeller instead of William Paley." - Lewis H Lapham

"I really enjoyed playing Vinny Vedecci, the Italian talk show host. He was the first character I ever came up with where I gave him a name and a way of dressing." - Bill Hader

"I've been doing a late-night talk show out here in New Mexico now, 'The After After Party.' We're going to finalize a deal to be in 50 million homes. How blessed can I be, man?" - Steven Michael Quezada

"If we're talking fantasy, I would love to host a late night talk show... More Fallon than Leno. Those guys always seem like they're having way too much fun at their 'jobs.'" - Aaron Sanchez

"Occasionally, I make waffles for breakfast for any employee who wants to talk to me. I make them around 8 A.M. as an incentive for people to show up early." - David Ulevitch

"I'm not one of those playwrights who says, 'Show up, hit your marks, and don't talk to me!' I always want to hear from the other artists involved, whether it's the director, the lighting tech, or the actors." - Pearl Cleage

"I discovered that I act because I really love to act. I don't act because maybe it will get me a magazine cover or that I can get on a talk show." - John Corbett



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