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Talk Shows Quotes


"Talk shows are proof that conversation is dead." - Mason Cooley

"Our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action." - John The Apostle

"I'm not against TV; I don't go on the morning talk shows because I'm not invited. If I was, I might go." - John Updike

"I don't like to end my talk with a 700 million dollar loss, even if it shows the importance of Numerical Analysis." - Richard A. Falk

"I get shocked by people smoking cigarettes sometimes. i get shocked by watching talk shows. people's moralities are so far below what i would consider standard." - Marilyn Manson

"I get unreasonably nervous before talk shows." - Amanda Seyfried

"The civilization of a country consists in the quality of life that is lived there, and this quality shows plainest in the things that people choose to talk about when they talk together, and in the way they choose to talk about them." - Albert J Nock

"Its fun for me to go on other folks talk shows. When youve endured the ups and downs and tensions and pitfalls of hosting, being a guest is a piece of angel food." - Dick Cavett

"With the way I dress, I think my personality shows, so I don't always have to talk. Someone can see what I'm wearing, see what socks I'm wearing, and see what my vibe is, what kind of person I am" - Dwyane Wade

"I cannot imagine where we would have been without BET. Many like me who operate in black America can only get our balanced story told nationally on BET talk shows." - Al Sharpton

"Either we are in the universe to inhabit the eternity of our souls and grow real, or else we might as well dedicate our days to shopping and kill time watching talk-shows," - John O'Donohue

"One of the great pressures we're facing in journalism now is it's a lot cheaper to hire thumb suckers and pundits and have talk shows on the air than actually have bureaus and reporters" - Walter Isaacson

"I get asked to do stupid things like panel shows and talk shows and things." - Chris Lilley

"I did game shows, I did interview shows, I did talk shows, I did commercials, I did acting. But all of that was a million years ago." - Mike Wallace

"WANT shows up in conversation - EXPECTATION shows up in behavior." - Les Brown

"When in company with literary women, make no allusions to 'learned ladies,' or 'blue stockings,' or express surprise that they should have any knowledge of housewifery, or needle-work, or dress; or that they are able to talk on 'common things.' It is rude and foolish and shows that you really know nothing about them, either as a class or as individuals." - Eliza Leslie

"I'm very open to fresh talent, and I love the underdog, people who have been counted out, because they come in with a different type of hunger. I'm all for the underdog, so I'd like to talk to anybody who shows up with that sort of thirst." - Tyler Perry

"I cant lie - I love talking to the people at my shows. Im so grateful to all my fans. I couldnt do it for this long without them. So if they want to come past to say hi and whatnot, then its part of my job to talk to them - and you know, it might be the best part of my job, too." - Chuck Brown

"The educational aspect of art shows has become overbearing: some of exhibits can leave you bleary from trying to read the walls. Presumably a piece of art is timeless and it can say something to us. You are taking away the right of art to talk for itself." - John Updike

"Spirit is now a very fashionable word: to act with Spirit, to speak with Spirit, means only to act rashly, and to talk indiscreetly. An able man shows his Spirit by gentle words and resolute actions; he is neither hot nor timid." - Lord Chesterfield

"Sin is a thing that writes itself across a man's face. It cannot be concealed. People talk sometimes of secret vices, there are no such things. If a wretched man has a vice, it shows itself in the lines of his mouth, the droop of his eyelids, the moulding of his hands even." - Oscar Wilde

"Taboos are falling across our culture like dominoes. What was unspeakable yesterday dominates talk shows today." - Ellen Goodman

"People used to live lives of quiet desperation - now they go on talk shows!" - Bob Thaves

"The world, I think, has too many late-night talk shows." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"I do like talk shows. I'm interested in talking to people." - Joy Behar

"It is but a poor eloquence which only shows that the orator can talk." - Joshua Reynolds

"On talk shows I ask myself, 'What am I doing here?'" - Bess Myerson

"Let me tell you what I just heard. Talk, talk, talk, I. Talk, talk, talk, I. Well, what about me?" - Gena Showalter

"And this shows that people want to be stupid and they do not want to know the truth. And it shows that something called Occam's razor is true. And Occam's razor is not a razor that men shave with but a Law, and it says: Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem. Which is Latin and it means: No more things should be presumed to exist than are absolutely necessary. Which means that a murder victim is usually killed by someone known to them and fairies are made out of paper and you can't talk to someone who is dead." - Mark Haddon

"Most people get their politics, obviously, from TV shows about senators or movies about them or... all the day-to-day press and the talk shows." - Judd Gregg

"Amateurs talk strategy. Professionals talk logistics." - Omar N Bradley

"The talk shows are stuffed full of sufferers who have regained their health-congressmen who suffered through a serious spell of boozing and skirt-chasing, White House aides who were stricken cruelly with overweening ambition, movie stars and baseball players who came down with acute cases of wanting to trash hotel rooms while under the influence of recreational drugs. Most of them have found God, or at least a publisher." - Calvin Trillin

"You know, people make a lot of money talking about me, don't they? They just get on those shows, and they talk away. There's nothing I can do. And that's one of the great lessons I try to convey in my book, which my mother implanted in me as a young girl.. Is you can either be an actor in your own life, or a reactor in somebody else's." - Hillary Clinton

"For me, working in the fashion industry is about getting to meet the minds behind the brands. Sure, there are nice dinners, events and shows - even the occasional freebie - but the best part is getting to sit down with and talk to people that have done great things. You quickly realize that no matter who you're talking to, how famous, brilliant or wealthy they are, they are just "people."" - Ben Clymer

"I ain't a rapper; I'm a motivational speaker. I don't do shows; I do seminars. I really talk to people." - Young Jeezy

"Still when I go on talk shows, I worry that I have to live up to a comedic persona." - Charlie Day

"I can't do talk shows, I don't do them, just because I get really nervous and fidgeting and shaky." - Devon Sawa

"I have a lot of good stories for talk shows about the conditions in which I worked." - Gillian Jacobs

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

"I get really frustrated during a crisis when I go through all the cable channels and find - very often with the exception of CNN - that I'm not watching news at all. You think, 'Well, God... there are talk shows, talk shows, talk shows and everyone is an expert!" - Howard Stringer

"I get really frustrated during a crisis when I go through all the cable channels and find - very often with the exception of CNN - that I'm not watching news at all. You think, 'Well, God... there are talk shows, talk shows, talk shows and everyone is an expert!'" - Howard Stringer

"Be happy. Talk happiness." - Helen Keller

"I still play solo shows. And some of those shows are still some of the best, most gratifying shows." - Andrew Bird

"Obedience shows whether you are grateful." - St. Catherine of Siena

"Sport doesn't build character, it shows it." - Ana Ivanovic

"Doing TV shows helps me a lot in my screenplay writing and filmmaking, especially since my TV shows are in different formats: comedy sketches, talk shows, debate programs, art variety shows, quiz shows. These enable me to meet interesting people with interesting stories and to learn about interesting subjects, all of which I can reflect into film." - Takeshi Kitano

"Reputation shows who people think you are. Character shows who you really are." - Craig Groeschel

"Solitude shows us what should be; society shows us what we are." - Richard Cecil

"The only road to doing good shows, is doing bad shows." - Louis C K

"Small talk is the biggest talk we do." - Susan RoAne

"You can't talk about truth unless you talk about yourself." - Cornel West

"If only faces could talk..." - Pat Summerall

"Mouths talk without authority sometimes ..." - Caroline Pafford Miller

"When you're leading, don't talk." - Thomas E. Dewey

"Talk without effort is nothing." - Maria W. Stewart

"Pain is a holy angel who shows us treasures that would otherwise remain forever hidden; through him men and women have become greater than through all the joys of the world. It must be so and I tell myself this in my present situation over and over again. The pain of suffering and of longing, which can often be felt even physically, must be there, and we cannot and need not talk it away. But it needs to be overcome every time, and thus there is an even holier angel than the one of pain; that is, the one of joy in God." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"The term revolution means: a sudden, radical, and complete change from the way things are normally done. I love that definition because I really feel that in order for us to start walking in the kind of love that Christ commanded us to - the "love your neighbor as yourself" kind - it's going to take a radical change in our current behavior. The church has become passive and selfish and it's going to take a revolution to get us back to the place where we are not just talking the talk, but walking in a love that shows the world Christ's love." - Joyce Meyer

"Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two." - Oscar Wilde

"To talk of luck and chance only shows how little we really know of the laws which govern cause and effect." - Hosea Ballou

"I don't think there's any shortage of tough, sometimes vicious rhetoric about President Barack Obama coming from the right. Talk radio shows dominated by conservatives." - Juan Williams

"For people starting public radio shows, one of the things you have to do is you have to talk every single public radio station into picking you up." - Ira Glass

"(In) most cop shows, every cop in the squad speaks exactly the same and the same kind of short clipped film noir-ish talk." - Rainn Wilson

"Research shows that parents are the single biggest influence on children - if you are worried about your teen and drugs, talk to them." - John Walters

"Democrats were simply hoping to win some political points by getting their outlandish rhetoric published in the newspapers and heard on the talk shows." - John Doolittle

"If someone says that he can think or talk about quantum physics without becoming dizzy, that shows only that he has not understood anything whatever about it." - Murray Gellmann

"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

"I love talk shows and hosting. I would want to do something like that. I'm not sure I would want to be a reality star continuously." - Nene Leakes

"If someone says that he can think or talk about quantum physics without becoming dizzy, that shows only that he has not understood anything whatever about it." - Murray Gell-Mann

"Being a human being is lost. For 120 shows, the one that goes bad is the one that people will talk about." - Ryan Adams

"It's weird that people expect me to be funny. I find it a real burden when I'm expected to be humorous on talk shows." - Ben Stiller

"In Russia, writers with serious grievances are arrested, while in America they are merely featured on television talk shows, where all that is arrested is their development." - Neil Postman

"Dan Harmon has this idea that characters on TV are allowed to talk about their favorite movies and TV shows and songs." - Gillian Jacobs

"I think all shows change as they age as do the people who make the shows. As do the people who watch the shows. All targets are moving." - Alex Borstein

"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

"Humility is like underwear; essential, but indecent if it shows." - Helen Nielsen

"If someone says can't, that shows you what to do." - John Cage

"In the philosophic sense, observation shows and experiment teaches." - Claude Bernard

"A champion shows who he is by what he does." - Evander Holyfield

"McKinley shows all the background of a chocolate eclair." - Theodore Roosevelt

"... the intellect, everywhere invasive, shows everywhere its shallowing effect." - William James

"Pornography and cooking shows have created two new spectator sports." - Mason Cooley

"Emote. It's okay. It shows you are thinking and feeling." - Ellen Degeneres

"When someone shows you their true colors, believe them." - Dolly Parton

"Fear never shows up and the party ends early." - Bret Easton Ellis

"Charity with a smile shows the donor's character." - Nachman of Breslov

"Angels and Airwaves shows are like an ascension to Heaven." - Tom Delonge

"Research shows that normal young children misbehave every three minutes." - Carol S. Dweck

"Experiment is folly when experience shows the way." - Roger Babson

"In reality opposites are one; art shows this." - Eli Siegel

"Night brings out stars as sorrow shows us truths." - Philip James Bailey

"As history shows, dead metaphors make good idols." - Elizabeth A. Johnson

"Testing shows the presence, not the absence of bugs." - Edsger Dijkstra

"Death shows up to remind us to live more fully." - Oprah Winfrey

"Nothing shows lack of conscience better than bold-faced lying." - Bob Altemeyer

"The sports space is so full of opinion that you aren't hearing from the athletes just speaking for themselves. We are such a Twitter-oriented society with radio talk shows, TV talk shows and social media - what you are missing is the authentic, unfiltered aspect of who these people are." - Hannah Storm

"Advertisers have become scared of talking about certain issues because they don't want to upset an American family. I think it's a shame because there are things we want to talk to our kids about. So to be able to talk about LGBT issues on our shows. To be able to to talk about sex on our shows. Now if you're like, "I'm going to do an episode talking to kids about sex," on a network that's hard to do!" - Gloria Calderon Kellett

"Life! Don't talk to me about life!" - Douglas Adams

"Love understands love; it needs no talk." - Frances Ridley Havergal

"Without holiness you cannot talk of God." - Nirmala Srivastava

"Talk radio doesn't need to be political." - Big Jim Sullivan

"I don't really talk to people." - Jon Richardson

"Hang those that talk of fear." - William Shakespeare

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

"Cats talk to whomever they please." - Robin Hobb

"Don't talk yourself into not being you." - Bill Cosby

"Think first. Talk less. Start today." - Charles R Swindoll

"Talk about your failures without apologizing." - Brene Brown

"Don't talk to me while I'm interrupting." - Michael Curtiz

"Don't talk. I can't hear myself see." - Jerry Saltz

"Shh! Don't talk with your mouth full." - Micky Dolenz

"God, you're sexy when you talk Psy." - Nalini Singh

"?People who talk less frequently notice more." - Judith Mcnaught

"Don't talk too much or too soon." - Bear Bryant

"Who talks much, must talk in vain." - John Gay

"Any jackass can talk about bombing Iran." - Chris Matthews

"People who don't think shouldn't talk." - Lewis Carroll

"Half-wits talk much, but say little." - Benjamin Franklin

"There are two gods. The god our teachers teach us about, and the God who teaches us. The god about whom people usually talk, and the God who talks to us. The god we learn to fear, and the God who speaks to us of mercy. The god who is somewhere up on high, and the God who is here in our daily lives. The god who demands punishment, and the God who forgives us our trespasses. The god who threatens us with the torments of Hell, and the God who shows us the true path. There are two gods. A god who casts us off because of our sins, and a God who calls to us with His love." - Paulo Coelho

"The ministry of mercy, then, is the best advertising a church can have. It convinces a community that this church provides people with actions for their problems, not only talk. It shows the community that this church is compassionate." - Timothy Keller

"On television, journalists now routinely appear on talk-shows-with-an-attitude where they are encouraged to say what they think about something they may not have finished thinking about." - Ellen Goodman

"It's fascinating to see how things have changed. Basically, every time the US government gets off the soapbox of the Sunday-morning talk shows, the average American's support for the surveillance revelations grows." - Edward Snowden

"When I talk about the polling, I'm talking about the principles. It shows these officials are knowingly attempting to shift public opinion, even though they know what they say is not factual." - Edward Snowden

"I like to do what I do in my house and I love to play shows, but I don't want to have to go out and talk to a bunch of people I don't know." - Dee Dee Ramone

"Lots of people act well, but very few people talk well, which shows that talking is much the more difficult thing of the two, and much the finer thing also." - Oscar Wilde

"I've done a lot of talk shows where you can tell that the host is just thinking about what he wants to say next while you're answering him and that's really uncomfortable." - Dave Navarro

"Either we are in the universe to inhabit the eternity of our souls and grow real, or else we might as well dedicate our days to shopping and kill time watching talk-shows." - John Odonohue

"Mayor de Blasio wants to eliminate garbage. He believes New York City produces way too much garbage. Well, heck, forget about producing too much garbage. What about late-night talk shows?" - David Letterman

"Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them." - Anna Quindlen

"I think it shows that you are a confident person if you can walk up to a group of girls and just be able to talk to them sober." - Georgia Salpa

"I don't watch any television, hardly ever because I'm so busy. I always obviously watch my shows because I blog about it and talk about it, but no, I can watch the news in the morning and that's it." - Lisa Vanderpump

"If somebody wants to book Alec Baldwin on one of our shows, and he wants to come on and talk to our people and say what he wants, I don't care. We would question him on his choice of words." - Roger Ailes

"It's fun for me to go on other folks' talk shows. When you've endured the ups and downs and tensions and pitfalls of hosting, being a guest is a piece of angel food." - Dick Cavett

"Selling scent is a key job for celebrities. At any one time, there'll be hundreds of them at it, going on the world's talk shows, doing photo-shoots, providing employment for thousands. Celebrities are instant brands." - Peter York

"I am a big 'Ellen' fan. I have been one for quite a long time now. I used to do the local news talk shows with her in San Francisco, when we were both still kids." - Margaret Cho

"When I sit down to talk to men's magazines, there's a certain character that I play. She's not fully fleshed out - she doesn't have her own name - but she shows up to do men's-magazine interviews." - Megan Fox

"I'm on the Internet a lot more than I watch TV and most everybody I know is, and yet if you watch most late-night talk shows, it's as if it doesn't even exist." - Andy Milonakis

"In many ways, I think that, while we've been remarkably violent in our media, there's been a real schizophrenia. In private, on the Internet, and on public-affairs shows or talk radio, we're way more explicit than we've ever been." - Ivan Reitman

"I did many interviews, and went out and talked to many people and went to rallies. It was the same thing with menopause. I traveled around the country on talk shows and talking to women about." - Cybill Shepherd

"I think the day that I become comfortable doing interviews and going on talk shows is the day that I don't know what it is to be a human being anymore." - Joaquin Phoenix

"The talk shows in the States want celebrities, not authors. In France, it is different; writers are called upon to comment on everything. They have a very public role there." - Edmund White

"Within a few hours I had them off, was about ready to play the shows. That night I opened, and during the week Harris was over to the house to talk my mother into letting me leave home." - Mary Lou Williams

"One of the great pressures we're facing in journalism now is it's a lot cheaper to hire thumb suckers and pundits and have talk shows on the air than actually have bureaus and reporters." - Walter Isaacson

"But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about. We don't do a lot of violent shows. When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act." - Aaron Spelling

"There is plenty of television. There are plenty of talk shows. There are plenty of comedians. But there is not plenty of worship of the true and living God." - Charles R Swindoll

"When I was younger I wanted to be a big movie star who'd get to be funny on talk shows and then I wanted to retire and write science fiction." - Scott Thompson

"I wonder if liberal kids call liberal talk shows and ask how to get along in a conservative teacher's class? No. No. It doesn't happen, 'cause there's no thought of getting along." - Rush Limbaugh

"What is important-what lasts-in another language is not what is said but what is written. For the essence of an age, we look to its poetry and its prose, not its talk shows." - Peter Brodie

"I get less and less sketching done at shows, as more and more people want to come up and talk or get stuff signed. Most requested character? Probably Catwoman." - Adam Hughes



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