The secret to happiness, of course, is not getting what you want; it's wanting what you get.— Alex Trebek
The most competitive Alex Trebek quotes to discover and learn by heart
It's very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.
We are all experts in our own little niches.
Have you ever met a successful person who wasn't restless- who was satisfied with where he or she was in life? They want new challenges. They want to get up and go...and that's one of the reasons they're successful.
I tried to do my best impression of The Jonas Brothers, but no matter how hard I tried I ended up looking cool!
If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.
Don't tell me what you believe in. I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.
I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.
I had only been a citizen for two weeks when I received a summons to appear for jury duty!
Learning something new is fun.
When I finish as the host of 'Jeopardy!' I'm going to go up to Taft in central California. They have a small college there that teaches you about oil drilling.
My dad drank pretty heavily, and he never missed a day of work in his life.
So I never looked at drinking as a serious problem, but drugs to me are a serious problem. I think it's a generational thing. I think older people don't feel as uncomfortable around drinkers as they do around dopers.
Sex? Unfortunately, as you get older - and I shouldn't admit this - there are other things that become more important in your daily life.
Please phrase your answer in the form of a question.
The only reason I got into broadcasting was, I needed money to pay for my junior and senior years at college, and they hired me, those fools!
What goes 0-300 in less than 2 seconds? Your mother on a scale.
Saying that I've THOUGHT about it doesn't mean that I'm DOING it.
You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!
Jim Cummings, Whoopie Goldberg & Cheech Marin make up this famous Disney threesome.
People ask me, How would you do as a contestant on the show? And I tell them I would do fairly well among senior citizens, but against a good thirty-year-old I would have trouble because I cannot recall information as quickly as I used to. You used to say something and I would go, boom, right away, very sharp. Now it's like, Oh, yes, but wait a minute, uh, uh.
My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died.
My job is to provide the atmosphere and assistance to the contestants to get them to perform at their very best. And if I'm successful doing that, I will be perceived as a nice guy, and the audience will think of me as being a bit of a star.
Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course.
Merv Griffin, who developed Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, had a great line once. I used to personally answer all the mail that came in to Jeopardy! whether it was favorable or unfavorable, and Merv said, You know how I handle the nasty mail? I said no. He just grabbed it and folded it up and crunched it up and threw it in the wastebasket. He said, I don't bother with it.
My life is what it is, and I can't change it.
I can change the future, but I can't do anything about the past.
I did everything - I did newscasts, I did sports, I did dramas.
I'm curious about everything. Even subjects that don't interest me.
I have an Apple computer, which I use to play Spider Solitaire and do research on the Internet.