The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.

— Anderson Cooper

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I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done.

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In my opinion, the ability to love another person is one of God's greatest gifts, and I thank God every day for enabling me to give and share love with the people in my life.

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Learning what you don't want to do is the next best thing to figuring out what you want to do.

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You can't stop suffering, you can't stop terrible things from happening, but you can bear witness... The least us reporters can do is go there and tell their stories.

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I've always loved reporting from the field most of all.

There's something about doing live TV and being there as it happens that's always appealed to me. I think there's great value to bearing witness to these events as they're actually happening.

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I just found it interesting to talk to adults I admired, and to discover that the path they took was never all that clearly defined. It was comforting to me when I figured out that you don't have to know what you want to do with your life; you just have to take a few steps in one direction, and other opportunities will open up.

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If you feel like an outsider, you tend to observe things a lot more.

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I’ve also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible.

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I get so annoyed by famous people who have not actually written the books they slap their names on.

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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.

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I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with my friends, my family, and my colleagues. In a perfect world, I don't think it's anyone else's business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted. I’m not an activist, but I am a human being and I don't give that up by being a journalist.

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I think the notion of traditional anchor is fading away - the all-knowing, all-seeing person who speaks from on high. I don't think the audience really buys that anymore. As a viewer, I know I don't buy it.

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About Anderson Cooper

Quotes 94 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Birthday October 16

The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that's the kiss of death.

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[Bill Clinton] has settled numerous lawsuits without admitting any guilt on a whole number of things. Are you saying, are you implying that settling a lawsuit is implying guilt? Because if so, it means that your candidate is guilty of an awful lot of things, no.

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Did you know that according to legend, the guy who became Buddha decided to seek enlightenment the day he got a touch of gray? "Gray hairs," the would-be Buddha said, "are like angels sent by the god of death".

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Each child’s story is worthy of telling.

There shouldn’t be a sliding scale of death. The weight of it is crushing.

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I have gas mask in my office because I took Chem/bio warfare training class so I can report in case of an attack. It’s on a copy of my head made by Madame Tussauds

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My goodness, why is this woman [ Hillary Clinton ] at 46%? She's like the magic 46. She's 46% in the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, she's 46% in a lot of these swing states.

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As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter.

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Do you get the anger that is out here?

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Just to be clear, if, like Pat Robertson, you somehow missed all the evidence, all the research, the depth and breadth of all the knowledge garnered about HIV and AIDS over the past three decades, you cannot get HIV if you share towels.

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Selling your apartment in New York is like dating a manic-depressive.

. you get used to cycles of elation and despondency. Every time someone would come to see the apartment, there was the thrill of the date. You want to be presentable, so you clean the place up, make sure it smells good, put on some mood lighting and mellow music.

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I was surprised how much Andy Cohen reveal about his insecurities and your personal life.

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Anytime you stop and talk to somebody and you learn about them, you start to walk in their shoes a little bit and you see things through a different lens.

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We know the president of the United States has no facts.

No facts to back up his startling allegation that the former president of the United States, President Obama, wiretapped him in Trump Tower during the campaign.

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I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made.

If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it.

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Thoughts come and go. It's impossible to stop your thoughts, but the idea is that the thoughts are kind of like waves on the ocean. That's Jon Kabat-Zinn's big analogy and that this is actually kind of diving under the waves. And you know it's kind of interesting.

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Not to sound too Dr. Phil all of a sudden, but I think the key to survival is to embrace one's past and to not run away from it. And to come to some sort of relationship with it or understanding of it.

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I don't have much experience, but the few times when I would go on a date with a girl - like when I was 12 - there was a lot of sharing, and a lot of talking, and a lot of asking how I am. They thought we were dating, and I was sort of hoping to meet their brothers.

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In terms of the people that President [Donald] Trump is going to have around him, the cabinet. Predominantly white, predominantly male.

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My personal favorite [ moment] was when someone asked for one selfie too many and [Andy Cohen] snapped and tried to kill her by hugging her.

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Congo is one of the least-developed countries in the world, and has millions of acres of virtually untouched forest.

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I went to a high school reunion a couple years ago and realized that the kids who were the most unusual in high school are the ones who are the most interesting now and the ones who were popular are dull and boring.

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It seems to me that [Andy Cohen] can write these diaries forever.

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The mark of a good book is it changes every time you read it.

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Going gray is like ejaculating: you know it can happen prematurely, but when it does it comes as a total shock.

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I'm not trying to be something that I'm not.

I'm just trying to be myself and talk about what I know, and admit what I don't know.

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The people I admire most hadn't really followed a particular path that was visible when they were on it.

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I think there are a lot of celebrities who put on a performance on camera.

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Socialism isn't just a list of economic prescriptions for government.

Perhaps above all, socialism is a moral view.

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I graduated in 1989, and I'd focused almost entirely on the Soviet Union and communism ... so when the Berlin wall fell, I was, well, I was screwed.

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Donald Trump said he doesn't care about Paul Ryan's support, he doesn't want Paul Ryan's support, that he might be better off without Paul Ryan's support.

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If someone knows me and likes me or my work, they're more likely to allow me to tell their story. But it also cuts the other way.

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Let's just be clear: The reason this has been making headlines is because Donald Trump was discussing and bragging about sexual assault 11 years ago on a bus.It's not Hillary Clinton who put those words in his mouth.

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I meditate. Like, I try. Not every day, but even if I'm not doing that meditation, the moments of my day have changed because I'm not on my phone so much. I'm intentionally not checking my phone every two seconds.

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Anderson [Cooper], I guess the question I have is why can't CNN cover Obamacare, and ISIS, and radical Islamic terrorism?

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Anderson [Cooper]first of all, in case anybody's wondering because they'll somehow read my mind after this broadcast ... I find those comments to be disgusting and reprehensible, and I'm really glad that he apologized.

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Be honest about what you see, get out of the way and let the story reveal itself

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Don't fall in love with a bonobo, because it's gonna die.

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