The world is changing. Networks without a specific branding strategy will be killed. I envision a world of highly niched services and tightly run companies without room for all the overhead the established networks carry.— Barry Diller
The most sentimental Barry Diller quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
I still believe in synergy, but I call it natural law.
I've not conducted my life in the service of smallness.
Now along comes the potential creative destruction brought by a different distribution methodology, the Internet.
I never thought I was a very good manager.
I absolutely believe the Internet is passing from its free days into a paid system. Inevitably, I promise you, it will be paid.
Since I was in my early twenties, at ABC, I was always only interested in things that were not already being done.
Sometimes it seems like there's more footnotes than text.
This isn't something we're proud of, and over time we'd like to see our footnotes steadily shrink.
This is a world in which reasons are made up because reality is too painful.
Hollywood is a community that's so inbred, it's a wonder the children have any teeth.
I've always said AOL is great opportunity for somebody.
Facebook's the real deal. Nobody can buy Facebook now. Everybody has taken an angle at it. But Facebook may be the place that organizes everybody's personal information. It's got a very good chance of being that.
People have paid for content. They always have.
I like businesses in transition, first of all.
If ever there were a business in transition, it is publishing.
The American public tunes in every night hoping to see two people screwing.
Obviously, we can't give them that but let's always keep it in mind.
The entertainment business hasn't had a new idea in years.
My opinion, young people go to the Internet.
To the Internet distribution system right now, you put it up there and it's accessed by the world.
The only way anyone's going to succeed is to build the product.
I don't want to set the world up for surprises.
All forms of commerce are adversarial.
If you have too many epiphanies, you're on some kind of drug.
You really want to get a headache? Try to understand Internet advertising.
I'm never absolutely sure of anything, and I don't want to be.
You're either right and you'll pull through, or you're not. We're never going to be right about everything, and we've certainly been wrong.
Put one dumb foot in front of the other and course-correct as you go.
We're in a world now where it's not enough to be smart. You have to be curious.
Ticketmaster does not set prices. Live Nation does not set ticket prices. Artists set ticket prices.
Well, the Internet is this miracle. It is an absolutely extraordinary idea that you can press a send button, and you are publishing to the world.
We want to be able to sell you anything, anywhere, any time you want it.
We need an unambiguous rule - a law - that nobody will step between the publisher and the consumer, full stop.