When people don't want the best for you, they are not the best for you.

— Gayle King

The most powerful Gayle King quotes that will transform you to a better person

I consider myself lucky that Sheila Johnson, the cofounder of Black Entertainment Television, didn't choose to rest on her very impressive business laurels. Her luscious 100 percent modal scarves, printed with photos she takes all over the world, are gorgeous. Wearing one is like being wrapped in a hug.

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We're all spending way too much of our time and energy trying to fight the stuff we can't change.

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How do I love Tim McGraw? Let me count the ways: I love that he's a country boy with a city sensibility. I love that he refuses to be pegged, and his duet with Nelly proves it. And I really love that he had the brains to marry Faith Hill.

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I changed my name from Gail to Gayle in seventh grade because I liked to make a loopy 'y.

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I can't stop watching 'Pan Am.' When I was growing up, my father worked as an engineer in Turkey, and we always flew Pan Am. The stewardesses were so glamorous! When they gave me a set of those golden wings, I felt very grown-up. Not only is the show's plot full of mystery and infidelity, they get the period details just right.

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I still love listening to people's problems. I'm still good at giving people unsolicited advice.

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I have an impressionable palate. A well-worded menu or beautifully presented dish excites me. I get a great deal of pleasure just thinking about food.

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For morning news, people want to know as they are getting dressed, as they are getting ready to leave [for work], "what has happened in the world overnight?" Morning news is a sure-fire way to find out what that is. I personally love and celebrate the fact that you can go to bed and the world is one way and you wake up and it's totally different.

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A good restaurant just makes me giddy.

I can go all day with anticipation just knowing where I'm going to eat. Sometimes it's well planned, sometimes it's spontaneous. Either way works.

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The joy of reading can take you so many different places.

In addition to intelligence and stretching your mind, I just think reading is so crucial in terms of being a well-rounded person.

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I have great respect for the office of the presidency and I really do believe that Donald Trump wants to do a good job.

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When I found out that I was going to be CBS every morning, my first phone call was to Jenny Craig. Ten days later, I lost nine pounds. Now I even take the plan's popcorn with me to the movies.

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About Gayle King

Quotes 39 sayings
Profession Magazine editor
Birthday December 28, 1954

I normally don't love green juices, but Body & Eden makes theirs tasty by blending ingredients like avocado and banana with the usual suspects like kale and spinach. Delicious as they are, they're low calorie, and the drink names are catchy: I Have Balance, I Have Energy, and my favorite, I Have Calm.

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My first memory of the Rolling Stones is listening to 'Satisfaction' at a sixth-grade slumber party at a friend's house in Ankara, Turkey, where my family was living at the time. In the middle of our sleepover, my friend's dad stopped the record when he heard the words 'girlie action!'

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I only tweet if I discover something that's fantastic, or if I heard something really great.

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People think that I don't work, and I fly around in Oprah's private plane doing whatever I want.

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I wish I wasn't so technically challenged, because it puts you at a distinct disadvantage. I wish I could figure out a way to get more up to speed.

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The dream for any parent is you want to raise happy, healthy, responsible, compassionate, kind kids. We all have a responsibility to do that.

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Trump - the American people have spoken.

He definitely touched a chord in this country. I don't think we as a country can ignore that. There are people in this country that felt their voices were not heard, and now I think everybody is listening.

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I've been watching Mad Men since day one.

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I love the message that Barack Obama said - that we want Donald Trump to succeed because we want America to succeed. I'm sort of following that. I think there's been a lot of frustration for a lot of people, but at the end of the day we all want this country to survive and thrive and be the superpower that we know it is.

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The first time I met Beyonce she was about 18 years old, sitting in a makeup chair eating fried chicken, and I knew it was only a matter of time before everyone would know her name.

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I majored in psychology, and I still love listening to people's problems.

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Any film featuring Bradley Cooper's gorgeous blue eyes is automatically on my must-see list and they did not disappoint in 'The Words,' which is so intense and confusing that I was pretty lost by the end!

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And, I believe that one of the most loving things you can do is prepare a meal for someone you love. None of which I know how to do!

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People respond faster to you on a text than an e-mail.

Why is that? Why will they ignore an e-mail, but get back to a text?

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I'll do almost anything for cake - even trample little children!

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In the end, the truth always wins out.

It always does, no matter how many times you tell a story that isn't true. In the end, the truth comes out. There's either video evidence or photographic evidence. I think the American people are smart consumers.

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I have to admit, if Oprah were a man, I would marry her.

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I grew up in an all-white community.

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I love a man who loves his mama, which is one of the many reasons I'm crazy about Justin Timberlake.

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I know that Oprah and I mean a lot to each other.

.. I know at all times I have somebody that I can count on always.

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I fell into TV quite by accident but once I was in a newsroom for the very first time, I was hooked because I loved the adrenaline. There was a breaking story that day and people were running around to get the news on the air. I thought, Jesus, how do you get to do this? So, that's how it started. The bulk of my career was in TV.

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I'm the oldest of three girls. My sisters say I can be bossy.

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I'm basically a really happy person. My life is nuts, but it feels complete.

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I know exercise is important, but I hate it!

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With growth comes change.

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Boots in January are always a good look, and some of the cutest ones I've seen lately were designed by Ivanka Trump, who knows a thing or two about style.

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