One day, right after my mastectomy, I went for a walk in Central Park, and there was this mob of people blocking the road. I thought, 'Oh, great, now I'm stuck!' but then I suddenly realized that it was a breast cancer walk.

— Hoda Kotb

The most captivate Hoda Kotb quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you

The days, months, and years eventually reveal, like a Polaroid, a clear picture of how significant events and decisions ultimately shape our lives.

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There are two types of people: The ones who give you 50 reasons it can't be done ... and the ones who just do it.

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Be crazy. Be stupid. Be silly. Be weird. Be whatever. Because life is too short to be anything but happy

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I love music. For me, music is morning coffee. It's mood medicine. It's pure magic. A good song is like a good meal-I just want to inhale it and then share a bite with someone else.

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Tone is often the most important part of a conversation - and listening is so much more important than what you say.

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I'm a disorganized mess. My purse is gross: I once found a shoulder pad, string cheese, and a Christmas ornament in it!

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When my shoes are killing me, I take a maxi pad and put it in the bottom of my shoe. It is better than any Dr. Scholl's insert. That fashion tip has saved me through some long nights.

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Having cancer empowered me to take more risks.

I knew beating cancer was going to shape me, but it wasnt going to be all of me.

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I think credibility is one of those things that, if you work hard and you get it by standing in the trenches and traveling the world, people realize you're multi-faceted. Part of me is a serious journalist and I loved all of the stuff I did. And then there's another part of me that likes to let go and I think a lot of women can relate to that.

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When you're a big girl like me, you want someone who makes you feel diminutive.

I think fat guys are sexy.

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I think after overcoming breast cancer, you sort of become fearless and somehow going up to your boss to talk about a possible promotion doesn't seem like such a daunting task anymore.

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I run in Central Park as the sun comes up.

Some may mistake it for walking, but I swear I am running. I could not do it without my iPod.

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About Hoda Kotb

Quotes 33 sayings
Profession TV Host
Birthday August 9, 1964

From time to time, I'll look back through the personal journals I've scribbled in throughout my life, the keepers of my raw thoughts and emotions. The words poured forth after my dad died, when I went through a divorce, and after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. There are so many what-ifs scribbled on those pages.

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I wake up at 4:15 A.M., get some coffee, turn on the news, see what's happening, go clickety-clack on the web to see what I missed overnight. Then I go to the gym, around 5:15, and I do what appears to be a very light workout, but who cares. I'm socializing with other nice people at the gym. Then I go into work, and I'm really awake.

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I'm a huge karaoke person even though I have the worst singing voice.

When you love doing something, who cares?

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If it weren't for my breast cancer, I wouldn't be a 'Today' host.

After I got better, I talked to my boss about working on the show. Six months before, I'd have been terrified to go in there and ask for what I wanted. But after what I'd been through, how could I be scared of being told no?

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It's gotten to the point where if I throw a cookie in the garbage, I have to douse it in Cascade. Otherwise, why wouldn't I take it out and eat it?

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I'm good at picking friends.

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I like the pace of my world. It's busy, but for me, the less I do the lazier I get.

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There are times when you just have to show people that you're all in.

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Life's not perfect. Some loose ends may never get trimmed up and tidied.

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I'm an optimist, so I think everything can be worked out and fixed.

But from having cancer I learned that even if you're even an optimist, sometimes you just have to face the facts that certain things are broken.

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The biggest thing I've learned is to smash my own spiders and get on with my day. There will be another!

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I don't cook, but I would love to learn.

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My style is streamlined, sophisticated and simple, so I usually go for a dress.

No matching involved. I am bad at matching! I like easy and when you're done, it looks like a second skin. I wear dresses every day for that reason. It's easy!

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I don't want to be 'the girl with cancer' .

.. I just didn't want that to be my only thing. But it is part of me. And it's a big part of me.

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Weight is just not a hot button. In fact, during my life, it probably should have been on my radar screen a bit more. I look back at work photos and am shocked. Was I eating the people I was interviewing?! Good Lord, I was big.

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If you fall-and trust me, you will- make sure you fall on your back.

Because if you fall on your back, you can see up. And if you can see up, you can get up. And you can keep going and going and going.

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I try to live in a little bit of my own joy and not let people steal it or take it.

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I can't remember a time when my mom didn't work.

She has forever been on the move: a go-getter. When my brother Adel and I had a paper route as kids, my mom would get up before us at the crack of dawn to drop off the Washington Post at different corners.

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It's made me realize that imperfect is perfectly comfortable to me.

Whether it's a city or my apartment, I feel most at home when things are somewhat flawed.

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If we all helped one person, wouldn't the world be an unbelievable place?

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