I never learned anything while I was talking.— Larry King
The most mouth-watering Larry King quotes to discover and learn by heart
I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything.
So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
I'm the worst person to be stuck with in a traffic jam.
I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.
Anonymous sources are to journalism what silicon enhancements are to the feminine figure; they look impressive to the gullible, but something doesn't feel right.
The secret of success is an absolute ungovernable curiosity.
Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.
You cannot talk to people successfully if they think you are not interested in what they have to say or you have no respect for them.
People would pay money to work at CNN
You know what amazes me about UFO's? They never land at the White House.
They always land at laramie, Wyoming. Thiry miles out, where they're seen by one farmer.
Nobody beats a bunch of journalists for inflating their rather mundane straightforward chores with a lot more melodrama and self-importance than the job should be asked to contain.
Those of us forced to read the London papers sometimes speculate about which is greater: the average British hack's sloth, mendacity, ignorance, obsequiousness, capacity for drink, or aversion to paying for that drink. Smart money tends to split between the latter two.
I'm sort of the comic relief after a hard day at work. My message is that it's OK to relax
There is still nothing in life as constant and as changing at the same time as an afternoon at a ballpark.
Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.
Don't you think it would be better to legalize victimless crimes like drugs & prostitution & divert the resources to more important things like the rapes & assaults & things like that?
Gleason became like a mentor of mine. I had Gleason helping me on television, Godfrey on radio.
The first rule of my speaking is: listen!
Let's not become so worried about not offending anybody that we lose the ability to distinguish between respect and paranoia.
I'm not offended. Lenny Bruce taught me that everything's funny. You can make everything funny. I don't think that assassinations are funny, I don't think you can make fun of ISIS, but almost everything is funny. And If we can't laugh at ourselves, who can we laugh at? So I don't mind ethnic humor. I like ethnic humor. I like dialect jokes. Laughter is a very subjective thing. If it's funny to you it's funny. And a lot of things are funny to me.
You make your own luck. Luck is the residue of design.
Someone once said, "I don't lie because then I don't have to remember anything.
" I've told white lies a lot. Sometimes when you tell stories you'll embellish them a little, especially with foxhole humor.
I was always telling everyone, I want to be a broadcaster.
They'd say, What, are you crazy? What, you're going to be Arthur Godfrey?
If you have talent, I believe that talent will win out.
In other words, if you're a good broadcaster, if you're a funny comic, you'll be heard. If you know how to do a broadcast, if you're a good newsman, if you can see an event and describe it, you're going to be heard and you're going to be seen. So there's always room. Now with cable and satellite and Internet, it's endless. You could blog, you could be your own talent.
One thing I have learned is, if people tell you they had a "frank" discussion with someone, it is usually code for a yelling match with clenched fists.
My father died when I was nine and a half.
We were on relief for two years. They call it welfare now, but it was relief then... I never forgot the generosity of New York.
When I broke in, in 1957, it was wide open. Now you're up against strong competition.
If I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.
I thought: If I was lucky enough to live, I'd change, myself-I realized I could have a new life-new energy, new endurance, and feel better about myself.
Les Miserables is one of my favorite stories
I would like to ask Him if He was indeed virgin born, because the answer to that question would define history.
I have lifelong friends. My oldest friend, Herbie, has been a friend since I was 9. I've had bonds for over 50 years with people.
Communications is the number one major in America today.
CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer.
There is an incredible film, 42. It's the incredible story of Jackie Robinson. I have extolled the virtues of this movie to everyone I meet. I've given quotes to everyone I talk to.
I did everything when I started. In Miami I did news, I did weather, I did sports, I did disk-jockeying. And I did a sports talk show every week - every Saturday night.
We met in an airport in Las Vegas, Harrison Ford and I, and he said, "I just finished a movie called 42. I play Branch Rickey. There's this kid in it playing Jackie Robinson. I think it's a pretty good movie."
When I was 5 years old I would lie in bed, look at the radio, and I wanted to be on the radio. I don't know why.
There is nothing in your destiny, nothing in your future that you cannot accomplish.
The ultimate [travel destination] for me would be one perfect day in San Francisco. There's no city like it anywhere. And, if I could be there with the girl of my dreams, that would be the ultimate!
I like to put a stake in people, because I know people helped me.
All of my life doing interviews, comedy has been my favorite thing, comedians are my favorite people.
I'm having as much fun today as I did when I made $55 a week, because it is as much fun
If you do something, expect consequences
If I do something caring for a friend, I have no doubt in my mind they would do it for me.
I've done radio interviews about this movie .
I feel I'm a part of this movie, since I knew Jackie Robinson. I was at his first game.
I've had bad days and good days in my life, but I've never had a day when I didn't enjoy that red light going on. Whether on the radio, or on television, there's still a little bump every time it goes on. And if you can spend a life, if you can get paid well for doing something you absolutely love, well you can't beat that.
My biggest fear is death, because I don't think I'm going anywhere.
And since I don't think that, and I don't have a belief ... I'm married to someone who has the belief, so she knows she's going somewhere.
If they asked me, I did two shifts. I did sports, I did news, because I loved it.