Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.— Phil Donahue
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I have had time to analyze my feelings.
I am certain that they are totally neurotic, sexist, silly, and a big waste of time.
Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood.
Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.
Miss Child is never bashful with butter.
The House looks like more fun. It's like the Donahue show. The Senate is like one of those Sunday morning public service programs.
The establishment people tell us that if the workers wanted to share the profits, it was called communism. When management wants to share profits, it's called a bonus.
The system of volunteerism is divisive.
It pits one charity against the others for the charity dollar.
We should not use crippled children to sell hamburgers. Ever.
I think the idea of creating a television news source that is not beholden to corporate interests is nirvana.
When I was a kid, people who got divorced were people who had no gumption.
[Asserting] important First Amendment rights .
.. why should [executions] be the one area that is conducted behind closed doors?... Why shouldn't executions be public?
Praising the Lord and passing the ammunition are mutually exclusive ideas.
I have moved from certainty to doubt, from devotion to rebellion.
Oprah is more than an institution. Oprah is a very special star in the firmament. I can't imagine a greater success than she's enjoyed.
I realize what you can do when you scare the population and how media contributes to that.
In a network situation, a vice president, while he's shaving, can decide your history.
I find celebrity status difficult to bear when I am in the company of my mother.
In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents: become a priest or attend Notre Dame.
The biggest threat to this country isn't the Russians.
It's our own inability to make democracy or capitalism work.
Airlines are interesting. They not only favor celebrities, they court them.
The radio of my youth ... is now a quaint memory replaced by computer hard drives.
I have been in the witness protection program for the last three weeks.
I campaigned for Ralph Nader. I'm now living as a woman in Mississippi.
The Commission on Presidential Debates is a corrupt stranglehold on our democracy.
I'm not a pacifist. I'm not that brave.
Everybody is under pressure to shut up and sing.
This is Sesame Street. A place where people, birds, monsters all live in perfect harmony.
I believe celebrity spoils people - some worse than others.
At first, I thoroughly enjoyed being famous.
Its like threading a needle while walking on a water bed.
Cindy Sheehan is one tough mother. And nothing you say or anyone else is gonna slow her down.
Will you remember me when I'm gone?
In reality, the most important things happen when you don't look for them.
I tip like crazy. Theyll remember me. Celebrity can be expensive.
Television is not the exclusive target of promoters. Is Superman really worthy of a Newsweek cover?
If Stalin ever told me to urinate, I'm not sure I'd be able to.
Women are smarter than men because they listen.
I was proud of the waves I had made, but wondered how many boats I was supposed to rock.
There's a reason we seperate Church and State.
The reason for the richness and the diversity of religion in this nation is because of the seperation of Church and State, and there are people out there who can't wait to make this nation a nation of one religion... THEIR religion.
To a journalist, good news is often not news at all.
There is no democracy without dissent.
What really keeps me going is the constant belief that it could all disappear tomorrow.
We [in USA] have people honestly believing that, if a president calls a war, you have to shut up and sing. That is not the nation my mother raised me to pledge my allegiance to. We should speak out. We sent thousands of Americans to foreign battlefields to protect our way of life, which includes free speech. If you're not going to use it, it's already lost. We'll find a Mussolini who will tell us what's good for us.
I certainly think we have an emergency in media, and we gotta fix it.