I sang with Anita Bryant in the Southern Baptist churches.

— Kathie Lee Gifford

Authentic Bryant quotations

Michael Jordan on his worst day is ten times better than Kobe Bryant on his best day.

I had orders from the great Bill Russell.

Me and him were talking in Seattle the other day, and he was telling me how rivalries should be. I asked him if he ever disliked anybody he played against, and he told me, 'No, never,' and he told me that I should shake Kobe Bryant's hand and let bygones be bygones and bury the hatchet.

If God dislikes gays so much, how come he picked Michelangelo, a known homosexual, to paint the Sistine Chapel ceiling while assigning Anita Bryant to go on television and push orange juice?

Coach Bryant, before you start hugging me, you ought to know that my boys are fixing to get after y'all's ass.

The best players are always in the thick of the action.

(Michael) Jordan did it with the Bulls, (Kobe) Bryant does it with the Lakers and Leo does it here. We want him to stay with us because he's the best and we wouldn't swap him for anyone.

Honestly, I don't listen to nobody else's music but my own.

It's kind of like sports to me. You don't see Kobe Bryant at a LeBron James game - he just works on his own game. And that's what I do. I only listen to me, so I can criticize and analyze and all those things.

Freddie Bryant is a brilliant young guitarist and composer.

I don't want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.

He's very knowledgeable. That's the one advantage that I see in Kobe Bryant's career compared to Michael Jordan. Ten years into Kobe Bryant's career, we're seeing a very polished 27-year-old player who's probably got another seven or eight great years ahead of him.

The best player I've ever played against is Kobe Bryant.

I have seen him do some stuff that is just unbelievable.

It has long been acknowledged that the single best restaurant in the world is Arthur Bryant's Barbecue at Eighteenth and Booklyn in Kansas city.

Well, it used to be Kobe Bryant... the second best all time.... now, I have a new favorite player to play against... my former teammate, LeBron James.

The best quality about Kobe Bryant? You want me to be honest? I don't know.

I'll tell you why. I open my arms to everybody. But he never stepped forward for the embrace. So I never really got to know him. I don't know anything about him, and it's kinda sad.

An Atheist in Alabama is one that doesn't believe in Bear Bryant.

And as far as guitars go, I loved Jimmy Bryant and Speedy West's stuff.

"You're really not that old." You know, the old grandpa thing - Grandpa Rossy with KB [Kris Bryant] and Rizz [Anthony Rizzo]. That's how everyone treats me.

Work was impossible. The geeks had broken my spirit. They had done too many things wrong. It was never like this for Mencken. He lived like a Prussian gambler -- sweating worse than Bryant on some nights and drunker than Judas on others. It was all a dehumanized nightmare...and these raddled cretins have the gall to complain about my deadlines.

Misery loves company. This is a Hollywood soap opera, and I'm not going to be a star in another Bryant soap opera.

People were referring to me as the new Anita Bryant. Anita would get a little jealous.

Our coach was absolutely out of his head.

He must have read Bear Bryant's book. We had 78 players out. The first day 35 quit. Twenty quit the second day. We ended with 17 players. It was depressing.

I would love to see more acknowledgement of how challenging it is to feel positive about fatness when you can't find clothing. When there literally is not something made for your body. Nobody ever talks about that; all those fat girl clothes swaps and stuff are for a very specific kind of fat girl. If I was Lane Bryant fat, I would be joyful about fatness.

I think the best comparable is Bryant Gumbel's "Real Sports," in the sense that it's quarterly as well. So that's what we're doing, a quarterly special, an hour, three to four stories each hour.

Everything was just so spot on and character-building for me in terms of creating Celia [Bryant]. The ability to get to wear all these vintage pieces and immerse yourself in that world and get to wear all these amazing hats. And the shoes!

Kobe [Bryant] had the biggest contract for a high school kid.

He was the first one to get more than a million a year.

Paternalistic is a very good word. They think they have to look out for these guys? Don't worry about it. Why? Because of history. Kevin Garnett, Tracy McGrady, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant. They did okay.

Oftentimes when I do a project I do get influenced by the wardrobe.

I certainly learned a lot from 'Mad Men' and from Janie (Bryant) in particular. She's just so fabulous.

Fashion Week was at Bryant Park and there were a few shows like Marc Jacobs, or when Alexander McQueen came to town, that were offsite, Helmut [Lung] was offsite, but it was very intimate. It wasn't the way it is today where you have a thousand people at the show. You may have had 200 to 250 and it was really the trade and you know fashion greats.

Bryant Gumbel is thrilled about his CBS deal and can't wait to start alienating the staff of an entirely new network.

Every time [Chris Bryant] asks a question I become more and more baffled why anyone would want to hack his phone and listen to his messages

Orson Welles, who said to Anita Bryant, Stop picketing me.

What I said was I was a thespian. Never got a dinner!

I think there's a lot of different ways to win.

You've seen teams that win championships with a super-duper star like Kobe Bryant. Those championship teams with Michael Jordan certainly had a great, great player.

Twenty times, in the course of my late reading, have I been on the point of breaking out, 'this would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religion in it!' But in this exclamation, I should have been as fanatical as Bryant or Cleverly. Without religion, this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in public company-I mean hell.

Though part of me had always wanted to be a comedian, another part of me had always wanted to be Bryant Gumbel or Dan Rather.

I'm a musician - I'm always making music.

Kobe Bryant is always playing ball. Well, Snoop Dogg is always recording.