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" Basically, what it comes down to is I love what I do. I don't do it for fame. I don't do it for money. I just love it. "
" 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. "
" With 500 channels and the Internet available, you'd think a candidate could get the word out. "
" Anything can happen when people run for office. "
" I worked at CNN for almost 26 years. I worked in Mutual Radio for 20 years. I've been in the business 57 years. I have never seen a bias off the air or on. "
" Gleason became like a mentor of mine. I had Gleason helping me on television, Godfrey on radio. "
" I fantasized being a broadcaster. "
" The names are bigger, the show is worldwide, but I get a royal pass into life in the broadcasting business. "
" Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide. "
" I like getting to the meat of things. You can't get it in a five-minute interview. I like to hone a person. I like to make eye contact. "
" I don't know what a softball question is. All I know is I have no agenda. I ask short questions, and I listen to the answer. "
" I just love asking questions. I love people. It's in my DNA. I'm cursed - and blessed. "
" I want to be frozen on the hope that they'll find whatever I died of and bring me back. "
" If I do something caring for a friend, I have no doubt in my mind they would do it for me. "
" Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. "
" When you reach a certain age, and people see you on television, they look at you and think, 'Wow! Everything must be great!' Well, everything isn't always great. You can be hailed on the street corner, but you still have to go home and take out the garbage. "
" 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. "
" Les Miserables is one of my favorite stories. "
" Sports are my favorite. It's the first thing I turn to every day. "
" When I broke in, in 1957, it was wide open. Now you're up against strong competition. "
" An NBA game in L.A., the Lakers - I'm a Clipper fan - it's to be seen as much as seeing the game. "
" I never think of access or good will. I just want a good interview. I want guests to be informative and entertaining. I've never been concerned about someone's liking me tomorrow. "
" 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. "
" I don't wish anybody ill, I really don't. I've got a lot of faults, but I was never jealous or envious or... it's a waste of time. "
" I love doing what I do. I love asking questions. I love being in the mix. "
" It's joyful to give. But for people who want to take advantage of you, you're kind of an easy mark. "
" I'm sort of the comic relief after a hard day at work. My message is that it's OK to relax. "
" Who wouldn't want to be Frank Sinatra's son? "
" Communications is the number one major in America today. CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer. "
" You gotta ask 'why' questions. 'Why did you do this?' A 'why' question you can't answer with one word. "
" 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? "