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" I do a lot of schmoozing. "
" When I was just starting out in the business, I used to love to watch Lorne Greene doing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I said right then, 'That's what I want to do someday,' and it's been one dream that has come true. "
" Tom Browkaw said it best. He said NBC could survive without him or the rest of the news division, but not Nancy Fields. "
" Will Rogers was an American hero - someone you could get your teeth into and love. "
" The TV weatherman has always been one of the best, most secure jobs. They change anchors, they change the set, producers come and go. But the weather person hangs on forever! "
Come And Go
" There are plenty of good-looking women out there. Go get them. "
" I want to get my own show because 'Today' will eventually get tired of me, or the audience will get tired of me. "
" People over 100 are the fastest-growing group in America. People soon will be working 'til 100 - some because they have to - and living 'til 125 or even 135. What do I know, I'm just a weatherman, but I've made a hobby of studying this, and it's phenomenal. "
" The critics - how come you never see any of them on TV? "
" I go to McDonald's at least once a week. I always get a No. 2. "
" I get all fired up about aging in America. "
" I wore dresses all the time. I like to wear dresses. "
" I have always said that the best training to be a TV newsman or anybody on television is to do a children's show because you are oblivious to the fact that there is a camera there. "
" I run me like a conglomerate, because that's what I am. "
" I got more mail than anybody on the history of The Today Show, but half of it was to get me off the air. "
" Why do we love our grandparents so much? Part of the reason I think has to do with the tremendous natural affection and affinity that kids have for older people, whether they are their actual grandparents or not. "
" I still start to get panicky each morning before I go on television. I'll say, 'I'm in awful shape, something is wrong,' and if I start to look like I'm going off the deep end, Jimmy Straka, the stage manager, will say, 'You're all right. Calm down.' Then Bryant Gumbel will grab me by the leg or something. "
" Take a microphone out of my hands, and I'm just plain folks. "
" I've always had a reputation as a buffoon. "
" The best cookies of all in the world are the ones my daughter Sally makes. They come out all uniform with nice little air holes. "
" Just do the math. In the next 50 to 75 years, people will be living to be 130 and 140. They'll be working until they're 100. It's incredible. "
" Having a phobia has changed me. "
" Thanksgiving just gets me all warm and tingly and all kinds of wonderful inside. "
" I loved Harry Truman with all my heart and soul. "
Heart And Soul
" Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever seems to do anything about it. "
" I'm not the dumbest guy that ever lived. "
" Remember Judy Garland? She retired 40 times. "
" Never slap a man who chews tobacco. "
" When something's over with me, it's over. "
" As an only child, I never felt insecure and always had total love. "
" It's simply a tragedy that anyone today goes blind from glaucoma, when it's so unnecessary. "