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Motherhood is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy.
It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man.
When you're interviewing someone, you're in control. When you're being interviewed, you think you're in control, but you're not.
One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.
To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling.
Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna - or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.
Deep breaths are very helpful at shallow parties.
Show me someone who never gossips, and I will show you someone who is not interested in people.
Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do.
Don't confuse being stimulating with being blunt.
The world may be full of fourth-rate writers but it's also full of fourth-rate readers.
And I really do believe that the most important thing is the way you live your life on earth. But I think it's enormously comforting to believe that you're going to see your loved ones.
Before we had airplanes and astronauts, we really thought that there was an actual place beyond the clouds, somewhere over the rainbow. There was an actual place, and we could go above the clouds and find it there.
First of all, the Jewish religion has a great deal in common with the Christian religion because, as Rabbi Gillman points out in the show, Christianity is based on Judaism. Christ was Jewish.
Most attractive males talk to most attractive women as if they were Rotarians comparing sales percentages in Des Moines.
The sports page records people's accomplishments, the front page usually records nothing, but man's failures.
I find very often people like to confront rumors. It depends on how much they trust you. And you have to have a line between what is tasteful and what isn't.
All of the religions - with the exception of Tibetan Buddhism, which doesn't believe in a heaven - teach that heaven is a better place. At the end of the program, I say that heaven is a place where you are happy. All of the religions have that in common.
I'm a wonderful editor. That's what I do best. I know exactly what I want. If I have to decide whether to wear the red dress or the blue dress or what should I have said, I am constantly changing my mind.
But for Muslims, everything that they don't have on earth is what they get in heaven. They can drink, they can have sex. All of the forbidden pleasures on earth, you can have in paradise.
I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.
To not sing with an orchestra, to not be able to communicate through my voice, which I've done all my life, and not to be able to phrase lyrics and give people that kind of joy, I think I would be totally devastated.
Although I myself don't go to church or synagogue, I do, whether it's superstition or whatever, pray every time I get on a plane. I just automatically do it. I say the same thing every time.
I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty.
Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn't is someone whom I admire but have never met.
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