Librarians have always been among the most thoughtful and helpful people. They are teachers without a classroom.
Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.
Viewers figure, 'Uncle Willard doesn't know any more about the weather than I do.' They're right.
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.
These days, you have to have a gimmick to do the weather. You have to have an act.
Never slap a man who chews tobacco.
A good marriage is like an incredible retirement fund. You put everything you have into it during your productive life, and over the years it turns from silver to gold to platinum.
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.
No libraries, no progress.
In high school, I weighed 175 to 180. I looked like Abraham Lincoln. I was 6-foot-3, biggest thing in the class, but tall, not fat.
Tom Browkaw said it best. He said NBC could survive without him or the rest of the news division, but not Nancy Fields.
I want to get my own show because 'Today' will eventually get tired of me, or the audience will get tired of me.
Will Rogers was an American hero - someone you could get your teeth into and love.
When something's over with me, it's over.
When I can, I do 25 minutes of calisthenics every day.
I loved Harry Truman with all my heart and soul.
I go to McDonald's at least once a week. I always get a No. 2.
I have the best job in the entire history of broadcasting.
I'd like to do 'Saturday Night Live.'
If I go down in for anything in history, I would like to be known as the person who convinced the American people that catfish is one of the finest eating fishes in the world.
August depresses me a little. I don't even feel like eating. And when I don't eat, that's a sure sign of stagnation.
Nobody actually talks to anybody anymore. People in cubicles next to each other, they e-mail each other.
My dad was an agent for Met Life. In the '50s, I remember the mortality rate was something like - you had - 58 was the average age. Then it was moved up to 62, and then 65, 68.
I run me like a conglomerate, because that's what I am.
I'm not the dumbest guy that ever lived.
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