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300 Best Anderson Cooper Quotes On Love, Grief And Success

1. Be kind, because we are all facing battles.


2. “I've always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly.” ― Anderson Cooper


3. “Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.” ― Anderson Cooper


4. Seek out experiences to be able to live life to the fullest.


5. “I’ve been addicted to TV since I emerged from the womb.”


6. “I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don’t know, and talk about what you do know, and only talk about what you don’t know when you say you don’t know it.”


7. “Anytime you stop and talk to somebody and you learn about them, you start to walk in their shoes a little bit and you see things through a different lens.”


8. “I don’t have much experience, but the few times when I would go on a date with a girl – like when I was 12 – there was a lot of sharing, and a lot of talking, and a lot of asking how I am. They thought we were dating, and I was sort of hoping to meet their brothers.”


9. “There are some things which are so horrific that some people feel they can't do anything about it: that the natural, understandable response is to tune it out. ― Anderson Cooper


10. When you've experienced loss yourself, it's easier to understand what others are going through.


11. “Alva embodied a curious contradiction in that she felt she cared deeply for women as a class while nursing venomous contempt for the women she actually knew.”


12. “Never too late to change your relationship with somebody in your life. “ ― Anderson Cooper


13. “I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”


14. “There is no amount of MORE that can ever satisfy.”― Anderson Cooper


15. “If you feel like an outsider, you tend to observe things a lot more.” ― Anderson Cooper


16. “If you’ve ever swum in the ocean, and you go underneath the waves, you know, you’re kind of moved by the currents, but you’re not being slapped around at the top of the water by the waves. And that’s sort of what meditation is like.”


17. There’s always room for improvement.


18. “I thought you said he was on a hot streak?”


19. Your vote is your choice, no matter who you are.


20. Don’t worry about tomorrow, focus on today.


21. “The rainbow comes and goes. Enjoy it while it lasts. Don't be surprised by its departure, and rejoice when it returns.”


22. “In my opinion, the ability to love another person is one of God’s greatest gifts, and I thank God every day for enabling me to give and share love with the people in my life.”


23. “My life was never destined to be quite happy. . . . Inherited wealth is a real handicap to happiness. It is as certain a death to ambition as cocaine is to morality.”


24. “My mother has been famous for longer than anyone else alive.”


25. “I've always loved reporting from the field most of all. There's something about doing live TV and being there as it happens that's always appealed to me. I think there's great value to bearing witness to these events as they're actually happening.” ― Anderson Cooper


26. There is value in actually seeing things take place.


27. “The tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible.”


28. “Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.”


29. “The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it's easy to fall off.”


30. “I love you in ways that are infinite and as in eternity have no beginning or end.”


31. “The farther you go...the harder it is to return. The world has many edges and it's easy to fall off.”


32. “I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don't know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don't know as long as you say you don't know it.” ― Anderson Cooper


33. “Tribune gossiped the following morning. “Joan of Arc, complete with solid silver mail; Christopher Columbus; Louis XVI; Queen Elizabeth I in a bright red wig; the goddess Diana; Daniel Boone. By 11:30 a bouillabaisse of kings, queens, fairies, toreadors, and gypsies blocked Fifth Avenue.”


34. “We are not meant always to be happy, and who would want to be? Happiness would become meaningless if it were a constant state. If you accept that, then you will not be surprised when something bad occurs, you will not gnash your teeth and ask, "Why me? Why has this happened to me?" It has happened to you because that is the nature of things. No one escapes. The rainbow comes and goes. Enjoy it while it lasts. Don't be surprised by its departure, rejoice when it returns.”


35. “If you needed anything, all you had to do was say, ‘Mom, I need this,’ and my mom would be at my house with it,” she says, crying. “And now it’s like, if I need something, who do I call?”


36. “her 1935 memoir of life in Gilded Age New York, “King Lehr” and the Gilded Age, Bessie”


37. “Well, if Dean and Cas can pull this off, we shouldn’t be here too long.”


38. “That’s a connect-the-dots, Trip.”


39. “Things will be OK.”


40. “I’m not trying to be something that I’m not. I’m just trying to be myself and talk about what I know, and admit what I don’t know.”


41. “Don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid to leave yourself open to experience, open to looking, and seeing and responding. Life is a long process of seeking; we seek meaning in the world around us and we seek the truth of ourselves. Don’t be afraid to look at things anew, to leave the door open, or to open it yourself. “ ― Anderson Cooper


42. The quest for money can easily become never-ending.


43. “Be honest about what you see, get out of the way and let the story reveal itself “ ― Anderson Cooper


44. “I’ve at last come to know that forgiveness is much simpler than I could ever have imagined: whatever problem you have with someone, project yourself into the other person and see it from their point of view.”


45. “In a perfect world, I don't think it [one's sexual orientation] is anyone else's business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted.”


46. “whatever problem you have with someone, project yourself into the other person and see it from their point of view. When you do this, good and evil shuffle into patterns and you are capable of forgiving trespasses. When you understand from whence the good or evil came, and the other person’s actions or motivations, only then can you forgive and let it go. Most children believe that”


47. “OK. I brought a bucket.”


48. “That’s the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it.”


49. “I am boring. I'm fine with boring.“ ― Anderson Cooper


50. “I don't think I'm fearless at all. I think anybody who says they're fearless doesn't last very long. I think I'm pretty cautious, actually.” ― Anderson Cooper


51. “Learning what you don’t want to do is the next best thing to figuring out what you want to do.”


52. “You may not be able to see the battle others are fighting, and you may believe they are confident and have never known sadness or fear, but believe me, they have, so be kind. Take.”


53. Just be yourself.


54. “I rarely ask people for advice or permission when I'm planning on doing something I feel strongly about. That only opens the plan up to be crapped on.” ― Anderson Cooper


55. “Hey, whatcha doing?”


56. “I rarely ask people for advice or permission when I’m planning on doing something I feel strongly about. That only opens the plan up to be crapped on.”


57. “I’m not trying to be something that I’m not. I’m just trying to be myself and talk about what I know, and admit what I don’t know.”


58. “Health is your most treasured gift. As long as you have it, you are independent, master of yourself. Illness grabs the soul. You plunge in and out of hope, fearing you will never recover. All that I have been, all that I am, all that I might become no longer exist. I am alone. Nothing can distract from the truth of this finality.”


59. “Did you know that according to legend, the guy who became Buddha decided to seek enlightenment the day he got a touch of gray? “Gray hairs,” the would-be Buddha said, “are like angels sent by the god of death”.”


60. “Trying to please everyone all the time never works. It leads to hating oneself and then hating oneself even more when one later tries to assert one’s authority. Today,”


61. The road map to success looks different for everyone.


62. “Filipino people, the people of Tacloban, and Samar, and Cebu, and all these places where so many have died, they are strong not just to have survived this storm, but they are strong to have survived the aftermath of this storm. They have survived for a week now, often with very little food, with very little water, with very little medical attention. Can you imagine the strength it takes to be living in a shack, to be living, sleeping on the streets next to the body of your dead children?”


63. “At the very least,” she’d written to me once, “when we die we will be as if asleep, in the same place we were before birth, so why fear death? Scattered on the wind, unaware as we were before we came into this world, with no memory of any of it.”


64. “I don’t know that it’s the healthiest way to live but it’s absolutely the core of what I believe I need to do...I remember learning that sharks have to keep moving forward to stay alive. It’s the only way they can force water through their gills to breathe...I imagine myself living that way...I worry that if I become too self-reflective, too mired in the pain of the past,..I’ll no longer be able to function. I’ll no longer be able to breathe...I worry that I’ve shut myself off to feeling and numbed myself so I’m not weighted down. I don’t want to be numb but it’s hard to move forward constantly and to feel at the same time.”


65. Don’t allow your position or status to get to your head.


66. “You might try the gym from time to time. It really is something you can incorporate into your life pretty seamlessly.”


67. Good books surprise you at every turn.


68. “Hope is not a plan”


69. “Not to sound too Dr. Phil all of a sudden, but I think the key to survival is to embrace one's past and to not run away from it. And to come to some sort of relationship with it or understanding of it.” ― Anderson Cooper


70. “Stop this dwelling on fantasy tragedies and disasters occurring unexpectedly. It is time wasted and leads to a dead end, such pursuits sap and waste energy. You tend to worry much too much over bad things occurring, events that may never happen. You can do this if you put your mind to it. Whenever those thoughts pop up, just give them a swift kick in the ass.”


71. “You see people walking down the street with ear buds on and looking at this or whatever, talking to themselves. So there’s more and more opportunity to never be where we actually are and just be.”


72. When horrific things happen, go against your instincts and help.


73. Anderson Cooper never forgets where he came from.


74. “It’ll just help you pee, not tell you what bathroom to pee in.”


75. “is a difference between being open to constructive criticism and letting jealous strangers say cruel things to you that make you feel bad about yourself. As”


76. Authenticity is a requirement of the job.


77. “It was the best graduation party I had been to… until we had one for my son, Leonard Cooper. I wanted his name to be Leonard Nimoy Cooper, but Amy wouldn’t let me.”


78. “I also want you to know that since the moment I set eyes on you—you have brought me nothing but Joy—and I will remember everything about you forever. Have a marvelous time. —Mom.”


79. “Remember whenever money is involved, it brings out horrific things in people. It has the power not only to split families apart, but to destroy the foundations of one's life. Never lose site of this. Take time and be certain you place your trust in those whose interests and goals mirror your own.”


80. “I understand why people might be interested. But I just don’t talk about my personal life. It’s a decision I made a long time ago, before I ever even knew anyone would be interested in my personal life.”


81. “Don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid to leave yourself open to experience, open to looking and seeing and responding. Life is a long process of seeking; we seek for meaning in the world around us and we seek for the truth of ourselves. Don’t be afraid to look at things anew, to leave the door open or to open it yourself. Life holds joy and it holds pain, and each of us experiences both. The knowing of joy and the knowing of pain are both teachers and essential parts of the living process. Without either, there is no life.”


82. “You do what’s in your gut – if you’ve been doing it long enough, what’s in your gut will be appropriate.”


83. “I tend to relate more to people on television who are just themselves, for good or for bad, than I do to someone who I believe is putting on some sort of persona. The anchorman on 'The Simpsons' is a reasonable facsimile of some anchors who have that problem. “ ― Anderson Cooper


84. “Anytime you stop and talk to somebody and you learn about them, you start to walk in their shoes a little bit and you see things through a different lens.” ― Anderson Cooper


85. “Trump has reportedly said to allies that he’ll have to be dragged out of the White House kicking and screaming. [Takes a pause] Good.”


86. “The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that's the kiss of death.” ― Anderson Cooper


87. “Health is your most treasured gift. As long as you have it, you are independent, master of yourself.”


88. “Do you get the anger that is out here?”


89. “I think if you’ve suffered, if you’ve experienced loss, you’re probably more open to understanding it and more comfortable talking about it and experiencing it.”


90. Scott Fitzgerald Quotes (ROMANTIC)


91. “Be honest about what you see, get out of the way and let the story reveal itself.”


92. “A lot of people know the name Gloria Vanderbilt, but they don't really know the whole story behind her, the real person that she is.“ ― Anderson Cooper


93. “A few central myths appear again and again in Americans’ popular imagination: that success is available to anyone who is willing to work hard, for example, and that success is worthier of celebration if it is achieved without help.”


94. “I still feel like I'm learning a lot and have a lot to learn and improve on.” ― Anderson Cooper


95. “He was forceful, domineering, and supremely sure of himself. When you have low self-esteem, as I did, those qualities are attractive.”


96. “I suppose if you’ve never bitten your nails, there isn’t any way to explain the habit. It’s not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction – pride in a job well done.”


97. “To me, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered. “― Anderson Cooper


98. “They know the cost of everything and the value of nothing,”


99. “But in truth, the world is constantly shifting: shape and size, location in space. It's got edges and chasms, too many to count. They open up, close, reappear somewhere else. Geologists nay have mapped out the planet's tectonic plates -hidden shelves of rock that grind, one against the other, forming mountains, creating continents - but thy can't plot the fault lines that run through our heads, divide out hearts.


100. “When I was younger, I talked to the adults around me that I respected most about how they got where they were, and none of them plotted a course they could have predicted, so it seemed a waste of time to plan too long-term. Since then, I've always gone on my instincts.” ― Anderson Cooper


101. “I believe in a society where all people do well. Not just a handful of billionaires.”


102. “If you feel like an outsider, you tend to observe things a lot more.”


103. Talk to different people to get different perspectives.


104. “The Vanderbilt story somehow manages to be both unique and also, deeply, universally American.”


105. “In 1920, shortly before he died, he was quoted in the New York Times saying, “My life was never destined to be quite happy. . . . Inherited wealth is a real handicap to happiness. It is as certain a death to ambition as cocaine is to morality.”


106. “The thing I love about reporting is being able to blend in with any group, whether that’s neo-Nazis or pedophiles.”


107. Nothing lasts forever.


108. “Gilded sin is so much more interesting than ragged sin,” she reflected. “Scandal dressed in ermine and purple is much more salacious than scandal in overalls or a kitchen apron.”


109. “They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand.”


110. It's easy to forget the person behind the persona.


111. Celebrate new life and love, even in times of loss.


112. “I don’t like anything that scares me, and I prefer to face it head on and get over it. Anyone who says they’re not scared is a fool, a liar, or both. I just don’t want that fear in my stomach to be part of my life, so I work to eliminate it.”


113. “Hope is not a plan.”― Anderson Cooper


114. “The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.” ― Anderson Cooper


115. “You may not be able to see the battle others are fighting, and you may believe they are confident and have never known sadness or fear, but believe me, they have, so be kind. Take”


116. “I don't like anything that scares me, and I prefer to face it head-on and get over it. Anyone who says they're not scared is a fool, a liar, or both. I just don't want that fear in my stomach to be part of my life, so I work to eliminate it.” ― Anderson Cooper


117. “You really need to start thinking about potential kidney donors… I’d start with family. They’re usually the best match.”


118. “whatever problem you have with someone, project yourself into the other person and see it from their point of view.”


119. “I don't like anything that scares me, and I prefer to face it head on and get over it. Anyone who says they're not scared is a fool, a liar or both. I just don't want that fear in my stomach to be part of my life, so I work to eliminate it.”


120. “Stop this dwelling on fantasy tragedies and disasters occurring unexpectedly. It is time wasted and leads to a dead-end, such pursuits sap and waste energy. You tend to worry much too much over bad things occurring, events that may never happen.― Anderson Cooper


121. “OK, did you just compare police violence to hamburgers?”


122. “From the time we were little, you treated us as if our ideas mattered. You and Daddy encouraged us to form our own opinions, and listened when we expressed them. We were not just children in your eyes; we were people who deserved respect. That was a powerful lesson.”


123. “I still feel like I’m learning a lot and have a lot to learn and improve on.”


124. “But Truman Capote wasn’t interested in humanizing Gloria Vanderbilt, even while he floated in her majestic swimming pool. Instead, he wanted to resent her.”


125. “Health is your most treasured gift. As long as you have it, you are independent, master of yourself. Illness grabs the soul. You plunge in and out of hope, fearing you will never recover. All that I have been, all that I am, all that I might become no longer exist. I am alone. Nothing can distract from the truth of this finality. How”


126. Anderson Cooper chases the stories that need to be heard.


127. “The mark of a good book is it changes every time you read it.”


128. Love should be never-ending.


129. “I don’t think I’m fearless at all. I think anybody who says they’re fearless doesn’t last very long. I think I’m pretty cautious, actually.”


130. “The knowing of joy and the knowing of pain are”


131. Asking questions never truly stop.


132. “How can any of this be of importance or value to you right now? Maybe it will be useful only in the future to assure you that with age everything, yes, everything, in one way or another, falls into place. You can face your past in a way you never thought possible: confidently, securely, and without fear.”


133. “Health is your most treasured gift. As long as you have it, you are independent, master of yourself. Illness grabs the soul. You plunge in and out of hope, fearing you will never recover. All that I have been, all that I am, all that I might become no longer exist. I am alone. Nothing can distract from the truth of this finality. ” ― Anderson Cooper


134. “I made it. Look — I made it out of the maze.”


135. “I know! She made me the flower girl. I didn’t even say yes, but here’s my basket of petals!”


136. “Hiding from Jane Bales. She’s a scary lady!”


137. “It was important to me and, I think, important to my parents that I be on my own and figure things out on my own and kind of forge my own path, and I’m really grateful for that.”


138. “Graduation is a big deal. Bigger than getting a hole-in-one while golfing. People might think you’re lying about the hole-in-one, but when you graduate, you get a diploma.”


139. “A lot of compelling stories in the world aren’t being told, and the fact that people don’t know about them compounds the suffering.”


140. “The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off.”


141. “Socialism isn’t just a list of economic prescriptions for government. Perhaps above all, socialism is a moral view.”


142. “For all its negative aspects, this restless spirit can, at times, be a blessing. It is the appetite for life that continues to keep one young and alive. It is the key to inspiration that fuels imagination and creativity.”


143. “There were plenty of mistakes to go around. I just want someone to admit to them.”


144. “The map of the world is always changing; sometimes it happens overnight. All it takes is the blink of an eye, the squeeze of a trigger, a sudden gust of wind. Wake up and your life is perched on a precipice; fall asleep, it swallows you whole.”


145. “I don’t feel I’m very present in each moment. I feel like every moment I’m either thinking about something that’s coming down the road or something that’s been in the past.”


146. “Oh great, a Republican kidney!”


147. “You may not be able to see the battle others are fighting, and you may believe they are confident and have never known sadness or fear, but believe me, they have, so be kind.”


148. “I love you in ways that are infinite and as in eternity have no beginning or end.”― Anderson Cooper


149. “My dad grew up really poor in Mississippi. I paid attention to that because I thought that’s a healthier thing to pay attention to than, like, some statue of a great-great-great grandfather who has no connection to my life.”


150. “Everyone says buying your first apartment makes you feel like an adult. What no one mentions is that selling it turns you right back into a child.”


151. “Anyone who says they’re not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.”


152. “I went to a high school reunion a couple of years ago and realized that the kids who were the most unusual in high school are the ones who are the most interesting now and the ones who were popular are dull and boring.” ― Anderson Cooper


153. “No one beats Steven Seagal, though. He’s not here with any group. I saw him late one night dressed in a cop uniform, out on patrol with some deputies from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department. He’s been going out with their SWAT team. We talk a bit, and when he leaves he puts his palms together in front of his face and bows briefly. Then he hops in a cop car and speeds off.”


154. Extremes happen at the beginning of change.


155. Take a risk by creating your own path.


156. Be proud of who you are.


157. “Someone recently said to me that it is easier to be clever than it is to be kind, and I think that is very true. So I add to my list of regrets the times I have not been kind, choosing instead to be clever, usually at someone else’s expense.”― Anderson Cooper


158. “I'd keep it [Kevlar vest] with me in my vehicle, but I wouldn't bring it into people's homes. Surrounded by Bosnians who didn't have protection, I felt that it was inappropriate for me to stay sealed off. I wanted them to tell me their stories, risk exposing themselves to me. I couldn't ask that of someone if I wasn't willing to expose myself as well.”


159. “Trying to please everyone all the time never works. It leads to hating oneself and then hating oneself even more when one later tries to assert one’s authority.”


160. “When my mom turned 91, I wanted to use the time that we have left in our lives to get to know each other as adults.” ― Anderson Cooper


161. “When we’re young we all waste so much time being reserved or embarrassed with our parents, resenting them or wishing they and we were entirely different people. This”


162. “Politics was his passion, but he wasn't suited for the rough-and-tumble of the game. He felt things too deeply. There was no wall between his head and his heart.”


163. “Not to sound too Dr. Phil all of a sudden, but I think the key to survival is to embrace one’s past and to not run away from it. And to come to some sort of relationship with it or understanding of it.”


164. “I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don’t know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don’t know as long as you say you don’t know it.”


165. Don’t worry about pleasing everyone.


166. “Trying to please everyone all the time never works. It leads to hating oneself and then hating oneself, even more, when one later tries to assert one’s authority. ” ― Anderson Cooper


167. “the invention of celebrity, a concept made possible by new technologies for the cheap dissemination of images.”


168. “I began going through dozens of boxes stored away in her apartment and her art studio. They were filled with journals, and documents, and letters. She saved everything. Handwritten notes from her aunt Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and schoolbooks my grandfather Reginald Vanderbilt doodled in as a child. I found old wills and financial records, and as I read the contents of these files stained by time and mold, I began to hear the voices of those people I never knew.”


169. Don’t deny fear, work to get through it.


170. “I believe in a society where all people do well. Not just a handful of billionaires.”


171. “I’ve often thought of loss as a kind of language. Once learned, it’s never forgotten. I learned the language of loss when I was ten, and still know it to this day. There have been times when I wished I had a scar or a mark, a visible sign of the pain I still feel over Daddy’s death and Carter’s. It would be easier, in a way, if people knew without my having to say anything that I am not whole, that part of me died long ago.”


172. “I don’t know that it’s the healthiest way to live but it’s absolutely the core of what I believe I need to do...I remember learning that sharks have to keep moving forward to stay alive. It’s the only way they can force water through their gills to breathe...I imagine myself living that way...I worry that if I become too self-reflective, too mired in the pain of the past,..I’ll no longer be able to function. I’ll no longer be able to breathe...I worry that I’ve shut myself off to feeling and numbed myself so I’m not weighed down. I don’t want to be numb but it’s hard to move forward constantly and to feel at the same time.”― Anderson Cooper


173. “That is the president of the United States. That is the most powerful person in the world, and we see him like an obese turtle on his back, flailing in the hot sun, realizing his time is over.”


174. “Inside, however, in our core, past the aches, pains and creaking joints of age, youth still resides. Keep that in mind. As”


175. “From the time I was growing up, if I felt that there was some, like, pot of gold waiting for me, I don't know that I would have been so motivated.” ― Anderson Cooper


176. “Any time you stop and talk to somebody and you learn about them, you start to walk in their shoes a little bit and you see things through a different lens.”


177. “On his Grand Tour, McAllister made a careful study of all aspects of social life: court manners, architecture, fashion, food, drink, watering spots, dances. He returned to the United States as what one contemporary called “the most complete dandy in America,” and established himself in New York as essentially a professional snob.”


178. “I suppose if you’ve never bitten your nails, there isn’t any way to explain the habit. It’s not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction – pride in a job well done.”


179. “Just as there were excesses at the beginning -- the early feminists tried to rule out a lot of the and frivolity and, you know, they demonized Barbie and Cosmo girl in high heels and shopping and a lot of the fun stuff women like -- at the end, you know, they are equally sort of into conformity, but completely the opposite way.” ― Anderson Cooper


180. “It is, I think, especially important in these times of trouble to try to hold on to moments of joy and moments of happiness. Even as we mourn the loss of loved ones, we are also blessed with new life and new love.” ― Anderson Cooper


181. “Here, you grow up believing there's a safety net, that things can never completely fall apart. Katrina showed us all that's not true.”


182. “The map of the world is always changing; sometimes it happens overnight. All it takes is the blink of an eye, the squeeze of a trigger, a sudden gust of wind. Wake up and your life is perched on a precipice; fall asleep, it swallows you whole.”


183. “I don't believe in letting fear dictate what you do, but that doesn't mean you don't feel afraid or frightened. I think it's normal and healthy to be afraid in situations.” ― Anderson Cooper


184. “The mark of a good book is it changes every time you read it.” ― Anderson Cooper


185. “The rainbow comes and goes.” I like the slight note of resignation that phrase implies—the acceptance that things can’t always be good. The rainbow does come and go for all of us, but what is remarkable about you is that you still believe it is out there even when you can’t see it, and you keep moving forward, searching for it, even on the darkest of days. That is what you have always done. You believe the rainbow will always return and that, around the corner, a new adventure waits: a man with a boat who might whisk you off to the South of France; a creative project that might become a big business.”


186. “Does one ever know what another person is really like, even someone very close to us? Do we know what we are like ourselves? What we are today may not be what we are tomorrow.”


187. “The world has many edges, and all of us dangle from them by a very delicate thread. The key is not to let go.”


188. “The farther you go… the harder it is to return. The world has many edges and it’s easy to fall off.”


189. “You recently read me a quote by Faulkner: "The past isn't dead, it's not even past." So much of our adult lives is influenced by what happened to us as children. It is all still there, the memories, the feelings, and fears, stored just beneath the surface in the hidden crannies of our cortex.”


190. “I think being gay is a blessing, and it’s something I am thankful for every single day.”


191. “I recently came across a saying by the Scottish writer Ian Maclaren. “Be kind,” he wrote, “for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.” You may not be able to see the battle others are fighting, and you may believe they are confident and have never known sadness or fear, but believe me, they have, so be kind.”


192. “Be honest about what you see, get out of the way and let the story reveal itself”


193. It's smart to be careful.


194. “There is no amount of MORE that can ever satisfy.”


195. “It has taken years to find the answer, but I go back to that quote by Mary Gordon: “Being fatherless leaves a woman with a taste for the fanatical . . . a fatherless girl can be satisfied only with the heroic, the desperate, the extreme.”


196. “We ike to think we are our own people, but sometimes it seems we are just playing out a script that was imprinted in us along ago.”


197. “The more I saw, however, the more I needed to see. I tried to settle down back home in Los Angeles, but I missed that feeling, that rush. I went to see a doctor about it. He told me I should slow down for a while, take a break. I just nodded and left, booked a flight out that day. It didn’t seem possible to stop.”


198. “There is no good that comes from the storm, no silver lining, no Hollywood ending. Death descends. Lives are lost.”


199. “Someone recently said to me that it is easier to be clever than it is to be kind, and I think that is very true. So I add to my list of regrets the times I have not been kind, choosing instead to be clever, usually at someone else’s expense.”


200. Just like adults, the thoughts and ideas of children deserve respect.


201. “They both kill Black people!”


202. “Money gives you independence; but when you start chasing it, it is never enough.”― Anderson Cooper


203. “It’s not your client’s obligation, or your obligation, to prove your client’s innocence. It is the prosecution’s obligation to – to prove you’re client’s guilt.”


204. “From the time I was growing up, if I felt that there was some, like, pot of gold waiting for me, I don’t know that I would have been so motivated.”


205. “The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you’re not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you’re special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that’s the kiss of death.”


206. “I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but we’ve all been up for three days — it reminds me of Star Wars, when Obi-Wan Kenobi passes away and only becomes stronger.”


207. It’s never too late to fix relationships.


208. “These people deserve to have the world watching what is happening to them. “― Anderson Cooper


209. Don’t forget to let your parents know who you are as an .


210. “From the time we were little, you treated us as if our ideas mattered. You and Daddy encouraged us to form our own opinions and listened when we expressed them. We were not just children in your eyes; we were people who deserved respect. That was a powerful lesson.”― Anderson Cooper


211. “Congo is one of the least-developed countries in the world, and has millions of acres of virtually untouched forest.”


212. Accept yourself for who you are.


213. “Let it be my motto, as well as yours. Ever upward, as a new life, a new day begins. Have faith that something unexpected and wonderful is moving toward you at incredible speed-EXCELSIOR! Yes, ever upward we must go, and go together.”


214. “Conchita Clossen in Edith Wharton’s unfinished novel of transatlantic husband hunting, The Buccaneers.”


215. “Some of her beer cans have been in your yard also.”


216. “Great sex is, of course, a top priority.”


217. “Politics was his passion, but he wasn’t suited for the rough-and-tumble of the game. He felt things too deeply. There was no wall between his head and his heart.”


218. “My only worry is the lav situation. Didn’t have time to truck in a Port-A-John.”


219. “I don’t feel I’m very present in each moment. I feel like every moment I’m either thinking about something that’s coming down the road or something that’s been in the past.”


220. “You may not be able to see the battle others are fighting, and you may believe they are confident and have never known sadness or fear, but believe me, they have, so be kind. Take”― Anderson Cooper


221. People watch CNN cover stories with minimal bias.


222. “Demanding accountability is no game, and there's nothing wrong with trying to understand who made mistakes, who failed.”


223. “In a perfect world, I don't think it [one's orientation] is anyone else's business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted.”― Anderson Cooper


224. “Those Coor Light ones, right?”


225. Go for it and ask for forgiveness later.


226. “This is the story of the extraordinary rise and epic fall of the Vanderbilt dynasty. This is the story of the greatest American fortune ever squandered.”


227. “I’ve never had a 12-year-old try to explain to me about groove.”


228. Embrace being an outsider.


229. “I think the notion of traditional anchor is fading away – the all-knowing, all-seeing person who speaks from on high. I don’t think the audience really buys that anymore. As a viewer, I know I don’t buy it.”


230. “From the time we were little, you treated us as if our ideas mattered.”


231. “I’m glad I made it to the show on time, because at first I went to 30 Rocks — that’s a granite quarry in New Rochelle. What a night!”


232. Justice is about proving guilt, not innocence.


233. “Perhaps someday it will be pleasant to remember even this. VIRGIL”


234. “I think it’s a good thing that there are bloggers out there watching very closely and holding people accountable. Everyone in the news should be able to hold up to that kind of scrutiny. I’m for as much transparency in the news-gathering process as possible.”


235. “It's not your client's obligation, or your obligation, to prove your client's innocence. It is the prosecution's obligation to -- to prove you're client's guilt.” ― Anderson Cooper


236. “The rainbow comes and goes. Enjoy it while it lasts. Don’t be surprised by its departure, and rejoice when it returns. There is so much to be joyful about, so many different kinds of rainbows in one’s life: making love is an incredible rainbow, as is falling in love; knowing friendship; being able to really talk with someone who has a problem and say something that will help; waking up in the morning, looking out, and seeing a tree that has suddenly blossomed, like the one I have outside my window—what joy that brings. It may seem a small thing, but rainbows come in all sizes. I think about Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz singing, about where “bluebirds fly,” and Jan Peerce singing about “a bluebird of happiness.” Well, they may never find it, they may never reach it, and that’s okay. The searching, that’s what I think life is really all about. Don’t you? I”


237. Popularity fades and eventually who you really are shows true.


238. “Be lucky I let you name him Leonard.”


239. “No one seemed to understand. I’d go to movies, see friends, but after a couple days I’d catch myself reading plane schedules, looking for something, someplace to go: a bomb in Afghanistan, a flood in Haiti. I’d become a predator, endlessly gliding in saltwater seas, searching for the scent of blood.”


240. If you don’t know what you want to do, figure out what you don’t want to do.


241. “The benefit of thinking you will die at fifty is that it can spur you to accomplish a lot of things at a young age, which is what I have attempted to do, but now the prospect of living longer makes me uncertain about the plans I’ve made.”


242. “Hard to imagine that the man who made the Gilded Age according to his whims and who died on the cusp of the twentieth century had a great-grandfather born the same year as the Salem witch trials, but such are the long spans of generations.”


243. “It wasn’t even so much that I wanted to be a reporter. I’d always been interested in wars and insurgencies, particularly obscure countries and insurgencies. But I was also, at that point, really interested in survival. Why some people survive and other people don’t. Why two people growing up in a family, why one of them—why I survived and why my brother didn’t.”


244. “The producer approached and asked if I wanted to speak with Dr. Phil. “You mean as a therapist or as an interview subject for my show?” I asked.”


245. “How can my body betray me when there is so much still to be done? You see, it isn’t age itself that betrays you; it is your body, and with its deterioration goes your power. You end up obsessed, entirely focused on your health, paying attention to every nuance, every ache and pain. Instead of working or living your life, you waste your time on appointments with doctors.”


246. “I just found it interesting to talk to adults I admired, and to discover that the path they took was never all that clearly defined. It was comforting to me when I figured out that you don’t have to know what you want to do with your life; you just have to take a few steps in one direction, and other opportunities will open up.”


247. “I put stuff together all the time. My number one claim to fame is putting IKEA furniture together… with no instructions.”


248. “As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn’t matter.”


249. “If you smoke on a sailboat, flip your ashes or discard your cigarette on the side the sail is on, so the wind won’t blow sparks or ashes or butts back into the boat. —Amy Vanderbilt’s Complete Book of Etiquette,”


250. “Going gray is like ejaculating: you know it can happen prematurely, but when it does it comes as a total shock.”


251. Embrace your past.


252. Your life is your own business.


253. “I don’t like anything that scares me, and I prefer to face it head on and get over it. Anyone who says they’re not scared is a fool, a liar or both. I just don’t want that fear in my stomach to be part of my life, so I work to eliminate it.”


254. Don’t allow your life to be ruled by fear.


255. “The real Duc de Guise had been assassinated in 1588 at the Château de Blois, which was the architectural inspiration for the house at 660 Fifth”


256. “I would look in the mirror and think, “This is what I am, make the most of it. Trust it. Believe in it. Confidence will prevail!”


257. “The people in Tacloban have great dignity and deserve better than what they have gotten.”


258. Opt to look at things with different perspectives.


259. At times it’s more important to be kind than clever.


260. “It was important to me and, I think, important to my parents that I be on my own and figure things out on my own and kind of forge my own path, and I'm really grateful for that.“ ― Anderson Cooper


261. “Each child’s story is worthy of telling. There shouldn’t be a sliding scale of death. The weight of it is crushing.”


262. “Wear your damn mask.”


263. “It's the way it should be- no distance between the living and the dead. Their stories are remembered, their spirits embraced.”


264. “You have to sell it to the people in a way that doesn’t scare them. Like when fast-food restaurants introduce salads. They don’t say they’re ‘defunding the hamburgers.'”


265. “Does one ever know what another person is really like, even someone very close to us? Do we know what we are like ourselves? What we are today may not be what we are tomorrow. I”


266. “The people I admire most hadn’t really followed a particular path that was visible when they were on it.”


267. “A fortune of a million,” McAllister remarked to the New York Tribune, “is only respectable poverty.”


268. “fashioned of flowing silk or jersey,”


269. “Ahh, stop your crying. You’ll rust!”


270. “The rainbow comes and goes. Enjoy it while it lasts. Don't be surprised by its departure, and rejoice when it returns.”― Anderson Cooper


271. “I’ve always giggled like a 13-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber meet and greet. There’s nothing I can do about it but I’ve never not been able to stop.”


272. “Learning what you don't want to do is the next best thing to figuring out what you want to do.”― Anderson Cooper


273. “The money I inherited never belonged to me.” ― Anderson Cooper


274. “recently came across a saying by the Scottish writer Ian Maclaren. “Be kind,” he wrote, “for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle.”


275. “I like new technology.”


276. “The money I inherited never belonged to me.”


277. “I’d wanted emotion but couldn’t find it here, so I settled for motion.”


278. See things for what they are, not what you want.


279. You must continue to move forward in spite of all the pain.


280. “Remember, whenever money is involved it brings out horrific things in people. It has the power not only to split families apart but to destroy the foundation of one's life. Never lose sight of this. Take time and be certain you place your trust in those whose interest and goals mirror your own.”


281. “At the very least, when we die we will be as if asleep, in the same place we were before birth, so why fear death? Scattered on the wind, unaware as we were before we came into this world, with no memory of any of it.”


282. “I have a friend – I send her one text and I get 20 texts back. Guys don’t want a million texts. It’s exhausting.”


283. “If you have that rage to live, don’t do something silly and mess up what you already have because you crave more. There is no amount of “more” that will ever satisfy. Once you are aware of this, once you are cognizant of the rage, then perhaps you can see when it leads you astray, taking over your thoughts, propelling you into a course of action you may regret.”


284. “If I end up hosting ‘Joker’s Wild,’ please shoot me.”


285. “When I was younger, I talked to the adults around me that I respected most about how they got where they were, and none of them plotted a course they could have predicted, so it seemed a waste of time to plan too long-term. Since then, I’ve always gone on my instincts.”


286. Cherish your health while you still have it.


287. “Not to sound too Dr. Phil all of a sudden, but I think the key to survival is to embrace one’s past and to not run away from it. And to come to some sort of relationship with it or understanding of it.”


288. “Whatever problem you have with someone, project yourself into the other person, and see it from their point of view.” ― Anderson Cooper


289. “Money gives you independence; but when you start chasing it, it is never enough.”


290. “Our skin is very thin. It doesn’t take much for us to jump off a ledge or to kill one another. It can happen very, very quickly.”


291. “only two men appeared not in costume: William Henry “Billy” Vanderbilt and his friend Ulysses S. Grant. They both wore white tie.”


292. Satisfaction does not come from acquiring more, it’s a state of being.


293. Joy and pain are essential parts of life.


294. Change comes from action.


295. “When a big event happens, people turn on to CNN, not only because they know there will be people there covering an event on the ground, but because they know we're going to cover it in a way that's non-partisan, that's not left or right.” ― Anderson Cooper


296. “The rainbow comes and goes. Enjoy it while it lasts. Don’t be surprised by its departure, and rejoice when it returns.”


297. “ Life holds joy and it holds pain, and each of us experiences both. The knowing of joy and the knowing of pain are both teachers and essential parts of the living process. Without either, there is no life.” ― Anderson Cooper


298. The lack of something is what motivates you to seek more.


299. “You see people walking down the street with ear buds on and looking at this or whatever, talking to themselves. So there’s more and more opportunity to never be where we actually are and just be.”


300. “I went to a high school reunion a couple years ago and realized that the kids who were the most unusual in high school are the ones who are the most interesting now and the ones who were popular are dull and boring.”


301. “There is so much to be joyful about, so many different kinds of rainbows in one’s life: making love is an incredible rainbow, as is falling in love; knowing friendship; being able to really talk with someone who has a problem and say something that will help; waking up in the morning, looking out, and seeing a tree that has suddenly blossomed, like the one I have outside my window — what joy that brings. It may seem a small thing, but rainbows come in all sizes.”

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