I'm having as much fun today as I did when I made $55 a week, because it is as much fun.

The guest to me was always paramount.

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've made a lot of mistakes. I've bonded with some people who use you, and some people that take advantage of you.

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.

If I do something caring for a friend, I have no doubt in my mind they would do it for me.

I never forgot being poor, and I never stopped thinking how fortunate I am.

The rich don't win elections. They support the money, but what percentage of America are rich? What is it, 2 percent? But they all have one vote.

I want to be frozen on the hope that they'll find whatever I died of and bring me back.

I never use the word 'I' when I interview someone. I think it's irrelevant.

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'm the worst person to be stuck with in a traffic jam.

I have lifelong friends. My oldest friend, Herbie, has been a friend since I was 9. I've had bonds for over 50 years with people.

People sometimes think I'm sort of all-knowing.

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.

People would pay money to work at CNN.

I fantasized being a broadcaster.

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.

Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.

The Kardashians can be famous for being famous. What do they do? I can't figure it out.

An NBA game in L.A., the Lakers - I'm a Clipper fan - it's to be seen as much as seeing the game.

Communications is the number one major in America today. CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer.

I like to put a stake in people, because I know people helped me.

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.

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.

I had no trouble going from radio to TV - I just thought of TV as radio with pictures.

When I broke in, in 1957, it was wide open. Now you're up against strong competition.

Sandy Koufax went to the same school as me. I graduated two years ahead of Sandy.

I've done hundreds of interviews on guns. I'm against people who use guns. I don't like guns, but I've never yelled at anyone.

Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.

They don't have a lot of appointment viewing. What television depends on, one thing 'Larry King Live' was - whether you liked it, didn't like it - it was appointment viewing.

Anything can happen when people run for office.

You gotta ask 'why' questions. 'Why did you do this?' A 'why' question you can't answer with one word.

I have never seen anyone at CNN ever say, 'Boy, here's how we're going to deal with this today to put this guy down and elevate this guy up.' I've never seen it.

Who wouldn't want to be Frank Sinatra's son?

I've had a great ride. I've got no complaints.

I just love asking questions. I love people. It's in my DNA. I'm cursed - and blessed.

I've taken my boys to the house I grew up in. Taken them to the site of Ebbets Field, where the Dodgers used to play. They go to all the Dodger games, and they play Little League ball. I have infused them with New York spirit.

I have never understood the Iowa caucus.

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.

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've got a nice car. I love my job. I've got a bagel store, and I have breakfast every morning with friends I grew up with. I've been in movies, I've written books - I don't know how that all happened.

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.

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.

Sports are my favorite. It's the first thing I turn to every day.

I worked on the United Parcel Service truck, I sold home delivery of milk. But always, in the back of my mind, I wanted to get into radio.

I've never seen anyone say, 'Let's go get this person today; let's really ram it into him.' I've never seen it. If a Democrat or Republican commits some horrendous story, the story will run. The networks will cover it.

Gleason became like a mentor of mine. I had Gleason helping me on television, Godfrey on radio.