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I get bitter, angry and disbelieving and I tell my
by Al Roker

I get bitter, angry and disbelieving and I tell my
kids there a lot of idiots out there.
I also want them to know that being successful is not the real world -
that their parents get treated better because they're on TV.
- Al Roker

I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family.
- Al Roker

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one
step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.
- Al Roker

Last year, when we were in Mobile, Al.,
covering Hurricane Ivan, we heard the stories of poor people,
many of them black stranded downtown because they had no way out.
- Al Roker

 

A massive state and federal effort, the likes of which
we've never seen is going to be needed.
We can do it for tsunami victims half a world away.
We can do it for our own citizens.
- Al Roker

My first college roommate greeted me with a shocked silence followed by,
'So...
you're black.'
- Al Roker

I was just thrilled to get the gig to begin with.
Ten years later to still have it is not only thrilling
but also somewhat of a puzzlement.
- Al Roker

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I have been blessed with working with the best in the business.
- Al Roker

Watching the scenes out of New Orleans,
if you turn down the sound it could be the Sudan or any Third World country.
But it's not.
it's the United States of America.
- Al Roker

In the pregnancy process I have come to realize how
much of the burden is on the female partner.
She's got a construction zone going on in her belly.
- Al Roker

They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom.
Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much.
I couldn't wait for Courtney to come to the hospital
so I could have all my women together.
- Al Roker

I asked him if he ever hung out with black guys in high school and he said,
'Well, no.
They always had these angry looks on their faces.
Who wouldn't look ticked off having to deal with nitwits like him?
- Al Roker

When Courtney's mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad,
showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it.
You don't have to try to impress your kids.
If they're not getting what they need from you,
they will let you know.
- Al Roker

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
his remedy in silence and tranquility.
- Khalil Gibran

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

Bitter experience has taught us how fundamental our
values are and how great the mission they represent.
- Jan Peter Balkenende

The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
- Aristotle

Remorse sleeps during prosperity but awakes bitter
consciousness during adversity.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing
in this unpolished country.
- Greta Garbo

I would wake up in Moscow or somewhere else,
my heart beating fast, feeling bitter and helpless.
- Alfred Schnittke

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel,
but I am, so that's how it comes out.
- Bill Hicks

I have been back in Paris for two weeks.
Nothing new.
Life is still bitter.
- Camille Claudel

But, truly, I have wept too much!
The Dawns are heartbreaking.
Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.
- Arthur Rimbaud

We must be part of the general staff at the inception,
rather than the ambulance drivers at the bitter end.
- Lane Kirkland

I used to be kind of bitter and jealous as well,
but I get it.
It's business.
- Carlos Alazraqui

Much of your pain is the bitter potion by which the
physician within you heals your sick self.
- Khalil Gibran

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us,
but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
- Denis Diderot

It is bitter to lose a friend to evil,
before one loses him to death.
- Mary Renault

We drink VB, Victoria Bitter, which is way better.
- Brody Armstrong

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.
- Ovid

It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.
- William Penn

There is some self-interest behind every friendship.
There is no friendship without self-interests.
This is a bitter truth.
- Chanakya

I didn't realize House would be the central character,
more the bitter comic relief appearing occasionally.
I relish his wounded nature - the lameness,
the scarred Byronic hero.
- Hugh Laurie

People say you should read your criticism because it
will make you a better person but it doesn't.
It just makes you a sad bitter old showbiz nightmare.
- Jo Brand

Women's Lib? Poor little things.
They always look so unhappy.
Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?
- Joan Crawford

Oh, definitely and you know you take the bitter with
the sweet but the benefits far outweigh the burdens
of what I've been able to do for my family,
my word.
- Star Jones

The longer you wait, the less fun.
If you wait until the bitter end, the whole economy can be destroyed.
- Jeffrey Sachs

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
- Francis Bacon

She gave up beauty in her tender youth,
gave all her hope and joy and pleasant ways;
she covered up her eyes lest they should gaze on vanity,
and chose the bitter truth.
- Christina Rossetti

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,
unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
- Kurt Vonnegut

I have known the fruits of strikes.
The bitter and the sweet.
Hunger and music.
- Merle Travis

If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter,
there is always the chance that you may find comfort
and the promise of something good.
- Bob Greene

Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses.
- Robert Burton

The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment,
no matter what the score.
- Nick Hornby

To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a
taste of the police state.
It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable.
- Elia Kazan

If they are unsuccessful in married life,
who suffers more the bitter consequences of poverty
than the wife? But if successful,
she has not a dollar to call her own.
- Ernestine Rose

I know people who grow old and bitter.
I want to keep making a fresh start.
I don't want them to defeat me.
That would be suicidal.
- Robert Wyatt

A healthy degree of party unity among Democrats and
Republicans has deteriorated into bitter partisan warfare.
- Thomas E. Mann

Parents wonder why the streams are bitter,
when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
- John Locke

I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter.
- Nicole Kidman

We wrote verses that condemned us, with no hope of pardon,
to the most bitter solitude.
- Salvatore Quasimodo

Life is only a long and bitter suicide,
and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice.
- Franz Liszt

That is one of the bitter curses of poverty;
it leaves no right to be generous.
- George Gissing

O conscience, upright and stainless,
how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!
- Dante Alighieri

The amazing thing is that I'm sane.
I'm not bitter.
I'm not drugged out.
I'm not broke.
I'm still married to the same guy.
My children don't hate me.
- Brenda Lee

I have sworn to only live free.
Even if I find bitter the taste of death,
I don't want to die humiliated or deceived.
- Osama bin Laden

Here is the rule to remember in the future,
When anything tempts you to be bitter:
not,
"This is a misfortune" but "To bear this worthily is good fortune."
- Marcus Aurelius

To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having
to die without having lived is unbearable.
- Erich Fromm

It would be a bitter cosmic joke if we destroy ourselves
due to atrophy of the imagination.
- Martha Gellhorn

Though bitter, good medicine cures illness.
Though it may hurt, loyal criticism will have beneficial effects.
- Sima Qian

If I thought about it, I could be bitter,
but I don't feel like being bitter.
Being bitter makes you immobile, and there's too much that I still want to do.
- Richard Pryor

I have never seen such extreme partisanship,
such bitter partisanship, and such forgetfulness of
the fate of our fathers and of the Constitution.
- Robert Byrd

Well, fortunately we found out that the runner-up our
particular year was going to get a record contract also.
So it was kind of a - it was bitter sweet but it was an opportunity.
- Clay Aiken

So rather than face the bitter truth,
China has placed severe restrictions on the Internet
and enlisted America's high-tech companies as their Internet police.
- Tom Lantos

Black frost.
The ground is hard, the air tastes bitter.
Your stars cluster in evil signs.
- Georg Trakl

Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

You've got to take the bitter with the sour.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I was briefly bitter.
- Margot Kidder

There is little for the great part of the history of
the world except the bitter tears of pity and the hot tears of wrath.
- Woodrow Wilson


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