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Gleason became like a mentor of mine.
by Larry King

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

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

I fantasized being a broadcaster.
- Larry King

When I was 5 years old I would lie in bed,
look at the radio, and I wanted to be on the radio.
I don't know why.
- Larry King

 

With 500 channels and the Internet available,
you'd think a candidate could get the word out.
- Larry King

I'm the worst person to be stuck with in a traffic jam.
- Larry King

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

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

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

If they asked me, I did two shifts.
I did sports, I did news, because I loved it.
- Larry King

I was always telling everyone, I want to be a broadcaster.
They'd say, What, are you crazy? What,
you're going to be Arthur Godfrey?
- Larry King

It's joyful to give.
But for people who want to take advantage of you,
you're kind of an easy mark.
- Larry King

The names are bigger, the show is worldwide,
but I get a royal pass into life in the broadcasting business.
- Larry King

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

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

If you do something, expect consequences.
- Larry King

I have never understood the Iowa caucus.
- Larry King

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.
- Larry King

People would pay money to work at CNN.
- Larry King

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.
- Larry King

Les Miserables is one of my favorite stories.
- Larry King

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

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.
- Larry King

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

I'm sort of the comic relief after a hard day at work.
My message is that it's OK to relax.
- Larry King

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.
- Larry King

How could you get angry with Jackie Gleason?
- Maureen O'Hara

Gleason used to rack balls for me when he was a kid
in Brooklyn and in Long Island.
- Minnesota Fats

I did the Ed Sullivan show four times.
I did the Steve Allen show.
I did the Jackie Gleason show.
- Elvis Presley

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first.
By the second day you're off it.
- Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason said that comedy is the most exacting form of dramatic art,
because it has an instant critic: laughter.
- Chuck Jones

It's better to star in Oshkosh than to starve on Broadway.
- James Gleason

My biggest weakness is patience, wanting to see things
happen too quickly or get changes in place right away.
Not having the patience to let things develop.
- Paul Gleason

Thin people are beautiful, but fat people are adorable.
- Jackie Gleason

How sweet it is!
- Jackie Gleason

Look at Gleason in The Honeymooners.
He was humorous but the way he lived wasn't really humorous.
He was a bus driver.
Who wants to be a bus driver? He didn't have any money and he was not famous.
But despite that, the show is humorous.
- George Thorogood

I only made $200 a week and I had to buy my own bullets.
- Jackie Gleason

Confidence, knowing for certain that the person making
the call has your safety foremost in their mind.
And knowing that the job you are about to take on is the right thing to do,
that it makes sense.
- Paul Gleason

If you have it and you know you have it,
then you have it.
If you have it and don't know you have it,
you don't have it.
If you don't have it but you think you have it,
then you have it.
- Jackie Gleason

That ability to take in your surroundings and sort out the important stuff,
to be aware, to be vigilant.
Then take all that information, put it together,
and see if it makes sense to you.
- Paul Gleason

Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking life.
We have the capacity for infinite creativity;
at least while dreaming,
we partake of the power of the Spirit,
the infinite Godhead that creates the cosmos.
- Jackie Gleason

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous

We did not change as we grew older;
we just became more clearly ourselves.
- Lynn Hall

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

After I won the Oscar, my salary doubled,
my friends tripled, my children became more popular at school,
my butcher made a pass at me, and my maid hit me up for a raise.
- Shirley Jones

Each problem that I solved became a rule,
which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- Rene Descartes

My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier,
you will become a general.
If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.'
Instead,
I was a painter, and became Picasso.
- Pablo Picasso

The danger of the past was that men became slaves.
The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
- Erich Fromm

I basically became a cheerleader because I had a very strict mom.
That was my way of being a bad girl.
- Sandra Bullock

I became a fanatic about healthy food in 1944.
- Gloria Swanson

The more he became truly wise,
the more he distrusted everything he knew.
- Voltaire

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

I just became one with my browser software.
- Bill Griffith

My own interest in basic aspects of electron transfer
between metal complexes became active only after I
came to the University of Chicago in 1946.
- Henry Taube

I became a specialist at comedic one-liners.
- Lauren Hutton

A plant's ability to grow, increase and sustain itself
became of secondary and almost minimal interest.
- Bill Munson

It never became an act in the sense of an act.
It was always, no matter where we worked,
little revues.
- Adolph Green

No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly.
- Juvenal

One result of An American Family was that I became a gay role model.
- Lance Loud

It was in high school that I first became interested in acting.
We put on lots of plays.
- Blythe Danner

John Cleese was with a group called Cambridge Circus,
who had come to New York, and we became friends.
Years later that produced a certain team effort.
- Terry Gilliam

Though the Jazz Age continued it became less and less an affair of youth.
The sequel was like a children's party taken over by the elders.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

So I became a producer because I knew one of the reasons
was they didn't do them the way I thought was right.
- Lee Hazlewood

I am naturally taciturn, and became a silent and attentive listener.
- William Hamilton Maxwell

We became the songs we wrote.
- Barry Mann

Dates with actors, finally, just seemed to me evenings of shop talk.
I got sick of it after a hile.
So the more famous I became, the more I narrowed down my choices.
- Hedy Lamarr

No man ever became great or good except through many and great mistakes.
- William E. Gladstone

If music became extinct now, I don't know what I'd be good for.
- Tommy Shaw

The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak,
became a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
- Thomas Carlyle

As a brunette, I had previously been this serious actress.
Then I became a blonde and got to play a completely different,
comic role.
- Loni Anderson

I became, and remain, my characters' close and intent watcher:
their director,
never.
Their creator I cannot feel that I was,
or am.
- Elizabeth Bowen


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