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MTV was such a great training for me.
by Carson Daly

MTV was such a great training for me.
I did live interviews with everyone from Michael Jackson to Madonna.
- Carson Daly

It's important for people to realize I don't want to be the It guy.
I want to crawl before I walk.
I want to learn about things before I jump into them.
- Carson Daly

I really like it that they promote from within.
- Carson Daly

I don't have a sidekick - no Ed McMahon.
So when I go out there, I'm lonely.
It's scary.
- Carson Daly

 

No one's on at my time but infomercials.
- Carson Daly

I'm developing a record company.
I'm learning how to supervise music on a film.
- Carson Daly

Carson is an old family name, though my grandma used
to watch Johnny all the time and was crazy about him.
- Carson Daly

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It was really fun being in Tara's trailer,
working on my lines.
Tara is such an amazing actress.
She's so good at what she does.
I learned a lot from watching her.
- Carson Daly

It's hard to be a breakout show and stay on top.
We're like the flagship show over here.
- Carson Daly

You have to change the set, stay ahead of the curve.
- Carson Daly

The one thing I learned the most about acting is it
takes a tremendous amount of courage to go there and stand still.
It takes courage and guts to step out of your mind
frame and depict something.
- Carson Daly

MTV didn't call.
I guess I wasn't hip and groovy enough.
- Dan Fogelberg

I worked at NBC and MTV for two years,
and it was very interesting to see the comparisons
of audiences and the way that I would have to present
a story to the two different places.
- Tabitha Soren

I think MTV put a huge dent in the songwriting craft.
- Christopher Cross

Apparently, the image of our president is as offensive to MTV as it is to me.
- Trent Reznor

NC-17 means that you get it in like 3 theaters.
They won't run the spots on MTV, won't run the advertising.
It's the kiss of death so there was really no other choice.
- Rob Zombie

You have a specific, defined audience-at MTV,
they assume the audience to the news is 15 to 30 years
old and they do a lot of research about the things they're interested in.
- Tabitha Soren

Before I was a mom I used to think that parents who
worried about their kids watching MTV were just clueless.
Now that I'm a mom, I see what the fuss was all about!
- Martha Quinn

I worked with three people who were doing video music shows before MTV.
- Nina Blackwood

I was one of the first veejays to take the camera out on location,
and that's what was unique about MTV at that time.
- Pauly Shore

I could not do the film Spinal Tap because I was already
at MTV and it was occupying all my time.
- Nina Blackwood

Cameron Diaz was so cute at the MTV Movie Awards when
she pulled her skirt up and wiped her armpits.
- Pink

I guess I watch more MTV than you do.
I'm a junkie for it.
- Sebastian Bach

They say it figures MTV would do such a vulgar,
awful, horrible show and they completely miss that
it's satirizing the people who watch MTV.
- Mike Judge

No, I'm not Shirley the girl, I'm the woman on MTV with the big boots.
- Shirley Manson

And I'm not a personality; otherwise I'd be coming out with an album,
performing on MTV.
All that stuff is possible and I can do that tomorrow.
I just have no need.
- Shia LaBeouf

I really wanted the MTV Award the most,
It was a golden popcorn container and it looks really neat.
- Kirsten Dunst

It was really weird, when this thing started,
to hear lawyers and MTV people calling me and actually saying 'ButtHead.'
People tried to avoid it too.
- Mike Judge

I don't want to be on the radio.
I don't want to be on Mtv.
- John Frusciante

I'm not perfect, I do drink.
I do smoke.
Carson Daly can't go out and get messed up,
he can't smoke in front of kids - he's the face of MTV,
and he has to be good.
But me? I can.
- Tara Reid

When I auditioned for the show, I didn't realize it was an MTV production,
which is going to make for really good tunes during the episodes,
if nothing else.
- Neil Patrick Harris

I've been to MTV and all of that worldly stuff.
It's death.
It's meaningless.
- Stephen Baldwin

The young people have MTV and rock and roll.
Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age.
It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.
- Robert Morgan

My friend made me a leather dress for the MTV awards.
It gives you confidence, wearing something you love.
- Cat Deeley

MTV lets us do whatever we want.
For me, there is freedom in serving an experienced
client who knows what they want and has the money to do it.
MTV is that for us.
- Ben Nicholson

I didn't want to get into acting.
I was very happy doing MTV, it took up my time,
I was content.
- Nafisa Joseph

At MTV, it's very nice sometimes to be able to be very specific.
Specificity really makes a news story interesting because
you can color it in that personality.
- Tabitha Soren

I wasn't that wild about that.
I told them basically if they were really going to
want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV,
then they are really going to have to get in touch
with what real heavy metal is.
- Phil Anselmo

It's really hard in this day and age,
with radio and MTV being so consolidated,
to get new music out there.
I think we've become a really legitimate,
viable avenue for getting new music out there.
- Josh Schwartz

For better or worse, MTV sort of bridges the whole
country together almost like the BBC does in England.
It's opened up everything so wide that it's possible
for everyone to have different ideas.
- Joey Ramone

When you get something like MTV, it's like regular television.
You get it, and at first it's novel and brand new and
then you watch every channel,
every show.
And then you become a little more selective and more selective,
until ultimately...
you wind up with a radio.
- David Lee Roth

You see so many movies...
the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are
coming from commercials and there's no sense of film grammar.
There's no real sense of how to tell a story visually.
It's just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know,
which is pretty easy.
- Peter Bogdanovich

Until MTV, television had not been a huge influence on music.
To compete with MTV, the country music moguls felt
they had to appeal to the same young audience and do it the way MTV did.
- Charley Pride

If the breaking news event has something to do with young people,
specifically with MTV's audience, there was a higher
chance that I would actually go cover it with a television
camera instead of just write the story myself and read it on the air.
- Tabitha Soren

I had no idea what to expect when we did Ladies' Night.
I didn't think it was going to get nominated for a Grammy.
I didn't know that we would have to perform on the MTV Awards show.
- Angie Martinez

I was inspired by a lot of people when I was young.
Every band that came through town, to the theater,
or the dance hall.
I was at every dance, every night club,
listened to every band that came through,
because in those days we didn't have MTV,
we didn't have television.
- Quincy Jones

Watch MTV and you can see what the music scene is like in England.
The Spice Girls? Not a lot of creativity in the commercial area.
There are still great musicians in England,
but not a lot being heard that much.
- Jimmy Carl Black

The music industry is saying, This is the format,
and if you'll fit into this format, you can be on radio,
and if radio will play you, MTV will expose you,
and MTV will expose you, we'll sell records.
- Nikki Sixx

The only place we were really told to tone it down -
where other people would use the word censorship,
but I wouldn't - was when we did MTV right after the
Beavis and Butt-head thing.
- Penn Jillette

So yeah, but from the show and as far as MTV I have a lot of friends,
and from the challenges and the other shows,
that I've met.
I currently don't have any enemies that I know of.
- Trishelle Cannatella

I'm wide open and will entertain anything anybody has to say,
but if it's MTV and radio, well, they're great things,
but can't be the only thing.
I don't know that it would work even for the Beatles.
- John Mellencamp

At MTV, although the audience is smaller,
I found it more interesting to deliver news to a specific group of people,
because my story then did not have to try to be all things to all people.
- Tabitha Soren

Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
- Confucius

The truth is a snare:
you cannot have it, without being caught.
You cannot have the truth
in such a way that you catch it,
but only in such a way that it catches you.
- Soren Kierkegaard

"Pride" is such a double-edged sword -
Self-Worth on one edge and Ego on the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person acting from a motivation
of contribution and service
rises to such a level of moral authority
that worldly success is a natural result.
- Marianne Williamson

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste
that they hurry past it.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed
to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
- Will Rogers

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed,
for if you merely offend them, they take vengeance,
but if you injure them greatly, they are unable to retaliate,
so that the injury done to a man
ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Never in any case say I have lost such a thing, but I have returned it.
Is your child dead? It is a return. Is your wife dead? It is a return.
Are you deprived of your estate? Is not this also a return?
- Epictetus

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The man who is awakened, lives in such a way
that he leaves no footprints.
- Osho quoting The Buddha

The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him,
that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men,
and when he devotes himself helpfully
to all life that is in need of help.
- Albert Schweitzer

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity
opinions which differ from
the prejudices of their social environment.
Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
- Albert Einstein

The Science of Mind is intensely practical
because it teaches us how to use
the Mind Principle for definite purposes,
such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy.
- Ernest Holmes

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein


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