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Watching the scenes out of New Orleans,
by 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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 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 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

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Dance like no one is watching,
love like you'll never be hurt.
Sing like no one is listening.
Live life like it's heaven on earth.
- Anonymous (various attributions and alternate phrasings)

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

You can observe a lot by just watching.
- Yogi Berra

Life is a journey. It is not a race to test
who can finish first or who can end up with the most loot.
Rather, life is best enjoyed as a meander -
watching the view to left and right - above and below -
as the days slowly move past in dress review.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I recorded my hair this morning, tonight I'm watching the highlights.
- Jay London

Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
- Al Boliska

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles,
watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
- David Letterman

Just watching my cats can make me happy.
- Paula Cole

This is my ultimate fantasy:
watching QVC with a credit card
while making love and eating at the same time.
- Yasmine Bleeth

Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it...
Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
- Tennessee Williams

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so
much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

We wanted to set a good example for the growing number of divers watching.
- Lloyd Bridges

I think I grew a grey watching you procrastinate.
- Brandon Boyd

I try and do films I know I'm going to enjoy watching as well as being in.
- Dougray Scott

Then to have Brett come along and follow in the footsteps,
it's so gratifying.
I get as much enjoyment out of watching Brett play
as I did of entertaining people myself.
- Bobby Hull

Watching television in those days was not the same
experience as it is today.
After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.
- Annette Funicello

We made 16 episodes of Cracker and I loved doing the show,
but unfortunately no one was watching us.
- Josh Hartnett

I'm not after a closed system, I mean I'm after a complicated system in structure,
but as far as watching it, I don't think that everything should be decided.
- Mark Morris

I go into a young film director's office these days and he says,
'Hey man, I know who you are.
I grew up watching 'McHale's Navy'.
And I think, 'Oh boy, here we go again'.
- Mako

Boxing is a lot of white men watching two black men beat each other up.
- Muhammad Ali

I stand on the sidewalk watching it because the responsibility is mine and I must,
I take a very firm hold on the handles of the baby
carriage and I wheel it into the traffic.
- Grace Abbott

The throttles could only move very, very slowly,
always watching the temperature, always watching.
And even in throttling back, you could bust it,
even being very careful.
- Adolf Galland

I didn't expect to win the Oscar.
You grow up watching the Oscars on TV and you think
it happens to fancy people.
It was really surreal.
- Jennifer Connelly

I've been watching what I eat.
When I was putting on all the weight,
I was drinking Guinness and not eating.
I didn't have room to because I was drinking all the time.
- Robbie Williams

When the news wants to tell you something is important,
they put dramatic theme music behind it.
They scare you into watching the story.
- Aaron McGruder

Watching Bo Jackson, seeing his size,
his speed, a lot of his abilities, really drove me.
- Jamal Lewis

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush
on watching you from afar -
you pretend it's not there.
- Daryl Hannah

The world's a small place and people are watching;
and,
you know, somebody disappears, the family knows and their colleagues know,
and so eventually, these things do get out.
- Jane Mayer

I've always just worked and tried to do as good a job
as possible so that the people who are watching me took notice.
That's what's helped me be successful today.
- Maria Bartiromo

There are few things more amusing in the world of politics
than watching moderate Republicans charging to the
right in pursuit of greater glory.
- Mario Cuomo

I love watching a good, freaky horror movie.
I love it.
It's one of my favorite things to do,
to go and see at the cinema.
Just to tune out and be freaked out.
- Yvonne Strahovski

I consider myself to have been the bridge between the
shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching.
Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds
was to shoot them and stuff them.
- Roger Tory Peterson

There's nothing as exciting as a comeback -
seeing someone with dreams,
watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.
- Rachel Griffiths

It was endlessly entertaining, watching people beat each other up.
All the little kids in the neighborhood would come and watch...
and then we'd beat them up as well.
- Wayne Coyne

But I learned first-hand how the news media operates
by watching how they interpreted,
changed, and misrepresented my intentions.
- Joey Skaggs

The girls in high school who watched 90210? I was watching Seinfeld.
- Josh Schwartz

I could stand out front and sing Eagles songs that I sing in my set,
but I think people enjoy watching me sing and play the drums.
It seems to fascinate people.
I don't know why.
- Don Henley

Also watching a movie on DVD is different than watching it in the theater.
- Ivan Reitman

Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to
coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films.
But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them.
- Stephen Fry

I really do love Diana Ross; I grew up listening to her records.
I grew up in a little town in Mexico,
so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her.
- Salma Hayek

Of course watching a particularly exciting game or
a wonderful contestant is always a joy.
- Randy West

I grew up watching Monday Night Football with Howard
Cosell and the other guys with my dad.
- Lisa Guerrero

I'm quiet, and I don't enjoy watching horror flicks,
so am I like Zeke? No way.
- Josh Hartnett

As we were leaving the Huron camp, it was awkward filming.
I think that the Huron watching us was there to create tension -
maybe we wouldn't get out.
Nothing complicated.
- Madeleine Stowe

When we did the pilot, I sort of pictured this guy
pirating a signal and then this story unfolding of
him building this satellite and these robots and watching these bad movies.
- Joel Hodgson

Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing
together actively can be the '90s version of it.
Instead of just watching, you can do it together...
something we don't spend enough time on.
We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
- Alan Thicke

I want to sit down, and I want to laugh.
Nothing works better for me than watching somebody slip on a banana peel.
- Diane Lane

If God is watching us, we might as well be interesting.
- Solomon Short

This is my idea of heaven, coming home and watching the news.
- Rita Moreno

I was dating a guy that was a huge wrestling fan and
I'm embarrassed to say it now but I used to make fun of him for watching it.
- Torrie Wilson

When you're watching the news, how many days in a row
can you watch that and feel good about yourself and the world?
- Sandra Bernhard

I had some friends that tried it down there,
and I went to a couple of open mics,
and I just kind of got this...
this sick urge to try it instead of just watching it.
- Todd Barry


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