Anderson Cooper quotes

  • The mark of a good book is it changes every time you read it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Inspirational #Book #Good Book

  • I think there are a lot of celebrities who put on a performance on camera.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Thinking #Cameras #Performances

  • In my opinion, the ability to love another person is one of God's greatest gifts, and I thank God every day for enabling me to give and share love with the people in my life.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #People #Giving #Thank God

  • I don't feel I'm very present in each moment. I feel like every moment I'm either thinking about something that's coming down the road or something that's been in the past.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Past #Thinking #Moments

  • Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Life #Loss #Empathy

  • Thoughts come and go. It's impossible to stop your thoughts, but the idea is that the thoughts are kind of like waves on the ocean. That's Jon Kabat-Zinn's big analogy and that this is actually kind of diving under the waves. And you know it's kind of interesting.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Ocean #Ideas #Interesting

  • I don't like anything that scares me, and I prefer to face it head on and get over it. Anyone who says they're not scared is a fool, a liar or both. I just don't want that fear in my stomach to be part of my life, so I work to eliminate it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Liars #Scare #Want

  • If you've ever swum in the ocean, and you go underneath the waves, you know, you're kind of moved by the currents, but you're not being slapped around at the top of the water by the waves. And that's sort of what meditation is like.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Ocean #Water #Meditation

  • Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Liars #Lying #Littles

  • One of the things that Jon Kabat-Zinnn talks about is that everyone wants to figure out how to live longer. But this actually is a very easy way for you to live longer, maybe you're not extending your life, but you are present and living more of the moments of your life.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Want #Way #Moments

  • Everyone says buying your first apartment makes you feel like an adult. What no one mentions is that selling it turns you right back into a child.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Children #Emotional #Adults

  • I meditate. Like, I try. Not every day, but even if I'm not doing that meditation, the moments of my day have changed because I'm not on my phone so much. I'm intentionally not checking my phone every two seconds.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Phones #Two #Meditation

  • You see people walking down the street with ear buds on and looking at this or whatever, talking to themselves. So there's more and more opportunity to never be where we actually are and just be.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Opportunity #Talking #People

  • If someone knows me and likes me or my work, they're more likely to allow me to tell their story. But it also cuts the other way.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Cutting #Stories #Way

  • The map of the world is always changing; sometimes it happens overnight. All it takes is the blink of an eye, the squeeze of a trigger, a sudden gust of wind. Wake up and your life is perched on a precipice; fall asleep, it swallows you whole.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Fall #Eye #Wind

  • The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that's the kiss of death.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Kissing #Anchors #People

  • I went to a high school reunion a couple years ago and realized that the kids who were the most unusual in high school are the ones who are the most interesting now and the ones who were popular are dull and boring.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Couple #School #Kids

  • I have gas mask in my office because I took Chem/bio warfare training class so I can report in case of an attack. It’s on a copy of my head made by Madame Tussauds
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Class #Office #Training

  • Going gray is like ejaculating: you know it can happen prematurely, but when it does it comes as a total shock.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Doe #Gray #Shock

  • As long as a journalist shows fairness and honesty in his or her work, their private life shouldn't matter.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Honesty #Long #Matter

  • Do you get the anger that is out here?
    -- Anderson Cooper

  • I've always believed that who a reporter votes for, what religion they are, who they love, should not be something they have to discuss publicly,
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Vote #Should #Always Believe

  • I just found it interesting to talk to adults I admired, and to discover that the path they took was never all that clearly defined. It was comforting to me when I figured out that you don't have to know what you want to do with your life; you just have to take a few steps in one direction, and other opportunities will open up.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Opportunity #One Direction #Interesting

  • New Yorkers are predatory about real estate. When they sense softening, they move in for the kill.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Real #Moving #Estates

  • If you feel like an outsider, you tend to observe things a lot more.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Outsiders #Feels

  • I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Gay #Proud

  • Selling your apartment in New York is like dating a manic-depressive.. you get used to cycles of elation and despondency. Every time someone would come to see the apartment, there was the thrill of the date. You want to be presentable, so you clean the place up, make sure it smells good, put on some mood lighting and mellow music.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #New York #Emotional #Smell

  • I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don't know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don't know as long as you say you don't know it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Being Yourself #Real #Thinking

  • I think it's a good thing that there are bloggers out there watching very closely and holding people accountable. Everyone in the news should be able to hold up to that kind of scrutiny. I'm for as much transparency in the newsgathering process as possible.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Knowledge #Thinking #People

  • Graduation is a big deal-bigger than getting a hole-in-one while golfing. People might think you're lying about the hole-in-one, but when you graduate, you get a diploma.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Lying #Thinking #People

  • Anytime you stop and talk to somebody and you learn about them, you start to walk in their shoes a little bit and you see things through a different lens.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Inspirational #Motivational #Shoes

  • I've always giggled like a 13-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber meet and greet. There's nothing I can do about it but I've never not been able to stop.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Girl #Years #Able

  • Just to be clear, if, like Pat Robertson, you somehow missed all the evidence, all the research, the depth and breadth of all the knowledge garnered about HIV and AIDS over the past three decades, you cannot get HIV if you share towels,
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Past #Depth #Hiv

  • I'm not trying to be something that I'm not. I'm just trying to be myself and talk about what I know, and admit what I don't know.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Knowledge #Trying

  • I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Jobs #Pride #Nails

  • I have a friend - I send her one text and I get 20 texts back. Guys don't want a million texts. It's exhausting.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Guy #Want

  • I'd like to have kids at some point. I think I'll have a family someday.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Kids #Thinking #Someday

  • I think the notion of traditional anchor is fading away - the all-knowing, all-seeing person who speaks from on high. I don't think the audience really buys that anymore. As a viewer, I know I don't buy it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Thinking #Anchors #Knowing

  • Our skin is very thin. It doesn't take much for us to jump off a ledge or to kill one another. It can happen very, very quickly.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Skins #Ledges

  • I don't have much experience, but the few times when I would go on a date with a girl - like when I was 12 - there was a lot of sharing, and a lot of talking, and a lot of asking how I am. They thought we were dating, and I was sort of hoping to meet their brothers.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Girl #Brother #Talking

  • If I end up hosting 'Joker's Wild,' please shoot me.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Ends #Please

  • I understand why people might be interested. But I just don't talk about my personal life. It's a decision I made a long time ago, before I ever even knew anyone would be interested in my personal life.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Long #People #Decision

  • The thing I love about reporting is being able to blend in with any group, whether that's neo-Nazis or pedophiles.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Groups #Literature #Able

  • When I was younger, I talked to the adults around me that I respected most about how they got where they were, and none of them plotted a course they could have predicted, so it seemed a waste of time to plan too long-term. Since then, I've always gone on my instincts.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Long #Adults #Gone

  • When a big event happens, people turn on to CNN, not only because they know there will be people there covering an event on the ground, but because they know we're going to cover it in a way that's non-partisan, that's not left or right.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Cnn #People #Events

  • Not to sound too Dr. Phil all of a sudden, but I think the key to survival is to embrace one's past and to not run away from it. And to come to some sort of relationship with it or understanding of it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Running #Past #Thinking

  • If I'm hip, we've got a problem in this country. I really shouldn't be held up as any model of hipness. If anything, I think I'm sort of old school in my approach to objective reporting and not wearing my opinion on my sleeve. There's a lot of that in American TV news these days. Too much, in fact.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Country #Old School #Thinking

  • I've always loved reporting from the field most of all. There's something about doing live TV and being there as it happens that's always appealed to me. I think there's great value to bearing witness to these events as they're actually happening.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Thinking #Events #Fields

  • I tend to relate more to people on television who are just themselves, for good or for bad, than I do to someone who I believe is putting on some sort of persona. The anchorman on 'The Simpsons' is a reasonable facsimile of some anchors who have that problem.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Anchorman #Believe #Anchors

  • The people I admire most hadn't really followed a particular path that was visible when they were on it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #People #Path #Admire

  • I’d wanted emotion but couldn’t find it here, so I settled for motion.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Emotion #Wanted

  • The tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #People #Tides

  • In a perfect world, I don't think it [one's sexual orientation] is anyone else's business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Thinking #Perfect #World

  • Politics was his passion, but he wasn't suited for the rough-and-tumble of the game. He felt things too deeply. There was no wall between his head and his heart.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Wall #Passion #Heart

  • Be honest about what you see, get out of the way and let the story reveal itself
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Stories #Way #Honest

  • Each child’s story is worthy of telling. There shouldn’t be a sliding scale of death. The weight of it is crushing.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Crush #Children #Stories

  • I've been addicted to TV since I emerged from the womb.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Tvs #Womb

  • A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #People #Suffering #Stories

  • The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Knowing #Culture #Fame

  • The farther you go...the harder it is to return. The world has many edges and it's easy to fall off.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Travel #Fall #World

  • The people in Tacloban have great dignity and deserve better than what they have gotten
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #People #Deserve Better #Dignity

  • I have always been very open and honest about this part of my life with my friends, my family, and my colleagues. In a perfect world, I don't think it's anyone else's business, but I do think there is value in standing up and being counted. I’m not an activist, but I am a human being and I don't give that up by being a journalist.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Thinking #Giving #Perfect

  • Did you know that according to legend, the guy who became Buddha decided to seek enlightenment the day he got a touch of gray? "Gray hairs," the would-be Buddha said, "are like angels sent by the god of death".
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Angel #Hair #Guy

  • Learning what you don't want to do is the next best thing to figuring out what you want to do.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Want #Next #What You Want

  • It's not your client's obligation, or your obligation, to prove your client's innocence. It is the prosecution's obligation to - to prove you're client's guilt.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Justice #Guilt #Clients

  • I graduated in 1989, and I'd focused almost entirely on the Soviet Union and communism ... so when the Berlin wall fell, I was, well, I was screwed.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Wall #Funny Graduation #Unions

  • I think if you've suffered, if you've experienced loss, you're probably more open to understanding it and more comfortable talking about it and experiencing it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Loss #Thinking #Talking

  • I’ve also been reminded recently that while as a society we are moving toward greater inclusion and equality for all people, the tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible. There continue to be far too many incidences of bullying of young people, as well as discrimination and violence against people of all ages, based on their sexual orientation, and I believe there is value in making clear where I stand.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Bullying #Believe #Moving

  • That's the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it.
    -- Anderson Cooper

    #Suicide #Thinking #Trying