Barbara Walters

American journalist and author

Lived from: 1929-

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    A great many people think that polysyllables are a sign of intelligence.
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    All of the religions - with the exception of Tibetan Buddhism, which doesn't believe in a heaven - teach that heaven is a better place. At the end of the program, I say that heaven is a place where you are happy. All of the religions have that in common.
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    Although I myself don't go to church or synagogue, I do, whether it's superstition or whatever, pray every time I get on a plane. I just automatically do it. I say the same thing every time.
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    And I really do believe that the most important thing is the way you live your life on earth. But I think it's enormously comforting to believe that you're going to see your loved ones.
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    Because there are so many shows on and because I've been so hands-on - I've had a piece on almost every single week - I don't know how to cut back on that. You really can't.
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    Before we had airplanes and astronauts, we really thought that there was an actual place beyond the clouds, somewhere over the rainbow. There was an actual place, and we could go above the clouds and find it there.
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    But for Muslims, everything that they don't have on earth is what they get in heaven. They can drink, they can have sex. All of the forbidden pleasures on earth, you can have in paradise.
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    Deep breaths are very helpful at shallow parties.
    Source: How to Talk With Practically Anybody About Practically Anything
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    Don't confuse being stimulating with being blunt.
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    First of all, the Jewish religion has a great deal in common with the Christian religion because, as Rabbi Gillman points out in the show, Christianity is based on Judaism. Christ was Jewish.
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    I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.
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    I find very often people like to confront rumors. It depends on how much they trust you. And you have to have a line between what is tasteful and what isn't.
    Source: Chris Chase, A Talk With the Unsinkable Barbara Walters, New York Magazine (March 25, 1974)
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    I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty.
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    If it's a woman, it's caustic; if it's a man, it's authoritative.
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    It would be nice to feel that we are a better world, a world of more compassion and a world of more humanity, and to believe in the basic goodness of man.
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