Words matter. These are the best Matt Lauer Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Not a lot of conservatives on this list. Are more liberals than conservatives screwing up America?
There are pockets of liberal, affluent America where parents don’t want their kids vaccinated.
I’ve always liked the idea of walking into a cocktail party where there are different people and finding some connection with almost everybody in the room.
If you are the person who gets the lion’s share of attention in good times, guess what: you get the lion’s share of attention in bad times.
If I buy something new – a piece of clothing, a tie, a shirt, a suit – something old has to go. That’s the way I avoid clutter, crammed closets and drawers. It keeps things in balance, and it really works.
I value my privacy a lot.
There’s a difference between good chemistry and a bond. Chemistry is something you have with somebody you meet – or you don’t. It’s an intangible. It may be superficial. It’s much harder to put your finger on than a bond.
I’m lucky: I have very funny kids.
People have the right to say whatever they want.
Could there have been a better role for Florence Henderson than Mrs. Brady? She nurtured everybody. She was so caring.
You’re going to have twenty years as host of the ‘Today Show,’ and eighteen of those years are going to be so unbelievably fantastic that you’re going to think you’re living in a fantasy world. And one or two of those years is going to be incredibly frustrating and challenging.
Times are harder there right now. I think it’s been well publicized. We are – the show is not where I want it to be right now. The ratings are not where I want them to be. I want to make it better.
Every night at 6:30, my entire family sits down for dinner together. It’s definitely the best part of my day.
My dad taught me how to fish. When I am stand in a trout stream now, and I have the waders on, and I’ve got a fly rod in my hand, or I am fishing for bass, I think of sitting in a boat with my dad. How can that be a bad experience?
I take the harsh criticism along with the compliments.
I get letters from women, and they say, ‘I love your Roman nose.’ If I weren’t on TV and I walked past that same woman, she’d go, ‘Did you see the beak on that guy?
Mostly, I think of myself as having great common sense. I’ve always been proud of that. Was I a terrific student? Absolutely not. But put me in a roomful of people, and I don’t think I’m ever going to embarrass myself.
I was always more interested in asking people about themselves than I was telling them about me.
I don’t think it’s a healthy thing in your personal life to go around with that never-sure attitude.
In my mind, I am extraordinarily handy. But what that means is when I attempt to fix something, there’s usually a five-minute period of experimentation, followed by a five-minute period of frustration, followed by a frantic phone call to a professional.
It’s rare when suddenly a window opens up, and you see a side of a celebrity you’ve never seen before, good or bad.
I can’t be as open on national television as I can when I’m having dinner with friends. But that doesn’t mean the type of person I am is different. My values, my dislikes, my sense of humor are the same.
The Iraqis have once again failed to meet a deadline for a final draft of the constitution.
There are some harsh realities about this business, and they’ve been beaten into my psyche. But I’m more of an optimist than a pessimist.
Does anyone want to see a person who’s making the money that the newspapers say I’m making complaining, ‘Woe is me, my life is terrible, and people are being unfair?’ No one would’ve had any patience for that. I wouldn’t have any patience for that.
What makes people successful in this business is to be yourself on camera. Sounds simple. It’s not.
This is the best job in television. I grew up watching the ‘Today show.’
Researchers have discovered that chocolate produces some of the same reactions in the brain as marijuana. The researchers also discovered other similarities between the two but can’t remember what they are.
I don’t walk around saying everything is going to be wonderful.
I like fishing as much when I don’t catch anything as when I do.
When people start to write articles about what might be wrong with the ‘Today’ show you know where you should point the finger, point it at me because I have been there the longest. And it’s my responsibility.
Outside of my family and my work, I have two passions, both instilled in me by my father: golf and fishing.
On a day-to-day level, I love watching my kids accomplish the little things that seem trivial but are really milestones: seeing my son hit a baseball or watching my daughter draw something that actually looks like what she says she’s drawing. Or hearing them say ‘I love you.’
I worry about that every single day: Am I being a good father?
I did not stay at the ‘Today’ show because of money. I think there are other ways to make money.
In this business, the minute you start feeling comfortable about the show you’re doing or the ratings you’re getting, you’re in big trouble.
There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions. To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry.
Even the bad interviews I think you learn from. They make you better.
If you can be who you are on camera, which is not easy, then I think you’re going to be successful.
People don’t want to see me having a bad morning. They have job problems, financial problems, family pressures, kids to get off to school. The last thing they want to wake up to is someone showing them the same problems. So maybe that’s the one time I am forced to act.
I like it when things are where they’re supposed to be.
I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.
I don’t think I’m all that interesting. I mean, I’m a guy who does a morning show and goes to bed at 9:00 every night. I mean, I don’t have a lot in my life that’s really fascinated or fodder for tabloids.
Over the course of 20 years that I’ve been at NBC, I have never seen the amount of money I make reported correctly by the media.