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Phil Donahue Quotes


An Emmy Award-winning American media personality, writer, and film producer.
(1935 - )

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A large psychic void is left by a loss of faith. So many Catholics have tried so many things to replace it.
 

Airlines are interesting. They not only favor celebrities, they court them.
 

At first, I thoroughly enjoyed being famous.
 

December 25th has become guilt and obligation.
 

Everybody is under pressure to shut up and sing.
 

I believe celebrity spoils people - some worse than others.
 

I could never understand how we could put 120,000 Japanese behind a fence in World War II. I remember being bewildered about that.
 

I find celebrity status difficult to bear when I am in the company of my mother.
 

I have had time to analyze my feelings. I am certain that they are totally neurotic, sexist, silly, and a big waste of time.
 

I have moved from certainty to doubt, from devotion to rebellion.
 

I think the idea of creating a television news source that is not beholden to corporate interests is nirvana.
 

I tip like crazy. They'll remember me. Celebrity can be expensive.
 

I was proud of the waves I had made, but wondered how many boats I was supposed to rock.
 

In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents: become a priest or attend Notre Dame.
 

In a network situation, a vice president, while he's shaving, can decide your history.
 

In reality, the most important things happen when you don't look for them.
 

Is it any wonder that for millions of men the only intimacy is physical, silent, and predictable?
 

Marlo taught me things I thought I knew.
 

Miss Child is never bashful with butter.
 

Oprah is more than an institution. Oprah is a very special star in the firmament. I can't imagine a greater success than she's enjoyed.
 


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