Greatest Larry King Quotes

“I’ve learned never to expect people to be better than they are, but to always have faith that they can be more.” – Larry King

Larry King Quotes About Listening

  1. “The first rule of my speaking is: listen!”

2. “I didn’t learn anything while I was talking.”

3. “If I’m going to learn, I must do it by listening.”

4. “It’s joyful to give. But for people who want to take advantage of you, you’re kind of an easy mark.”

5. “The first rule of conversation: Listen.”

6. “I never forgot being poor, and I never stopped thinking how fortunate I am.”

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7. “You do you have to be curious about a lot; you have to read your newspapers. If you know too much… that’s dangerous.”

8. “The secret of success is an absolute ungovernable curiosity.”

10. “You cannot talk to people successfully if they think you are not interested in what they have to say or you have no respect for them. ”

11. “There is nothing in your destiny, nothing in your future that you cannot accomplish.”

12. “I never learned anything while i was talking.”

13. “Successful people who cannot express themselves well? I can’t think of one.”

14. “Laughter is a very subjective thing. If it’s funny to you it’s funny. And a lot of things are funny to me.”

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15. “ I like to put a stake in people, because I know people helped me.”

16. “We don’t use the trademark to market anything. It’s our identity.”

17. “Those who have succeeded at anything and don’t mention luck are kidding themselves.”

18. “You make your own luck. Luck is the residue of design.”

19. “I fantasized about being a broadcaster.” 

20. “My first rule of conversation is this: I never learn a thing while I’m talking. I realize every morning that nothing I say today will teach me anything, so if I’m going to learn a lot today, I’ll have to do it by listening. As”

21. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve bonded with some people who use you, and some people that take advantage of you.”

22. “There’s always one guaranteed way to get out of the conversation: “Excuse me. I have to visit the restroom.”

23. “If you do something, expect consequences.”

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24. “I love doing what I do. I love asking questions. I love being in the mix.”

25. “Don’t utilize utilize. Use use.”

26. “What you want in an interview is four things: You want someone who can explain what they do very well, who can have a sense of humor and hopefully is self – deprecating, who has a bit of a chip on their shoulder, and passion. If you have passion, a chip on the shoulder, a sense of humor, and you can explain what you do very well, it doesn’t matter if you’re a plumber or a singer or a politician. If you have those four things, you are interesting.”

27. “I’m sort of the comic relief after a hard day at work. My message is that it’s OK to relax.” 

28. “My biggest fear is death because I don’t think I’m going anywhere. And since I don’t think that, and I don’t have a belief… I’m married to someone who has the belief, so she knows she’s going somewhere.” 

29. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve bonded with some people who use you, and some people that take advantage of you.”

30. “I’ve learned never to expect people to be better than they are, but to always have faith that they can be more.”

31. “I thought: If I was lucky enough to live, I’d change myself-I realized I could have a new life-new energy, new endurance, and feel better about myself.”

32. “If you have talent, I believe that talent will win out. In other words, if you’re a good broadcaster, if you’re a funny comic, you’ll be heard. If you know how to do a broadcast, if you’re a good newsman, if you can see an event and describe it, you’re going to be heard and you’re going to be seen. So there’s always room. Now with cable and satellite and Internet, it’s endless. You could blog, you could be your own talent.”

33. “Gleason became like a mentor of mine. I had Gleason helping me on television, Godfrey on radio.”

Larry King (November 19, 1933 – January 23, 2021) was an American television and radio host who won two Peabody Awards, an Emmy, and ten Cable ACE Awards. Over the course of his career, he hosted over 50,000 interviews.

King was born and raised in New York City to Jewish parents who arrived in the 1930s from Belarus. He attended Lafayette High School in Brooklyn, a public high school.

 In the 1950s and 1960s, he was a WMBM radio interviewer in the Miami area, and he rose to prominence in 1978 as the host of The Larry King Show, an all-night nationwide call-in radio program heard on the Mutual Broadcasting System.

From 1985 to 2010, he was the host of CNN’s nightly interview show Larry King Live. From 2012 to 2020, King hosted Larry King Now, which aired on Hulu, Ora TV, and RT America. 

From 2013 to 2020, he hosted Politicking with Larry King, a weekly political talk show on the same three channels. King also appeared in TV shows and films, usually as himself. 

He remained active until his death in 2021, at the age of 87, from COVID-19 and sepsis complications.

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