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Quotes By Larry King

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19-11-1933

Larry King, then a mere 23-years-old, had worked as a radio host for just about two weeks, when the station manager unexpectedly called him and said, "The all-night guy is sick. Would you like to fill in tonight?" The young King readily agreed to host the night show and played a few records back to back when the phone rang. As soon as the host received the call, the lady on the other side said, "I want you." After confirming that he'd indeed heard her right, he instinctively replied, "I get off at six!"

The lady, now all the more persistent, demanded, "Naw, that won’t do. I’ve got to go to work. You gotta come now" and she pleaded for him to come. About what happened next, King himself says, "I got her address. I’m the only one in station. So here’s what the audience heard: 'Ah folks, I’m only sitting in tonight, so I’ve got a real treat for you. You’re going to hear the entire Harry Belafonte at Carnegie Hall album uninterrupted.' I had 33 minutes, which is all the time I needed."

However, when Larry did reach the woman's house and the two were in the middle of a romantic adventure, singer Harry Belafonte’s famous track 'Jamaica Farewell' went, “Down the way where the nights—where the nights—where the nights—”. That's right, the record was stuck, and King narrates, "I push her back. I jump in the car. I drive to the station….I come back. All the phones are ringing. I’m apologizing to people. And the last call I never forgot. An old Jewish guy. “WAHR” and I hear this guy go, “Where the nights—where the nights.  I’m going crazy. I’m going crazy.” I said, “Sir, I apologize. Why didn’t you change the station?” He says, “I’m an invalid. They set the station for me on top of the bureau and I can’t reach it."

Getting your house in order and reducing the confusion gives you more control over your life. Personal organization some how releases or frees you to operate more effectively.

- Larry King

Good writers are in the business of leaving signposts saying, Tour my world, see and feel it through my eyes; I am your guide.

- Larry King

I remind myself every morning: Nothing I say this day will teach me anything. So if I'm going to learn, I must do it by listening.

- Larry King

Communications is the number one major in America today. CNN had 25,000 applicants for five intern jobs this summer.

- Larry King

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

- Larry King

I fantasized being a broadcaster.

- Larry King

I have lifelong friends. My oldest friend, Herbie, has been a friend since I was 9. I've had bonds for over 50 years with people.

- Larry King

I'm having as much fun today as I did when I made $55 a week, because it is as much fun.

- Larry King

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

- Larry King

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

- Larry King

If you do something, expect consequences.

- Larry King

If they asked me, I did two shifts. I did sports, I did news, because I loved it.

- Larry King

If I do something caring for a friend, I have no doubt in my mind they would do it for me.

- Larry King

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

- Larry King

Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves.

- Larry King

When I was 5 years old I would lie in bed, look at the radio, and I wanted to be on the radio. I don't know why.

- Larry King

With 500 channels and the Internet available, you'd think a candidate could get the word out.

- Larry King

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