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Interviewer quotes by Craig Ferguson
#1. I'm a terrible interviewer. I'm not a journalist - although I have a Peabody Award - and I'm not really a late-night host. What I am is honest. #Quote by Craig Ferguson
Interviewer quotes by Brian Molko
#2. Interviewer: [What do you get up to] In real time?
Brian Molko: I go on Placebo sites and have a terrible time trying to convince fans it's actually me. No one ever believes it. I've spent about four hours, giving away intimate details about myself that I'd never tell a journalist, in an effort to prove that it's me. #Quote by Brian Molko
Interviewer quotes by William Faulkner
#3. Interviewer: Some people say they can't understand your writing, even after they read it two or three times. What approach would you suggest for them?
Faulkner: Read it four times. #Quote by William Faulkner
Interviewer quotes by Marvin Ammori
#4. The CEO of AT&T told an interviewer back in 2005 that he wanted to introduce a new business model to the Internet: charging companies like Google and Yahoo! to reliably reach Internet users on the AT&T network. #Quote by Marvin Ammori
Interviewer quotes by Martin Scorsese
#5. An interviewer once asked me to discuss my collaboration with Elmer Bernstein, and precisely why I chose to work with him. My first thought was: How could I not work with Elmer, when I had the chance? Simply put, he's the best there is-the very best. #Quote by Martin Scorsese
Interviewer quotes by Bram Stoker
#6. There is certainly something to ponder over in this man's state. Several points seem to make what the American interviewer calls "a story," if one could only get them in proper order. Here they are: Will not mention "drinking." Fears the thought of being burdened with the "soul" of anything. Has no dread of wanting "life" in the future. Despises the meaner forms of life altogether, though he dreads being haunted by their souls. Logically all these things point one way! He has assurance of some kind that he will acquire some higher life. He dreads the consequence, the burden of a soul. Then it is a human life he looks to! And the assurance ... ? Merciful God! The Count has been to him, and there is some new scheme of terror afoot! #Quote by Bram Stoker
Interviewer quotes by Walter Isaacson
#7. When he went to PARC for his formal interview, Kay was asked what he hoped his great achievement there would be. "A personal computer," he answered. Asked what that was, he picked up a notebook-size portfolio, flipped open its cover, and said, "This will be a flat-panel display. There'll be a keyboard here on the bottom, and enough power to store your mail, files, music, artwork, and books. All in a package about this size and weighing a couple of pounds. That's what I'm talking about." His interviewer scratched his head and muttered to himself, "Yeah, right." But Kay got the job. #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Interviewer quotes by Cecily Von Ziegesar
#8. So Mr.Bass why do you think you should become an Usher? asked the interviewer.Chuck smiled.
Because I'm Chuck Bass. #Quote by Cecily Von Ziegesar
Interviewer quotes by Donald Miller
#9. I was watching Booknotes on CSPAN the other day and got caught up in an interview with a literary critic from the New York Times.The interviewer asked the critic why he thought the Harry Potter series was selling so many copies. "Wish fulfillment," the critic answered. He said the lead character in the book could wave a wand and make things happen, and this is one of the primary fantasies of the human heart. I think this is true. I call it "Clawing for Eden."But the Bible says Eden is gone, and as much as we want to believe we can fix our lives in about as many steps as it takes to make a peanut-butter sandwich, I don't believe we can. #Quote by Donald Miller
Interviewer quotes by Harold Bloom
#10. BLOOM: As far as I'm concerned, computers have as much to do with literature as space travel, perhaps much less. I can only write with a ballpoint pen, with a Rolling Writer, they're called, a black Rolling Writer on a lined yellow legal pad on a certain kind of clipboard. And then someone else types it.
INTERVIEWER: And someone else edits?
BLOOM: No one edits. I edit. I refuse to be edited. #Quote by Harold Bloom
Interviewer quotes by Doug Aitken
#11. I'm not a journalist; I'm probably a horrible interviewer. The one small thing I have is I'm curious, and I'm interested in who I'm with. #Quote by Doug Aitken
Interviewer quotes by Patrick Rothfuss
#12. I've done a lot of interviews of the last few years, and I've actually started a list of questions that it would be fun to ask an author, but no respectable interviewer would ever ask. Since I'm not respectable, I'm going to start doing interviews with some authors I know, just for fun. #Quote by Patrick Rothfuss
Interviewer quotes by Laura Benanti
#13. What's the worst, is when people clearly haven't researched you. One time an interviewer asked me if I do a lot of plays. I'm like, yeah. Have you Googled me? There's this thing called Google, and you can ask Google that question. Then you could come to me with informed questions that didn't make me feel like I am brand new to the world. #Quote by Laura Benanti
Interviewer quotes by Justin Bieber
#14. Interviewer: "What keeps you grounded?" Bieber: "Gravity." Interviewer: "What's up, Justin?" Bieber: "The sky, man." #Quote by Justin Bieber
Interviewer quotes by Sarah Rees Brennan
#15. And what are your interests and hobbies, Nicholas?" Annabel asked faintly, sounding like a cross between a television interviewer and a hostage. Nick considered this for a minute, and then said "I like swords." Annabel leaned over her plate and asked, her voice changing "You fence?" "Not exactly," Nick drawled. "I'm more freestyle. #Quote by Sarah Rees Brennan
Interviewer quotes by Chuck Klosterman
#16. Here, of course, lies the biggest difference between a successful interviewer and an unsuccessful one: the successful one makes the interviewee feel as though he or she is interested in the answers. The unsuccessful interviewer - and I have sat in or listened to enough interviews to know, unfortunately, and disappointingly, how common they are - does not. #Quote by Chuck Klosterman
Interviewer quotes by Lawrence O'Donnell
#17. Donald Trump did his usual softball interview on "Fox News" where the interviewer agreed with Trump that using that Yiddish vulgarity is going to be OK for him. #Quote by Lawrence O'Donnell
Interviewer quotes by Sharon M. Moen
#18. He once told an interviewer, "I'm impatient with the past and irritable with the present. The future is where my concern lies, and I'm very optimistic about it. #Quote by Sharon M. Moen
Interviewer quotes by Ellen DeGeneres
#19. I don't consider myself an interviewer as much as an entertainer. #Quote by Ellen DeGeneres
Interviewer quotes by Joseph Mitchell
#20. It is perhaps an ugly comment on the American press, but the function of the interviewer on most newspapers is to entertain, not to shed light. . . . An interviewer soon begins to judge public figures on the basis of their entertainment value, overlooking their true importance. It is not easy to get an interview with Professor Franz Boas, the greatest anthropologist in the world, across a city desk, but a mild interview with Oom the Omnipotent will hit the bottom of page one under a two-column head. . . . It is safe to write accurately only about the nuts and bums. When a public figure does something ridiculous reporters may then write about him accurately. #Quote by Joseph Mitchell
Interviewer quotes by Roger Ebert
#21. Steve Coogan picks up enough to lecture an interviewer: This is a postmodern novel before there was any modernism to be post about. Later it's claimed that Tristram Shandy was No. 8 on the Observer's list of the greatest novels, which cheers everyone until they discover the list was chronological. #Quote by Roger Ebert
Interviewer quotes by Heather Moehn
#22. How to Perform Paced Breathing

Paced breathing is a slow, regular rate of deep breathing. There are three main points to keep in mind when practicing:

1.Breathe slowly. Concentrate on slowing the rate of your breathing to eight or ten breaths per minute.

2.Inhale and exhale through your nose. It is more difficult to take shallow breaths from the upper chest when you breathe through your nose. This keeps you from hyperventilating.

3.Choose a neutral word to focus on while practicing paced breathing. The words "one," "calm," and "relax" work well. Each time you exhale, say the word in your mind. This will assist in keeping your breathing evenly paced, and will help to reduce the chances of interfering thoughts.

During the day, when you are not practicing paced breathing, alternate paced and normal breathing. Every single breath you take does not have to come from the diaphragm. There should be a natural rhythm between chest breathing and diaphragm breathing. Find a comfortable balance but do more diaphragmatic breathing than you usually do.

Tony is at a local law office to interview for an internship. He wants to become a trial lawyer. He is very excited by the thought of working professionally, but is so anxious about the interview that he feels lightheaded and numb. He is afraid he won't be able to say what he wants to, and that his answers will be incorrect.
As he waits for the interviewer, Tony starts to #Quote by Heather Moehn
Interviewer quotes by David Talbot
#23. After a long discussion of the country's woes, the interviewer asked Bobby, "But you are an optimist?" Kennedy nodded and smiled his weary-eyed smile. "Just because you can't live any other way, can you?" he replied. #Quote by David Talbot
Interviewer quotes by Donald Barthelme
#24. INTERVIEWER

Why don't you write tragedy?

BARTHELME

I'm fated to deal in mixtures, slumgullions, which preclude tragedy, which require a pure line. It's a habit of mind, a perversity. Tom Hess used to tell a story, maybe from Lewis Carroll, I don't remember, about an enraged mob storming the palace shouting "More taxes! Less bread!" As soon as I hear a proposition I immediately consider its opposite. A double-minded man - makes for mixtures.

INTERVIEWER

Apparently the Yiddish theater, to which Kafka was very addicted, includes as a typical bit of comedy two clowns, more or less identical, who appear even in sad scenes - the parting of two lovers, for instance - and behave comically as the audience is weeping. This shows up especially in The Castle.

BARTHELME

The assistants.

INTERVIEWER

And the audience doesn't know what to do.

BARTHELME

The confusing signals, the impurity of the signal, gives you verisimilitude. As when you attend a funeral and notice, against your will, that it's being poorly done. [...] I think of the line from the German writer Heimito von Doderer: "At first you break windows. Then you become a window yourself. #Quote by Donald Barthelme
Interviewer quotes by Travis Bradberry
#25. 'What is your desired salary?' The unwritten rule when it comes to salary is this: whoever proposes a number first loses. When you interview, you should never feel pressured to answer this question. Simply let your interviewer know that the most important thing to you is how well you fit the position. #Quote by Travis Bradberry
Interviewer quotes by Santosh Avvannavar
#26. There are two major impressions
intrinsic and extrinsic
that we leave the interviewer with. #Quote by Santosh Avvannavar
Interviewer quotes by Maria Bamford
#27. I have a hard time with interviews, because I'd rather hear about the interviewer. #Quote by Maria Bamford
Interviewer quotes by Italo Calvino
#28. Rarely does an interviewer ask questions you did not expect. I have given a lot of interviews, and I have concluded that the questions always look alike. I could always give the same answers. #Quote by Italo Calvino
Interviewer quotes by Saul Bellow
#29. I thought to do something good by giving an interview to People, which was exceedingly foolish of me. I asked Aaron [Asher] to tell you that the Good Intentions Paving Company had fucked up again. The young interviewer turned my opinions inside out, cut out the praises and made it all sound like disavowal, denunciation and excommunication. Well, we're both used to this kind of thing, and beyond shock. In agreeing to take the call, and make a statement I was simply muddle-headed. But if I had been interviewed by an angel for the Seraphim and Cherubim Weekly I'd have said, as I actually did say to the crooked little slut, that you were one of our very best and most interesting writers. I would have added that I was greatly stimulated and entertained by your last novel, and that of course after three decades I understood perfectly well what you were saying about the writer's trade - how could I not understand, or miss suffering the same pains. Still our diagrams are different, and the briefest description of the differences would be that you seem to have accepted the Freudian explanation: A writer is motivated by his desire for fame, money and sexual opportunities. Whereas I have never taken this trinity of motives seriously. But this is an explanatory note and I don't intend to make a rabbinic occasion of it. Please accept my regrets and apologies, also my best wishes. I'm afraid there's nothing we can do about the journalists; we can only hope that they will die off as the dee #Quote by Saul Bellow
Interviewer quotes by Robert Pattinson
#30. I don't really know [who my favorite vampire is]. I always think, 'Ethan Hawke in Interview with a Vampire,' and someone will say, 'He's not the vampire. He's the interviewer.' #Quote by Robert Pattinson
Interviewer quotes by Mason Currey
#31. My life has been regulated by insomnia," Bourgeois told an interviewer in 1993. #Quote by Mason Currey
Interviewer quotes by David Jacob Knight
#32. Where do you get your stories?" the interviewer asked. It was a typical question.
Ben had answered it himself once. He believed that writers gathered sensory data from dreams and experiences, and then in the imagination all that information stirred up like celestial dust into giant pillars of creation, where all that data bonded together into characters, settings, an entire universe.
Fleischer, however, believed that stories came from a much different place. He believed that all good wrtiers were simply tools for a greater force.
"Call it the Muse, call it Gan, call it God, or whatever you want. I personally don't have a name for it. But you know you're in it's grip when the story just flows through you, and there's nothing you can do to stop it. At that point... you're just a pen. #Quote by David Jacob Knight
Interviewer quotes by Muriel Spark
#33. Interviews can be stimulating. It depends on the intelligence of the interviewer. #Quote by Muriel Spark
Interviewer quotes by Salman Rushdie
#34. Mr. Harappa,' the Angrez television interviewer is asking, 'many commentators would say, there is a widely-held view, some sectors of opinion maintain, your opponents allege, what would you say to the suggestion, that by some standards, from certain points of view, in a way, your style of government might be described as being perhaps, to some extent ... ( ... ) #Quote by Salman Rushdie
Interviewer quotes by Robert Pattinson
#35. I walked out the wrong car door and started walking into the crowd, An interviewer said, 'Give your best horror scream,' and Stan did this great scream, and I was too much of a wimp to do one. It was pathetic! #Quote by Robert Pattinson
Interviewer quotes by Kate White
#36. They want you to be the solution. Whoever is waiting in there for you - interviewer, examiner, casting agent - is hoping you are the answer to their search. Our fear or self-doubt can persuade us that those waiting in the room want us to fail, but that means you carry that closed or victim energy in. People get into the negative habit of preempting the worst-case scenario as a misplaced way of protecting themselves. Try to walk in instead with an 'I can be the solution to your problem' attitude. Not arrogant, just open. The rest is out of your hands, but the positivity in itself is empowering. #Quote by Kate White
Interviewer quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#37. VONNEGUT: I said that only one person on the entire planet benefited from the raid, which must have cost tens of millions of dollars. The raid didn't shorten the war by half a second, didn't weaken a German defense or attack anywhere, didn't free a single person from a death camp. Only one person benefited - not two or five or ten. Just one. INTERVIEWER: And who was that? VONNEGUT: Me. I got three dollars for each person killed. Imagine that. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Interviewer quotes by Haruki Murakami
#38. In that sense, this is not a standard book of interviews. Nor is it what you might call a book of 'celebrity conversations.' What I was searching for - with increasing clarity as the sessions progressed - was something akin to the heart's natural resonance. What I did my best to hear, of course, was that resonance coming from Ozawa's heart. After all, in our conversations I was the interviewer and he was the interviewee. But what I often heard at the same time was the resonance of my own heart. At times that resonance was something I recognized as having long been a part of me, and at other times it came as a complete surprise. In other words, through a kind of sympathetic vibration that occurred during all of these conversations, I may have been simultaneously discovering Seiji Ozawa and, bit by bit, Haruki Murakami. #Quote by Haruki Murakami
Interviewer quotes by Steve Kroft
#39. I think you've got be willing as an interviewer to ask the dumb question every now and then. #Quote by Steve Kroft
Interviewer quotes by Bono
#40. I'm a singer, not a politician, and I think you don't want the two to get confused. It's not OK to be on CNN talking about people starving and then tell the interviewer that your new album is coming out in six months. #Quote by Bono
Interviewer quotes by Philip Yancey
#41. Unfortunately, most of my secular friends would agree with Bill Gates, who considers religion a waste of time: "There's a lot more I could be doing on Sunday morning," he told an interviewer. They view the church not as a change agent that can affect all of society but as a place where like-minded people go to feel better about themselves. #Quote by Philip Yancey
Interviewer quotes by Jay Duplass
#42. An interview is only as good as both parties are willing to give to the interview and that includes the interviewer. #Quote by Jay Duplass
Interviewer quotes by Kit Harington
#43. My parents didn't have a lot of money when I was growing up. We were comfortable, but I didn't go to Oxbridge, and yet every American interviewer I get says to me, 'You're related to Charles II! Your grandfather was a baronet!' And it's infuriating, because that is a part of my history, but you're trying to turn me into a posh boy, and I'm not. #Quote by Kit Harington
Interviewer quotes by Marianne Morea
#44. Interviewer: "Do you think you'll ever surf again?"
Bethany Hamilton: "Think? I Know ... #Quote by Marianne Morea
Interviewer quotes by Freddie Mercury
#45. I'm a Freddie Mercury fan. (In response to an interviewer backstage at a Queen concert at the LA Forum, who asked: Can I tell my viewers that Michael Jackson is a Queen fan? #Quote by Freddie Mercury
Interviewer quotes by Susan Mallery
#46. Never agree to a job interview in which the interviewer has seen you naked. #Quote by Susan Mallery
Interviewer quotes by Norman Mailer
#47. (On choosing to write the book in third person, and using his name Norman as the nom de plume)

NOW, OUR MAN of wisdom had a vice. He wrote about himself. Not only would he describe the events he saw, but his own small effect on events. This irritated critics. They spoke of ego trips and the unattractive dimensions of his narcissism. Such criticism did not hurt too much. He had already had a love affair with himself, and it used up a good deal of love. He was no longer so pleased with his presence. His daily reactions bored him. They were becoming like everyone else's. His mind, he noticed, was beginning to spin its wheels, sometimes seeming to repeat itself for the sheer slavishness of supporting mediocre habits. If he was now wondering what name he ought to use for his piece about the fight, it was out of no excess of literary ego. More, indeed, from concern for the reader's attention. It would hardly be congenial to follow a long piece of prose if the narrator appeared only as an abstraction: The Writer, The Traveler, The Interviewer. That is unhappy in much the way one would not wish to live with a woman for years and think of her as The Wife.

Nonetheless, Norman was certainly feeling modest on his return to New York and thought he might as well use his first name - everybody in the fight game did. Indeed, his head was so determinedly empty that the alternative was to do a piece without a name. Never had his wisdom appeared more invisible to him and #Quote by Norman Mailer
Interviewer quotes by Christiane Amanpour
#48. Indeed in the full flush of journalistic passion and conviction I once told an interviewer that of course I would never get married. And I most definitely would never have children. #Quote by Christiane Amanpour
Interviewer quotes by Chuck Klosterman
#49. I can tell when I've met a bad journalist when they say, "I've met Madonna," or "I know Marilyn Manson." Because I haven't met anyone I've ever interviewed. I've sat down in the position of an interviewer, and they've sat down in the position of an artist trying to promote a product. We have no relationship. I'm able to ask them questions I'd never be allowed to ask them if we were casual friends. It's a completely constructed kind of situation. #Quote by Chuck Klosterman
Interviewer quotes by Michael Chabon
#50. In later years, holding forth to an interviewer or to an audience of aging fans at a comic book convention, Sam Clay liked to declare, apropos of his and Joe Kavalier's greatest creation, that back when he was a boy, sealed and hog-tied inside the airtight vessel known as Brooklyn, New York, he had been haunted by dreams of Harry Houdini. #Quote by Michael Chabon
Interviewer quotes by Ira Glass
#51. I'm not a natural storyteller at all. If anything, I'm a natural interviewer, a natural listener, but I'm not a natural storyteller. #Quote by Ira Glass
Interviewer quotes by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
#52. [ ... ] dGT: Yeah, yeah, exactly, exactly. My concern here is that the philosophers believe they are actually asking deep questions about nature. And to the scientist it's, what are you doing? Why are you concerning yourself with the meaning of meaning?"
(another) interviewer: I think a healthy balance of both is good.
dGT: Well, I'm still worried even about a healthy balance. Yeah, if you are distracted by your questions so that you cannot move forward, you are not being a productive contributor to our understanding of the natural world. And so the scientist knows when the question "what is the sound of one hand clapping?" is a pointless delay in our progress.
(Neil deGrasse Tyson - EPISODE 489: NERDIST PODCAST, 20m19s) #Quote by Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Interviewer quotes by The Beatles
#53. An interview:
Interviewer: How do you sleep with long hair?
Paul McCartney: How do you sleep with short hair?
George Harrison: How do you sleep with your arms and legs still attached?
Paul: It's just as much bother. Less, even.
John Lennon: Short hair has to be trimmed.
Ringo Starr: Yeah.
John: That's why we have parties!
Paul: Yeah, that must be it! We can't sleep with all this long hair! #Quote by The Beatles
Interviewer quotes by Bernard Malamud
#54. INTERVIEWER:
What specific piece of advice would you give to young writers?

MALAMUD:
Write your heart out. #Quote by Bernard Malamud
Interviewer quotes by Joseph McCarthy
#55. An interviewer asked me what book I thought best represented the modern American woman. All I could think of to answer was: Madame Bovary. #Quote by Joseph McCarthy
Interviewer quotes by Nawal El Saadawi
#56. Interviewer: What would you say to a woman in this country who assumes she is no longer oppressed, who believes women's liberation has been achieved?
el Saadawi: Well I would think she is blind. Like many people who are blind to gender problems, to class problems, to international problems. She's blind to what's happening to her. #Quote by Nawal El Saadawi
Interviewer quotes by John Lennon
#57. I was asked in an interview which was more important: money or love?
I told the interviewer that if he had to ask the question, he wouldn't understand the answer. #Quote by John Lennon
Interviewer quotes by Ruth Stone
#58. Interviewer: The other day, when we first talked, you said that you felt that, when you were writing, you were often following invisible patterns.

Stone: I don't see them so much as hear them, and I know that a poem will happen and later I will look at it, and say: Wow, where did that come from? how did I do that? I didn't set out to do that, but the neural connections are so fast, the body, the self is so slow, (laughs) that you're kind of astonished. It's odd. #Quote by Ruth Stone
Interviewer quotes by Travis Bradberry
#59. It's difficult to find a genuine weakness that makes you appear competent. For instance, telling your interviewer that your weakness is working so hard that you have trouble prioritizing your family life is a little too cliche and comes across as disingenuous. #Quote by Travis Bradberry
Interviewer quotes by David Hyde Pierce
#60. The first year I was on the show, it took an interviewer about 45 minutes to get it out of me that I even had a dog, and even then I wouldn't tell him the dog's name. #Quote by David Hyde Pierce
Interviewer quotes by Jennifer Warner
#61. But by doing impressions, you can broaden that scope," Valli told a National Public Radio interviewer much, much later. "There will be more possibilities when you're singing. #Quote by Jennifer Warner
Interviewer quotes by Dhani Harrison
#62. One interviewer asked me: 'How do you feel that you've betrayed your father?' That wasn't really very cool. #Quote by Dhani Harrison
Interviewer quotes by Will Smith
#63. Listen, Michael Jackson is really funny. To have time to spend with him and actually be around him, he's not what ... people think he is. Michael Jackson's like a black belt too, so he will kick your ass if you say something about him." In disbelief the interviewer replied "No, really?" to which Will said, "Yes, Michael Jackson kicked over my head! #Quote by Will Smith
Interviewer quotes by Octavia E. Butler
#64. Writing is difficult. You do it all alone without encouragement and without any certainty that you'll ever be published or paid or even that you'll be able to finish the particular work you've begun. It isn't easy to persist amid all that. [ ... ] Sometimes when I'm interviewed, the interviewer either compliments me on my 'talent', my 'gift' or asks me how I discovered it. [ ... ] I used to struggle to answer this politely, to explain that I didn't believe much in writing talent. People who want to write either do it or they don't. At last I began to say that my most important talent - or habit - was persistence. Without it, I would have given up writing long before I finished my first novel. It's amazing what we can do if we simply refuse to give up. #Quote by Octavia E. Butler
Interviewer quotes by David Foster Wallace
#65. Interviewer ...In the case of "American Psycho" I felt there was something more than just this desire to inflict pain--or that Ellis was being cruel the way you said serious artists need to be willing to be.

DFW: You're just displaying the sort of cynicism that lets readers be manipulated by bad writing. I think it's a kind of black cynicism about today's world that Ellis and certain others depend on for their readership. Look, if the contemporary condition is hopelessly shitty, insipid, materialistic, emotionally retarded, sadomasochistic, and stupid, then I (or any writer) can get away with slapping together stories with characters who are stupid, vapid, emotionally retarded, which is easy, because these sorts of characters require no development. With descriptions that are simply lists of brand-name consumer products. Where stupid people say insipid stuff to each other. If what's always distinguished bad writing -- flat characters, a narrative world that's cliched and not recognizably human, etc. -- is also a description of today's world, then bad writing becomes an ingenious mimesis of a bad world. If readers simply believe the world is stupid and shallow and mean, then Ellis can write a mean shallow stupid novel that becomes a mordant deadpan commentary on the badness of everything. Look man, we'd probably most of us agree that these are dark times, and stupid ones, but do we need fiction that does nothing but dramatize how dark and stupid everything is? In da #Quote by David Foster Wallace
Interviewer quotes by Steve Cosson
#66. The interviewer always learns something new from the interviewee. It opens up your mind to new ideas and the vast multiplicity of human experience. #Quote by Steve Cosson
Interviewer quotes by John Wooden
#67. Earlier in life, I put family in front of faith. I've fixed that. But I always tried to keep work fourth on the list. I was proud when [my wife] Nellie told an interviewer, 'I never could tell whether John had a good practice or a bad practice, because he never brought it home' #Quote by John Wooden
Interviewer quotes by Harry Stack Sullivan
#68. The psychiatric interviewer is supposed to be doing three things: considering what the patient could mean by what he says; considering how he himself can best phrase what he wishes to communicate to the patient; and, at the same time, observing the general pattern of the events being communicated. In addition to that, to make notes which will be of more than evocative value, or come anywhere near being a verbatim record of what is said, in my opinion is beyond the capacity of most human beings. #Quote by Harry Stack Sullivan
Interviewer quotes by Andy Warhol
#69. Interviewer: "Andy do you feel that the public has insulted your art?"
Andy Warhol: "Uh no."
I: "Why not?"
AW: "Uh well I hadn't thought about it."
I: "It doesn't bother you at all then?"
AW: "Uh no."
I: "Well do you think that they have shown a lack of appreciation for what pop art means?"
AW: "Uh no."
I: "Andy do you think that pop art has sort of reached the point where it's becoming repetitious now?"
AW: "Uh yes."
I: "Do you think it should break away from being pop art?"
AW: "Uh no."
I: "Are you just going to carry on?"
AW: "Uh yes. #Quote by Andy Warhol
Interviewer quotes by Richard Dawkins
#70. Since we're all composed of matter and energy, doesn't that scientific principle lend credibility to a belief in eternal life?' Mills replied more patiently and politely than I would have, for what the interviewer was saying, translated into English, was no more than: 'When we die, none of the atoms of our body (and none of the energy) are lost. Therefore we are immortal. #Quote by Richard Dawkins
Interviewer quotes by Anonymous
#71. They don't wear suits. Few employees arrive much before 10 am, due in part to horrendous traffic in tech hubs like Seattle and Silicon Valley. Post-lunch (or midmorning, or midafternoon) foosball and ping-pong games are standard. They pride themselves on their funky and innovative culture, and they want people who will fit into this. "You have to prove why you are there, and that you know you fit within their community, that you enjoy the lifestyle," said Andre, a (successful) Apple candidate. "The moment my interviewer said, 'We are very informal' I took off my tie. #Quote by Anonymous
Interviewer quotes by William Hague
#72. It must be quite rare for an interviewer to be interviewed. #Quote by William Hague
Interviewer quotes by Gina Greenlee
#73. I know when people think of New York, they think of theater, restaurants, cultural landmarks and shopping," I told him. "But beyond the iconic skyline and the news from Wall Street, New York is a collection of villages. In our neighborhoods, we attend school, play Kick the Can, handball and ride our bikes. I grew up knowing the names and faces of the baker, the shoe repair family, the Knish man and the Good Humor man who sold me and the other kids in my neighborhood half a popsicle for a nickel. My father took me to the playground where he pushed me on the swing, helped balance me on the seesaw and watched as I hung upside down by my feet on the monkey bars. Yes," I told the interviewer, "people actually grow up in New York. #Quote by Gina Greenlee
Interviewer quotes by Natasha Illum Berg
#74. Interviewer (Louise Tucker): What did you want to be when you grew up? Have you always wanted to be a writer?
IllumBerg: When I was a child I was busy being a child. [...] #Quote by Natasha Illum Berg
Interviewer quotes by Edward Gorey
#75. Interviewer: What is your greatest regret?
Gorey: That I don't have one #Quote by Edward Gorey
Interviewer quotes by Lionel Shriver
#76. Okay, it's like this. You wake up, you watch TV, and you get in the car and you listen to the radio. You go to your little job or your little school, but you're not going to hear about that on the 6:00 news, since guess what. Nothing is really happening. You read the paper, or if you're into that sort of thing you read a book, which is just the same as watching only even more boring. You watch TV all night, or maybe you go out so you can watch a movie, and maybe you'll get a phone call so you can tell your friends what you've been watching. And you know, it's got so bad that I've started to notice, the people on TV? Inside the TV? Half the time they're watching TV. Or if you've got some romance in a movie? What to they do but go to a movie? All those people, Marlin," he invited the interviewer in with a nod. "What are they watching?"
After an awkward silence, Marlin filled in, "You tell us, Kevin."
"People like me. #Quote by Lionel Shriver
Interviewer quotes by Amie Kaufman
#77. Interviewer: So. Tell me about your mother.
Ezra: You're taping this, right?
Interviewer: Audio only. Camera is faulty.
Ezra: Okay, well for the benefit of the sight-impaired, I am now raising my ... oh, dear ... yes, it's my MIDDLE finger at Mr. Postgrad here.
Interviewer: Mr. Mason ...
Ezra: Now I'm wiggling it.
Interviewer: Terminating interview at 13:58 on 03/19/75.
Ezra: Look at it wiggl-
-audio ends- #Quote by Amie Kaufman
Interviewer quotes by Jarod Kintz
#78. I didn't list listening as one of my skills, probably because I didn't hear what the interviewer asked. #Quote by Jarod Kintz
Interviewer quotes by Guy Kawasaki
#79. The most powerful way to convince the interviewer that you can do the job is to show how much you already know about the industry, the company, and the products/services of the company. In other words, enchant the interviewer with how much you already know. #Quote by Guy Kawasaki
Interviewer quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#80. One useful trick, I discovered, is to avoid listening to the question of the interviewer, and answer with whatever I have been thinking about recently. Remarkably, neither the interviewers nor the public notices the absence of correlation between question and answer. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Interviewer quotes by Oliver Sacks
#81. You care, you really care for me!" "Of course," Eric said. "How could you doubt it?" But it was not easy to believe that anyone cared for me; I sometimes failed to realize, I think, how much my parents cared for me. It is only now, reading the letters they wrote to me when I came to America fifty years ago, that I see how deeply they did care. And perhaps how deeply many others have cared for me - was the imagined lack of caring by others a projection of something deficient or inhibited in myself? I once heard a radio program devoted to the memories and thoughts of those who, like me, had been evacuated during the Second World War, separated from their families during their earliest years. The interviewer commented on how well these people had adjusted to the painful, traumatic years of their childhood. "Yes," said one man. "But I still have trouble with the three Bs: bonding, belonging, and believing." I think this is also true, to some extent, for me. #Quote by Oliver Sacks
Interviewer quotes by Mary Doria Russell
#82. Interviewer: Have you ever considered writing nonfiction? Mary Doria Russell: Oh, honey, I did! Let's see ... There was "A Reconsideration of the Evidence for Cannibalism at the Krapina Neandertal Site." That was a big hit. And who could ever forget "Cutmarks on the Engis II Calvarium"? Then there was "Browridge Development as a Function of Bending Stress in the Supraorbital Region." I got tons of reprint requests for that one. Trust me fiction is better. #Quote by Mary Doria Russell
Interviewer quotes by Jacques Verges
#83. interviewer - would you have defended adolf hitler?
jacques verges - hell, i'd have even defended bush, as long as he pleads guilty! #Quote by Jacques Verges
Interviewer quotes by Chris Hardwick
#84. Just as someone who's been interested in radio and programming for so long, I can usually tell when an interviewer is doing a segment just to fill a programming slot. They ask questions, but they don't care about the answers. #Quote by Chris Hardwick
Interviewer quotes by David Byrne
#85. Interviewer: If I gave you fifty dollars, right now, what would you do with it?David Byrne: I would get something to eat. #Quote by David Byrne
Interviewer quotes by Carolyn Parkhurst
#86. There's an analogy I came up with once for an interviewer who asked me how much of my material was autobiographical," Octavia says. "I said that the life experience of a fiction writer is like butter in cookie dough: it's a crucial part of flavor and texture - you certainly couldn't leave it out - but if you've done it right, it can't be discerned as a separate element. There shouldn't be a place that anyone can point to and say, There--she's talking about her miscarriage, or Look--he wrote that because his wife had an affair #Quote by Carolyn Parkhurst
Interviewer quotes by Kirk Douglas
#87. Sometimes an interviewer will look at me and say, 'You're bright!' They're actually surprised I might be bright. #Quote by Kirk Douglas
Interviewer quotes by Andy Warhol
#88. The interviewer should just tell me the words he wants me to say and I'll repeat them after him. I think that would be so great because I'm so empty I just can't think of anything to say. #Quote by Andy Warhol
Interviewer quotes by Jennifer Beals
#89. [Demystifying lesbian sex for an interviewer] In a way, the sex isn't really that different ... From what I can tell, no, not really. All the things that men and women do together, think of everything that men and women do together, women and women can do together. And that makes you realize that sex is just simply about connecting with another person, or about intimacy ... #Quote by Jennifer Beals
Interviewer quotes by Kate White
#90. Do not cross your legs, she advises. Keeping both feet on the ground signals that you, well, have both feet on the ground. ... If you feel the urge to move out of nervousness, do some toe crunches since the interviewer won't notice those. #Quote by Kate White
Interviewer quotes by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
#91. With the freedom to ask whatever comes the freedom to answer however. #Quote by Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Interviewer quotes by Miles Anthony Smith
#92. Post Interview Don't forget to send a written "Thank You" card to each interviewer (no e-mails unless it is in addition to a written one with additional info like a personal thank you video). This is especially important between multiple rounds of interviews; take the opportunity to show new information demonstrating you are a subject matter expert (article, video, portfolio, etc.) after each round of interviews. And follow up minimally by phone to show continued interest without coming off as desperate or a stalker. #Quote by Miles Anthony Smith
Interviewer quotes by Reni Eddo-Lodge
#93. The insistence is on merit, insinuating that any current majority white leadership in any industry has got there through hard work and no outside help, as if whiteness isn't its own leg-up, as if it doesn't imply a familiarity that warms an interviewer to a candidate. When each of the sectors I mentioned earlier have such dire racial representation, you'd have to be fooling yourself if you really think that the homogeneous glut of middle-aged white men currently clogging the upper echelons of most professions got there purely through talent alone. We don't live in a meritocracy, and to pretend that simple hard work will elevate all to success is an exercise in wilful ignorance.
Opposing positive discrimination based on apprehensions about getting the best person for the job means inadvertently revealing what you think talent looks like, and the kind of person in which you think talent resides. Because if the current system worked correctly, and if hiring practices were successfully recruiting and promoting the right people for the right jobs in all circumstances, I seriously doubt that so many leadership positions would be occupied by white middle-aged men. #Quote by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Interviewer quotes by Frank Zappa
#94. Interviewer: 'So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?'
Frank Zappa: 'You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table? #Quote by Frank Zappa
Interviewer quotes by Ann Druyan
#95. Interviewer: Didn't Sagan want to believe?
Druyan: he didn't want to believe. he wanted to know. #Quote by Ann Druyan
Interviewer quotes by Noam Chomsky
#96. Interviewer: Did you go through a phase of hopelessness, or…

Chomsky: Yeah, every evening.

Interviewer: I feel like I'm kind of stuck in one.

Chomsky: Every evening. I mean, look: if you want to feel hopeless, there are a lot of things you could feel hopeless about. If you want to sort of work out objectively what's the chance that the human species will survive for another century, probably not very high. But I mean, what's the point?

Interviewer: You've just got to work at it.

Chomsky: Yeah, what's the point? First of all, those predictions don't mean anything - they're more just a reflection of your mood or your personality than anything else. And if you act on that assumption, then you're guaranteeing that that'll happen. If you act on the assumption that things can change, well, maybe they will. Okay, the only rational choice, given those alternatives, is to forget the pessimism. #Quote by Noam Chomsky
Interviewer quotes by Nolan Bushnell
#97. A good interviewer is able to ferret out what the applicant is really passionate about. Ask them what they do for fun, what they're reading, try and find out if they have a life outside of work. #Quote by Nolan Bushnell
Interviewer quotes by Barack Obama
#98. The small irritations or indignities that we experience are nothing compared to what a previous generation experienced. It's one thing for me to be mistaken for a waiter at a gala [an alleged incident that Mrs. Obama had just recounted to the interviewer]. It's another thing for my son to be mistaken for a robber and to be handcuffed, or worse, if he happens to be walking down the street and is dressed the way teenagers dress. #Quote by Barack Obama
Interviewer quotes by Sara Gran
#99. Interviewer: What does it mean to you to be a Silettian detective?
Murray: (Pause.) It means I was blind, and now I can see.
Interviewer: And the drinking?
Murray: Well. Some people need glasses to see, you know. #Quote by Sara Gran
Interviewer quotes by Catherynne M. Valente
#100. Honestly, Ada Lop was the best interviewer I ever met. She got you off your guard. She asked things nobody asked. You never got to know her, but she'd get every last drop out of you and in her cup. I always wear her wedding ring when I interview somebody. It has a black amber stone in it with a gold flaw, like an eye. And she did exactly like I asked. Whatever my father failed to do, she picked up; taught me how to fix a cannon and do my own taxes and do a perfect plié and that to perform, to really perform, you have to make yourself ugly at some point. Nothing real is pretty, she said. Only a doll is pretty. And a pretty doll drinks out of a tiny cup forever. A woman wants a big cup. #Quote by Catherynne M. Valente
Interviewer quotes by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
#101. The story is told of Mother Theresa that when an interviewer asked her. "What do you say when you pray?" she answered, "I listen." The reporters paused a moment, then asked, "Then what does God say?" and she replied, "He listens." It is hard to imagine a more succinct way to get at the intimacy of contemplative prayer. #Quote by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
Interviewer quotes by Robin Sacredfire
#102. I have noticed that most people don't use more than a pea size equivalent of their brain. They can't process more than one idea each time. If I say that my grandparents were from Switzerland and then I was born somewhere else, they will forget the somewhere else and focus on Switzerland; If I say that my name originates in the South of France before saying my nationality, it becomes irrelevant as well. And I'm surprised at how many people get offended when I tell them I can easily brainwash them with new ideas and convince them that I'm right. It's not my fault but theirs, for not knowing how to think. They shouldn't blame the overthinker but the underthinker. And yet, I hear so many times this explanation for any kind of life problem: "You think too much". Everything serves as an excuse to be stupid in this world. And then the majority wonders why getting a job is so difficult for them. It's not for overthinkers. I used to be called for job interviews because I was a rule breaker; I would hide my age and be called because the interviewer wanted to ask me how old I am; or paint the letters of my CV in green and be called because it was the first to be noticed among thousands in black and white. The only problem about overthinking is that you will eventually overcome the norm. That's why I don't need a job anymore; I have outthought the majority. #Quote by Robin Sacredfire
Interviewer quotes by Ruth Stone
#103. Stone: Yes, we are everything, every experience we've ever had, and in some of us, a lot of it translates and makes patterns, poems. But, my God, we don't even began to touch upon it. There's an enormous amount, but we can touch such a little.

Interviewer: That's true, just a very small portion.

Stone: Very small. I think that's one of the things that our minds do; they sort out, somehow, often, and make patterns of significant things to us. And I think our minds do that for us in the dark, and then they offer them back in poems. I think your mind makes up your poem before you get it. You know, you receive the poem from your mind, you know you do. It takes a multitude of experiences, and all this language, and all this sound, and puts it together in these patterns that are significant to you and gives it back to you. #Quote by Ruth Stone

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