Jerry Springer Quotes

Best 30 Quotes by Jerry Springer

“All of us, whether or not we're celebrities, every one ought to spend part of their life making someone else's life better.”

“I create this persona for the show. And that's what it is. I'm an act.”

“I don't live in Hollywood. I don't have celebrities as friends. I like them, but I don't pal around with them. I just live in the Midwest, a real normal world.”

“I don't want to be a celebrity.”

“I knew early on that I would do politics, but I would never make a living at it. I would do something else.”

“I opposed the war in Iraq because I did not believe it was in our national security interest, and I still don't. What America did was akin to taking a baseball bat to a beehive. Our primary security threat right now is terrorism – and by doing what we did in Iraq, we've managed to alienate a good part of the world and most of the allies whose intelligence and other help we need to combat and defeat terrorism.”

“I play a crazy talk-show host, but that's not me. It's like an actor playing a role.”

“I should get a weekend show where all I do is play country music.”

“I treat politics kind of like my religion. It's something I believe in, but I don't want to have to make a living at it, because if you make a living at it, you somehow become dishonest.”

“I'm a happy guy, but if I'm in a rare dark mood, I won't go out because I don't want to be horrible to people.”

“I'm always playing a role, whether it's the role of the mayor, the role of a news anchor, or a role of a crazy talk-show host. But there was a specific function. 'On Dancing With The Stars', I had nothing to do but be me, schlepping around the floor. And when I host 'America's Got Talent', that's really me just talking to regular folks.”

“I'm in shape, but only if you consider a circle a shape.”

“I'm liberal, but I watch the three majors. Obviously I watch MSNBC, also CNN and Fox, which is what I would call ridiculously to the right.”

“I'm not conflicted. Because I know. There's me, and there's the show.”

“If you can't be committed to another person, at least be committed to the concept of character and don't cheat.”

“It's hard thinking about Iraq at night when I'm dancing with transvestites in the afternoon.”

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“It's just a show. It's not the end of Western Civilization. It's chewing gum.”

“Love is great for us, but we don't always love who is great for us.”

“My campaign is based upon the proposition that the answers to the problems which currently plague our cities, our towns, and our homes, are not to be found in the decisions in Washington. They are instead to be found in the hearts, minds and resources of our own people here at home.”

“My guess is more reporters probably vote Democrat than Republican – just because I think reporters are smart.”

“No one would have picked me out in high school and said, 'This guy is going to be in show business.' I don't have any of the talents you would normally associate with show business.”

“Obviously I wanted to be a bus driver – and I still do. If only I could get a part time job.”

“Somebody once said I had a face for radio and a voice for newspapers.”

“Take care of yourselves, and each other.”

“The bias against the show is purely elitist. We're all like the people on the show – the difference is that some of us speak better, or were born richer. There's nothing that happens on my show that rich people don't experience.”

“There's something about the openness of the American people. Yes, we have our faults, but deep down, there's a goodness. America doesn't want to take over the world; in many ways, we don't want to be bothered by the rest of the world.”

“We are all born as empty vessels which can be shaped by moral values.”

“We can't just have mainstream behavior on television in a free society, we have to make sure we see the whole panorama of human behavior.”

“With a face like mine, I do better in print.”

“You fight to defend a lover, not to win one. If you do, it isn't love.”

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“Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”

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