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A collection of thoughts and quotes by Al Roker on advice, mirrors, nights, trust, stories, end, covering, love, family, society, country, think, thrilling and real-world.

47 Great Quotes By Al Roker That Are Sure To Intoxicate You

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Al Roker is an illustrious American weatherman, author, television personality, and actor. He can also occasionally be seen on ‘NBC Nightly News.’ An inactive ‘American Meteorological Society Television Seal#238’ is also hosted by Roker. He holds the ‘Guinness World Record’ for an interrupted live weather report for 34 hours. Being a game show fan, he has featured as a celebrity player on both Merv Griffin game shows 'Wheel of Fortune' and 'Jeopardy.' He has co-authored a series of murder mysteries and co-authored a non-fiction book titled, ‘Been There, Done That: Family Wisdom for Modern Times’ with his wife Deborah Roberts. We bring to you a compilation of sayings and quotes by Al Roker, which have been excerpted from his writings, talk-shows, interviews, thoughts, books, works, and life. Read through the collection of thoughts and quotes by Al Roker.

I think dads let babies take more of a risk, maybe bounce off a bed more or jump off a couch or do more risk-taking things.

- Al Roker

I grew up with my grandparents around. I think that's important for a child. If for no other reason than to hear stories about their parents when they were children.

- Al Roker

You're so focused on this child, you can sometimes forget about you as a couple, and that's just as important.

- Al Roker

I would say that children are more resilient than you realize, and that as long as you love them, there is no right way to raise your children. You have to find your own way. It's your way and it's your child.

- Al Roker

I'd probably say my biggest yo-yo was when I was finishing up my senior year of college. I lost about 100 pounds and within a year gained it all back.

- Al Roker

We try to eat at home four or five days a week.

- Al Roker

I love my refrigerator.

- Al Roker

I just started running as part of a nutrition program, to just get a little cardio in, but I was not a runner per se before that. I started about March 1 of 2010.

- Al Roker

Never give up your day job. I do all sorts of things, but at the end of the day, it all boils down to 'The Today Show,' and I love doing this thing, and they will have to blow me out of here with dynamite before I leave.

- Al Roker

When it comes to dieting, I'm the kind of person that likes to be told what to do. I don't like to count points, etc. I don't want to have a lot of choices.

- Al Roker

I know I need to exercise. For some people, exercise is like breathing; for others, like me, it takes effort. Exercising is what I need for my metabolism and for a better sense of well-being.

- Al Roker

I'm a normal guy. I'm not a chef.

- Al Roker

I don't consider myself a food person. I'm no Bobby Flay. I'm no Emeril or Paula Deen, and I'm certainly not Rachael Ray.

- Al Roker

For me, whether it's in a book or on T.V., a recipe has to be simple. I have a short attention span, so to open a cookbook and see a recipe that goes on for three to four pages, well, I've lost interest.

- Al Roker

I was just thrilled to get the gig to begin with. Ten years later to still have it is not only thrilling but also somewhat of a puzzlement.

- Al Roker

I have been blessed with working with the best in the business.

- Al Roker

I get bitter, angry and disbelieving and I tell my kids there a lot of idiots out there. I also want them to know that being successful is not the real world - that their parents get treated better because they're on TV.

- Al Roker

I asked him if he ever hung out with black guys in high school and he said, 'Well, no. They always had these angry looks on their faces. Who wouldn't look ticked off having to deal with nitwits like him?

- Al Roker

They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn't wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together.

- Al Roker

In the pregnancy process I have come to realize how much of the burden is on the female partner. She's got a construction zone going on in her belly.

- Al Roker

A massive state and federal effort, the likes of which we've never seen is going to be needed. We can do it for tsunami victims half a world away. We can do it for our own citizens.

- Al Roker

Watching the scenes out of New Orleans, if you turn down the sound it could be the Sudan or any Third World country. But it's not. it's the United States of America.

- Al Roker

People who would never think of dealing in racial or sexual stereotypes will still throw in a fat joke because it's still OK. Really?

- Al Roker

My old modus operandi was, if you're going to have a grilled cheese and bacon sandwich, don't have one, have two. If you're going to have vanilla wafers, you have the whole box.

- Al Roker

In our society leaving baby with Daddy is just one step above leaving the kids to be raised by wolves or apes.

- Al Roker

I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family.

- Al Roker

My first college roommate greeted me with a shocked silence followed by, 'So... you're black.'

- Al Roker

If I was having a bad day, eating was like self-medicating. But if you abuse food, you still have to use that substance that you abuse every day. You have to learn to use it responsibly.

- Al Roker

I used to look at a pint of Haagen-Dazs and call it a serving size.

- Al Roker

There is no quick fix. At the end of the day, you still have to do the work to maintain your weight. It can't be a diet. You have to change your life.

- Al Roker

Always be yourself. At the end of the day, that's all you've really got; when you strip everything down, that's all you've got, so always be yourself.

- Al Roker

Last year, when we were in Mobile, Al., covering Hurricane Ivan, we heard the stories of poor people, many of them black stranded downtown because they had no way out.

- Al Roker

You can't go wrong with relatively simple comfort food. It's also about ease. Some cook to impress. I cook for people to enjoy the food.

- Al Roker

Tuesday nights are sushi nights, so we go out then.

- Al Roker

I try to get in two runs during the week, after the 'Today' show, probably around 1 or 2 o'clock, Tuesday, Thursday. Then Saturday or Sunday, I do my longer runs and try to do it in the morning.

- Al Roker

The best way to get anybody's attention is dinner. I have good kitchen skills and good grocery shopping skills.

- Al Roker

People who are overweight don't want unsolicited advice. Guess what. We know we're fat. We live in homes with mirrors.

- Al Roker

Never say 'no' to pie. No matter what, wherever you are, diet-wise or whatever, you know what? You can always have a small piece of pie, and I like pie. I don't know anybody who doesn't like pie. If somebody doesn't like pie, I don't trust them. I'll bet you Vladimir Putin doesn't like pie.

- Al Roker

When Courtney's mother and I first separated I tried to be Disney Dad, showering her with gifts, trips and then I snapped out of it. You don't have to try to impress your kids. If they're not getting what they need from you, they will let you know.

- Al Roker

What I try to do is that when I'm at home, I'm at home. We're working hard at putting away our devices and not taking calls. Sometimes, you have to, but I'll say, 'Look guys, I've got to take this call, but when I'm done, I'm all yours. I just need 20 minutes.'

- Al Roker

When you've got a teenager and a pre-teen, especially a son and a daughter, and they're going at each other at the table, all you really want is just five minutes of quiet, but sometimes I have a moment during the chaos when I think, 'Yes, this is good.'

- Al Roker

I always did the cooking at home, and we always tried for balance. We've been vigilant about how and what our kids eat. For example, my son would just as soon go for the grapes as he would the chips... and the chips are baked.

- Al Roker

Truth be told, I didn't want to be on T.V. I was going to be a writer or producer or a director, and at the end of my sophomore year, my department chairman put me up for a job doing weekend weather in Syracuse, New York.

- Al Roker

All middle-income families use carbs to stretch meals, across any ethnic group - whether it's kugel or rice and beans or macaroni and cheese. I remember having pancakes for dinner. But as kids, we thought, 'Breakfast for dinner? This is great.'

- Al Roker

Because you're fat, you feel that everybody's watching every bite you take. So, you closet-eat, and you think because nobody sees you eating, then you're not eating. You know, if you're eating a Big Mac in a closed car, can anybody hear you nosh? If I ate only what people saw me eat, I would've probably been about 170 pounds.

- Al Roker

I have one of those Garmin watches, and I'm OCD about downloading my runs no matter where I go. I used it on an 18-mile run in Paris, a 12-miler in the mountains of Montana, a couple of runs in the Bahamas. Wherever I am, I try to run. That's what's so great about it.

- Al Roker

When I was in Greenough, Montana, I came across a bear cub. I was off this path, and I thought, If there's a bear cub, that means there's a mother bear somewhere nearby. So I doubled back. If I'd kept going, I'm sure they would have eventually found my sneakers, and that's about it.

- Al Roker