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82 Notable Quotes By Anderson Cooper That Will Shape Your Perspective

Famous As: Journalist & Anchor of CNN Show 'Anderson Cooper 360°'
Born On: June 3, 1967
Born In: New York, New York, United States
Age: 57 Years
Anderson Cooper, who anchors the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°, is the face American journalism and news media. In his long association with the CNN network, he hosted the eponymous show ‘Anderson Live’ for a brief period. Cooper covered several iconic moments in the history of American news network such as ‘Coverage of Hurricane Katrina’, ‘Tsunami’, ‘Haiti Earthquake’, ‘Funeral of Princess Diana’ and ‘Famine in Somalia’. Apart from his exploits in the field of journalism, Cooper is also a sought after television celebrity and successful author. Many would remember him from the cameos he played in the hit movies ‘Chappie’ and ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’. His award tally includes honors such as ‘Emmy Award’, ‘Peabody Award’, ‘National Headliner Award’, ‘Bronze Telly Awards’ and many more. Apart from these accolades, Cooper received ‘National Order of Honor and Merit’ from the Government of Haiti and ‘GLAAD Media Award’ from Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. Let us go through some of the most enlightening quotes and sayings from this legendary anchor and news reporter from CNN, giving a glimpse of his mind. Take a look at the most sought-after quotations and thoughts by Anderson Cooper which have been excerpted from his interviews, writings, work and life.
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The farther you go...the harder it is to return. The world has many edges and it's easy to fall off.

The farther you go...the harder it is to return. The world has many edges and it's easy to fall off.

Anderson Cooper
I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done.

I suppose if you've never bitten your nails, there isn't any way to explain the habit. It's not enjoyable, really, but there is a certain satisfaction - pride in a job well done.

Anderson Cooper
The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.

The whole celebrity culture thing - I'm fascinated by, and repelled by, and yet I end up knowing about it.

Anderson Cooper

I've always loved reporting from the field most of all. There's something about doing live TV and being there as it happens that's always appealed to me. I think there's great value to bearing witness to these events as they're actually happening.

Anderson Cooper

My dad grew up really poor in Mississippi. I paid attention to that because I thought that's a healthier thing to pay attention to than, like, some statue of a great-great-great grandfather who has no connection to my life.

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The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.

The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.

Anderson Cooper
Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.

Anyone who has experienced a certain amount of loss in their life has empathy for those who have experienced loss.

Anderson Cooper

If I'm hip, we've got a problem in this country. I really shouldn't be held up as any model of hipness. If anything, I think I'm sort of old school in my approach to objective reporting and not wearing my opinion on my sleeve. There's a lot of that in American TV news these days. Too much, in fact.

Anderson Cooper
There are some people who are Burger King people, and there are some people who are McDonald's people.

There are some people who are Burger King people, and there are some people who are McDonald's people.

Anderson Cooper
If I end up hosting 'Joker's Wild,' please shoot me.

If I end up hosting 'Joker's Wild,' please shoot me.

Anderson Cooper
That's the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it.

That's the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it.

Anderson Cooper
I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don't know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don't know as long as you say you don't know it.

I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don't know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don't know as long as you say you don't know it.

Anderson Cooper
I think the notion of traditional anchor is fading away - the all-knowing, all-seeing person who speaks from on high. I don't think the audience really buys that anymore. As a viewer, I know I don't buy it.

I think the notion of traditional anchor is fading away - the all-knowing, all-seeing person who speaks from on high. I don't think the audience really buys that anymore. As a viewer, I know I don't buy it.

Anderson Cooper
If you feel like an outsider, you tend to observe things a lot more.

If you feel like an outsider, you tend to observe things a lot more.

Anderson Cooper
I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it.

I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it.

Anderson Cooper
I've been addicted to TV since I emerged from the womb.

I've been addicted to TV since I emerged from the womb.

Anderson Cooper
A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering.

A lot of compelling stories in the world aren't being told, and the fact that people don't know about them compounds the suffering.

Anderson Cooper
If someone knows me and likes me or my work, they're more likely to allow me to tell their story. But it also cuts the other way.

If someone knows me and likes me or my work, they're more likely to allow me to tell their story. But it also cuts the other way.

Anderson Cooper
Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.

Anyone who says they're not afraid at the time of a hurricane is either a fool or a liar, or a little bit of both.

Anderson Cooper

I think it's a good thing that there are bloggers out there watching very closely and holding people accountable. Everyone in the news should be able to hold up to that kind of scrutiny. I'm for as much transparency in the newsgathering process as possible.

Anderson Cooper

The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you're not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you're special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that's the kiss of death.

Anderson Cooper

When I was younger, I talked to the adults around me that I respected most about how they got where they were, and none of them plotted a course they could have predicted, so it seemed a waste of time to plan too long-term. Since then, I've always gone on my instincts.

Anderson Cooper

When a big event happens, people turn on to CNN, not only because they know there will be people there covering an event on the ground, but because they know we're going to cover it in a way that's non-partisan, that's not left or right.

Anderson Cooper

I don't have much experience, but the few times when I would go on a date with a girl - like when I was 12 - there was a lot of sharing, and a lot of talking, and a lot of asking how I am. They thought we were dating, and I was sort of hoping to meet their brothers.

Anderson Cooper
I have a friend - I send her one text and I get 20 texts back. Guys don't want a million texts. It's exhausting.

I have a friend - I send her one text and I get 20 texts back. Guys don't want a million texts. It's exhausting.

Anderson Cooper
I've always giggled like a 13-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber meet and greet. There's nothing I can do about it but I've never not been able to stop.

I've always giggled like a 13-year-old girl at a Justin Bieber meet and greet. There's nothing I can do about it but I've never not been able to stop.

Anderson Cooper
I'd like to have kids at some point. I think I'll have a family someday.

I'd like to have kids at some point. I think I'll have a family someday.

Anderson Cooper
Not to sound too Dr. Phil all of a sudden, but I think the key to survival is to embrace one's past and to not run away from it. And to come to some sort of relationship with it or understanding of it.

Not to sound too Dr. Phil all of a sudden, but I think the key to survival is to embrace one's past and to not run away from it. And to come to some sort of relationship with it or understanding of it.

Anderson Cooper
Our skin is very thin. It doesn't take much for us to jump off a ledge or to kill one another. It can happen very, very quickly.

Our skin is very thin. It doesn't take much for us to jump off a ledge or to kill one another. It can happen very, very quickly.

Anderson Cooper

I tend to relate more to people on television who are just themselves, for good or for bad, than I do to someone who I believe is putting on some sort of persona. The anchorman on 'The Simpsons' is a reasonable facsimile of some anchors who have that problem.

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