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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Katie Couric on journalism, comfort, failure, inspiration, goals, travelling, choices, fear, beauty and bitterness.

30 Inspiring Quotes By Katie Couric That Are Sure To Empower You

Quick Facts

Famous As: Journalist

Born On: January 7, 1957

Born In: Arlington, Virginia, U.S.

Katie Couric is an acclaimed American journalist who became the first woman to anchor ‘CBS Evening News’ alone. During her college days at the University of Virginia, she showcased her journalistic ability and worked for the University’s newspaper. She started off her career in journalism with the ‘ABC News Bureau’. During the initial days of her career she worked for various other media houses in search of self-development. She eventually settled down with the NBC where she started off as a co-anchor of one of their popular news programs. In her fifteen-year long term with NBC, she worked for many shows gaining fame and popularity among the masses. She interviewed various well-known personalities and also became the first and last person to interview John F. Kennedy, Jr. She was offered the seat of managing editor and anchor for the CBS news which she accepted willingly. She did various shows and covered many stories to enhance her reputation as a journalist. Whatever she has said or written has become quite famous as her quotes and thoughts and is quoted extensively. The below collection of Katie Couric’s most famous quotes have been excerpted from her writings, papers, thoughts, work and life.
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A boat is always safe in the harbor, but that's not what boats are built for.

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I beg. I call. I badger. I cajole. Part of the secret is everyone has fun and that's really motivating.

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I think sometimes people project things on you, but I'm trying to handle everything that's happened to me with a certain amount of grace, dignity and good manners. You just can't necessarily win all the time.

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Sometimes I think change is a good thing.

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You can't please everyone, and you can't make everyone like you.

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At least for me personally, I've always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I'm speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience.

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I could announce one morning that the world was going to blow up in three hours and people would be calling in about my hair!

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You know, you've got serious pieces, you've got light pieces, you've got cooking segments, you've got health-related topics, so it's not as if they've had a unique personality from the get-go.

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... not far around the corner from every ugly experience is something really beautiful. And if you stop at every bitter comment you will never reach that beauty. Soledad O'Brien

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So I don't really focus too much on that, and I think it's dangerous if your goal in life is to get the other guy, then you're not going to be doing a really quality job yourself.

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And I've always - the competition is one aspect of the job, but I think if you're too busy worrying about the competition, you don't focus enough on what you're doing.

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If I hear the word 'perky' again, I'll puke.

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Self-confidence is the most important characteristic of successful people.

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I never learned anything when I was talking.

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A lot people I know - it drives them crazy when they're watching, to see the people with their signs and waving, but there's something that's very inclusive about it.

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All three networks have always had a morning show but now cable of course is taking some of that audience away and a variety of other things, probably the Internet as well.

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And they like being able to turn on the television day in and day out to see someone that they know and they feel comfortable with and trust hopefully and respect even.

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But, you know, they don't enjoy the dinner hour together. It's just not as much of a ritual at night and it's interesting. I think the ritual is taking place perhaps more in the morning.

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I feel like a human pinata. The disappointing thing is, no candy is going to spill out.

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Obviously, people in Texas have big hearts.

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That studies have shown that more people are getting up earlier, they're getting their news earlier. They're getting less sleep, getting up at earlier hours.

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You see, that's the problem I have with 'you people.'

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He was always sort of a scrappy little kid wasn't he? A bit of a fighter?

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He would take the blow so you didn't have to.

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I've always tried to stay true to my authentic self.

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I don't know the vast majority of you personally, and it may sound kind of corny, but I really feel as if we've become friends through the years. And you've been with me during a lot of good times and some very difficult ones. I can't tell you how grateful I am.

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They see us interacting with people, they see us doing serious interviews, they see us having fun, and when you're conversing with someone, you get a much clearer impression of who that person is than if they are just reading into a news piece.

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Now, if they're there to talk about something specifically, and I determine through my own editorial judgment, that another area isn't germane, or isn't an important part of it, that's something else. But we never agree to anything in advance, absolutely not.

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I know there's a great deal of speculation, and while I appreciate the interest, kind of, my contract ends in May and I'm trying to figure out what I'm going to do. I'm fortunate to have a couple of opportunities to think long and hard about.

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But of course when people watch morning television, Terry, it's a very different animal. You know, they're running around, they're getting their kids ready for school, they're probably doing eight million things, they're brushing their teeth.

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