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Julie Chen Quotes

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Julie Chen quotes: the TV personality’s popular sayings.

“Be your own worst critic. You’re going to nitpick and see things that no one else is going to see, but if you see it and you correct it, you will be the best at whatever it is you do. You have to put in the hours; you have to put in the time.”

“If you’re trying to be something you’re not, whether it’s an age or a certain type of personality, you’re just going to be in misery. You have to own who you are, and part of who you are is your age.”

“Slow and steady wins the race. I feel like I know in my bones if we’re doing a good job and continue to do a good job, the ratings will come.”

“You need to prioritize. If you can’t get to everything or do everything, that’s okay.”

“Anything that can happen, will happen.”

“I always say expect the unexpected!”

“If you want to be a quitter, you can be a quitter and go home, but I don’t have respect for that.”

“Today is the day, use your voice.”

“I pretty much work all the time.”

“My very first news director said to me that it’s better to be hated than to have viewers be neutral.”

“I need a strong personality, so whether that translates into power in the business world, I don’t know. But I need someone who’s not going to take my crap. I don’t listen to a lot of people, I want to be the one calling the shots. There’s a part of me that likes having someone to call the shots instead of me doing all the work.”

“After I started getting criticism for doing Big Brother, someone told me that Hugh Downs used to host Concentration and Mike Wallace used to do The Big Surprise. I thought, ‘Huh, maybe that door isn’t sealed shut if I want to do 60 Minutes one day. I guess because I was on the Early Show for so many years, any little victory here is something kind of new for me.”

“I look at my life outside of work and my family is so important. I could never see having the life I have now at home with my son and my husband and being a foreign correspondent. I can’t imagine being a mother of sound mind who is thousands of miles away from her child. I couldn’t do both things well. So I am more than fine not being a 60 Minutes correspondent because I’m pretty lucky to have what I have.”

“When I was in journalism school, you were taught to be completely objective. But we don’t see that anymore.”

“I don’t know what’s going on that I’m hosting the Emmys during really hard times. But I guess it’s an honor and a privilege that I’m the one who gets to try to walk that line of making people feel good.”

“I couldn’t be more grateful with everyone over at CBS for always being so great, supportive and being part of completely changing my life for the better.”

“[On leaving The Talk] I want to thank everyone at the show for the wonderful years together. I will always, always cherish the memories we shared. Most important, I want to thank you, the viewers, for allowing me into your home every day. It was a privilege that I will forever be grateful for.”

“I’m a very easygoing person. I wake up happy.”

“I remind people to treat each other with respect. If the number of black lives that have been taken happened to people of your heritage, you would be saying (fill-in-the-blank) Lives Matter. It’s my faith in God that is getting me through these uncertain times. We can be better. Why not try? It can’t hurt. It can only help. Most of all, it’ll help the person who rises to the occasion.”

“Never hit below the belt, no matter how emotional you’re feeling, or vulnerable, or hurt or angry.”

“Always have faith.”

“Remember, if you have the choice of being right or being kind, always choose kindness.”

“Deliver some happiness today.”

“If I could give you a hug now I would but we cannot ’cause of these strange times.”

“United we stand, divided we fall. Let’s unite in peace, love, harmony and most of all God! God bless America. Amen!”

“I’m Julie Chen Moonves, and remember the Golden Rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I mentioned the Golden Rule because I believe that if everyone followed that principle we’d all be better off as a society, as a nation, as a world. I chose to close with those words because Black Lives Matter and now is the time to speak up. Good night.”

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