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Andy Cohen Quotes

Andrew Joseph Cohen

Andy Cohen quotes: Mr. Bravo’s best quotes.

“Follow your passion.  Be yourself, but check yourself before you wreck yourself.”

“If you can find your happiness, you’re just going to be better at whatever you’re doing.  Other great stuff will come.”

“Just follow your passion.  Try to pick out a company that you believe in or are excited about, or an industry that you believe in, and success will follow.”

“Just go with your gut and communicate.”

“Don’t be afraid to ask questions.  Don’t be afraid, and don’t—don’t over-qualify the question.”

“I think there’s an artful way to ask a question where you can be delicate without being an ass.  Show the person that you’re on their side in whatever way you can, that you have a passion and an interest and an enthusiasm for them.  I like to respect their boundaries, but I like to push it.  But I push them in a friendly way.  So, I’ll accept any answer.”

“I’m pretty sure there’s some kind of endorphin released in me every time someone reveals a secret.  Whether the question came from me or not.”

“The internet is for haters.  Everyone wants to knock somebody down, but it’s cool.”

“I have great respect for advertisements, beyond the fact that I need them to sustain my career.  It’s incredible how the medium has changed in the last 60 years, and the ways in which ads are seen, and what counts as one.  They’ve become so much more socially conscious.  They’re much more inventive.  It’s creatively inspiring, and it’s also just inspiring as a citizen of the world to see what’s being put out there in terms of pro-social initiatives.”

“They’re necessary.  And I think if they’re done well, it’s a really satisfying experience for the advertiser and the consumer.”

“My family was in the food business, so we didn’t really have any connections to TV or entertainment.  I just got as many internships as I could, so before I even graduated I think I had had six or seven internships, and my last one was at CBS News in New York.  Though I had planned to work in the small market and be on the air, I got one taste of New York life and said, forget it, I think I’ll move there and work behind-the-scenes.”

“I always wanted to be an anchorman, but after college I wound up working behind the scenes at CBS News for 10 years.”

“Around 12 or 13, I realized what was actually happening—and I was devastated.  It was the early ‘80s and there were no gay people on TV, no gay role models.  I wasn’t hopeful about my future, and I did not think that there was a way that I would be able to reconcile with being an out gay person.”

“It used to be that if you were gay, that was the only thing.  But I’m a million other things.”

“I wanted to tell a dream-come-true story about going from a closeted gay kid who loved pop culture to an out adult man making pop culture.  I went from being told when I was 21 that I should never go on TV because of my crossed eyes to winding up being a Housewives whisperer and talk-show host.”

“TV was my hobby.  I loved the glitz.  I loved how hot everybody was.  I’ve always been fascinated by celebrity from a young age.”

“I never say I work in television.  I say I get to work in television.”

“The one guiding principle over my 23-year career in TV has been as long as I’m having fun, I really don’t care what the job title is.”

“I enjoy working and don’t consider it ‘work.’  So, as long as I’m having fun, I will continue at this pace.”

“I’m actually interested and enthusiastic.  Even when I walk into a show not knowing much about my guest, I always come away as more of a fan or enthusiast.”

“I love sociology and I love human behavior.”

“If you look at my life before I went into television, the struggle I went through coming out would be surprising to most people, given how comfortable and how out I am being the only late-night gay talk-show host.”

“I talk, watch TV, spout opinions, schmooze, negotiate, talk some more, play games, and have a little cocktail.”

“I was a good kid, but I’ve had one Achilles’ heel that’s stayed with me through the years: talking.  I simply could not shut the f*ck up.  I still can’t and that small issue has gotten me in all sorts of trouble.”

“When the Warhol Diaries came out, I was an intern at CBS News, and I read about Warhol going to these unbelievable parties every night in New York City, and I just thought: ‘Wow!  That sounds like a fun life.’  Twenty-five years later, I’m going to these parties, and I’m hanging out with these people, and I’m hosting this show, so I thought, ‘I’m going to do my own version of a year in my life.’  I have a very specific sense of observation, so I went through the last year with an even greater antenna up of what’s really going on around me and just put it all in the book.”

“The book is called Most Talkative, because I was voted most talkative in high school.  And I’ve never stopped talking.  My mouth has been my greatest asset and my biggest Achilles’ heel.”

“I sometimes think this can’t be my life.  And maybe that’s part of the reason I write everything down—it’s too good to forget.”

“I think I was getting to a point in my life where I was looking at: where am I going?  And where am I headed?  And what do I want for the rest of my life?  Writing two books, publishing two books that were diaries of my life really caused me to look at how I was living my life every day.  I published three years of my diaries.  I was like, ‘Wow.  I could keep putting the same book out every year or I could do something different.  I don’t think this is all there is for me.'”

“I’m pretty comfortable now.  I don’t say yes to as many things as I used to that would require me to be away from my son a lot.  When I have to leave town, it’s usually for, like, a day and a half.  But listen, taking stock of my life is what led me to have him in the first place.  Where am I going?  What am I doing?  What’s important?  So in a way, my course in life has already changed.”

“I say yes to the things that fit and work.”

“As a host, I hope that my legacy has been bringing a sense of genuine fun and excitement and enthusiasm and celebration of people and pop culture to a completely unique, uncensored, spontaneous environment.”

“I really handle my work on the show with care, because I want it to keep going.”

“I’m a star struck guy!  I mean, I can keep my sh*t together, so I don’t become too much of a flailing idiot.”

“Fame does different things to different people.  For some people, it makes them a better person.”

“I love getting into restaurants and getting free stuff—that part of fame I definitely enjoy!”

“A typical day in my life involves some sort of fitness.  Perhaps it involves me sticking my foot in my mouth at some point in the day.  It might involve a Seinfeldian, as I call it, occurrence, in the city in which I live, which is New York.”

“McDonald’s used to be my favorite place to eat, until my metabolism changed in my late 30s.  Before that, I would have no hesitation about walking into McDonald’s and getting two cheeseburgers and fries and enjoying every last bite.”

“To be gay today is something that I am so thankful for, but it’s a fight that’s not over and it’s a fight that I’m committed to even more so now that I’m a father.  I looked into my son’s eyes and I saw there was no hate, no bias, no bigotry, just love.  That’s how we come into this world, and that is how hopefully one day we will all live in it.”

“It’s great to take care of someone else and put their needs before your own.”

“I’m a very mellow person.”

“I’m big on being positive.  I’m generally so positive and happy.  I just always felt that I was exactly where I wanted to be.  And things have continued to go in great directions.”

“I can’t believe this is my life!”

“My philosophy is to just kind of follow your passion and follow your bliss, and everything else will happen for you organically.”

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