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Anderson Cooper quotes: a quote collection from the face of CNN, Mr. Anderson Cooper.

“Learning what you don’t want to do is the next best thing to figuring out what you want to do.”

“I just found it interesting to talk to adults I admired, and to discover that the path they took was never all that clearly defined.  It was comforting to me when I figured out that you don’t have to know what you want to do with your life; you just have to take a few steps in one direction, and other opportunities will open up.”

“The tide of history only advances when people make themselves fully visible.”

“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.”

“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 only talk about what you don’t know when you say you don’t know it.”

“You see people walking down the street with ear buds on and looking at this or whatever, talking to themselves.  So there’s more and more opportunity to never be where we actually are and just be.”

“Any time you stop and talk to somebody and you learn about them, you start to walk in their shoes a little bit and you see things through a different lens.”

“Be honest about what you see, get out of the way and let the story reveal itself.”

“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 news-gathering process as possible.”

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

“I still feel like I’m learning a lot and have a lot to learn and improve on.”

“The map of the world is always changing; sometimes it happens overnight.  All it takes is the blink of an eye, the squeeze of a trigger, a sudden gust of wind.  Wake up and your life is perched on a precipice; fall asleep, it swallows you whole.”

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

“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.”

“You do what’s in your gut – if you’ve been doing it long enough, what’s in your gut will be appropriate.”

“Graduation is a big deal.  Bigger than getting a hole-in-one while golfing.  People might think you’re lying about the hole-in-one, but when you graduate, you get a diploma.”

“I believe in a society where all people do well.  Not just a handful of billionaires.”

“The mark of a good book is it changes every time you read it.”

“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.”

“You might try the gym from time to time.  It really is something you can incorporate into your life pretty seamlessly.”

“I think if you’ve suffered, if you’ve experienced loss, you’re probably more open to understanding it and more comfortable talking about it and experiencing it.”

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

“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.”

“It was important to me and, I think, important to my parents that I be on my own and figure things out on my own and kind of forge my own path, and I’m really grateful for that.”

“From the time I was growing up, if I felt that there was some, like, pot of gold waiting for me, I don’t know that I would have been so motivated.”

“I don’t think I’m fearless at all.  I think anybody who says they’re fearless doesn’t last very long.  I think I’m pretty cautious, actually.”

“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.”

“I rarely ask people for advice or permission when I’m planning on doing something I feel strongly about.  That only opens the plan up to be crapped on.”

“I like new technology.”

“My mother has been famous for longer than anyone else alive.”

“I don’t like anything that scares me, and I prefer to face it head on and get over it.  Anyone who says they’re not scared is a fool, a liar, or both.  I just don’t want that fear in my stomach to be part of my life, so I work to eliminate it.”

“I don’t feel I’m very present in each moment.  I feel like every moment I’m either thinking about something that’s coming down the road or something that’s been in the past.”

“In my opinion, the ability to love another person is one of God’s greatest gifts, and I thank God every day for enabling me to give and share love with the people in my life.”

“I’m not trying to be something that I’m not.  I’m just trying to be myself and talk about what I know, and admit what I don’t know.”

“I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.”

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