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Kathie Lee Gifford Quotes

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Kathie Lee Gifford quotes: multi-talented TV host talks about age, religion, joy, gratitude, and more.

“All day long, life is about choice.”

“If you settle for what you’ve got, you deserve what you get.”

“A fear of the unknown keeps a lot of people from leaving bad situations.”

“My daddy used to say, ‘Honey, find something you love to do and then figure out a way to get paid for it.’  He understood that where your true passion is, there your joy is also.  And a joyful life is a truly successful life.  Perhaps not by the world’s standards, but whose life is it anyway?”

“I don’t believe in coincidence.  I just think that all things work together for good.”

“Ambition is not a bad thing.  It’s what you do in service to the world as you’re trying to achieve your goals.  Do you mow everybody down?  That’s bad ambition.  Do you strive for a goal, pour all your energy and your soul into something?  That’s good ambition.”

“Trust takes one second to lose and a lifetime to rebuild.”

“What most people perceive as energy is really strength of spirit.  It comes from the joy of knowing God, loving Him, and being loved by Him.”

“Identity is destiny.  If you allow your life to be defined by lies or by people who do not truly know who God created you to be, then you will be robbed of both your true identity and your full destiny.  Our identity must come from and be found in the Lord.”

“For many people religion can be so easy they stumble right over it.”

“God didn’t bless me with success so I could eat caviar every day.”

“Why do I pray?  Because I never know what’s going to pop out of my mouth.”

“We’re imperfect people trapped in an imperfect world until we get to that place beyond.”

“No wonder women have achieved a more equal footing with men in areas they never fought for – ulcers, hypertension, and heart attacks.  We’re racing around trying to be all things to all people, burdened by a brutal mix of ambition, anxiety, and guilt.”

“I think sometimes the very reason we go through something is so that we can be empathetic with another person later on.”

“People may be in awe of perfection, but they warm to humanity.”

“Love in the real world means saying you’re sorry 10 times a day.”

“Every single day if I wake up and I have a pulse, I have a purpose.  Life does beat you down.  Loss beats you down.  Hardship takes its toll.”

“I’ve discovered that if I just keep thinking about what I’ve lost, I don’t pay any attention to what I still have.  I don’t want to live my life in hopelessness.  I’ve been there.”

“Twenty-four hours is never enough for a busy person and way too much for somebody with nothing to do.”

“My joy is non-negotiable.  I tell you, that’s the beginning of bliss in life.  I want to be purposeful in my life.  I’m also getting too old to waste any of it.”

“It matters for me now, because I do the math for the first time in my life.  I’m really aware that time is precious and finite and that I’m going to run out of time for some of the big things I want to do.”

“When your children ultimately become your dear friends, you know you’ve made a switch in the relationship.”

“There was no way we’d ever get spoiled.  Daddy made sure to instill in us a work ethic.”

“Other kids did drugs; I did crafts.  I never knew where I fit in.”

“Life seemed so simple and joyous when I was growing up.”

“I did feel from day one that I was a born performer.”

“I wasn’t ever interested in marrying someone else’s career or bank account.”

“I’m excited about being a woman in our world today.  I think we’re finally getting our due.  We’re finally being appreciated.”

“It’s no secret that I love to talk, but the real secret is I love to listen, too.”

“Television can be used in such a powerful way, and it’s our choice how we really use it.  Choose life, bring joy to someone, make someone laugh.”

“I’ve only felt hindered by my lack of talent, if it existed in a certain area, or my lack of funds, which would spur me to find a way to get the funds.  With wisdom you find a way.”

“They don’t call me spontaneous and irreverent for nothing.”

“I’m healthy, I’m employed, my kids are awesome, life is good.  I’m grateful.  I think the most important reason to love your age is to be grateful for everything.  If you grieve what you’ve lost in life at the expense of being grateful for what you have, you might as well take a dirt nap.”

“On the day I die, I hope I learn something new.  I think one of the most important things to do as we’re growing older, other than be grateful, is to keep learning, be a student of something you’re passionate about.”

About the author: Cory Johnson. Writer. Wears shirts sometimes. Once tipped your grandpa for greeting him at Walmart. Net worth of $11 million. Yes, really. (He’s as shocked as you are.)

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