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Howard Stern Quotes

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Howard Stern quotes: “Howeird” with some shockingly down-to-earth advice.

“You have to make a decision, what you want to do in life.  Your deal can be, you can leave tomorrow.  Soon as you leave, you will be forgotten.”

“You’ve got to be a little vicious.  You’ve got to be narcissistic.  You’ve got to be on fire about your career.”

“Talent is what drives this world.  Doesn’t matter how many satellites you f*cking stick in the air.”

“I’ve always been about honesty, whether on the radio, whether I did a movie, whether I wrote a book.  As long as you’re honest, you don’t lose your edge.”

“Courage is standing up for what you believe in.  There are so many people who aren’t willing to stand up.  You’ve got to fight.”

“Most of the things I do are misunderstood.  Hey, after all, being misunderstood is the fate of all true geniuses, is it not?”

“If you’re going to be strong on the radio, you got to let it all out, even the ugly stuff.  And you can’t apologize for it.”

“It’s funny that people’s perception of me is that I’m some sort of wild animal when, in fact, I’m interested in interviewing the wild animal because I am so controlled.”

“I still feel like I gotta prove something.  There are a lot of people hoping I fail.  But I like that.  I need to be hated.”

“I believe in censorship when it benefits me.”

“I’m about being funny.  If I can make a joke using profanity, I will.  But for the most part, that can get awfully old and boring.”

“I seem to be some sort of lightning rod.  I just really irritate people, you know?  I really do.”

“I’ve actually apologized to some people I was a real jerk to, because I feel ashamed.  I didn’t need to be that hungry.  There was something going on inside me when I was angry and feeling very threatened and not feeling good about myself.”

“I had closed myself off to everyone.  Then I started to get off on the fact that when I talked to these people, they had had similar experiences to mine.  I was feeling that there was something to be learned.”

“I always resented the label of ‘shock jock’ that the press came up with for me.  Because I never intentionally set out to shock anybody.”

“I’m sickened by all religions.  Religion has divided people.  I don’t think there’s any difference between the Pope wearing a large hat and parading around with a smoking purse and an African painting his face white and praying to a rock.  And rather than hide that, I would rather put that out on the radio and let someone see the full range of emotions.”

“I believe we will start believing in God as we get closer to death.”

“I’m not a good listener sometimes.  I’m too much of a control freak.  I’m learning to be better.  I was so caught up in just getting the job done that I would miss out on the human aspect of this.  There was a connection missing.”

“When you hire me, you hire a nut who is going to work 24 hours a day for you and never, ever burn his audience.”

“I’m on the air five hours, and I blurt out anything in my head.  Dangerous?  Maybe.”

“I’m the voice of honesty.  I believe I am doing the work for humanity.  This show is so uplifting.”

“A lot of my life force was generated from that radio show.  When something’s bothering me, I can go on the air and work it out.  Or if I’m lying in bed and think of something funny, I can go on the air and unleash it.  That rush is remarkable.”

“Writing a book just might be the hardest thing I’ve ever done.  This is about my evolution and this is about my interviews.  I started talking about the process and I started talking about my life and some of the things that have happened.  I have this strange personality where I hide a lot from myself.  Maybe I just can’t admit that I like people, and that’s what this book is about: starting to realize that maybe I do.”

“As you get older, you start to think about family and what their impressions might be.  My daughters and my wife are so important, and I really did want to make changes as I got older in terms of what I put out there.”

“In my life now, I have a comfortable balance between doing a good radio show and being able to live with myself.”

“I’ve come to appreciate other people’s talents.”

“My mother was very involved with me.  And we had a dialogue constantly.  And it was like an umbilical cord.  As long as the words were flowing back and forth we were connected and feeding each other.  And I probably grew up very afraid of losing that connection.”

“Set about doing good to somebody.  Put on your hat and go and visit the sick and poor of your neighborhood; inquire into their circumstances and minister to their wants.  Seek out the desolate and afflicted and oppressed.  I have often tried this method, and have always found it the best medicine for a heavy heart.”

“We all get one life to live here.”

“I love America.  I love our freedom.  And nowhere could a guy like me, a schlub like me, have success with – where would I get this freedom of speech?  They don’t allow this anywhere.”

“To walk away from what I’m good at?  I don’t even know that I have it 100% right yet.  And maybe there’s more to explore.”

“[On his cancer scare] I can’t come to grips with it.  This was my first major health sock-in-the-head.  I couldn’t bear telling the audience that I was human.  I just wanted to recover.  I have the strongest work ethic of anyone I know, and yet I was so heavily criticized for missing one day.  But you’re right.  I could not bring myself to admit my own mortality.  I’m still struggling.”

“I spend a lot more of my time ‘thinking about the hourglass and the sand emptying.’  I daydream about the next chapter, when I’ll wake up, read the paper and paint for hours at a time.”

“I will never feel successful.  I think I’m probably a little too desperate to be successful.”

“I’m a good man.  I’m a good father – try to be, anyway.  I try to do the right things in life.”

“I’m at a place now where I am trying to figure out how to spend the rest of my life, however long that might be.”

“I feel blessed, I really feel fulfilled.”

“Well, first of all, I’m worth every penny.”

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