Quotations by Phil Donahue

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Born: Saturday, December 21, 1935
Profession: Entertainer
Nationality: American


A large psychic void is left by a loss of faith. So many Catholics have tried so many things to replace it.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Faith, Loss)

Airlines are interesting. They not only favor celebrities, they court them.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Court)

At first, I thoroughly enjoyed being famous.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Being, Famous, First)

December 25th has become guilt and obligation.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: December, Guilt, Obligation)

Everybody is under pressure to shut up and sing.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Pressure)

I believe celebrity spoils people - some worse than others.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: People, Celebrity)

I could never understand how we could put 120,000 Japanese behind a fence in World War II. I remember being bewildered about that.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: War, Being, World, World war)

I find celebrity status difficult to bear when I am in the company of my mother.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Mother, Celebrity, Company)

I have had time to analyze my feelings. I am certain that they are totally neurotic, sexist, silly, and a big waste of time.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Time, Feelings, Silly, Waste)

I have moved from certainty to doubt, from devotion to rebellion.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Certainty, Devotion, Doubt, Rebellion)

I think the idea of creating a television news source that is not beholden to corporate interests is nirvana.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Idea, Corporate, News, Television)

I tip like crazy. They'll remember me. Celebrity can be expensive.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Celebrity)

I was proud of the waves I had made, but wondered how many boats I was supposed to rock.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Boats)

In 1953 there were two ways for an Irish Catholic boy to impress his parents: become a priest or attend Notre Dame.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Irish)

In a network situation, a vice president, while he's shaving, can decide your history.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: History, Network, President, Vice)

In reality, the most important things happen when you don't look for them.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Reality)

Is it any wonder that for millions of men the only intimacy is physical, silent, and predictable?
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Men, Intimacy, Wonder)

Marlo taught me things I thought I knew.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Thought)

Miss Child is never bashful with butter.
- Phil Donahue

Oprah is more than an institution. Oprah is a very special star in the firmament. I can't imagine a greater success than she's enjoyed.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Success)

Praising the Lord and passing the ammunition are mutually exclusive ideas.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Ideas)

Presenting statues of honor to reporters for covering an earthquake is like presenting a first prize to a doctor for performing surgery.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: First, Honor)

Recognition should come to the reporter who uncovers public cheating or proves a convicted man innocent.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Cheating, Man, Public)

Saddam was a bastard, but he was our bastard.
- Phil Donahue

Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: People, Idea, Successful, Animals, Cats, Class, Cows, Old, Want)

Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Approval, Criticism, Parents, Tools)

Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Solution, Suicide)

Television is not the exclusive target of promoters. Is Superman really worthy of a Newsweek cover?
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Television)

The system of volunteerism is divisive. It pits one charity against the others for the charity dollar.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Charity, Volunteerism)

The Tube is a vehicle for selling things, not for exploring ideas.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Ideas, Selling)

They were terrified that we were going to become an anti-war kind of platform.
- Phil Donahue

To a journalist, good news is often not news at all.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: News)

We should not use crippled children to sell hamburgers. Ever.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: Children)

When I was a kid, people who got divorced were people who had no gumption.
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: People)

When we had been married five years, we had six children. What, in God's name, was wrong with me?
- Phil Donahue
(Keywords: God, Children, Name, Wrong, Years)







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