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1. "Interviews, and hence interviewers, are there to help shed light, and to let viewers judge for themselves. We are not judges, juries, commentators or torturers - nor friends, either."
Author: Andrew Marr
2. "Rude interviewers are ten a penny, and politicians have long since learned how to cope."
Author: Andrew Marr
3. "Interviewer: "Andy do you feel that the public has insulted your art?"Andy Warhol: "Uh no."I: "Why not?"AW: "Uh well I hadn't thought about it."I: "It doesn't bother you at all then?"AW: "Uh no."I: "Well do you think that they have shown a lack of appreciation for what pop art means?"AW: "Uh no."I: "Andy do you think that pop art has sort of reached the point where it's becoming repetitious now?"AW: "Uh yes."I: "Do you think it should break away from being pop art?"AW: "Uh no."I: "Are you just going to carry on?"AW: "Uh yes."
Author: Andy Warhol
4. "I smile at the interviewer's stern face to buy more time. This is why I hate interviews. I don't see the point of them; you can't really be honest. I can't tell Mrs. Chainani that I left my producer job because all my colleagues were bitches. The job was too stressful and everyone was horrible. It certainly wasn't glamorous. I'm not really passionate about the media. I'm not passionate about anything, really. I just need a job. Anything will do."
Author: Anjali Kirpalani
5. "Once told by an interviewer, "Everybody would like to be Cary Grant," Grant is said to have replied, "So would I."
Author: Cary Grant
6. "So Mr.Bass why do you think you should become an Usher?" asked the interviewer.Chuck smiled.Because I'm Chuck Bass."
Author: Cecily Von Ziegesar
7. "Panic does not help, even if you are unable to answer. Try to ask questions to the interviewers as well and it should be impressive enough."
Author: Chetan Bhagat
8. "A lot of interviewers are looking for the dark side. They want to know about the depths of your despair and fear."
Author: Clare Balding
9. "Many interviewers when they come to talk to me, think they're being progressive by not mentioning in their stories any longer that I'm black. I tell them, 'Don't stop now. If I shot somebody you'd mention it.'"
Author: Colin Powell
10. "The first year I was on the show, it took an interviewer about 45 minutes to get it out of me that I even had a dog, and even then I wouldn't tell him the dog's name."
Author: David Hyde Pierce
11. "One interviewer asked me: 'How do you feel that you've betrayed your father?' That wasn't really very cool."
Author: Dhani Harrison
12. "I was watching Booknotes on CSPAN the other day and got caught up in an interview with a literary critic from the New York Times.The interviewer asked the critic why he thought the Harry Potter series was selling so many copies. "Wish fulfillment," the critic answered. He said the lead character in the book could wave a wand and make things happen, and this is one of the primary fantasies of the human heart. I think this is true. I call it "Clawing for Eden."But the Bible says Eden is gone, and as much as we want to believe we can fix our lives in about as many steps as it takes to make a peanut-butter sandwich, I don't believe we can."
Author: Donald Miller
13. "Interviewer: What is your greatest regret?Gorey: That I don't have one"
Author: Edward Gorey
14. "I think it is quite untrue that it is standard journalistic practice to name the interviewer when quoting from an interview."
Author: Fareed Zakaria
15. "Interviewer: Should one read the book first or see the film?Truffaut: Honestly, I much prefer the book to the movie. It's more beautiful, more complete. I don't think the film betrays the book, but it's a condensation. So I recommend reading the book.Interviewer: And I recommend seeing the movie too. Truffaut: Thank you. (Laughing)(François Truffaut discussing his film, Jules et Jim (1962))"
Author: François Truffaut
16. "Interviewer: 'So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?'Frank Zappa: 'You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?"
Author: Frank Zappa
17. "Oprah has this intense curiosity that I haven't found with any interviewer."
Author: Genevieve Gorder
18. "A book tour is not a good opportunity to let your mind wander. You have to pay attention, remember salespeople's and interviewers' names, succinctly summarize your book in a 'selling' way, and so on."
Author: Ian Frazier
19. "I didn't list listening as one of my skills, probably because I didn't hear what the interviewer asked."
Author: Jarod Kintz
20. "How did this or that change my music? The only time I have to think about it is when an interviewer asks me that."
Author: Klaus Schulze
21. "Okay, it's like this. You wake up, you watch TV, and you get in the car and you listen to the radio. You go to your little job or your little school, but you're not going to hear about that on the 6:00 news, since guess what. Nothing is really happening. You read the paper, or if you're into that sort of thing you read a book, which is just the same as watching only even more boring. You watch TV all night, or maybe you go out so you can watch a movie, and maybe you'll get a phone call so you can tell your friends what you've been watching. And you know, it's got so bad that I've started to notice, the people on TV? Inside the TV? Half the time they're watching TV. Or if you've got some romance in a movie? What to they do but go to a movie? All those people, Marlin," he invited the interviewer in with a nod. "What are they watching?"After an awkward silence, Marlin filled in, "You tell us, Kevin.""People like me."
Author: Lionel Shriver
22. "Emphasize your strengths on your resume, in your cover letters and in your interviews. It may sound obvious, but you'd be surprised how many people simply list everything they've ever done. Convey your passion and link your strengths to measurable results. Employers and interviewers love concrete data."
Author: Marcus Buckingham
23. "Interviewer: Have you ever considered writing nonfiction?Mary Doria Russell: Oh, honey, I did! Let's see...There was "A Reconsideration of the Evidence for Cannibalism at the Krapina Neandertal Site." That was a big hit. And who could ever forget "Cutmarks on the Engis II Calvarium"? Then there was "Browridge Development as a Function of Bending Stress in the Supraorbital Region." I got tons of reprint requests for that one.Trust me fiction is better."
Author: Mary Doria Russell
24. "Interviewer (Louise Tucker): What did you want to be when you grew up? Have you always wanted to be a writer?IllumBerg: When I was a child I was busy being a child. [...]"
Author: Natasha IllumBerg
25. "I made a point of answering the question I received with some frequency from journalists, Do you think books can change people's lives? (which really meant, Do you actually think anything you could write could mean anything to anyone?), with a little airtight thought experiment in which I asked the interviewer to imagine the sort of person he might be if all of the literature he'd read in his life were somehow excised from his mind, his mind and soul, and as the journalist contemplated this nuclear winter I sat back with a self-satisfied smile, saved again from facing the truth."
Author: Nicole Krauss
26. "Writing is difficult. You do it all alone without encouragement and without any certainty that you'll ever be published or paid or even that you'll be able to finish the particular work you've begun. It isn't easy to persist amid all that. [...] Sometimes when I'm interviewed, the interviewer either compliments me on my 'talent', my 'gift' or asks me how I discovered it. [...] I used to struggle to answer this politely, to explain that I didn't believe much in writing talent. People who want to write either do it or they don't. At last I began to say that my most important talent - or habit - was persistence. Without it, I would have given up writing long before I finished my first novel. It's amazing what we can do if we simply refuse to give up."
Author: Octavia E. Butler
27. "I've done a lot of interviews of the last few years, and I've actually started a list of questions that it would be fun to ask an author, but no respectable interviewer would ever ask. Since I'm not respectable, I'm going to start doing interviews with some authors I know, just for fun."
Author: Patrick Rothfuss
28. "As a writer, you must truly posses a love for words.""Yes, that's right," I agreed."I've noticed that some authors favor particular words, making frequent use of them. Do you have a favorite?"I nodded assuredly and shared my answer. "BECAUSE."My interviewer looked surprised, as though he'd expected an impressive adjective or some rare verb. "That's your favorite word? Why?"I tried not to smirk. "Because."
Author: Richelle E. Goodrich
29. "Interviewer: The other day, when we first talked, you said that you felt that, when you were writing, you were often following invisible patterns.Stone: I don't see them so much as hear them, and I know that a poem will happen and later I will look at it, and say: Wow, where did that come from? how did I do that? I didn't set out to do that, but the neural connections are so fast, the body, the self is so slow, (laughs) that you're kind of astonished. It's odd."
Author: Ruth Stone
30. "Stone: Yes, we are everything, every experience we've ever had, and in some of us, a lot of it translates and makes patterns, poems. But, my God, we don't even began to touch upon it. There's an enormous amount, but we can touch such a little.Interviewer: That's true, just a very small portion.Stone: Very small. I think that's one of the things that our minds do; they sort out, somehow, often, and make patterns of significant things to us. And I think our minds do that for us in the dark, and then they offer them back in poems. I think your mind makes up your poem before you get it. You know, you receive the poem from your mind, you know you do. It takes a multitude of experiences, and all this language, and all this sound, and puts it together in these patterns that are significant to you and gives it back to you."
Author: Ruth Stone
31. "Interviewer: Didn't Sagan want to believe?Druyan: he didn't want to believe. he wanted to know."
Author: Sagan
32. "And what are your interests and hobbies, Nicholas?" Annabel asked faintly, sounding like a cross between a television interviewer and a hostage. Nick considered this for a minute, and then said "I like swords." Annabel leaned over her plate and asked, her voice changing "You fence?" "Not exactly," Nick drawled. "I'm more freestyle."
Author: Sarah Rees Brennan
33. "It's kind of a shame that it's even an issue. Not being gay, I can't fully appreciate how complicated that is. In the article, the interviewer asked me, and I said that if I were, I would just say it."
Author: Scott Wolf
34. "I used to tell interviewers that I wrote every day except for Christmas, the Fourth of July, and my birthday. That was a lie. I told them that because if you agree to an interview you have to say something, and it plays better if it's something at least half-clever. Also, I didn't want to sound like a workaholic dweeb (just a workaholic, I guess). The truth is that when I'm writing, I write every day, workaholic dweeb or not. That includes Christmas, the Fourth, and my birthday (at my age you try to ignore your goddam birthday anyway). And when I'm not working, I'm not working at all, although during those periods of full stop I usually feel at loose ends with myself and have trouble sleeping. For me, not working is the real work."
Author: Stephen King
35. "An interview:Interviewer: How do you sleep with long hair?Paul McCartney: How do you sleep with short hair?George Harrison: How do you sleep with your arms and legs still attached?Paul: It's just as much bother. Less, even.John Lennon: Short hair has to be trimmed.Ringo Starr: Yeah.John: That's why we have parties!Paul: Yeah, that must be it! We can't sleep with all this long hair!"
Author: The Beatles
36. "Usually naive interviewers hover between two mutually contradictory convictions: one, that a text we call creative develops almost instantaneously in the mystic heat of inspirational raptus; or the other, that the writer has followed a recipe, a kind of secret set of rules that they would like to see revealed.There is no set of rules, or, rather, there are many, varied and flexible rules..."
Author: Umberto Eco

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