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1. "In sports, I refused to do any interviews that were just going to become human-interest stories. Don't turn me into a tragic heroine."
Author: Aimee Mullins
2. "But for every hour and a half on stage, you have a five hour long bus ride, waiting for five hours at the airport, five hours of interviews... I know, it's part of the job, but that doesn't imply I have to like it."
Author: Andrew Eldritch
3. "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
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. "Fox News's Bill O'Reilly refuses to show the Muslim cartoons on The O'Reilly Factor, saying he doesn't want to offend anyone's religion. Someone should tell him those endless interviews with prostitutes from the Bunny Ranch and porn stars aren't high on Christians' list of enjoyable viewing either."
Author: Ann Coulter
6. "I've been giving interviews for the last 25 or 30 years, more often than not answering the same questions over and over again, ad nauseum."
Author: Boyd Rice
7. "I'm not good at interviews, I'm not good at dancing, I'm not good at looking like I'm having fun. I never will be, I don't think. Unless I go to a life coach."
Author: Calvin Harris
8. "I find that talking about myself is often the most boring thing in the world. Sixty per cent of interviews I find mechanical."
Author: Carla Bruni
9. "Mark v 39' - pencilled note to journo who rushed around on the rumour cora pearl had died. (as it was too early for her to give interviews)Finally he found a bible and mark v 39 is:'the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth"
Author: Cora Pearl
10. "From 'Embracing the Wide Sky', I went to the States, to Canada and to different parts of Europe as well. I gave interviews in several languages."
Author: Daniel Tammet
11. "I always like the idea of doing interviews with somebody but completely seriously not ever mentioning what that person is generally known for."
Author: Dave Eggers
12. "If people want to really know what's up with me then they can read one of my interviews."
Author: Ed Westwick
13. "I mean, I have done scenes with animals, with owls, with bats, with cats, with special effects, with thespians, in the freezing cold, in the pouring rain, boiling hot; I've done press with every syndication, every country; I've done interviews with people dressed up as cows - there's honestly nothing that's gonna intimidate me!"
Author: Emily Watson
14. "I've made my records and I've done all the interviews. I've done lots of long tours. I've made stupid videos. I've done all that stuff and learned all the lingo and gone to radio stations and shmoozed with DJs on the air and met retail people."
Author: Frank Black
15. "I think anyone about to leave one job not surprisingly would use their knowledge, their experience, their skills drawn from their previous positions to try and earn a living in the future. That's what happens in all interviews."
Author: Geoff Hoon
16. "Before job interviews, I think: What color tie best represents me as a person this company would be interested in?"
Author: Jarod Kintz
17. "God, I hate interviews with actors pouncing on. Who wants to know about their lives? I don't want to know about Al Pacino's life."
Author: Jason Isaacs
18. "Let's face it: a date is a job-interview, that lasts all night. The only difference between a date and a job interview is: not many job-interviews is there a chance you'll end up naked at the end of it."
Author: Jerry Seinfeld
19. "It's funny, in some of the interviews I've seen that were done for the film, some people say things like, 'Oh, I was never a very big Jim Woodring fan. I've never thought his work was that great.'"
Author: Jim Woodring
20. "Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background. He just didn't know he was a novelist. All those damn psychiatrists after him, they didn't know he was a novelist either."(Interview in Writers at Work: The Paris Review Interviews, Eighth Series, ed. George Plimpton, 1988)"
Author: John Irving
21. "I get mad at people who talk about traumatic job interviews, about going on one and getting rejected. I get rejected all the time and not only do I get rejected, but people have no problem being really specific about why I was rejected."
Author: Julia Sweeney
22. "If you watch Olivier's interviews, he has this reptilian tongue; it seems too big for his mouth. My pursuit of that became distracting, so I let it go. The thrill was finding the right pair of glasses."
Author: Julian Sands
23. "They see us interacting with people, they see us doing serious interviews, they see us having fun, and when you're conversing with someone, you get a much clearer impression of who that person is than if they are just reading into a news piece."
Author: Katie Couric
24. "We were in Little Rock. We were assessing a very important issue. In the midst of our discussions, we were receiving urgent inquiries from The Washington Post asking about interviews."
Author: Kenneth Starr
25. "Book authors are in high demand for speaking engagements and appearances; they are the new ‘celebrity' and celebrities gain access. Authors not only make money from royalties or book advances but from their keynotes, presentations and strategically branded product lines. This includes entrepreneurial ideas for you to extend yourself beyond just writing and prepares you to add speaking and consulting to your revenue stream. You have to begin to look outside book sales and towards the speaking market. There are radio, interviews, news, television, small channel television keynotes, lectures, seminars and workshops. These types of events have the possibility to be much more lucrative than just selling books. In essence, the book builds and brands you in the public eye. It gives you credibility and the opportunity to be more than you are. It enables you to now be a voice, a teacher, a leader, an expert - after all, you wrote the book on it!"
Author: Kytka Hilmar Jezek
26. "I almost never give interviews. It's not because I want to play hard to get. It's just that I never seem to have anything interesting to say."
Author: Laurie Metcalf
27. "I'll tell something, a lot of times I'd listen to Charlie and some of the interviews he had and he said, 'Well, yeah, I was a garbage goal collector.' But he knew the timing. I knew where he was."
Author: Marcel Dionne
28. "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
29. "DestinyThe chicken I bought last night,Frozen,Returned to life,Laid the biggest egg in the world,And was awarded the Nobel Prize.The phenomenal eggWas passed from hand to hand,In a few weeks had gone all round the earth,And round the sunIn 365 days.The hen received who knows how much hard currency,Assessed in buckets of grainWhich she couldn't manage to eatBecause she was invited everywhere,Gave lectures, granted interviews,Was photographed.Very often reporters insistedThat I too should poseBeside her.And so, having served artThroughout my life,All of a sudden I've attained to fameAs a poultry breeder."
Author: Marin Sorescu
30. "I will stay in the car until the last minute that I'm going to jump out and do a standup or jump out and do some interviews."
Author: Martha Raddatz
31. "I do get bottled up in interviews. You're thinking about what you're saying, and suddenly you get all tangled. So people think I'm sullen, or that I don't have much to say. But my friends will tell you: a lot of times I talk too much."
Author: Matt Dillon
32. "Don't drag candidates through weeks of endless interviews. Don't flake out on interviews. At DeveloperAuction, we often have offer letters prepared in advance, so we can hand them to great candidates as they are leaving the office."
Author: Matt Mickiewicz
33. "I don't care how someone lives or how good their spoken English is. I do all of my interviews on Skype text chat - all that matters is their work."
Author: Matt Mullenweg
34. "Interviews don't go to the core of my life."
Author: Michael Moriarty
35. "Interviews are usually a follow-up, like a press junket or a publicity junket, or something like that, and I'm not doing any of that right now. I don't have any axes to grind."
Author: Michael Nesmith
36. "I think interviews can be fine. It's just there's this terrible fear of coming off wrongly or saying something that gets taken out of context."
Author: Nicholas Hoult
37. "I always do my interviews face to face."
Author: Rachel Weisz
38. "We mark with light in the memory the few interviews we have had with souls that made our souls wiser, that spoke what we thought, that told us what we knew, that gave us leave to be what we inly are."
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
39. "Singing is just another outlet to express what I feel and to show everyone who I really am. I really don't talk about my personal life that much in interviews because that's my life, but with music, the way I write explains who I am."
Author: Raven Symone
40. "I hang around under the radar. Nobody is bothering me for interviews."
Author: Retief Goosen
41. "Some of the most effective segments are interviews with various staff members, including Aila, who works for the center's legal department. She explains the difficulties of rape prosecution, concluding that "only the survivor" can truly define justice. - Kirkus Review"
Author: Robert Uttaro
42. "I think people enjoy reading about money, but the people who are in charge of giving me guidance tell me not to talk about it in interviews. Why not? That's what everybody thinks about."
Author: Sean Astin
43. "Anytime someone basically commissions a piece, I write a song based on something personal to them. I go online and I do research on that person - Wikipedia, YouTube interviews, anywhere I can find a piece of information that kind of tugs at your heart a little bit."
Author: Skylar Grey
44. "Years ago, when I was about to go on a book tour for Someplace to Be Flying, my editor at the time Terri Windling and I sat down to figure out what to call what I was writing for the interviews that were to come. Terri came up with the term mythic fiction and I think that sums it up perfectly. There are almost invariably mythic elements in my fiction (as well as bits of folk and faerie lore) and the term doesn't lock me into writing only in an urban setting since many of my stories take place in rural areas. It never caught on, but when I don't describe what I do as simply fiction, I'll go with mythic fiction."
Author: Terri Windling
45. "At the Harvard Business School, I really felt I had gained the ability to resolve difficult issues. But I also felt that I wasn't in the mainstream with my fellow students. During job-hunting season, for example, everybody shaved their beards for interviews. I thought, 'This is crazy.' So I grew a beard."
Author: Thomas G. Stemberg
46. "Sometimes it's like watching a train wreck. You're uncomfortable, but you just can't help yourself. Some of those so-called bad interviews actually turned into compelling television."
Author: Tony Danza
47. "I've lost count of the interviews I've done about my illness and its relationship to my ideas and writing."
Author: Tony Judt
48. "Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over"
Author: Walter Isaacson
49. "Interviews with more than a hundred family members,"
Author: Walter Isaacson
50. "I have to laugh internally when I'm asked in interviews what nightspots I like to hit. I just don't have answers... so sometimes I make them up."
Author: Wentworth Miller

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