Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don't choose what they want; they choose what they think is safe.
The problem is that for women, the average time is just over 14 minutes... men are left with about 12 minutes during which time they need to think of something to do!
Relationships are negotiated and if you deal with ultimatums and authority all the time, then you're not going to get anywhere.
I grew up in athletics, where people keep score.
I'm embarrassed every time I look a teacher in the eye, because we ask them to do so much for so little.
The most you get is what you ask for.
I have some wonderful friends from the Mideast that are as red, white and blue as anybody you know, that have been harassed, and I think it's a terrible, terrible thing.
I don't substitute anybody else's judgment for my own.
If your neighbor has a completely different view on abortion, gay marriage, stem cell research, all of those things, you still are both Americans. Neither one of you is necessarily more patriotic than the other. Neither loves their country any more than the other one does.
I mean, look, teachers don't do their job for the money, obviously, because we pay them ridiculously little amounts for what they put in. Most of them come out of their own pocket for materials and things to help the children and all that.
I've learned a tremendous amount from Oprah.
You have got to decide, look, this is who I am; this is my best way to present myself, and I'm going to ride that horse to the finish line. Not everybody will like it, but that's OK.
You're only lonely if you're not there for you.
It's better to be healthy alone than sick with someone else.
I've talked to so many people, men and women alike, that get overweight and their self-esteem just goes in the tank. They think they're judged. They think they're unattractive.
If I was on the air and was just kind of a plain-vanilla personality that took the safe road and the safe way trying to please all of the people all of the time, I'd been gone in two weeks.
Food is a coping mechanism; people are afraid of giving it up because then they'll feel confused and lost.