Interview Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Interview Quotes from famous persons: Kristen Welker, Aubrey O’Day, Hugh Grant, Pete Rose, Edward G. Robinson. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Interview Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

You have to be essentially ready to interview the Presi

You have to be essentially ready to interview the President every day that you walk in, at any moment.
I’ve never gone into an interview in my life and said that we can’t talk about something.
Aubrey O’Day
I’m very unrelaxed doing a newspaper interview.
I get accused of talking about records. But it’s the guys who interview me who ask about them.
In those days I would go for an interview and find myself competing with this other chap who would always be younger and taller, and much handsomer than I.
Edward G. Robinson
I actually came to New York because it was very tolerant. You know, it seems preposterous, ludicrous thing to say in an interview, but I came for the anonymity particularly.
You’re trying to find new ideas in people. I always think to myself, what question I am least comfortable asking the person? And then I make sure I ask it early in the interview.
When professors expect a few dozen students and hundreds show up, it’s a mixed blessing. While it’s a testament to their popularity, it also means they have to scramble to interview and hire more teaching fellows, schedule rooms, and order lab supplies.
Generally, I think what guys do is they get your number, because if I interview you on my show we can exchange information and I don’t have a problem with that. But I think sometimes people are nervous to say things to me because they don’t know if I’ll blow them up on the air.
In some ways, making documentaries is like being a journalist. You interview people and then use the bits you want to use as opposed to the bits they want you to use.
Line up a group of Horace Mann students, interview them, and take a look at their resumes, and you’ll be hard pressed to pick out the students who require extra time. So then, what qualifies these students to receive special accommodations on the SAT?
Shyness is about the fear of social judgments – at a job interview or a party you might be excessively worried about what people think of you. Whereas an introvert might not feel any of those things at all, they simply have the preference to be in a quieter setting.
I would like go to Palestine and interview people there about what their lives are like; same thing in Iran.
I guess the best advice I ever got or anyone could get for doing a talk show, though it has not been easy very often, was from Jack Paar, who said, ‘Kid, don’t make it an interview. Interviews have clipboards, and you’re like David Frost. Make it a conversation.’
I hated working red carpets, I hated the whole celebrity interview process. I just realized I’d rather be the person somebody wanted to ask questions to than the person asking the questions.
All our hiring staff are trained to interview in English. They’re trained to look for Westernized segments because we deal with global customers.
I met all these important people and did all these stories, but I always had such excellent producers and assistants. I could show up to interview a world leader or a criminal and they would have things so well prepared anyone could have done it. It wasn’t about ‘me,’ it was about ‘us.’
Here we have a situation where a defendant in a case agrees to an interview with Dan Rather. It happened to be not confidential. But it was an interview with Dan Rather.
Top notch Indian employers such as Flipkart have hired Udacity Nanodegree graduates based solely on their performance in our programme, without any in-person interview.
The challenge with Donald Trump is that he’ll deny things he said the day before or even in the same interview. And then sometimes when you try and talk about a fact that he misstated or something that he said out loud that he now disagrees with himself on, it’s very frustrating.
In England, anybody who was alive remembers an interview between the press and Charles and Diana, right after they became engaged. One of the press asked Charles if he loved her. And he said, ‘Oh, well, whatever love means.’ Boy, it was a terrible answer.
I think a life of a human being is not something you can explain in a few interview questions. The stuff you do in the media is sometimes a great reflection and sometimes not a great reflection of who you are as a person.
I was doing an interview with a curator, and he asked me to sum up art in one word. Before he even finished asking the question, I said, ‘Impurity.’ Because that’s it.
It is the little things that throw me – the wrong pen, the wrong font. An interview done standing up is a disaster. I need my knees to rest notes on.
You have to do a show, an interview, you’ve got to go straight back on the road to another location, make a track and edit things like footage etc. It’s non stop. I really respect the hustle and work rate of Chipmunk, as well as N-Dubz and Tinchy Stryder.
I did Robert Pattinson’s first live interview for ‘Twilight‘ and he was so nervous.
No one knows what they’re doing. I remember going into an interview with a big star and I was nervous. Then I realised they were more nervous. I realised I was the one with the power because I was the one asking the questions.
I like getting to the meat of things. You can’t get it in a five-minute interview. I like to hone a person. I like to make eye contact.
It’s funny, because I have periods where I just kind of go dark. I don’t tweet, I don’t talk, I don’t interview, and then I have times where I do.
If you went for a job interview in a Glasgow law firm, they used to ask you what school you went to. And that was a way of finding out what religion you were.
I never realized it until I watched an interview, but sometimes my brain stutters between thoughts, and for some reason it comes out as an ‘ummmm.’ I’m hoping it’s because I’m so smart, and there’s just too much information to process, but it’s more than likely just because it’s a small processor.
Justin Baldoni
When I began to interview people from the ’60s, my first question was always, ‘What was your favorite record?’
The first interview I gave to the press was in 1987 when some people thought a previous machine at Cern, called LEP, might have enough energy to produce the particle.
I love taking time with an interview. Time with an artist relaxes them; it makes them want to be there and answer all your questions.
I remember seeing an interview from the Bee Gees and they were like, ‘The biggest competition to the Bee Gees is the Bee Gees.’ They just kept trying to top themselves and write better songs, and I’m just always trying to do that.
I would try to promote something that I loved, and the entire interview would be about my personal life. I would leave a room feeling defeated, feeling embarrassed, but I would always make sure to put that smile on my face because I wasn’t going to let them get to me.
I listened to this interview once with Jerry Seinfeld that really influenced my comedy and all of my writing, which is that when you’re starting out in comedy, it’s the audience that tells you what’s funny about you. And you need to listen to that and make a note of that.
I see many founders waste too much time trying to work their networks and/or ultimately settle for mediocre but available candidates. You will definitely have to interview hard for cultural fit, but the best talent isn’t cheap.
I once did a three-hour interview with Radio Oxford only to be told the microphone hadn’t picked me up.
I want to make sure I always show off my smile and have a positive attitude the whole time, whether it’s during a performance, practice, or doing an interview.
When I first went to interview for ‘Misery,’ they were saying things like, ‘You’re not Michelle Pfeiffer, you know.’ And I just don’t get the relevance of that remark. I’m not Elizabeth Taylor, either. I’m not Sean Connery.
I’ve been an assistant for seven years now and I haven‘t had one head coaching interview. I’m doing something wrong.
Patrick Ewing
With the long-format interview, I can get into really interesting conversations with my guests. You know what it’s like to get the opportunity to speak to really interesting people and pick their brain about things. To have time to let a guest actually speak and tell a story and get into detail is really exciting.
If you can’t relax during your interview, then nothing you do to prepare will matter. Being yourself is essential to the selection process, and interviewers will feel it if you’re too nervous. Showing fear or anxiety appears weak compared to a relaxed smile and genuine confidence.
We were on tour for ‘Tragic Kingdom‘ for 28 months. We were going through the breakup, and in every interview we were talking about it so we were opening this wound on an hourly basis.
I may interrupt people or be nasty, but I am never rude. So every interview starts with a shake of a hand and ends with a shake of a hand.
For a broad, star-powered picture like ‘The Interview,’ a big-tent release in 2,000 to 3,000 theaters is the top choice for a movie studio like Sony Pictures. It’s the difference between a $1 million and a $10 million box office total.
I’ve wanted to interview Hillary Clinton since I was 15 years old.
The reporter claimed he was going to write the article from my point of view. Instead, he made me sound like a little idiot. It made me never want to do another interview again.
Tia Carrere
The ‘National Suit Drive’ collects gently used professional attire, but what it’s really collecting is inspiration and a chance for men to feel empowered as they head into their next job interview.
For the most part, if somebody approaches me and says, ‘I’d like to interview you,’ who am I to say no, when I spend all my days going, ‘Hello, you don’t know me. I’d like to ask you some questions. Do you have a little time?’
The way I work, the interview never becomes larger than the person being interviewed.
I’m not a very good interview, usually.
Gregory Smith
When my son was in his teens, he was a really fine drummer. He was asked in an interview if he would consider going into the business. And he said, ‘Why would I ever go into the business that took my mother from me?’
We wanted to interview people on the show, do variety, get the artists, the guests involved with us in our group. They wanted to keep the four guys together. We wanted to change the format.
A friend of mine, now retired, was then a major exec at a major bank, and one of her jobs, the last four years, was the farewell interview.
Sometimes I wouldn’t give an interview because I didn’t have the time or something else was more important. So they come up with a story which I don’t think is always true, but they have to sell papers.
I didn’t have a job because nobody would hire me. My friends were getting hired, and I couldn’t even get a job interview. That really rocked my self-esteem because I didn’t understand what I did wrong on those job applications.
An interview is about mutual selection.
I always feel bad when people ask me questions. I always felt that I was a terrible interview because I don’t have any problems with anyone, and I don’t have a terrible past. Or I don’t have any terrible problems to talk about that would make interesting articles.
Had it not been for ‘The Apprentice‘ and Donald Trump, I wouldn’t have met my wife through an interview with ‘E! News.’
Eisenhower had the clearest blue eyes. He would fix them on you. In my every interview with him, he would lock his eyes on to mine and keep them there.
In any interview, you do say more or less than you mean.
There’s no first impressions anymore. You go to a job interview, and they’ll probably Google you. It’s a shame – people should play it a little closer to the chest as far as what information they release to the world. If I’m angry about something, I’m not going to take to my Twitter.
There are some really interesting celebrities and people who are fun to interview, but when you have to do it every day because you have to fill a slot, the allure wears off.
As to a media personality, well that just happened in large measure because people found me amusing, and I did lots and lots of T.V. news interview shows.
I gave my first interview when I arrived at Chelsea in 2004, and I had said that it had been my dream to play for one of the best clubs in the world and in the best league in the world – this came true, and I am very pleased my dream will last.
I would love to interview Sean Spicer.
I don’t talk a lot when I interview. My job is to get out of the way.
Before an interview, I’ll go down a rabbit hole of research – it’s amazing how many little nuggets you can pick up from watching YouTube videos.
One of the most important things, especially when you’re leaving school, is to realize you’re going to be dealing with a lot of idiots. And a lot of those idiots are in charge of things, so if you’re in an interview and you really want to tell the person off, don’t do it.
I don’t think I would be here in an interview if YouTube wasn’t in existence, if social media hadn’t been developed, or if these platforms for artists to promote and develop their own careers hadn’t become available.
I’d love to interview Mick Jagger, but that might be scary.
You will not get me in one second of an interview criticising another actress for a phenomenal performance.
I’d rather ride down the street on a camel than give what is sometimes called an ‘in-depth‘ interview.
I’ve learned that people latch onto labels and stereotypes. There was a period when I was asked in every single interview how I liked being the new Frank Sinatra… I think people will soon realize that I do a lot more than interpret old songs.
I gave everything I ever wrote to Johnny Cash. I think he said later in some interview that he would take them home and throw them in the lake with all the other demos. I’m sure he got a million of them.
My first ever interview for ‘Blue Peter‘ was a film with JK Rowling.
My favorite interview question is, ‘If you could have a superpower, what would it be?’
When you interview at Google, they don’t tell you what the job is. You get hired for a pool and the reason they do it that way is they don’t want outsiders learning their secrets in the interview process.
Figuring out why people who choose not to do something don’t in fact do it is like attempting to interview the elves who live inside your refrigerator but come out only when the light is off.
Shortly after Pearl Harbor, FDR committed a most visionary act: He appointed a Harvard historian to write the official account of the U.S. Navy in World War II. Samuel Eliot Morison was given the rank of lieutenant commander, with the right to interview anyone of whatever status.
So I just got on the phone and the engineer just patched me in and I did reports. I’d get a community leader and bring him to the phone, call up the station and do an interview over the phone with the guy.
There comes a moment during a job interview when you’re still talking, but you might as well take off your shoes.
One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.
Alice James
I read an interview where someone said, ‘It’s a shame that anyone can make a movie now,’ and I feel the exact opposite.
The Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci used to say that for her, an interview was like a war. I get the sense that we’ve forgotten that here in the United States. You turn on the TV, and you see very bland interviews. Journalists in the United States are very cozy with power, very close to those in power.
I was told one time never to go longer than an hour in an interview because you reveal yourself too much, but I never follow that rule.
I’ve seen little pieces of ‘Interview with a Vampire’ when it was on TV, but I kind of always go yuck! I don’t watch R-rated movies, so that really cuts down on a lot of the horror.
Whatever it is, if you draw, you paint, you’re a carpenter, you play football, the more you do it, you’re a journalist, the more stories you write, the more people you interview and navigate your way through these different personalities to get your story, the better you’re going to get at it. Acting’s no different.
I want to interview the most important people in the world and have everyone in America the next day going, ‘Did you see that?’
Piers Morgan
A lot of young women ask me, ‘Can you go into politics and maintain your ideals?’ Well, I think you can. You might not, in any one interview, tell the whole truth, but to deliberately deceive the public who’ve elected you is totally unacceptable.
Joan Kirner
It is disheartening when you read an interview with an actress, and it starts by describing what she is wearing.
I never let my gender define me but in my whole driving career I only ever did one interview not being asked about being a female.
There are few things quite so effortlessly enjoyable as watching an eminent person getting in a huff and flouncing out of a television interview, often with microphone trailing.
You can get an interview that goes smoothly at any time.
Diane Morgan
Of courseHorizon‘ had made an impact on me from a young age, but it was also humbling to meet and interview eminent scientists, and hear their high opinion of the series and of the science presented on the BBC more generally.
The literary interview won’t tell you what a writer is like. Far more compellingly to some, it will tell you what a writer is like to interview.
My agent in Sweden used to send off interview tapes but I decided to take it upon myself and come to London to visit casting directors which is when things first started taking off for me. I love Sweden but the industry out here is quite small so when I was given the chance to go internationally I took it.
I’d love to interview Hillary and Bill Clinton together and ask them about their dynamic partnership.
A good engineering interview will include some set of difficult problems to solve. It might even require that the candidate write a short program. In addition, it will test the candidate’s knowledge of the tools she uses in great depth.
To me, every interview, even if you love the artist, needs to be somewhat adversarial. Which doesn’t mean you need to attack the person, but you do need to look at it like you’re trying to get information that has not been written about before.
There’s only one interview technique that matters… Do your homework so you can listen to the answers and react to them and ask follow-ups. Do your homework, prepare.
The number one problem companies have during the Y Combinator interview is that a minute into the interview, we don’t know what they do. It’s the same problem with the application. You might think we’re experts, but you still have to explain it to us.
We’re not robots. There isn’t a perfect formula for an interview and there are days when you bring too much of you and there are days, quite honestly, when you don’t bring enough of you.
Having an interview in English is difficult for me, but acting in English is much harder. Because when I’m acting in English, if someone points out bad pronunciation or accent, I cannot focus on my emotions anymore, so it was very hard.
I’ve always been able to hear and read what I say before I say it. That’s why I’m a good quote. Or a good interview. If I say something that’s uncomfortable for someone’s ears, it’s going to be the truth; I just happen to voice it. But it’s the truth. It’s not my opinion.
I still believe that my main purpose is to better inform the world. Sometimes that’s done with infusions of my opinion, sometimes it’s done with numbers, and sometimes it’s done through writing a profile or, in this case, doing a sit down interview. But I feel that’s my job.
Malika Andrews
I’m pretty disappointed in Sony Pictures’ decision to pull ‘The Interview’ under pressure from North Korea.
I thank Jesus for giving me such a wonderful husband. He was my fan ever since he first saw my first interview with Prabhu Chawla. He Whatsapped me. Messaging and then talking to him, we became friends with the passage of time.
I will not be doing an interview with Sean Hannity.
I don’t mind anyone asking me any questions, I’ve got nothing to hide. I like it to be as real as it is, that’s what I call an interview.
‘What is your desired salary?’ The unwritten rule when it comes to salary is this: whoever proposes a number first loses. When you interview, you should never feel pressured to answer this question. Simply let your interviewer know that the most important thing to you is how well you fit the position.
I don’t know if it was much of an interview. We just shot the breeze.
Richard Petty
I read a book recently by a psychiatrist who was able to interview a few serial killers and she had a thesis on how you could figure these people out. And she thinks that there are things that could tell you whether someone has the potential to do that.
An interesting way into the celebrity interview podcast is via their dogs. Celebs may not be keen to let us into their homes, because they don’t like us to see how wealthy they are. However, tell them you want to go for a walk on Hampstead Heath with them and their mutt, and they’re only too happy.
Celebrity poverty, that’s the hidden scandal in Blair‘s Britain. You can’t help but worry for them. A girl I knew developed X-ray eyes for celebrity sorrows. She taught me to read the subtext of the down-market celebrity interview, she knew all the Hollywood codes, and followed the deep backgrounds.
In my first 15 or 20 years of authorship, I was almost never asked to give a speech or an interview. The written work was supposed to speak for itself, and to sell itself, sometimes even without the author’s photograph on the back flap.
My great inspiration has always been Studs Terkel, who is a wonderful American oral historian. He was a radio DJ at first, interviewed a lot of jazz musicians, and at some point started to interview Americans about work.
When I left the club, I said in an interview that my chapter with Borussia Dortmund was not over. I just wanted to realize my dream of playing in the Premier League.
It’s hypocritical to say when things are going well, ‘Interview me. Ask me how great I am. Ask me about family and personal life.’ At some point later, when someone wants information and you want to draw the line, how do you do that?
As a young girl, I used to dream of giving an interview. You dream of stardom as a kid. People think they don’t want to be stars. Everyone wants to be a star! That’s the truth. Even grownups; they pretend they don’t want to be one and don’t care. But everyone wants to.
The truth of the matter is, when you’re on ‘Howard Stern,’ you feel like you’re in his living room talking to him, you don’t feel like you’re having an interview.
I’m not saying Michael Moore‘s smarter than Sean Hannity, but Michael Moore is better at running interviews than Hannity, even though Hannity’s running the interview!
Just doing any kind of work – even an interview for breakfast television – makes me feel happy.
I must admit I don’t usually buy a daily paper, although I will get one if there’s an interview I want to read.
My dad didn’t know that I had an eating disorder. He had no idea, so that was weird. I was in an interview and just said it accidentally. I called my dad because I remember thinking, ‘My dad does not know that,’ and he was surprised. I think he understood, though.
No matter who I’m talking to, I always talk like I’m doing an interview.
I’m not a go-in-for-the-kill kind of interviewer. It’s a great thing to me, that kind of interviewer, but I’m not it. It doesn’t play to my strengths at all. I like to interview people who are interested in telling their story and tell it as truthfully as they can.
I get diminishing returns when I bore myself in an interview.
If you’re doing an interview, you need conversational tension. After you talk to them, you’re not going to have a relationship with them, they’re not going to like you, they’re not going to be your friend.
A lot of times the interview relies not so much on the interviewee, but on the interviewer.
It is not unusual to send someone to conduct an interview you don’t have time to conduct. It’s what we do.
Rick Bragg
When I went for my medical school interview, I had an old paperback of ‘Henderson the Rain King’ in the pocket of my coat. I was wearing the best clothes I had – a pair of cords and a sport coat – but when I got to the office, all the other interviewees were lined up in their black suits.
It’s impossible to explain to people who you are in a five-minute interview on TV.
I don’t think it is very polite and respectful asking someone out during an interview.
I don’t want to interview people. I want to have a conversation. I want to talk to Paul McCartney about the bass sound on ‘The White Album.’
I like to do an interview when the other person isn’t expecting it. I find it’s more spontaneous.
If you’re applying for jobs, get a suit now, whether or not you get an interview. Spend as much as you can on it without breaking the bank. It will do you some good.
When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium.
Hans Hofmann
For me to do interviews is painful. People don’t know that. To do an interview is going back in time. And to go back in time, maybe it wasn’t all the time that good.
I had the great good fortune to interview Peggy Lee. Her memories of working with Walt Disney and his team were warm and upbeat.
Leonard Maltin
I didn’t really have an idea that Montreal was a possibility. They were pretty tough at the combine, I remember that. It was definitely the toughest interview that I had.
The commission process in America and England is different. In America, they do it through an interview process, and it’s really based on whether they like you or not. I mean, it’s nothing to do with whether you do the best scheme or the worst scheme.
One of the best things about my job is that I get to meet a lot of great children‘s and YA authors at events all over the country. So I figured it might be fun to interview some of them and turn the interviews into short online comics.
Steve Sheinkin
I like being able to have a conversation. I like being able to do a vocal interview.
Most hiring managers interview a lot of people. So many that they generally have to go back to their notes to remember candidates – the exception being candidates with a strong hook. Sometimes these hooks are how people dress or their personality, but the best hook is a strong story that’s work-related.
All these people I interview are worth ten times what I’m worth.
I think a first date is kind of like an interview. If I feel like we have chemistry, I will divulge more of myself to them.
There was a telemarketing job one summer in high school that I was rejected for. I still walk by the building that I actually had the interview in. It’s still in New York, and I always think about that job and why I didn’t get it.
Ed Sheeran is a good mate of mine, and he just flies around the place doing every single bit of promo or gig or interview, and it’s no wonder that when you combine that with immense talent that he’s playing in stadiums and arenas around the world.
When you are interviewing someone, never let your camera person turn off the camera. The second you turn off the camera, they’ll say the magic thing that you’d been looking for the whole interview. People want to relax after the performance is done. Don’t be afraid of awkward silence. That is your friend.
It’s very exciting to have this great opportunity to interview designers for PopSugar. This is certainly my first step toward making my debut in the fashion industry.
If I got my hands on the Mueller report, the thing I’d want to see is what are the reasons why Barr made the conclusion about obstruction of justice that he did? Was it because of the facts? If so, why didn’t he try and interview Trump to learn all the facts?
The fact that the Meghan and Harry interview was aired while Philip was in hospital did not trouble him. What did worry him was the couple‘s preoccupation with their own problems and their willingness to talk about them in public.
I bounce my knees, but I do not have restless leg syndrome. I did an interview, I don’t even know who it was with, and they said I told them I have restless leg syndrome and it distracts me from my work. I do not have any syndrome.
When a Black man or woman shows up for a job interview or to work, they should never be judged based on their hairstyle. Their work product, commitment, dedication, and work ethic should be the sources of their success.
‘The Naked Civil Servant‘ by Quentin Crisp. I was so intrigued by the man, I hunted him down when I moved to New York. My first interview was with him. I filmed our conversation and it got me my first job in television.
Whether it’s a show or an interview, the way I look at it is that one day people might not want to interview me. So I want to enjoy this ride while I can.
Yes, this is Mango himself. Listen I’m terribly busy and don’t have time for a phone interview right now.
Chris Kattan
I wish to Christ I could make up a really great lie. Sometimes, after an interview, I say to myself, ‘Man, you were so honest – can’t you have some fun? Can’t you do some really down and dirty lying?’ But the puritan in me thinks that if I tell a lie, I’ll be punished.
Really smart people don’t want to say stupid things, and they really don’t want to be a part of a PR-engineered interview. People really do want to be smart, and they want smart questions. So, if you ask smart questions, there’s no way you can’t do well.
I will interview bigwigs if I get the chance, but you are seldom surprised by people in power – you’ve got to get awfully damn close to get anything new.
Joe Sacco
It’s easier to get people to talk to you if you’re a vet and you want to interview a vet about war. Sometimes they open up a little bit easier.
I think what’s universal is the idea of auditioning. It’s something that you do in every kind of job market. You audition every time you go on a date, you audition at a job interview, and it’s always about trying to put the best version of yourself forward and seeing what sticks and what doesn’t.
I think it is quite untrue that it is standard journalistic practice to name the interviewer when quoting from an interview.
It is harder to lie in an interview. A good interview – and it can be polite – is not a one way street like a candidate controlled ad. An interview is not programmed by the candidate and so the candidate can’t be exactly sure what will be asked.
Greta Van Susteren
I saw an interview that I did with someone, and I was horrified by it. And I said to my wife, ‘This is unbearable how I talk.’
The most frightening interview I’ve ever done was with Dr. Lonnie Thompson of The Ohio State University on the subject of global warming.
My first media interview was when I was a high school freshman and I was set to compete at state champs. The interview was the first occasion people had heard me on TV. When I watched back the recording on TV, I thought, ‘Wow, is that what I sound like?’ I didn’t like the sound of my voice.
Corporate efficiency has led to a nasty trend of filtering resumes for keywords. This might save time, but it ensures that many of the best candidates will never make it to the interview.
When somebody wants to interview me, I’ve always got something to say.
I’m notorious for giving a bad interview. I’m an actor and I can’t help but feel I’m boring when I’m on as myself.
Rock Hudson
When you look at Beyonce, every interview she does is just perfect delivery, perfect execution, and the thing is, she has honed that skill down.
The interview is not over when the meeting is over. Never forget that.
I sent Trump a handwritten note requesting an interview with my cell-phone number in it. That was a huge mistake. You should never, ever give your cell-phone number to Donald Trump. You know what he did with it? He put it on the Internet.
DJing is an art that I have the utmost respect for, and I’ve been practising it since I was 17 years old. Doing Tom Cruise wedding-type things becomes the focal point of every interview, and you realize that you have to cut it out if you don’t want to be answering questions about that.
I’d like to interview Rita Ora – I think she’s really cool.
What’s an ambush interview? You walk up to a fellow who you want to talk to, and he hasn’t been – he hadn’t been willing to talk to you before. You’ve sent him letters, and you’ve tried to talk to him on the phone. So you walk up to him on the street and ask him a question – that’s an ambush?
I was completely unqualified to get into Harvard. But then I went to my interview for Harvard, and the woman asked, ‘Why do you want to go here?’ And I took out all of my comedy writing samples that I had done. I couldn’t have been more delusional in terms of what I thought they wanted in a candidate for college.
When I face the media, maybe I don’t feel it now, here with you, because it’s a different sort of interview, but when I face the media before or after the game, I feel it as part of the game.
If you were ever to interview me after a football game or at a football game or around me during football season is totally different than when you catch me away from football.
Keyshawn Johnson
When we had concerts in the U.S., I used to be able to just go, but now I have to stop by the embassy and do an interview to get a visa.
Charles Barkley is always a good interview because he’s honest.
I don’t think anyone thought showbiz people know anything. I would suggest interview subjects, were told they weren’t such great ideas, and then they would be assigned to somebody else. I wasn’t given anything to do. I felt like the highest-paid dress extra in the world.
Before I ever endorse a candidate, I meet them, interview them, interview their colleagues and evaluate their competitors, study their positions and ideas, look at their campaign… then make a decision.
We now have the right to have immediate, unfettered access to any site in Iraq and we have the right to interview people, both inside and outside Iraq.
Slouching or leaning back may send the wrong signals. When you sit down for a formal interview, lean forward to show interest and active listening.
We’ve found that people crave a thoughtful exchange of ideas in a long-form interview, which is why the tradition that we have inherited from the originalFiring Line’ is relevant again. Our program has impacted the way the public understands our policymakers in Washington and beyond.
Pat Buchanan attacks me as ‘worshipping at the church of GDP.’ But in a CNBC ‘Kudlow and Company interview’, I reminded him that I also worship at the church of Catholic Mass, as do the vast majority of the Mexican immigrants.
There is nothing wrong with being a declared liberal or conservative and conducting a sympathetic interview with a political figure who shares your views.
Growing up people would tell me: ‘Yo, you only can do one thing. If you’re going to rap, just rap. If you’re going to sing, just sing.’ It boxed me in. But I just figured out a way to show everything. It’s like if you have a job interview, you want to present as many skills as you have.
I actually find it a lot easier to interview people I don’t agree with because I’m far more curious about how they’ve arrived at that place.
The government has completed the entire process to do away with interviews for lower rank jobs. There will be no requirement of interview for Group D,C and B non-gazetted posts in central government.
Whenever I interview someone for a job, I always ask them whether they want to sit in Bernanke’s chair. The only wrong answer is, ‘Who’s Bernanke?’.
When I hear an interview that I’ve done, and I’ve said ‘like’ a bunch of times, it just cheapens the sentiment.
I don’t like to interview people in front of their friends; they clam up.
Every black American is bilingual. All of them. We speak street vernacular and we speak ‘job interview.’
Internet marketing entrepreneurs have truly opened my eyes to just how important a quick turnaround time can be. Often times, an interview they conduct with me today is online by the next morning. The interviewee is then able to start making money less than 24 hours after the initial interview.
To do a really good interview, you have to be truly interested in the person.
Daisy Fuentes
I don’t mind anyone asking me any questions, I’ve got nothing to hide. I like it to be as real as it is; that’s what I call an interview. I’m not someone who’s like ‘Right, you can’t ask this, that, this, that, this, that.’ It’s got to be a real interview. I’ve literally got nothing to hide.
In NASCAR, you can do a lot of banging around and get pretty serious and even get yourself upside down. All of those things can happen – and then you give an interview two seconds later.
I get why people want to come see me play guitar, but I still don’t understand why people want to interview me.
Kaki King
Eddie Murphy said once in an interview that nothing is offensive if it’s funny. I sort of agree with that, but if something’s funny and you’re the subject of it, sometimes it’s more offensive. If someone’s insulting you, you want them to sound like an idiot.
What first caught my eye about Rihanna was an interview she did with Diane Sawyer after the Chris Brown incident, where she was very articulate, very poised, obviously a smart girl who talked about a very traumatic experience.
Honestly we never lied to people about who we were. Usually the wackier interviews came to pass because the interview subjects, aware that we were Comedy Central, just wanted to get their stories out.
I want to know where joy lives. I’d interview scientists, religious leaders and heads of state. I’d want to find out exactly what makes people happy. I’d want to look into the biology, the chemistry of the human brain.
When you interview celebrities, they’re so guarded so many times, they can’t reveal anything.
If you get too excited about any one interview, you’re making a mistake, because people do cancel.
Brian Lamb
If you do an interview in 1960, something it’s bound to change by the year 2000. And if it doesn’t, then there’s something drastically wrong.
If your company is mostly men, make sure to have women on the interview team. While you don’t want to ‘tokenize’ someone for their identity, it’s important to show potential candidates that you’re making an effort.
Every Shania Twain interview ends with someone asking, ‘Which Beatles album have you always wanted to cover, given the chance?’
I remember I heard it in an interview with Michael Jackson one day, saying the art is gone, everybody makes records just to make a record. See, I always want the artist that try to build a whole body of music on one album, so you can enjoy it. So you could say, ‘I went with him here, I went with him here.’
There’s been times I’ve been paralyzed by guilt when I’ve had to work crazy hours or miss a parent-teacher interview.
If you ask me to describe my relationship, I mean – words are too clumsy to accurately describe how I feel in that regard, particularly in an interview. It’s a strange thing.
Sometimes, when I’m doing an interview, my delivery or my take on a story may lean a little feminine, depending on the story, but it’s never intentional.
I met Elton John at an Interview dinner, and we just sort of became friends. He’s got such a wicked sense of humor.
I was doing an interview with a curator, and he asked me to sum up art in one word. Before he even finished asking the question, I said, ‘Impurity.’ Because that’s it.
No matter who I’m talking to, I always talk like I’m doing an interview.
I saw this cool interview with Amy Adams from when she did ‘Enchanted‘ and played a princess, and when kids came up to her with no make-up and ripped jeans on, she said, ‘I’m off duty. I’m an off-duty princess’, and I thought that was quite sweet.
I once had someone say to me in an interview, ‘You are more ugly on the screen than in real life.’
I remember once, we got an interview, and he said, ‘Dad, these people are writing about me like I’m an adult. Don’t they know I’m a kid?’ I have never tried to encourage him to get a music image like other musicians have.
If I were to do a movie about Apollo 13, I’d be at NASA studying what it took to go into space. It’s part of your job to go deep, to interview the right people.
If you do anything with the Cowboys, there’s an interest in it. And there are people who constantly want to write books about our teams in the ’90s. They want to interview me. I say, ‘Look, I’ve done it a million times. I’m just not interested. What’s left to tell?’
From journalism I learned to write under pressure, to work with deadlines, to have limited space and time, to conduct and interview, to find information, to research, and above all, to use language as efficiently as possible and to remember always that there is a reader out there.
The hardest and worst interview that I have ever done was with Frank Zappa.
Nina Blackwood
With ‘2 Dope Queens,’ with stand-up, and also with ‘Sooo Many White Guys,’ the interview stuff that I do, I really am a fan first.
I haven’t been to a job interview since I was 16 years old. When I was approached by Givenchy it was more like a courtship.
Ozwald Boateng
Job applications are an aesthetic event. They are performance art. They are not about proving you are smart – well, maybe your writing sample does that, but even then, the main point is to get an interview.
In my first interview in the UFC, I asked them to throw me among the lions. I wanted to fight the best, and that’s what the UFC did. Ex-champions, future champions – that’s what I wanted.
And after my interview with the Bengals, I knew this was the job for me.
I would never ever talk about my own personal life in an interview.
I would love to interview Dave Grohl. I just think he’s an amazing musician, and I grew up listening to Nirvana, so I have so many questions about that.
I convinced my parents to let me see an agent, but because I had been taught never to speak to strangers, I was so quiet during the interview, they said to bring me back when I was older.
Jason Fuchs
I don’t keep a list of people I want to talk to. It’s organic. But I’d like to interview Tom Brady. Someday I’d love to meet Vladimir Putin. I’d ask him how he sees the landscape of the world, what could make it better, how that could be done.
A lot of wrestling interviews are boring, plain and simple. They don’t say anything you never heard before. Your basic wrestling interview is, you ask me how am I going to do, and I say, ‘I’m going to do my best. I’m going to wrestle hard.’
Everyone finds interviews nerve-wracking so try updating your interview outfit with some new accessories, such as a fabulous silk scarf, so you feel great and know that you look a million dollars, even if you’re feeling a little apprehensive.
I did an interview once where I was asked who I found attractive and I went on about cartoons and Nala from ‘The Lion King’ – and it’s a bit weird but various of my ex-girlfriends actually did look like Nala.
So many times in the middle of an interview I’ve had people say, ‘Can we go off the record?’
I think anyone doing an interview is to some extent on show. And therefore, we always want to put on our best face.
As an interviewer, I don’t think you can dance around the subject. Certainly the interview subject knows if you are dancing, and the viewer knows that you are dancing. If it’s a hard question, you just have to ask it.
I think people just, when you say something in an interview, they really like to make it their own story rather than, you know they like to spin it off, almost.
I’m a reporter – if I don’t interview someone, I don’t have much to say, and I definitely can’t just sit down and knock out 800 words on any subject you give me.
I’m persistent. In the early ’60s, when I first started making the rounds in New York for theater work, I became more and more enraged every time I had an interview or audition that went nowhere, and became more determined. I haven’t lost that.
I don’t really get nervous anymore unless there’s a big interview.
After an extensive interview he arranged for my weaknesses in foreign languages to be over-looked and so I started a Biology degree at Birmingham in 1967.
I’ve been on ‘Jay Leno,’ and everyone likes Jay, but being on that show is a really boring afternoon. I sincerely like Jay, but I wouldn’t want his job, because I’d have to interview Kathy Ireland, and there’s nothing there I’d want to know.
This is going to sound ridiculous, but I read in an interview with Lil Wayne that he recorded a mixtape of something like 50 straight minutes of him rapping all of his material because he felt like he could never move on to the next phase of his musical exploration if he didn’t get it down on tape.
My work caused me to interview hundreds of women about their lives and their problems.
Judith Krantz
Most of my fans know I love video games. I say it in every interview, so they know. But one thing that I like doing is skateboarding, I like jet skiing, skydiving. It’s like a huge roller coaster ride. Like forty seconds of free-falling. That’s some of the stuff I love, daredevil stuff. I like horseback riding.
Rather than use the term ‘profiling,’ the profilers prefer to say they engage in criminal investigative analysis. That is because, besides developing profiles, the analysts offer a range of other advice, including personality assessments and interview techniques tailored to a particular offender.
If I ever interview somebody, I make sure I listen to them. As a comedian, I’ve gone on so many shows, I’ve wanted to take things to a crazy place. Sometimes the hosts don’t like that.
Men are hugely significant to me and to many of the women I interview.
One of the first things I did was interview the President of the United States. Some people work their whole lives and can’t interview someone of that stature.
Maria Menounos
I don’t understand these politicians who want to be president and complain when they get a tough interview.
RT was one of the first channels to cover the Wikileaks story and to interview Julian Assange a long time ago, way before it made headlines around the globe.
I’m not really that private of a person. I live in a small town and I’m very neighborly. I go out to dinner just about four nights a week and sit and talk to people. I’m not that private, so it’s not that strange to do an interview and try to share a little bit of your life.
Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
It’s the story of an American who wants to become a dictator and goes to Europe with a sidekick to interview various Fascists to find out how the Nazis and Mussolini got into power.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
When I interview someone, I want to find out about their life, get a sense of their personality, their passion. Maybe I’m hiring for a certain job, but even if your job is marketing, I’m going to ask you for your opinion on other things – taste this, what do you think of this bottle?
I was an accountant in Chicago, and a friend of mine, Ed Gallagher, was in advertising. At 4:30 every day I’d be bored, and I would call him. He’d interview me.
The teams that worked on the innovative distribution of ‘The Interview’ are just a few of the many that put in long hours over our studio holiday to ensure business continuity, rebuild our systems, and protect our company.
Michael Lynton
Usually when you interview somebody for a number of hours, they’ll say something that is self-aggrandizing or is a manipulation of the facts.
Everybody’s always asking me about my blood pressure. They did an interview once where they hooked me up to a blood pressure machine and they’d rile me. I’d yell and scream, and then it would just go back to normal in a few minutes. Everything else is probably rotting, but the blood pressure is spectacular.
In a way, I’d rather go into an interview and be disliked, and have unpleasant things written about me, than to have a wonderful, glowing article written that is in no way a reflection of who I am.
I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor – a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can’t read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn’t read that way.
By a twist of fate rather than anything approaching journalistic enterprise, I did the last major interview with Johnny Carson.
I don’t have anything personal against Valentina, but I think she changed a lot, her personality. In one interview, she says something and the other one she goes completely the other way.
In ‘Total Divas,’ our men are our garnish. In ‘Total Bellas,’ you finally get them in the interview chair, and you get to hear their perspective on the events going on. Fans will get to hear their point of view.
I interview about three thousand models yearly, and I must see almost 20 tons of excess avoirdupois annually.
Donald Trump does not touch alcohol, which is really respectable. But think about that. That means every statement, every interview, every tweet – completely sober.
I didn’t know it at the time, but Hitch didn’t want to talk to me – he hated meeting with people he might have to reject. As it turned out, someone, maybe his agent, insisted that he interview me.
Joseph Stefano
Every interview I do, it’s basically ‘how did he do it,’ and I owe it all to my representation, and my manager is basically like my mother, she’s so picky.
It strikes me every time I do an interview that I don’t really sit around thinking about my goals and my life and my career. I do what I love doing and I get a lot of feedback. I’m free as a bird, you know? If I do something good, it’s, ‘Wow, that was brilliant,’ and if I do something bad, it just goes away.
Lena Olin
I’d love to interview Mark Cuban!
Being intellectually hospitable is a virtue that I bring into the interview space.
Krista Tippett
It’s what Kitty Carlisle said in her book: Don’t interview people about what they do, interview them about what they love. I want my interviews to come out of the side pockets.
You know what, I’d done an interview show when I was like 16 or 17. One of my first jobs. I did interviews for this television show in Toronto.
Helena Bonham Carter was 19 when we made ‘A Room with a View’. She came for the interview in these extraordinary boots and a black dress, and sat with her feet out in front of her.
My all-time favorite is Brad Pitt in ‘Interview with the Vampire.’ He’s so sexy. I’m a fan of anything he does, but in that film he’s a vampire who doesn’t want to feed. There’s something super sexy about someone who has to feed to survive but doesn’t want to do it.
Kayla Ewell
My rule is that if I interview someone, they should never read what I have to say about them and regret having given me the interview.
I see managers with my own eyes walking out of jobs and then walking into jobs, getting sacked and then walking back into another job… yet we can’t even get an interview.
Dwight Yorke
The combination of landing the biggest interview of my career and having a drill in my back reminds me that God only gives us what we can handle and that it helps to have a good sense of humor when we run smack into the absurdity of life.
Robin Roberts
When it comes to babies and children and being a mother, there is so much to talk about. There are products that I keep discoveringendless products! People love to read about these things. And I interview cool mothers, mums with babies, and mums with teenagers… all mums who I admire.
They say our lives are scripted in advance. We just play our part and fate intervenes in mysterious ways to ensure that no one deviates from the script. It was a wrong date of birth on my CISF interview call later that led me to my taking the train journey that changed the course of my life forever.
You rarely see me without a DDP YOGA shirt on. There are times where I wear a regular shirt when I do an interview, and in the middle of it, I go, ‘Wait a second. Let me change my shirt.’
A word of advice: your interview is about you. It’s not about the school you went to, what you majored in, what your GPA was, or who your parents happen to be or know. Most of that stuff is right on your resume, and it might even have gotten you into the room, but it won’t get you much farther.
Sure, it’s fun to chat with people with interesting backgrounds who seem to have a passion for your company. But a job interview is not a friendly chat. You need to determine whether candidates, can they really do the job. So ask them to prove it.
My biggest problem in my life is I’m cheap and I didn’t hire a publicist. In every awkward interview, normally actors get these things scripted.
When you’re in the middle of an interview, it’s so easy to stop listening and think about the next question you’re going to ask. You can miss that golden moment which might take you in a different direction or a direction you didn’t expect.
I’ve been blessed over the years and I want to help guys to feel good about themselves when they’re going for job interviews. You walk in for a job interview, you feel good about yourself, you look the part, you get that confidence going.
I don’t roll like that but I’ve never been with a hooker either. Yeah, that’s good to say in an interview cause I feel bad a little because people grew up watching me and that’s a little disturbing.
Take Wanderlei Silva, everybody knows we don’t like each other, but if he’s fighting I’m going to watch because he’s a very exciting fighter. I’m a Wanderlei Silva fan, but Sonnen, I don’t know why people watch him. They probably watch him to hear his interview after his fight.
The hard part of writing at all is sitting your ass down in a chair and writing it. There’s always something better to do, like I’ve got an interview, sharpening the pencils, trimming the roses. There’s always something better to do. Going to a writer’s club?
Once, in an interview with ‘V’ magazine, I said that I preferred Fitzgerald to Hemingway. I think that Hemingway is an amazing writer, but by being related to him, I had it in my head that I had to like him.
I am always fully in tune with the interviewer, who is usually trying to make me look silly. My objective is quite the opposite during an interview: I never use my wit or my intellect to make the interviewer look silly.
It was almost like I was in the army: school, work, homework, fly to New York, get in at 2 in the morning, do a morning show at 5 A.M., then another one at 7, then a radio interview at 10, you know?
Nobody really knows for sure who the Blue Blazer is, but like I said in my interview, there’s a little bit of the Blue Blazer in each and every one of us.
As you probably know, I’ve written a lot about the presidency, so it’s obviously exciting when you get to interview a president and write about it.
Back in the day, in ’91 or so, I tried to interview Fugazi for Rolling Stone, which the band felt stood for everything they detested about corporate infiltration of music. They said, ‘We’ll do the interview if you give us a million dollars of cash in a suitcase.’ Which was their way of saying no.
Michael Azerrad
Whomever you’re going to interview, you have to be interested in what it is you want to know from them. You have to be interested in the subject.
I get up in the morning. I usually do a radio interview early in the morning. I usually do a book signing, because I’m also a cookbook author, so I’m at some store, at a Walmart or a Williams Sonoma, for three hours, standing up, signing autographs, and taking pictures for three hours.
I don’t like Heather Graham. She did an interview and said, ‘I didn’t want to kiss Corey; I didn’t want to catch his mononucleosis. He had a kissing disease.’
What women represent to the male is, historically, a big burden. It’s a lovely dream, but it’s the stuff of literature, art, and everything. Living up to what the male psyche projects onto the female is the stuff of books. You’d need a lot more than an interview to go into it!
The whole theme of Interview with the Vampire was Louis‘s quest for meaning in a godless world. He searched to find the oldest existing immortal simply to ask, What is the meaning of what we are?
Every time I do an interview, it’s like serious therapy. But real therapy isn’t something that I’d ever have. I feel fortunate that mentally everything is functioning well.
Don’t see the point in reading ghost-written autobiographies, even though some of these published lives may fascinate me. The ‘ghost’ is always present, manipulating an interview into first-person singular text, and it feels like I’m reading a lie.
The deadlines are much, much longer with books. When I was a reporter, a lot of times I’d come in at 8:30 a.m., get an assignment right away, interview somebody, turn the story in by 9:30, and have the finished story in the paper that landed on my desk by noon.
Margaret Haddix
In a television interview, I said that diversity in our children’s books should include the adventures of disabled children, travellers and gipsies, LGBT teens, different cultures, classes, colours, religions. It shouldn’t be a token gesture, nor do such stories need to be ‘issue-based’.
I just gotta keep reminding myself: Every time I do an interview or something, my volition really has to be just to serve, to help people. Not to feel like I’m important.
When I started out, nobody told you how to do an interview. That’s how I ended up on the front page of a newspaper dressed as Rodney Trotter with a Reliant Robin.
As a footballer, it can be enjoyable to do a proper interview where you trust the journalist to reproduce your thoughts.
Generally, if you preface an interview request with, ‘I’m an author writing a book,’ for some reason, that seems to open a lot of doors.
So I sat down with him and portrayed more the side of the character he needed to see. Which is what I do when I go in for an interview for a part I like. As much as you think you’re dealing with creative people, they see you for what your image is out there.
I have made an art form of the interview. The French are the best interviewers, despite their addiction to the triad, like all Cartesians.
At first, when my agent told me, ‘They want you to do an interview, a piece for ’60 Minutes,’ I was like, ‘What is ’60 Minutes?”
You can get an interview with anyone overseas on the basis of being part of ‘Newsweek.’ It still has a great deal of impact.
If you take the fashion out of it, clothing has a lot of information – about how we feel about ourselves, how we’d like to feel about ourselves, and what we’d like to be: If you show up to an interview in sweatpants and a T-shirt, I’m going to deal with you in a really different way.
So much about ‘Rookie‘ has been very organically familial among our contributors, among our readers. Yeah, if I interview someone like Lorde, who I do know outside of work – sometimes I’m just so happy; it’s so cool that this is organically, effortlessly, the warm, supportive friend vibe that we want here.
I think it’s foolish to interview someone who’s just promoting a movie that they’re in and ask if they consider themselves a feminist. That’s not about feminism; that’s about the journalist wanting to gauge how much this person is aware of the world or is aware of the feminist movement.
A couple of years ago I decided that my dream is to dance with J.Lo. She was on top of my dreamboard and I’ve talked about her in almost every interview I’ve done, whenever they ask what my biggest dreams are.
Charli D’Amelio
Before an interview, I’ll go down a rabbit hole of research – it’s amazing how many little nuggets you can pick up from watching YouTube videos.
It is tiring to be Turkish. The country is badly polarised, bitterly politicized. Every writer, journalist, poet knows that because of an article, a novel, an interview, a poem or a tweet you can be sued, put on trial, even arrested. Self-censorship is widespread.
At least for me personally, I’ve always tried to do a really good job every day, with each interview, and treat each interview seriously, and make the person I’m speaking with feel comfortable, hopefully make it an ideal experience.
I know that I need honesty from the people I interview. I also know that the truth is more interesting than made up stuff, and also, people don’t connect with you if you’re not honest.
When someone is bothered by someone claiming lack of drinking water, lack of medicine for the sick, and lack of food for the hungry, that person has problems too deep to be explained in an interview.
Carmen Yulin Cruz
On my podcast, I got to interview Will Ferrell, Sam Hunt, Colin Cowherd – all these different names – and it was just really cool to be able to talk to those people about things that weren’t everyday life for me, which is football.
There was an interview that I actually listened to with John Cena where he says that he is an elite-level athlete – he is elite, and he needs to make people elite whenever he goes up against them – but I was like, gosh, as much as I hate to give him credit where credit is due, it is exactly right.
There’s a gotcha piece in every interview that the press has, more or less, with President Trump.
The Prince interview was a failure. Huge, but most memorable ’cause he didn’t say anything.
It’s funny, when you speak with ‘New York’ you never know which way they are going to go. They sorta walk that middle road where you don’t know if your interview is going to go good or bad.
With every interview you feel like you lose a piece of yourself, and with every bad review you become just that little bit more bitter. It is horrible in a way.
Jane March
It’s unfortunate that in an interview sometimes things can seem so black and white.
Putin offered to allow American investigators to interview the 12 Russian intelligence agents just indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in exchange for allowing Russians to have access to me and those close to me.
‘Space finder’ is a phase I used in an interview one time, and it’s followed me ever since.
If you tell Canadians that you want to interview them for a critical piece on the Canadian healthcare system, they’ll put on their best trophy-wife smile for the camera and list its many accolades. Catch them on a day with their guard down in need of actual care, however, and the truth comes out.
I was talking in an interview about how I would love to have a ballerina flat for men. Repetto heard about it and decided to create one. It’s almost like a slipper.
At the Human Rights Foundation, I love being able to drive an interview and value-connecting with someone I’m interviewing so that they feel comfortable enough to open up and share their story with me.
Elizabeth Chambers
There aren’t that many actors with hair like this. And Amazon are casting Aragorn and they’re doing Interview with the Vampire’ on Hulu, so there’s all these good jobs.
My Duke of Edinburgh interview for his 90th in June 2011 was not one of my successes. I knew what to expect: there were some very uncomfortable moments and put-downs, but I think it made for entertaining viewing.
Like I always say – be where you’re at. For me, that means that when I’m home with my family and the phone rings with a number I don’t recognize, I don’t pick it up; it could be an important call, or it could be a radio interview that I would usually make time for.
I would love to get Chief Justice John Roberts for an interview. I think that would be fascinating, I think that Supreme Court nominees should do more interviews.
One of the main things I said in my job interview was that I want to develop female coaches.
You have two years to make a record and do what you like to it; then, you have 10 minutes to do an interview that could mess it all up. It’s the Crispian Mills Syndrome.
Really smart people don’t want to say stupid things, and they really don’t want to be a part of a PR-engineered interview. People really do want to be smart, and they want smart questions. So, if you ask smart questions, there’s no way you can’t do well.
My theory for a good interview is to listen to a person and react. I would always ask a question that was pertinent to the mindset of the talent, whether it was who they were going to meet, where they were going to meet them, and what they were going to do.
Gene Okerlund
I once got asked in an interview: ‘Does it annoy you that the majority of your fans are teenage girls?’ I was insulted and angry because it was sexist and ageist.
In the 1930s, the government paid writers to interview 80- and 90-year-old former slaves, and I read those accounts. I came away realizing – not surprisingly – that many slave masters were sadists who spent a lot of time thinking up creative ways of hurting people.
I don’t have a real plan when I do an interview. I have some themes that I want to hit. But I don’t have a set list of questions that I knock off.
George Stroumboulopoulos
I was interested in theatre and media and came to Mumbai to get a job. I imagined that the film industry would be a white building with producers sitting in different rooms, and you could walk in and meet them, and they would interview you and select you.
Reporters have to use their imagination, really put themselves in the shoes of the person they want to interview.
An interview has become such a confrontational thing. It makes you very defensive.
I actually turned down an opportunity for a private interview with Adolph Hitler.
Dorothy Kilgallen
When I reflect on the Colbert interview, it moved so quickly that what we didn’t do was define white privilege, and I wish we had done that. White privilege is the benefit resulting from white being seen as the standard, regardless of gender and income.
If he hadn’t done that interview with Bashir, he wouldn’t be there now. That was the first time he ever did an interview like that. He was afraid of something like that all along. And it happened.
Joe Jackson
When I interviewed a bloke wearing a balaclava on Newsnight. He refused to remove it and halfway through our interview he forgot he was wearing it, took a sip of water and couldn’t find his mouth. It’s quite hard to hold it together when that happens.
I want to speak English perfectly. In fact, I want to speak English just like I fight, and, until that moment, I find it very hard to do an interview solely in English.
Tons of people inspire my music, and now when I do an interview, I’m scared to say who they are.
I’m probably the worst person for ‘Men’s Health’ to interview.
I think that at a certain point in our lives we should have to interview our parents.