Barbara Walters


To feel valued, to know, even if only once in a while, that you can do a job well is an absolutely marvelous feeling.

Success can make you go one of two ways. It can make you a prima donna or it can smooth the edges, take away the insecurities, let the nice things come out.

Work harder than everybody. You’re not going to get it by whining, and you’re not going to get it by shouting, and you’re not going to get it by quitting. Your’re going to get it by being there.

I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn't pronounce my R's. I wasn't a beauty.

I think my career is an amazement. I was right there at the right time, I worked hard, I did my homework, but I never thought I would have this kind of life.

A woman can do anything. She can be traditionally feminine and that's all right; she can work, she can stay at home; she can be aggressive; she can be passive; she can be any way she wants with a man. But whenever there are the kinds of choices there are today, unless you have some solid base, life can be frightening.