50 Best Anderson Cooper Quotes About Life, Love And Truth

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper’s thoughts about life in the media.

One of my favorite American journalists is Anderson Cooper. I grew up watching him on CNN as a kid. These days Cooper isn’t just busy anchoring on Anderson Cooper 360° or 60 Minutes —​ he is a first-time dad to a baby boy named Wyatt Morgan Cooper.

In a time of such great loss and confusion in our nation, it is great to see a news station share some good news — and some of the Anderson Cooper quotes listed below are just a few of the encouraging and enlightening things he’s spoken about on TV.

Nowadays all you see on the news are stories about the coronavirus pandemic, which can get very disheartening. As we mourn the lives losses from COVID-19 and other tragedies, we can’t forget to find a reason to smile, even in the midst of a global pandemic.

Whether you are a supporter of LGBTQ rights or not, you can’t deny that Anderson Cooper, son of  Gloria Vanderbilt and Wyatt Emory Cooper, has uncovered a lot of truths as a journalist. Cooper has risked his life reporting from “war zones and natural disasters” in third world countries, never afraid to chase stories that need to be heard. It is clear that Cooper has a passion for storytelling and as a viewer, you can tell.

More importantly, he does his best to accurately present the facts. Anderson Cooper is not telling you his version of a story, he’s reporting on what the story actually is. It’s all about the facts. Cooper, who graduated from Yale before the start of his journalism career, doesn’t even hesitate to call out the president of the United States, Donald Trump, on his inaccuracies in recent months.

In the era of fake news, it can be difficult to know who to trust. News stations and journalists are seldom a hundred percent nonpartisan and try as they might, there will always be unconscious bias. This is why we need journalists who are not afraid to inform us and tell the stories for what they truly are, and who do what’s needed to search for truth and facts.

Look below for some of the best Anderson Cooper quotes about the media, life, reporting and staying true to yourself.

1. Just be yourself.

“I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be …

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40 Best Suzanne Somers Quotes About Health And Wellness

Cancer survivor, Suzanne Somers, believes in balancing your hormones for a long, healthy life.

Suzanne Somers was born October 16, 1946 in California, and she has led a full, exciting life as a successful actress, author and businesswoman — paving the way for women in the health and wellness industry with her numerous best-selling books about aging, ridding your body of toxins and balancing hormones.

Somers was raised in an Irish-American Catholic family. Her mother was a medical secretary and her father was a laborer and gardener. Unfortunately, recalls her childhood as “joyless” due to her father’s battle with alcohol addiction.

Suzanne married Bruce Somers at the age of 19, gave birth to her son, Bruce Jr, in November 1965, and then divorced her husband not long after.

After becoming a model on the Anniversary Game show, Suzanne Somers met her second husband, Alan Hamel they married in 1977 and have been happily together ever since.

Known for her roles as Chrissy Snow on the sitcom Three’s Company in 1977 and as Carol Foster in the 1991 TV show Step By Step, famously blonde Somers has appeared on a variety of television shows and movies over the past few decades.

In 2001, Suzanne Somers was diagnosed with breast cancer, which she successfully treated with radiation therapy and lscador, a drug made from a mistletoe extract.

After her acting career, Suzanne Somers started promoting beauty and fitness brands through her online store. She was most famous for her involvement with The Thighmaster, but she her expertise as a fitness guru to the next level by writing numerous books. According to Somers, “writing is my greatest passion because I can share the things that matter most to me with you.” As of this year, Suzanne Somers has authored over twenty books, 14 of them being New York Times bestsellers — including Sexy Forever, Knockout and The Sexy Years. Her most recent book release, A New Way to Age: The Most Cutting-Edge Advances in Antiaging came out in January 2020, and it covers topics about aging well and natural alternatives that will increase your aging process to be a good one.

Over the last few months, Suzanne Somers has faced backlash for posting a nude photo on her Instagram with the caption, “Here I am at 73 in my Birthday Suit!!!“, but many of her fans praise her …

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50 Best Brad Pitt Quotes About Love, Happiness & Being Hollywood’s Biggest Heartthrob

How is Brad Pitt doing? Better than ever.

If you don’t know the name Brad Pitt, you probably live under a rock. But if you have seen Fight Club maybe a few hundred times, you are in the right place!

William Bradley Pitt —known to all of us simply as legendary heartthrob, Brad Pitt — is an American actor and producer who has a lengthy and impressive resume. Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, Pitt didn’t start out famous — he started his career in the film industry in college, after having a change of heart and dropping out of school just two credits shy of graduating from the University of Missouri. Brad Pitt headed straight to Los Angeles, California, at the age of 24, where he spent his first couple of months as a chauffer and delivering refrigerators while trying to figure out how to become an actor.

After he enrolled in an acting class, his scene partner asked if he would accompany her and her agent for an audition. The agent decided to sign Brad Pitt and his acting career skyrocketed almost immediately.

Brad Pitt’s first couple of appearances were in television series such as Dallas, Growing Pains, and Glory Days. In 1989, Pitt made his big day debut in the horror film Cutting Class. Soon after, he landed a role in the film Across The Tracks, which gave him the attention to be picked up for Thelma and Louise. Although he received a short bit of screen time in this film, it was enough for everyone to rewind their VCR’s and pause those moments where the (a little older than) teenage heartthrob was present.

Pitt went on to grab numerous acting roles, but one of the biggest was the adaptation of Interview With the Vampire, where he worked alongside Tom Cruise.

Brad Pitt has won multiple awards throughout his acting career, such as Golden Globes, Emmy awards, as well as many nominations. Pitt has a producing company called “Plan B Entertainment,” and he is a global activist who advocates for stem-cell research, poverty, and AIDS. Pitt is also one of the founders of “Not On Our Watch” — an organization that raises global awareness to violations of human rights in countries like Darfur and others.

Brad Pitt is easily one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood, even to this day, and continues …

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30 Kenny Rogers Quotes About Life, Fame & Country Music

Legendary Country Music Star dies, Kenny Rogers at 81.

Award-winning singer/ songwriter, Kenny Rogers was born on August 21, 1938, in Houston, Texas. He was the fourth of eight children to Lucile Lois, a nurse’s assistant and Edward Rogers, a carpenter. He worked as a busboy at the Rice Hotel and swept floors at a hat store for nine dollars a week. In 1949, he won a talent show at the Texan Theatre. His music career spanned over six decades.

From the 1950s, Rogers was a teenage rock sensation with a hit song, “That Crazy Feeling” which resulted in his National TV appearance on “American Bandstand”. He worked along with bands and as a solo artist.

His album and song, “The Gambler” released in 1978, the hit song became huge in the country and pop industry in which he won a second Grammy award. Rogers had 24 number-one hits and he is a sixth time Grammy award-winning artist. In 2013, the hit country legend was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Besides being a legendary musician, Rogers has published several books including a 2012 autobiography.

Until recent years it has been quoted that “he would choose success over family”. He has also stated that he has “regretted that decision because he missed out on the good years of his children growing up”.

Sadly, Kenny Rogers, 81, died at his home on March 20, 2020, from natural causes while he was under hospice care. He was surrounded by family. He leaves behind his wife, Wanda Miller and five children (three from previous relationships) in which he loved to spend most of his time.

Kenny Rogers’ music has impacted the history of American and Country Music. His music has touched the lives of many people across the world. Rogers’ legacy will continue to live on through his music. Here some of the best Kenny Rogers’s quotes to remember him by.

1. There is no in-between in friendship.

“You can’t make old friends. You either have them or you don’t.” —Kenny Rogers

2. Sometimes singing has more impact rather than saying them.

“If you want people to know what your message is, just sing it.”—Kenny Rogers

3. If you love something it is who you are not what you do.

“Music is what I am, everything else is what I do.”—Kenny Rogers

4. Know your battles.

“You gotta know when to …

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40 Best James Lipton Quotes About Acting, Hollywood & Pursuing Your Passions

A name that will be missed by Hollywood.

James Lipton was born on September 19th, 1926 and died recently at his home in Manhattan — on March 2nd, 2020 — from bladder cancer at the age of 93. A writer, lyricist, actor and at one point the dean of a drama school in New York City called Actor’s Studio Drama School at Pace University, Lipton produced, wrote and hosted a show on Bravo television called, Inside the Actor’s Studio.

Lipton is originally from Detroit, Michigan. His mother was a teacher and librarian, and his father, a graphic designer, and columnist. Lipton worked as a paperboy as a child and an actor in the Catholic Theater of Detroit as well as on the radio. He graduated from Central High School in Detroit and went to Wayne State University for a year and then joined the U.S. Air Force.

James Lipton was originally going to pursue a career as a lawyer and picked up acting on the side to help finance his career and education. He eventually picked up dancing and choreography skills and was cast in Broadway roles such as The Autumn Garden, Sherry! and The Man Who Came to Dinner. He was also in a film called The Big Break.

Lipton also succeeded as an author for the book he wrote called An Exaltation of Larks. He eventually published another novel entitled, Mirrors. This book was able to be turned into a television series as well.

Lipton appeared on multiple episodes of Arrested Development playing Warden Stefan Gentles. He was also the voice of the director in Disney’s Bolt.

James Lipton had a desire to initiate a 3-year education program for actors to teach them everything he had learned. His school joined with New York City’s New School University to form the Actors Studio Drama School. This eventually was molded into The Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University.

In Lipton’s personal life, he was married to an actress, Nina Foch, from 1954-1959. He married model Kedakai Turner Lipton in 1970 and was with her ever since. Kedakai was also the illustration designer of Lipton’s book, An Exaltation of Larks, The Ultimate Edition.

Lipton also learned how to become a pilot in his personal time. He was certified in Airplane Single Engine Land planes and had been flying since 1980 …

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28 Best Bo Burnham Jokes & Funny Quotes From His Best Comedy Shows

Goodbye sadness, hello jokes.

Bo Burnham is a man of many talents — he’s a comedian, musician, actor, director, and poet. He got his start on YouTube in 2006. However, he was posting funny songs on YouTube before it became a platform that really created celebrities and careers. He was simply posting silly songs he recorded in his high school bedroom to share with his friends and family.

Bo Burnham’s YouTube videos became a hit and now they have over 200 million views.

In 2008, he signed a four-year record deal with Comedy Central Records. He also released his EP, Bo fo Sho, that year. In 2009, he recorded a half-hour Comedy Central special and became the youngest comedian, at the age of 18, to release a special on the network. His full-length album titled Bo Burnham also came out that same year.

Burnham was born and raised in Massachusetts where he graduated from an all-boys catholic school called St. John’s Preparatory School. He was involved in the theatre program and worked diligently to be on the honor roll throughout his high school years. When he graduated in 2008, he got into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts to study experimental theatre. However, he decided to not attend and instead focus on his comedy pursuits.

In 2010, Bo Burnham released his second album called Words Words Words and recorded his first live special, of the same name, and it aired on Comedy Central. That year he was nominated for “Best Comedy Show” at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards for his Words Words Words performance.

That year he also wrote, produced, and starred in an MTV reality show satire called Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous. Each episode focused on Zach rebranding himself in hopes to become famous and it was an intelligent subversion of the reality television genre. However, placing the show on a network among the reality shows he is poking fun of caused some viewers to not understand that it was satirical, thus it was not picked up for a second season.

Bo Burnham’s third comedy special and album, What., came out in 2013 on Netflix, as well as his YouTube channel. That same year he also released his first poetry book, Egghead: Or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone.

His third stand-up special, Make Happy, was released on Netflix in 2016.

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20 Best Reese Witherspoon Quotes About Ambition, Friendship & Powerful, Strong Women

Hollywood’s southern sweetheart is turning it up a notch.

Reese Witherspoon is an actress, producer, entrepreneur, mother, and activist who went from leading lady to inspiring women. Everyone is obsessing over her recent hit show Big Little Lies, and it’s time for the world to obsess over Reese too!

Reese Witherspoon is currently the third highest paid actress in the world, but her journey to getting there was a long one.

When Witherspoon was 14, she booked her first lead role in a feature film on accident. She went to an open casting call to play a small role in The Man in the Moon, but was cast as the lead instead.

But her real breakthrough came in 1999 when she was in Cruel Intentions opposite Ryan Phillippe, who she was dating at the time and married three months after the movie came out. While doing press for the film, Witherspoon was also pregnant with their daughter, Ava (who looks exactly like her). Surprisingly though, Witherspoon almost didn’t accept the role in the Cruel Intentions because her character didn’t have enough depth —​ so she worked with the director to rewrite her lines to create a multifaceted character who she would want to play.

Soon after, Reese Witherspoon played the role of Tracy Flick, an ambitious high school student running for school president, in the film Election. Although her performance was widely praised and helped her earn her first Golden Globe nomination, Witherspoon claimed that it was difficult for her to book roles after. Since Tracy Flick is such an extreme character and she played her so well, people believed that Witherspoon must be similar to Flick and were hesitant to work with her.

Reese Witherspoon reached a turning point in her career when she landed the role of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who tries to win her ex-boyfriend back by becoming a law student and following him to Harvard Law School in the hit movie, Legally Blonde. This performance led to her receiving her second Golden Globe Best Actress nomination and her first MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance.

Then, in 2005, Reese Witherspoon portrayed June Carter Cash, Johnny Cash’s second wife, in Walk the Line and won her first Academy Award for Best Actress. About a year later, she went through a divorce from Ryan Phillippe, and in turn took a break from working …

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35 Best Marina Song Lyrics & Heartbreaking Quotes About Weakness In Love

Welcome to the life of Marina Diamandis – Formerly Marina and the Diamonds.

Are you a heartbreaker, prima donna girl, or Electra Heart? Maybe you’re all three and relate to every Marina Era, like me. Marina Diamandis, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, is a Welsh pop singer-songwriter that is one of the best vocalists and lyricists of our time.

Most people assume ‘the Diamonds’ in ‘Marina and the Diamonds’ refers to her being a band, however ‘the Diamonds’ mean her fans.

Marina began writing songs when she was 18 years old, but was too scared to sing them publicly. She became obsessed with becoming a singer, although she did not have a lot of musical experience. So, she taught herself how to play the piano and how to compose and produce music. Four years later, in 2007, she independently released her first EP “Mermaid vs. Sailor” on Myspace, which she created using the program GarageBand.

A year later, Neon Gold Records discovered her and booked her to open for Gotye.

In 2009, Marina released her first single “Obsessions” and first extended EP The Crown Jewels with Neon Gold Records. She then began performing at festivals, like the Glastonbury festival, the Reading and Leeds festival, and the iTunes Festival. Diamandis then released an EP consisting of the live songs she performed at the iTunes Festival. In December of 2009, Marina got second place on the Sound of 2010 poll by BBC and, at the 2010 BRIT awards, she was nominated for the Critics’ Choice Award.

Marina released her first studio album, The Family Jewels, on February 15, 2010 and was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry. In March of that year, she released her album in the U.S. In October, she received an award at the MTV Europe Music Awards for Best UK & Ireland Act. She then went on tour to promote her album and soon after, in 2011, Marina opened for Katy Perry on tour.

After Marina went through a breakup that left her sad and broken hearted, she released her concept album, Electra Heart in 2012. The album revolves around a character going through a break-up, Electra Heart, and four archetypes (Beauty Queen, Idle Teen, House Wife, Homewrecker).

Marina wanted to get her anger out by creating a cold and cynical character that ends up becoming a heartbreaker, but is clearly broken inside. Having …

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20 Powerful Judy Garland Quotes That Describe What Depression Feels Like

Someday I’ll wake up when the clouds are far behind me…

Judy Garland is a household name. We’ve met her in St. Louis, attended her Easter Parade and followed her over the rainbow. She ushered our lives into Technicolor with her angelic voice and all-knowing worldly naivety. She was the face of our childhoods.

But there is a dark history that we don’t acknowledge about Garland — she was deeply and wildly depressed. She attempted suicide multiple times, and spent much of her life in a dark place in her mental health, imagining a world she perceived better by her absence.

Mental health wasn’t talked about during her time — it was taboo and distasteful to expose your pain in public. Sadly, Judy Garland wasn’t given the help she desperately needed, as it was looked down upon and mocked.

Garland has often said that she lived for the crowd. She knew she was adored by her fans, and would do anything for them. But she also knew the difference between adoration and love, and more than anything she craved to feel loved.

In recent years, some of Garland’s third husband, Sid Luft’s, written accounts of her depression were found after his passing. A lot of them told detailed accounts of her suicide attempts.

“What demons inhabited her soul just when life seemed so rich and productive? It was a gigantic puzzlement that she would poison herself … and that the toxic reaction to whatever she swallowed would create an impulse for self-mutilation,” He wrote in his book, Judy & I: My Life with Judy Garland.

It is unbearably sad to think that a woman who brought us so much joy spent her life in so much pain. We must remember we are lucky to live in a day and age full of people who are working hard to normalize the discussion of depression and other mental illnesses. We must continue to work hard to pay attention to our loved ones, and make sure that they get the help they need.

We can only hope that Judy Garland finally found peace as she made her way over the rainbow.

Here are some of the most powerful Judy Garland quotes about depression, and what it feels like to be depressed and sad:

1. We all need to believe in the other side of the rainbow.

“I’ve always taken ‘The Wizard of …

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65 Progressive Inspirational Quotes From Famous Celebrities

The best influential quotes from Hollywood’s hottest stars.

We all know these famous celebrities from Hollywood. We have their posters on our walls and their voices in our heads. We have been hearing their names and watching their television shows and movies for years. We tell ourselves that there was nothing like old Hollywood and imagine ourselves walking the red carpet in those fabulous dresses, and riding in those fancy cars, using those really long cigarette holders.

In reality, we know that being a celebrity isn’t all glamour. As hard as we fight for equal pay today, women in Hollywood back then had to fight to get even a fraction of what they deserved. In a time where many men believed women to be genetically inferior, these trailblazers took the world by storm, showing us that women can succeed in a male dominated business.

Alex Guy Balch was the first female film producer, all the way back in 1911. The Moving Picture News printed that she was, “a fine example of what a woman can do if given a square chance in life.” She ended up producing, directing, or supervising over 1000 films in her career (short films mostly, but some full length) — sometimes all three at once.

Lucille Ball helped invent syndication by having I Love Lucy filmed on quality tape instead of broadcast live. After she bought out her ex-husband, Desi Arnaz from their production company, Desilu Productions, she was also the first woman to run a major television studio. The company went on to produce hits like Mission: Impossible and Star Trek.

While Mary Tyler Moore wasn’t the first woman on TV to wear pants, she was the first to normalize the concept of women dressing casually. When asked by TV Guide about her character on The Dick van Dyke Show she said, “I had Laura wear pants, because I said, ‘Women don’t wear full-skirted dresses to vacuum in. Women kind of breathed a sigh of relief, too, and said, ‘Hey, that’s right. That’s what we wear.'”

Donna Reed served as an uncredited producer and director of her show, The Donna Reed Show way back in the 1950’s. This dubbed her the first female television executive in history!

Sometimes we forget that these larger than life figures were real everyday women. They were sisters, and friends, trying to put their stamp on the world. When we …

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