Alex Trebek Quotes

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'Music Hop' in 1963 was my first hosting job of a variety program.
— Alex Trebek

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Don't minimize the importance of luck in determining life's course.

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Don't tell me what you believe in. I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.

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I believe the 'Jeopardy!' test is more difficult than being a contestant on the program.

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I did everything - I did newscasts, I did sports, I did dramas.

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I don't gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn't give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.

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I don't spend any time whatsoever thinking about what might have been.

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I go through these cycles where I read a lot and then watch TV a lot.

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I have an Apple computer, which I use to play Spider Solitaire and do research on the Internet.

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I think what makes 'Jeopardy!' special is that, among all the quiz and game shows out there, ours tends to encourage learning.

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I would have loved to have a role in the HBO series 'Deadwood.' It was Shakespeare in the Old West.

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I'm curious about everything. Even subjects that don't interest me.

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If you can't be in awe of Mother Nature, there's something wrong with you.

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It's very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.

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Learning something new is fun.

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Maybe I'll take a little better care of myself, but I wouldn't count on it.

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My heart seems to heal, so that speaks well for my future.

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My job is to provide the atmosphere and assistance to the contestants to get them to perform at their very best. And if I'm successful doing that, I will be perceived as a nice guy, and the audience will think of me as being a bit of a star.

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My life has been a quest for knowledge and understanding, and I am nowhere near having achieved that. And it doesn't bother me in the least. I will die without having come up with the answers to many things in life.

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My life is what it is, and I can't change it. I can change the future, but I can't do anything about the past.

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My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died.

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Originally, I think, I wanted to be an actor. But I got into broadcasting by accident, if you will, because I needed money to pay for my college education. I applied for a summer announcing job at a couple of radio stations.

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People say, 'You look to be in great shape for your age,' and I guess I am.

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Sex? Unfortunately, as you get older - and I shouldn't admit this - there are other things that become more important in your daily life.

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Take your job seriously, but don't take yourself too seriously.

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The only reason I got into broadcasting was, I needed money to pay for my junior and senior years at college, and they hired me, those fools!

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We are all experts in our own little niches.

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When I finish as the host of 'Jeopardy!' I'm going to go up to Taft in central California. They have a small college there that teaches you about oil drilling.

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When you're in your 30s and actively pursuing a career and a home life, a wife and children, you're busy doing as opposed to busy thinking. As you get older, even as you don't have as much time, I think you tend to think more and reflect more on what is happening in your own life.

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You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!

Alex Trebek

'Music Hop' in 1963 was my first hosting job of a variety program.

Alex Trebek