Top 104 Interview Quotes

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“I gotta say – if I clicked on a movie interview, and the first part was all about Walt Whitman, I’d love that article.”

― Adam McKay

“My favorite interview question is, ‘If you could have a superpower, what would it be?’”

― Alan Schaaf

“When I graduated from Utah, I was headed into the biggest job interview of my life, the NFL Draft.”

― Alex Smith

“I’d love to interview Mick Jagger, but that might be scary.”

― Alexa Chung

“I’ve wanted to interview Hillary Clinton since I was 15 years old.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“Men are hugely significant to me and to many of the women I interview.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“I might like somebody, and have to go interview somebody that hates them, but I still have to be fair.”

― Angie Martinez

“I don’t talk a lot when I interview. My job is to get out of the way.”

― Anna Deavere Smith

“All our hiring staff are trained to interview in English. They’re trained to look for Westernized segments because we deal with global customers.”

― Azim Premji

“The scene that has raised the most objections in ‘The Interview’ is at the very end, when Kim’s head dissolves into flames. To me, it feels gratuitous.”

― Barbara Demick

“If the interview was done in the studio, Frank McGee would automatically do it. But if I went out and got it, then the interview was mine. So I was considered a pushy cookie, because I would get the interview.”

― Barbara Walters

“I get diminishing returns when I bore myself in an interview.”

― Ben Harper

“Had it not been for ‘The Apprentice’ and Donald Trump, I wouldn’t have met my wife through an interview with ‘E! News.’”

― Bill Rancic

“I don’t like to interview people in front of their friends; they clam up.”

― Brandon Stanton

“Look at an interview as an organic part of building a relationship.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“An interview is about mutual selection.”

― Caroline Ghosn

“I want to interview Alec Baldwin.”

― Cenk Uygur

“The person I’ve always wanted to interview but never met was Richard Burton.”

― Charlie Rose

“When you interview celebrities, they’re so guarded so many times, they can’t reveal anything.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I really want to interview Larry David.”

― Chelsea Peretti

“There’s a gotcha piece in every interview that the press has, more or less, with President Trump.”

― Chris Collins

“To do a really good interview, you have to be truly interested in the person.”

― Daisy Fuentes

“When someone says something in an interview, the beauty of Twitter is that it’s a platform for instantaneous response.”

― Damon Lindelof

“There’s all kinds of ways to be misunderstood, and one of them is via the interview.”

― Dean Wareham

“I’m not used to interviews. People don’t generally interview waitresses.”

― Deborah Eisenberg

“An investigation may take six months. A quick interview, profile, a day.”

― Diane Sawyer

“I actually turned down an opportunity for a private interview with Adolph Hitler.”

― Dorothy Kilgallen

“I interview about three thousand models yearly, and I must see almost 20 tons of excess avoirdupois annually.”

― Eileen Ford

“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.”

― Elif Safak

“The first interview I went on I got at age 5. It was a commercial for First Federal Bank.”

― Erin Moran

“I think it is quite untrue that it is standard journalistic practice to name the interviewer when quoting from an interview.”

― Fareed Zakaria

“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.”

― Floyd Abrams

“I do not really know what is my interview and performance style.”

― Flula Borg

“In 1976, I was invited to interview for the CEO position of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.”

― Frances Hesselbein

“Everything has changed. An interview has become such a confrontational thing. It makes you very defensive.”

― Francesca Annis

“An interview has become such a confrontational thing. It makes you very defensive.”

― Francesca Annis

“I terminated the interview when I didn’t know what he was talking about and went upstairs to lunch.”

― Graham Kennedy

“All these people I interview are worth ten times what I’m worth.”

― Graham Norton

“I’m not a very good interview, usually.”

― Gregory Smith

“Nobody at the FA has ever explained why I was overlooked and not even asked for an interview.”

― Harry Redknapp

“I apologize for my terrible interview skills.”

― Heath Ledger

“I would like go to Palestine and interview people there about what their lives are like; same thing in Iran.”

― Henry Rollins

“I’m very unrelaxed doing a newspaper interview.”

― Hugh Grant

“I used to take a recorder around and interview my parents and do impressions of my classmates as guests on my show.”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“I don’t really get nervous anymore unless there’s a big interview.”

― Jake Tapper

“As critical acclaim and response has built up, every interview I give is a chance to puncture the myth I’ve created about my work and refine it.”

― James Ellroy

“I learn lessons with every interview I give.”

― Jenny Lewis

“It’s probably odd for someone to read an interview where the interviewee is worried about exposure while they’re talking in an interview.”

― John Hawkes

“If I interview somebody for an hour, I’m looking for four amazing minutes.”

― Jon Ronson

“The long, forensic interview really matters.”

― Jonathan Dimbleby

“If I say one thing to the UFC, I say it in an interview. I don’t have conflicting stories.”

― Jose Aldo

“’Interview with a Vampire’ made vampires sexy.”

― Joseph Morgan

“When I interview people accused of capital offenses, I never even ask if they did it. I would consider that unprofessional.”

― Joseph Wambaugh

“I’ve never declined to do an interview.”

― Ken Livingstone

“Diplomats willing to sit for an interview usually prefer the terra firma of CNN over the whoopee cushion of Comedy Central.”

― Kevin Bleyer

“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.”

― Kurt Loder

“I never use the word ‘I’ when I interview someone. I think it’s irrelevant.”

― Larry King

“After earning my university degrees and working for a few years, I wrote to NASA to request an application package. Seven months later, after I applied, I received a call inviting me to Houston to interview. That itself was thrilling; it meant that I was one of the 100 or so who would be interviewed, chosen from several thousand applicants.”

― Leroy Chiao

“You just have to hope that they’ll grant you an interview.”

― Lisa Guerrero

“My first-ever radio interview was with Annie Mac on Radio 1!”

― Mabel

“I like being able to have a conversation. I like being able to do a vocal interview.”

― Mark Waid

“He showed in the last interview, as on the later portions of the chart, a genuine fondness for the rabbit.”

― Mary C. Jones

“My work on the Judiciary Committee has made me more aware of the InfoWars content than when I appeared previously in a very standard and respectful interview.”

― Matt Gaetz

“I probably would do over the Tom Cruise interview because I’ve thought of so many things I would have said in hindsight.”

― Matt Lauer

“I’ve changed my mind about the interview. I shall never give interviews.”

― Maude Adams

“I did an interview for MMA Hawaii when I was growing up, and I told them the guys I want to fight are Anthony Pettis and Jose Aldo.”

― Max Holloway

“I think it’s a problem when journalists have the title of their article before they do the interview, because it biases the way they conduct it.”

― Michel Gondry

“An interview is like a minefield.”

― Michelle Williams

“I did game shows, I did interview shows, I did talk shows, I did commercials, I did acting. But all of that was a million years ago.”

― Mike Wallace

“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.”

― Nancy Gibbs

“I always wanted to interview Michael Jackson, because I just wanted to humanize him.”

― Neil Strauss

“In over thirty years working in TV and movies, I’ve never had an exit interview or contributed to a 360 assessment.”

― Nell Scovell

“I am a demanding person to interview.”

― Nico Rosberg

“The hardest and worst interview that I have ever done was with Frank Zappa.”

― Nina Blackwood

“I once did a three-hour interview with Radio Oxford only to be told the microphone hadn’t picked me up.”

― Noam Chomsky

“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.”

― Paul Nurse

“I get accused of talking about records. But it’s the guys who interview me who ask about them.”

― Pete Rose

“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.”

― Phoebe Robinson

“David Bowie was awesome the easiest, coolest interview I have ever done.”

― Rachel Perry

“It’s harder and harder for journalists to get out in the field and interview Iraqis. The Web can get these voices out easily and cheaply.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“Every single interview I have ever done on TV or in print says I’m a Muslim.”

― Reza Aslan

“I don’t know if it was much of an interview. We just shot the breeze.”

― Richard Petty

“’Interview’ created indelible images of Pop Art that arrived on people’s doorsteps every month.”

― Richard Phillips

“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

“I actually wanted to become a model agent, and went into what ended up becoming my first agency for a job interview. They ended up suggesting I model instead. I guess I sort of fell into it.”

― Rila Fukushima

“I’m very private, not the interview type.”

― Romeo Santos

“I always felt journalists had a very clear idea of what they wanted to write about me before the interview began.”

― Ronald Frame

“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.”

― Ronald Kessler

“After a subsequent interview at Brooklyn Poly, I was hired, and life as a fully independent researcher began.”

― Rudolph A. Marcus

“I was the lead in ‘Interview With The Vampire’, until Tom Cruise decided he was interested. I was in ‘The Wings Of The Dove’ with Uma Thurman, until that got cancelled. I was in ‘Shakespeare In Love’ with Julia Roberts, until that fell apart.”

― Rufus Sewell

“Why should I give you an interview? All you journalists are plagiarists.”

― Sam Peckinpah

“There’s things you just don’t ask, because if you did, the interview would be over very quickly.”

― Sarah Bradford

“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.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“I would love to interview Sean Spicer.”

― Seth Meyers

“If I could have anybody I haven’t had, I’d want to interview somebody like Jay-Z or Puff Daddy, pick their minds a little bit.”

― Shaun Alexander

“Every time I give an interview, I seem to offend somebody in my family, usually my mother.”

― Simon Sebag Montefiore

“They probably realized our interview would do more damage to their pro-‘gay’ piece – rather than help it.”

― Stephen Bennett

“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!”

― Steven Crowder

“I had 13 job offers out of college. I went to Bullock’s department store and had a fantastic interview, but was skeptical. I knew retail didn’t pay much.”

― Terry J. Lundgren

“’Space finder’ is a phase I used in an interview one time, and it’s followed me ever since.”

― Thomas Muller

“I’d love to interview Mark Cuban!”

― Tom Green

“By a twist of fate rather than anything approaching journalistic enterprise, I did the last major interview with Johnny Carson.”

― Tom Shales

“Interview with a Vampire was lots of sex, so I’m not sure.”

― Uwe Boll

“Every week’s a job interview for us as players.”

― Zach Ertz
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