Interviewing Quotes

Interviewing Quotes by Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, Ramon Rodriguez, Lil Rel Howery, Brandon Stanton, Sidney Sheldon, Eric Yuan and many others.

I loved my time at MTV because the music was critical;

I loved my time at MTV because the music was critical; the music was our thrust. That’s what the channel was all about. And I loved that, because we were pushing the limits with how we were covering and interviewing and consuming music and bands.
Lisa Kennedy Montgomery
I spent a lot of time with the LAPD. I spent six weeks training, weapons training, ride-alongs, surveillance, interviewing them, in all different departments and divisions.
Ramon Rodriguez
My kids are really dope. I was just at home in Chicago, and my daughter Brittany was interviewing me. It was like I was on ‘Oprah.’
Lil Rel Howery
It’s the rejection that is hard. It’s not the interviewing that’s hard. It’s not the photography that’s hard. It’s, you know, approaching people all day long and having a good portion of those people reject you and some of them be rude.
Brandon Stanton
I always spend time exploring the customs and attitudes of the countries I’m using for locations, and interviewing the people who live there. I’ve visited over 90 countries thus far.
Sidney Sheldon
If we’re interviewing someone and they really care about having a certain title, I usually think, ‘Let’s hire someone else.’ You want someone who will say, ‘I truly believe in the company’s future. I want to own part of this company. I believe I can grow its value.’
Eric Yuan
In China, because Chinese is a tonal language, it can be kind of hard to follow people’s emotional tracks. There was one moment where a woman I was interviewing just sort of burst into tears, and I can usually sort of tell when things are coming on, and in that moment, it was very unexpected.
Hailey Gates
I wasn’t supposed to be walking with Mark Zuckerberg. I wasn’t supposed to be interviewing Romney’s sons. Why was I doing it? Because I wanted to survive. I wanted to live. I wanted to earn what it means to be an American.
Jose Antonio Vargas
When you are interviewing someone, don’t just write down what he says. Ask yourself: Does this guy remind you of someone? What does the room feel like? Notice smells, voice inflection, neighborhoods you pass through. Be a cinematographer.
Gene Weingarten
When I’m interviewing somebody, I take notes with a Bic Cristal, the classic black-cap, clear-body, medium-weight pen. It works on many levels: You can chew the cap, and if you’re really bored, you can bite the end off the back.
Erik Larson
And I managed to arrange to get some research support and to stay in Hong Kong for another year and a half, interviewing people coming out of China, both Westerners and Chinese. And that was my first real research study on thought reform or so-called brainwashing.
Robert Jay Lifton
The interviews have been a little tough due to the fact that we’re interviewing dogs. We see a lot of contestants licking themselves, but we’re used to that from covering the Grammys.
Melissa Rivers
Interviewers, even the ones that support the person they’re interviewing, have an obligation to probe further and push back when a candidate says something dangerous.
Brian Stelter
Through all of this lovely interviewing, and nice things people say, and the rest of it, I have learned that I am an actor. That is my profession. That is my job. That is how I make a living. So I am just out there making a living.
Melissa Leo
When I turned 50, I truly felt I was too old to work in Silicon Valley. No one said anything to my face, but when you can be the mother of some of the people you’re interviewing with, that says it all.
Julie Wainwright
I believe it’s easier to be an actor. Somehow, interviewing seems to be intrusive on people’s lives.
Wayne Rogers
We’re trying to create one holistic beauty experience where you can be inspired by other women, both the people we’re interviewing and the community contributing to the conversation.
Emily Weiss
I’m not being arrogant or blase, but I got a bigger buzz sitting opposite Jean-Bernard Delmas over lunch at Chateau Haut-Brion than I did from interviewing Elton John, Liza Minelli or Whitney Houston.
Phillip Schofield
So often on CNN, there’s a world-class journalist interviewing campaign rejects and ideologues and silly, craven people who do not care about informing people, that aren’t there to help people understand what’s going on in the news.
Jon Lovett
I started reading and talking and interviewing nutritionists and a thread was starting to form for me which is – a protein digests in a different rate of speed than a carbohydrate.
Suzanne Somers
Profiling, listening in on anyone and everybody who looks suspicious, or interviewing Muslims in a more intense way than interviewing Christian refugees is all acceptable.
Haim Saban
I volunteered at Ayuda, in the office, on a regular basis, and I did everything from fingerprinting and interviewing persons of Hispanic origin who entered the country without inspection and who were seeking work-authorization permits.
Thomas Hardiman
Kathy Dewar, my high-school English teacher, introduced me to journalism. From the moment I wrote my first article for the student paper, I convinced myself that having my name in print – writing in English, interviewing Americans – validated my presence here.
Jose Antonio Vargas
I am really bad at actually interviewing people.
Graham Norton
I used to have a voice because I was interviewing people and writing, but as soon as I got swept up in the fashion world, I was just a pretty girl at a party wearing a pretty dress.
Alexa Chung
I love researching, I love interviewing.
Quiara Alegria Hudes
I was interviewing an elder, Chief Fool’s Crow, who was the ceremonial chief. He was 103 years old. I was getting his information on the history of Lakota horses. He told me the story of Hidalgo and Frank Hopkins.
John Fusco
All of our family holidays were always work trips for my parents, so my sister and I would sit somewhere or find a kids’ club while my parents would be interviewing people.
Lucy Boynton
I thought I was going to do some cult, cool, late-night interviewing thing on BBC2. But everyone kept saying: ‘No, Michael, you’re teatime, you’re not cool.’
Michael McIntyre
Managers get interviewed for jobs, but I think it should be the managers who are interviewing the chairman.
David Moyes
I know Peter Jackson a tiny-tiny bit from interviewing him about the ‘Lord of the Rings’ movies over the years. When I was visiting the set of ‘The Return of the King,’ he let me be an extra so I could see filmmaking from a different perspective. I was a Rohan soldier.
Jeff Giles
As a professional journalist, I’ve been interviewing people for almost thirty years. And the one thing I’ve learned from all those interviews is that I am always going to be surprised.
Hector Tobar
My policy with interviewing is I’m not there to teach the people I’m across from a lesson.
Dave Rubin
I would go to radio stations and they were supposed to be interviewing me and playing my record and they would say, We’re playing too many women right now, we can’t play your record.
Kristin Hersh
We all prospect, and don’t even know we’re doing it. When you start the dating process, you are actually prospecting for the person you want to marry. When you’re interviewing employees, you are prospecting for someone who will best fit your needs.
Zig Ziglar
It doesn’t matter if I go on CBS, PBS or Fox. Whoever is interviewing me is going to want to create some conflict in the story, or it’s not interesting. That’s just the way the news is.
Mark McKinnon
When I was interviewing Hillary Clinton, I knew when I’d ask her something that she wasn’t going to give me the complete truth because she would break eye contact with me.
Amanda de Cadenet
Interviewing is not a democratic art.
Andrew O’Hagan
I’d never be tied down for five years interviewing TV personalities.
Chevy Chase
But I really like hosting, I think it’s a strength of mine. It allows me to improvise, and I love the spontaneity of that, and I think I’m funny behind the desk when interviewing someone.
Garry Shandling
I have the version of me where I’m interviewing someone, where I definitely am the straight man, and I like to show a lot of respect to my guest and let them take the reins. I don’t like to compete with my guests. I don’t like to be funnier than my guests or get into a ‘Who’s wackier?’ sort of thing.
Tom Green
I actually have videos on my phone of me interviewing people and asking them what they thought of the new Spider-Man in ‘Civil War.’ They were like, ‘Oh he’s great. I love him,’ and then some people were like, ‘Nah, I don’t love him. he’s not great’ – and I was standing right in front of them!
Tom Holland
There are videos I used to take at home, pretending to be a newscaster, interviewing the teapot or my house cat.
Alex Wagner
I never dreamed when I was competing at The Championships that I would one day be interviewing the winners on Centre Court for the BBC.
Sue Barker
Weight is just not a hot button. In fact, during my life, it probably should have been on my radar screen a bit more. I look back at work photos and am shocked. Was I eating the people I was interviewing?! Good Lord, I was big.
Hoda Kotb
I wrote ’33 Men’ in eight weeks. Not only was it a combination of simultaneously writing and interviewing, but as I dug deeper into the miners’ story, I found the key to their success was the ability to place their individuality on the back burner and bring forward the sense of a collective group responsibility.
Jonathan Franklin
I have long argued that no one should be allowed to write opinion without spending years as a reporter – nothing like interviewing all four eyewitnesses to an automobile accident and then trying to write an accurate account of what happened.
Molly Ivins
My basic approach to interviewing is to ask the basic questions that might even sound naive, or not intellectual. Sometimes when you ask the simple questions like ‘Who are you?’ or ‘What do you do?’ you learn the most.
Brian Lamb
In September 2005, I was three things: the media blogger for ‘FishbowlNY,’ a maniacal Daily Show fan, and the only person to smuggle a tape recorder and camera into a big Magazine Publishers of America event featuring Jon Stewart interviewing five hotshot magazine editors in an unbelievable bloodbath.
Rachel Sklar
So many of us can recall growing up with Gene Okerlund as the voice of our childhoods while interviewing the likes of Andre The Giant, Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage, Sting, and others.
Natalya Neidhart
In years of interviewing presidents, prime ministers and chief executives all over the world, I can remember only a handful of times in which a leader has said: ‘I don’t know’ in answer to a question. Perhaps everyone I have ever interviewed knows everything about everything, but I doubt it.
Gavin Esler
The idea of interviewing someone is that you are getting their first off-the-cuff impression or response. You don’t want them to have the chance to really prepare.
Asha Rangappa
I’m used to presenting programs about pop music, interviewing pop stars, and hosting awards.
Miquita Oliver
No longer do companies study consumers’ psyches only by asking people what they think about technology and how they use it. Now they conduct observational research, dispatching anthropologists to employ their ethnographic skills by interviewing, watching and videotaping consumers in their natural habitats.
Katie Hafner
One of the difficulties about interviewing people in Rwanda is that the country is trying to get on with ordinary life and some people just don’t want to get involved in this.
Tony Greig
My stuff always starts with interviews. I start interviewing people, and then slowly but surely, a movie insinuates itself.
Errol Morris
I was interviewing Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris for a Bond film a few years ago, and the moment I sat down, my dress ripped. No more bodycon numbers for me. I had to walk out of the room backwards when I was done.
Jameela Jamil
I did my degree in journalism, and I then went on to being a games journalist, reviewing and previewing games and writing about the industry, visiting and interviewing developers.
Rhianna Pratchett
Jane Fonda was at the top of my list of women to meet and the only time I felt nervous about interviewing someone. She is one of the most dynamic women I have ever had the honor of talking to.
Amanda de Cadenet
When you’re interviewing someone, you’re in control. When you’re being interviewed, you think you’re in control, but you’re not.
Barbara Walters
Their term project consists of a fieldwork collection of folklore that they create by interviewing family members, friends, or anyone they can manage to persuade to serve as an informant.
Alan Dundes
When I graduated from UCLA, I actually started interviewing for banking jobs. But at some point I realized a career in banking felt more like a continuation of school than a passion.
Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss
Confidence has a lot to do with interviewing – that, and timing.
Michael Parkinson
I like doing the readings and the autographing, but the interviewing gets a little tedious because you get asked the same questions every day and sometimes three or four times a day.
Terry McMillan
I was in sixth grade. I loved TV news. I acknowledge that I was also in awe of Barbara Walters interviewing Patrick Swayze and dancing with him.
Kristen Welker
Whenever television cameras are interviewing people in their homes, I tend to look over their shoulders and have a good snoop at their living rooms. I am always astonished at how clean they all look, with nothing out of place or unnecessary or dropped down any old how.
Craig Brown
Which is worse – being a has-been or being the guy interviewing a has-been?
Bobcat Goldthwait
I’ve had some pretty rough interviews. And it’s funny when people are interviewing you, and they sort of don’t really understand what you do, and they kind of insult you.
Vanessa Bayer
I learned that I never really know the true story of my guests’ lives, that I have to content myself with knowing that when I’m interviewing somebody, I’m getting a combination of fact and truth and self-mythology and self-delusion and selective memory and faulty memory.
Terry Gross
When I’m interviewing someone, I want to make sure that he thought enough to take care of himself – to dress appropriately and to groom himself properly.
Bill Rancic
People like me, when we’re interviewing, we’re not going back to our desktop to fill out a recruiting form. If I can quickly submit my evaluation through an iPhone or an iPad, that makes me a lot more productive.
Aneel Bhusri
I think interviews are good when you are an actual fan of the person you are interviewing.
Elvis Duran
At a particularly dicey moment in my own love life when I was interviewing Rupert Murdoch a number of years ago, I tried to get some advice from him about, well, about anything a man with three wives, the latest the age of his children, might offer.
Michael Wolff
I love meeting American voters. I get to interview a lot of politicians but I always enjoy interviewing ordinary people the most – though most of them are anything but ordinary. Everyone has an interesting story to tell.
Katty Kay
I was very nervous interviewing Genesis on Radio 2. I felt out of my depth and somebody tweeted afterwards: Sara Cox interviewing Genesis – what a waste. I was crushed, because I kind of knew it was true.
Sara Cox
Interviewing Rei Kawakubo in Tokyo and John Galliano in Paris, both for ‘Pop’ magazine, were huge for me, not just in learning about fashion and writing but about how little desire I had to be a critic/reporter/journalist/commentator so much as a kind of travel diarist.
Tavi Gevinson
We see women on the field; we see them interviewing players, we see them coming out of the dugout. But if you put them in the booth – like, hold up, wait a second – you haven’t been there before. This is different.
Jessica Mendoza
By interviewing at least one veteran, you can preserve memories that otherwise might be lost. My uncle was a downed fighter pilot and P.O.W. in World War II, and I am looking forward to recording his story for inclusion in the project.
Spencer Bachus
Working as a journalist, I was always tempted to lie. I felt I could do dialogue better than the person I was interviewing. I felt I could lie better than Nixon and be more concise than some random person I was covering.
Tim O’Brien
A lot of times, going into the interview, you have an idea of maybe what you want to talk about. And the people you are interviewing have an idea of what they want to talk about.
Brianna Keilar
If Barbara Walters was interviewing me, I’d figure her career was as dead as mine!
Tom T. Hall
If there is one way that I would sum up what the 2016 election was on cable news, it was world-class journalists interviewing morons.
Jon Lovett
I get the team set up good and then I’ll let them do their thing. At the end of the day, if you put the time and effort into interviewing and finding the right people for a job, you’ve got to let them do that job.
Richard Rawlings
When you are interviewing refugees, each person you talk to has a different story that could come from a horror movie. So many people talk about seeing their families get murdered before their eyes. Then I go to Central Park, and people are talking about their third divorce and paying tuition.
Brandon Stanton
Interviewing is fun. You get to learn things about people other than yourself. When you’re being interviewed, you’re talking about things you’ve already lived. I’ve already done that, so what fun is that?
Pat Smear
Interviewing Michael Jordan is like playing him one on one. If he respects you and especially your media platform and he’s amused by your college try, he’ll let you get off a shot or two. Then he’ll go behind his back, give you a head fake and leave you wondering exactly what he meant by this and that.
Skip Bayless
People do more important jobs than acting in film that should be recognised, but for some reason it’s big money, so people are elevated in status. If I was a bus driver, I’m sure you wouldn’t be interviewing me.
Adam Garcia
I want to be a late night host and the podcast is a way for me to do longer form interviews and to get better at interviewing.
David Dobrik
Whenever I think of how much pleasure I have interviewing scientists, I remember that they’re having the real fun in actually being able to do the science.
Alan Alda
My interviewing style and my approach to things is that, yes, it’s okay to be sincere; it’s okay to be yourself; it’s okay to be real.
Eddie Trunk
The excitement for me lies not so much in interviewing the hard-to-get famous person, but the person whom you are about to discover. You know, like maybe the character actors who are just coming into their own and you’re realizing how great they are.
Terry Gross
I remember interviewing someone I actually felt bad for, and therefore didn’t want to take an ironic stance against him. It actually turned out to be a really funny piece.
Rob Corddry
In 2009, I served as AARP’s Ambassador of Caregiving. With a producer and cameraman, I traveled the country for months, interviewing hundreds of caregivers.
Gail Sheehy
Most rock journalism is people who can’t write, interviewing people who can’t talk, for people who can’t read.
Frank Zappa
As a young man… you don’t know anything about yourself. And add on to that, you’re on the cover of magazines. People are interviewing you about what you think. You feel like a real phony.
Ethan Hawke
When you consider how many people are really not good at communication in general and interviewing in specific, it’s no wonder that many companies struggle to build high-quality partnerships – or even staffs.
Michael Gerber
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
I try to see interviewing as performance art, and just take it as it comes.
Liz Phair
I am interviewing people with a spirit of genuine interest and compassion, and therefore, the general tone of the site is one of genuine interest and compassion. The moment that culture changes, ‘Humans of New York’ is no longer viable.
Brandon Stanton
Interviewing someone is very similar to preparing a character, isn’t it? You’re just asking questions: ‘Who is this person? Why did they make that choice? Why are they doing that?’ You’re being Sherlock Holmes.
Felicity Jones