Alex Trebek Quotes For Success In Life

George Alexander Trebek was a Canadian-American game show host and television personality. He was the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! for 37 seasons from its revival in 1984 until his death in 2020. He also hosted a number of other game shows, including The Wizard of Odds, Double Dare, High Rollers, Battlestars, Classic Concentration, and To Tell the Truth. Trebek also made appearances in numerous television series, in which he usually played himself. These Alex Trebek quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Alex Trebek Quotes

  1. “The secret to happiness, of course, is not getting what you want; it’s wanting what you get.” ~ Alex Trebek
  2. “Don’t tell me what you believe in. I’ll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.” ~ Alex Trebek
  3. “Please phrase your answer in the form of a question.” ~ Alex Trebek
  4. “Have you ever met a successful person who wasn’t restless- who was satisfied with where he or she was in life? They want new challenges. They want to get up and go…and that’s one of the reasons they’re successful.” ~ Alex Trebek
  5. “It’s very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence.” ~ Alex Trebek
  6. “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.” ~ Alex Trebek
  7. “I’m curious about everything – even things that don’t interest me.” ~ Alex Trebek

  8. “If you can’t be in awe of Mother Nature, there’s something wrong with you.” ~ Alex Trebek
  9. “We are all experts in our own little niches.” ~ Alex Trebek
  10. “Learning something new is fun.” ~ Alex Trebek
  11. “Saying that I’ve THOUGHT about it doesn’t mean that I’m DOING it.” ~ Alex Trebek
  12. “I don’t gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn’t give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.” ~ Alex Trebek
  13. “I tried to do my best impression of The Jonas Brothers, but no matter how hard I tried I ended up looking cool!” ~ Alex Trebek
  14. “Don’t minimize the importance of luck in determining life’s course.” ~ Alex Trebek

  15. “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.” ~ Alex Trebek
  16. “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.” ~ Alex Trebek
  17. “Merv Griffin, who developed Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, had a great line once. I used to personally answer all the mail that came into Jeopardy! whether it was favorable or unfavorable, and Merv said, You know how I handle the nasty mail? I said no. He just grabbed it and folded it up and crunched it up and threw it in the wastebasket. He said I don’t bother with it.” ~ Alex Trebek
  18. “My dad drank pretty heavily, and he never missed a day of work in his life. So I never looked at drinking as a serious problem, but drugs to me are a serious problem. I think it’s a generational thing. I think older people don’t feel as uncomfortable around drinkers as they do around dopers.” ~ Alex Trebek
  19. “What goes 0-300 in less than 2 seconds? Your mother on a scale.” ~ Alex Trebek

  20. “My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died.” ~ Alex Trebek
  21. “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!” ~ Alex Trebek
  22. “People ask me, How would you do as a contestant on the show? And I tell them I would do fairly well among senior citizens, but against a good thirty-year-old, I would have trouble because I cannot recall information as quickly as I used to. You used to say something and I would go, boom, right away, very sharp. Now it’s like, Oh, yes, but wait a minute, uh, uh.” ~ Alex Trebek
  23. “I did everything – I did newscasts, I did sports, I did dramas.” ~ Alex Trebek
  24. “Sex? Unfortunately, as you get older – and I shouldn’t admit this – there are other things that become more important in your daily life.” ~ Alex Trebek
  25. “I had only been a citizen for two weeks when I received a summons to appear for jury duty!” ~ Alex Trebek

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