47 Jane Pauley Quotes On Success In Life

Margaret Jane Pauley is an American television host and author, active in news reporting since 1972. These Jane Pauley quotes will motivate you.

Best Jane Pauley Quotes

  1. “My goal is to see that mental illness is treated like cancer.” ~ Jane Pauley
  2. “Sometimes it takes the better part of a lifetime to find out what your passion is, but in my observation, if you do, it might be the best part of your life.” ~ Jane Pauley
  3. “There might be false starts and do-overs.You are entitled to experiment before you find your calling.” ~ Jane Pauley
  4. “You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense.” ~ Jane Pauley
  5. “When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder the year I turned 50, it was certainly a shock. But as a journalist, knowing a little bit about a lot of things, I didn’t suffer the misconception that depression was all in my head or a mark of poor character. I knew it was a disease, and, like all diseases, was treatable.” ~ Jane Pauley
  6. “The most likely moment for something incredible to happen to me was the moment I was most certain nothing ever would.” ~ Jane Pauley
  7. “Kids learn more from example than from anything you say; I’m convinced they learn very early not to hear anything you say, but to watch what you do.” ~ Jane Pauley

  8. “I came back to work when my children were two months old. At that early age, they seem to have little awareness of anybody but their Raggedy Ann dolls, so it wasn’t a matter of them missing me. I was missing them.” ~ Jane Pauley
  9. “A diagnosis is burden enough without being burdened by secrecy and shame.” ~ Jane Pauley
  10. “I envy people with dreams and passions, but I don’t think that way. I still don’t have a ‘bliss’ to follow. For people like me – I suspect that’s most people – holding out for a ‘dream’ or a ‘passion’ is paralyzing. I just like having work I enjoy that feels meaningful. That’s hard enough… but it’s enough.” ~ Jane Pauley
  11. “Most of us in the baby-boom generation were raised by full-time mothers. Even as recently as 14 years ago, 6 out of 10 mothers with babies were staying at home. Today that is totally reversed. Does that mean we love our children less than our mothers loved us? No, but it certainly causes a lot of guilt trips.” ~ Jane Pauley
  12. “I’ve come to recognize what I call my ‘inside interests.’ Telling stories. And helping people tell their stories is a sort of interpersonal gardening. My work at NBC News was to report the news, but in hindsight, I often tried to look for some insight to share that might spark a moment of recognition in a viewer.” ~ Jane Pauley
  13. “The years after 50 can be a time of great productivity, meaningful work, pleasure, creativity, and innovation. It’s a huge opportunity.” ~ Jane Pauley
  14. “The courage to try something new makes me proud.” ~ Jane Pauley

  15. “About the time I turned 50, I experienced the profound biological change that often accompanies women at that age. Also, I put two kids in college and lost both of my parents, so I’m no longer somebody’s daughter.” ~ Jane Pauley
  16. “My tides were fluctuating, too – back and forth, back and forth – sometimes so fast they seemed to be spinning. They call this ‘rapid cycling.’ It’s a marvel that a person can appear to be standing still when the mood tides are sloshing back and forth, sometimes sweeping in both directions at once. They call that a ‘mixed state.'” ~ Jane Pauley
  17. “I can cook; but not well. I figure I have six years until my children discover what their friends’ mothers make for dinner.” ~ Jane Pauley
  18. “A mood disorder is dangerous. You’ve got to get those dramatic waves of highs and lows stabilized. It’s dangerous if you don’t.” ~ Jane Pauley
  19. “I’m not driven by killer ambition. I’m not a workaholic. I’m a good team player. I don’t have to be captain, but I do want to play on a winning team.” ~ Jane Pauley
  20. “I’ve always had a lot of ambivalence about fame and celebrity.” ~ Jane Pauley

  21. “My guess is that people look at me and project their own values – importance of family, ego is healthy but not the biggest thing. I don’t know. I can’t explain my popularity.” ~ Jane Pauley
  22. “I define success as when I say “yes” when I am given an opportunity.” ~ Jane Pauley
  23. “I spent an awful lot of my life underestimating myself and, as a result, not exceeding my own expectations.” ~ Jane Pauley
  24. “My son has been known to throw a book at the television set when he called for me to come play and I was obviously busy in the box. But I’m told that children of television performers grow up thinking that all mommies or daddies work on TV and that it’s no big deal.” ~ Jane Pauley
  25. “Twins are a high-risk pregnancy, by definition. The quieter I am, the longer I can keep them growing.” ~ Jane Pauley
  26. “I have been fiercely private, in part because I could never understand how a journalist could be otherwise. I was also the mother of small children, and security concerns were paramount.” ~ Jane Pauley
  27. “Nobody calls me silly. That is not a word that applies to me.” ~ Jane Pauley

  28. “My parents were terrific – mother was a church organist and my father was probably the most respected person in our church outside of the minister and sometimes maybe that much. The neighbors all called him – a gentleman.” ~ Jane Pauley
  29. “Your 40s are a major trough. About the age of 50, feelings of satisfaction begin to rebound and keep rising into your 50s, 60s and 70s, with health being a major factor.” ~ Jane Pauley
  30. “I probably am more shy than people realize. But I’m shy when I leave a studio and I am just myself.” ~ Jane Pauley
  31. “What I’ve discovered is that my kids weren’t watching the ‘Today’ show… they watch ‘Gumby’ and ‘Bugs Bunny!'” ~ Jane Pauley
  32. “It may feel like the more you know about depression and the many forms it can take, the more questions you have. That’s how I feel.” ~ Jane Pauley
  33. “I was an unusually private person – in a way, kind of insufferably so. I think I thought the celebrity thing when it happened was a temporary phenomenon, and I was above it.” ~ Jane Pauley

  34. “Well, every now and then I would hear the preposterous notion that that Jane Pauley sounds like Barbara Walters. Like I could if I tried?” ~ Jane Pauley
  35. “My father was so good-natured and had such a happy disposition. I’ve always confused him with Jimmy Stewart. So, think Jimmy Stewart. That’s my dad.” ~ Jane Pauley quotes
  36. “My parents had an experience of life that is as opposite to mine as you can imagine.” ~ Jane Pauley
  37. “I love working with an audience. I love working with actual people who, you know, if they’re moved, you see it. If you say something they’re stunned by, you see their jaws drop. If they’re amused, they laugh – that kind of reinforcement, I totally adore.” ~ Jane Pauley
  38. “Want to lose weight? Kick a bad habit? Well you might want to try hypnosis! … no longer regarded as mere hocus-pocus, it’s been shown as an effective means of helping people quit smoking, shed pounds, reduce stress, and end phobias.” ~ Jane Pauley
  39. “New Yorkers, by reputation, are fast-talking, assertive and easily annoyed; I fit right in.” ~ Jane Pauley

  40. “It’s like if people don’t see you on TV every day, they think you’re in cryogenics somewhere.” ~ Jane Pauley
  41. “Many people come to reinvention when life changes around them, but people come in all different stripes. I’m oriented to change.” ~ Jane Pauley
  42. “I am not one of the great journalists of my time.” ~ Jane Pauley
  43. “I would not take for granted that my personal life – because I knew better than anybody – that it was just a life. It was surprisingly an ordinary life.” ~ Jane Pauley
  44. “‘Good Morning America’ exploited Joan Lunden’s pregnancy, but you won’t see me bringing my babies on the air. The only reason I’m talking about the babies at all is that they’ve been with me on the show since I became pregnant. After a while, I had to acknowledge this pumpkin tummy.” ~ Jane Pauley
  45. “I’ve always been profoundly ambivalent about fame. I think it just eats the reality out of you and it can be intoxicating because I like some of it.” ~ Jane Pauley

  46. “I had had some months of depression. Not serious enough to keep me from work. So, I guess you’d call that a mild depression.” ~ Jane Pauley
  47. “This may sound funny, but as much as the ‘Today’ show matured me, it also was something of a cocoon. I’d been happy there. I never went into the boss’s office and pounded my fist on the desk, saying, ‘Give me more money! Give me a prime-time show!'” ~ Jane Pauley

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