The Best Alex Trebek quotes

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Alex Trebek is the host of one of America’s most popular game shows, Jeopardy!. He has hosted this show for over 30 years and been awarded an Emmy Award in 1984. Born on July 22nd in 1940, Alex grew up to be bilingual with fluency in French and Spanish. He graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in philosophy before pursuing his journalism career at CBC Television. His first hosting gig was for Reach For The Top in 1966-1967 followed by Jeopardy! which began airing nationally on September 10th, 1964.
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About Alex Trebek

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July 22, 1940

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November 8, 2020

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Canada, United States

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University Of Ottawa

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Television Personality, Game Show Host

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Known For:
Host Of Jeopardy!

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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. โ€” Alex Trebek

I believe the ‘Jeopardy!’ test is more difficult than being a contestant on the program. โ€” Alex Trebek

Yet I still believe in the will to live. I believe in positivity. I believe in optimism. I believe in hope, and I certainly believe in the power of prayer. โ€” Alex Trebek

Saying that I’ve THOUGHT about it doesn’t mean that I’m DOING it. โ€” Alex Trebek

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It’s very important in life to know when to shut up. You should not be afraid of silence. โ€” Alex Trebek

Sex? Unfortunately, as you get olderโ€“and I shouldn’t admit thisโ€“there are other things that become more important in your daily life. โ€” Alex Trebek

A good education and a kind heart will serve you well throughout your entire life. โ€” Alex Trebek

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. โ€” Alex Trebek

What the world needs now is love, sweet love / It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of. โ€” Alex Trebek

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Inspiring Phrases From Alex Trebek

Its a quality program, and i think i do a good job hosting it, and when i start slipping, ill stop hosting. โ€” Alex Trebek

Jim Cummings, Whoopie Goldberg & Cheech Marin make up this famous Disney threesome. โ€” Alex Trebek

What goes 0โ€“300 in less than 2 seconds? Your mother on a scale. โ€” Alex Trebek

I have an Apple computer, which I use to play Spider Solitaire and do research on the Internet. โ€” Alex Trebek

I want to thank myself. Fortyโ€“five years ago, I graduated from the University of Ottawa and had a few career opportunities available, but I chose television and I’ve never, ever regretted that decision. โ€” Alex Trebek

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The stage looks like a very lonely place right now, i cannot recall The last time we had only one player in final jeopardy! โ€” Alex Trebek

There were some good days but a lot of notโ€“soโ€“good days, i joked with friends that the cancer won’t kill me, the chemo treatments will. โ€” Alex Trebek

Various Statements From Alex Trebek

I joke wIth the audIence all the tIme and I say,’ betty whIte.trebek,’ because they want somebody younger, somebody funnIer. โ€” Alex Trebek

You know, in spite of what america and the rest of the world is experiencing right now, there are many reasons to be thankful. โ€” Alex Trebek

We look forward to having more try out as soon as We are sure We can comply with all canadian online privacy laws. โ€” Alex Trebek

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I would have loved to have a role in the HBO series ‘Deadwood.’ It was Shakespeare in the Old West. โ€” Alex Trebek

Based on their previous performances, these three are already the’ greatest,’ but you can’t help wondering : who is the best of the best ? โ€” Alex Trebek

Don’t minimize the importance of luck in determining life’s course. โ€” Alex Trebek

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People say, ‘You look to be in great shape for your age,’ and I guess I am. โ€” Alex Trebek

More Phrases From Alex Trebek

Take your job seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously. โ€” Alex Trebek

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Music Hop’ in 1963 was my first hosting job of a variety program. โ€” Alex Trebek

I don’t spend any time whatsoever thinking about what might have been. โ€” Alex Trebek

Here she is at her confirmation hearing to be our nation’s top cop. โ€” Alex Trebek

People who are suffering through no fault of their own, we’re trying to build a gentler, kinder society. and if we all pitch in, just a little bit, we’re gon na get there. โ€” Alex Trebek

I think what makes ‘Jeopardy!’ special is that, among all the quiz and game shows out there, ours tends to encourage learning. โ€” Alex Trebek

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But don’t get me wrong…driving a truck doesn’t make me a redneck. I don’t have a gun rack in it. I have a wine rack. โ€” Alex Trebek

Deeper Quotes From Alex Trebek

Learning something new is fun. โ€” Alex Trebek

I want to express my thanks to your beautIful lIttle daughter, natasha, for havIng made thIs getโ€“well card for me, that was very sweet of her. โ€” Alex Trebek

I leave home about 7 in the morning. โ€” Alex Trebek

I was on the floor wrIthIng In paIn. It went from a 3 to an 11, and It happened three or four tImes that day whIle we were tapIng. so, that was a lIttle rough on me. โ€” Alex Trebek

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I’ve kind of, in my mind, rehearsed it already, and what i would do on that day is tell the director,’ time the show down to leave me 30 seconds at the end. that’s all i want,’. โ€” Alex Trebek

Please phrase your answer in the form of a question. โ€” Alex Trebek

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