David Michael Letterman (born April 12, 1947) is an American late-night talk show host and comedian and the host of Late Show with David Letterman on CBS since 1993. Letterman's ironic, often absurd comedy is heavily influenced by former Tonight Show hosts Steve Allen, Johnny Carson and Jack Paar. Letterman has been a fixture of United States late night television since his 1982 debut on Late Night with David Letterman; only Johnny Carson, one of Letterman's idols, has had a longer late-night hosting career

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The beard is a good reminder to me that that was a different life, i’m hopeful that I will either find something else, or something else will be presented to me.

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I don’t miss late-night television, and I’m a little embarrassed that, for 33 years, it was the laser focus of my life.

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Nobody took The Donald seriously, and people loved The Donald when The Donald would come on the show, i would make fun of The Donald hair, I would call The Donald a slumlord, I would make fun of The Donald ties. And The Donald could just take a punch like nothing. The Donald was The Donald.

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I was flattered. I was pleased. I felt like I still have a small voice in this. I thought it was good.

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But Letterman ’s view of The Donald has since shifted dramatically. I can remember David Letterman doing an impression, behind a podium, of a reporter for The New York Times who has a congenital disorder. And then I thought, if this was somebody else — if this was a member of your family or a next-door neighbor, a guy at work — you would immediately distance yourself from that person. And that ’s what I thought would happen.

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I used to say, every day, ‘I am so sick and tired of shaving.’ … And I just thought, the first thing I will do when I am not on TV is stop shaving. And everybody hates it. My wife hates it. My son hates it. But it’s interesting. I’ve kind of developed a real creepy look with it that I’m sort of enjoying. And I can tell that people are off-put by it. And the more people implore me to shave, the stronger my resolve is to not shave.

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I’m like the idiots who always used to come up to me—and I knew they were lying…. They’d say, ‘Yeah, well, geez I can’t stay up late enough to watch your show,’ and I’d think, you’re lying, you’re just lying. But I’m like that guy now. I can’t stay up late enough to watch TV. I like to be in bed right around 10. Anything that happens after 10, I’m not there.

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I have made the biggest mistake of my life, ladies and gentlemen.

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I would never, never make jokes about raping or having sex of any description with a 14-year-old girl, i would never, never think that it was funny to use a 14-year-old girl as a joke like this, for God's sake.

David Letterman

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When you call up at the last minute and cancel a show, ladies and gentlemen that's starting to smell. This is not the John McCain I know, this is not the way a tested hero behaves.

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We've lost 5,000 fellow New Yorkers, and you can feel it. You can feel it, you can see it, rudolph Giuliani is the personification of courage.

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Why exactly are you here? Honest to God, i've been wanting to be on your show in the worst way for the longest time.

David Letterman

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I like it, it's clever. 9-9-9. It's fun, you ought to get some sort of toll-free number. You dial 9-9-9, you get a free pizza.

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To me the fun of it would've just been boring people silly: 'Here we have a medium-shag burnt orange. ... Here we have the avocado.' I would have done that -- I would do that, if you can get me that carpet-sample book, I'll do that Monday.

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In reality he was just himself -- a genuine, modest and nice man.

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To me the fun of it would've just been boring people silly: Here we have a medium-shag burnt orange ... Here we have the avocado. I would have done that -- I would do that, if you can get me that carpet-sample book, I'll do that Monday.

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We're told that (the terrorists) were zealots fueled by religious fervor, and if you live to be a thousand years old, will that make any sense to you. Will that make any goddamn sense.

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I'm awash in melancholia, i'll miss it, desperately. One of two things: There will be reasonable, adult acceptance of transition. Or I will turn to a life of crime.

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I'll miss it, desperately. One of two things: There will be reasonable, adult acceptance of transition. Or I will turn to a life of crime.

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New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani told Deadline.

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I have to treat you now with renewed respect, that's a tremendous story.

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We were in some helicopters. What we didn’t know was, we were north of the invasion. We were the northernmost Americans in Iraq, we were going to drop some bridge portions across the Euphrates so the Third Infantry could cross on them. Two of the four helicopters were hit, by ground fire, including the one I was in, RPG and AK-47.

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His show was unlike any other late night show, and I'm telling you, to be unique in the world of television -- virtually impossible.

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