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Top 59 Ken Jennings Quotes

#1. If I start outsourcing all my navigation to a little talking box in my car, I'm sort of screwed. I'm going to lose my car in the parking lot every single time. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#2. By putting others first the Serving Leader is able to catalyze the creation of high- performance teams. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#3. I would read the atlas for pleasure. I knew it was weird. It was weird. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#4. The real cocktail party conversation would probably go something like this:
"Actually, I have a degree in geography."
"Geography? Wow, I'm terrible with maps. I bet YOU know all your state capitals, though!"
(Geographer's smile freezes, left eye starts to twitch uncontrollably.) - Author: Ken Jennings
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#5. Even before you understand them, your brain is drawn to maps. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#6. I always bring my kids vacation souvenirs printed in Comic Sans, so they know I love them but not unconditionally. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#7. One of the most significant barriers to progress is the lack of effective leadership. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#8. Self-esteem is important because it sets up a powerful cycle of personal growth and willingness to take risks. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#9. If you never open a map until you're lost, you're missing out on all the fun. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#10. Serving Leaders direct credit to others. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#11. We regret the insinuation that Mr. Alex Trebek is a robot, and has been since 2004. Mr. Trebek's robotic frame does still contain some organic parts, many harvested from patriotic Canadian schoolchildren, so this technically makes him a 'cyborg,' not a 'robot.' - Author: Ken Jennings
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#12. Knowing lots of answers but being a millisecond slow on the buzzer is indeed very frustrating. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#13. Getting your ego out of the way has an even deeper organizational impact. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#14. The Final Jeopardy! questions seem to be, by design, things you can't know. And so it's not about who knows them, but who can figure them out in thirty seconds. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#15. I would stare at maps of Delaware for hours. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#16. The leader turns the pyramid onto its head in order to serve others. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#17. If youre a vegan who ran a marathon & got your dogs from a shelter, how do you decide which thing to wedge into the conversation first? - Author: Ken Jennings
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#18. What are those bulb things you're slicing?"
"You've never seen fennel? It looks like celery and tastes like licorice. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#19. The commercial break before Final Jeopardy is usually the only time that the show stops tape. You're given as long as you want to do the math required to make your wager. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#20. Trivia is mainstream. 'Nerd' is the new 'cool. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#21. (Trunk-or-treating, for those who don't know, is just like trick-or-treating, except with cars instead of houses, lame decorations instead of awesome ones, and no fun instead of fun.) - Author: Ken Jennings
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#22. Many cases of twentieth-century American map geekdom, it seems, began the same way that many twentieth-century Americans began: conceived in the backseats of Buicks - Author: Ken Jennings
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#23. You live overseas, you see these exotic places and you want to know about them. But, weirdly, it also made me homesick for all these very prosaic places in America. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#24. When a leader keeps personal ego in check it builds the confidence and self-esteem of others. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#25. You watch an old 'Jeopardy!' and the categories alone are very plain. 'Poetry,' or 'Movies,' or 'Physics.' If you watch it now, though, there'll be a theme board where the categories are all Hitchcock movies. Lots more jokes, lots more high-concept categories and questions. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#26. It's really changed me. For the first time I'm in favor of the Bush tax cuts. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#27. It's so much fun that the money is just icing on the cake. There seems to be a lot of icing. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#28. If it's on the Internet, then it's gotta be true. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#29. The great thing about knowing stuff is that anyone can do it. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#30. pg. 245 ...there probably isn't a marriage or a relationship or a friendship anywhere today that wasn't jump-started by trivia. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#31. For me, it started as a child with one of those little wooden jigsaw maps of the U.S., where's there's crocodiles on Florida and apples on Washington state. That was my very first map. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#32. We don't realize how hard it was to drive anywhere outside the major cities less than a century ago. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#33. Twitter makes you a comedian in the same way that digital cameras make you a photographer - Author: Ken Jennings
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#34. I have always loved maps. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#35. There's just something hypnotic about maps. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#36. Sure I have a cell-phone, so I don't have to remember everyone's number anymore, but that really wasn't a core part of my brain. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#37. I remember one of my last shows, the Final Jeopardy! clue was something like 'These two boys' names are top 10 boys' names in the U.S., they both end with the same letter, and they're both names of Jesus' apostles.' Now, obviously that's not a knowable fact. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#38. The thing you like/are good at is a sacred thing ... - Author: Ken Jennings
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#39. In this country, we were not into detail. Europe developed detail." "Why do you think that is?" "Weather. The whole history of England consists of finding things to do out of the weather. Which tells you why Russia was even worse. That's why Russian novels have 182 characters: bad weather. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#40. It's boring to have the same guy win. I'm actively rooting against myself. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#41. For some reason the most devoted mapheads seem to be kids. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#42. There must be something innate about maps, about this one specific way of picturing our world and our relation to it, that charms us, calls to us, won't let us look anywhere else in the room if there's a map on the wall. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#43. I always feel a certain sense of reverence in libraries, even small city ones that smell like homeless internet users. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#44. The future is here. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#45. To serve the many, you first serve the few. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#46. As Jeopardy devotees know, if you're trying to win on the show, the buzzer is all. On any given night, nearly all the contestants know nearly all the answers, so it's just a matter of who masters buzzer rhythm the best. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#47. I can't relax and sink back in the couch and watch 'Jeopardy!' the way I used to. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#48. When you see people who are really good at game shows, the one common attribute is a cool head under pressure: an ability to perform as well in the studio, surrounded by lights and noise, as you do on your couch. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#49. The key is selecting the right people to join the team, those with the right skills and values, those who embrace our purpose. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#50. There were two problems with this idea. First, it led to crappy "virtual reality" movies like Virtuosity and The Lawnmower Man. And second, in the long run, it turned out to be totally wrong. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#51. The theory of servant leadership is vital, but it's the active Serving Leader that makes the critical difference. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#52. I threw the opening pitch at a Blue Jays game, and after the pitch, the mascot asked me if I wanted him to sign the game ball, which I thought was funny. What would he write? "Best Wishes, Some Guy in a Bird Suit"?" - Author: Ken Jennings
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#53. Borders may divide us, but, paradoxically, they're also the places where we're nearest to one another. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#54. Being a nerd really pays off sometimes. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#55. When you make a decision, you need facts. If those facts are in your brain, they're at your fingertips. If they're all in Google somewhere, you may not make the right decision on the spur of the moment. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#56. I pick up Dylan. He certainly takes after his father: about three-quarters of his body weight seems to be head, and three-quarters of that is ears. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#57. Eratosthenes, the mapmaker who was the first man to accurately measure the size of the Earth, was a librarian. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#58. During the whole 'Jeopardy' experience, I felt like I was living a bit of a double life, I would be secretly flying out to L.A. to tape new shows, hoping that none of my coworkers would notice the absence and figure out what was going on. 'Jeopardy' tries very hard to keep their secrets. - Author: Ken Jennings
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#59. I have condemned my kids to a lifetime of geographic illiteracy. - Author: Ken Jennings
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