Phil Keoghan Quotes.
People ask me what the most important thing to take on the race is, and I always say it’s a sense of humor. If you’ve got nothing but a sense of humor, you will survive.
I love finding myself in the most bizarre situations, drinking cobra’s blood – really diverse stories. And yet, I will still turn up on location sometimes and be surprised by what I’m encountering or by how to do something.
A good storyteller can hold everybody captive without the special effects of Hollywood.
After more than twenty-five years in television, there are days when I feel like I’m just beginning, because I’m learning new things. I want to be better all the time.
Our schools are filled with this potential energy, and we need to create an environment for that energy to manifest itself.
Instead of focusing on the amount of money lacking in your budget, focus on what you DO have: a willing spirit, an imagination filled with bright ideas, people who care about you and can perhaps help you in some way. These are the things that will enable you to do almost anything.
I’ve always been about setting goals. Then when I had a near death experience at nineteen, it made it even more important to strive to achieve certain things.
There was some expiration point to my life, and it became very important to maximize the time that I did have on Earth. That’s what led me to my personal philosophy: “No Opportunity Wasted” – NOW for short, which is about living life to the fullest.
I try to encourage people to identify the things in life that they really want to do, so that over a period of time they can design or steer their life towards those things.
When I hear people watched my film and then got on their own bikes and rode, whether a few miles or across America, to achieve their own goals – that excites me. It’s the power of a story.
Inevitably you’re going to be delayed somewhere. Always have a book. Always have a movie. Always have a notebook. And then always have a sense of humour.
Where we really effect change, in terms of creating a passionate work force, is by listening to kids early.
I love the underdog stories. I love people who refuse to give up.
All of us make assumptions about what somebody’s potential is, because we all think of why somebody can or can’t do something. We make terrible assumptions.
I’m a big fan of human dynamics. Nothing fascinates me more than really interesting people and human dynamics.
I love underdogs, people who have achieved extraordinary things against the odds.
I’d always felt like I was going to take part in adventures in my life. That’s what led me to diving in the shipwreck to begin with. But when you’re faced with your own demise, you have to accept that you are vulnerable and that you are only here for a set period of time.
We have a gift of life. What we do with that gift is dependent on the choices we make. The people who we spend time with. The things that we go out to do every day.
Riding a bicycle is about getting back to basics. It’s good for the waistline and it’s good for the wallet, is what I’m saying.
With any good story, you need the adversary, the heroes and villains. You need a good mixture to make it work.
As you get older and you realize you really don’t know as much as you think you know, you listen more. Because then you think, now I need to be more receptive to the things I don’t know. That’s how you learn.
La Paz, Bolivia, is the most extraordinary city.