Upon reflecting on his last week (and 16 seasons) on
the Tonight Show:
"I'm a great
believer in low self-esteem. The only people I find that
have high self-esteem are criminals and actors. And if you have low
self-esteem and you always assume you're the dumbest person in the
room, you'll work harder."
And another snippet from the same interview:
trick to show business is try not to get too excited, try not to
get too depressed. I have the same friends I had in high school. I'm
married to the same woman. I'm still driving the same car I had when
I dated her -- although I got a few more. I come in here and enjoy
I enjoy being a voyeur to show business. I enjoy looking at it and
being around it. But it doesn't become my life. I don't let it absorb me."
-- Jay Leno