In the days leading up to his start as host of The Tonight Show, Conan O’Brien said he felt like a racehorse being led to the gate, rearing and bucking and eager to get started.
Knowing is doing, he said. “I like being tested, I really do. I get as scared as anyone when I’m tested. But the feeling of putting yourself on the line and really putting your talent out there, and betting on yourself and having it work is the most exhilarating feeling in the world.”
— Adapted from “Conan O’Brien: I Like Making Funny Things Happen,” James Kaplan, Parade.