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Bob Edwards Quotes and Sayings

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I was encouraged to read aloud in class and vocalize.
- Bob Edwards

I used to listen to the soap operas with my grandmother.
- Bob Edwards

With radio, the listener absorbs everything.
- Bob Edwards

I wake about 1 a.m.
I'm in the office by 2 a.m.
We're on the air at 5.
- Bob Edwards

 

I've never been able to predict the future of anything.
- Bob Edwards

The radio was my pal.
I was just crazy about it.
- Bob Edwards

Nobody cares about your wardrobe, what your tie looks like,
or even if you're wearing one, and I don't.
- Bob Edwards

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I got to know every format of every station and who was on and what time.
- Bob Edwards

I'm still excited at being at a microphone and talking to listeners.
I love that.
It's the most basic element of what I do and I still enjoy it very much.
- Bob Edwards

Public radio has always been so powerless.
- Bob Edwards

A little learning is a dangerous thing,
but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.
- Bob Edwards

Between 2 and 5 I'm reading in to find out what's been
going on while I've been asleep.
- Bob Edwards

When Solomon said there was a time and a place for
everything he had not encountered the problem of parking his automobile.
- Bob Edwards

Never exaggerate your faults, your friends will attend to that.
- Bob Edwards

Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician.
We need more statesmen.
- Bob Edwards

In my case, the listener is often in an automobile driving to work.
You can concentrate on the road while still getting
an audio message that can be riveting.
- Bob Edwards

Good things just keep happening.
- Bob Edwards

People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there.
- Bob Edwards

It's also a more personal medium.
It seems to go directly to one's brain.
There are no pictures to distract.
- Bob Edwards

I go home by noon, and I'm in bed by 6 p.m.
I get up at 1 and do it again.
- Bob Edwards

I'm a very straight-laced, conservative news kind of guy.
- Bob Edwards

Some are pre-taped interviews because maybe we can't
get that person live or maybe we're not sure it's going
to work out right so we tape it an hour in advance.
- Bob Edwards

I wanted to be one of the voices in the box.
- Bob Edwards

If you want anything done well, do it yourself.
This is why most people laugh at their own jokes.
- Bob Edwards

Any outfit that has to beg its listeners for money
is an organization that has to constantly please its
listeners or it will dry up and go away.
It shouldn't work when you think about it.
- Bob Edwards

At a tiny station in New Albany, Indiana,
which is right across from the river from Louisville,
Kentucky, where I grew up.
The Louisville stations were loath to hire beginners,
so I had to go across the river.
- Bob Edwards

I think we're doing the right things for the right reasons.
We're not doing it to sell products.
We're not doing it to be popular.
We're doing it because in our judgment these stories are important to do,
and at this length and this much depth.
- Bob Edwards

That's the problem with news interviews,
you work your tail off to get prominent figures in the news on the radio,
but once they've been on, the event passes,
the urgency, the issues you talked about evaporate.
- Bob Edwards

In college, I got interested in news because the world was coming apart.
The civil rights movement, the antiwar movement,
the women's right movement.
That focused my radio ambitions toward news.
- Bob Edwards

But when you see personal artifacts relating to -
by genealogy at least -
a living human being,
it was just more impressive to me than just about anything
I've ever read about slavery before.
- Bob Edwards

The pictures are created by the listener,
with a little help from the broadcaster.
The pictures are perfect.
If you're showing pictures, different things in that
picture can distract from the spoken word.
- Bob Edwards

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

I had an art teacher who's the reason I got there in
high school who encouraged me to go to Alabama.
That's where she had gone and kept raving over their art department.
- Sela Ward

I think the reason working-class people don't write
books is because they are encouraged to believe that
only certain people are permitted to write books.
- Len Deighton

Tolerance is held to be a condition of mind which is encouraged by,
and is necessary for, civilization.
- Arthur Keith

My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother.
She took me to a different church every Sunday,
and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward.
- Esther Williams

Young players need freedom of expression to develop as creative players...
they should be encouraged to try skills without fear of failure.
- Arsene Wenger

Nowhere is Universalism welcomed and encouraged by a people;
everywhere governments have forced and are forcing
Universalism upon unwilling and resistant subjects.
- Arthur Keith

My attitude toward graduate students was different,
I must say.
I used graduate students as colleagues:
I gave them the best problems to work on,
and I encouraged them.
- Frank Press

You don't say to a university professor who is immersed
in a particular subject that they should get a life.
They are encouraged to enjoy their subject and to pass it on.
- Magnus Magnusson

My parents really encouraged me.
- Randy Castillo

When women are encouraged to be competitive,
too many of them become disagreeable.
- Benjamin Spock

Learners are encouraged to discover facts and relationships for themselves.
- Jerome Bruner

I think few wives would have encouraged this kind of
drastic and reckless career shift!
- Nigel Dennis

It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut
the training and go straight to fame and fortune,
and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that.
- Lesley Garrett

My parents encouraged thought.
You'll get through life better if you learn how to think.
- Holly Near

On several occasions President Kennedy encouraged me to take a lover,
an obvious sign he also had some himself.
- Pierre Salinger

Sometimes because a woman is beautiful,
she's not encouraged to be more, although she may have so much more to offer.
- Susan Anton

She encouraged any artistic impulse I had,
and my father discouraged any artistic impulse I had.
They took out their problems with each other on me and my sister.
- Bill Griffith

My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me.
They didn't put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys,
the way some American parents do.
- Nastassja Kinski

In Scouting, a boy is encouraged to educate himself
instead of being instructed.
- Robert Powell

You're encouraged to pitch your own story.
That way, you'll have more control over what you do.
- Rob Corddry

And I was lucky enough to have teachers that really,
really looked out for me and really encouraged all that.
And in rural Louisiana, that was a rare thing back then.
- William Joyce

The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises
in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.
- Philip Zimbardo

Pacifist propaganda and the resolutions of the parliamentarians
encouraged such treaties,
and toward the end of the nineteenth century their
number had increased considerably.
- Ludwig Quidde

Paul is Starsky, and I met him before shooting.
He was very kind and encouraged us to go with what we wanted to do.
It was very sweet to see them back with the car after 25 years.
- Ben Stiller

I'm somebody who deserves to be supported and encouraged
to continue my work because I have a lot to give.
- Steve Guttenberg

I was slightly disappointed, but also encouraged,
because I put myself in position to win a major,
which is all even Tiger says he tries to do.
- Stuart Appleby

I was never encouraged to do it and I played the accordion,
which I hated.
I wish I had taken piano because I definitely would
have written more songs of my own,
but I didn't.
- Connie Francis

A pitfall of making a comedy with a studio-and it's
also an American cultural thing-is that I get tired
of being encouraged to go always for laughs.
- Alexander Payne

I'm enormously proud of the fact that Star Trek has
really not just sparked an interest,
but encouraged, a few generations of people to go into the sciences.
- LeVar Burton

You are damned and praised, or encouraged or discouraged
by those who listen to you,
and those who come to applaud you.
And to me, those people are very important.
- Miriam Makeba

The fact that the great scientist believed in flying
machines was the one thing that encouraged us to begin our studies.
- Wilbur Wright

Faith may be encouraged by what has happened in the past,
or what is thought to have happened in the past,
but the only proof of it is in the future.
- Sydney Carter

Canada is not really a place where you are encouraged
to have large spiritual adventures.
- Robertson Davies

I have known lots of adults who enjoyed similar enthusiasms
as a kid and weren't encouraged and then didn't go
anywhere with it and so they're unhappy in their jobs as adults.
- William Joyce

Well, I think the best thing we can do for the short
term is move good energy legislation through to the Congress;
I'm encouraged that there's some prospect for that now.
- John W. Snow

In any case, Ives encouraged me to go into music even
though he himself had such a hard time being a composer.
- Elliott Carter

The public made me and then encouraged me for many years,
and my future even now depends upon it.
- Placido Domingo

I was very lucky to have a mother who encouraged me to become a poet.
- Philip Levine

The spirited horse, which will try to win the race of its own accord,
will run even faster if encouraged.
- Ovid


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