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Ira Glass Quotes and Sayings

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I suppose I shouldn't go around admitting I speak untruths on the radio.
- Ira Glass

You'd think that radio was around long enough that
someone would have coined a word for staring into space.
- Ira Glass

We're Jews, my family, and Jews break down into two distinct subcultures:
book Jews and money Jews.
We were money Jews.
- Ira Glass

When I say something untrue on the air,
I mean for it to be transparently untrue.
I assume people know when I'm just saying something for effect.
Or to be funny.
- Ira Glass

 

In some theoretical way I know that a half-million people hear the show.
But in a day-to-day way, there's not much evidence of it.
- Ira Glass

Where radio is different than fiction is that even
mediocre fiction needs purpose,
a driving question.
- Ira Glass

I think good radio often uses the techniques of fiction:
characters,
scenes, a big urgent emotional question.
And as in the best fiction, tone counts for a lot.
- Ira Glass

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Just when did I get to the point when staying at a hotel wasn't fun?
- Ira Glass

But sadly, one of the problems with being on public
radio is that people tend to think you're being sincere all the time.
- Ira Glass

It's not a terribly original thing to say,
but I love Raymond Carver.
For one thing, he's fun to read out loud.
- Ira Glass

But you can make good radio, interesting radio,
great radio even, without an urgent question,
a burning issue at stake.
- Ira Glass

One reason I do the live shows - and the monthly speeches
at public radio stations -
is to remind myself that people hear the show,
that it has an audience, that it exists in the world.
It's so easy to forget that.
- Ira Glass

If you don't take full responsibility
for your own happiness,
who do you suppose will?
Your happiness is a one person job -
it begins and ends with you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The right mixture of caring and not caring -
I suppose that's what love is.
- James Hilton

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles;
but today it means getting along with people.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am better able to imagine hell than heaven;
it is my inheritance,
I suppose.
- Elinor Wylie

Lawyers, I suppose, were children once.
- Charles Lamb

Suppose you were an idiot,
and suppose you were a member of Congress;
but I repeat myself.
- Mark Twain

"Rabbit's clever," said Pooh thoughtfully.
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit's clever."
"And he has Brain."
"Yes," said Piglet, "Rabbit has Brain."
There was a long silence.
"I suppose," said Pooh, "that that's why he never understands anything."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

To hear some men talk of the government,
you would suppose that Congress was the law of gravitation,
and kept the planets in their places.
- Wendell Phillips

Not every programme dealing with issues of global significance
has to be fronted by last week's winner of Have I Got
News For You-but I suppose you might be wrong.
- Jonathan Dimbleby

To suppose as we all suppose, that we could be rich
and not behave as the rich behave,
is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.
- Logan P. Smith

If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I'd have
killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me.
I haven't even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard.
- John Dos Passos

For, as I suppose, no man in this world hath lived better than I have done,
to achieve that I have done.
- Thomas Malory

To imagine yourself inside another person...
is what a storywriter does in every piece of work;
it is his first step,
and his last too, I suppose.
- Eudora Welty

When I first started acting, and we would all sit down
and talk about Shakespeare and how great it was.
I thought well, I suppose it is.
- Judy Davis

I suppose you can say I became an odd-job man.
- Lord Mountbatten

We try to...
we are, I suppose to a certain extent all affected and erm,
that is both funny and sad I think.
- Tony Hancock

The best way to suppose what may come,
is to remember what is past.
- George Savile

Do you suppose there is any living man so unreasonable
that if he found himself stricken with a dangerous
ailment he would not anxiously desire to regain the blessing of health?
- Petrarch

I suppose one has a greater sense of intellectual degradation
after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

Almost every girl falls in love with the wrong man,
I suppose it's part of growing up.
- Natalie Wood

So I suppose poetry, language, the shaping of it,
was and remains for me an effort to make sense out
of essentially senseless situations.
- Thomas Lynch

Let's suppose somebody abused you sexually.
You still had a choice, though not a good one,
about what to tell yourself about the abuse.
- Albert Ellis

To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom,
power, and all perfections, is to assert that there
is no supreme Being in existence.
- Adam Clarke

I suppose I would still be a communicator,
maybe a musician.
- Conrad Hall

Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at
liberty to do everything he pleases,
for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion.
- Giacomo Casanova

I suppose being his twin made me understand Robin that much more easily.
- Maurice Gibb

When we describe what the other person is really like,
I suppose we often picture what we want.
We look through the prism of our need.
- Ellen Goodman

Well, it seems to me Lincoln, I suppose,
is kind of a model of a particular sort of presidency,
a presidency that first of all is elected by a minority of the votes.
- David Herbert Donald

I suppose if I was to have to pick a few,
Ursula LeGuin would have to top the list.
It was while reading her work that I decided I wanted to be an author.
- Sarah Zettel

You know that murder is wicked.
If you saw your master kill a man, do you suppose this
would be any excuse for you,
if you should commit the same crime?
- Jupiter Hammon

Well you just have to own it, I suppose.
Own the character, which is difficult.
- David Wenham

Marks on paper are free - free speech -
press -
pictures all go together I suppose.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

Clark Kent, I suppose, had a little bit of Harold Lloyd in him.
- Joe Shuster

I suppose if it has a practical purpose,
I appreciate a pat on the back.
I suppose it's rewarding, ultimately.
- Brendan Fraser

My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose,
but queerer than we can suppose.
- John B. S. Haldane

Of all fatiguing, futile, empty trades,
the worst, I suppose, is writing about writing.
- Hilaire Belloc

I suppose that the scope and implications of such forces
have rendered my personal accounting ritual pretty much obsolete.
That's how things sometimes go.
- Brian Ferneyhough

I suppose in London they all drink from the same watering holes.
- Trisha Goddard

I suppose my father was more influential in my starting to play the guitar.
- Andy Partridge

I didn't make a 147 until few years ago -
I just wasn't the sort of player who went for them.
But it's like buses I suppose, one comes along and then a few more follow.
- John Higgins

I suppose they're like the I.R.S.
You move once and they never send you your refund check.
- Preston Sturges

I suppose I learned organization from Altman.
- Shelley Duvall

It is therefore not unreasonable to suppose that some
portion of the neglect of science in England,
may be attributed to the system of education we pursue.
- Charles Babbage

It was said of me recently that I suffered from an Obsessional Privacy.
I can only suppose it must be true.
- Dirk Bogarde

We cannot suppose therefore that God has made an order of beings,
with such mental qualities and powers,
for the sole purpose of being used as beasts,
or instruments of labour.
- Thomas Clarkson

I suppose the place where I live is fairly remote,
it would seem remote to some people.
- Daniel Day-Lewis

Blake has always been a favorite, the lyrics,
not so much the prophetic books, but I suppose Yeats
influenced me more as a young poet,
and the American, Robert Frost.
- Anne Stevenson

I suppose I've always carried what is regarded as a
bit of unnecessary baggage in Britain.
I've always carried the charge that I am an intellectual in politics.
- Chris Patten

Heaven and hell suppose two distinct species of men,
the good and the bad.
But the greatest part of mankind float betwixt vice and virtue.
- David Hume

I suppose what's unique about our presentation is the
amount of Scripture that kids get.
- Willie Aames

My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate.
- Theodore Kaczynski

Perfect retention.
I don't think I could do that-I've never disciplined
myself to do it.I suppose a lot of it is a question of discipline.
Which improvisation is not.
- George Shearing

Every music - except dance music, which is for dancing,
I suppose - is for the spirit of the human being,
and not for the body.
- Klaus Schulze

I decided that Europeans and Americans are like men and women:
they understand each other worse,
and it matters less, than either of them suppose.
- Randall Jarrell

But if you can find that spot - I suppose it's like running -
I used to be a swimmer and swim laps,
and you just have to be there with what you're doing.
- Bruce Nauman

I would find myself laughing and wondering where these ideas came from.
You can call it imagination, I suppose.
But I was grateful for wherever they came from.
- Amy Tan

I'm guilty of extraordinary naivete,
I suppose.
But it's a naivete that I really don't want to abandon,
not even now.
- Jock Sturges

I suppose all writers worry about the well running dry.
- Richard Russo


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