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Radio Drama Quotes


"I did radio back in the era when we did radio drama." - Martin Milner

"Fuck Radio Ethiopia man, I'm Radio Brooklyn!" - Lou Reed

"...uncorny, human sized drama" - Ira Glass

"I'm the Legendary Radio Head" - Thom Yorke

"As soon as I see period costume, I turn off. It's like hearing drama on Radio 4." - Steve Coogan

"Radio listeners are voyeurs: lurking, invisible, eavesdropping." - Paul Fleischman

"Drama sells more than the truth." - Nikki Reed

"Everyone sees drama from his own perspective." - Jean-Marie Le Pen

"Drama often obscures the real issues" - Jenny Holzer

"I had no sympathy for drama queens." - Gillian Flynn

"Good drama should sandpaper the mind." - Shana Alexander

"Drama if I sing, drama if I dont sing. What do you do?" - Montserrat Caballe

"I watch a lot of baseball on the radio." - Gerald Ford

"The dimensions of the radio are truly to be treasured." - Charles Osgood

"Every day FM radio ran out of hours, not music." - Bob Guccione, Jr.

"Going down the old mine with a transistor radio." - Van Morrison

"When you're doing a radio show, you can express yourself." - Adam Carolla

"Acting is easier and smoother than singing - it's less drama." - Beyonce Knowles

"Viewed as a drama, the war is somewhat disappointing." - D W Griffith

"I seek the real stuff of life. Profound drama." - Anais Nin

"The mile has all the elements of a drama." - Roger Bannister

"Without monsters and gods, art cannot enact a drama." - Mark Rothko

"You can't have good comedy without drama in it." - Sandra Bullock

"The ego-drama is nothing compared with the theo-drama. The fun begins when we let God write our stories." - Robert Barron

"There was an era when people would turn on their radio and hear a radio drama. Now, you could be as scared by that as seeing it filmed. In those days, people used to sit by the fire and imagine what they were hearing. Everything is its own art form." - Martin Short

"We didn't have television until I was about eight years old, so it was either the movies or radio. A lot of radio drama. That was our television, you know. We had to use our imagination. So it was really those two things, and the comics, that I immersed myself in as a child." - Jessica Hagedorn

"On a radio drama, I'd like to feel that I had just as much chance of playing Mr. Darcy as anyone else because I can sound like him, yet many radio producers find it very difficult to extend their imaginations to employing anyone who's non-white." - Sanjeev Bhaskar

"I like drama. My first movie that I did, 'Soul Survivors', was a drama, and I'm just drawn to that; that's sort of my forte." - Melissa Sagemiller

"I'm sure that everything you do contributes to the sort of novel that you write. A lot of actors have an understanding of drama and a good ear for dialogue and also the rhythm of speech. Similarly, my 16 years in radio drama has influenced me. You only have 45 minutes, or 7,000 words, to tell a story, so every scene has to have a point." - Rachel Joyce

"You are no more in your body than Beethoven is inside your radio." - Deepak Chopra

"American radio from the '30s through the '60s was just fabulous. There was such a diversity." - Linda Ronstadt

"I love sports. Whenever I can, I always watch the Detroit Tigers on the radio." - Gerald Ford

"Ronald Reagan is clearly to television what Franklin Roosevelt was to radio." - David R. Gergen

"Radio is the theater of the mind; television is the theater of the mindless" - Steve Allen

"The important thing was that I was still on the radio." - Dick Biondi

"The radio of my youth ... is now a quaint memory replaced by computer hard drives." - Phil Donahue

"I do not think that the radio waves I have discovered will have any practical application." - Heinrich Hertz

"I watched her face switch among the radio stations of memory" - Diane Ackerman

"In the new era, thought itself will be transmitted by radio." - Guglielmo Marconi

"I don't like to cook. I can make a TV dinner taste like radio." - Phyllis Diller

"Radio broadcasting was only 25 years old when I was born in 1932." - Pauline Oliveros

"...after all we don't want the radio star to kill video." - Katie Melua

"I think the primary function of radio is that people want company." - Elise Nordling

"(as himself): Multimedia? As far as I'm concerned, it's reading with the radio on." - Rory Bremner

"When I was crazy. the radio explained, I thought you were great." - Daniel Handler

"I decided to try radio as a source of livelihood because I like to eat regularly." - Jim Backus

"Any album that I ever put out I'm going to send it to country radio first." - Deana Carter

"Radio is for driving." - Ira Glass

"Radio is immediate." - Wink Martindale

"I'd always loved radio." - Harry Shearer

"I'm so excited. I love radio and being on the new Mix 102.9." - Khloe Kardashian

"To try something longer, I entered a half-hour radio drama contest with the national public broadcaster, CBC. To my surprise, I won. And that opened doors in film and television, because that broadcaster was looking to cultivate new Canadian talent, especially women who could write." - Karen Walton

"In prose fiction the freedom to work honestly exists, although you may have to fight for it. In those other areas of literature, I mean drama, there is only silence. That sort of aesthetic integrity does not exist in radio and television, and seldom on film." - James Kelman

"As a young actor, I would be invited to the CBC radio drama department to do voices for different characters, and I found that I could do quite a few of them. I wasn't a visual presence, and I found it easier to construct a voice from the written page." - Peter Cullen

"I spent many years writing and directing in radio drama, so I am comfortable with an audience or a microphone, but I do worry about the blurring of an author's public persona with the work itself. A good 'performer' can make a mediocre book sound strong, and a shy author can leave listeners missing the excellence of his or her writing." - Guy Gavriel Kay

"I went to university in the north of England at University of Birmingham to do an English literature degree, and I knew I could do extracurricular stuff with theater and drama. I started a theater company, called Article 19, and I did it with a bunch of friends. I wrote and directed plays. I had a radio show." - Tom Riley

"Sometimes in the midst of all your boy drama, you just need a cupcake." - Susane Colasanti

"Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it'll take their breath away." - Tony Gaskins

"Everything can have drama if it's done right. Even a pancake." - Julia Child

"I beg you to believe that life is not a process, it's a drama" - Malcolm Muggeridge

"When you care about other people, it takes the spotlight off your own drama." - Holly Goldberg Sloan

"A perfect method for adding drama to life is to wait until the looms large." - Alyce Cornyn-Selby

"The real object of the drama is the exhibition of the human character." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"The adventure of the sun is the greatest natural drama by which we live..." - Henry Beston

"A drama critic is a man who leaves no turn unstoned." - George Bernard Shaw

"Just give the Italians a chance for drama and they take it with both hands." - Ingrid Bergman

"If you don't follow the stock market, you are missing some amazing drama." - Mark Cuban

"Marriage is such hard work. And it's full of rage and real human drama." - Bette Midler

"I think the possibility of continuing on a comedy is greater than a drama." - John Landgraf

"Our Playwright may show In some fifth Act what this wild drama means." - Alfred Tennyson

"The whole drama of the world is such tragedy that I am weary of the spectacle." - John Adams

"I'm a drama nerd." - Luke Kirby

"A perfect method of adding drama to life is to wait until the deadline looms large." - Alyce Cornyn-Selby

"Drama holds you back." - Mikaela Shiffrin

"I'm a drama guy." - Shemar Moore

"I like a drama." - Clint Eastwood

"The world has never before had as much drama as today. Radio, films, television and video inundate us with drama. But while these forms can engage or even enrage the audience, in none of them can the viewer's response alter the artistic event itselfThat is why theatre is signing its own death warrant when it tries to play too safe. On the other hand, that is also the reason why, although its future often seems bleak, theatre will continue to live and to provoke." - Girish Karnad

"The world has never before had as much drama as today. Radio, films, television and video inundate us with drama. But while these forms can engage or even enrage the audience, in none of them can the viewer's response alter the artistic event itselfThat is why theatre is signing its own death warrant when it tries to play too safe. On the other hand, that is also the reason why, although its future often seems bleak, theatre will continue to live and to provoke." - Girish Karnad

"Jamie Kilstein and Allison Kilkenny have created an important political radio show that balances humor and unreported news. At a time when media conglomerates dominate the airwaves, independent media like Citizen Radio is vital to national discourse." - Noam Chomsky

"Yesterday, President Obama prank-called a Washington radio station, calling himself 'Barry from D.C.' Then, just to mess with him, Obama called Glenn Beck's radio show as 'B. Hussein from Kenya.'" - Conan O'Brien

"All the way from the first thing that I can remember, like our Victrola - a wind-up record player - and my grandfather's crystal radio, and my father's shortwave radio." - Pauline Oliveros

"If you really want a radio station to play your song, go to that radio station every day with that song in your hand and say, 'Please play it.'" - Afrojack

"I am amazed at radio DJ's today. I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron. I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for." - Jasper Carrott

"The popular definition of tragedy is heavy drama in which everyone is killed in the last act, comedy being light drama in which everyone is married in the last act." - George Bernard Shaw

"Oratory, like the drama, abhors lengthiness; like the drama, it must keep doing. It avoids, as frigid, prolonged metaphysical soliloquy. Beauties themselves, if they delay or distract the effect which should be produced on the audience, become blemishes." - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"The drama of light exists not only in what is in the light, but also in what is left dark. If the light is everywhere, the drama is gone." - Jay Maisel

"We like drama. Even in our comedy, we like drama." - Julianne Moore

"I love drama - mum calls me a Drama Queen!" - Tahyna Tozzi

"Love doesn't drop on you unexpectedly; you have to give off signals, sort of like an amateur radio operator." - Helen Gurley Brown

"When Jazz broke through in England, I remember sneaking to listen on the radio much to my parent's disapproval." - Jeff Beck

"And I... started off dumb, raised by the hoodrats, listen to the radio wishin that i could rap." - Tupac Shakur

"To ask "Where in your brain is intelligence?" is like asking "Where is the voice in the radio?"" - Howard Gardner

"Radio affects most intimately, person-to-perso n, offering a world of unspoken communication between writer-speaker and the listener" - Marshall Mcluhan

"I also spend a lot of time on political blogs, and music blogs getting things for my radio show." - Marc Edwards

"John R. told me you don't work for the radio station. You work for the people out there." - Wolfman Jack

"Rock music had become my religion. Radio my church. And these DJs my priests, rabbis and gurus." - Steven Van Zandt

"I loved radio for the music, concerts, parties and to think you could get paid for it." - Laura Davies

"I was an avid radio fan when I was a boy, as well as a great lover of comic strips" - Guillermo Cabrera Infante

"Every Christmas my hometown radio station would always play 'Christmas In Dixie' by Alabama. I always remember lovin' that song." - Kenny Chesney

"The radio is blastin', someone's knockin' at the door. I'm lookin' at my girlfriend, she's passed out on the floor." - Randy Newman

"Dear Hotel People: We don't need a cheeseball clock-radio. WE NEED PLACES TO PLUG STUFF IN. Thank you." - Dave Barry

"Radio... that wonderful invention by which I can reach millions of people... who fortunately can't reach me." - Milton Berle

"Join me later today for this Rest of the Story story... over this ABC Radio Network station." - Paul Harvey

"I'm here as a radio journalist but am not even sure which part of a tape recorder takes the pictures." - P. J. O'Rourke

"The new national campfire - radio." - Linda Ellerbee

"All India radio was worldwide." - Ajay Naidu

"If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners." - Johnny Carson

"Gossip is the Devil's radio." - George Harrison

"I'm running a radio station." - Kenny Chesney

"Radio is in my blood." - Laura Schlessinger

"Very rarely will you listen to the radio in a judgmental way, the way you'll watch telly." - Clare Balding

"The radio makes hideous sounds." - Bob Dylan

"A talent for drama is not a talent for writing, but is ability to articulate human relationships." - Gore Vidal

"If you get too well-known in comedy, I do believe it blocks people from taking you in drama." - Eddie Izzard

"The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama" - Edward Bond

"I don't like the idea of drama schools. They only perpetuate the myth that everyone can do what I do" - Zach Braff

"The cultural transformation from the love of power to the power of love is the drama of our time." - Anodea Judith

"Divorce transforms habit into drama." - Al Alvarez

"Good drama must be drastic." - Friedrich Schlegel

"My childhood has never lost its magic, it has never lost its mystery, and it has never lost its drama." - Louise Bourgeois

"Good drama must be drastic." - Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

"I'm a warrior, I went into jail for the drama. I'm the story of the terrorist cell of Osama" - Vinnie Paz

"Theres no drama like wrestling." - Andy Kaufman

"For me, drama is conflict." - Cillian Murphy

"When you're a drama student, I think the most you hope for is to make a living out of acting." - Tom Ellis

"Blood: A red substance believed to be capable of supporting life but which in a theatrical drama invariably indicates death." - Peter Greenaway

"Through all the drama - whether damned or not -Love gilds the scene, and women guide the plot." - Richard Brinsley Sheridan

"Well, opera began with an intent to resuscitate Greek drama, that is, modern opera as we know it." - John Eaton

"There's no drama like wrestling." - Andy Kaufman

"Brahma is the great Creator, Life a mystic drama; Heaven, and Earth, and living Nature Are but masks of Brahma." - John Stuart Blackie

"Boys are so much drama." - Gabrielle Union

"Culture clash is terrific drama." - Ken Follett

"That's what I am, Frank thought, an ordinary genius. He had unlocked the secret of radio. The sport of the ordinary! Brillliant me like Reed Seymour couldn't figure this out for the life of them! Reed was ashamed of radio. was a cinch if you kept reaching down and grabbing up handfuls of the ordinary." - Garrison Keillor

"There is danger in the concentration of control in the television and radio networks, especially in the large television and radio stations; danger in the concentration of ownership in the press...and danger in the increasing concentration of selection by book publishers and reviewers and by the producers of radio and television programs." - Eugene Mccarthy

"Through radio I look forward to a United States of the World. Radio is standardizing the peoples of the Earth, English will become the universal language because it is predominantly the language of the ether. The most important aspect of radio is its sociological influence. (1926)" - Arthur E. Kennelly

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

"Drama read to oneself is never drama at its best, and is not even drama as it should be." - George P. Baker

"Drama drama drama. The public wants it, so let them get the whole ugly mess. Why not?" - Elaine Stritch

"Drama read to oneself is never drama at its best, and is not even drama as it should be." - George Pierce Baker

"I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries." - Frank Capra

"Talk radio doesn't need to be political." - Big Jim Sullivan

"Macro worries are like sports talk radio. Everyone has a good opinion which probably means that none of them are good." - Seth Klarman

"Radio, sewing machine, bookends, ironing board and that great big piano lamp - peace, that's what I like. Butterbean vines planted all along the front where the strings are." - Eudora Welty

"For you can look at things while talking or with a radio going full blast, but you can see only when the chatter stops." - Frederick Franck

"I got my start in silent radio." - Bob Monkhouse

"Anna looked at Brother Wolf. 'I'd like to see someone try to put a radio control collar on Charles. It might be fun to watch on YouTube." - Patricia Briggs

"Radio is the playground of coincidence." - Sarah Vowell

"I did a radio interview for a station in Connecticut or something, and it was the worst interview ever. It was all yes and no answers." - Macaulay Culkin

"I had no idea what they were saying in Italian as a child, they spoke too quickly on the radio. But I realized that language was very funny." - Dominic Chianese

"Listening to radio was like group meditation or a moment of silence in church. You can't get the same effect with TV unless you're very drunk." - Jackson Beck



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