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Radio Plays Quotes


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

"There may be a parallel between woodcuts and radio; radio plays are a living art form everywhere except the USA." - Neil Gaiman

"My friends are mostly familiar with music that plays on the mainstream radio." - Jessica Sanchez

"I don't like what the radio plays for the most part." - Kristin Hersh

"I'd love to do radio plays. I think that one should be open to everything and shouldn't limit oneself." - Malcolm Mcdowell

"Voiceover work reminds me of old-time radio. When I was little I used to sneak and stay up at night and listen to Mystery Radio Theater - I loved all those old radio plays." - Virginia Madsen

"I myself grew up when radio was very important. I'd come home from school and turn on the radio. There were funny comedians and wonderful music, and there were plays. I used to pass time with radio." - Kurt Vonnegut

"Basically, radio hasn't changed over the years." - Casey Kasem

"I think the stuff that plays on the radio, the majority of it is for teenagers, which is okay. That's what pop radio is about. And some of it is great, and some of it is not." - Ll Cool J

"It does make sense to put on some songs that are relatively short, because radio usually only plays songs that are less than 4 or 5 minutes." - Mike Gordon

"The decision to write full time was made when I was twenty-eight years old and had just had two small plays accepted for BBC Radio." - Douglas Kennedy

"I've tried it all. I'd love to do radio plays. I think that one should be open to everything and shouldn't limit oneself." - Malcolm Mcdowell

"I love doing the radio plays, creating a whole world with just the voice, and I'd love to be back on stage, too, at some point." - Sophie Winkleman

"I hear odd tracks from my albums every now and again on the radio, or maybe a friend plays me something." - Kate Bush

"In art, everyone who plays wins." - Robert Genn

"Glenn and I were listening to a radio show in the car, and he said, "Glass Eye Pix should do radio plays." I loved the idea of working in a different medium. We've made comics, books, movies, video games, models, advent calendars, why wouldn't we try audio plays?" - Larry Fessenden

"Only run special plays for special players; find plays that fit your players." - Don Meyer

"It's my job to get us in good plays, or more importantly, out of bad plays." - Drew Brees

"Republicans look to find the future and they find radio." - Bill Maher

"Radio From Hell: A great alternative to toilet paper." - Bill Allred

"I don't really like listening to the radio so much." - Tom Waits

"Ironically, the success I've experienced at country radio has left me ostracized from pop and other formats of radio." - Dwight Yoakam

"I think radio plays are my favourite medium, as they make the listener work and create and contribute in a way that TV and film can never do, and they have an immediacy that written prose often lacks." - Neil Gaiman

"Young love don't know nothin' when the radio plays you sing along. When she's holding on you just can't get close enough, you swear it's sent from above. It's real,it's good, and it's young love" - Kip Moore

"Human beings need stories, and we're looking for them in all kinds of places; whether it's television, whether it's comic books or movies, radio plays, whatever form, people are hungry for stories." - Paul Auster

"The one overall structure in my plays is language" - Edward Bond

"I can't believe that God plays dice with the universe." - Albert Einstein

"He plaies well that winnes. [He plays well that wins.]" - George Herbert

"When God plays guitar he uses Jeff Beck's hands." - Steve Lukather

"The ink-stained wretches who turn out books and plays." - Alexander Woollcott

"The willow tree plays the water like a harp." - Ramon Gomez de la Serna

"If one plays good music, people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk." - Oscar Wilde

"The story of Harold Fry and his unlikely pilgrimage began as an afternoon play for radio. For many years, I have been writing plays and adapting novels for 'Woman's Hour' and the 'Classic' series. So this was originally a three-hander play, broadcast one sunny afternoon on BBC Radio 4." - Rachel Joyce

"At home, the radio was a big source and the classic radio programs we would listen to like Amos and Andy and whatever other ones there were." - Paul Smith

"Give a man a soccer ball, he plays for a moment. Teach a man to play soccer, he plays for a life time." - Theodore Roosevelt

"You can't reach America's youth with off the mark radio ads or insulting television commercials" - Steve Rifkind

"This being 1962, no one thought it odd to have a mime program on radio." - Mark Lewisohn

"A very talented player and all around excellent musician. I love hearing his records on radio!" - Gerry Mulligan

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

"It's no more dangerous to society than a radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds." - Tina Fey

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

"I want to be played on the radio. I want to have Top 40 hits," - Avril Lavigne

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

"The radio is now something people listen to while they are doing something else." - Tom Wolfe

"I make no apologies for being a huge fan of radio songs." - Keith Urban

"I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first." - David Walliams

"Radio is for driving." - Ira Glass

"Radio is immediate." - Wink Martindale

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

"No one's promised anything. You could have the biggest record on radio and sell no records." - Nas

"If I am a prolific writer and turn my hand, with what seems to some as indecent haste, from novels to screenplays to stage and radio plays, it is because there is so much to be said, so few of us to say it, and time runs out." - Fay Weldon

"A lot of artists come into the game with a radio record, but they don't establish the fans as fans of their style of music. It's just that they're a fan of that song, and after that song plays out, it's real hard for 'em." - Nipsey Hussle

"I enjoy writing plays most. I haven't written a radio play in a while and I don't write short stories anymore because the process of submitting them depressed me. I really enjoy revising novels, but drafting them can be a pain." - Sefi Atta

"I'm not saying that what the radio plays isn't good. My issue is with what they don't play. You can play Jay-Z, but why don't you play Jurassic 5? You can play Nas and Nelly, but why don't you play J-Live? I want to open up the door to how it was back in the day." - Dj Jazzy Jeff

"Oh, nobody would ever want to know me in Hollywood. I'm far too puffin-faced for that, too weird-looking. No, I think I'll probably stick to telly, if telly'll have me, though I wouldn't mind doing radio plays as well." - Tamsin Greig

"I was the class clown, you know, that kind of thing, and I gathered around me a group of guys who also were silly. I was in all the plays and everything. But I don't know, at that time show businesses looked like the moon, you know, it was so far away. I wanted to be a radio announcer." - Dick Van Dyke

"I do everything from home. I broadcast commentaries for CBS News Radio every day - from home, on a disk that I mail in. I write a weekly op-ed piece for the 'New York Daily News,' and any books or plays or movies that I'm crazy enough to write, I do that from home." - Charles Grodin

"Francis Ford Coppola did this early on. You tape a movie, like a radio show, and you have the narrator read all the stage directions. And then you go back like a few days later and then you listen to the movie. And it sort of plays in your mind like a film, like a first rough cut of a movie." - Al Pacino

"When I say, 'I can't stay long, I'm in-between meals,' that plays differently on the radio than it does in person. So I have to pick material that works because the words are funny, not just because of the images." - Louie Anderson

"I learned when I started to study piano that I could play by ear. I could hear a song on the radio a couple of times and hear the song and the lyrics and sing it for you after a couple of plays." - Ronnie Milsap

"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

"I began writing early - very, very early... I was already writing short stories for the radio and selling poems to poetry and art festivals; I was involved in school plays; I wrote essays, so there was no definite moment when I said, 'Now I'm a writer.' I've always been a writer." - Wole Soyinka

"Music is my mistress and she plays second fiddle to no one." - Duke Ellington

"In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes." - Elizabeth Ashley

"There's so much music out there & so many possibilities. I like anyone who plays any instrument." - Bill Frisell

"Nicklaus plays a kind of golf with which I am not familiar." - Bobby Jones

"Actors between plays are like ghosts looking for bodies to inhabit." - Gail Godwin

"At the extreme north, the voyagers are obliged to dance and act plays for employment." - Henry David Thoreau

"I write plays for people who wouldn't be seen dead in the theatre." - Barrie Keeffe

"I did write a couple of original screenplays, but I'd rather write plays" - Beth Henley

"My plays tend to be peopled with outsiders in search of clarity." - David Lindsay-Abaire

"Tom Brady rises up to the occasion and plays well. That is just who he is." - Deion Sanders

"Life plays the same lovely and agonizing joke on all of us." - F Scott Fitzgerald

"It ain't like football. You can't make up no trick plays." - Yogi Berra

"Let dull critics feed upon the carcases of plays; give me the taste and the dressing." - Lord Chesterfield

"The musician who always plays on the same string, is laughed at." - Horace

"Wilt thou have music? Hark, Apollo plays, And twenty caged nightingales do sing." - William Shakespeare

"beauty" is related not to "loveliness" but to a state in which reality plays a part." - William Carlos Williams

"Men of wit, learning and virtue might strike out every offensive or unbecoming passage from plays." - Jonathan Swift

"Loyal? As loyal as anyone who plays second fiddle ever is." - Willa Cather

"Crime and vice generally require darkness for prowling. They disappear when light plays upon them." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I expect to make big plays. And when I don't, I'm upset about it." - Drew Brees

"Fancy restrained may be compared to a fountain, which plays highest by diminishing the aperture." - Oliver Goldsmith

"Someone who plays hard every shift, it's pretty admirable for a young guy." - Marty Turco

"One does not play the piano with one's fingers, one plays the piano with one's mind." - Glenn Gould

"The night plays games" - Ryan Adams

"Play me no plays." - Samuel Foote

"My plays are not diadactic..they simply express my attitude to my world" - Oskar Kokoschka

"Ignorance plays the chief part among men, and the multitude of words." - Diogenes Laertius

"I tell you, revenge plays a big part in momentum down here." - Eric Davis

"And the wind plays on those great sonorous harps, the shrouds and masts of ships." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Playing for money, or adopting the attitude of one who plays for money, lowers the fever." - Steven Pressfield

"When you worry, there is static coming through your mind radio. God's song is the song of calmness. Nervousness is the static; calmness is the voice of God speaking to you through the radio of your soul." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"I always thought I was commercial. I always thought I was writing hit singles. These days, whatever's on the radio is considered commercial. People like what's on the radio, whatever it is." - Tom Verlaine

"Radio wasn't outside our lives. It coincided with and helped to shape our childhood and adolescence. As we slogged toward maturity, it also grew up and turned into television, leaving behind, like dead skin, transistorized talk-radio and nonstop music..." - Vincent Canby

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

"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

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

"The wackos get their information through the Christian right, Christian radio, mail, the internet and telephone trees," - Michael Scanlon

"XM radio doesn't have commercials, so after about thirty minutes of listening to it, I'm like, "What should I buy?"" - Mitch Hedberg

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

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

"All India radio was worldwide." - Ajay Naidu

"I spent many a summer early morning with the radio very low, half sleeping and half listening." - Frankie Valli

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

"When I went to Ann Arbor, University of Michigan, what I really wanted to be was a radio announcer." - Mike Wallace

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

"I love the sounds of Latin jazz, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, all that stuff. I'm a radio kid." - Mario Vazquez

"Radio is in my blood." - Laura Schlessinger

"The radio makes hideous sounds." - Bob Dylan

"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

"When radio stations started playing music the record companies started suing radio stations. They thought now that people could listen to music for free, who would want to buy a record in a record shop? But I think we all agree that radio stations are good stuff." - Niklas Zennstrom

"If Los Angeles is a woman reclining billboard model with collagen-puffed lips and silicone-inflated breasts, a woman in a magenta convertible with heart-shaped sunglasses and cotton candy hair; if Los Angeles is this woman, then the San Fernando Valley is her teenybopper sister. The teenybopper sister snaps bug stretchy pink bubbles over her tongue and checks her lipgloss in the rearview mirror, . . . Teeny plays the radio too loud and bites her nails, wondering if the glitter polish will poison her." - Francesca Lia Block

"The videos are sometimes the only way for people across the country and different places to see and hear the music. They may not get the same radio stations or they don't get the same TV channels, they don't have the same MTV that plays the same music. People will use to the Internet and that's why YouTube and stuff like that is so important." - Kid Ink

"Books have survived television, radio, talking pictures, circulars (early magazines), dailies (early newspapers), Punch and Judy shows, and Shakespeare's plays. They have survived World War II, the Hundred Years' War, the Black Death, and the fall of the Roman Empire. They even survived the Dark Ages, when almost no one could read and each book had to be copied by hand. They aren't going to be killed off by the Internet." - Vicki Myron

"Our radio plays rhythm and blues as we pass the joint back and forth in jutjawed silence both looking ahead with big private thoughts now so vast we can't communicate them anymore and if we tried it would take a million years and a billion books - Too late, too late, the history of everything we've seen together and separately has become a library in itself - The shelves pile higher - They're full of misty documents or documents of the Mist - ..." - Jack Kerouac

"There is a disease to which plays as well as men become liable with advancing years. In men it is called doting, in plays dating.The more topical the play the more it dates." - George Bernard Shaw

"Well, all the plays that I was trying to write ... were plays that would grab an audience by the throat and not release them, rather than presenting an emotion which you could observe and walk away from." - Arthur Miller

"I make impact plays. I make game-changing plays." - Lebron James

""S" on my chest cause I'm ready to save him Ready to get buck on anybody that plays him" - Nicki Minaj

"The hypocrite who always plays one and the same part ceases at last to be a hypocrite." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"For you know that it's a fool who plays it cool, by making his world a little colder." - Paul Mccartney

"Russell [Wilson] plays really well in the pocket [and] outside the pocket. He's just a play waiting to happen." - Deion Sanders

"I grew up in Jackson, Mississippi, really in suburbia, so my mother was in community theatre plays" - Beth Henley

"Golf is the one game I know which becomes more and more difficult the longer one plays it." - Bobby Jones

"Vanity plays lurid tricks with our memory, and the truth of every passion wants some pretence to make it live." - Joseph Conrad

"Do not make the mistake of believing that he does not love you because he plays at not caring." - Cassandra Clare

"The family unit plays a critical role in our society and in the training of the generation to come." - Sandra Day O'Connor

"God is subtle, but He is not malicious. I cannot believe that God plays dice with the world." - Albert Einstein

"Many plays, certainly mine, are like blank cheques. The actors and directors put their own signatures on them." - Thornton Wilder

"When Poets' plots in plays are damn'd for spite, They critics turn and damn the rest that write." - John Haynes

"See how he throws his baited lines about, And plays his men as anglers play their trout." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Great players make great plays." - Joe Theismann

"Humour plays close to the big, hot fire, which is the truth, and the reader feels the heat." - E B White

"Time plays tricks between here and home," said Mogget sepulchrally, frightening the life out of the telephone operator." - Garth Nix

"There's a fine line between playing with fear and then taking bad plays and playing with no fear." - Robert Griffin Iii

"Consciousness does not just passively reflect the objective material world; it plays an active role in creating reality itself." - Stanislav Grof

"God plays pranks and directs." - Sathya Sai Baba

"Since after all, it is the crowd who pays, Why not content them when you write your plays?" - Lope De Vega

"The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants." - John Andrew Holmes

"Plays by Alan Ayckbourn have been attracting larger audiences in the regional theatres than those of Shakespeare." - Alan Ayckbourn

"It was in high school that I first became interested in acting. We put on lots of plays." - Blythe Danner

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

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

"I play the radio and moon about...and dream of Utopias where its always July the 24th 1935, in the middle of summer forever." - Zelda Fitzgerald

"Fine. Everybody wears seatbelts. No radio. No distractions." Ben shot Hi a stern look. "No running commentary." "Your loss," Hi said. "To the pimp ride!" - Kathy Reichs

"My songs is hard stuff which politicians don't want on them radio station because they still want people to live in ignorancy." - Peter Tosh

"I live in a bad neighborhood. Why, I saw two complete strangers share a taxi - yeah, one guy took the radio and the other guy took the tires." - Rodney Dangerfield

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



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