Ira Glass Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches

Ira Glass Quotes and Sayings

  • 1
    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 | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    But you can make good radio, interesting radio, great radio even, without an urgent question, a burning issue at stake. Ira Glass | Refcard PDF
  • 3
    I suppose I shouldn't go around admitting I speak untruths on the radio. Ira Glass | Refcard PDF
  • 4
    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 | Refcard PDF
  • 5
    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 | Refcard PDF
  • 6
    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 | Refcard PDF
  • 7
    Just when did I get to the point when staying at a hotel wasn't fun? Ira Glass | Refcard PDF
  • 8
    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 | Refcard PDF
  • 9
    We're Jews, my family, and Jews break down into two distinct subcultures: book Jews and money Jews. We were money Jews. Ira Glass | Refcard PDF
  • 10
    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 | Refcard PDF
  • 11
    Where radio is different than fiction is that even mediocre fiction needs purpose, a driving question. Ira Glass | Refcard PDF
  • 12
    You'd think that radio was around long enough that someone would have coined a word for staring into space. Ira Glass | Refcard PDF






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