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Bob Edwards Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bob Edwards.

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

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

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

 

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

With radio, the listener absorbs everything.
- Bob Edwards

Good things just keep happening.
- Bob Edwards

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

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

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

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

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

Public radio has always been so powerless.
- 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'm a very straight-laced, conservative news kind of guy.
- 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

We appropriately compared the lifestyle to that of
drug addiction and alcoholism -
lifestyles that one would be encouraged to seek help to leave -
never encouraged to stay in.
- Stephen Bennett

When I entered college, I wasn't sure what I was going to do.
My advisor happened to be from the theater department,
and he encouraged me to take some classes there,
which I did.
- David Selby

Yeah, that came out of a reading.
It was great.
It's such a fun crew to be with, and we all went out
the night before and that really encouraged us to go out and get drunk.
- John Leguizamo

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

My parents really encouraged me.
- Randy Castillo

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

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

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

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

Everyone is encouraged to see their lives,
the world through the eyes of the rich.
- Richard Linklater

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

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

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

Shortly thereafter, some friends encouraged me to try
out for the Miss South Carolina World beauty pageant.
To my surprise, I won - and was sent to New York City to compete nationally.
- Donna Rice

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

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

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

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

I'm excited and encouraged to see people getting involved
with their public lands and forests.
We really need the public's help to repair these heavily used recreation sites.
- Robert Towne

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

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

The Roman Catholics must know as well as we do that
"Popery" when encouraged by government has always been
dangerous to the liberties of the people.
- Lord George Gordon

I was encouraged by my mother and, to a lesser extent,
by my father.
- Carlisle Floyd

Yet the effort to inform the public also encouraged
responsible public discussion that succeeded in developing
a consensus for the measured approach that many scientists supported.
- Paul Berg

My parents encouraged me in everything I ever wanted to do.
- Charles Kuralt

We are all encouraged that Bush appears,
really for the first time in his experience on the
stage of presidential politics,
relaxed.
His comfort is our comfort.
- John Dean

I was encouraged to hear that GM has made great progress on the hydrogen car.
- Albert Wynn

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

Look at growth, look at how much time people spend
on the Net and look at the variety of things that they are doing.
It's all really good, so I am actually encouraged by
the fundamentals that underlie usage growth on the Net.
- Meg Whitman

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

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

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

It is individuals who must be encouraged to undertake the unprecedented -
and unprecedentedly profitable -
effort to prevent the annihilation of the human race.
- L. Neil Smith

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 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

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


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