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Nick Hornby Quotes

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Radio football is football reduced to its lowest common denominator.
- Nick Hornby

Sequels are very rarely a good idea,
and in any case,
the success of the book changed my relationship with the club in some ways.
- Nick Hornby

The natural state of the football fan is bitter disappointment,
no matter what the score.
- Nick Hornby

Everything's complicated, even those things that seem
flat in their bleakness or sadness.
- Nick Hornby

 

We can't be as good as we'd want to,
so the question then becomes,
how do we cope with our own badness?
- Nick Hornby

I don't want my books to exclude anyone,
but if they have to, then I would rather they excluded
the people who feel they are too smart for them!
- Nick Hornby

I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath
toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Joan Rivers

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It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth
are rotting when I listen to the radio.
- Bono

In '48 when I left Metro, I tried to go back to radio,
but somehow just didn't do well at it.
- Marie Windsor

I married at a tender age during my early stage and radio struggles.
- Rod Taylor

My dad heard of a studio on the radio,
and it was advertised as a place for kids to meet kids,
and it was actually a studio, and that's where I met my manager and agent.
- Mila Kunis

I love the fact that 35 years later,
I still hear my songs on the radio.
- Ronnie Spector

I got to where I couldn't listen to country radio.
Country music is supposed to have steel and fiddle.
When I hear country music, it should be country.
- Gretchen Wilson

I like radio better than television because if you make a mistake on radio,
they don't know.
You can make up anything on the radio.
- Phil Rizzuto

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

There was never a golden era of American radio as far as I can tell.
- Michael Stipe

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

Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level,
you're really connecting.
- Casey Kasem

Radio is so fragmented, it's unbelievable.
- Bob Seger

I made a dollar a day sweeping a laundry out.
Then we made a record that was number two in Los Angeles.
We got so excited hearing it on the radio that Carl threw up.
- Dennis Wilson

We won a contest at the teen fair in Vancouver and
the first prize was a recording contract and we recorded
at a radio station on the stairway,
and we did a record and it got put out.
- Tommy Chong

I never listen to the radio unless I rent a car.
- David Byrne

Whatever had been on the radio in the '60s;
I mean we were always listening to the radio.
- Tom Araya

I would have to say News Radio is the highlight of my career.
I love the character so much.
- Stephen Root

Then I went to radio with Sinatra and I watched that disappear.
- Skitch Henderson

On my morning run, I listen to sports talk radio.
- Lisa Guerrero

When I was a teenager in the late 30's and early 40's,
electronics wasn't a word.
You were interested in radio if you were interested in electronics.
- Ken Olsen

That's why I've always been appreciative of truly creative radio commercials.
- Richard Roeper

The whole world has changed much since the '80's.
In the united States, rap music and country music dominate
radio and that certainly wasn't the case in the early '80's.
- Sheena Easton

Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with
carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.
- Fred Allen

The radio even weren't allowed to say there was a Holocaust
and people were being killed right,
left and center in these terrible camps.
- Patrick Macnee

Politics aside, it will be hard for any new liberal
radio network to outdo the professionalism of NPR.
- Paul Weyrich

With that radio I was always swimming with the current
political streams in the West.
I was never stranded.
- Lennart Meri

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

But when we listened to the radio, it was Bill Haley
and the Comets or the Everly Brothers.
- Carly Simon

My father hated radio and could not wait for television
to be invented so he could hate that too.
- Peter De Vries

I actually started, this year, doing some voiceovers.
I did some radio spots, and some games.
- Julie Benz

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

I would listen to something on the radio and try to tap out the melody,
then the harmonies.
- Michel Legrand

People who think radio acting is easy are wrong,
because you got nothing to work with but your voice.
- Melanie Griffith

It was amazing to me that, all of a sudden,
I was hearing my music on the radio and coming out of cars.
- Lenny Kravitz

But when researchers at Bell Labs discovered that static
tends to come from particular places in the sky,
the whole field of radio astronomy opened up.
- Murray Gell-Mann

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

With the exception of the New York Times,
Fox news, and Lou Dobbs of CNN, and talk radio,
the rest of the mainstream media has basically been
silenced like a bunch of dumb monkeys.
- Curt Weldon

Radio is a really strange business now,
too.
There's a very narrow door and a very few people control what gets played.
- Taylor Hanson

Every time I listened to Lux Radio Theatre,
I wanted to vomit.
- Dick York

Mass communication, radio, and especially television,
have attempted, not without success,
to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection.
- Eugenio Montale

The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and
television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice.
Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system.
- Tom C. Clark

I was a kid, and I remember my mother singing.
She was also a radio soap opera actress,
but my mother sang.
- Ruben Blades

The radio makes hideous sounds.
- Bob Dylan

I prefer that for my own satisfaction over radio,
there's no audience.
TV, there's no audience.
I need the response of the audience,
even if it's a silent response.
- Al Lewis

Ain't nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest
way to be heard is to be on the radio,
but you should never compromise who you are,
your values or your morals.
- Talib Kweli

I don't listen to the radio too much,
but usually I listen to Stanley Brothers and Ralph
Stanley more than I do anybody!
- Ralph Stanley

And then it was working with Bob Hoskins,
who I had never worked with before -
except radio.
It was like being given a wonderful meal -
full of the things you love most.
- Judi Dench

I love listening to new stuff, at home in LA I always
have the radio on to hear what is happening.
- Tom Jones

Every weekend he'd have me come down to work on Dragnet,
which by now was on television as well as radio.
- Martin Milner

I listen to National Public Radio, which,
to me at least, presents the most rounded view of things.
- Ed Harris

So along with several very popular Internet sites,
talk radio has served as alternative media that gives
listeners information that they otherwise would not hear.
- Paul Weyrich

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

Television and radio do a wonderful job in focusing
attention on the problems of our society.
- Richard J. Daley

So I went and did an audition and became the biggest radio actor in Sydney,
and that's how it all started.
- Rod Taylor

I made two movies before The Police had a hit record:
I did Quadrophenia and a film called Radio On.
- Sting

Probably some of the songs I never even really listened to the lyrics.
Half of them I'd hear off the radio and was probably
singing the wrong words and didn't even know it.
- Alan Jackson

This is the kind of problem you want to have!
Country radio has been great to me my whole career.
I can't thank those folks enough.
- George Strait

The base emotions Plato banned have left a radio-active and not radiant land.
- Libby Houston

As far as the radio waves part of the spectrum,
we can do these adequately from the ground because
the atmosphere is basically transparent to our radio waves.
- Claude Nicollier

Our parents came home one day and heard us,
and they thought it was the radio, but our grandfather told them it was us.
- Barry Gibb

Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it.
- Terry Wogan

I could tell my parents hated me.
My bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
- Rodney Dangerfield

I went to night school and summer school,
I made that whole year up and I actually graduated on time.
Also, I got a part-time job at the radio station.
- Angie Martinez

I think I thought it would be important for electronics as we knew it then,
but that was a much simpler business and electronics
was mostly radio and television and the first computers.
- Jack Kilby


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