Ira Glass Quotes

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Ira Glass Quotes

Harry Potter to me is a bore. His talent arrives as a gift; hes chosen. Who can identify with that? But Hermione - shes working harder than anyone, shes half outsider, right? Half Muggle. She shouldnt be there at all. Its so unfair that Harrys the star of the books, given how hard she worked to get her powers.
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It's hard to make something that's interesting. It's really, really hard. It's like a law of nature, a law of aerodynamics, that anything that's written or anything that's created wants to be mediocre. The natural state of all writing is mediocrity ... So what it takes to make anything more than mediocre is such an act of will ...

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I wish somebody had given me the news that ideas don't just fall on your head like fairy dust. You have to treat that like a job. You have to spend hours each day, where you're just like, 'This is the part of the day when I'm looking for an idea.'

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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.

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You'd think that radio was around long enough that someone would have coined a word for staring into space.

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I read the newspaper, but I live in my own little bubble.

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If you date one woman a year, times 10 years, and that's 10 women.

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Unless you work for '60 Minutes', your life is: You do stories about things, and nothing happens as a result.

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When you're working in public radio, you don't have any money to advertise.

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I didn't watch T.V. from the time I was 18 'til my mid-30s. And then I got a T.V. to watch 'The Sopranos.' I realized, 'Oh, T.V. is really interesting.'

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I'll meet listeners who tell me what a great voice I have. But I don't have a great voice for radio. My voice is the utterly normal voice, but sheer repetition has made them think it's OK. Mick Jagger once was asked, 'What makes a hit song? He said, 'Repetition.'

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It took, for me, a long time to develop this idea of what to do on the radio. But from the beginning of my time in radio, I had pretty non-traditional tasks.

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You get into this situation, performing for T.V., where you have to speak with utter sincerity. It's just like the radio. You have to say it like you mean it, even though the thing you're saying is actually planned out.

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You just have to fight your way through.

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It takes a while. It's gonna take you a while. It's normal to take a while. You just have to fight your way through that.

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