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1. "Depending on what state you live in, you may only have right-wing talk radio and FOX or CBN with MSNBC three hundred channels down the dial."
Author: Adam McKay
2. "And, with much of Europe occupied by Nazi Germany, and Mussolini's armies in Albania, on the Greek frontier, one wasn't sure what came next. So, don't trust the telephone. Or the newspapers. Or the radio. Or tomorrow."
Author: Alan Furst
3. "People in America, when listening to radio, like to lean forward. People in Britain like to lean back."
Author: Alistair Cooke
4. "She thought he cared too much. Sometimes Dolores could see that her son felt what other people were feeling. He was sympathetic, she knew that. But Silas managed to make his feelings about others into another kind of absence. You'd laugh, Silas would laugh. You'd cry, he'd start crying. It was like he was tuning in to a radio station. It took a moment for the distant signal to lock in, but once it did, he'd be right in sync with you. Only when he got angry, or hurt, did the signal fail and he'd become very present indeed, and very annoyed to have his calm broken. Then it was nothing but static."
Author: Ari Berk
5. "When she listened to songs that she loved on the radio, something stirred inside her. A liquid ache spread under her skin, and she walked out of the world like a witch."
Author: Arundhati Roy
6. "They couldn't close out the whole world, maybe, but they could sure find something on their TV or radio to put scientists or foreigners or whatever they thought he was in a bad light. Truly, they were no better than the city people always looking down on southerners ... If people played their channels right, they could be spared from disagreement for the length of their natural lives. Finally she got it. The need for so many channels."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
7. "For a long time it was assumed that anything so miraculously energetic as radioactivity must be beneficial. For years, manufacturers of toothpaste and laxatives put radioactive thorium in their products, and at least until the late 1920s the Glen Springs Hotel in the Finger Lakes region of New York (and doubtless others as well) featured with pride the therapeutic effects of its ‘Radio-active mineral springs27'. It wasn't banned in consumer products until 193828. By this time it was much too late for Mme Curie, who died of leukaemia in 1934. Radiation, in fact, is so pernicious and long-lasting that even now her papers from the 1890s – even her cookbooks – are too dangerous to handle. Her lab books are kept in lead-lined boxes29 and those who wish to see them must don protective clothing."
Author: Bill Bryson
8. "I saw an Elvis Presley movie Jailhouse Rock, where he gets out of jail and makes his own records and takes them to the radio stations himself. And then, he puts records in the store. After seeing that, I made records an put them in stores."
Author: Bobby Vinton
9. "When I'm in the car and somebody comes on the radio singing the high notes, I try to sing along."
Author: Burton Cummings
10. "There was a soldier in the next room living with his wife and he would soon be going over there to protect me from Hitler so I snapped the radio off and then heard his wife say, "you shouldn't have done that." and the soldier said, "FUCK THAT GUY!" which I thought was a very nice thing for him to tell his wife to do. of course, she never did."
Author: Charles Bukowski
11. "No one wants to admit we're addicted to music. That's just not possible. No one's addicted to music and television and radio. We just need more of it, more channels, a larger screen, more volume. We can't bear to be without it, but no, nobody's addicted. We could turn it off anytime we wanted. I fit a window frame into a brick wall. With a little brush, the size for fingernail polish, I glue it. The window is the size of a fingernail. The glue smells like hair spray. The smell tastes like oranges and gasoline."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
12. "In an era of mass media, it is easy to believe that the more eyeballs, the more impact. But radio, television, and tracts accounted for a combined total of less than one-half of 1% of the Busters who are born again."
Author: David Kinnaman
13. "Every evening, I come home tired and have just enough energy to fill out the endless tax forms, to pay bills, not to let my house neglected and to hear the radio concert for an hour."
Author: Fritz Zwicky
14. "The project which we developed, however, was for a sound piece and I was initially curious that a sculptor should be interested in working with a musician, especially on a project for radio."
Author: Gavin Bryars
15. "Radio continues to be the very best advertising music performers have. No one who ever grabbed a Grammy got there without radio."
Author: Gordon Smith
16. "Days passed until they threatened to make a week, and Jimmy could glimpse how weeks might eventually become months. Outside the steel door in the upper room, the men outside were trying to get in. On the radio, they yelled and argued. Jimmy listened sometimes, but all they talked about were the dead and dying and forbidden things, like the great outside."
Author: Hugh Howey
17. "I have to know.""Know what?" Jaden demanded."Well, for starters, I have to know why you left without even saying goodbye." Without thinking, he caressed the soft curve of her cheek with his thumb, stroking it affectionately as he stared into her green eyes. "But more importantly, I need to know why a woman I barely know has left such a gaping hole in my chest, why when I open my eyes in the morning I'm disappointed that you aren't there, and why every song on the radio sounds like Frank Sinatra. Why is it that one night with you felt more like a thousand?"
Author: Ivan Rusilko
18. "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."
Author: Jack Kilby
19. "I'm proud to have so many great friends at country radio who believe in what I do - thanks to all of them."
Author: Joe Nichols
20. "I was getting tired about what the preacher called Christian. Anything he did was Christian, and the people in his church believed it, too. If he stole some book he didn't like from the library, or made the radio station play only part of the day on Sunday, or took somebody off to the state poor home, he called it Christian. I never had much religious training, and I never went to Sunday school because we didn't belong to the church when I was old enough to go, but I thought I knew what believing in Christ meant, and it wasn't half the things the preacher did."
Author: John Kennedy Toole
21. "We were quiet on the car ride home. I turned on the radio and found a station playing "Hey Jude." It was true, I didn't want to make it bad. I wanted to take the sad song and make it better. It's just that I didn't know how."
Author: Jonathan Safran Foer
22. "It feels like Radiohead are famous, but that no one knows who we are. Which is brilliant, really."
Author: Jonny Greenwood
23. "It wasn't glamorous in my day. In the regions, reporters were seen as such low life that they didn't merit their name in the Radio Times. Now people are interested in being famous. I never gave it a thought."
Author: Kate Adie
24. "When a song came on the radio that I wanted to learn, my mother would quickly write down the lyrics for me. Soon after, I would be singing it."
Author: Kiran Ahluwalia
25. "Nirvana was pop. You can have distorted guitars and people say it's alternative, but you can't break out of pop music's constructs and still get extensive radio play and media coverage."
Author: Kristin Hersh
26. "...simply moderate giftedness has been made worthless by the printing press and radio and television and satellites and all that. A moderately gifted person who would have been a community treasure a thousand years ago has to give up, has to go into some other line of work, since modern communications put him or her into daily competition with nothing but world's champions.... A moderately gifted person has to keep his or her gifts all bottled up until, in a manner of speaking, he or she gets drunk at a wedding and tap-dances on the coffee table like Fred Astaire or Ginger Rogers. We have a name for him or her. We call him or her an "exhibitionist." How do we reward such an exhibitionist? We say to him or her the next morning, "Wow! Were you ever drunk last night!"
Author: Kurt Vonnegut
27. "I grew up on the Southside of Chicago. What people don't realize is that my father was a multimillionaire who owned 12 hotels, motels, a steel mill, a radio station, a club, nursing home, and a law office. So I think it's safe to say I'm a little above middle class and I'm a daddy's girl."
Author: LisaRaye McCoy Misick
28. "It's so exciting to be doing radio on the cutting edge of technology. Being in on something new is the biggest thrill in the world."
Author: Lynn Samuels
29. "Me perdi en un mar de frio y despues al renacer me vi en un mundo calido. Recuerdo una cosa: sus ojos amarillos!"No podia tenerle pero le tendria...""Como debia vernos grace: fantasmas que vagaban magicos y silenciosos por el bosque. Los lobos normales no suponian una amenaza. Pero nosotros no eramos lobos normales""Porque no consigo que me quieran mas?""Una y otra vez aunque conozcamos los paisajes del amor su pequeño cementerio lleno de nombres tristes y el abismo terrorificamente silencioso en el que caen los otros... (Pag. 280)""La vida se mide en momentos como este""Caigo en el abismo tremuloTendiendo la mano hacia tiPerdiendome en una pena heladaEs este amor fragilUn modoDe decirAdios""El viento me golpeo de nuevo pero ya no tenia poder sobre mi. El frio me entumecia los dedos, pero no los transformaba en otra cosa"
Author: Maggie Stiefvater
30. "In '48 when I left Metro, I tried to go back to radio, but somehow just didn't do well at it."
Author: Marie Windsor
31. "A lot of exercise is mindless; you can have music or the radio on and not be aware. But if you're aware in anything you do - and it doesn't have to be yoga - it changes you. Being present changes you."
Author: Mariel Hemingway
32. "Rekao bih da je kolicina dosade, ako se dosadu može izmjeriti, danas mnogo veca nego nekoc. Jer su nekadašnja zanimanja, barem velikim dijelom, bila nezamisliva bez strastvene predanosti: seljaci zaljubljeni u svoju zemlju; moj djed, carobnjak lijepih stolova; postolari su znali napamet stopala svojih suseljana; šumari; vrtlari; pretostavljam da su tada cak i vojnici ubijali sa strašcu. Pitanje smisla života nije se postavljalo, bilo je njima posve prirodno, u njihovim radionicama, njihovim poljima. Svako je zanimalnje stvorilo vlastiti nacin mišljenja, vlastiti nacin postojanja. Lijecnik je razmišljao drugacije od seljaka, vojnik se ponašao drukcije od ucitelja. Danas smo svi jednaki, ujedinjeni zajednickom ravnodušnošcu prema svom poslu. Ta ravnodušnost postala je strašcu. Jednom velikom kolektivnom strašcu našega doba."
Author: Milan Kundera
33. "Stau întins în pat, cufundat în dulceata semisomnului. La ora sase, în prima faza a usoarei treziri, întind mîna spre micul tranzistor aflat lînga perna mea si apas pe buton. Se aud primele stiri ale diminetii... Abia izbutesc sa disting cuvintele si adorm din nou; în felul acesta frazele crainicilor se transforma în vise. E faza cea mai frumoasa a somnului, momentul cel mai încîntator al zilei: datorita radioului gust savoarea neîncetatelor mele adormiri si treziri — acea sublima leganare între starea de somn si trezie, care, în sine, constituie un motiv îndestulator ca omul sa nu regrete faptul de a se fi nascut."
Author: Milan Kundera
34. "It's a really unfair world because life is, where I am; all day long we listen to American music. So I don't see why the radios in the U.S. cannot even put aside one hour a day just to play music that is not American."
Author: Miriam Makeba
35. "July had already been a busy month as Twitter had also moved into new offices: a fancy, modern, loftlike space with lots of windows and room to grow. Among the fun features they had added to the office (a living-room setup with a couch and video games, a large red phone booth, and a fully stocked kitchen with cereal and other snacks), Jack had suggested putting in a Radiohead room. "It can play Radiohead twenty-four hours a day!" he said excitedly when suggesting the idea."
Author: Nick Bilton
36. "We had no desire to live in Istanbul, nor in Paris or New York. Let them have their discos and dollars, their skycrapers and supersonics transports. Let them have their radios and their color TV, hey, we have ours, don't we? But we have something they don't have. Heart. We have heart. Look, look how the light of life seeps into my very heart"
Author: Orhan Pamuk
37. "I think of the Replacements only when they're brought up to me. For two years, I'm at home, they don't really cross my mind. I still hear them on the radio. I'm not ashamed of anything we did."
Author: Paul Westerberg
38. "I don't listen to the radio too much, but usually I listen to Stanley Brothers and Ralph Stanley more than I do anybody!"
Author: Ralph Stanley
39. "At Johnny's suggestion I pursued a career in radio that eventually brought me to Los Angeles."
Author: Randy West
40. "You should've thought of that before becoming a fireman.""Thought!" he said. "Was I given a choice? I was raised to think the best thing in the world is not to read. The best thing is television and radio and ball games and a home I can't afford and, Good Lord, now, only now I realize what I've done. My grandfather and father were firemen. Walking in my sleep I followed them."
Author: Ray Bradbury
41. "I didn't mind what she called me, what anybody called me. But this was the room I had to live in. It was all I had in the way of a home. In it was everything that was mine, that had any association for me, any past, anything that took the place of a family. Not much: a few books, pictures, radio, chessmen, old letters, stuff like that. Nothing. Such as they were, they had all my memories."
Author: Raymond Chandler
42. "Caught in a bad romance. Whoaaa-oh-ooooh!"Nellie wailed along to the XM radio blaring from the enormous speakers."Can I uncover my ears now?" Dan called from the back, where he was reclined across the leather seat. "Has Nellie stopped her Lady Gag Me impression?"
Author: Rick Riordan
43. "I heard on public radio recently, there's a thing called Weed Dating. Singles get together in a garden and weed and then they take turns, they keep matching up with other people. Two people will weed down one row and switch over with two other people. It's in Vermont. I don't think I'd be very good at Weed Dating."
Author: Roy Blount Jr.
44. "The radio comes back even louder than you remember it."
Author: Stephen Chbosky
45. "I wrote a lot of stuff quickly: pages and pages of notes that seemed pretty incoherent at first. Most of it was taken from the radio because -suddenly being a parent- I'd be confronted by the radio giving a news report every hour of the day."
Author: Thom Yorke
46. "It's American Alternative radio stations that bug me. We're considered Alternative, but don't expect us to be played next to Blink 182 and Offspring. We're hardly of that generation."
Author: Thurston Moore
47. "The relative ease of most driving lures us into thinking we can get away with doing other things. Indeed, those other things, like listening to the radio, can help when driving itself is threatening to cause fatigue. But we buy into the myth of multitasking with little actual knowledge of how much we can really add in or, as with the television news, how much we are missing. As the inner life of the driver begins to come into focus, it is becoming clear not only that distraction is the single biggest problem on the road but that we have little concept of just how distracted we are."
Author: Tom Vanderbilt
48. "I've made club songs, and I've made radio songs, and I've made the car songs."
Author: T Pain
49. "Skip Caray was my favorite announcer as I grew up listening to the Braves on TBS and on the radio. One night, listening to a game that was headed into extra-innings, the broadcast was just breaking away to commercial when Skip said, 'Free baseball in Atlanta!' One of the best lines I've ever heard."
Author: Tucker Elliot
50. "Even flicker of a memory about another girl he liked is static on your radio," she said. "Keep him tuned in only to you."
Author: V.C. Andrews

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