Top 10 Quotes of Irv Kupcinet

What can you say about a society that says that God is dead and Elvis is alive?

Irv Kupcinet

My freshman year at Harrison High School, I saw a journalism class where students were putting out a weekly newspaper. It touched a responsive chord in me.

Irv Kupcinet

My father, a bakery-truck driver, was the epitome of the work ethic that probably kept me knocking out columns six days a week for a rough total of 12,600 over 50 years.

Irv Kupcinet

I’ve never wanted to do anything but be a newspaperman ever since I was 13.

Irv Kupcinet

I wish all high schools could offer students the outside activities that were available at the old Harrison High on Chicago’s West Side in the late ’20s. They enabled me to become part of a school newspaper, drama group, football team and student government.

Irv Kupcinet

Chicago, with its big newspapers and major broadcasting stations, couldn’t have been a better city to start a journalism career.

Irv Kupcinet

By the time I got to Northwestern University in 1930, I was a football bum more interested in being an All-Star player and signing on with a pro team than going after a newspaper job.

Irv Kupcinet

‘At Random’ ran on Saturday nights for as long as the conversation was still lively. Sometimes, I’d finish way after midnight, then hop a plane for whatever city I was working a football game that Sunday.

Irv Kupcinet

As a kid, I’d get up at 3 in the morning during school vacations to help my father on his bakery-truck route. He didn’t get a vacation from that schedule.

Irv Kupcinet

An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day.

Irv Kupcinet