Famous quotes by Journalists


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"I don't think his life has been in any way disfigured by the film. The film did disclose some difficult facts"
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"Being an optimist after you've got everything you want doesn't count"
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"The professionalism of wire service reporters is constantly being tested because reporters know that if they're late or sloppy on a story, it will show up because the competition is likely to be not late and not sloppy"
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"Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now - no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television"
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"The meat-and-potatoes work of world journalism is performed by the wire service reporters"
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"If you look closely enough, amid the merciless and the bitter, there is always the chance that you may find comfort and the promise of something good"
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"Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving"
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"A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat"
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"To err is human but to really foul up requires a computer"
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"The time to relax is when you don't have time for it"
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"If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?"
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"The joke in our family is that we can cry reading the phone book"
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"Public misbehavior by the famous is a powerful teaching tool"
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"A man begins cutting his wisdom teeth the first time he bites off more than he can chew"
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"If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring"
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"Either men will learn to live like brothers, or they will die like beasts"
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"It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf"
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"The very first time I was on a car in Atlanta, I saw the conductor - all conductors are white - ask a Negro woman to get up and take a seat farther back in order to make a place for a white man. I have also seen white men requested to leave the Negro section of the car"
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"A reporter discovers, in the course of many years of interviewing celebrities, that most actors are more attractive behind a spotlight than over a spot of tea"
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"No nice men are good at getting taxis"
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"At what point does CNN wise up and rein in 'Larry King Live' to save itself?"
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"Politicians fascinate because they constitute such a paradox; they are an elite that accomplishes mediocrity for the public good"
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"A society that thinks the choice between ways of living is just a choice between equally eligible "lifestyles" turns universities into academic cafeterias offering junk food for the mind"
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"Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout "Bang!""
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"The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement"
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"Politics should share one purpose with religion: the steady emancipation of the individual through the education of his passions"
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"Leadership is, among other things, the ability to inflict pain and get away with it - short-term pain for long-term gain"
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"In the lexicon of the political class, the word "sacrifice" means that the citizens are supposed to mail even more of their income to Washington so that the political class will not have to sacrifice the pleasure of spending it"
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"Conservatives define themselves in terms of what they oppose"
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