Thursday, November 03, 2005

Quotes on Journalism

From today's Quotes Of The Day:

I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy.
- A. J. Liebling, 1904 - 1963

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.
- Cyril Connolly, 1903 - 1974

How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read.
- Karl Kraus

Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarist.
- Oscar Wilde, 1854 - 1900

Do not fear the enemy, for your enemy can only take your life. It is far better that you fear the media, for they will steal your honor. That awful power, the public opinion of a nation, is created in America by a horde of ignorant, self-complacent simpletons who failed at ditching and shoemaking and fetched up in journalism on their way to the poorhouse.
- Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

No news is good news. No journalists is even better.
- Nicolas Bentley

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