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56 Journalism Quotes

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Generally speaking, the best people nowadays go into journalism, the second best into business, the rubbish into politics and the shits into law

Auberon Waugh Quotes

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A Fourth Estate, of Able Editors, springs up.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: French Revolution (pt. I, bk. VI, ch. 5)

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Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporter's gallery yonder, there sat a fourth estate more important far than they all.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Heroes and Hero-Worship (lecture V)

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Never believe in anything until it has been officially denied.

Otto von Bismarck Quotes

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There aren't any embarrassing questions -- only embarrassing answers.

Carl Rowan Quotes

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Journalism without a moral position is impossible. Every journalist is a moralist. It's absolutely unavoidable.

Marguerite Duras Quotes

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Journalism is the first rough draft of history.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.

Henry Anatole Grunwald Quotes

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We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective.

Dave Barry Quotes

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Journalism is in fact history on the run.

Thomas Griffith Quotes

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Journalism largely consists of saying "Lord Jones is Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.

G. K. Chesterton Quotes

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Journalism allows its readers to witness history; fiction gives its readers an opportunity to live it.

John Hersey Quotes

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I hope we never live to see the day when a thing is as bad as some of our newspapers make it

Will Rogers Quotes

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Advertisements are of great use to the vulgar. First of all, as they are instruments of ambition. A man that is by no means big enough for the Gazette, may easily creep into the advertisements; by which means we often see an apothecary in the same paper of news with a plenipotentiary, or a running footman with an ambassador.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: in the "Tatler", no. 224

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I would . . . earnestly advise them for their good to order this paper to be punctually served up, and to be looked upon as a part of the tea equipage.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: in the "Spectator", no. 10

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The great art in writing advertisements is the finding out a proper method to catch the reader's eye; without which a good thing may pass over unobserved, or be lost among commissions of bankrupt.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: in the "Tatler", no. 224

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They consume a considerable quantity of our paper manufacture, employ our artisans in printing, and find business for great numbers of indigent persons.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: in the "Spectator", no. 367

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Ask how to live? Write, write, write, anything; The world's a fine believing world, write news.

Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Quotes , Source: Wit without Money (act II)

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[The opposition Press] which is in the hands of malecontents who have failed in their career.

Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck Quotes , Source: to a deputation from Rugen to the King

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Numerous politicians have seized absolute power and muzzled the press. Never in history has the press seized absolute power and muzzled the politicians.

Karl Otto von Schonhausen Bismarck Quotes , Source: to a deputation from Rugen to the King

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Hear, Land o' Cakes, and brither Scots, Frae Maidenkirk to Johnie Groat's;- If there's a hole in a' your coats, I rede you tent it: A chield's amang you takin notes, And, faith, he'll prent it.

Robert Burns Quotes , Source: On Captain Grose's Peregrinations Thro' Scotland

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A would-be satirist, a hired buffoon, A monthly scribbler of some low lampoon, Condemn'd to drudge, the meanest of the mean, And furbish falsehoods for a magazine.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: English Bards and Scotch Reviewers (l. 975)

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The editor sat in his sanctum, his countenance furrowed with care, His mind at the bottom of business, his feet at the top of a chair, His chair-arm an elbow supporting, his right hand upholding his head, His eyes on his dusty table, with different documents spread.

Will Carleton Quotes , Source: Farm Ballads--The Editor's Guest

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Great is journalism. Is not every able editor a ruler of the world, being the persuader of it?

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: French Revolution (pt. II, bk. 1, ch. 4)

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