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56 Journalism Quotes

A parliament speaking through reporters to Buncombe and the Twenty-seven millions, mostly fools.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Latter Day Pamphlets (no. VI, Parliaments)

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To serve thy generation, this thy fate: "Written in water," swiftly fades thy name; But he who loves his kind does, first and late, A work too late for fame.

Mary Clemmer (Mary Clemmer Ames) Quotes , Source: The Journalist (last stanza)

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Only a newspaper! Quick read, quick lost, Who sums the treasure that it carries hence? Torn, trampled under feet, who counts thy cost, Star-eyed intelligence?

Mary Clemmer (Mary Clemmer Ames) Quotes , Source: The Journalist (st. 9)

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I believe it has been said that one copy of the "Times" contains more useful information than the whole of the historical works of Thucydides.

Richard Cobden Quotes , Source: in a speech at the Manchester Athenaeum, Dec. 27, 1850

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Did Charity prevail, the press would prove A vehicle of virtue, truth, and love.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Charity (l. 624)

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How shall I speak thee, or thy power address Thou God of our idolatry, the Press. . . . . Like Eden's dead probationary tree, Knowledge of good and evil is from thee.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Progress of Error (l. 452)

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He comes, the herald of a noisy world, With spatter'd boots, strapp'd waist, and frozen locks; News from all nations lumbering at his back.

William Cowper Quotes , Source: Task (bk. IV, l. 5)

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When found, make a note of.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: Dombey and Son (ch. 15)

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Miscellanists are the most popular writers among every people; for it is they who form a communication between the learned and the unlearned, and, as it were, throw a bridge between those two great divisions of the public.

Isaac D'Israeli Quotes , Source: Literary Character of Men of Genius--Miscellanists

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None of our political writers . . . take notice of any more than three estates, namely, Kings, Lords and Commons . . . passing by in silence that very large and powerful body which form the fourth estate in the community . . . the Mob.

Henry Fielding Quotes , Source: Covent Garden Journal

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Caused by a dearth of scandal should the vapors Distress our fair ones--let them read the prayers.

David Garrick Quotes , Source: prologue to Sheridan's "School for Scandal"

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The liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights of an Englishman.

Junius Quotes , Source: Dedication to Letters

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You (reporters) should have printed what he meant, not what he said.

Earl Bush Quotes

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Journalism consists largely in saying 'Lord Jones died' to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton Quotes

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Journalism is merely history's first draft.

Geoffrey C. Ward Quotes

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The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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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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Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.

Ben Hecht Quotes

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Nobody's interested in sweetness and light.

Hedda Hopper Quotes

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The press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

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Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read.

Frank Zappa Quotes

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Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last.

Maureen Dowd Quotes

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I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.

Aneurin Bevan Quotes

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The bigger the information media, the less courage and freedom they follow. Bigness means weakness.

Eric Sevareid Quotes

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If the newspapers of a country are filled with good news, the jails of that country will be filled with good people.

Daniel Moynihan Quotes

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