"Reporting is far from ordinary, which is why everything else I strive for in life has to be extraordinary. (via Twitter)"

"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

"Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed."
Elbert Hubbard

"The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp."
Terry Pratchett

"Try to be conspicuously accurate in everything, pictures as well as text. Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting."
William Randolph Hearst

"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia."
E.L. Doctorow

"The secret of successful journalism is to make your readers so angry they will write half your paper for you."
C.E.M. Joad

"Originality is the art of concealing your source."
Franklin P. Jones

"The more language is a living operation, the less we are aware of it. Thus it follows from the self-forgetfulness of language that its real being consists in what is said in it."
Hans-Georg Gadamer, German Philosopher

"A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day."
Jim Bishop

"More than print and ink, a newspaper is a collection of fierce individualists who somehow manage to perform the astounding daily miracle of merging their own personalities under the discipline of the deadline and retain the flavour of their own minds in print."
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

"Heresy is another word for freedom of thought."
Graham Greene

"If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water."
Ernest Hemingway

"I prefer the folly of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom."
Anatole France

"My work is being destroyed almost as soon as it is printed. One day it is being read; the next day someone's wrapping fish in it."
Al Capp

"Everyone has the right to walk from one end of the city to the other in secure and beautiful spaces. Everybody has the right to go by public transport. Everybody has the right to an unhampered view down their street, not full of railings, signs and rubbish."
Richard Rogers

"The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are."
Henry Ward Beecher

"Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul."
Henri Matisse

"Employ your time in improving yourself by other men's writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have labored hard for."

"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

"It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper."
Jerry Seinfeld

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers."
Thomas Jefferson

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

"The theory of a free press is that truth will emerge from free discussion, not that it will be presented perfectly and instantly in any one account."
Walter Lippman

"It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day just exactly fits in the newspaper."
Jerry Seinfield

"The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram."
E. Anthony

"For fear of the newspapers politicians are dull, and at last they are too dull even for the newspapers."
G.K. Chesterton

"You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on."
Harry S Truman, Mr. Citizen, 1960.

"The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think."
Edwin Schlossberg

"The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault."
Henry Kissinger

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