Quotes About News

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J.K. Rowling
“Why were you lurking under our window?"
"Yes - yes, good point, Petunia! What were you doing under our windows, boy?"
"Listening to the news," said Harry in a resigned voice.
His aunt and uncle exchanged looks of outrage.
"Listening to the news! Again?"
"Well, it changes every day, you see," said Harry.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Edward R. Murrow
“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.”
Edward R. Murrow

Criss Jami
“Popular culture is a place where pity is called compassion, flattery is called love, propaganda is called knowledge, tension is called peace, gossip is called news, and auto-tune is called singing.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

محمد الماغوط
“كل يوم أكتشف في وطني مجداً جديداً
وعاراً جديداً
أخباراً ترفع الرأس
وأخرى ترفع الضغط”
محمد الماغوط

Vera Nazarian
“Would you like to know your future?

If your answer is yes, think again. Not knowing is the greatest life motivator.

So enjoy, endure, survive each moment as it comes to you in its proper sequence -- a surprise.”
Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

Charles Bukowski
“News travels fast in places where nothing much ever happens.”
Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye
tags: news

John F. Kennedy
“We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."

[Remarks on the 20th Anniversary of the Voice of America; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, February 26, 1962]”
John F. Kennedy

Arthur C. Clarke
“The more wonderful the means of communication, the more trivial, tawdry, or depressing its contents seemed to be.”
Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey
tags: news

Dave Barry
“I would not know how I am supposed to feel about many stories if not for the fact that the TV news personalities make sad faces for sad stories and happy faces for happy stories. ”
Dave Barry

Darynda Jones
“You totally need to watch the news."
"Can't."
"Why?"
"It's too depressing."
"Right, because hanging with dead people isn't.”
Darynda Jones, Third Grave Dead Ahead

Shannon L. Alder
“If you were born with the ability to change someone’s perspective or emotions, never waste that gift. It is one of the most powerful gifts God can give—the ability to influence.”
Shannon L. Alder

Gwendolyn Brooks
“One reason that cats are happier than people is that they have no newspapers.”
Gwendolyn Brooks, In the Mecca

Arthur Miller
“A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.”
Arthur Miller

Toba Beta
“News told, rumors heard, truth implied, facts buried.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Bruce Sterling
“You know what's truly weird about any financial crisis? We made it up. Currency, money, finance, they're all social inventions. When the sun comes up in the morning it's shining on the same physical landscape, all the atoms are in place.”
Bruce Sterling

Ray Bradbury
“Cram them full of non-combustible data, chock them so damned full of 'facts' they feel stuffed, but absolutely 'brilliant' with information. Then they’ll feel they’re thinking, they’ll get a sense of motion without moving. And they’ll be happy, because facts of that sort don’t change. Don’t give them any slippery stuff like philosophy or sociology to tie things up with. That way lies melancholy.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Edward R. Murrow
“Our major obligation is not to mistake slogans for solutions.”
Edward R. Murrow

Kōbō Abe
“There wasn't a single item of importance [in the newspaper]. A tower of illusion, all of it, made of illusory bricks and full of holes. If life were made up only of imporant things, it really would be a dangerous house of glass, scarcely to be handled carelessly. But everyday life was exactly like the headlines. And so everybody, knowing the meaninglessness of existence, sets the centre of his compass at his own home.”
Kōbō Abe, The Woman in the Dunes

Robert Cormier
“He was intrigued by the power of words, not the literary words that filled the books in the library but the sharp, staccato words that went into the writing of news stories. Words that went for the jugular. Active verbs that danced and raced on the page.”
Robert Cormier, I Am the Cheese

Edward W. Said
“Despite the variety and the differences, and however much we proclaim the contrary, what the media produce is neither spontaneous nor completely “free:” “news” does not just happen, pictures and ideas do not merely spring from reality into our eyes and minds, truth is not directly available, we do not have unrestrained variety at our disposal.

For like all modes of communication, television, radio, and newspapers observe certain rules and conventions to get things across intelligibly, and it is these, often more than the reality being conveyed, that shape the material delivered by the media. ”
Edward W. Said

George Orwell
“All the papers that matter live off their advertisements, and the advertisers exercise an indirect censorship over news.”
George Orwell, Why I Write

Criss Jami
“In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much what goes on in the world, it is the confusion of how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Arthur C. Clarke
“. . . the newspapers of Utopia, he had long ago decided, would be terribly dull.”
Arthur C. Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey

Edward R. Murrow
“We have currently a built-in allergy to unpleasant or disturbing information. Our mass media reflect this. But unless we get up off our fat surpluses and recognize that television in the main is being used to distract, delude, amuse, and insulate us, then television and those who finance it, those who look at it, and those who work at it, may see a totally different picture too late. ”
Edward R. Murrow

“If you don't like the news, go out and make some of your own.”
Wes "Scoop" Nisker

Edward R. Murrow
“The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue.”
Edward R. Murrow

Edward R. Murrow
“If we were to do the Second Coming of Christ in color for a full hour, there would be a considerable number of stations which would decline to carry it on the grounds that a Western or a quiz show would be more profitable.”
Edward R. Murrow

“People reject what they do not understand because it makes them feel small. They would rather believe in some other reality, even if it is only an illusion, so long as it makes them feel bigger.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Eula Biss
“Our willingness to believe the news is, in many cases, not entirely innocent.”
Eula Biss, Notes from No Man's Land: American Essays
tags: news

“Truth is as straight as an arrow, while a lie swivels like a snake.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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