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Quotes About Press

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J.K. Rowling
“She can't keep writing about what a tragic little hero I am, it'll get boring.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Gore Vidal
“The American press exists for one purpose only, and that is to convince Americans that they are living in the greatest and most envied country in the history of the world. The Press tells the American people how awful every other country is and how wonderful the United States is and how evil communism is and how happy they should be to have freedom to buy seven different sorts of detergent.”
Gore Vidal
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Amin Maalouf
“People sometimes imagine that just because they have access to so many newspapers, radio and TV channels, they will get an infinity of different opinions. Then they discover that things are just the opposite: the power of these loudspeakers only amplifies the opinion prevalent at a certain time, to the point where it covers any other opinion.”
Amin Maalouf, The First Century After Beatrice

“To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves: such a prohibition ought to fill them with disdain.”
Claude Adrien Helvétius, Treatise on Man: His Intellectual Faculties and His Education V1

Henry A. Wallace
“The obvious types of American fascists are dealt with on the air and in the press. These demagogues and stooges are fronts for others. Dangerous as these people may be, they are not so significant as thousands of other people who have never been mentioned.

The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information.

With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power.”
Henry A. Wallace

Oscar Wilde
“In the old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press.”
Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

A.J. Liebling
“Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.”
A.J. Liebling

P.G. Wodehouse
“The brains of members of the Press departments of motion-picture studios resemble soup at a cheap restaurant. It is wiser not to stir them.”
P.G. Wodehouse

“It is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams...Through it, God will spread His Word. A spring of truth shall flow from it: like a new star it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance, and cause a light heretofore unknown to shine amongst men”
― Johannes Gutenberg

Nora Ephron
“The image of the journalist as wallflower at the orgy has been replaced by the journalist as the life of the party.”
Nora Ephron, Wallflower at the Orgy

Arthur Conan Doyle
“The Press, Watson, is a most valuable institution, if you only know how to use it.”
Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Six Napoleons / the Adventure of the Crooked Man

Diane Setterfield
“My genius is not so frail a thing that it cowers from the dirty fingers of newspapernen.”
Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale

Thomas Jefferson
“No government ought to be without censors; and where the press is free no one ever will.”
Thomas Jefferson

John F. Kennedy
“And so it is to the printing press--to the recorder of man's deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news--that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.”
John F. Kennedy

Barbara Kingsolver
“But newspapers have a duty to truth,' Van said.
Lev clucked his tongue. 'They tell the truth only as the exception. Zola wrote that the mendacity of the press could be divided into two groups: the yellow press lies every day without hesitating. But others, like the Times, speak the truth on all inconsequential occasions, so they can deceive the public with the requisite authority when it becomes necessary.'
Van got up from his chair to gather the cast-off newspapers. Lev took off his glasses and rubbed his eyes. 'I don't mean to offend the journalists; they aren't any different from other people. They're merely the megaphones of the other people.”
Barbara Kingsolver, The Lacuna

Alan Bradley
“The press was ruthless, but then so was the church.

Flavia de Luce”
Alan Bradley, Speaking from Among the Bones

Jeff Rice
“Sherman Reilly Duffy of the pre-World War I CHICAGO DAILY JOURNAL once told a cub reporter, 'Socially, a journalist fits in somewhere between a whore and a bartender. But spiritually he stands beside Galileo. He knows the world is round.' Well, socially I fit in just fine between the whore and the bartender. Both are close friends. And I knew the world was round. Yet, as time went by I found myself confronted with the ugly suspicion that the world was, after all, flat and that there were things dark and terrible waiting just over the edge to reach out and snatch life from the unlucky, unwary wanderer.”
Jeff Rice, The Night Stalker

“Albert Camus did not know he was summing up modern photojournalism when he wrote:"Will I kill myself or have a cup of coffee”
Sacha Hartgers

Israelmore Ayivor
“The devil can get you through your flesh. He knows the button to press on your flesh and have a way into your mind. The flesh becomes a transport medium for evil things if not killed for God. If Christ makes a home in your mind, satan can't get there.”
Israelmore Ayivor

“The idea of freedom is complex and it is all-encompassing. It’s the idea that the economy must remain free of government persuasion. It’s the idea that the press must operate without government intrusion. And it’s the idea that the emails and phone records of Americans should remain free from government search and seizure. It’s the idea that parents must be the decision makers in regards to their children's education — not some government bureaucrat.
But most importantly, it is the idea that the individual must be free to pursue his or her own happiness free from government dependence and free from government control. Because to be truly free is to be reliant on no one other than the author of our destiny. These are the ideas at the core of the Republican Party, and it is why I am a Republican. So my brothers and sisters of the American community, please join with me today in abandoning the government plantation and the Party of disappointment. So that we may all echo the words of one Republican leader who famously said, "Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty, we are free at last.”
Elbert Guillory

Stefana Cristina Czeller
“Colega ei îşi făcuse un titlu de glorie din sângele rece şi avea o rezervă aparent inepuizabilă de poveşti pentru cei uşor impresionabili. Cea mai de succes istorie, care punea întotdeauna pe gânduri debutanţii în meseria lor păcătoasă, privea un accident feroviar. Fuseseră atunci vreo cinci morţi în maşina transformată de locomotiva unui accelerat într-o învălmăşeală de fiare, iar Corina se lăuda oricui vroia să o asculte cum a obţinut un instantaneu şocant. Am adunat câteva bucăţele de creier împrăştiate şi le-am pus alături, chiar pe linia ferată. A ieşit o poză beton!”
Stefana Cristina Czeller, Cerneală şi sânge

Don Henley
“We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who
Comes on at five
She can tell you 'bout the plane crash with a gleam
In her eye
It's interesting when people die -
Give us dirty laundry

Can we film the operation?
Is the head dead yet?
You know, the boys in the newsroom got a
Running bet
Get the widow on the set!
We need dirty laundry

You don't really need to find out what's going on
You don't really want to know just how far it's gone
Just leave well enough alone
Eat your dirty laundry”
Don Henley

Jeff Rice
“This 'vampire' stuff is to stay right in this room. Until we have the assailant in custody we say nothing about these girls being drained of blood. No more rumors. No reports in the papers," he added, looking directly at me and ignoring my colleague from the opposition press. "The official opinion at this time is that the cause of death is 'undetermined and under investigation'. We don't want to start a panic. It's bad for police operations. It's bad for the people. And it's had for business.”
Jeff Rice, The Night Stalker

“Tension do not want man but man wants tension. Tension only exists if you start to think what others think about you when you do any mistake or unprofessional work. Tension exist if you try to compete with everybody in arrogant and serious way , taking this as your major reason of life.”
Rajendra Ojha

Eugene V. Debs
“. . . the press and the pulpit have in every age and every nation been on the side of the exploiting class and the ruling class.”
Eugene V. Debs

Henry David Thoreau
“The modern cheap and fertile press, with all its translations, has done little to bring us nearer to the heroic writers of antiquity.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

“Pressure exerted is what's required to breakthrough and overcome not pleasure.”
Constance Chuks Friday

“Pressure exerted is what it takes to breakthrough and overcome not pleasure.”
Constance Chuks Friday

Mark Helprin
“Mr. de Pinto, the dog who protects sheep quickly learns how to direct them, and it becomes a habit. The people have been trained by their 'watchmen' to jump, and to trample what the 'watchmen' want trampled.
"I have found, that those who would guard the people are their governors. The government admits that it is a government. The press pretends that it is not. But what a pretense! You orchestrate entire populations. And who elected you? No one. You are self-appointed, you speak for no one, and therefore you have no right to question me as if you represent the common good.”
Mark Helprin, Winter's Tale

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