Quotes About Journalism

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Cassandra Clare
“Jessamine recoiled from the paper as if it were a snake. "A lady does not read the newspaper. The society pages, perhaps, or the theater news. Not this filth."
"But you are not a lady, Jessamine---," Charlotte began.
"Dear me," said Will. "Such harsh truths so early in the morning cannot be good for the digestion.”
Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Helen Thomas
“I don't think a tough question is disrespectful.”
Helen Thomas

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

Mahatma Gandhi
“I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Joseph Campbell
“Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.”
Joseph Campbell

Warren Ellis
“You're miserable, edgy and tired. You're in the perfect mood for journalism.”
Warren Ellis

Hunter S. Thompson
“The press is a gang of cruel faggots. Journalism is not a profession or a trade. It is a cheap catch-all for fuckoffs and misfits—a false doorway to the backside of life, a filthy piss-ridden little hole nailed off by the building inspector, but just deep enough for a wino to curl up from the sidewalk and masturbate like a chimp in a zoo-cage.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Hillary Rodham Clinton
“If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton

G.K. Chesterton
“Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.”
G.K. Chesterton

Christopher Hitchens
“I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information.”
Christopher Hitchens

Jean-Paul Sartre
“Better a good journalist than a poor assassin.”
Jean-Paul Sartre

Walter Cronkite
“I think being a liberal, in the true sense, is being nondoctrinaire, nondogmatic, non-committed to a cause - but examining each case on its merits. Being left of center is another thing; it's a political position. I think most newspapermen by definition have to be liberal; if they're not liberal, by my definition of it, then they can hardly be good newspapermen. If they're preordained dogmatists for a cause, then they can't be very good journalists; that is, if they carry it into their journalism."

[Interview with Ron Powers (Chicago Sun Times) for Playboy, 1973]”
Walter Cronkite

Hunter S. Thompson
“So much for Objective Journalism. Don't bother to look for it here--not under any byline of mine; or anyone else I can think of. With the possible exception of things like box scores, race results, and stock market tabulations, there is no such thing as Objective Journalism. The phrase itself is a pompous contradiction in terms.”
Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Oscar Wilde
“By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.”
Oscar Wilde

Noam Chomsky
“No honest journalist should be willing to describe himself or herself as 'embedded.' To say, 'I'm an embedded journalist' is to say, 'I'm a government Propagandist.”
Noam Chomsky, Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post-9/11 World

Denis Diderot
“All things must be examined, debated, investigated without exception and without regard for anyone's feelings.”
Denis Diderot

Norman Mailer
“If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist, not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are too shaky to perform operations, he becomes a journalist. ”
Norman Mailer

John Grogan
“In the English language, it all comes down to this: Twenty-six letters, when combined correctly, can create magic. Twenty -six letters form the foundation of a free, informed society.”
John Grogan, Bad Dogs Have More Fun: Selected Writings on Family, Animals, and Life from The Philadelphia Inquirer

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

Seno Gumira Ajidarma
“When journalism is silenced, literature must speak. Because while journalism speaks with facts, literature speaks with truth.”
Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Ketika Jurnalisme Dibungkam Sastra Harus Bicara

Aleister Crowley
“To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. [....] The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.”
Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley: An Autohagiography

H.L. Mencken
“American journalism (like the journalism of any other country) is predominantly paltry and worthless. Its pretensions are enormous, but its achievements are insignificant.”
H.L. Mencken

Dan Rather
“I had someone at the Houston police station shoot me with heroin so I could do a story about it. The experience was a special kind of hell. I came out understanding full well how one could be addicted to 'smack,' and quickly.”
Dan Rather

William T. Sherman
“I think I know what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers.”
William T. Sherman

John Pilger
“We are beckoned to see the world through a one-way mirror, as if we are threatened and innocent and the rest of humanity is threatening, or wretched, or expendable. Our memory is struggling to rescue the truth that human rights were not handed down as privileges from a parliament, or a boardroom, or an institution, but that peace is only possible with justice and with information that gives us the power to act justly.”
John Pilger

Fran Lebowitz
“Magazines all too frequently lead to books and should be regarded by the prudent as the heavy petting of literature.”
Fran Lebowitz

Malcolm Gladwell
“The ethics of plagiarism have turned into the narcissism of small differences: because journalism cannot own up to its heavily derivative nature, it must enforce originality on the level of the sentence.”
Malcolm Gladwell, What the Dog Saw and Other Adventures

“This seems charmingly paradoxical: scientists seek one truth but often voice many opinions; journalists often speak of many truths while voicing a uniform view.”
Christopher Essex, Taken by Storm: The Troubled Science, Policy, and Politics of Global Warming

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

Michael Moore
“One thing I learned as a journalist is that there is at least one disgruntled person in every workplace in America -- and at least double that number with a conscience. Hard as they try, they simply can't turn their heads away from an injustice when they see one taking place.”
Michael Moore, Here Comes Trouble

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