Journalist Quotes

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Hunter S. Thompson
“I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.”
Hunter S. Thompson

Karl Lagerfeld
“I had an interview once with some German journalist—some horrible, ugly woman. It was in the early days after the communists—maybe a week after—and she wore a yellow sweater that was kind of see-through. She had huge tits and a huge black bra, and she said to me, ‘It’s impolite; remove your glasses.’ I said, ‘Do I ask you to remove your bra?”
Karl Lagerfeld

“Nothing remains.  The destruction is complete: love, lives, families, friends, cities, homes – all gone now.  All our efforts to be good, to do the right thing, to act well, to be just and generous are now for naught.  Because juxtaposed against any hope for fairness is wickedness, pure and simple.  In some abstract formulation these things may exist in equal measure, which is to say that the scales balance when taking all things into consideration. But that is fantasy, the stuff of religion, hope beyond all reason. Because for those caught in the whirlwind, in the chaos of manifest evil, despair is all there is. Civilization falls away: everything is pointless now.  Survival requires reciprocity. What then if there is none?”
John Payton Foden, Magenta

“A good businessman must have nose for business the same way a journalist has nose for news. In places where people see a lot of obstacles, I see a lot of opportunities. A good businessman sees where others don’t see.”
Orji Uzor Kalu

Ida Minerva Tarbell
“I have often found it difficult to explain myself to myself, and I do not often try.”
Ida Tarbell

“The right book at the right time, may mean more in a persone's life than anything else”
Lee shippey

“When it comes to arrogance, power, and lack of accountability, journalists are probably the only people on the planet who make lawyers look good.”
Steven Brill

Jack Kerouac
“The more you study, the more you subsequently know; naturally, the more you know, the nearer you get to perfection as a journalist.”
Jack Kerouac, Vanity of Duluoz: An Adventurous Education, 1935-46

Lavie Tidhar
“Do you know what a journalist is? Someone who hasn't written a novel yet.”
Lavie Tidhar, Osama

Abhijit Naskar
“My brave and bold journalists, rise and work with integrity, for now more than ever, the world faces an imminent information-catastrophe, and you are our first line of defense. So, be the shield against disinformation and go down to the deepest and darkest pit to rescue the human society, from the strangling tendrils of mal-content. There is a lot to be done my friend, so don't be silent - make journalism the vanguard of information.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“Now more than ever, journalists have a crucial role to perform in the society. You may say, haven't they been playing that role from the very beginning! Yes, they have been doing it for a long time, since the birth of printing press, but never in history, could their failure mean devastation in their community caused by their false and illegitimate counterparts.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Oscar Wilde
“I am afraid that there is not much to be said in favour of either the lawyer or the journalist.”
Oscar Wilde, Beautiful and Impossible Things - Selected Essays of Oscar Wilde

Pete Hamill
“Those reporters, writers, photographers, and editors are the best Americans I know. They cherish the ideals of their imperfect profession and of the Republic whose freedoms, equally imperfect in practice have so often made those ideals real. They want desperately to do good, honorable work. In spite of long hours and low pay, they are insistently professional. They are also brave.

I can't ever forget that in Indochina 65 journalists were killed in the course of recording the truth about that war. . . .Reporters and photographers did not stop dying when Vietnam was over. They have been killed in Lebanon and Nicaragua, in Bosnia and Peru, and in a lot of other places where hard rain falls.

I can't believe that these good men and women died for nothing. I know they didn't. They died because they were the people chosen by the tribe to carry the torch to the back of the cave and tell the others what is there in the darkness. They died because they were serious about the craft they practiced. They died because they believed in the fundamental social need for what they did with a pen, a notebook, a typewriter, or a camera. They didn't die to increase profits for the stockholders. They didn't die to obtain an invitation to some White House dinner for a social-climbing publisher. They died for us.

As readers or journalists, we honor them when we remember that their dying was not part of a plan to make the world cheaper, baser, or dumber. They died to bring us the truth.”
Pete Hamill

“好的小故事,多數會令人覺得「意料之外,情理之中」。爛的故事只要說到一半已被人猜到,往往因為太過陳腔濫調(cliché)。這些故事都熟口熟面,走不出套路,例如車禍中喪命的一定是「好爸爸」,身患殘疾的人總是「生命鬥士」 … 若記者未抵達現場已經知道故事是甚麼,那並不是採訪,而是將預先設定的想法套在別人身上,於是出來的故事總是刻板、僵化、陳腔。記者必須帶著開放態度,做足資料搜集,再去現場親身觀察、訪問、思考,才能找到有趣的小故事。”
譚蕙芸, 文字欲 回應時代的特寫新聞

Vineet Raj Kapoor

Germany Kent
“To be successful as a journalist, you must be curious and have a yearning for learning facts.”
Germany Kent

Sol Luckman
“brain fart: (n.) noxious gas emitted when mainstream journalists commit their thoughts to paper.”
Sol Luckman, The Angel's Dictionary

G.K. Chesterton
“Informer'... means one who gives information. It means what 'journalist' ought to mean. The only difference is that the Common Informer may be paid if he tells the truth. The common journalist will be ruined if he does.”
G.K. Chesterton, Utopia of Usurers

Leslea Wahl
“I turn to look at Jake. “You’re running from a bunch of eight-year-olds?”
The rambunctious groups starts to point at the library and clamors toward the door, ready to enter.
Jake looks at me. “They scare me. Can you please help me out?”
Leslea Wahl, The Perfect Blindside

Sierra Avalon
“Watching Nic Rayne strut around the stage
half-naked like some absurd peacock is enough to make me gag.”
Sierra Avalon, Always Rayne

Sierra Avalon
“Once you're his, you're his forever.”
Sierra Avalon, Always Rayne

Reham Khan
“Not only do we venture into personal relationships with our eyes wide shut but when we go to the voting booths, even the journalists in us have no real idea what we are voting for. The information is all out there but we choose to follow the propaganda we are fed.”
Reham Khan, Reham Khan

“The journalist, half of his professional career passes by writing about things he does not know well, while the other half passes by not writing about things he know very well!”
Skender Nitaj

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Producing a great interview requires you to acknowledge the fact that, or to pretend as if, the person you are interviewing is more knowledgeable or interesting than you.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Abhijit Naskar
“Since most of the traditional news publishing industry is hugely dependent on corporate sponsorship (except for a few publishers funded by people), even their news can be manipulated for the benefit of the sponsors or political lobbies. So, in the end, it all comes down to journalistic integrity - it comes down to the ethical grounds of the real conscientious journalists.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Ehsan Sehgal
“What does mean a journalist? In my view, a journalist, who has not any improper, wrong and favoring connections with any party, groups or religious schools of thought; he, who just writes the facts and realities regardless caste, creed, and color, and the personal interests. He, who respects every person as a human with dignity and honor; he, who is not a tool of the masterminds. The journalistic principle is only “fairness with morality.” A real journalist is more than the holy person because of that person, maybe anyone of any particular religion, but a journalist is for all the humans; he, who has not, such qualities, can be everything, but not a journalist.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Avijeet Das
“There is still the old Remington typewriter that my Uncle, a journalist, has in my hometown. When I was in school, I would love typing letters on this typewriter. I love the sound of the typewriter keys hitting on paper.”
Avijeet Das

Ayu Welirang
“Menjadi wartawan yang netral, berarti telah berkontribusi dalam memberikan manfaat untuk khalayak. Saat ada spiral kebisuan di antara mereka yang minoritas karena tertelan pendapat mayoritas, maka tugas wartawan untuk mengangkat fanomena itu. Wartawanlah yang membingkai suatu kondisi masyarakat yang tidak tersuarakan, menjadi lebih terdengar.”
Ayu Welirang, Mata Pena

Abhijit Naskar
“Make journalism the vanguard of information.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

“When a journalist is a pathological liar. Every breaking news is a cooked-up story.”
De philosopher DJ Kyos

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