Newspaper Quotes

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J.K. Rowling
“She should've interviewed Snape," said Harry grimly. "He'd give her the goods on me any day. "Potter has been crossing lines ever since he first arrived at this school...
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Jeff Lindsay
“Really now: If you can't get me my newspaper on time, how can you expect me to refrain from killing people?”
Jeff Lindsay, Darkly Dreaming Dexter

Mark Twain
“A newspaper is not just for reporting the news as it is, but to make people mad enough to do something about it.”
Mark Twain

“...if Clinton's answers come off as well-intended lectures, Obama is offering soaring sermons and generational opportunity. In 1960, the articulate Adlai Stevenson compared his own oratory unfavorably with John F. Kennedy's. "Do you remember," Stevenson said, "that in classical times when Cicero had finished speaking, the people said, 'How well he spoke,' but when Demosthenes had finished speaking, the people said, 'Let us march.' " At this hour, Obama is the Democrats' Demosthenes.”
E.J. Dionne Jr.

Arthur Conan Doyle
“The Times is a paper which is seldom found in any hands but those of the highly educated.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles

مصطفى محمود
“إن جرائد الصباح تثير أعصابى...هذا صحيح.و لكن لا مانع عندى أن تثور كل يوم.إنها جهزت و أعدت لهذا الغرض وحده,لأن تتوتر,و تثور,و تتحفز,و تتوثب..تنتبه.”
مصطفى محمود, يوميات نص الليل

مصطفى محمود
“إن ضغط الدم و القلق و الأرق الذى يصيبنى من الحقائق أفضل من الخنوثة و التراخى و الفتور الذى يصيبنى من التطامن و التفاؤل.إن تطامن يربى الشحم على قلبى و شعورى,و يميتنى بالسكتة لأقل خيبة أمل و لأتفه خبر غير متوقع,و كل الأخبار تصبح فى هذه الحالة غير متوقعة.”
مصطفى محمود, يوميات نص الليل

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

Bill Aitken
“The world is'nt such a bad place at all - as long as one did'nt read the daily newspaper”
Bill Aitken

“If you don't hit a newspaper reader between the eyes with your first sentence, there is no need of writing a second one. ”
Arthur Brisbane

Stephan Pastis
“When I was at the University of California at Berkeley, I went to some classes that must have had more than four hundred students in them. I almost always sat in the far back of the auditorium so I could read the newspaper. I remember that I stayed late one day to ask the professor a question, and when I got up to him, all I could think to myself was, 'So this is what the professor looks like.”
Stephan Pastis, Pearls Sells Out: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury

“All of the strife in this world is due to three people: a newscaster, a news seeker, and a news listener.”
Ibn al-Qasim al-Hakim

Finley Peter Dunne
“Th' newspaper does ivrything f'r us. It runs th' polis foorce an' th' banks, commands th' milishy, controls th' ligislachure, baptizes th' young, marries th' foolish, comforts th' afflicted, afflicts th' comfortable, buries th' dead an' roasts thim aftherward.”
Finley Peter Dunne, Observations by Mr. Dooley

Karl Marx
“Up till now it has been thought that the growth of the Christian myths during the Roman Empire was possible only because printing was not yet invented. Precisely the contrary. The daily press and the telegraph, which in a moment spreads inventions over the whole earth, fabricate more myths (and the bourgeois cattle believe and enlarge upon them) in one day than could have formerly been done in a century.”
Karl Marx, Marx-Engels-Jahrbuch 2003. Die Deutsche Ideologie: Artikel, Druckvorlagen, Entwurfe, Reinschriftenfragmente Und Notizen Zu "I. Feuerbach" Und "Ii. Sankt Bruno"

Joan Bauer
“We've got a bozo who likes rubbing fear and lies in people's faces. He's the only media source in town except us. Who are we writing for?"

Elizabeth waved her hand emotionally. "The American people!"

Baker clasped his brow. "Let's narrow that."

Darrell stood. "We're writing for the community."

"And they deserve the facts," Baker warned. "Don't ever forget it.”
Joan Bauer, Peeled

Dorothy L. Sayers
“And by the way, my dear,' he said, 'you might just mention to Mrs. Sutton that if she must read the morning paper before I come down, I should be obliged if she would fold it neatly afterwards.'

'What an old fuss-box you are, darling,' said his wife.

Mr. Mummery sighed. He could not explain that it was somehow important that the morning paper should come to him fresh and prim, like a virgin.
Women did not feel these things. ("Suspicion")”
Dorothy L. Sayers, Shock!

Enock Maregesi
“Kamishna … karibu," alisema Nafi huku akisimama na kutupa gazeti mezani na kuchukua karatasi ya faksi, iliyotumwa.
"Ahsante. Kuna nini …"
"Kamishna, imekuja faksi kutoka Oslo kama nilivyokueleza – katika simu. Inakutaka haraka, kesho, lazima kesho, kuwahi kikao Alhamisi mjini Copenhagen," alisema Nafi huku akimpa kamishna karatasi ya faksi.
"Mjini Copenhagen!" alisema kamishna kwa kutoamini.
"Ndiyo, kamishna … Sidhani kama kuna jambo la hatari lakini."
"Nafi, nini kimetokea!"
"Kamishna … sijui. Kwa kweli sijui. Ilipofika, hii faksi, kitu cha kwanza niliongea na watu wa WIS kupata uthibitisho wao. Nao hawajui. Huenda ni mauaji ya jana ya Meksiko. Hii ni siri kubwa ya tume kamishna, na ndiyo maana Oslo wakaingilia kati."
"Ndiyo. Kila mtu ameyasikia mauaji ya Meksiko. Ni mabaya. Kinachonishangaza ni kwamba, jana niliongea na makamu … kuhusu mabadiliko ya katiba ya WODEA. Hakunambia chochote kuhusu mkutano wa kesho!"
"Kamishna, nakusihi kuwa makini. Dalili zinaonyesha hali si nzuri hata kidogo. Hawa ni wadhalimu tu … wa madawa ya kulevya."
"Vyema!" alijibu kamishna kwa jeuri na hasira. Halafu akaendelea, "Kuna cha ziada?"
"Ijumaa, kama tulivyoongea wiki iliyopita, nasafiri kwenda Afrika Kusini."
"Kikao kinafanyika Alhamisi, Nafi, huwezi kusafiri Ijumaa …"
"Binti yangu atafukuzwa shule, kam …"
"Nafi, ongea na chuo … wambie umepata dharura utaondoka Jumatatu; utawaona Jumanne … Fuata maadili ya kazi tafadhali. Safari yako si muhimu hivyo kulinganisha na tume!"
"Sawa! Profesa. Niwie radhi, nimekuelewa, samahani sana. Samahani sana.”
Enock Maregesi, Kolonia Santita

Ken Follett
“... sentiments which Feliks had already come to recognise as being characteristic of The Times, which would have described the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as strong rulers who could do nothing but good for the stability of the international situation.”
Ken Follett, The Man From St. Petersburg

Steven Magee
“I view social media as a Sunday newspaper that is pleasant to read on a lazy morning.”
Steven Magee

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Newspaper publishers profit greatly from the widespread belief that reading newspapers gives others the impression that one is smart or at least mature.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Before reading about all of the world’s messes, I need to be in a good place, soothed and comforted. Prepared.

So I read the comics first.”
Regina Barreca

Nitya Prakash
“This is the best use of a newspaper I have discovered so far: If you just cannot agree with someone, the solution is to pull out a sheet of newspaper and stand on it together. Immediately you will find that you are both on the same page!”
Nitya Prakash

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Some facts are each useful to only one person.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“There seems to be something magical about printer’s ink. Once people read a story in a newspaper, most of them believe that story is true, even if it’s retracted.”
Kathryn Kenny, The Marshland Mystery

Michael Bassey Johnson
“I’d rather listen to the ramblings of a drunkard than get myself engrossed with the media and its appalling news.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

“News is anyway a construct, as different from truth. And then further news on the same subject uses the construct as the truth and soon the news anyway is far removed from the truth. As this is happening, the constructs based on lies are moving towards the truth. So the incremental change in lies, is towards truth, and the delta change in truth, is towards lies. So if someone is looking at the current direction of truth and lie constructs they seems to reflect the opposite.

Narratives get fed to us, riding on jokes and tidbits constructed at opposite ends and so on till the truths become lies, and lies, the truth.
- Vineet


हक़ीक़त सच और झूठ का समावेश है”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Guy de Maupassant
“Un beau carré de gruyère, apporté dans un journal, gardait imprimé: 'faits divers' sur sa pâte onctueuse”
Guy de Maupassant, Boule de Suif

George Lamming
“The newspaper was always behind the news, not in front. You shouldn't ever go to the papers for information. They usually printed what they thought people wanted to see, and they had no explanation to give. It wasn't the king they saw. That wasn't the king at all. It was the king's shadow.”
George Lamming, In the Castle of My Skin

“The reading population of Arizona is small, and the expense of publication great. It is not, therefore, with very bright prospects of pecuniary return that we begin our labors. --Edward E. Cross, "The Weekly Arizonian," March 3, 1859”
Jo Ann Schmitt, Fighting Editors

Friedrich Nietzsche
“The power of the press consists in the fact that every individual who serves it feels only slightly pledged or bound to it. He usually gives his opinion, but sometimes does not give it, in order to help his party or the politics of his country, or even himself....a man who has money and influence can turn any opinion into the public one. Whoever realises that most people are weak in small things, and wants to attain his own purposes through them, is always a dangerous human being.”
Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits

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