Reporters Quotes

Quotes tagged as "reporters" (showing 1-27 of 27)
Mahatma Gandhi
“I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.”
Mahatma Gandhi

Nalini Singh
“Illium, with his wings of silver-kissed blue and a face designed to seduce both males and females, not to mention his ability to do the most impossible acrobatics in the air, would provide a worthy diversion. The fact that he’d decided to ditch half his clothing was just icing on the cake.”
Nalini Singh, Archangel's Consort

J.D. Robb
“In their eyes, Eve saw the wolf gleam. The story was the prey, ratings the trophy.”
J.D. Robb, Glory in Death

Jonathan Maberry
“Reporters trade in pain. It sells papers. Everyone knows that.”
Jonathan Maberry, Dead of Night

“Countless generations have set out convinced that they would succeed where other had failed – that's where lawyers and reporters come from, you know. They're the cynical corpses of idealistic young people who thought the system could be reformed.”
CrimethInc., Days of War, Nights of Love: Crimethink for Beginners

Maj Sjöwall
“Throughout the film the reporter kept up a ceaseless commentary in that eager, exalted tone that only American news reporters seem to achieve. It was as if he had - with enormous pleasure - just witnessed the end of the world.”
Maj Sjöwall, The Terrorists

“Nous sommes tous des naufragés de l'âme vois-tu, la peinture n'est que le reflet de ce chagrin, antichambre de la grande joie à venir."
Nous sommes tous des naufragés de l'âme vois-tu, la peinture n'est que le reflet de ce chagrin, antichambre de la grande joie à venir.
On ne se tue pas pour une femme (Plon)”
Olivier Weber

“Le sabordage de l'âme devrait être enseigné dans les écoles de marine".
Le Voyageur de l'inquiétude”
Olivier Weber

Fred Reed
“A burro is an ass. A burrow is a hole in the ground. A reporter should know the difference.”
Fred Reed

“One of the great myths about war is that there is a ground zero, a center stage, where the terrible forces unleashed by it can be witnessed, recounted, and replayed like the launching of a rocket. War is a human activity far too large to be contained in the experience of a single reporter in a single place and time in any meaningful way. When it comes, it happens to everyone. Everything is in its path. Yet this is the allure of war reporting, the chance of acquiring some personal mother lode of truth to beam back to the living rooms of a waiting nation. The fear that comes from reporting on a war is as much a fear of missing this mother load as it is of being injured or killed in battle, and it sets reporters apart from the people who have to fight wars. Soldiers have their own agonies to think about as a battle approaches. Missing the war is not generally one of them.”
John Hockenberry, Moving Violations: War Zones, Wheelchairs, and Declarations of Independence

Missy Lyons
“The sea of reporters on her lawn made Loretta Brooks do a double take.”
Missy Lyons, Cowboys Don't Sing

“We should hang one of those reporter bastards every week. They're more help to the enemy than spies."
"They'd make poor spies, They get everything wrong"
General Grant and General Sherman”
Micael Kilian - "Shiloh Sisters"

“What most people want to keep under wraps (from reporters) is trivial: petty jealousies, professional feuds, etc. By contrast, most of the things they have thought about most seriously all their lives they are perfectly winning to uncover.”
Thomas Boswell, How Life Imitates the World Series

Dan Groat
“I don’t know how a reporter would ever understand a politician. Your job is supposed to be about finding the truth and enlightening people. Right? A politician’s job is about hiding the truth and fooling people. Right? You want us to be better informed so we get smarter. They think we’re dumb and it’s to their advantage to keep us that way.”
Dan Groat, An Enigmatic Escape: A Trilogy

“I know my career is going badly because I'm being quoted correctly.”
Lee Marvin

“Now listen,' said George angrily, 'I’ve been in a newspaper office all evening and I know better than you what’s going on.'

'Nonsense. If there’s one place in the world where nobody knows what’s going on, it’s a newspaper office.”
Jack Iams, The French Touch

Christopher Paul Curtis
“When I left her office, I felt like she'd gut-punched me, brushed me off, slapped me back and forth, gave me a cool compress to put on my cheeks, cold-cocked me with a stiff uppercut to the jaw, picked me up, brushed me off again, then kicked me in the seat of my pants as she handed me a piece of cake and showed me the door.
Being a reporter isn't as easy as it looks.”
Christopher Paul Curtis, The Madman of Piney Woods

“If you're not pitching, stop bitching”
Rebecca Aguilar

“Quit your bitching, if you're not pitching”
Rebecca Aguilar

“A moment from another world! Imagine a reporter dictating an exclusive story, a lead story, sourced from the President of the United States, from a telephone just off the White House dance floor to the strains of Lester Lanin's dance band.”
Ben Bradlee, A Good Life: Newspapering and Other Adventures

“...the ravenous monsters men called reporters; sub-human vermin who feed off misery and created it wherever they went.”
Christopher G. Nuttall, The Nelson Touch

Anthony Trollope
“It is probable that Tom Towers considered himself the most powerful man in Europe; and so he walked on from day to day, studiously striving to look a man, but knowing within his breast that he was a god.”
Anthony Trollope, The Warden

Evelyn Waugh
“As a rule there is one thing you can always count on in our job — popularity. There are plenty of disadvantages I grant you, but you are liked and respected. Ring people up any hour of the day or night, butt into their houses uninvited make them answer a string of damn fool questions when they want to do something else — they like it. Always a smile and the best of everything for the gentlemen of the Press.”
Evelyn Waugh, Scoop

Sierra Donovan
“What, Rudolph wasn’t available?”
Sierra Donovan, Do Not Open 'til Christmas

Charlie LeDuff
“I am a reporter, a leech, a merchant of misery. Bad things are good for us reporters. We are body collectors of sorts.”
Charlie LeDuff, Detroit: An American Autopsy

Calvin Trillin
“Reporters also tend to love trials. It may be that we are transfixed by a process in which the person being asked a question actually has to answer it. He cannot say he would rather not comment. He cannot tell an anecdote on a different subject. He has to answer the question—under oath that he is telling the truth.”
Calvin Trillin, Killings