We have collected the best Newspaper Quotes by famous authors including Valerie Jarrett, Ferdinand Lassalle, Diane Ladd, Theo Paphitis, Amy Jo Martin and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
So much of what I do is so strictly confidential that it’s nice to be able to discuss or vent or laugh about something and not read about it in the newspaper the next day.
From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly lucrative investment for those with a talent for making money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune.
They do awful things in the press. One newspaper in England said I was 12 years older than I am, and I was ready to sue.
On Saturday, I don’t want to be woken up until at least nine: I like a bit of a lie-in, a cup of tea, toast and marmalade, and the newspaper.
While strides are being made in the social-media space, the newspaper and news business should continue to embrace social media.
Amy Jo Martin
After one has been in prison, it is the small things that one appreciates: being able to take a walk whenever one wants, going into a shop and buying a newspaper, speaking or choosing to remain silent. The simple act of being able to control one’s person.
Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there’s a good chance that nobody is reading my column.
When I got a little older, I started writing for the high school newspaper, ‘The Maroon Wave,’ and that’s when I fell in love with journalism.
You might not be able to operate your own Learjet and have an unlimited expense account, but if you have a reasonable expectation for a print-based product, whether it’s a newspaper or a magazine, you can certainly exist.
Composers need words, but they do not necessarily need poetry. The Russian composer, Aleksandr Mossolov, who chose texts from newspaper small ads, had a good point to make. With revolutionary music, any text can be set to work.
I’m trying to stop reading the Daily Telegraph. I’ve read it for several years because I prefer to read a pro-Government newspaper that slags the Government off, which the Telegraph frequently does, than an anti-government one or a trying-oh-so-hard-to-be-neutral one.
In a newspaper, you only have so much room. It teaches you the value of getting to the point, of not pampering yourself with your glorious writing. I’ve always been much more interested in one powerful sentence that stays with you. That’s my style.
I remember ‘The Norfolk Journal and Guide,’ which is a black newspaper that still exists, but it was really influential, as you can imagine, in the Forties, Fifties, and Sixties. But all of their archives are online and digitized, and it was a really great resource.
Margot Lee Shetterly
There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there’s just millions of voices and people want to be heard.
I worked at my high school newspaper at Andover, which came out weekly, unusual for a high school paper. Then my first day at Penn I went right to the ‘Daily Pennsylvanian’ and pretty much spent most of my college career working both as the sports editor and then editor of the editorial page.
H. G. Bissinger
We probably give newspaper columnists too much weight.
In the end I got a major newspaper in South East Asia to buy a whistleblower’s account for a ludicrous bunch of money. Off I toddled, published the story, which the newspaper didn’t dare do in the end and then of course I was unleashed into a rollercoaster of denial and backlash.
Clare Rewcastle Brown
If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
The old attitude toward newspapers was that they were completely disposable – today’s newspaper is tomorrow’s fish wrap.
Newspaper readership is still growing in India.
The United States established itself as a trustworthy new nation in its first two decades after the Revolutionary War by paying its debts, even when many in the country believed it had no obligation to do so. Alexander Hamilton, the founder of this newspaper, insisted on it.
If I’m a guy reading a newspaper, and I hear this actor who I know gets great seats at basketball games, and he’s complaining about being typecast, I think, ‘Hey man, count your blessings.’
It seems like whenever a big newspaper or TV show talks about teen literature, they focus on dark books or vampire books. It’s kind of this cliche. It seems like the only time adults pay attention is with that angle.
Being able to provoke a different point of view to the standard current ideological or political perspective as played out in conventional newspaper or radio reportage is what a public intellectual does. But it’s not merely about being oppositional, because that’s too negative.
Nothing had changed in my routine, except that when I went down the chippy and got me special fried rice, it would be wrapped in a newspaper that had my picture all over it.
I can take a newspaper and make it a lethal weapon.
I was a newspaper editor in high school, and I truly thought of journalism as a career. I loved it.
I read a newspaper article in May 1984 which predicted that syringes would one day be a major cause of the transmission of HIV. It was what I had been waiting for – a project that had a lot of the things that I liked: problem-solving, product design, campaigning, and being a bit of a big mouth pain-in-the-bum.
Notoriously, in 1975, Murdoch abused his position as a newspaper owner to support a plot that ousted the democratically elected prime minister of Australia, Gough Whitlam, who had dared to wander away from the mogul’s path.
I was in the business of marketing, and I have two Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Journalism, and I wrote for the school newspaper at the time.
As a reporter, going around, you hear stories you can’t prove, which means you can’t put them in the newspaper. But they’re good stories, and I would jot them down thinking maybe one day I could write that as a short story.
The old newspaper adage, ‘If it bleeds, it leads,’ is as true today as it was a century ago.
Whether you’re a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts.
I always had this feeling when writing about all politics… that when it’s so lopsided, that if a newspaper or news organization has any weight whatsoever, it should automatically go to the other side.
I’ve been writing since I was sixteen. At first, I wrote mostly short stories and poetry. The first thing I ever had published was a poem about a football game. It was printed in my local newspaper.
I grew up in a family where no one had written a newspaper or magazine article about anybody in my family for a hundred years, right? Then, all of a sudden, we’re getting one millennium’s worth of media attention in six months.
Michael J. Saylor
Every newspaper in the country covers stories that other newspapers cover. Every industry is filled with people who are competing to do the best job providing a particular service.
I’ve never gone and spoken to an audience, you know, ‘come and be my patient.’ I’ve never taken an ad in a newspaper, ‘come and be my patient.’
In Spain, when we’re successful, we’re on the front page of the newspaper. Every newspaper. But when we lose, we’re slated, the same as the men. That’s the level the game is at.
When you write non-fiction, you sit down at your desk with a pile of notebooks, newspaper clippings, and books and you research and put a book together the way you would a jigsaw puzzle.
Janine di Giovanni
Far more thought and care go into the composition of any prominent ad in a newspaper or magazine than go into the writing of their features and editorials.
For almost every novel I’ve written, I’ve read the daily newspaper of the time almost as if it were my current subscription. For ‘Two Moons,’ which was set in 1877, I think I read just about every day of the ‘Washington Evening Star’ for that year. For ‘Henry and Clara,’ I read the ‘Albany Evening Journal’ of the time.
Over the years, I’ve had a lot of different jobs – newspaper boy, dish washer, naval flight officer, Amtrak board member, Governor and chairman of the National Governors Association – just to name a few. But my most cherished job – and frankly my most important job for that matter – is being a father.
What we did with ‘AllThingsD’, though, was very different. We weren’t taking a newspaper and putting it on the web; we were creating a digital native product, and we did it inside of a very old, stuffy newspaper company at the time.
I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction.
A. C. Benson
In the newspaper business, I was in the last generation before the arrival of the personnel manager. You were hired by editors – and editors who would take a chance on what they perceived to be talent and not hire a resume.
I have the Sony Reader; I have the Kindle as well. I don’t really use either of them, to be honest. I’d rather sit down with a cup of coffee and a newspaper than read all my digital books.
A lot of people are very happy to read their newspaper either on their iPad or – startlingly and faster and faster the figures go up – on their telephone, on their smart phone.
For some reason most Indians seem to think that it is the job of the media to fight corruption and their own role is restricted to sighing over their newspaper, or debates on the local train as they commute to work.
In my newspaper days, your endings could be literally sliced off in the composing room, so it was dangerous to get attached to them. Yet I think this has made me work harder on endings in fiction.
The Evening Standard is a great newspaper staffed by great people.
What a newspaper needs in its news, in its headlines, and on its editorial page is terseness, humor, descriptive power, satire, originality, good literary style, clever condensation, and accuracy, accuracy, accuracy!
A good reader or viewer is a person who is alert about her newspaper or news channel. A good reader or viewer will never waste her hard-earned money in watching or reading just anything. She is serious. She will have to think if the news she is consuming is journalism or sycophancy.
Newspapers are so boring. How can you read a newspaper that starts with a 51-word lead sentence?
I never recreate dialogue. I have often been asked by people, ‘You must have made this up because this is dialogue, right?’ Anything in my books that is in quotes comes from some kind of living historical document: a letter, a memoir, a court transcript, a newspaper interview.
Newspapers with declining circulations can complain all they want about their readers and even say they have no taste. But you will still go out of business over time. A newspaper is not a public trust – it has a business model that either works or it doesn’t.
Given how few young people actually read the newspaper, it’s a good thing they’ll be reading a newspaper on a screen.
The photographers I worked alongside loved the news cycle and the hustle and getting that front page of the newspaper. But I wanted to be out in the field in conflict areas, documenting real life rather than political theater.
While in high school, I worked part time at Subway, then at the front desk of the local YMCA, then at a tennis club, until I landed an unpaid internship at ‘The Mountain View Voice,’ my hometown newspaper.
Jose Antonio Vargas
I would like to see every newspaper and every magazine have a network of bureaus all over the world, gathering news.
Most of Hollywood is informed in a very superficial way, only based on what they see on this television channel or the other, or in this newspaper or the other.
By the time I got to Northwestern University in 1930, I was a football bum more interested in being an All-Star player and signing on with a pro team than going after a newspaper job.
I have never been particularly good with languages. Despite a dozen years of Hebrew school and a lifetime of praying in the language, I’m ashamed to admit that I still can’t read an Israeli newspaper. Besides English, the only language I speak with any degree of fluency is Spanish.
We’re newspaper junkies; I can’t imagine life without a newspaper.
The future regulatory arrangements for the newspaper industry need to be done in a much calmer deliberative way, in slower time when we’ve got beyond this media firestorm.
Thomas Watson, Jr.
Two of my dramas, ‘Unforgotten’ and ‘River,’ were airing at the same time, and Dad had read about my ‘success’ in a newspaper – he thought it was brilliant. I was thinking, ‘Does this mean I’m going to be put in a box for a bit now?’
To see the Persia of poets and painters, hiding in plain sight behind the much-maligned Iran of our newspaper headlines, would be my fondest wish.
Our great American writers were all newspaper people.
In 1981, Ms. Ebtekar was made editor-in-chief of the English-language newspaper ‘Kayhan International.’ The man who gave her the job was Mr. Khatami, who was then head of the Kayhan publishing house.
It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.
Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest.
When I was in college I wrote for a newspaper there called the ‘Every Three Weekly,’ which, like a lot of college humor papers, was sort of based on ‘The Onion.’
I don’t even read the newspaper; I don’t read that crap.
The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram.
A song isn’t a newspaper. It might feel direct, but it’s not.
I can’t turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I’m sick to death of me.
My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert.
We don’t need to update the paper through the night, so we don’t need so many people working anti-social hours producing a newspaper for real-time news. That’s the equivalent of the steam age.
Whatever I did, I always gravitated toward trying to be funny. If I was with friends, we were joking around. If I wrote for the newspaper, it would be a humor column. If I acted, I wanted to do comedy.
During my Austin years, I was drawing a regular strip for the University Of Texas newspaper, going to school, delivering blood, and trying to change my approach and ‘style’ as much as I could, since I knew that I’d calcify as I got older.
Newspaper reporting is really storytelling. We call our articles ‘stories,’ and we try to tell them in a way that even people who don’t know all the background can understand them.
Calling ‘Instagram’ a photo-sharing app is like calling a newspaper a letter-sharing book, or a Mozart grand era symphony a series of notes. ‘Instagram’ is less about the medium and more about the network.
You will read in the newspaper more often about federal courts, but the law that affects people, the trials that affect human beings are by and large in the state courts.
Read something of interest every day – something of interest to you, not to your teacher or your best friend or your minister/rabbi/priest. Comics count. So does poetry. So do editorials in your school newspaper. Or a biography of a rock star. Or an instructional manual. Or the Bible.
I wrote my first short story for a competition and won second prize. Another competition came up and I won first prize. The first story was published in a newspaper. The second went out on radio.
I had brought up from Chile a contract agent whose cover was that of a newspaper publisher in Santiago, a young, very talented man, named Dave Phillips, who later on carved quite a career for himself in the agency.
E. Howard Hunt
I often say that the best way to find a story is a one-inch brief in a local newspaper.
I am fascinated by all the new technology that creates places for us to meet in what is called cyberspace. I understand what it must have meant for the rebellions in the 19th century, especially in 1830 and 1848, when the mass circulated newspaper became so important for the spreading of information.
Why stick to just prose or just music or just newspaper or just video? Why not create new models for information that combine elements of them all?
Here you have a new technology, and if that technology is going to work, you must allow people to provide central indexes of the data. It’s just like a newspaper that publishes classified ads.
As mayor, I got used to the fact that when you walked out of the house in the morning to pick up the newspaper in your boxers, there could be a camera there.
Before she married my father, my mother was a film reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal – a small newspaper.
If who you were was entirely based upon the position you were in or the headlines you got in the newspaper, or you had essentially subcontracted out your self-worth to the judgments of others, then you’re going to be like tumbleweed. You’re going to be blown.
Stanley A. McChrystal
I remember my mom would read the newspaper, and if she saw a place that was cheaper in rent, we were gone. She’d pack everything up, move the furniture and we were out of there.
I didn’t appreciate how special and sometimes strange my CIA world was – until it suddenly and spectacularly ended in a newspaper column.
I don’t think there’s a difference between writing for a newspaper or magazine and doing a chapter in a book.
Right after 9-11, as far as I know, one newspaper in the United States had the integrity to investigate opinion in the Muslim world: the ‘Wall Street Journal.’
What one reads in the newspaper and what one sees on the street are absolutely not the same.
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
I do read movie blogs. I think what’s really interesting – Probably everyone says this, but what’s interesting is it, it takes away the power, from the newspaper magnates, so be it Murdoch or whatever. I mean, it’s like the people taking it back. Isn’t it?
A newspaper is complete. It is finished, sure of itself, certain. By contrast, digital news is constantly updated, improved upon, changed, moved, developed – an ongoing conversation and collaboration. It is living, evolving, limitless, relentless.
News, after all, is a spin of words and pictures. It’s a kind of music. There are beats in a newscast, a newspaper story. Ed Murrow sounded like Ed Murrow. Huntley and Brinkley sounded different. Anderson Cooper, different still.
There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song.
In city after city, newspaper after newspaper has diminished its staff of critics, sometimes to zero. Film and T.V. critics have been dropped and not replaced. Maybe they’re deemed unnecessary because nobody cares if anything’s good or not.
Before the 21st century, stories became popular because people talked about them in other publications or shared magazine and newspaper clippings with friends.
I’m an amateur science enthusiast. I’m not even a professional enthusiast. I don’t know anything; I never even passed biology in high school. But I read the science section of the newspaper.
Theatre has had a very important role in changing South Africa. There was a time when all other channels of expression were closed that we were able to break the conspiracy of silence, to educate people inside South Africa and the outside world. We became the illegal newspaper.
I went to a large consolidated school in Appalachia. And I wrote the story when I was in the second grade and I took it up to the third floor to the school newspaper office that was written and edited by juniors and seniors.
Just about any story we think about doing, whether we’ve read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth – by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene.
An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen.
I’m the kind of person who is entertained watching someone simply be themselves, whether they’re putting their children to bed or making dinner or sitting at the table reading the morning newspaper.
Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won’t even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
I didn’t work for any newspapers in college, never worked for any newspaper before ‘The Washington Post’.
After I won the Oscar for ‘Pollock,’ some newspaper printed, ‘She should get a million-dollar bump.’ My sisters would write me, ‘You’re gonna get this million-dollar bump!’
Marcia Gay Harden
Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings.
Fulton J. Sheen
A journalist gathers information for a media outlet that disseminates the information through a broadly defined ‘medium’ – including newspaper, nonfiction book, wire service, magazine, news Web site, television, radio or motion picture – for public use. This broad definition covers every form of legitimate journalism.
It is kinda strange when people know exactly where I’ve been because they saw it in the newspaper. But this is the culture we live in now, where people are interested in what you’re doing on holiday, so we have to just basically accept it.
I take a certain pride in having maintained a reputation for fast copy throughout my newspaper career. Fast-breaking stories left my typewriter in a hurry. Not great literature, perhaps, but fast, and usually accurate.
To me, the newspaper business was a way to learn about life and how things worked in the real world and how people spoke. You learn all the skills – you learn to listen, you learn to take notes – everything you use later as a novelist was valuable training in the newspaper world. But I always wanted to write novels.
You know, one wonderful thing that came out of my Enquirer experience is that, in my case, it was ruled tabloids are magazines. Which means they didn’t have the protection that a newspaper has.
In the ’70s, the newspaper guild managed to get people paid what they were worth, but the reporters suddenly became middle class. It’s much more respectable, more uptight, and everyone speaks in guarded tones. And the writing isn’t as good. We always had guys who were failed poets and failed novelists who did it to eat.
The newspaper headlines may shout about global warming, extinctions of living species, the devastation of rain forests, and other worldwide catastrophes, but Americans evince a striking complacency when it comes to their everyday environment and the growing calamity that it represents.
James Howard Kunstler
While readers know that advertisements keep the product cost low, they still buy a newspaper for its editorial content and not for its advertisements.
I remember being on my death bed, and I found out in the newspaper that the Barclays Center was opening and that they were going to have fights here and me not knowing if I would ever be able to box again, let alone perform here.
Police use of deadly force is rare in America. You wouldn’t know that by listening to some of the blowhards out there: the newspaper, the mainstream media, the race hustlers. They make it seem like this stuff happens several times a day. It’s rare.
David A. Clarke, Jr.
I always wanted to use my newspaper background in a novel.
Mary Kay Andrews
Journalists used to be obsessed with working at a New York magazine or newspaper or TV network. Now the entire industry is obsessed with going viral and how words will be received via social media.
If I didn’t understand a cartoon in a newspaper, I’d just turn the page.
I got left for Mr. Bean. I found out a year after we split up. I opened the newspaper and there was a full-page story. No one else in the history of time has ever been left for Mr. Bean.
The metro section of the newspaper every day is full of stuff I can use. It’s the greatest inspiration for me because it’s full of endings. That’s where the ends of stories show up.
One-newspaper towns are not good because all the surviving newspaper does is print money. They make 25 percent on their money every year, and if they go down to 22 percent, they start laying people off.
A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever.
I can’t think of a single one of my plays that does not represent a coincidence between an external and an internal event. Something outside of me, outside even my own life, something I read in a newspaper or witness on the street, something I see or hear, fascinates me. I see it for its dramatic potential.
Well, the first thing that clued me in to the fact that there was something really scary about breast cancer, way beyond the thought of dying, was coming across an ad in the newspaper for pink breast cancer teddy bears. I am not that afraid of dying, but I am terrified of dying with a pink teddy bear under my arm.
I have before me a newspaper slip on which a writer expresses the opinion that no one should be allowed to possess more than one million dollars’ worth of property.
William Graham Sumner
I don’t listen to anything when I’m writing. I need total quiet, which is astounding, given that I spent years working for a newspaper and having to write features surrounded by ringing phones and people shouting.
One of my lifelong hobbies has been to collect ‘aptronyms’ – the newspaper columnist Franklin P. Adams’s term for people whose names were curiously appropriate to, or provided ironic comment on, their occupations.
The digital apocalypse continues to blight the lives of television producers, music-industry executives and newspaper publishers, all of whom are scrambling to figure out how to reconfigure their business models in such a way as to allow them to make an honest buck.
If you play good, then you stay in the newspaper all the time.
When I broadcast my first NFL game during the 1989 season, I had absolutely no idea what to study or how to study. NBC provided me with a handful of newspaper articles, we watched some film at the team facility on Friday before the game, and we interviewed some players and coaches.
I think that the days when newspaper barons could basically click their fingers and governments would snap to attention have gone.
I can read a newspaper article, and it might trigger something else in my mind. I often like to choose in historical fiction things or subject matter I don’t feel have been given a fair shake in history.
I knew I was going to be a journalist when I was eight years old and I saw the printing presses rolling at the Sydney newspaper where my dad worked as a proofreader.
Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
Adlai Stevenson I
I was interested in science or, at least, nature from an early age, learning the names of planets, cutting cartoons with facts about animals out of the newspaper and gluing them into a scrapbook, and, with a friend when I was five or six, trying to design a submarine.
As a parent, would you not endorse a decision by your child’s school, which encourages her to read a newspaper everyday? In fact, you would be even more approving if the prescribed newspaper was a leading national daily.
Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America?
Washington newspaper men know everything.
I was editor of my high school literary magazine and a reporter for the school newspaper.
We need to recognise that the whole edifice of our fifth estate, of our journalism, has been built on a foundation of newspaper journalism and that that foundation is crumbling. The management of the media companies will deny that the end is nigh. I hope they are right.
The joke newspaper, it says Canada abandons the monarchy.
The biggest influence on my books was the fact that I had worked in a newspaper for so long. In a daily paper, you learn to write very quickly; there is no time to sit and brood about what you are going to say.
Clearly, children need to be aware of the news and current affairs. I buy my own children a children’s newspaper so they can form their own views.
I think in daily newspapers, the way comic strips are treated, it’s as if newspaper publishers are going out of their way to kill the medium.
I couldn’t find any way to tell the truth in a regular newspaper.
The Indian diaspora is not a capital-accumulating diaspora. The Indian diaspora is doctors, lawyers, professors. Or newspaper sellers. They are basically trade- or profession-oriented, and so they’re not major investors in their home country.
You don’t want to read about your quarterback in the newspaper every day of the week.
Once upon a time, gatekeepers were newspaper publishers and magazine editors and people who ran radio stations and news networks. And they decided what went above the fold and what went on page A10.
I think back to some of the things Harry said and some of the things I said trying to be funny. If I said them now, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in the country.
The secret of a successful newspaper is to take one story each day and bang the hell out of it. Give the public what it wants to have and part of what it ought to have whether it wants it or not.
Herbert Bayard Swope
I don’t know how my parents ever paid for my dance classes when I was little. We even had to line our shoes with newspaper when there were holes in them because we couldn’t afford to get them soled.
Well I just always wanted to be a newspaper reporter.
H. G. Bissinger
I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor – a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can’t read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn’t read that way.
My morning routine is quite common: I have breakfast at home while reading the newspaper, I take a shower, get dressed, a spray of cologne, and I am ready to go!
Because I worked as a newspaper reporter for about 14 years before attempting my first novel, I learned to write under almost any circumstances- by candle light, in longhand, in African villages where there was no power, under shelling in Kurdistan.
I know so many acting careers that are deliberately kickstarted by a publicist placing a bit of rubbish in a newspaper. And I don’t want that. If someone recognises me, I want it to be because they’ve seen me in something, not because they have seen me at something.
Playing Christ, I began to feel shut away from the world. A newspaper became one of my biggest luxuries. I noticed that some of my close friends began treating me with reverence.
Max von Sydow
My father left school at 14, my mother at 13. My father was clever and well-read. He took a newspaper, always watched the news, discussed it all the time.
The newspaper industry was built on the penny dreadfuls.
Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed.
I wish all high schools could offer students the outside activities that were available at the old Harrison High on Chicago’s West Side in the late ’20s. They enabled me to become part of a school newspaper, drama group, football team and student government.
Today, television industry means pool of young talents, and if you are not active in it then there are chances that you will be overshadowed by them. It is like newspaper where old becomes stale.
Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
Look, in 1800 the sainted Thomas Jefferson arranged to hire a notorious slanderer named James Callender, who worked as a writer at a Republican newspaper in Richmond, Va. Read some of what he wrote about John Adams. This was a personal slander.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
I worked for a newspaper in Europe for, I lived in Europe for about seven years, so I worked in this sort of a yellow journalism kind of a thing, it was like a scandal sheet.
Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day’s insolence.
It’s nice to know about something as soon as it happens, and obviously a newspaper can’t provide that.
No one needs to tell me about the importance of the free press in a democratic society or about the essential role a newspaper can play in its community.
I think British journalists do well in America because the newspaper culture there is so strong – telling stories and presenting them readably is in their DNA. British newspapers get a terrible rap, but they are brilliant in their presentation, most of them, so full of vitality and literary wit.
A Swedish newspaper reporter called and said, You’ve been awarded the Prize. I was quite sure it was a practical joke.
My number one thing is to recycle everything from newspaper to aluminum cans, and I even use a canvas bag instead of the plastic ones when I go to the grocery store.
We did an episode on Good Times which came out of a newspaper article about the incidence of hypertension in black males being higher than whites, and increasing. So we did a show in which James, the father on Good Times, had hypertension.
If you ever decide to build a boat out of wet newspaper, it’s important to remember to lay down the sheets like shingles on a house: One issue at a time, starting at the bow and moving aft, so water flows over the layers, not under them.
It’s easy to get good table talk going if you have a little help in the form of questions, games, newspaper articles, books with fun statistics, things like that.
During school, I’d advertise cars in the University of British Columbia newspaper.
The Supreme Court has held that code is speech. And it doesn’t matter that it’s done on a computer or done face to face or done in a newspaper, reporting the facts of the world is protected speech.
I remember having mice in the house and my father taking some newspaper and beating me because mice was running on me while I was asleep.
I’m just encouraging students to read. It’s something you can do daily. It’s something you can do whether you’re sitting at home reading a newspaper or ordering something online. It’s endless.
Once in 1919, when I was traveling at night by train, I wrote a short story. In the town where the train stopped, I took the story to the publisher of the newspaper who published the story.
After spending three years of my life looking into this, I am more convinced than ever that the U.S. government’s responsibility for the drug problems in South Central Los Angeles and other inner cities is greater than I ever wrote in the newspaper.
Technology has really created new markets. For instance, Airbnb has created a high demand for executive short-term and vacation properties. Even 10 years ago, it was hard to find tenants without newspaper ads.
My father was a newspaper editor, so I was surrounded by journalists my entire life. I think the fact that he was so well known may be why I chose to go into magazines and move to the States at a young age.
The newspaper fits the reader’s program while the listener must fit the broadcaster’s program.
Kingman Brewster, Jr.
Some people hate the sight of me as soon as they see me on television. They loathe the look of me, and I accept that from the days of variety. I would walk on and some people would open a newspaper and think, ‘He’s first on, so he can’t be any good.’ I accept that.
As a small kid, I came across things like these early Edward Gorey books in department-store bookstores. These were these really unusual objects to me. I didn’t know how they fit into the comic world or into newspaper comics.
The first day that I get to Fort Myers, there was a newspaper down there. The newspaper said, ‘Puerto Rican hot dog arrives in town.’
The media love to cover black people on the front page. After all, when you live in a society that will lock up about 30 percent of all black men at some time in their lives and send more of them to prison than to college, chances are a fair number of those black faces will end up in the newspaper.
I guess you’re happy if you have some kind of balance in you. I’m a human being. I have days when I feel paralyzed, days when I feel like a slug. Then I have days when I have good energy, I’ve read the newspaper and I’ve done different things.
It’s not very interesting to establish sympathy for people who, on the surface, are instantly sympathetic. I guess I’m always attracted to people who, if their lives were headlines in a newspaper, you might not be very sympathetic about them.
It is hard to read a newspaper or watch a television newscast without encountering someone who has come up with a new ‘solution’ to society’s ‘problems.’
With every story that TV covers, somebody – some corporation, some shareholders – are making money. That’s true whether covering Libya, Iraq, the tsunami in Japan, Osama bin Laden, whatever story there is. That day, the shareholders are making money off it. Every newspaper that’s sold, somebody’s making a dime.
Open your newspaper – any day of the week – and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government.
We know Roger Ebert loved the ‘Sun-Times’ and his career as a newspaper columnist. But ironically, it was his illness and losing his voice that caused him to explore another venue.
My first big one-person show was basically a combination of my family, me during puberty, embarrassing newspaper articles that were written about me in high school, my first modeling photos, and terrible things that people said about me on the Internet.
Well, the biggest Norwegian newspaper regarded this as an arrest, since they hadn’t told us that they were coming and they brought me in. So the biggest Norwegian newspaper looked upon that as an arrest.
As a 13, – 14-year-old kid, I’d sit on my bed with a tape recorder and a newspaper. I would do my own newscast. I would practice my diction.
Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half.
I have a strong work ethic, yet I’m incredibly lazy as well. The problem with being a writer is that everything you do can be called research. Sitting in the pub is research. Reading the newspaper can be research.
TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two things in life which I always felt I could do with credit to myself and benefit to the world, if I only had the chance.
Rebecca Harding Davis
The truth is that ‘The Jerusalem Post’ is the most credible newspaper in Israel.
A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don’t allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines.
Bill F. Walsh
The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are.
Henry Ward Beecher
When I used to return in the early morning after late-night programmes, the first people I see on the roads at the break of dawn are sweepers, newspaper vendors and milkmen. Since they were all from my hometown, I would stop to talk to them before going home. So I am quite used to their lifestyle and work.
I have all of my firesuits and helmets, and my parents collect all the newspaper articles and pictures and stuff like that.
I had always been quiet and studious in school. I was the high school editor of the newspaper.
I worked as an intern. I worked at a high school. I worked at a college newspaper while I was taking 18 credits while on the basketball team.
Stephen A. Smith
What MSNBC is, what cable news prime time has become in the shows that get the ratings, is the oped page of the newspaper.
Where ignorance is bliss it’s foolish to borrow your neighbor’s newspaper.
My mother, at least twice, cancelled our family’s subscription to the newspaper I was working on, because she was so mad about its treatment of my father.
‘Loving Frank’ is about a forbidden love affair between two people who lived a hundred years ago – Frank Lloyd Wright and his married client, Mamah Borthwick Cheney. The affair set off a colossal newspaper scandal when the lovers ran off to Europe together.
The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper.
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec
At the beginning of writing fiction, too much of the newspaper style was getting into the prose, so I thought, ‘Gee, I should try writing longhand. Maybe I can tap something that goes back to the point before I could type.’
One day, I read in the newspaper they were looking for an unknown for the film of ‘A Taste of Honey.’ They auditioned over 2,000 girls for the part of Jo – not as many as they did for ‘Annie,’ at any rate.
My local newspaper, the ‘Bend Bulletin,’ interviewed me while I was at high school after I had just signed with the University of Oregon. I remember I wore a University of Oregon hooded sweatshirt, and they took a picture of me in the long jump pit. I was freezing!
A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect.
John Jay Chapman
Historians and scholars have access to every issue of every newspaper and journal written during the civil rights struggle of the 1960s but can access only a comparative handful of papers covering the election of Barack Obama.
I’ve been a fan of accents my whole life. I love trying to parrot or mimic voices that I hear every day, whether it’s a geographical accent or just somebody with a funny voice who sells you your newspaper and your cigarettes.
Paul Walter Hauser
I had been a zealous writer of journals my whole life, and beginning my newspaper column gave me a huge sense of purpose while enabling me to understand my own emotions by reading them in black and white.
Shweta Bachchan Nanda
I wrote newspaper articles professionally for seven years, and I love newspapers.
My dad used to cut out newspaper ads and post them to me in the hope I’d get a proper job.
One newspaper even published one of my nude paintings – the one of me naked from the waste up.
In my case, I was covering politics in Texas as a newspaper man in the 1960’s.
Any beginning is difficult, but when you’re opening the newspaper every day, and it’s all about how bad you are, sometimes even you begin to believe that.
Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction.
I tried to steer the student newspaper toward more pertinent information instead of the usual gossip and bull.
I don’t enjoy writing newspaper articles any more than people like reading them. I’m a standup comic, not a journalist, although sometimes onstage I will say: ‘What else is in the news?’ Writing is work, which I’m not comfortable with.
Americans weren’t generally aware of Joe and Hunter Biden’s shenanigans in Ukraine, but Obama’s State Department certainly was, as was Ukraine, its pro-Russian newspaper sardonically referring to the soon to be then-Vice President Joe Biden showing up to protect his son’s business in Ukraine.
Hollywood is right. A good and strong movie can have a more powerful social impact than any and all political speeches or newspaper editorials and columns.
My experience as a newspaper reporter was invaluable in terms of getting me to the kind of writing I do now. It gave me a work ethic of writing every day and pushing through difficult creative times. I mean, there’s no writer’s block allowed in a newsroom.
We’re no longer a newspaper in the morning, we’re a 24/7 newspaper organization.
For heaven’s sakes, in the newspaper days, when we had competing newspapers, and the newsstands sale was as important as the circulation – as the agreed-upon circulation, whatever you call that – in those days, why, gosh, the sensationalism was tremendous.
Local television is a slightly different story. It is under much more pressure in the same way that all local businesses are, whether that’s a local newspaper, local radio or local television. But I think television in the aggregate is actually in very good shape.
If I had been asked to write 1,200 words for a newspaper tomorrow, on any subject, I would just do it rather than leave a white hole in the page. And I think it’s a very healthy attitude to take to writing anything.
I read the newspaper, but I live in my own little bubble.
A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
I ran the high school newspaper and was in student government. I played sports my whole life but was never picked as captain.
When America’s Newspaper of Record is nothing but a propaganda ministry, what is America?
Paul Craig Roberts
A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure.
I worry about every newspaper. I worry about the financial undertaking, and I worry that somehow the loss of the sale of the paper version will affect their ability to have journalists and editors and producers. We really need those.
I’m not attacking the idea that people live in conglomerations of houses in proximity to one another, sharing the same water mains and the same newspaper delivery boy and so forth. I’m not objecting to that. That could happen with or without homeownership.
I’m very unrelaxed doing a newspaper interview.
I remember the first film I did, the lead actor would, in between scenes, be reading a newspaper or sleeping and I’d think, ‘How can you do that?’ But it’s so exhausting, you can’t be ‘on’ 12-14 hours a day.
My style has been pretty much like a newspaper. It’s got politics in it, it’s got media, sports, family relations, you know, all the sections you would expect, and wonderful religion things.
Facts are facts, and fiction is fiction, and a lie doesn’t become truth just because it appears on the front page of the newspaper.
I really loved to sing all the time, and I was constantly entertaining. Finally, my dad saw an article in the local newspaper in Phoenix, and it was for a children’s theater, an audition for ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.’
When I was a kid, I used to deliver the newspaper all over town, cramming papers between screen doors and into mailboxes and under doormats.
I could learn how to press ‘Record’ on a tape recorder and write for a newspaper or a magazine.
It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.
When you’re a kid, you see your parents reading the newspaper and you’re like, ‘God, why are they reading the newspaper?’ When you’re young, you’re not reading the newspaper. But there comes a time in your life when the newspaper’s cool.
I couldn’t open up a magazine, you couldn’t read a newspaper, you couldn’t turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America.
I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.
Culturally, politically, everywhere you look… Read the newspaper. Go online. Our world has gone to hell.
I believe that a newspaper is a great civic asset and that ownership is best in the hands of foundations or wealthy families that want to own it for reasons other than maximizing profits. I also believe newspapers should remain in local hands.
July is high burglary season because so many people leave town. To help avoid making that obvious, suspend your newspaper subscription and have your mail held. Another clear indication is if all your lights are off for an extended period. To fix that, you can buy a timer for about $30.
Now, to anyone with even half a brain, a newspaper apologizing because a reporter did some reporting makes about as much sense as a doctor apologizing because he gave someone a diagnosis.
I make images from things I find serendipitously. I don’t know what it is, but I know it when I see it. It could be from a newspaper, on the street. It could be something I fell over.
I probably would have gone the M.F.A. route except I was a dad at 19, and it made more sense to go to work for a newspaper and support a kid that way. But the funny thing is, that detour became the most important step in my developing as a novelist.
In high school, I was very active in extracurricular activities such as art, theatre, and choir. I also wrote for the school newspaper, but not regularly, because I never liked writing non-fiction very much.
When I started out, nobody told you how to do an interview. That’s how I ended up on the front page of a newspaper dressed as Rodney Trotter with a Reliant Robin.
I love nothing more than going to eat by myself with a newspaper.
When you think about advertising, it’s understanding that whether it’s newspaper, radio, or television, you have to know how to advertise, how to market, because ultimately, everything comes down to ratings and revenue or ratings and subscribers and revenue, whether it’s newspapers or radio or television.
Stephen A. Smith
The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. If it be accurate, it follows that it is fair.
Herbert Bayard Swope
I was shocked when I would read a newspaper from that time, and the Freedom March wasn’t even mentioned.
I believe in plot, in development of character, in the effect of the passage of time, in a good story – better than something you might find in the newspaper. And I believe a novel should be as complicated and involved as you’re capable of making it.
The biggest hurdle to writing Fargo Rock City was that I couldn’t afford a home computer – I had to get a new job so I could buy a computer. It could all change though. In five years, I could be back at some daily newspaper, which wouldn’t be so bad.
I don’t take anything that I read in the newspaper at face value on either side – from anybody.
I’ve worked behind counters serving food, and I’ve lived on the circus train, and I’ve led bicycle tours in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and Russia. I’ve been a key liner for a newspaper, I’ve done typesetting. Oh, all sorts of things.
Bonnie Jo Campbell
In my very early days as a journalist, as a cub reporter on a local newspaper, I used to cover the district courthouse in Limerick city – all human life passed through that establishment, and my time there remains a source of inspiration.
It was not me failing that I was scared of. It was failing those people back home who believe in you. They only delivered the newspaper once a week where I lived in Oklahoma, and those people lived and died with the box score of my games.
I wouldn’t have launched ‘Sharp Daily’ without smartphones. Frankly, there’s no reason for me to start another newspaper – it’s a dying industry. But the smartphone is changing everything.
I used to work for a newspaper that covered local resource issues, and my coworkers and friends were journalists. Their reporting work was always pretty grim.
Every newspaper feels it must have an astrology column, and even in the Carleton University bookstore this morning, I found books on astrology for sale.
An Egyptian newspaper once publicly identified me as the C.I.A. station chief in Cairo. It seemed so stupid at the time. I was only 24, a little young to be a station chief, and, of course, I was never with the C.I.A.
The first writing I did was short short stories for a newspaper syndicate for which I was paid five dollars a piece on publication.
I’m so reluctant to do newspaper interviews because it’s so misleading how they interpret what you say.
There is no worse place for an intelligence service like CIA to be than on Page 1, above the fold in your daily newspaper.
If you talk to most people under 30, they don’t read a newspaper.
No serious futurist deals in prediction. These are left for television oracles and newspaper astrologers.
Alan Rusbridger is, to many, among the most admired newspaper editors of our time.
Pick up any newspaper in the morning. Count the words in the lead sentences. There will be at least 25 in all of them: Guaranteed. The writers just want to tell you how many degrees they have from this college or that university.
Every weekend from, like, 1974 to 1978, I’d trudge over to the Greenwich library, which gathered up almost every major newspaper in the country. I would sit there all day long and read and read and read the reviews. I remember being twelve or thirteen and writing to Judith Crist, Pauline Kael, and Roger Ebert.
I’d like ‘Morning News’ to become a great first edition electronic newspaper, so that the ‘New York Times’ will want to watch us.
In Fargo, they say, well, that’s a job. How well do you get paid? For example, for this book I was written about in Entertainment Weekly, and it was kind of cool because my mom asked me if Entertainment Weekly was a magazine or a newspaper.
I always had to prove myself through my actions. Be a cheerleader. Be class president. Be the editor of the newspaper.
I did TV for a bit, and somewhere along the line, I started writing a column for ‘The Independent’ newspaper in England, and now I write features for ‘British Vogue.’
I was a newspaper editor in the Army, and I know something about the Army PR culture.
The answer scrawled on a blank page in a daily newspaper, was conceived whilst aboard a ferry.
Harold Stephen Black
With 950 reporters and 79 bureaus, Bloomberg competes to break news with Dow Jones, Reuters and Bridge News along with newspaper Web sites, dozens of smaller Internet sites, and even gossipy chat rooms.
The work is with me when I wake up in the morning; it is with me while I eat my breakfast in bed and run through the newspaper, while I shave and bathe and dress.
C. S. Forester
The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists.
I’ve always been a writer, and in high school, I was the editor of my school newspaper and I got a writing scholarship. It’s always been a passion of mine.
I grew up in a little town where my family owned a newspaper and the TV station, so a lot of people knew who we were, and I never fit in.
Jonathan Van Ness
I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college… I did other things.
The first time I ever wrote anything, it was an editorial column for my high school newspaper.
He is not someone who went off to play in Europe and only a few Americans follow. He has the potential to be on magazine covers and more newspaper coverage.
Newspaper men, perhaps more than any other class, are rated by ability.
Franklin Knight Lane
I’d actually argue that the best thing to happen to the ‘Washington Post’ was hiring Marty Baron, maybe the greatest newspaper editor of his generation.
Time is short, life is short, there’s a lot to know. So I skip the entertainers in the newspaper now. I just haven’t got time.
I was 8 years old in the spring of 1945 when my family fled Silesia to escape the Russian army. On our way, we passed through Dresden. A few days later, it was firebombed. The fire was so bright that night that one could read a newspaper from the light, though we were many kilometers away.
I never told my parents that I was doing boxing. They only came to know after I became state champion and my name and picture came in the newspaper.
The one thing a lifetime in the newspaper business teaches you is pace – you spend all your time trying to make sure that the reader’s going to finish what you’re writing.
Things that appear on the front page of the newspaper as ‘fact’ are far more dangerous than the games played by a novelist, and can lead to wars.
E. L. Doctorow
In the age of social media, everyone’s a newspaper columnist, exaggerating what they think and feel.
People often think that reporters write their own headlines. In fact, they almost never do. The people who do write headlines are the copy editors who are the front and last lines of quality-checking in a newspaper before it goes to print.
I wake up most days with a vague feeling of doom – ‘Dear God. Here I am again.’ Then, when I read about politicians in the newspaper, the vengefulness starts. By mid-morning, the anxiety is kicking in.
Nothing gets us down more than watching violence on television or reading about war and brutality in the newspaper. The truth is, there’s a massive reduction in the amount of violence around the world.
I feel like I was born to do this. When I signed with the WWE, the newspaper and TV stations in my high-school community of Alexandria, Virginia, were like, ‘Oh my gosh, this is so perfect.’
Some people read an interesting or provocative newspaper article, and that’s the end of that. A writer reads such an article, and her imagination gets fired up. Questions occur to her. She might feel an urge to finish the story that the article suggests.
I find my characters and stories in many varied places; sometimes they pop out of newspaper articles, obscure historical texts, lively dinner party conversations and some even crawl out of the dusty remote recesses of my imagination.
I wrote things for the school’s newspaper, and – like all teenagers – I dabbled in poetry.
I come from a long line of people that write. My folks ran a weekly newspaper.
For many years I was engaged in journalism, writing articles and chronicles for the daily press without ever joining the staff of any newspaper.
Johannes Vilhelm Jensen
I couldn’t even pick up the newspaper without saying, ‘This is a fine piece of writing. I wish to hell I could write like this.’
I began after college, about 1972. I began to teach myself photography. I went to work for a local newspaper for four years as a kind of basic training.
Growing up, I was so sick of politics – it was in the house all the time – I was proud of not reading the newspaper.
Read the news section of the newspaper and there is confusion and uncertainty, a world buffeted by large forces people neither understand nor control. But turn to the sports section and it’s all different.
I’m a twin, but only I emerged live from the womb. The fact that I was originally one half of a duo gave rise to a theory, much propounded in newspaper profiles, that my life has been one desperate effort to compensate for that stillborn brother.
I think a newspaper should be provocative, stir ’em up, but you can’t do that on television. It’s just not on.
It used to be if you wanted to do a newspaper comic, you had to appeal to a pretty big chunk of the newspaper’s readership for them to want to keep you around. ‘Dilbert’ would be office humor, but even that is pretty widely experienced.
Was it smart to be in a Nazi newspaper? I have no idea. Probably not.
Bill Watterson argued with his medium even as he eclipsed it. He was all too aware that no artistic expression better exemplifies our disposable consumer culture than the daily newspaper comic strip: today’s masterpiece is tomorrow’s birdcage lining.
You know, bad poetry I wrote in high school can still be found on the Internet, and, you know, there’s a Web log of our college newspaper. You know, there’s so many different stages of my creative development are sort of on-record if somebody were to choose to look for them.
The greatest promotion I ever had on a newspaper was when ‘The Washington Post’ suddenly promoted me from city-side general assignment reporter to Latin American correspondent and sent me off to Cuba. Fidel Castro had just come to power. It was a very exciting assignment, but also very serious.
I’m not a daily reporter. I’m not a newspaper reporter, I’m not a political reporter.
I try not to feel too embattled. I don’t think that’s a healthy approach for someone who writes for a newspaper like the New York Times to take. That means, in part, that I try and avoid wallowing in things that might make me feel too embattled.
Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.
People hear about stuff from their friends or a magazine or a newspaper.
As every newspaper reader, liberal activist, or parliamentary junkie knows, the overarching barrier to most of Obama’s agenda is the abuse of the filibuster in the Senate. In fact, several of Obama’s second term priorities are not ideas in search of a majority – they are majorities in search of an up-or-down vote.
The friends I knew who tutored were well paid for work that seemed far less grueling than waitressing or late-night newspaper copy editing or all the other side gigs I attempted in my early twenties.
When you think of couponing, you picture a mom cutting coupons out of the back of the newspaper.
The smaller newspapers probably won’t have any critics at all. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing because there’s a certain level of seriousness that you can’t get with a small newspaper for critics.
My grandfather had been a newspaper reporter, as was my uncle. They were pretty good writers and so I thought maybe somewhere down the line I would do some writing.
Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
Deep Throat’s information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected.
I’d worked at a small town newspaper, and I was thinking of all the strange stories that I had seen float through the newsroom in my time there that were dismissed as kind of amusing curiosities. Somehow from that I got to this idea of an eccentric alcoholic who built a lighthouse in the woods.
When you stay with Barcelona and are only 15 or 16, the people show you a lot of time, and you are in the newspaper every day. This sometimes is good, but sometimes this is bad.
The train we had so confidently boarded had been speeding at almost 100 miles an hour and it had derailed. Someone, I can’t remember who, showed me a newspaper photograph of the carriage we had been sitting in tilted on its side on a station platform next to a large notice that said Welcome to Potters Bar.
I was sports editor for my high school newspaper, but I think I shied away from journalism.
I come from a newspaper background, so maybe I’m attuned to current events.
Success is about honour, feeling morally calibrated, absence of shame, not what some newspaper defines from an external metric.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.
When my sister and I came along, my father’s political life was completely over. He ran for president the year I was born. So that was the end of it. He had been congressman first, then governor, before all that. So when we came along, he was running the Dayton newspaper.
Anne Cox Chambers
I never open the newspaper, never. I never go to a website; I never turn on the T.V. hoping to find something I can attack. It isn’t what I do. I defend.
My freshman year at Harrison High School, I saw a journalism class where students were putting out a weekly newspaper. It touched a responsive chord in me.
Everybody I meet is a star. In Bombay it is crazy and even TV has become so big that there are just too many stars and there is too much greed for that little space on the newspaper.
‘The New York Times’ is a great newspaper: it is also No Fun.
The Defense Department’s plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment.
Arthur Ochs Sulzberger
I believe the classified section of a newspaper – especially the ‘Business Opportunities’ column – can tell you more about your city ‘business-wise’ than any other publication.
E. Joseph Cossman
I wasn’t for Vietnam. When I told that to the hippie newspaper, all my people got nervous.
On the ‘Star,’ you were forced to learn to write a simple declarative sentence. This is useful to anyone. Newspaper work will not harm a young writer and could help him if he gets out of it in time.
Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.
Whenever I read the newspaper, I say to myself, ‘At least my wife loves me.’
People think that if they read something in the newspaper or see it on TV, it has to be true.
Tammy Faye Bakker
The day that I spearheaded the passage of America Fast Forward… the newspaper of record did not put it in the newspaper; what they put was my breakup with my ex-girlfriend. I took umbrage with that. A great newspaper ought to be printing things that people care about, issues that people care about.
A local newspaper where we were filming in Boston called me the Justin Bieber of Canada. I don’t think they realized Justin Bieber is from Canada. I hope someday I can just be the Liam James of Canada.
Sometimes, when you see the newspaper and you read something I said, you say, ‘Oh, I can’t believe he said that.’
I’m looking into making toilet paper. It’s not an option unless you a bum and gotta use newspaper. It’s not an option. Like, it’s an option if you wanna drive a car. It’s an option if you wanna use a straw. It’s an option if you wanna wear a pair of Nikes or Reeboks.
Oh man, there’s no shortage of craziness happening on the American landscape right now. I’ll turn on the TV every day or check out the newspaper, and there is something to find humor in or something to find absolute fear in. Either way, it makes for good comedy.
The newspaper is dying. I’m not sure there will be newspapers and its one business I’d never be in.
Every day or two, I strolled to the village to hear some of the gossip which is incessantly going on there, circulating either from mouth to mouth, or from newspaper to newspaper, and which, taken in homeopathic doses, was really as refreshing in its way as the rustle of leaves and the peeping of frogs.
Henry David Thoreau
A newspaper is a public trust, and we will suffer as a society without them. It is not the Internet that has killed them. It is their own greed, it is their own stupidity, and it is capitalism that has taken our daily newspapers from us.
I can’t read the newspaper without crying. I’m easily affected by horrible events, you see.
I’ve always shied away from computers, the Internet and all that. I’m a bit more traditional, really – pick up a newspaper, pick up a phone.
Like many people, I kicked around, struggled to become a writer, finally got my first full-time job around 27, 28, at ‘The Hill’ newspaper. They hired me as a copy editor, which was kind of funny because I’m semi-blind because I have an eye disorder.
Someone remarked that the newspapers or the news magazines are the same as the psalms except that the names changed in the stories. Maybe you can’t understand the psalms without understanding the newspaper and the other way around.
If I haven’t any talent for writing books or newspaper articles, well, then I can always write for myself.
Virtually every magazine, newspaper, TV station and cable channel is owned by a big corporation, and they’ve squashed stories that they don’t want the public to know about.
Who would people rather see, a real hitter hitting home runs or a pitcher swinging a wet newspaper?
Once I became the editor of the school newspaper, I had a key to the school, and I went to the school cafeteria and just took the food they threw away.
One of the strange things about doing publicity is that a mistake in a newspaper profile long ago is repeated and amplified over time.
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Webster and I are very aloof. The two of us go and sit there by ourselves. I sit by myself in the corner with my book and the newspaper. He kind of runs around a little bit, and then he goes and sits on top of the picnic table. He never plays with other little dogs.
A lot of my ideas for books come from newspaper articles. But I don’t like to be actively looking for ideas.
I was a Kannada journalist and had worked in ‘Samyukta Karnataka’ newspaper as a proofreader.
Let’s face it: Most of us don’t realize it, but we are failing our kids as reading role models. The best role models are in the home: brothers, fathers, grandfathers; mothers, sisters, grandmothers. Moms and dads, it’s important that your kids see you reading. Not just books – reading the newspaper is good, too.
I feel lucky I didn’t become that newspaper cartoonist I wanted to be because in the U.S. so many newspapers have suffered circulation declines, and some have folded. What’s fun about being an author is I reach a much bigger audience, and there is something special about launching a book you’ve penned.
At 17, I went away to Pau in the south of France for a few months to study domestic science – including cleaning windows with newspaper and water – while living with a Catholic family with 10 children.
I like to take a long time over breakfast, and I can’t bear to talk. If a guest is a breakfast talker it’s very important to invite another so they can talk to each other. Otherwise they spoil the newspaper reading and everything else.
Newspaper people, once celebrated as founts of ribald humor and uncouth fun, have of late lost all their gaiety, and small wonder.
After this, I took private lessons in Italian from an elementary school teacher. He gave me themes to write about, and some of them turned out so well that he told me to publish them in a newspaper.
Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff.
Adlai Stevenson I
I love comics, and I can’t imagine life without them. I love newspaper comics.
My son is going to grow up looking at the newspaper cuttings and thinking, ‘Wow, my mum did this.’
Working on newspapers, you’re writing to a certain length, often very brief pieces; you tend to look for easy forms of humor – women can’t drive, things like that. That’s about the level of a lot of newspaper humor. It becomes a form of laziness.
I’m the same Nina Turner, whether I’m on MSNBC or talking to my hometown newspaper or CNN.
Courtney Vance and I are college classmates, weirdly enough. We’re both Harvard class of 1982. Courtney, as a work-study job, was a typesetter at the Harvard ‘Crimson,’ the newspaper where I worked.
Defend an institution. Follow the courts or the media, or a court or a newspaper. Do not speak of ‘our institutions’ unless you are making them yours by acting on their behalf. Institutions don’t protect themselves. They go down like dominoes unless each is defended from the beginning.
Timothy D. Snyder
Political cartoonists get hung up on daily deadlines and the front page. The worst thing you can do is open up the newspaper and ask, ‘What’s funny about this?’
Oh, what am I for the Frenchman or the Italian? A guy who was in prison, a revolutionary, somebody they once read something about in the newspaper – but not me.
The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character.
Lyndon B. Johnson
I do not read newspaper comics unless they happen to be out when I visit my parents, but I follow several online comics, which I check every morning while I drink my coffee and wake up for the day.
Reading a newspaper is as important to me as reading a script. Sitting in a cafe and drinking coffee is as important as going for a shoot.
I often think about how my sons will come to know about September 11th. Something overheard? A newspaper image? In school? I would prefer that they learn about it from my wife and me, in a deliberate and safe way. But it’s hard to imagine ever feeling ready to broach the subject without some impetus.
Jonathan Safran Foer
With prurient absorption and only minimal risk, we can pretend to be the subject of the lead article on the front page of the Style section of our local newspaper for as long as it takes to finish our morning coffee.
I tried a few grad school programs because I didn’t know how to make it… Eventually, I was desperate for a job, and there was a new newspaper opening up in Washington, D.C., called ‘The Hill.’ Even though my interest in politics wasn’t huge, they gave me a job as a copy editor.
Reagan wrote out many of his radio commentaries and newspaper articles as well as many of his own speeches. He wrote poetry, short stories, and letters. Trump, in his own hand, writes 140-character tweets.
I had some connections from the newspapers that I did work with up there, so there was a newspaper publisher in Hollywood, and they promised me work and so on.
I had a newspaper in Flint, Michigan called the ‘Flint Voice,’ and so it was a, you know, underground, alternative newspaper that I edited and put out for about ten years.
It was funny because on the day that I joined the club, the newspaper that broke the news was one that people don’t always trust or believe. Then, when I signed, and there were pictures of me and Sir Alex Ferguson, people believed it.
Why shouldn’t poetry address what happened yesterday and be published in the newspaper?
I’ve never canceled a subscription to a newspaper because of bad cartoons or editorials. If that were the case, I wouldn’t have any newspapers or magazines to read.
Richard M. Nixon
I have been driven by causes in almost every major endeavor in my life, beginning when I was a 16-year-old in Southern California where I wrote and published my own newspaper.
John W. Henry
America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
Alexander Graham Bell
Many a good newspaper story has been ruined by over verification.
James Gordon Bennett