...I'm shy in person - so afraid to confess my love - I need a go-between - our mutual friend, the Moon...
No news at 4:30 a.m. is good.
Lady Bird Johnson, A White House
A reporter is always concerned with tomorrow. There's nothing tangible of yesterday. All I can say I've done is agitate the air ten or fifteen minutes and then boom -- it's gone.
Edward R. Murrow, News Summaries
By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
Russell Baker, The Good Times, 1
There was a time when the reader of an unexciting newspaper would remark, 'How dull is the world today!' Nowadays he says, 'What a dull newspaper!'
Daniel J. Boorstin, The Image, 1
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
G. K. Chesterton, "On the Crypti
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
Thomas Jefferson, "Letter to Col
The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper.
Stanislaw Lec, Unkempt Thoughts,
The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.
A. J. Liebling, The Press, 1961
Surely the glory of journalism is its transience.
Malcolm Muggeridge, The Most of
Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
The journalistic vision sharpens to the point of maximum impact every event, every individual and social configuration; but the honing is uniform.
George Steiner, Real Presences,
We tell the public which way the cat is jumping. The public will take care of the cat.
Arthur Hays Sulzberger, "Time",
You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on.
Harry S Truman, Mr. Citizen, 196
The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far-spread magazine, rules the country.
Judge Learned Hand, Memorial ser
It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.
Marya Mannes, "A Word to the Wiz
Fashion, which elevates the bad to the level of the good, subsqequently turns its back on bad and good alike.
Eric Bently, "Introduction to Na
Women thrive on novelty and are easy meat for the commerce of fashion. Men prefer old pipes and torn jackets.
Anthony Burgess, You've Had Your
If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.
Lord Chesterfield, "Letter to hi
Art produces ugly things which frequently become more beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time.
Jean Cocteau, "New York WorldTel
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 182
Even knowledge has to be in the fashion, and where it is not, it is wise to affect ignorance.
Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Wor
Fashon is the abortive issue of vain ostentation and exclusive egotism: it is haughty, trifling, affected, servile, despotic, mean and ambitious, precise and fantastical, all in a breath -- tied to no rule, and bound to conform to every whim of the minute.
William Hazlitt, Sketches and Es
The fear of becoming a 'has-been' keeps some people from becoming anything.
Eric Hoffer, The Passionate Stat
The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.
William Shakespeare, Much Ado ab
It is new fancy rather than taste which produces so many new fashions.
Voltaire (FranÃ§oisMarie Arouet)
Loyalty is still the same,Whether it win or lose the game;True as a dial to the sun,Although it be not shined upon.
Samuel Butler (poet), Hudibras,
Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context -- a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.
Eliel Saarinen, "Time", July 2,
The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
Jean Giraudoux, The Enchanted, 1
There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
John Muir, A ThousandMile Walk t
To me the meanest flower that blows can give Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.
William Wordsworth, "Ode: Intima
A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Hal Borland, Sundial of the Seas
If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Francis Bacon, Essays, 1625
Trees are the earth's endless effort to speak to the listening heaven.
Rabindranath Tagore, Fireflies,
Us sing and dance, make faces and give flower bouquets, trying to be loved. You ever notice that trees do everything to git attention we do, except walk?
Alice Walker, The Color Purple,
Arithmetic is where the answer is right and everything is nice and you can look out of the window and see the blue sky -- or the answer is wrong and you have to start over and try again and see how it comes out this time.
Carl Sandburg, Complete Poems, 1
One has to be able to count if only so that at fifty one doesn't marry a girl of twenty.
Maxim Gorky, The Zykovs, 1914
The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as poetry.
Bertrand Russell, Mysticism and
A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction.
Mae West, My Little Chickadee, 1
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake, Jerusalem, 1820
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