Media Quotes SMS Collection

That ephemeral sheet the newspaper is natural

That ephemeral sheet,… the newspaper, is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman.  ~E. and J. de

Harmony seldom makes a headline silas bent

Harmony seldom makes a headline.  ~Silas BentCUL

I do not mean to be the

I do not mean to be the slightest bit critical of TV newspeople, who do a superb job, considering that they operate under severe

Journalism a profession whose business it

Journalism – a profession whose business it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.  ~Lord NorthcliffeCUL

Journalists do not live by words alone

Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.  ~Adlai E. Stevenson

Trying to determine what is going on

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second

Once a newspaper touches story the facts

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.  ~Norman Mailer

Journalism is the ability to meet challenge

Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space.  ~Rebecca West

The public have an insatiable curiosity to

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything.  Except what is worth knowing.  Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their

Burke said there were three estates in

Burke said there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they

Journalism is organized gossip edward egglestone

Journalism is organized gossip.  ~Edward Egglestone

If you saw a man drowning and

If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event… what kind of film would you use?  ~Author

Newspapers are unable seemingly to discriminate between

Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation.  ~George Bernard Shaw, Too True to Be Good, preface,

In the real world right thing never

In the real world, the right thing never happens in the right place and the right time.  It is the job of journalists and

When a dog bites man that is

When a dog bites a man that is not news, but when a man bites a dog that is news.  ~Charles Anderson Dana

Television has a real problem they have

Television has a real problem.  They have no page two.  Consequently every big story gets the same play and comes across to the viewer

If youre not careful the newspapers will

If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the

I always turn to the sports section

I always turn to the sports section first.  The sports section records people’s accomplishments; the front page nothing but man’s failures.  ~Earl Warren, quoted

The man who reads nothing at all

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.  ~Thomas JeffersonLLDT

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge.  ~Erwin Knoll

They kill good trees to put out

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.  ~James G. Watt, quoted in Newsweek, 8 March 1982

Advertisements contain the only truths to be

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.  ~Thomas Jefferson, letter to Nathaniel MaconMCTO

We live under a government of men

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.  ~Wendell PhillipsMCTO

We cant quite decide if the world

We can’t quite decide if the world is growing worse, or if the reporters are just working harder.  ~The Houghton Line, November 1965

All of us learn to write by

All of us learn to write by the second grade, then most of us go on to other things.  ~Bobby Knight, on reportersBS

Ive always said theres a place for

I’ve always said there’s a place for the press but they haven’t dug it yet.  ~Tommy Docherty, 1980CDC

A newspaper consists of just the same

A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not.  ~Henry FieldingPCR

You dont realize how little accuracy there

You don’t realize how little accuracy there is in network TV reporting until they cover a story in your hometown.  ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com

Get your facts first and then you

Get your facts first, and then you can distort ’em as much as you please.  ~Mark TwainMCTO

It was while making newspaper deliveries trying

It was while making newspaper deliveries, trying to miss the bushes and hit the porch, that I first learned the importance of accuracy in

Literature is the art of writing something

Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be grasped at once.  ~Cyril Connolly