Quotes: journalists

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  • Graham Greene
    Graham Greene
    English writer 1904-
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    A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
    Marguerite Duras
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    Before they're plumbers or writers or taxi drivers or unemployed or journalists, before everything else, men are men. Whether heterosexual or homosexual. The only difference is that some of them remind you of it as soon as you meet them, and others wait for a little while.
  • Karl Kraus
    Karl Kraus
    Austrian writer and journalist 1874-1936
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    How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print.
  • Leo Rosten
    Leo Rosten
    Polish-American scientist 1908-1997
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    Humor is, I think, the sublets and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers
  • P. J. O'Rourke
    P. J. O'Rourke
    American journalist 1947-
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    I am a journalist and, under the modern journalist's code of Olympian objectivity (and total purity of motive), I am absolved of responsibility. We journalists don't have to step on roaches. All we have to do is turn on the kitchen light and watch the critters scurry.
  • William B. Yeats
    William B. Yeats
    Irish poet 1865-1918
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    I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth.
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite Duras
    French author and filmmaker 1914-
    Marguerite Duras
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    I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.
  • Reinhold Niebuhr
    Reinhold Niebuhr
    American theologist, historian 1892-1971
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    I think there ought to be a club in which preachers and journalists could come together and have the sentimentalism of the one matched with the cynicism of the other. That ought to bring them pretty close to the truth.
  • A. N. Wilson
    A. N. Wilson
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    If you imagine writing 1,000 words a day, which most journalists do, that would be a very long book a year. I don't manage nearly that... but I have published slightly too much recently.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    In the real world, nothing happens at the right place at the right time. It is the job of journalists and historians to correct that.
  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen
    Norwegian dramatist 1828-1906
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    It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians.
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
    Arthur Schopenhauer
    German philosopher 1788-1860
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    Journalists are like dogs, when ever anything moves they begin to bark.
  • Adlai E. Stevenson II
    Adlai E. Stevenson II
    American lawyer, politician, and diplomat 1900-1965
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    Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.
  • Arnold Bennett
    Arnold Bennett
    British novelist 1867-1931
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    Journalists say a thing that they know isn't true, in that hope that if they keep an saying it long enough it will be true.
  • Hunter S. Thompson
    Hunter S. Thompson
    American journalist 1939-
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    Publishers are notoriously slothful about numbers, unless they're attached to dollar signs - unlike journalists, quarterbacks, and felony criminal defendants who tend to be keenly aware of numbers at all times.
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