Quotes: newspapers

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  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    Common-sense appears to be only another name for the thoughtlessness of the unthinking. It is made of the prejudices of childhood, the idiosyncrasies of individual character and the opinion of the newspapers.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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    Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author.
  • Norman Mailer
    Norman Mailer
    American writer 1923-
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    Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen.
  • Gore Vidal
    Gore Vidal
    American writer and criticus 1925-
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    Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.
  • Napoleon
    Napoleon
    French Emperor 1769-1821
    Napoleon
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    Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
  • Edward Dahlberg
    Edward Dahlberg
    American novelist, essayist and autobiographer 1900-1977
    Edward Dahlberg
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    Hardly a book of human worth, be it heaven's own secret, is honestly placed before the reader; it is either shunned, given a Periclean funeral oration in a hundred and fifty words, or interred in the potter's field of the newspapers back pages.
  • I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow.
  • Agnes Smedley
    Agnes Smedley
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    In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding various Socialist or radical newspapers, tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper. The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories.
  • Heinrich Heine
    Heinrich Heine
    German poet 1797-1856
    Heinrich Heine
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    In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.
  • It's strange that the newspapers don't see a connection between their false revelations about my private life and my need for seclusion and security.
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers another.
  • Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
    English writer 1874-1936
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton
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    Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
  • Charles Lamb
    Charles Lamb
    English essayist 1775-1834
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    Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilization.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    Newspapers have degenerated. They may now be absolutely relied upon.
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