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Quote Left I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. Quote Right
Quote Left Wherever a story comes from, whether it is a familiar myth or a private memory, the retelling exemplifies the making of a connection from one pattern to another: a potential translation in which narrative becomes parable and the once upon a time comes to stand for some renascent truth. This approach applies to all the incidents of everyday life: the phrase in the newspaper, the endearing or infuriating game of a toddler, the misunderstanding at the office. Our species thinks in metaphors and learns through stories. Quote Right
Quote Left The advertisement is the most truthful part of a newspaper. Quote Right
Quote Left It is impossible to read the daily press without being diverted from reality. You are full of enthusiasm for the eternal verities -- life is worth living, and then out of sinful curiosity you open a newspaper. You are disillusioned and wrecked. Quote Right
Quote Left Whether or not his newspaper and a set of senses reduced to five are the main sources of the so-called "real life" of the so- called average m... Quote Right
Quote Left Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper. Quote Right
Quote Left To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself. Quote Right
Quote Left The Media is an abstraction (because a newspaper is not concrete and only in an abstract sense can be considered an individual), which in association with the passionlessness and reflection of the times creates that abstract phantom, the public, which is the actual leveler. . . . More and more individuals will, because of their indolent bloodlessness, aspire to become nothing, in order to become the public, this abstract whole, which forms in this ridiculous manner: the public comes into existence because all its participants become third parties. This lazy mass, which understands nothing and does nothing, this public gallery seeks some distraction, and soon gives itself over to the idea that everything which someone does, or achieves, has been done to provide the public something to gossip about. . . . The public has a dog for its amusement. That dog is the Media. If there is someone better than the public, someone who distinguishes himself, the public sets the dog on him and all the amusement begins. This biting dog tears up his coat-tails, and takes all sort of vulgar liberties with his leg--until the public bores of it all and calls the dog off. That is how the public levels. Quote Right
Quote Left To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter. Quote Right
Quote Left Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper. Quote Right
Quote Left I have often been asked, Do not people bore you? I do not understand quite what that means. I suppose the calls of the stupid and curious, especially of newspaper reporters, are always inopportune. I also dislike people who try to talk down to my understanding. They are like people who when walking with you try to shorten their steps to suit yours; the hypocrisy in both cases is equally exasperating. Quote Right
Quote Left I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I'm in a town with only one newspaper, I read it eight times. Quote Right
Quote Left Whether or not his newspaper and a set of senses reduced to five are the main sources of the so-called 'real life' of the so- called average m... Quote Right
Quote Left To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter. Quote Right
Quote Left Editor: a person employed on a newspaper whose business it is to seperate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. Quote Right
Quote Left The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character. Quote Right
Quote Left A new swimming pool is rapidly taking shape since the contractors have thrown in the bulk of their workers. Quote Right
Quote Left All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, because, in the words of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger in a landmark 1979 tax decision: 'Where else are you going to read the paper? Outside? What if it rains?' Quote Right
Quote Left What we have inherited from our fathers and mothers is not all that 'walks in us.' There are all sorts of dead ideas and lifeless old beliefs. They have no tangibility, but they haunt us all the same and we can not get rid of them. Whenever I take up a newspaper I seem to see Ghosts gliding between the lines. Ghosts must be all over the country, as thick as the sands of the sea. Quote Right
Quote Left From an actual newspaper contest where entrants age 4 to 15 were asked to imitate 'Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey': My young brother asked me what happens after we die. I told him we get buried under a bunch of dirt and worms eat our bodies. I guess I should have told him the truth -- that most of us go to Hell and burn eternally -- but I didn't want to upset him. Quote Right
Quote Left It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. Quote Right
Quote Left [After failing to find any evidence of that, Wilson wrote a newspaper article, in which he accused the Bush administration of] exaggerating the Iraqi threat ... Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa. Quote Right
Quote Left A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines. Quote Right
Quote Left I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. Quote Right
Quote Left You know, evil comes in many forms, be it a man-eating cow or Joseph Stalin. But you can't let the package hide the pudding. Evil is just plain bad! You don't cotton to it! You gotta smack it on the nose with the rolled up newspaper of goodness! Bad dog! Bad dog! Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure. Quote Right
Quote Left You should never pick up a newspaper when you're feeling good, because every newspaper has a special department, called the Bummer Desk, which is responsible for digging up depressing front-page stories with headlines like DOORBELL USE LINKED TO LEUKEMIA Quote Right
Quote Left I think it's only in a crisis that Americans see other people. It has to be an American crisis, of course. If two countries fight that do not supply the Americans with some precious commodity, then the education of the public does not take place. But when the dictator falls, when the oil is threatened, then you turn on the television and they tell you where the country is, what the language is, how to pronounce the names of the leaders, what the religion is all about, and maybe you can cut out recipes in the newspaper of Persian dishes. Quote Right
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left I am increasingly sensitized by the inability of the human majority. The dreams dreamed of by this majority are immensely poorer than reality. When we dream for the future, we always see it develop under a monotonous and weak system, not innovative. So it is not surprising that in the next hundred years, with a sequence of at least three destructive moments per se: at first the human spirit, successful, live on the street, in prison and in the newspapers. Quote Right