An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





I keep reading between the lies.


Goodman Ace (1899-1982, American author, radio personality, TV producer)


A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure.


Arthur Baer


Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.


Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821, French general, emperor)


A newspaper is the lowest thing there is.


Richard J. Daley


They are so filthy and bestial that no honest man would admit one into his house for a water-closet doormat.


Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British novelist)


Headlines twice the size of the events.


John Galsworthy (1867-1933, British novelist, playwright)


Don't be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it.


William Randolph Hearst (1863-1951, American newspaper publisher)


In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress.


Heinrich Heine (1797-1856, German poet, journalist)


I'll give anything for a good copy now, be it true or false, so it be news.


Ben Johnson (1572-1637, British clergyman, poet, painter)


I do not take a single newspaper nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely happier for it.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


The advertisements are the most truthful part of a newspaper.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing, but newspapers.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, American President (3rd))


Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment.


Charles Lamb (1775-1834, British essayist, critic)


Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.


Abbott Joseph Liebling (1904-1963, American journalist)


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


Norman Mailer (1923-, American author)


A good newspaper is a nation talking to itself.


Arthur Miller (1915-, American dramatist)


Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper.


George Orwell (1903-1950, British author, "Animal Farm")


All I know is just what I read in the papers.


Will Rogers (1879-1935, American humorist, actor)


No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers.


Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892, British Baptist preacher)


Republicans study the financial pages of the newspaper. Democrats put them in the bottom of the bird cage.


Will Stanton


The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.


Tom Stoppard (1937-, Czech playwright)


It is the newspaper's duty to print the news and raise hell.


Wilbur F. Storey (1819-1884, American editor, Chicago times)


For those who govern, the first thing required is indifference to newspapers.


Louis Adolphe Thiers


I always turn to the sports page first, which records people's accomplishments. The front page has nothing, but man's failures.


Earl Warren (1891-1974, American politician, judge)


Newspapers have degenerated. They may now be absolutely relied upon.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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