Top 1200 Quotes & Sayings by Famous Journalists

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When you doubt, abstain.
Camping is nature's way of promoting the motel business.
We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. — © Hunter S. Thompson
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
You're only as good as your last haircut.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Goodness is about character - integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Remember, beneath every cynic there lies a romantic, and probably an injured one.
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
As they say around the Texas Legislature, if you can't drink their whiskey, screw their women, take their money, and vote against 'em anyway, you don't belong in office.
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. — © Walter Lippmann
It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.
My life is better with every year of living it.
There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better.
We need to accept that we won't always make the right decisions, that we'll screw up royally sometimes - understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it's part of success.
With segregation, with the isolation of the injured and the robbed, comes the concentration of disadvantage. An unsegregated America might see poverty, and all its effects, spread across the country with no particular bias toward skin color. Instead, the concentration of poverty has been paired with a concentration of melanin.
When I was growing up, my parents told me, 'Finish your dinner. People in China and India are starving.' I tell my daughters, 'Finish your homework. People in India and China are starving for your job.'
When people talk about fake news, you know, a lot of folks just roll their eyes, like 'Oh, you know, whatever; people will figure it out.' The truth is, they don't always figure it out.
I've often wondered what it would have been like if we'd had cable news during the Vietnam War and Watergate.
One of the downsides of being famous is that folks pay far more attention to you than they should. American celebrities are constantly under surveillance, and every word they say is subject to scrutiny. So, be careful what you wish for if you desire fame. No human being should be a goldfish.
America's health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.
The potential for the abuse of power through digital networks - upon which we the people now depend for nearly everything, including our politics - is one of the most insidious threats to democracy in the Internet age.
People often refer to Dubai as the Hong Kong of the Gulf, but it's really more like Vegas.
It is not the voice that commands the story; it is the ear.
Every lethal terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11 has been carried out by an American citizen or a legal permanent resident, not by recent immigrants or by refugees. So tamping down immigration won't fix the real issue, which is 'homegrown' terrorism.
Keep your enemies in front of you.
We live in an interconnected world, in an interconnected time, and we need holistic solutions. We have a crisis of inequality, and we need climate solutions that solve that crisis.
Life's most underrated emotion is self-pity.
The food that enters the mind must be watched as closely as the food that enters the body.
Between calculated risk and reckless decision-making lies the dividing line between profit and loss.
Whenever you're faced with an explanation of what's going on in Washington, the choice between incompetence and conspiracy, always choose incompetence.
Jealousy... is a mental cancer.
The kind of classic pose of a female model is to look kind of sexy and a bit annoyed.
Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.
Those who are able to climb up the ladder will find ways to pull it up after them, or selectively lower it down to allow their friends, allies, and kin to scramble up. In other words: 'Who says meritocracy says oligarchy.'
Power is a tool, influence is a skill; one is a fist, the other a fingertip. — © Nancy Gibbs
Power is a tool, influence is a skill; one is a fist, the other a fingertip.
The true index of a man's character is the health of his wife.
There is no question that climate change is happening; the only arguable point is what part humans are playing in it.
Happiness is a direction, not a place.
The greatest generation was formed first by the Great Depression. They shared everything - meals, jobs, clothing.
In radio, you have two tools. Sound and silence.
The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.
A key purpose of journalism is to provide an adversarial check on those who wield the greatest power by shining a light on what they do in the dark, and informing the public about those acts.
The big post-election story if Obama wins the presidency will be in the hands of the ethically embattled Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich. He's not very popular, and has a chance to use his power to appoint an Obama replacement as a step in the direction of political rehabilitation.
Success is a wonderful thing, but it tends not to be the sort of experience that we learn from. We enjoy it; perhaps we even deserve it. But we don't acquire wisdom from it.
Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous. — © Bill Moyers
Creativity is piercing the mundane to find the marvelous.
Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.
A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.
I've never been a Burger King person. I'm a total McDonald's person.
Stick to the classics, and you can't ever go wrong. I see old ladies on the street who have fabulous style and realize it's because they are probably wearing really classic items that they've had for years and years. I think if you find something that suits you, you should just stick to it.
Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
Autocratic power requires the degradation of moral authority - not the capture of moral high ground.
Listen once in a while. It's amazing what you can hear.
The problem with the United Nations is that while democracy within nations is the best available form of government, democracy among nations can be a moral disaster - especially if some nations are not democracies.
Resilience isn't a single skill. It's a variety of skills and coping mechanisms. To bounce back from bumps in the road as well as failures, you should focus on emphasizing the positive.
Sarcasm is like cheap wine - it leaves a terrible aftertaste.
In the field of biological weapons, there is almost no prospect of detecting a pathogen until it has been used in an attack.
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