Media Quotes

There ain’t any news in being good. You might write the doings of all the convents of the world on the back of a postage stamp, and have room to spare.
– Finley Peter Dunne

The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were.
– David Brinkley

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first hand knowledge.
– Erwin Knoll

You know what’s interesting about Washington? It’s the kind of place where second guessing has become second nature.
– George Herbert

That ephemeral sheet,… the newspaper, is the natural enemy of the book, as the whore is of the decent woman.
– E. Goncourt

The trouble with most folks isn’t so much their ignorance, as knowing so many things that ain’t so.
– Josh Billings

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.
– Mr Weasly

Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.
– Adlai E. Stevenson

Poetry is a deal of joy and pain and wonder, with a dash of the dictionary.
– Kahlil Gibran

Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.
– Marilyn Penland

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
– Thomas Jefferson

Exaggeration is a blood relation to falsehood and nearly as blamable.
– Hosea Ballou

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
– Dorothy Parker

Newspapers: dead trees with information smeared on them.
– Horizon

In the spider web of facts, many a truth is strangled.
– Paul Eldridge

They kill good trees to put out bad newspapers.
– James G. Watt

The paper burns, but the words fly away.
– Akiba ben Joseph

He who sings scares away his woes.
– Cervantes

Harmony seldom makes a headline.
– Silas Bent

Go beyond thinking of freedom of the media; appreciate your privacy when the media has not invaded it.