Newspaper Quotes

I am unable to understand how a man of honour could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust. Charles Baudelaire

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. Ben Hecht

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

I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. Aneurin Bevan

Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages. Spiro T. Agnew

Far more thought and care go into the composition of any prominent ad in a newspaper or magazine than go into the writing of their features and editorials. Marshall McLuhan

Newspapers should have no friends. Joseph Pulitzer

With the press there is no ‘off the record’. Donald Rumsfeld

A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day. Jim Bishop

I think a newspaper should be provocative, stir ’em up, but you can’t do that on television. It’s just not on. Rupert Murdoch

It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. Jerry Seinfeld

A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever. Garrison Keillor

The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. If it be accurate, it follows that it is fair. Herbert Bayard Swope

Every time a newspaper dies, even a bad one, the country moves a little closer to authoritarianism. Richard Kluger

There is nothing more immoral than a newspaperman. Richard J Daley

Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation. George Bernard Shaw

What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true. Patrick Kavanagh