i on europe


Brussels blog by some wire service journalists

Daily thought on writing …

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

           — Ernest Hemingway


Filed under: Journalism quotes

On writing well …

        Easy reading is damn hard writing.

                           — Nathaniel Hawthorne


Filed under: Journalism quotes

Good advice on writing

Mark Twain



Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very;” your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.

Filed under: Journalism quotes

Journalism thought for the day


Walter Lippmann



 “A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents ago that there should be a large air space between a journalist and a head of state.”

Filed under: Journalism quotes

Voltaire on the press . . .





Monsieur l’abbe, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write.”









Filed under: Journalism quotes

Journalism quote for the day

“Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it.”

            — J. Russell Lynes

Filed under: Journalism quotes

Journalism quote for the day

“We journalists make it a point to know very little about an extremely wide variety of topics; this is how we stay objective.”

             — Dave Barry

Filed under: Journalism quotes

Journalism quote for today

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands.

             — Oscar Wilde

Filed under: Journalism quotes

Journalism quote to live by . . .

“A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life – what people are interested in. That’s journalism.”

                                                — Burton Rascoe

Filed under: Journalism quotes

Journalism quote for the day

“Journalism consists largely of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.”

                                                                             — G.K. Chesterton

Filed under: Journalism quotes

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 4 other followers

Our archives . . .

Don Melvin

Slobodan Lekic

Raf Casert

  • RT @AP_Travel: A dare: Skip the Colosseum and Vatican on a trip to Rome? Some strategies to beat overtourism in a crazed world of selfie st… 2 weeks ago
  • RT @SamLitzinger: My grandfather, John L. Litzinger, was wounded in WWI. I remember as a child being fascinated by the long scar on his arm… 3 weeks ago
  • Belleau Wood and what it meant for the United States 100 years ago. Turning point for a nation. My story wapo.st/2ksCNHz?tid=ss… 3 weeks ago
  • FIFA and VAR have a lot riding at the World Cup . Will the system to end refereeing scandal, somehow add to it?… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 month ago
  • RT @jackschickler: By my reckoning this is Day 3110 of the Greece crisis. On Day 1: - Britney Spears was at No. 1 - Ivanka Trump was just a… 1 month ago