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Daily thought on writing …

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

           — Ernest Hemingway

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On writing well …

        Easy reading is damn hard writing.

                           — Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

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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.

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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.”

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Voltaire on the press . . .

Voltaire

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Journalism quote for the day

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

            — J. Russell Lynes

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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

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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

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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

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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

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