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I see journalists as the manual workers, the laborers of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate.

Author: Marguerite Duras (1914)

Profession: French Author, Filmmaker

Journalism is organized gossip.

Author: Edward Eggleston

Profession: American Writer, Historian

In journalism it is simpler to sound off than it is to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than it is to sweat.

Author: Harold Evans


It was when ''reporters'' became ''journalists'' and when ''objectivity'' gave way to ''searching for truth,'' that an aura of distrust and fear arose around the New Journalist.

Author: Georgie Anne Geyer


Journalism will kill you, but it will keep you alive while you're at it.

Author: Horace Greeley (1811-1872)

Profession: American Newspaper Editor

A petty reason perhaps why novelists more and more try to keep a distance from journalists is that novelists are trying to write the truth and journalists are trying to write fiction.

Author: Graham Greene (1904-1991)

Profession: British Novelist

If you can't get a job as a pianist in a brothel you become a royal reporter.

Author: Max Hastings


Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been known to live on grass once he had learned about meat -- no matter who killed the meat for him.

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

Journalism is the entertainment business.

Author: Frank Herbert (1920-1986)

Profession: American Writer

Our job is like a baker's work -- his rolls are tasty as long as they're fresh; after two days they're stale; after a week, they're covered with mould and fit only to be thrown out.

Author: Ryszard Kapuscinski (1932)

Profession: Polish Report and Foreign Correspondent

If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies.

Author: Karl Kraus (1874-1936)

Profession: Austrian Satirist

Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them; a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline: the more time he has, the worse he writes.

Author: Karl Kraus (1874-1936)

Profession: Austrian Satirist

Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.

Author: Jean De La Fontaine (1621-1695)

Profession: French Poet

The man must have a rare recipe for melancholy, who can be dull in Fleet Street.

Author: Charles Lamb (1775-1834)

Profession: British Essayist, Critic

More than illness or death, the American journalist fears standing alone against the whim of his owners or the prejudices of his audience. Deprive William Safire of the insignia of the New York Times, and he would have a hard time selling his truths to a weekly broadsheet in suburban Duluth.

Author: Lewis H. Lapham (1935)

Profession: American Essayist, Editor