Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Quotes on newspapers

Published: Mar 9, 2015 06:03:06 AM IST
Updated: Mar 4, 2015 09:37:56 PM IST
Quotes on newspapers
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A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself.
Arthur Miller

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

I regard the fact that I don’t write for the newspapers as a source of happiness in my life. My purse suffers, but my conscience is glad about it.

A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F Kennedy

News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress. All the rest is advertising.
Lord Northcliffe

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
Norman Mailer

The best fiction is far more true than any journalism.
William Faulkner

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.

News travels fast in places where nothing much ever happens.
Charles Bukowski

Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.
Thomas Jefferson

I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information.
Christopher Hitchens

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

Enlightening editorial writers is even more difficult than educating educators.
Malcolm Forbes

If you don’t read the newspaper, you’re uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you’re misinformed.
Mark Twain

(This story appears in the 20 March, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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