Subject: Communication » Reading/Writing

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.

(1880 – 1956) journalist, essayist, editor & satirist

No matter which book you need, it's on the bottom shelf.

I’ve read some of you modern free verse and wonder who set it free.

(1882 – 1942) American actor

The more boring and out-of-date the magazines in the waiting room, the longer you will have to wait for your scheduled appointment.

In my opinion I think that the author when he is writing should not get into the habit of making use of too many unnecessary words which he does not really need.

Most rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read.

(1940 – 1993) composer, guitarist, record producer & film director

A poem is no place for an idea.

(1853 – 1937) journalist, writer & editor

A classic is a book which people praise, but no one reads.

Samuel Clemens (1835 – 1910) author & humorist

When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer.

(1902 – 1991) Polish Jewish American author

An author is a fool who, not content with boring those he lives with, insists on boring future generations.

(1689 – 1755) French philosopher & political commentator

A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure.

(1886 – 1969) American journalist & humorist

Three hours a day will produce as much as a man ought to write.

Reading him is like wading through glue.

(1809 – 1892) Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom

The trouble with young writers is that they are all in their sixties.

(1874 – 1965) English dramatist & novelist

Tabloid: A screamlined newspaper.

That's not writing, that's typing.

(1924 – 1984) American author

Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge.

(1931–1994) American journalist

Join clauses good like a conjunction should.

I try to leave out the parts that people skip.

(1925 – ) novelist & screenwriter

I used to think 'Tora! Tora! Tora!' was about a Rabbi taking inventory.

(1936 – ) television talk show host

Free Verse: Verse written without rhyme or reason.

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