Quote of the day, Sept. 21

September 21, 2017

Brooks Atkinson, on photography

“The virtue of the camera is not the power it has to transform the photographer into an artist, but the impulse it gives to him to keep on looking.”


Quote of the day, Sept. 20

September 20, 2017

Ben Bradlee, on journalism (from A Good Life)

“But journalists thrive on not knowing exactly what the future holds. That’s part of the excitement. Something interesting, something important, will happen somewhere, as sure as God made sour apples, and a good aggressive newspaper will become part of that something.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 19

September 19, 2017

 Bertolt Brecht, on books

“Hungry man, reach for the book: it is a weapon.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 18

September 18, 2017

Hugo Black, on the First Amendment (1942)

“Freedom to speak and write about public questions is as important to the life of our government as is the heart to the human body.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 17

September 17, 2017

Hippocrates, on knowledge

“There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 16

September 17, 2017

Heinrich Heine, on books

“Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 15

September 15, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt, on knowledge and compassion

“People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 14

September 14, 2017

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on satisfaction

“To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 13

September 13, 2017

Maya Angelou, on storytelling

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.”

Quote of the day, Sept. 12

September 12, 2017

Mary Madsen, on freedom of the press (2017)

“So why is this important? We can’t all be aware of what is going on at all times in every part of the country. It is up the press, and now the internet, to provide larger numbers of people with more information. The press give us information about things from major events in government policy to the actions of celebrities. This information is generally honest and true, maybe biased depending on the source or incomplete depending on the time. Read the rest of this entry »