Archive for December, 2010

Quote of the day, Dec. 31

December 31, 2010

Thurgood Marshall, on the First Amendment

“If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 30

December 30, 2010

Rosa Parks, on freedom

“I would like to be remembered as a person who wanted to be free … so other people would be also free.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 29

December 29, 2010

Franklin McCain, on the Woolworth Sit-Ins of February 1, 1960, in Greensboro, N.C. (McCain was one of four North Carolina A&T College students who began the sit-ins at the Woolworth lunch counter, where the custom was for black customers only to be allowed to get carry-out orders)

“[The night before] we fully talked about the prospects of going to jail. (more…)

Poynter’s Clark to speak at mid-winter meeting

December 28, 2010


By David W. Bulla (Iowa State University)

Roy Peter Clark will be the featured speaker at the AEJMC Scholastic Journalism Division’s Mid-Winter Meeting at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Friday, Jan. 7 (2011).

Clark, a senior scholar at Poynter and has a Ph.D. in English, will be discussing writing, grammar and usage. Little, Brown and Company has just published his book The Glamour of Grammar: A Guide to the Magic and Mystery of Practical English.

The book is divided into five parts: words, points (period usage), standards, meaning and purpose. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 28

December 28, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on thought

“The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 27

December 27, 2010

Declaration and Resolves of First Continental Congress (1774)

“Resolved, N.C.D. 8. That they [the people] have a right peaceably to assemble, consider of their grievances, and petition the king; and that all prosecutions, prohibitory proclamations, and commitments for the same, are illegal.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 26

December 26, 2010

Ambrose Bierce, on revolution

“In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 25

December 23, 2010

Norman Maclean, on love

“It is very important to a lot of people to make unmistakably clear to themselves and to the universe that they love the universe but are not intimidated by it and will not be shaken by it, no matter what it has in store. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 24

December 23, 2010

Donald Harington, on being a writer

“If you are destined to become a writer, you can’t help it. If you can help it, you aren’t destined to become a writer. (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 23

December 23, 2010

Nikolai Gogol, on words

“There are certain words which are nearer and dearer to a man than any others.”