Archive for June, 2011

Quote of the day, June 30

June 30, 2011

T.S. Eliot, on writing

“Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.”

Quote of the day, June 29

June 29, 2011

E.M. Forster

“Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice.”


Quote of the day, June 28

June 28, 2011

Ralph Waldo Emerson, on freedom

“For what avail the plough or sail, or land or life, if freedom fail?”

Quote of the day, June 27

June 27, 2011

Malcolm X, on newspapers

“If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.”

Quote of the day, June 26

June 25, 2011

David Remnick, on journalism

“Every good journalist is aware that his trade may one day go the way of phrenology–and, what’s more, the population will hardly protest the extinction.”

Quote of the day, June 25

June 24, 2011

H.L. Mencken, on American democracy

“Under democracy one party always devotes its chief energies to trying to prove that the other party is unfit to ruleā€”and both commonly succeed, and are right … (more…)

Quote of the day, June 24

June 23, 2011

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on freedom

“When freedom is in jeopardy, non-co-operation may be a duty and prison may be a palace.”

Quote of the day, June 23

June 23, 2011

Henry Anatole Grunwald, on journalism

“Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. (more…)

Quote of the day, June 22

June 21, 2011

Alexander Cockburn, on journalism

“The First Law of Journalism: to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.


Quote of the day, June 21

June 20, 2011

Edith Wharton

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”