Archive for August, 2011

Quote of the day, Aug. 31

August 30, 2011

James Baldwin, on freedom of expression

“I love America more than any other country in the world and exactly for this reason: I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 30

August 29, 2011

Anne Lamott, on writing

“Almost all good writing begins with terrible first efforts. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 29

August 29, 2011

Larry McMurtry, on being a writer

“I hoped to be a writer, but it was not until I had published my fifth book . . . that I became convinced that I was a writer and would remain one.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 28

August 24, 2011

Salman Rushdie, on freedom of expression

“What is freedom of expression? (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 27

August 24, 2011

Marshall Lumsden, on freedom of speech

“At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 26

August 23, 2011

Warren E. Buffett, on journalists

“The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 25

August 22, 2011

Jerry Seinfeld, on newspapers

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

Quote of the day, Aug. 24

August 22, 2011

Thucydides, on finding the truth

“Most people, in fact, will not take the trouble in finding out the truth, but are much more inclined to accept the first story they hear.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 23

August 22, 2011

Thucydides, on freedom

“The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.”

Quote of the day, Aug. 22

August 22, 2011

Zhan Jiang, professor of journalism at Beijing Foreign Studies University, on microblogging

“I call it the microblogging revolution. (more…)