Archive for October, 2012

Quote of the day, Oct. 31

October 31, 2012

Christopher Hitchens, on being a journalist

“I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 30

October 30, 2012

Edwin Lefèvre, on news

“The public never is independently responsive to news.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 29

October 29, 2012

Bernard Hollowood, on cricket

“I was brought up to believe that cricket is the most important activity in men’s lives, the most important thread in the fabric of the cosmos.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 28

October 28, 2012

“I.F. Stone, on revolution

“Every time we are confronted with a new revolution we take to the opium pipes of our own propaganda.”


Quote of the day, Oct. 27

October 27, 2012

John Ruskin, on books

“A book worth reading is worth buying.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 26

October 26, 2012

Nils Funcke, on public discourse (2010)

“The ideal is a totally free debate where everyone can write what they want so that all opinions can be let out, even uncomfortable or insulting opinions. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 25

October 25, 2012

Claud Cockburn, on sheep

“There is nothing quite so terrifying as a mad sheep.”

Quote of the day, Oct. 24

October 24, 2012

Billy Bragg, “O Freedom”

In our determination
To defend democracy
We must not destroy the safeguards
That underpin our liberty.

Quote of the day, Oct. 23

October 23, 2012

Helen Keller, on apathy

“Self-culture has been loudly and boastfully proclaimed as sufficient for all our ideals of perfection. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 22

October 22, 2012

Mohandas K. Gandhi, on violence

“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.”