Quotation Explorer - 'Journalism'

The public have an insatiable curiosity to know everything. Except what is worth knowing. Journalism, conscious of this, and having tradesman-like habits, supplies their demands. - Oscar Wilde
Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long. - Hunter S. Thompson
If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism. - Hunter S. Thompson
In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right. - Ellen Goodman
If you want to change something by Tuesday, theater is no good. Journalism is what does that.But, if you want to just alter the chemistry of the moral matrix, then theater has a longer half-life. - Tom Stoppard
The best fiction is far more true than any journalism. - William Faulkner
Journalism largely consists of saying 'Lord Jones is Dead' to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive. - G. K. Chesterton
But what is the difference between literature and journalism? ...Journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. That is all. - Oscar Wilde
Thanks to my solid academic training, today I can write hundreds of words on virtually any topic without possessing a shred of information, which is how I got a good job in journalism. - Dave Barry
You're miserable, edgy and tired. You're in the perfect mood for journalism. - Warren Ellis
Literature is the art of writing something that will be read twice; journalism what will be read once. - Cyril Connolly
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason. - Hunter S. Thompson
In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs for ever and ever. - Oscar Wilde
The fault I find with our journalism is that it forces us to take an interest in some fresh triviality or other every day, whereas only three or four books in a lifetime give us anything that is of real importance. - Marcel Proust
Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is. - Joseph Campbell
A short story is a writer's way of thinking through experience... Journalism aims at accuracy, but fiction's aim is truth. The writer distorts reality in the interest of a larger truth. - John L'Heureux
Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
Journalism justifies its own existence by the great Darwinian principle of the survival of the vulgarist. - Oscar Wilde
The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read - Oscar Wilde
Journalism is unreadable, and literature is unread. - Oscar Wilde
Journalism is just a gun. It's only got one bullet in it, but if you aim right, that's all you need. Aim it right and you can blow a kneecap off the world. - Warren Ellis
People who are drawn to journalism are usually people who, because of their cynicism or emotional detachment or reserve or whatever, are incapable of being anything but witnesses to events. Something prevents them from becoming involved, committed, and allows them to remain separate. - Nora Ephron
Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read. - Frank Zappa
Journalism is the ability to meet the challenge of filling space. - Rebecca West
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