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I see journalists as the manual workers, the labourer's of the word. Journalism can only be literature when it is passionate. - Marguerite Duras

You're miserable, edgy and tired. You're in the perfect mood for journalism. - Warren Ellis

I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth. - William Butler Yeats

Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them. - Adlai Ewing Stevenson

The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves-and the better the teacher, the better the student body. - Warren Buffett

How is the world ruled and how do wars start? Diplomats tell lies to journalists and then believe what they read. - Karl Kraus

Humor is, I think, the subtlest and chanciest of literary forms. It is surely not accidental that there are a thousand novelists, essayists, poets or journalists for each humorist. It is a long, long time between James Thurbers. - Leo C. Rosten

A Gatling Gun tempo word-perfect the first time out, the journalistic equivalent of a high-wire front somersault without a net. - Shana Alexander

The journalists have constructed for themselves a little wooden chapel, which they also call the Temple of Fame, in which they put up and take down portraits all day long and make such a hammering you can't hear yourself speak. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg