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Live so that when the final summons comes you will leave something more behind you than an epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a newspaper.
When I turned 45, I lay in bed reflecting on all life had taught me. My soul sprang a leak and ideas flowed out. My pen simply caught them and set the words on paper. I typed them up and turned them into a newspaper column of the 45 lessons life taught me. When I hit 50, I added five more lessons and the paper ran the column again.
Newspaper people, once celebrated as founts of ribald humor and uncouth fun, have of late lost all their gaiety, and small wonder.
I haven't read a newspaper in 20 years. I don't look at the computer or anything. You have to have a filter on what you let in.
Whenever I read the newspaper, I say to myself, 'At least my wife loves me.'
Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.
You shouldn't presume that all quotes that are in a magazine or a newspaper are accurate.
Open your newspaper - any day of the week - and you will find a report from somewhere in the world of someone being imprisoned, tortured or executed because his opinions or religion are unacceptable to his government.
I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it.
Given how few young people actually read the newspaper, it's a good thing they'll be reading a newspaper on a screen.
I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I'm in a town with only one newspaper, I read it eight times.
To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worth while. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter.
A lot of newspaper columns used to be written in a rat-a-tat-tat, fast-paced style - and they tended to be funny. They were a little relief from the grimmer, grayer parts of the newspaper, and one of the best people at doing this was Will Rogers.
P. J. O'Rourke
If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper - and despise it.
America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men.
Alexander Graham Bell
If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments.
Isaac Bashevis Singer
I've never canceled a subscription to a newspaper because of bad cartoons or editorials. If that were the case, I wouldn't have any newspapers or magazines to read.
Richard M. Nixon
Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column.
Time is short, life is short, there's a lot to know. So I skip the entertainers in the newspaper now. I just haven't got time.
Before marriage, a man declares that he would lay down his life to serve you; after marriage, he won't even lay down his newspaper to talk to you.
When I was a reporter in Bristol, which I was between the years 1954 and 1960, the newspaper would get tickets for whoever showed up to play a gig at the big hall down the road, so I saw some wonderful people. The Everly Brothers, for example.
A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever.
I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.
I never open the newspaper, never. I never go to a website; I never turn on the T.V. hoping to find something I can attack. It isn't what I do. I defend.
It is the advertiser who provides the paper for the subscriber. It is not to be disputed, that the publisher of a newspaper in this country, without a very exhaustive advertising support, would receive less reward for his labor than the humblest mechanic.
John F. Kennedy
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