Glasgow Times



1. Bad things don’t happen to writers; it’s all material: Garrison Keillor

2. I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it: Voltaire

3. Most rock journalism is people who can’t write, interviewi­ng people who can’t talk, for people who can’t read: Frank Zappa

4. Journalism largely consists of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive: G K Chesterton

5. Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine: Walter Cronkite

6. If I want to knock a story off the front page, I just change my hairstyle: Hillary Clinton

7. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, journalism keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community: Oscar Wilde

8. The freedom of the press works in such a way that there is not much freedom from it: Grace Kelly

9. News is something someone wants suppressed. Everything else is just advertisin­g: Alfred Harmsworth, Lord Northcliff­e.

10. I get up in the morning with an idea for a threevolum­e novel and by nightfall it’s a paragraph in my column: Don Marquis

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