“Shattered Glass” quotes(2003)
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“Shattered Glass” Quotes 14 quotes
“- Gloria: You know what could've prevented all this, don't you?
- Charles 'Chuck' Lane: No, what?
- Gloria: Pictures. How could you make up characters if everyone you wrote about had to be photographed?”
“Now he's at The New Republic Magazine, see what happens when greatness is demanded from you?”
- Stephen Glass: If I were to throw a party where all we did was play "Monopoly", would you guys come?
- Caitlin Avey: Could I be the little shoe?
“I record what people do and I find what moves them, what scares them and I write that down. That way they're the ones telling the story and you know what? Those kinds of pieces can win Pulitzer's too.”
“- Adam Penenberg: Did you ever call these people and get them directly?
- Stephen Glass: No, I always left messages and spoke to them when they called me back.”
“If you fire him, some of these people will leave. I don't know if we'd still have a magazine at the end of the day.”
“Journalism is hard work. Everybody's under pressure. Everybody grinds to get the issue out. Nobody's getting any sleep, but you are allowed to smile every once in awhile.”
“There are 16,800 magazines in this country, but only one calls itself the inflight magazine for Air Force One. That's the thrill of working at The New Republic. You're underpaid, the hours are brutal, but what you write gets read by people who matter: presidents, lawmakers. Your work can actually influence public policy. That's an amazing...” (continue)(continue reading)
“There's so many show offs in journalism, so many braggarts and jerks. They're always selling, always working the room, always trying to make themselves look hotter than they actually are. The good news is reporters like that make it easy to distinguish yourself, if you are even a little humble and a little self-effacing.”
“Journalism is the art of capturing behavior and you have to know who you are writing for, you have to know what you're good at.”