Journalism quotes

122 journalism quotes, film quotes, movie lines, taglines
  • “We got two stories here: a story about degenerate clergy, and a story about a bunch of lawyers turning child abuse into a cottage industry. Which story do you want us to write? Because we're writing one of them.”
    Michael Keaton - Walter 'Robby' Robinson
    [Tag:journalism, threat, truth]
  • “- Barry B. Benson: What is that?
    - Ken: Italian Vogue.
    - Barry B. Benson: Mamma mia! That's a lot of pages.
    - Ken: It's a lot of ads.”

    Jerry Seinfeld - Barry B. Benson
    Patrick Warburton - Ken
    [Tag:advertising, journalism]
  • “If you try and make this job about the money, you'll be nothing but miserable, 'cause we don't get the money - never have, never will.”

    Robert Duvall - Bernie White
    [Tag:journalism, money, poverty]
  • “The tabloids create their own stories about people's lives that don't exist.”
    Elizabeth Olsen
    [Tag:gossip, journalism, newspapers]
  • “- Helen St. James: I live here now. I have a job.
    - Don Birnam: Doing what?
    - Helen St. James: Time Magazine.
    - Don Birnam: Oh, Time Magazine. Perhaps you can do something for me?
    - Helen St. James: Yes?
    - Don Birnam: Could you help me become Man-of-the-Year?”

    Jane Wyman - Helen St. James
    Ray Milland - Don Birnam
    [Tag:journalism, journalist]
  • “The tabloids, instead of being about alien babies and stuff, it's my triplets, quadruplets, marriages, feuds.”
    Jennifer Aniston
    [Tag:gossip, journalism]
  • “It’s like writing, uh, your own obituary. I suppose to look back at it and say, you know, I cared enough to go to these places and write, in some way, something that would make someone else care as much about it as I did at the time. Part of it is you’re never going to get to where you’re going if you acknowledge fear. I think fear comes later,...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Rosamund Pike - Marie Colvin
    [Tag:fear, journalism, war]
  • “- Sean Ryan: Hey, Marie. I need you in Palestine, not Sri Lanka.
    - Marie Colvin: Sean, there is an unreported war there.
    - Sean Ryan: Yes, because journalists have been banned for more than six years. I can’t let you go. ”

    Tom Hollander - Sean Ryan
    Rosamund Pike - Marie Colvin
    [Tag:journalism, war]
  • “- Ben Bradlee: We have to be the check on their power. If we don't hold them accountable, then, my God, who will?
    - Kay Graham: Well, I've never smoked a cigar. And I have no problem holding Lyndon or Jack or Bob or any of them accountable. We can't hold them accountable if we don't have a newspaper.”

    Tom Hanks - Ben Bradlee
    Meryl Streep - Kay Graham
    [Tag:journalism, newspapers, responsibility]
  • “- Jenny Lerner: I want exclusivity.
    - President Beck: Now listen, young lady. This is a presidential favour. I'm letting you go because I don't want another headache. And I'm trusting you because I know what this can do for your career. Now, it may seem like we have each other over the same barrel but it just seems that way.”

    Téa Leoni - Jenny Lerner
    Morgan Freeman - President Beck
    [Tag:career, interests, journalism]
  • “- NewspaperEditor: I'm not looking for writers. I'm looking for ideas. Ideas with heart. If you pitch me a... a great idea with heart, you get to write it. That's the wonderful world of freelance.
    - Parker Concorde: Well, actually, I'm working on this... psychic hotline article.
    - NewspaperEditor: Good. How's it end?
    - Parker Concorde: How...” (continue)
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    Joey Travolta - Newspaper Editor
    Johnathon Schaech - Parker Concorde
    [Tag:journalism, writers]
  • “You know how a woman gets a man excited? She shows up. That's it. We're guys, we're easy. Of course for that you can't charge six bucks an issue, now can you?”
    Harrison Ford - Quinn Harris
    [Tag:journalism, men, nudity]
  • “- 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?”

    Linda Smith - Gloria
    Peter Sarsgaard - Charles 'Chuck' Lane
    [Tag:journalism, news, picture]
  • “Sometimes it's easy to forget that we spend most of our time stumbling around the dark. Suddenly, a light gets turned on and there's a fair share of blame to go around.”
    Liev Schreiber - Marty Baron
    [Tag:journalism, opinions, speech]
  • “Do you know what my husband said about the news? He called it the first rough draft of history.”
    Meryl Streep - Kay Graham
    [Tag:journalism, news]
  • “Our standards have to be higher than anyone else because we are the standard of everyone else.”

    Gina Gershon - Helen Caperelli
    [Tag:example, journalism, quality]
  • “- The Journalist: Most writers want to be famous.
    - Jackie Kennedy: You want to be famous?
    - The Journalist: No, I'm fine as I am.
    - Jackie Kennedy: You should prepare yourself, this article will bring you a great deal of attention.
    - The Journalist: Ah. In that case, any advice for me?
    - Jackie Kennedy: Yes. Don't marry the president.”

    Billy Crudup - The Journalist
    Natalie Portman - Jackie Kennedy
    [Tag:fame, journalism, popularity]
  • “You do not get to do this, they do not get to smack us just for asking questions!”
    Cate Blanchett - Mary Mapes
    [Tag:anger, journalism, truth]
  • “- Roger Clark: If the government wins and we're convicted, the Washington Post as we know it will cease to exist.
    - Ben Bradlee: Well, if we live in a world where the government could tell us what we can and cannot print, then the Washington Post as we know it has already ceased to exist.”

    Jesse Plemons - Roger Clark
    Tom Hanks - Ben Bradlee
    [Tag:freedom, government, journalism]
  • “- Peter Parker: Spider-Man wasn't trying to attack the city, he was trying to save it. That's slander.
    - J. Jonah Jameson: It is not. I resent that. Slander is spoken. In print, it's libel.”

    Tobey Maguire - Peter Parker
    J. K. Simmons - J. Jonah Jameson
    [Tag:journalism, slander, truth]
  • “I thought my job was to tell the public the truth - the facts, pretty or not - and let the publishing of those facts make a difference in how people look at things. At themselves, at what they stand for. That's shame on me. This is the only thing I ever wanted to do. And for a while, a long while, it was an honor.”

    Jeremy Renner - Gary Webb
    [Tag:honesty, journalism, responsibility]
  • “You wanna cover Brooklyn, then cover Brooklyn! But let me tell you something, you can't cover Brooklyn from a barstool in Manhattan.”
    Roma Maffia - Carmen
    [Tag:city, journalism]
  • “- Ice Cube: But I get it. The bigger the story, the bigger the check in your field of work. I shouldn't blame you, it's not your fault. What's your name? [extends his hand]
    - CNN Journalist: Brian.
    - Ice Cube: [retracts his hand] Eat a dick, Brian. Get the fuck out my house. Y'all done here.”

    O'Shea Jackson Jr. - Ice Cube
    Rob Brownstein - CNN Journalist
    [Tag:disgust, insult, journalism]
  • “Now he's at The New Republic Magazine, see what happens when greatness is demanded from you?”

    Caroline Goodall - Mrs. Duke
    [Tag:achievement, journalism]
  • “- Walter 'Robby' Robinson: Baron told us to get the system. We need the full scope. That's the only thing that will put an end to this.
    - Mike Rezendes: Then let's take it up to Ben and let him decide.
    - Walter 'Robby' Robinson: We'll take it to Ben when I say it's time.
    - Mike Rezendes: It's time, Robby! It's time! They knew and they let it...” (continue)
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    Michael Keaton - Walter 'Robby' Robinson
    Mark Ruffalo - Mike Rezendes
    [Tag:church, journalism]