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“I hate being the subject of photographs.”
It is so rare that I am at a loss for words, the only response I could come up with was, I said "I'll bet that is the first time in history the headline of the paper could include the words 'beaver' and 'nipple' and nobody would be offended by it".
“- Nancy: Who's Dick Dent?
- Brenda Winczor: He's just some wanky journalist who don't appreciate The Sex Pistols.”
“- Nina Romina: How much of this can we show?
- Linda: You mean, legally?
- Nina Romina: No, morally; of course, legally.”
“I know you're just a reporter, but you used to be a person, right?”
When a reporter tells his assignment editor that he thinks he may be on to something that could be really big, the assignment editor is supposed to say: "You've got forty eight hours, kids, and you better come up with something good or it's going to be your neck!" That's what he's supposed to say, I saw it in a movie.
“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)
“- Bernie White: I hate columnists! Why do I have all these columnists? I got political columnists, guest columnists... celebrity columnists - The only thing I don't have is a dead columnist. That's the kind I could really use.
- Henry Hackett: Right. Listen...
- Bernie White: We reek of opinions. What every columnist at this paper needs to do is...” (continue)(continue reading)
“What I do like is the fact that I live in a country where you and I can make that decision for ourselves. I like the fact that I live in a country where I can pick up Hustler magazine and read it, or throw it in the garbage can if that's where I think it belongs.”
“- John Jones: Foreign correspondent, huh?
- Mr. Powers: No, reporter. I don't want correspondence, I want news.”
“- Woman Reporter: It's a big day for American cycling, to have two Americans beat an Olympic champ. You must feel some pride.
- Jerome: Come on man, walk it off.
- Muzzin: No, no, I'm alright. OK. I'm not riding for America lady. I tried riding for America. I spent four years of my life working shitty jobs so I could train and make the Olympic...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Awful, awful, what do they expect us to do with all this information? What am I suppose to do about crack babies? Terrorism? I can't stand those terrorists, they're so mad at everybody, I wish they'd just get over it! Maybe I should adopt a crack baby, sent it to a good school, get a chance of... Oh shut up! I'm gonna raise an inner city child...” (continue)(continue reading)
“You want me to use my influence as a journalist to debate the right to bear arms with you, because you've got a gun pointed at me?”
“This was my story. Sherman McCoy was my baby, my creation.”
“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.”