Best Quotes About Paper

It's amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper. -Jerry Seinfeld

A good newspaper, I suppose, is a nation talking to itself. -Arthur Miller

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news. -A. J. Liebling

All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that's an alibi for my ignorance. -Will Rogers

I read about eight newspapers in a day. When I'm in a town with only one newspaper, I read it eight times. -Will Rogers

Half of the American people have never read a newspaper. Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. -Gore Vidal

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web. -Pablo Picasso

Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. -Napoleon Bonaparte

The paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace the hardcover book – it makes a very poor doorstop. -Alfred Hitchcock

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. -Thomas Jefferson

Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

The window to the world can be covered by a newspaper. -Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

You can never get all the facts from just one newspaper, and unless you have all the facts, you cannot make proper judgements about what is going on. -Harry S Truman

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper. -Rod Serling

Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column. -Dave Barry

A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier. -H. L. Mencken

Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists. -Norman Mailer

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock. -Ben Hecht

Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret… to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink. -Leo Burnett

The law requires a paper towel ad to be scrupulously honest, but allows political candidates to lie without reproach. What's wrong with this picture? -Jef I. Richards

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. -Alexander Hamilton

One Ad is worth more to a paper than forty Editorials. -Will Rogers

There is no such thing as national advertising. All advertising is local and personal. It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the kitchen or watching TV in the den. -Morris Hite

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge in respect to what is going on in a state or community than the editorial columns are. -Henry Ward Beecher

Only on paper has humanity yet achieved glory, beauty, truth, knowledge, virtue, and abiding love. -George Bernard Shaw

What the world really needs is more love and less paper work. -Pearl Bailey

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers. -Thomas Jefferson

A newspaper consists of just the same number of words, whether there be any news in it or not. -Henry Fielding

I'm glad I don't have to explain to a man from Mars why each day I set fire to dozens of little pieces of paper, and then put them in my mouth. -Mignon McLaughlin

So often is the virgin sheet of paper more real than what one has to say, and so often one regrets having marred it. -Harold Acton

Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart. -William Wordsworth

I love being a writer. What I can't stand is the paperwork. -Peter De Vries

When at last we are sure, You've been properly pilled, Then a few paper forms, Must be properly filled. So that you and your heirs, May be properly billed. -Dr. Seuss

A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day. -Jim Bishop

In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly. -Hugo Black

In revealing the workings of government that led to the Vietnam War, the newspapers nobly did precisely that which the Founders hoped and trusted they would do. -Hugo Black

I was too old for a paper route, too young for Social Security and too tired for an affair. -Erma Bombeck

We can lick gravity, but sometimes the paperwork is overwhelming. -Wernher von Braun

I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I'd never take a job in a place where you couldn't throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines. -Jimmy Breslin

The function of a briefing paper is to prevent the ambassador from saying something dreadfully indiscreet. I sometimes think its true object is to prevent the ambassador from saying anything at all. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

The newspaper fits the reader's program while the listener must fit the broadcaster's program. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Saying the Washington Post is just a newspaper is like saying Rasputin was just a country priest. -Pat Buchanan

News, news, news – that is what we want. You cannot beat news in a newspaper. -Arthur Christiansen

Call it vanity, call it arrogant presumption, call it what you wish, but I would grope for the nearest open grave if I had no newspaper to work for, no need to search for and sometimes find the winged word that just fits, no keen wonder over what each unfolding day may bring. -Bob Considine

Cocktail music is accepted as audible wallpaper. -Alistair Cooke

Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day's progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper. -John Updike

If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

I won't say that the papers misquote me, but I sometimes wonder where Christianity would be today if some of those reporters had been Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. -Barry Goldwater

In dread fear of sentimentality, another thing true is not said-that for its staff the paper is a source of pride and, I do believe, an object of affection and-yes, love. -Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

The Defense Department's plan to ban newspaper reporters from pool coverage of military operations is incredible. It reveals the administration to be out of touch with journalism, reality and the First Amendment. -Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

The first duty of a newspaper is to be accurate. If it be accurate, it follows that it is fair. -Herbert Bayard Swope

The secret of a successful newspaper is to take one story each day and bang the hell out of it. Give the public what it wants to have and part of what it ought to have whether it wants it or not. -Herbert Bayard Swope

I buy newspapers to make money to buy more newspapers to make more money. -Roy Thomson

The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character. -Lyndon B. Johnson

One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds. -Alfred Kazin

Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, Jack always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer. -Jackie Kennedy

All reactionaries are paper tigers. -Mao Zedong

Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul. -Henri Matisse

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

It won't make for a quiet life but it will make for an interesting paper vastly more significant because it is doing something only a daily paper can do. -Kingman Brewster, Jr.

An educated man is thoroughly inoculated against humbug, thinks for himself and tries to give his thoughts, in speech or on paper, some style. -Alan K. Simpson

Every other artist begins with a blank canvas, a piece of paper the photographer begins with the finished product. -Edward Steichen

I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30. -Groucho Marx

We live under a government of men and morning newspapers. -Wendell Phillips

If you value a man's regard, strive with him. As to liking, you like your newspaper – and despise it. -Andre Maurois

I read the newspaper avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. -A. C. Benson

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. -Benjamin Franklin

Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, but a newspaper can always print a retraction. -Charles Revson

If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. Nothing in the paper today, we sigh. -John Dalberg-Acton

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought – asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation. -William Butler Yeats

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward. -Amelia Earhart

These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. -Gilbert Highet

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on. -Samuel Goldwyn

The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news… and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news. -Peter McWilliams

One could not be a successful scientist without realizing that, in contrast to the popular conception supported by newspapers and mothers of scientists, a goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid. -James D. Watson

The mind is like a sheet of white paper in this, that the impressions it receives the oftenest, and retains the longest, are black ones. -Julius Charles Hare

I have always had strong maternal instincts. Even when I was still a child I cut out pictures of prams from newspapers and imagined the feeling of pushing my own pram through fresh winter snow and seeing the wheels' tracks behind me in the snow. -Agnetha Faltskog

With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying. -Bette Davis

I always wanted to be some kind of writer or newspaper reporter. But after college… I did other things. -Jackie Kennedy

The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted. -Brendan Behan

Accuracy to a newspaper is what virtue is to a lady; but a newspaper can always print a retraction. -Adlai Stevenson I

I'm not going to have some reporters pawing through our papers. We are the president. -Hillary Clinton

Trust him not with your secrets, who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers. -Johann Kaspar Lavater

We can no longer allow multinationals to parade as agents of progress and democracy in the newspapers, even as they subvert it at the workplace. -John Sweeney

I would rather exercise than read a newspaper. -Kim Alexis

This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book – it makes a very poor doorstop. -Alfred Hitchcock

Editor: a person employed by a newspaper, whose business it is to separate the wheat from the chaff, and to see that the chaff is printed. -Elbert Hubbard

My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way. -Ernest Hemingway

The test of an author is not to be found merely in the number of his phrases that pass current in the corner of newspapers… but in the number of passages that have really taken root in younger minds. -Thomas Wentworth Higginson

When you write down your ideas you automatically focus your full attention on them. Few if any of us can write one thought and think another at the same time. Thus a pencil and paper make excellent concentration tools. -Michael LeBoeuf

Fame lost its appeal for me when I went into a public restroom and an autograph seeker handed me a pen and paper under the stall door. -Marlo Thomas

Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof. -Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

The truth is not wonderful enough to suit the newspapers; so they enlarge upon it, and invent ridiculous embellishments. -Anne Sullivan

Don't worry over what the newspapers say. I don't. Why should anyone else? I told the truth to the newspaper correspondents – but when you tell the truth to them they are at sea. -William Howard Taft

Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent. -Gore Vidal

Today you can go to a gas station and find the cash register open and the toilets locked. They must think toilet paper is worth more than money. -Joey Bishop

I do not take a single newspaper, nor read one a month, and I feel myself infinitely the happier for it. -Thomas Jefferson

A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers. -H. L. Mencken

You should always believe what you read in the newspapers, for that makes them more interesting. -Rose Macaulay

Family love is messy, clinging, and of an annoying and repetitive pattern, like bad wallpaper. -P. J. O'Rourke

Sliding headfirst is the safest way to get to the next base, I think, and the fastest. You don't lose your momentum, and there's one more important reason I slide headfirst, it gets my picture in the paper. -Pete Rose

Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning. -Maya Angelou

Newspaper editors are men who separate the wheat from the chaff, and then print the chaff. -Adlai Stevenson I

A filmmaker has almost the same freedom as a novelist has when he buys himself some paper. -Stanley Kubrick

I think I have already signed some scrap of paper for every man, woman, and child in the United States. What do they do with all those scraps of paper with my signature on it? -Vida Blue

Every author really wants to have letters printed in the papers. Unable to make the grade, he drops down a rung of the ladder and writes novels. -P. G. Wodehouse

My movie is born first in my head, dies on paper; is resuscitated by the living persons and real objects I use, which are killed on film but, placed in a certain order and projected on to a screen, come to life again like flowers in water. -Robert Bresson

Frankly, despite my horror of the press, I'd love to rise from the grave every ten years or so and go buy a few newspapers. -Luis Bunuel

The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love. What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. -Pearl Bailey

Never ever discount the idea of marriage. Sure, someone might tell you that marriage is just a piece of paper. Well, so is money, and what's more life-affirming than cold, hard cash? -Dennis Miller

I suppose I will go on selling newspapers until at last will come the late night final. -Max Aitken

The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people. -Walt Whitman

Thinking in its lower grades, is comparable to paper money, and in its higher forms it is a kind of poetry. -Havelock Ellis

For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice – no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service. -John Burroughs

Newspapers always excite curiosity. No one ever puts one down without the feeling of disappointment. -Charles Lamb

Critics are sentinels in the grand army of letters, stationed at the corners of newspapers and reviews, to challenge every new author. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

If you don't know what to do with many of the papers piled on your desk, stick a dozen colleagues initials on them and pass them along. When in doubt, route. -Malcolm Forbes

I have only got down on to paper, really, three types of people: the person I think I am, the people who irritate me, and the people I'd like to be. -E. M. Forster

May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might as well open the window and kiss the night air. -Franz Kafka

After the chaos and carnage of September 11th, it is not enough to serve our enemies with legal papers. -George W. Bush

Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make. -Donald Trump

The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings. -Fulton J. Sheen

No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers. -Charles Spurgeon

It is to be noted that when any part of this paper appears dull there is a design in it. -Richard Steele

Each day a few more lies eat into the seed with which we are born, little institutional lies from the print of newspapers, the shock waves of television, and the sentimental cheats of the movie screen. -Norman Mailer

We do not talk – we bludgeon one another with facts and theories gleaned from cursory readings of newspapers, magazines and digests. -Henry Miller

Canned music is like audible wallpaper. -Alistair Cooke

I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper. -Steve Martin

A lady is smarter than a gentleman, maybe, she can sew a fine seam, she can have a baby, she can use her intuition instead of her brain, but she can't fold a paper in a crowded train. -Phyllis McGinley

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper – whether little or great, it belongs to Literature. -Sarah Orne Jewett

Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper. -George Orwell

Is the New York Times a Liberal Newspaper? Of course it is. -Daniel Okrent

You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own. -Mark Victor Hansen

Marks on paper are free – free speech – press – pictures all go together I suppose. -Georgia O'Keeffe

At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we're all Generals. Only some of us never grow out of it. -Peter Ustinov

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper. -Thomas Jefferson

I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust. -Charles Baudelaire

I soothe my conscience now with the thought that it is better for hard words to be on paper than that Mummy should carry them in her heart. -Anne Frank

In a mood of faith and hope my work goes on. A ream of fresh paper lies on my desk waiting for the next book. I am a writer and I take up my pen to write. -Pearl S. Buck

Anybody who claims to read the entire paper every day is either the world's fastest reader or the world's biggest liar. -Arthur Ochs Sulzberger

I think a newspaper should be provocative, stir 'em up, but you can't do that on television. It's just not on. -Rupert Murdoch

Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away. -Earl Nightingale

Only government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless. -Milton Friedman

It's strange that the newspapers don't see a connection between their false revelations about my private life and my need for seclusion and security. -Agnetha Faltskog

Every day I shall put my papers in order and every day I shall say farewell. And the real farewell, when it comes, will only be a small outward confirmation of what has been accomplished within me from day to day. -Etty Hillesum

I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark. -Henry David Thoreau

Back in the East you can't do much without the right papers, but with the right papers you can do anything The believe in papers. Papers are power. -Tom Stoppard

I was the fattest baby in Clark County, Arkansas. They put me in the newspaper. It was like a prize turnip. -Billy Bob Thornton

Misdirected focus on paperwork, on procedures, and on bureaucracy frustrates teachers and fails to give children the education they need. -Christopher Bond

I want to be an advocate for the people who don't have time to read the newspaper… or the money to make a political contribution. -Richard J. Codey

Newspapers across the country and the world have published cartoons that have gone beyond reasonable differences of opinion and expanded into the realm of antisemitism. -Gordon Smith

A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure. -Arthur Baer

The decisive moment in the defeat of upper class, capital-S, Society may have come when, in newspapers all over the nation, what used to be call the Society page was replaced by the Style section. -Joseph Epstein

I asked Ring Lardner the other day how he writes his short stories, and he said he wrote a few widely separated words or phrases on a piece of paper and then went back and filled in the spaces. -Harold Ross

There is so much media now with the Internet and people, and so easy and so cheap to start a newspaper or start a magazine, there's just millions of voices and people want to be heard. -Rupert Murdoch

I was the editor of the school newspaper and in drama club and choir, so I was not a popular girl in the traditional sense, but I think I was known for being relatively scathing. -Tina Fey

My reputation was a bit exaggerated. Things were written in newspapers, then copied, then doubled. One of the reasons why I never disclaimed that, was because I found it amusing. But I also constructed such an image for myself in order to gain more of a private life. -Thomas Kretschmann

More time on paperwork means less time spent with students or preparing lessons for students. It is as simple as that. The numerous reforms in the bill will go a long way to free our time of special educators. -Christopher Bond

The President sends us a billion-page paper that shows how he would spend the money if he were spending the money. He doesn't have the authority to spend the money. He doesn't spend $1 of the money. -Michael Enzi

Sometimes I want to clean up my desk and go out and say, respect me, I'm a respectable grown-up, and other times I just want to jump into a paper bag and shake and bake myself to death. -Wendy Wasserstein

If you file your waste-paper basket for fifty years, you have a public library. -Tony Benn

What kind of morons do you have working at newspapers in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist's performance on whether or not they had a good seat? -Al Yankovic

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. -Peter Benenson

It is not worth the paper it is written on unless it is backed by the kind of force that will make the other side consider the penalties too heavy to break the agreement. -Yitzhak Rabin

I wish I had as much in bed as I get in the newspapers. -Linda Ronstadt

How hard it is to make your thoughts look anything but imbecile fools when you paint them with ink on paper. -Olive Schreiner

In France we have a law which doesn't allow the press to publish a photo that you didn't approve. It lets the paparazzi take the picture, but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper. So me, I always sued them. -Audrey Tautou

I get a script and it's really interesting with scripts, because you never really know. It's paper and it could be great or awful. Even scripts that are good could end up not working. -Amanda Bynes

Pick up any newspaper or magazine, open the TV, and you'll be bombarded with suggestions of how to have a successful life. Some of these suggestions are deeply unhelpful to our own projects and priorities – and we should take care. -Alain de Botton

Ideas? My head is full of them, one after the other, but they serve no purpose there. They must be put down on paper, one after the other. -Camilo Jose Cela

Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper. -David Hilbert

I think back to some of the things Harry said and some of the things I said trying to be funny. If I said them now, it would be on the front page of every newspaper in the country. -Jack Buck

I don't care a straw for your newspaper articles, my constituents don't know how to read, but they can't help seeing them damned pictures. -Boss Tweed

Endangered forests are being slaughtered for toilet paper. -Daphne Zuniga

After spending three years of my life looking into this, I am more convinced than ever that the U.S. government's responsibility for the drug problems in South Central Los Angeles and other inner cities is greater than I ever wrote in the newspaper. -Gary Webb

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. -Hannes Alfven

I made a circle with a smile for a mouth on yellow paper, because it was sunshiny and bright. -Harvey Ball

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. -Billy Sunday

I learned the power of radio watching Eleanor Roosevelt do her show. I used to go up to Hyde Park and hold her papers. I was just a messenger, but it planted the bug of radio in me. -Allen Funt

Writing fiction, there are no limits to what you write as long as it increases the value of the paper you are writing on. -Buddy Ebsen

I know that we shall meet problems along the way, but I'd far rather see for myself what's going on in the world outside, than rely on newspapers, television, politicians and religious leaders to tell me what I should be thinking. -Michael Palin

Somebody once said I had a face for radio and a voice for newspapers. -Jerry Springer

All the papers contained nothing but fantastic stories about the war. However, for several months we had been accustomed to war talk. We had so often packed our service trunks that the whole thing had become tedious. -Manfred von Richthofen

Kevin Keegan said if he had a blank sheet of paper, five names would be on it. -Alvin Martin

This thing that Colin Powell's son is expected to do is kind of scary when you think that television and radio and newspapers are what make people think what they think. -Jim McKay

Machines aren't replacing proofreaders at all. Copy editors, who proofread and much, much more, use spellcheck as a tool but read every word that appears in the paper. -Bill F. Walsh

A harsh reality of newspaper editing is that the deadlines don't allow for the polish that you expect in books or even magazines. -Bill F. Walsh

I have been going to Italy since 1980, but I always went to do work. I did not live overseas, because I do not like running around with everything I own in a paper bag. -Bill Dixon

Whitney and I have fun reading the newspaper sometimes. You'd be amazed at the places they say I've been. -Bobby Brown

My knowledge of the state of President Roosevelt's health was derived entirely from conversations, from newspaper articles and from photographs. -David K. E. Bruce

All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing. -D. H. Lawrence

Anything on paper is obsolete! -Craig Bruce

When the weight of the paper equals the weight of the airplane, only then you can go flying. -Donald Wills Douglas

The Washington black community was able to succeed beyond his wildest dreams. I mean, we had our own newspapers, our own restaurants, our own theaters, our own small shops, our own clubs, our own Masonic lodges. -Ed Smith

I get like a melody that comes up and I try to write it down or record it. Hum it into a tape recorder or write it down on some manuscript paper. It could happen at any time, on the road or off the road, but mostly, you know, at home. -Paul Taylor

Lebanon is restless, Syria got its walking papers, Egypt is scheduling elections with more than one candidate, and even Saudi Arabia, whose rulers are perhaps more terrified of women than rulers anywhere else in the world, allowed limited municipal elections. -Suzanne Fields

The Red Sox are a curious thing because so much here is media driven. You can't go fire half your scouts here because they are all friends with the local reporters. Your life is going to hell in the papers. -Michael Lewis

I am probably exaggerating a little, but I owe my equilibrium to ink and paper. -Julien Green

The Law is but words and paper without the hands of swords of men. -James Harrington

Our great American writers were all newspaper people. -John Gould

This paper will no doubt be found interesting by those who take an interest in it. -John Dalton

We believe that peace is not just signed papers, but rather a contract between generations for the building of a more promising and less threatening future. -Hussein of Jordan

I had a couple of million dollars' worth of… stock once. And now it's not worth much more than wallpaper. I guess I just wasn't born to be rich. -Norman Rockwell

In short, it may be said that on paper the obligations to settle international disputes peacefully are now so comprehensive and far-reaching that it is almost impossible for a state to resort to war without violating one or more solemn treaty obligations. -Arthur Henderson

The mass media in the days of newspapers and television it's hard to be able to find a story that's about just what you're interested in at the time you're interested in it. -Guy Burgess

He is not someone who went off to play in Europe and only a few Americans follow. He has the potential to be on magazine covers and more newspaper coverage. -Lamar Hunt

Money, again, has often been a cause of the delusion of the multitudes. Sober nations have all at once become desperate gamblers, and risked almost their existence upon the turn of a piece of paper. -Charles Mackay

If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless game played with meaningless marks on paper, the only mathematical experience to which we can refer is the making of marks on paper. -E. T. Bell

Out of fifty mathematical papers presented in brief at such a meeting, it is a rare mathematician indeed who really understands what more than half a dozen are about. -E. T. Bell

Behind every piece of paper lies a human situation. -Edward T. Hall

A Yale University management professor in response to student Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service: The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible. -Frederick W. Smith

It's not hard to tell we was poor – when you saw the toilet paper dryin' on the clothesline. -George Lindsey

Community begins in mystery and ends in administration. Leaders move away from people and into paper. -Jean Vanier

You shouldn't presume that all quotes that are in a magazine or a newspaper are accurate. -Andrew Card

The most important thing in the kitchen is the waste paper basket and it needs to be centrally located. -Donald Knuth

We need to address our Nation's mounting garbage problem by generating less garbage, particularly paper waste. -Wendell H. Ford

It just gets draining on a person being in the papers every day. So I was like, I'm gonna come back here. I want to talk to all the people, the fans. I want to let them know how much I appreciate all their support. -Sean Combs

Politics is there the way men and women are there, the way the Atlantic Ocean is there. Sometimes I've written about politics specifically, I mean about politics as it's understood on television and in newspapers. -Kenneth Koch

There is an urgent need for Americans to look deeply into themselves and their actions, and musical poetry is perhaps the most effective mirror available. Every newspaper headline is a potential song. -Phil Ochs

Some of us find our lives abridged even before the paperback comes out. -Berkeley Breathed

Once they're on paper, they're gone. I like to do as much with the words, as far as image goes. -Ric Ocasek

I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers. -William Tecumseh Sherman

I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which, in truth, they are. -William Tecumseh Sherman

Information on the Internet must be as free as in the newspapers. -Omar Bongo

To pick up the paper and read about yourself getting slammed, that doesn't start your day off right. -Steve Carlton

The answer scrawled on a blank page in a daily newspaper, was conceived whilst aboard a ferry. -Harold Stephen Black

I have said consistently both in my papers and in my speeches – which you heard in the primary campaign – that I will continue to phase out the Capital Stock and Franchise tax. -Ed Rendell

But with writing, all you need is a pad of paper. -Scott Caan

I'm drowning in papers. -Wislawa Szymborska

I talk to people who are musicians, and they go, Oh this is hell. And I go, Are you kidding me? You never put tar paper on a roof, did ya? -Chris Isaak

It's extremely difficult to get these jobs because you can't get a job on a ship unless you have seaman's paper's, and you can't get seaman's papers unless you have a job on a ship. There had to be a way to break through the circle, and he was the one who arranged it for me. -Paul Auster

Music should be able to invoke the natural emotions in all human beings. Music is not notes fixed on apiece of paper. -Toru Takemitsu

I was reading so much about myself in the papers that was not me. -Rebecca Loos

My favorite thing is to be alone in a room with a blank paper in front of me and the time to fill it. -Dirk Benedict

I don't understand why people whose entire lives or their corporate success depends on communication, and yet they are led on occasion by CEOs who cannot talk their way out of a paper bag and don't care to. -Frank Luntz

In the animation world, people who understand pencils and paper usually aren't computer people, and the computer people usually aren't the artistic people, so they always stand on opposite sides of the line. -Don Bluth

I tried reading Hilbert. Only his papers published in mathematical periodicals were available at the time. Anybody who has tried those knows they are very hard reading. -Alonzo Church

These newspaper reporters… ever since Sullivan versus New York Times… have got a license to lie. -Edward Bennett Williams

Whether you're a newspaper journalist, a lawyer, a doctor. You have to organize your thoughts. -Frederick Wiseman

I've got a vendetta to destroy the Net, to make everyone go to the library. I love the organic thing of pen and paper, ink on canvas. I love going down to the library, the feel and smell of books. -Joseph Fiennes

One newspaper even published one of my nude paintings – the one of me naked from the waste up. -Cleo Moore

I had to get out of my record deal that I signed with my previous band and get a full solo record deal going so, with all of the paperwork that, that entails it did take a while. -Sebastian Bach

You will read in the newspaper more often about federal courts, but the law that affects people, the trials that affect human beings are by and large in the state courts. -Stephen Breyer

I like getting toilet paper thrown at me. -Joel Madden

I can't remember a time when I wasn't trying to get something down on paper. -Robert Cormier

I think that most people who write about music just want to fill some paper. They're not really interested in getting to the heart of something. Otherwise, they wouldn't write what they write. -Tim Gane

I could draw Bloom County with my nose and pay my cleaning lady to write it, and I'd bet I wouldn't lose 10% of my papers over the next twenty years. Such is the nature of comic-strips. Once established, their half-life is usually more than nuclear waste. -Berkeley Breathed

Quite a few musicians came to our house. And my ma took me to hear many more, hoping to encourage in me a love of music. But she wouldn't consent to my having music lessons, for she feared I might end up as she had done – unable to play except from paper. -Mary Lou Williams

On occasion I have drawn as a release from painting. The economy in using paper, pencil, charcoal and crayon can help towards a greater gamble and higher rewards. I also find that drawing can generate ideas more rapidly than painting. -William Scott

I wrote a great deal… but very little of any importance; there are not more than four of five papers which I can still remember with some satisfaction. -G. H. Hardy

Even Crazy Horses is a good song, by the Osmonds. I've known many bands who have covered that. It's just a great song. I bought it in a brown, paper bag because I didn't want anyone to know I had it. -Joe Elliott

It was a show where you were given a quote out of current events and you had to identify who said it. I was reading eight newspapers a day and had compiled a file of about 300 quotes. I really had to do my research. The White House press didn't have to bone up on any of it. -June Lockhart

Make a living will. Talk about it. Death is going to happen to everybody. Write it down. Even if you write it on a piece of paper at home and have your family witness it, you need to write it down. -Michael Schiavo

The only reason anyone ever called me a hero is because I get this paper, here. -Kyle Chandler

TO preach a sermon or edit a newspaper were the two things in life which I always felt I could do with credit to myself and benefit to the world, if I only had the chance. -Rebecca Harding Davis

Some story appears in some newspaper that says that somebody said X, Y, and Z, and a customer says, I don't understand what they're talking about – we're running that product, we've been using it for five years, what are they talking about? -Sanjay Kumar

I argue in this paper that we are on the edge of change comparable to the rise of human life on Earth. -Vernor Vinge

And we also read Newsweek, Time and several newspapers. -Hanoi Hannah

An American of the present day reading his Sunday newspaper in a state of lazy collapse is one of the most perfect symbols of the triumph of quantity over quality that the world has yet seen. -Irving Babbitt

Mr. Fantasy was the only song that was scribbling on a piece of paper. -Jim Capaldi

The papers reveal that in several key abortion cases, justices were keenly interested in the perceived public reaction to their rulings – indicating that courts can be influenced by public sentiment. -Lee Greenwood

We're all pretty ordinary on paper. -Michael Bergin

I got to spend all of my time every day at work reading and editing papers about cutting-edge technical research and getting paid for it. Then I'd go home at night and turn what I learned into science fiction stories. -Kevin J. Anderson

Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book. -Laurell K. Hamilton

I started off like everyone else does, slogging but having a compulsion to put words on paper. I didn't write or read horror or fantasy, other than children's fantasy, until I was in my teens. -Laurell K. Hamilton

As for leadership, I am the kind who leads reluctantly and more by example than anything else. Someone had to be on the incorporation papers as president. -Keith Henson

The vast majority of Americans agree with us. We're doing everything that we can. We're advertising, right now we're on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We've got newspaper ads. -Michael D. Barnes

There should be a background check every time a firearm is transferred. You shouldn't be able to go to a gun show and buy guns without a background check. There are Internet gun sales, classified ads in the newspapers – and you can buy guns without background checks. -Michael D. Barnes

The joke newspaper, it says Canada abandons the monarchy. -Mark McKinney

The first song that I wrote was when I was with The Del Rios. I was like 14 years old but I was always putting my thoughts down on paper even before then because it was like an escape – a way of unleashing all the stuff. -William Bell

My first feeling about the paper and the attitude is that it is absurd. -Arthur Compton

People talked to me in a way I think they would not have talked to somebody who hadn't shared the experience; they gave me their papers, they gave me their diaries. I found people constantly opening up to me. And I think they did because I had shared that experience with them. -Neil Sheehan

Well, the biggest Norwegian newspaper regarded this as an arrest, since they hadn't told us that they were coming and they brought me in. So the biggest Norwegian newspaper looked upon that as an arrest. -Jon Johansen

In the Federal Government, electronic records are as indispensable as their paper counterparts for documenting citizens' rights, the actions for which officials are accountable, and the nation's history. -Allen Weinstein

OFSTED has made large cuts in the paperwork which schools are asked to provide and further steps to reduce the bureaucratic burden will be introduced in September. -Estelle Morris

I went back to the States and started at a small newspaper in Riverside County, California, covering the police; I was making $280 a week covering the police. -John Pomfret

What happened after publication of our paper was that, for the next 40 years, people said, all right, we now know the answer to the capital structure question under ideal conditions. -Merton Miller

But the power of science lies in open publication, which, with the rise of the Internet, is no longer constrained by the price of paper. -Michael Shermer

I was editor of my high school literary magazine and a reporter for the school newspaper. -Jeffery Deaver

I was very lucky all three newspapers approached me and asked me to draw their cartoons for them. -Jonathan Shapiro

I try not to change my political point of view from paper to paper. -Jonathan Shapiro

One person can take papers, photograph them without getting excited, return them, and give them away without any scruples; while someone else has to overcome an enormous obstacle. -Markus Wolf

The newspaper is a marvelous medium. It is extraordinarily convenient and cheap. Let's see. This one cost 75 cents. Now that's a little high. I bought it when I was downtown this morning. -Harrison Salisbury

The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism. -Henry A. Wallace

Because these show are live, script pages are being switched during the program and new commercial teases might be yelled in your ear with just enough time to scribble them on scrap paper before reading them. -Randy West

At Wal-Mart, if you couldn't explain an idea or a concept in simple terms on one page of paper Sam Walton considered the new idea too complicated to implement. -Michael Bergdahl

I think the media makes it tough to play in New York. There are so many papers and TV channels covering the Knicks and the expectations for the Knicks are so high. -John Starks

The deadlines are much, much longer with books. When I was a reporter, a lot of times I'd come in at 8:30 a.m., get an assignment right away, interview somebody, turn the story in by 9:30, and have the finished story in the paper that landed on my desk by noon. -Margaret Haddix

The newspapers loved pinup pictures of pretty young swimmers, and as a national champion, I got more than my share of space in the sports pages. -Esther Williams

If the education of our kids comes from radio, television, newspapers – if that's where they get most of their knowledge from, and not from the schools, then the powers that be are definitely in charge, because they own all those outlets. -Maynard James Keenan

Newspapers write ringing editorials declaring that this is and always was a democracy. -Robert W. Welch, Jr.

The same parts of my brain get as excited as when I study bio or read a novel and write a paper on it. -Utada Hikaru

I mean I wasn't a founder in the sense that I contributed anything scientifically but in the sense that I signed the corporation papers and, and owned founder's stock. -Arthur Rock

And then lo and behold IBM, Apple and Motorola took an ad in all the newspapers, double page ad, and said, announcing the chip that they were now able to manufacture it and that they were going to kill Intel. -Arthur Rock

Newspaper men, perhaps more than any other class, are rated by ability. -Franklin Knight Lane

My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert. -Rick Moody

It was at this moment that I wrote my first important paper in theoretical physics. I was 32 years old, 5 years beyond the alleged age of senility for theorists. -Robert B. Laughlin

I feel that I belong to the 19th century. Some composers' music is very topical. It almost says, 'This is about what I read in newspapers yesterday.' Not mine. -Gordon Getty

My assignment was exclusively in the research field, and my first published paper, On the Optimal Use of Winds for Flight Planning, was the outgrowth of that work. -Kenneth Arrow

In 1963 and later papers, I pointed out that the special market characteristics of medical care and medical insurance could be explained by reference to differences in information among the parties involved. -Kenneth Arrow

Every time I find a picture of him with other women, or read in magazines that he's involved with 'groupies,' I don't go and show up where he is making a huge scene and getting our faces put all over the TV and papers. -Kim Mathers

I found one remaining box of comics which I had saved. When I opened it up and that smell came pouring out, that old paper smell, I was struck by a rush of memories, a sense of my childhood self that seemed to be contained in there. -Michael Chabon

Saudi Arabia was, until just a few years ago, probably one of the most safe countries on earth. And now the paper is daily full of activities and shootouts between Islamists who supported Osama bin Laden and the government there. -Michael Scheuer

The living Church of the redeemed is his book. He founded a religion of the living spirit, not of a written code, like the Mosaic law. Yet his words and deeds are recorded by as honest and reliable witnesses as ever put pen to paper. -Philip Schaff

Well, it was kind of an accident, because plastic is not what I meant to invent. I had just sold photograph paper to Eastman Kodak for 1 million dollars. -Leo Baekeland

I'd always been a news junkie, always read lots of newspapers and watched the Sunday morning news shows on TV and felt strongly about issues of power, control, sexuality and race. -Barbara Kruger

I'd be interested to read Gull's paper on it, and I wish Alan would put it in somewhere. It gives him a relevance to our times, which he doesn't otherwise have. Gull, I mean, not Alan. -Eddie Campbell

In the back of my mind was the constant hankering, almost yearning, to write but something always stopped me in my tracks. Or if I did find my way to put a pen to paper or finger on a keyboard I'd give up after a few minutes. I'd find other things to do: Anything but writing. -Mary Garden

I don't know how many thoughts we have a second, but it's quite an amazing number, and just to pin down the appropriate sequence of those, all you really need is a pencil and a piece of paper. -Robert Wyatt

When some guy shows up with a shopping bag full of records and CD's and wants me to sign every one plus fifteen pieces of blank paper I wonder what the hell is he doing with all of that? -Jimmy Carl Black

I was studying American politicians who were searching – allegedly – for American communists because it would put them on the front pages of the papers in their home towns. -Robert Vaughn

Then the war became a real problem and along with other shortages, they started to have paper problems. -Gil Kane

In other words, DC was never harmed by the paper shortages. -Gil Kane

Finally, the House is working to require a comprehensive federal review of IRS regulations with a follow-up report to Congress on possible actions to reduce the tax paperwork burden imposed on small businesses. -Mike Simpson

People sort of take it for granted, but the more you see of the media world the more you appreciate a paper like the Times where its family continues to invest in editorial quality and I think it's the truly is the best paper in the world. -David Talbot

Most magazines have become wallpaper, they're all the same, all the same celebrities. It's really an abysmal time in American journalism right now. But occasionally one story or two will pop out. -David Talbot

In doing everything, from coming up with the ideas and putting them on paper till doing the final edits, you are always thinking the next three steps, you're always thinking what next, what next, what next? -Andrew McCarthy

A real estate closer. Oh, what's that? I'm a real estate opener. What is a real estate closer? You mean at the end where you've got to sign all those papers? -Louie Anderson

The mass-market paperback, for one, is too expensive. -Walter Jon Williams

By-and-large, these are families that are just waiting to get out of here. They are frustrated; I would be, too. I get frustrated at the cash register counter when the paper runs out. -Russel Honore

The term papers make me more crazy, because they involve more variables I cannot directly control! With acting, I feel more power-like I'm making all the choices. -Fred Savage

As a physicist, I can state that none of the 18 physicists who signed the Statement works in this field; nor to my knowledge has ever published a paper on this subject. -David Douglass

The biggest difference between Kennedy and Nixon, as far as the press is concerned, is simply this: Jack Kennedy really liked newspaper people and he really enjoyed sparring with journalists. -Ben Bradlee

There have been as many investigative reporters on this newspaper working on Clinton's many problems as I can remember there were working on Watergate. -Ben Bradlee

Suddenly the whole imagination of writing and editorial and newspaper and all these presumptions about who am I reading this, and who else other people may be, and all that, it's so grimly brutal! -Robert Creeley

When the BBC decided to bring Doctor Who back as a feature film a few years ago, one national newspaper ran a poll to ask its readers who should be the new Doctor, and I topped it. -Simon Callow

I was fortunate that I was at newspapers for eight years, where I wrote at least five or six stories every week. You get used to interviewing lots of different people about a lot of different things. And they aren't things you know about until you do the story. -Chuck Klosterman

When you're writing for newspapers you have all these parameters. You can't swear, you have to use short paragraphs, all that. If you stay within those parameters, you have lots of freedom because you're writing for the next day. -Chuck Klosterman

The biggest hurdle to writing Fargo Rock City was that I couldn't afford a home computer – I had to get a new job so I could buy a computer. It could all change though. In five years, I could be back at some daily newspaper, which wouldn't be so bad. -Chuck Klosterman

In Fargo, they say, well, that's a job. How well do you get paid? For example, for this book I was written about in Entertainment Weekly, and it was kind of cool because my mom asked me if Entertainment Weekly was a magazine or a newspaper. -Chuck Klosterman

The government would be able to go to court with respect to newspaper articles, broadcast pieces and the like that they thought were bad or harmful or even against the government and try to block them. -Floyd Abrams

Somebody did an article in one of the newspapers saying that at that time I had the most visibility of any actor around. Kind of nice, you know, when that thing was happening. -Gavin MacLeod

Before she married my father, my mother was a film reviewer for The Akron Beacon Journal – a small newspaper. -Jim Jarmusch

Maybe some of today's papers have too many 'feel-good' features, but there is a lot of good news out there. -Ben Bradlee

Anyway, several rewrites later, Del Rey Books did publish my first novel, and it did become the first work of fiction on the New York Times trade paperback bestseller list. -Terry Brooks

In bad weather, I spent hours drawing action figures on paper, coloring them, backing them on cardboard, then cutting them out and creating whole stories around their lives. -Terry Brooks

Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs. -Robert Peel

At present, however, I don't think the Net is a very good medium for books, books should really be inexpensive lightweight paperbacks you can bang around. -Rudy Rucker

Another thing that's quite different in writing a book as a practicing newspaperman is that if you look at what you've written the next morning and you think you didn't get it quite right, you can fix it. -Adam Clymer

You talk to the real cops and they say ninety percent of it is paperwork. -Joe Mantegna

I want you to know that, despite what you might read at times in the newspapers or see on the television news, we have actually been getting a lot of things done the last several months, the U.S.-Canada relationship. -Paul Cellucci

There are several books that I have-the Physics of Star Trek, Star Trek and Business, there are manuals on command style and countless scholarly papers that have been written about the significance of Next Generation. -Patrick Stewart

I write early in the morning, usually after reading portions of at least half a dozen newspapers on the web. -Alan Dean Foster

I think I'm a born storyteller. Inspiration is all around me. I can read a newspaper article and come up with an idea for a book. -Jackie Collins

Learning lines is on my mind until I do know them. I'll read the paper or paint the house to keep from starting to memorize. I've never found an easy way. -Paul Lynde

It is grievous to read the papers in most respects, I agree. More and more I skim the headlines only, for one can be sure what is carried beneath them quite automatically, if one has long been a reader of the press journalism. -Mary Ritter Beard

I have had only two men in four years while he appears every week on the newspapers with another woman. -Michelle Hunziker

What you do is, you have your drawing board and a pencil in hand at the telescope. You look in and you make some markings on the paper and you look in again. -Clyde Tombaugh

My name was on the list very early after these announcements were made through the newspapers in Europe. -Claude Nicollier

During my Austin years, I was drawing a regular strip for the University Of Texas newspaper, going to school, delivering blood, and trying to change my approach and 'style' as much as I could, since I knew that I'd calcify as I got older. -Chris Ware

I think the people will- who advocate having a step back and read those public opinion polls on the front page of the newspapers all over this country saying public supports restoration in restoration of the Everglades, protection of the parks and the creation of monuments. -Bruce Babbitt

It's that I don't like white paper backgrounds. A woman does not live in front of white paper. She lives on the street, in a motor car, in a hotel room. -Helmut Newton

He was the editor of our paper. He created the publishing house in Hebrew. He was – I wouldn't say the 'guru' – but really he was our teacher and a most respected man. I wrote for the paper of the youth movement. -Shimon Peres

There was one occasion when I was very young – eight years or seven years old – that Jewish businessmen went through the forest, and they were assassinated. And that was for the first time I saw in our paper where there were assassinations in our place. -Shimon Peres

Sean Penn's really the only one stupid enough to put anything down on paper. -Trey Parker

We always had chocolates and my mother was careful to make sure they were unwrapped in advance so the paper wouldn't rustle in the middle of a performance. -Penelope Keith

When I was speaking about communicating, I meant that the listener – we have to reach the listener; otherwise, of course, you're writing the piece, as I say, only for the satisfaction of seeing it on the paper for yourself, and then it ends right there. -Leo Ornstein

Over the years, dozens of American companies have filed papers to trade in their U.S. corporate citizenship for citizenship in tax haven countries like Bermuda. -Richard Neal

Writing is truly a creative art – putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot. -William Shatner

Once I've got the first draft down on paper then I do five or six more drafts, the last two of which will be polishing drafts. The ones in between will flesh out the characters and maybe I'll check my research. -Colleen McCullough

The price of a commodity will never go to zero. When you invest in commodities futures, you're not buying a piece of paper that says you own an intangible piece of company that can go bankrupt. -Jim Rogers

My style has been pretty much like a newspaper. It's got politics in it, it's got media, sports, family relations, you know, all the sections you would expect, and wonderful religion things. -Kate Clinton

I think the thing that has made it possible for me to write personal songs and sing them year after year is the sensibility for good writing. Just opening your veins all over the paper is not necessarily going to be interesting. I wanted to speak to people. -Shawn Colvin

The first writing I did was short short stories for a newspaper syndicate for which I was paid five dollars a piece on publication. -Theodore Sturgeon

The story of my very first sale is the fact that I dreamed up a foolproof paper to cheat an insurance company out of several hundred thousand dollars. -Theodore Sturgeon

A lot of kids do not know my club exists yet. I did not do any big advertising, and that's what I might do in the next two or three weeks, put something in the paper. -Thomas Dooley

We probably put about four or five comic books out a year and probably about two or three art books and various trade paperbacks – maybe four or five of those a year – and that's what we do now. -Glenn Danzig

We need to take command of the solar system to gain that wealth, and to escape the sea of paper our government is becoming, and for some decent chance of stopping a Dinosaur Killer asteroid. -Larry Niven

Anything beats an expensive stack of paper. -Larry Niven

You know, the men go to tea houses with the expectation that they will have a nice quiet evening and not read about it the next morning in the newspaper. -Arthur Golden

They pulled Resurrection out of the theatres, so it was running in New York and I was nominated for the Oscar and there was no ad in the newspapers to say it was running. So it was literally killed. -Ellen Burstyn

It still surprises me when I find something in any North Carolina newspaper that isn't mad at me about something. -Jesse Helms

I couldn't open up a magazine, you couldn't read a newspaper, you couldn't turn on the TV without hearing about the obesity epidemic in America. -Morgan Spurlock

Among other things they picked out a detail that Charles had been offered the Governorship of Hong Kong in its dying days by Thatcher in return for shutting up about the inner cities. He quite rightly in my view led the paper on this story. -Anthony Holden

I think Nina Simone has had an amazing journey. She was spicy and she had attitude and she didn't care, she wanted her money in a paper bag and don't mess with me and I've been doing some research on that so. -Nia Long

Well, the studios don't really want to take those risks right off the bat. They'll take the risk after they've seen the finished product and say oh yeah we want that. This is a great film but they are hesitant to take the risk when you just see it on paper. -Nia Long

That was the – It was an exciting time because it was as though I was sort of tied up in a paper bag or in a gunny sack with a rope around the neck of it, and all of a sudden with the acceptance of that first book everything sort of spilled out! -Robert McCloskey

I can almost always write music; at any hour of the twenty-four, if I put pencil to paper, music comes. -John Philip Sousa

I usually don't mind giving autographs, but when hundreds of folks with paper and pen start coming at you, it's time to seek shelter. -Mary Lou Retton

The doctor who applied a stethoscope to my heart was not satisfied. I was told to get my papers with the clerk in the outer hall. I was medically rejected. -C. S. Forester

The work is with me when I wake up in the morning; it is with me while I eat my breakfast in bed and run through the newspaper, while I shave and bathe and dress. -C. S. Forester

When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers. My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of books for which no one will ever ask. -C. S. Forester

I wouldn't say pop stars hit on me – that's just stuff the papers make up. -Cat Deeley

I don't need a piece of paper to suggest that I can commit myself. -Francesca Annis

There has been so much rubbish written up in the papers over the years. -Ronald Biggs

Some day, someone will do something wrong and there will be a scandal to report in the paper. When that happens, we will address it honestly and openly and try to deal with it as quickly and as fairly as we can, and keep moving the city forward. -John Hickenlooper

So it's the kind of business where you can't wait to get up in the morning and read the papers, or listen to what's on the news, and you know, how the world's going to change. -Sanford I. Weill

After the 1954 Geneva international conference, Vietnam was divided into two parts. On paper, North and South Vietnam were twin countries born at the same moment. -Nguyen Cao Ky

I was coming back from Tel Aviv recently, and we had forty minutes of bumps. I got so scared I grabbed a paper and pen and put them in my pocket, just in case we crashed and I needed to write a letter from wherever we landed. -Daniela Pestova

I've actually considered going with my married name, Julia Hall, but all the paperwork. -Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Not an old woman that buys a paper of pins, without yielding a part of the price to the banks as interest! -John Buchanan Robinson

At present, financial crises occur, chiefly because the paper currency is redeemable in gold only. -John Buchanan Robinson

When not only gold but all commodities are available for the redemption of the paper currency, its volume is limited only by the value of all the wealth of the country, and it can never become insecure up to this limit. -John Buchanan Robinson

Nowadays I'm not even sure if newspapers take into account whether a person is a good writer. -Bob Schieffer

I had – all my life, everybody who knew me thought that I would probably grow up to be a reporter, a newspaper reporter because we didn't have much television in those days. -Bob Schieffer

People always expect you to be jumping out of a Rolls Royce and being in the papers for drunk and disorderly or sleeping around. -Davy Jones

As a consequence, progress has come to mean simply more power, more profit, more productivity, more paper prosperity, all of which are convertible into standards concerned only with size or magnitude rather than quality or excellence. -Alex Campbell

I still manage to spend around 40 hours a week at work but it is a lot more focused on what can make money as opposed to what makes me look good in the papers. -Benjamin Cohen

And so there are so many good things going on all across Iraq and unfortunately that's not what the American people see on TV or they don't read a lot about it in the newspapers. -Donald Evans

To me, that is the essence of me as a photographer. It is those ideas, working with them, formulating them and eventually putting them down on paper, photographing them and then going on to the next step. -Kim Weston

I've been in a serious conversation with one of my children, and a fan has come up. I've been in a public bathroom and had the hand come under the stall with a paper and pen. That sort of thing anybody can live without. -Helen Reddy

Newspapers that are truly independent, like The Washington Post, can still aggressively investigate anyone or anything with no holds barred. -Bob Woodward

Some newspapers have a hands-off policy on favored politicians. But it's generally very small newspapers or local TV stations. -Bob Woodward

If information is true, if it can be verified, and if it's really important, the newspaper needs to be willing to take the risk associated with using unidentified sources. -Bob Woodward

Deep Throat's information, and in my view, courage, allowed the newspaper to use what he knew and suspected. -Bob Woodward

The Great Inflation of the 1970s destroyed faith in paper assets, because if you held a bond, suddenly the bond was worth much less money than it was before. -Ron Chernow

When the market is just going up, up, and up, we all tend to be blind to the holes in the market. They're all papered over by the rise. -Ron Chernow

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young. I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part. -Ajay Naidu

You might as well ask why a middle-aged man with no criminal record might put a paper bag over his head and rob a bank. I acted out of personal desperation. -Aldrich Ames

Here you have a new technology, and if that technology is going to work, you must allow people to provide central indexes of the data. It's just like a newspaper that publishes classified ads. -David Boies

I thought it was pretty good to be mentioned in a big paper, so I decided to keep the nickname. -Dick Lane

As long as sixty years ago, when I first started to read newspapers, I read of floods on the Yellow River and the Yangtze. Who rushed in with men and money to help? The Americans did. -Gordon Sinclair

To put what you see on paper is the same as funneling what you feel through yourself as a performer. -Rod Taylor

The main part of the house is a deep red and I have butterscotch carpet. And I have a bathroom with leopard skin floor, wallpaper and toilet. -Macy Gray

In the surface of the paper there is only length and width-there is no such thing as thickness. -John Clayton

We wanted to step off our island and add the color of the third world. We got gold cigarette paper and stuck it around our teeth. We really did look like pirates and dressed to look the part. -Vivienne Westwood

I believe the Times is a great newspaper, but a profoundly fallible one. -Daniel Okrent

But I think it's undeniable that the Times is a liberal paper. -Daniel Okrent

We said in our 21st Century Party paper there are 61 mosaic groups, which the market research people use as different socio-economic categories and half of our members come from just five of those groups and that is very narrow – too narrow. -Francis Maude

If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not – and the odds are against it – go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper – write. -J. B. Priestley

It's like the code of living by yourself. People who are single know what I'm talking about. You eat standing up, reading the paper. Or you say to yourself, this isn't even cutting it, I'm taking a TV dinner and I'm getting in bed here. -Mary Chapin Carpenter

Someone called all the newspapers in New York and told them I'd died. I've been told by almost everyone it was an ex-wife – I've had a few so it's hard to pinpoint which one – but who knows for sure? -Richard Pryor

I have before me a newspaper slip on which a writer expresses the opinion that no one should be allowed to possess more than one million dollars' worth of property. -William Graham Sumner

I'm not interested in possible complexities. I regard song structure as a graph paper. -Brian Eno

The HoLee model was the first term structure model. I remember reading their paper soon after it was published and as it was fairly different from many of the other papers that I had read, I had to read it quite a few times. I realized that it was a really important paper. -John Hull

Democrats were simply hoping to win some political points by getting their outlandish rhetoric published in the newspapers and heard on the talk shows. -John Doolittle

At that time, the people that were in the animated film business were mostly guys who were unsuccessful newspaper cartoonists. In other words, their ability to draw living things was practically nil. -Marc Davis

I had some connections from the newspapers that I did work with up there, so there was a newspaper publisher in Hollywood, and they promised me work and so on. -Marc Davis

If you don't think you want to go on a train and read the paper every day and work from nine to six at night, there was something about the uncertainty when I was younger which was very attractive. -Ron Silver

So, the point was to be able to have a medium that would record all the connections and all the structures and all the thoughts that paper could not. Since the computer could hold any structure in any form, this was the way to go. -Ted Nelson

The four walls of paper are like a prison because every idea wants to spring out in all directions – everything is connected with everything else, sometimes more than others. -Ted Nelson

I was in the tennis bubble. I wasn't thinking about the big picture. I didn't notice what they said on television, I wasn't reading any papers. I had a coach and a manager, and they kept me in the bubble. -Boris Becker

Playing Christ, I began to feel shut away from the world. A newspaper became one of my biggest luxuries. I noticed that some of my close friends began treating me with reverence. -Max von Sydow

Jocelyn Bell joined the project as a graduate student in 1965, helping as a member of the construction team and then analysing the paper charts of the sky survey. -Antony Hewish

So I had a ghostwriter, they call them, or somebody who is an experienced writer, to help. I've got the ideas in my head, it's getting them properly on paper. -Bruce Boxleitner

After this, I took private lessons in Italian from an elementary school teacher. He gave me themes to write about, and some of them turned out so well that he told me to publish them in a newspaper. -Grazia Deledda

The second draft is on yellow paper, that's when I work on characterizations. The third is pink, I work on story motivations. Then blue, that's where I cut, cut, cut. -Jacqueline Susann

History shows how feeble are barriers of paper. -John Lothrop Motley

I don't know any other lifestyle. I get up in the morning and I really do feel that the world is my oyster, and I start that way, the same as I would if I were preparing to write a song: put a blank piece of paper up on the piano and you go for it. -Lesley Gore

They don't have the news media set up in Africa that we do in the United States, where televisions are so accessible and newspapers and magazines are able to educate people. -Matthew Modine

I worked also, doing things such as our paper route and, later on, waitressing. -Nancy Kerrigan

And in the Second World War, you didn't just read about it in the newspapers because you weren't allowed to read it in the newspapers. It was all censored, you know? So nobody knew what we were doing. -Patrick Macnee

Then, all of a sudden, here I am in the Press Room in the White House and walking in with the guards, who handed me three little pieces of paper asking me to send pictures to the guards at the White House. -Majel Barrett

It's rather like attending a university seminar where you are talking to a few gifted specialists who deliver a paper to an audience of their peers. That's one way of making music. -Gavin Bryars

From that moment on, the newspaper became a highly lucrative investment for those with a talent for making money or for publishers wanting to gain a fortune. -Ferdinand Lassalle

Poetry is the art which is technically within the grasp of everyone: a piece of paper and a pencil and one is ready. -Eugenio Montale

These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection of a child's toy made of paper. -Henri Coanda

I trust it will not be giving away professional secrets to say that many readers would be surprised, perhaps shocked, at the questions which some newspaper editors will put to a defenseless woman under the guise of flattery. -Kate Chopin

Sometimes I wouldn't give an interview because I didn't have the time or something else was more important. So they come up with a story which I don't think is always true, but they have to sell papers. -Martina Hingis

A newspaper should be the maximum of information, and the minimum of comment. -Richard Cobden

More and more the world is growing to love a lover, and one has only to read the newspapers to see how sympathetic are the times to any generous and adventurous display of the passions. -Richard Le Gallienne

Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route. -Theodore Bikel

The votes of 60,000 Floridians were not counted. The Court threw out all 60,00 votes. And that's what the newspapers around the country are counting now. -Vincent Bugliosi

I consider the process of gestation just as important as when you're actually sitting down putting words to the paper. -Wole Soyinka

I'm not one of those writers I learned about who get up in the morning, put a piece of paper in their typewriter machine and start writing. That I've never understood. -Wole Soyinka

Of course, relative citation frequencies are no measure of relative importance. Who has not aspired to write a paper so fundamental that very soon it is known to everyone and cited by no one? -Abraham Pais

I felt my father's presence with me, helping me to commit to paper the feelings I had. I really heard my father speaking to me from the other dimension. -Michael Landon

I wasn't for Vietnam. When I told that to the hippie newspaper, all my people got nervous. -Loretta Lynn

Just about any story we think about doing, whether we've read it in a newspaper, heard it on the radio or come upon it through word of mouth – by the time you get there, every other network, cable station and talk show is already racing to the scene. -Connie Chung

Before I ever put anything on paper, Jerry and I would talk back and forth. -Joe Shuster

I drew a picture on the back of a calendar in pencil. In those days they used to give out free calendars, I had no art paper, so I took whatever else I could. -Joe Shuster

You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content. -Knut Hamsun

But when I worked on a painting I would do it from a drawing but I would put certain things I was fairly sure I wanted in the painting, and then collage on the painting with printed dots or painted paper or something before I really committed it. -Roy Lichtenstein

Newspapermen ask dumb questions. They look up at the sun and ask if it is shining. -Sonny Liston

And, uh, I've got about six thousand cartoons up there, also books and papers. -Rube Goldberg

For many years I was engaged in journalism, writing articles and chronicles for the daily press without ever joining the staff of any newspaper. -Johannes Vilhelm Jensen

Vulgar and obscene, the papers run rumors daily about people in show business, tales of wicked ways and witless affairs. -Carroll O'Connor

Music for me is an emotional thing and it really does make me happy. It's not a tool for me to get fame or see my face in the papers or anything like that. It's about the fact that I really do enjoy it. -Ville Valo

Yeah. I mean, it just seemed to me that it was – I felt so helpless to this business of not having any papers. That seems like a throwback to a schoolboy. -James Stockdale

Every story was being made up. My true friends weren't the ones speaking. It was people who never knew me, making up stories. Even my local paper put a $1,000 bounty out for information about my whereabouts. -Marla Maples

I went to work. That was a turning point. When you have to do eight shows a week and your name is on the marquee, no matter what is going on at home or what's on the cover of the newspapers, you've got to do your job. -Marla Maples

A lot of newspapers say, Terence Stamp is playing himself and we're as bored as he is. -Terence Stamp

This paper was one of my digressions into abstract economics. -William Vickrey

Washington newspaper men know everything. -Buffalo Bill

Most publishers seem very reluctant to publish short story collections at all; they bring them out in paperback, often disguised as novels. -John Sladek

I don't have to run the Peace Corps. I could live without seeing my picture in the newspapers and without being interviewed. -Sargent Shriver

The part an actor played on stage was once written on a separate roll of paper. -Talcott Parsons

I had all the normal interests – I played basketball and I headed the school paper. But I also developed very early a great love for music and literature and the theater. -Carlisle Floyd

I do not read newspapers. I do not watch television. I am not interested in current events, although I will occasionally discuss them if other people want to discuss them. -Diane Wakoski

My gut feeling is that paper and ink are going to be with us for a long time yet, and in substantial quantities, though certainly books are now going to be available in other forms. -Fred Saberhagen

Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising to create awareness among readers, nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines to get their books reviewed. -Sara Paretsky

But I know newspapers. They have the first amendment and they can tell any lie knowing it's a lie and they're protected if the person's famous or it's a company. -Steve Wozniak

Lots of people working in cryptography have no deep concern with real application issues. They are trying to discover things clever enough to write papers about. -Whitfield Diffie

In the little hall leading to it was a rack holding various Socialist or radical newspapers, tracts, and pamphlets in very small print and on very bad paper. The subjects treated were technical Marxist theories. -Agnes Smedley

Mostly it was Mad magazine. And I did read a lot of – I had a subscription when I was little, but I also had access to some old collections, the little paperbacks of the really good stuff. -Alison Bechdel

Actually ideas are everywhere. It's the paperwork, that is, sitting down and thinking them into a coherent story, trying to find just the right words, that can and usually does get to be labor. -Fred Saberhagen

To judge from all Communist papers, magazines and brochures, and from all public assemblies, one might even surmise that a revolt of the poor peasants in Western Europe might break out at any moment! -Herman Gorter

I remember driving home one evening while they were reviewing the papers on the radio. One of the articles was about me separating from my wife. It's a weird thing to listen to a news report about the break-up of your marriage. -Rory Bremner

These are they whose youth was violently severed by war and death; a word on the telephone, a scribbled line on paper, and their future ceased. They have built up their lives again, but their safety is not absolute, their fortress not impregnable. -Winifred Holtby

I tried to keep it secret, but the story got into the newspapers. It was more difficult for my family, who couldn't understand why the media wouldn't leave me in peace. -Grete Waitz

I was in Sweden for 10 days. They put me on the front page of the daily papers eight days in a row. I did nothing to warrant any of the attention. It was ridiculous. -Johnny Thunders

Having loving and supporting parents didn't make me feel any better about the possibility of seeing my personal life splashed across newspapers and tabloids. -Mary Cheney

When you have a foreign invasion – in this case by the Indonesian army – writers, intellectuals, newspapers and magazines are the first targets of repression. -Antonio Tabucchi

There are those who believe we have need of more literature, of a large international publishing house, of a great peace newspaper, or the like. I am rather skeptical about this idea. -Fredrik Bajer

It's not the first time that I speak with American journalists. I've had meetings with many different newspapers and stations, and I've ha – never had a problem with meeting with American journalists. -Hassan Nasrallah

When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever, whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books. -Norman MacCaig

I don't really do pranks any more. I have a laugh in the dressing room here, where it's safe, and the guys don't go to the papers and tell them what I've done. -Paul Gascoigne

I couldn't have attended half the parties that I was supposed to have been to according to the newspapers. It bothers me. -Calvin Klein

The film's success so far involves winning a couple of prizes at Cannes and Sundance, and getting some very nice reviews in newspapers and magazines. That hasn't had a big impact on my life yet. -Harvey Pekar

Nothing had changed in my routine, except that when I went down the chippy and got me special fried rice, it would be wrapped in a newspaper that had my picture all over it. -Robbie Fowler

Most professional players are their own biggest critics. Some of the things you read in the papers that strike you as bang out of order will already have been thought by the players themselves. -Rio Ferdinand

I used to just sign papers and not pay no attention to what I'm signing. -Otis Rush

It only worked for a little while; the morning after I agreed to go with Universal, an article came out in the Hollywood trade papers, and the secret was out. -Laura Hillenbrand

I was on the cover of a lot of newspapers. I was on the cover of USA Today for every single day for a month. I was on the masthead, so I tend to get recognized a lot, and in weird places. It's always flattering, and it's always odd. It's always at the worst possible time. -Augusten Burroughs

I don't stare at a sheet of paper and try to think of a good word to use. I try to see where the story should go. -Brad Paisley

All the best performers bring to their role something more, something different than what the author put on paper. That's what makes theatre live. That's why it persists. -Stephen Sondheim

The worst thing you can do is censor yourself as the pencil hits the paper. You must not edit until you get it all on paper. If you can put everything down, stream-of-consciousness, you'll do yourself a service. -Stephen Sondheim

So, when you divide the world into music lovers, music fans and then those people who are just very casual about their music, it's wallpaper to them, it's elevator music, it's just the thing that's playing in the background that helps them through their day. -Michael Stipe

We did an episode on Good Times which came out of a newspaper article about the incidence of hypertension in black males being higher than whites, and increasing. So we did a show in which James, the father on Good Times, had hypertension. -Norman Lear

I like to make collages – paper collages. -Rachel True

The essays in The Great Taos Bank Robbery were my project to win a Master of Arts degree in English when I quit being a newspaper editor and went back to college. -Tony Hillerman

One-newspaper towns are not good because all the surviving newspaper does is print money. They make 25 percent on their money every year, and if they go down to 22 percent, they start laying people off. -Pat Oliphant

You learn just by trying and experimenting. By the time I was 14, I had my own comic strip in the Kansas City paper. -Mort Walker

Touch screen voting is a fine thing so long as they have a voter-verified paper trail. -Joan Blades

I always carry lots of stuff with me wherever I roam, always weighted down with books, with cassettes, with pens and paper, just in case I get the urge to sit down somewhere, and oh, I don't know, read something or write my masterpiece. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

The simultaneous reactions elicited all over the world by the reading of newspaper dispatches about the same events create, as it were, a common mental pulse beat for the whole of civilized mankind. -Christian Lous Lange

We always get up about 5:30, and George gets up and goes in and gets the coffee and brings it to me, and that's been our ritual since we got married. And we read the newspapers in bed and drink coffee for about an hour probably, read our briefing papers. -Laura Bush

I don't want anything to do with anything mechanical between me and the paper, including a typewriter, and I don't even want a fountain pen between me and the paper. -Shelby Foote

Bill Astor knew these papers were missing. Stephen showed his hand in October. -Christine Keeler

I've been writing about James Fenimore Cooper. He was not a writer. Here was a man who was 30 years old and had never put anything more than his signature on paper. -Leslie Fiedler

We have all read tragic stories in our local papers about gun accidents as a result of misuse. As lawmakers we can better promote safety and responsibility by encouraging gun owners to purchase gun safes to store firearms and keep them from falling into the wrong hands. -Ron Lewis

Reading was a big thing, yes. Books were a big thing. But the things that stick out were the newspapers. -James Earl Jones

You can almost judge how screwed up somebody is by the kind of toilet paper they use. Go in any rich house and it's some weird coloured embossed stuff. -Captain Beefheart

Another time factor is output: proofing and printing. That is, getting your work out of the computer and onto paper and having it satisfy you. It can be time consuming and expensive. -Buffy Sainte-Marie

In real life I avoid all parties altogether, but on paper I can mingle with the best of them. -Anne Tyler

Virtually every magazine, newspaper, TV station and cable channel is owned by a big corporation, and they've squashed stories that they don't want the public to know about. -Tom Scholz

I did some film reviews for small papers in Finland and things like that to be able to keep living here. -Renny Harlin

All was well, until I reached the port of Havre. Three officers with the rank of lieutenant, whom afterwards I knew to be Scotland Yard men, came aboard and demanded to see my papers which they took away from me. -Philip Gibbs

And you probably remember all of those papers and documents that they had published in the newspapers. And, you know, when you look at that, it really was their own little jihad that they had going. It just wasn't taken very seriously then. -Patty Hearst

As I sit down and start to work, I often panic. I stare at the empty piece of music paper. How can I say that my piece will be ready for performance next January when I do not have a recipe for making it happen? -Lukas Foss

And what I learned in Church's course. He trained us intensively in his new system, which he was just developing. Two papers were presented. I think the second paper wasn't published until well after the course was finished. -Stephen Cole Kleene

The paper nominated me 12 or 13 times for the Pulitzer Prize. -Robert Scheer

It had run as a column – I had worked at the paper since 1976, but the column had been running for 13 years, and I think it was a strong column, criticizing the war when the paper was supporting it. -Robert Scheer

I've been with the paper for almost 30 years. -Robert Scheer

And the big issue here, I think, is that the publisher took over the editorial pages, a guy named Jeff Johnson. He's an accountant from Chicago, doesn't know anything about what newspapers are supposed to be about, and he made a decision to get rid of the column. -Robert Scheer

Sure, I've had some bad times, but everybody does. But people don't get to talk about them like I do, unless they do to a therapist. People don't get to put them in the paper like I do. -Lynn Johnston

If I was in love with someone, I would get their picture out of the school yearbook and do portraits. If I was curious about sex, I would draw pictures of it. There were no books for me to look at. Then I would go find my father's matches to burn the paper. -Lynn Johnston

It's always been kind of weird to me because when you give someone an autograph, you're looking down at a piece of paper and once you sign it the person moves on. -Christopher Meloni

A newspaper that you're not reading can be used for anything; and the same people didn't think it was immoral to wrap their garbage in newspaper. -Robert Rauschenberg

It's hard to get everybody to recycle paper and plastic, let alone. -Richard Karn

By means of tracing-paper I transfer my design to the wood and draw on that. -John Tenniel

The current medical records system is this: Room after room after room in a hospital filled with paper files. -Timothy Murphy

The law reports in newspapers contain perhaps the only real history of England that has any relation to truth. -Robert Baldwin Ross

I worked for a newspaper in Europe for, I lived in Europe for about seven years, so I worked in this sort of a yellow journalism kind of a thing, it was like a scandal sheet. -Kurt Loder

I spent time in, like, criminal courts, and covering murder trials for papers. -Kurt Loder

I have a huge respect for writers and realise that this is not an area that I find easy. I doubt that I would have the patience in front of a blank sheet of paper to become a writer. -Jenny Agutter

Then I decided I couldn't just crawl in the corner and die, so I started putting pen to paper and wrote some songs. I had no idea what for or who I was going to work with. I tried to find my way and direction. -Glenn Tipton

I love to tell stories and this is my way of getting them down on paper. -Eli Wallach

You have all these people in the city and everything has become centralized. If you live outside the city and you need a birth certificate or some official paper from the government, you have to travel to the city. -Edwidge Danticat

I had brought up from Chile a contract agent whose cover was that of a newspaper publisher in Santiago, a young, very talented man, named Dave Phillips, who later on carved quite a career for himself in the agency. -E. Howard Hunt

With the art therapy, as soon as they saw the paper and crayons coming, we couldn't get it out fast enough. And we told them to draw about the tsunami. -Connie Sellecca

When we distributed the paper and crayons, they were fighting over the blue crayon. Everyone wanted to start with the blue, and that was the water. One drawing shows the trees under water. I was really moved. -Connie Sellecca

When I'm 60, maybe, I'll look at my pile of papers and wonder, What really happened that year? -Christa McAuliffe

If I get married, I think I'd pick out a newspaperman rather than a millionaire. A newspaperman is a regular fellow. -Anna Held

I read the papers every day just to discover if one mentions Anna Held. -Anna Held

To be a novelist, all I need is a pen and a piece of paper. -Quentin Tarantino

I began teaching in New York because I needed to stay in the United States and didn't have my immigration papers in order, so working for a university was a way of resolving the issue. -Manuel Puig

Practically every day, there is a story in the newspapers about a new breakthrough drug on Parkinson's. -Mort Kondracke

Like everything, what compels one to put pen to paper is a great question. -Todd Solondz

So here, at Arsenal, we are often surprised when we are shown some of the newspapers, and at the bottom of an article there is a line saying if you know of anyone who had an affair with a player, call this number. It is very strange to us. -Dennis Bergkamp

When I started at the Globe 40 years ago, there were seven newspapers in Boston and now there are only two. There were only three or four television stations in Boston and now there are a dozen. -Will McDonough

The one good thing about television is the money; you can make a lot more money than in newspapers. -Will McDonough

The future is electronic. It's radio, television and the Internet; it's not really newspapers anymore. -Will McDonough

I think we'll always have newspapers, but they'll lose influence. -Will McDonough

I think almost every newspaper in the United States has lost circulation due to the Internet. I also think the Internet will lead to a lot of plagiarism in journalism. -Will McDonough

The Voice has always been an alternative paper. They have always understood that that was part of their role. -Sydney Schanberg

My attitude to writing is like when you do wallpapering, you remember where all the little bits are that don't meet. And then your friends say: It's terrific! -Harrison Birtwistle

I started writing and photographing for different publications and finally ended up being the correspondent in South Asia, for the Geneva-based Journal de Geneve, which at one time used to be one of the best international newspapers in Europe. -Francois Gautier

Rag paper, containing hemp fiber, is the highest quality and longest lasting paper ever made. It can be torn when wet, but returns to its full strength when dry. -Jack Herer

I'm always jotting things down on pieces of paper. I've got pieces of paper all over my house. -Don Henley

It was 1966 by the time I started taking pictures seriously and books, newspapers and magazines of the time were full of great pictures that helped to inspire me. -Fay Godwin

The establishment, the newspapers, they try to create something called Scottish literature, but when people are actually going to write, they are not going to necessarily prescribe to that, they'll write what they feel. -Irvine Welsh

It's a complete lie, why do people buy these papers? It's not the truth I'm here to say. You know, don't judge a person, do not pass judgement, unless you have talked to them one on one. I don't care what the story is, do not judge them because it is a lie. -Michael Jackson

So it was sort of an odd time because I had been hired, but my paperwork hadn't gone through. So I worked as an intern during the government shutdown, as an intern, but I already had a job. -Monica Lewinsky

In fact, I don't read newspapers any longer. -Naomi Campbell

Animals outline their territories with their excretions, humans outline their territories by ink excretions on paper. -Robert Anton Wilson

I think that probably the – I don't give quotes to studios. They have to get those out of the paper or from television. So they wouldn't have had my quote opening day. -Roger Ebert

We're newspaper junkies; I can't imagine life without a newspaper. -Sally Quinn

It caused more problems as a young kid, because the simple process of perceiving words on a piece of paper was hard for me. Many people think dyslexic people see things backwards. They don't see things backwards. -Caitlyn Jenner

I am accordingly ready; I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation. -Dolley Madison

Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily. -Gilda Radner

Yes, and I can sit down on a white piece of paper and work because I don't believe too much into inspiration, only I'm waiting for inspiration, work and then inspiration may come. It's a little too easy to say that. -Karl Lagerfeld

Radio, newspapers, they were normal parts of my life. In those days, you had to go somewhere to watch television and leave something to see it. -Robert Redford

I'd sold the book first. Actually to a paperback publisher. I had nothing. I just had the idea. -William Peter Blatty

My mother, at least twice, cancelled our family's subscription to the newspaper I was working on, because she was so mad about its treatment of my father. -Charles Kuralt

I liked the kid who wrote me that he had to do a term paper on a modern poet and he was doing me because, though they say you have to read poems twice, he found he could handle mine in one try. -Howard Nemerov

Have enough sense to know, ahead of time, when your skills will not extend to wallpapering. -Marilyn vos Savant

For the last year I've been at Stanford University as a student and I've had time to read the newspaper. -Tabitha Soren

It's nice to know about something as soon as it happens, and obviously a newspaper can't provide that. -Tabitha Soren

Some of those stories in local newspapers are just as dull and boring as the stories that I get from on-line services, which are basically sort of straight news. -Tabitha Soren

I try to not get to the point where one is making wallpaper, or simply painting money. I want to make sure that I am at least trying to weigh myself down, that there's a challenge each time. -Martin Mull

I don't ask for an apology because it's only tomorrow's fish-and-chip paper. -Tracey Emin

Webster and I are very aloof. The two of us go and sit there by ourselves. I sit by myself in the corner with my book and the newspaper. He kind of runs around a little bit, and then he goes and sits on top of the picnic table. He never plays with other little dogs. -Calista Flockhart

Every once in a while, someone will mail me a single popcorn kernel that didn't pop. I'll get out a fresh kernel, tape it to a piece of paper and mail it back to them. -Orville Redenbacher

You know, one wonderful thing that came out of my Enquirer experience is that, in my case, it was ruled tabloids are magazines. Which means they didn't have the protection that a newspaper has. -Carol Burnett

You know, there are not only – all of the networks, and I mean every television news operation and print and radio and magazines, newspapers, all of them, are remiss in the diversity area. I mean, none of these organizations have reached a level of parity. -Connie Chung

I draw a weekly comic strip called Life in Hell, which is syndicated in about 250 newspapers. That's what I did before The Simpsons, and what I plan to do for the rest of my life. -Matt Groening

The framers of the Constitution were so clear in the federalist papers and elsewhere that they felt an independent judiciary was critical to the success of the nation. -Sandra Day O'Connor

That was the big lesson for all of us. Everything was going great on paper, but we all became miserable because we were so caught up in the machinery of how you make that happen, it took away the sheer joy. -Susanna Hoffs

A Swedish newspaper reporter called and said, You've been awarded the Prize. I was quite sure it was a practical joke. -Joshua Lederberg

As soon as I was old enough to drive, I got a job at a local newspaper. There was someone who influenced me. He wrote a column for The Guardian from this tiny village in India. -Nicholas Kristof

There is more to folklore research than fieldwork. This is why in all of my other upper-division courses I require a term paper involving original research. -Alan Dundes

Because of that I don't care when I read in the newspaper that I am colourblind. I went through a red light in my car and I stopped when I before a green light. So I must be really colourblind, eh? -Ruud van Nistelrooy

Because people have read those things in the newspapers, they think it is true. Ten years ago all these things I have just mentioned would have upset me. -Ruud van Nistelrooy

I did Playboy. There was an ad in the paper for playmates. Playboy called me and flew me to Los Angeles, and I was on the March cover of 1992. -Anna Nicole Smith

A newspaper is the lowest thing there is. -Richard J. Daley

Well, all I know is what I read in the papers. -Will Smith

Don't believe everything that you read in the newspapers. -Andrew Card

I read in the paper that I'd slashed my wrists. But I didn't. -Gail Porter

If there was no Black Sabbath, I could still possibly be a morning newspaper delivery boy. No fun. -Lars Ulrich

In these times we fight for ideas and newspapers are our fortress. -Heinrich Heine

I read the newspapers avidly. It is my one form of continuous fiction. -Aneurin Bevan

Where ignorance is bliss it's foolish to borrow your neighbor's newspaper. -Kin Hubbard

The nicest thing is to open the newspapers and not to find yourself in them. -George Harrison

I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version. -Don DeLillo

Too often I find that the volume of paper expands to fill the available briefcases. -Jerry Brown

Success is the space one occupies in the newspaper. Success is one day's insolence. -Elias Canetti

France is the country where the money falls apart and you can't tear the toilet paper. -Billy Wilder

Film will only became an art when its materials are as inexpensive as pencil and paper. -Jean Cocteau

If civilization has risen from the Stone Age, it can rise again from the Wastepaper Age. -Jacques Barzun

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it. -Vincent Van Gogh

It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper, and his lawyers still wish he wouldn't. -Mignon McLaughlin

In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought. -Michael Crichton

Let me make the newspapers, and I care not what is preached in the pulpit or what is enacted in Congress. -Wendell Phillips

The heart of the melody can never be put down on paper. -Pablo Casals

If they give you ruled paper, write the other way. -Juan Ramon Jimenez

I don't read the Sunday papers; or the dailies, either. -Tom Holt

Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages. -Spiro T. Agnew

America is a country of inventors, and the greatest of inventors are the newspaper men. -Alexander Graham Bell

Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers. -Jimmy Breslin

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. -Gene Fowler

I don't believe what the papers are saying They're just out to capture my dime, Exaggerating this, exaggerating that. -Paul Simon

As I've explained to my wife many times, you have to kill your wife or mistress to get on the front page of the papers. -Julian Barnes

The government paid the family of Richard Nixon $18 million for papers, tape recordings and other materials seized after Watergate. -Dexter Scott King

France is a place where the money falls apart in your hands but you can't tear the toilet paper. -Billy Wilder

The ad in the paper said 'Big Sale. Last Week.' Why advertise? I already missed it. They're just rubbing it in. -Yakov Smirnoff

In my opinion, any man who can afford to buy a newspaper should not be allowed to own one. -Roy Hattersley

Homer is new this morning, and perhaps nothing is as old as today's newspaper. -Charles Peguy

When you sell a man a book, you don't sell him 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life. -Christopher Morley

Many a good newspaper story has been ruined by over verification. -James Gordon Bennett

We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman. -Daniel J. Boorstin

I enjoy looking at words on paper and visualizing how to make them come to life. As a director, the creative process is really amazing. -Alfonso Ribeiro

The difference between burlesque and the newspapers is that the former never pretended to be performing a public service by exposure. -I. F. Stone

The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me… by newspapers and the Bible. -Van Wyck Brooks

Facts from paper are not the same as facts from people. The reliability of the people giving you the facts is as important as the facts themselves. -Harold S. Geneen

Frankly, no newspaper is set up to monitor for cheats and fabricators. -Howell Raines

Judge: a law student who marks his own examination-papers. -H. L. Mencken

The success of the movie industry comes from the story. And the story comes from somebody putting something down on paper. -Dan Glickman

Documents create a paper reality we call proof. -Mason Cooley

The spectacle of a great, solvent government paying a fictitious price for gold it did not want and did not need and doing it on purpose to debase the value of its own paper currency was one to astonish the world. -Garet Garrett

If the first lady is concerned about this Internet cycle, what would she have done during the heyday when there was 12, 13 editions of a paper in one day? What would she have done with that news cycle? -Matt Drudge

If the great Government of the United States were a private corporation no bank would take its name on a piece of paper, because it has cynically repudiated the words engraved upon its bonds. -Garet Garrett

Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world. -Germaine Greer

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. -Helen Rowland

What appears in newspapers is often new but seldom true. -Patrick Kavanagh

Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly. -Arthur Schopenhauer

Only a fool permits the letter of the law to override the spirit in the heart. Do not let a piece of paper stand in the way of true love and headlines. -Rod Stewart

A magazine or a newspaper is a shop. Each is an experiment and represents a new focus, a new ratio between commerce and intellect. -John Jay Chapman

A good newspaper is never nearly good enough but a lousy newspaper is a joy forever. -Garrison Keillor

Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else. -Franklin D. Roosevelt

You philosophers are lucky men. You write on paper and paper is patient. Unfortunate Empress that I am, I write on the susceptible skins of living beings. -Catherine the Great

The thing that teases the mind over and over for years, and at last gets itself put down rightly on paper whether little or great, it belongs to Literature. -Willa Cather

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. -Aleister Crowley

Any newspaper, from the first line to the last, is nothing but a web of horrors, I cannot understand how an innocent hand can touch a newspaper without convulsing in disgust. -Charles Baudelaire

It isn't necessary to imagine the world ending in fire or ice. There are two other possibilities: one is paperwork, and the other is nostalgia. -Frank Zappa

The man whose life is devoted to paperwork has lost the initiative. He is dealing with things that are brought to his notice, having ceased to notice anything for himself. -C. Northcote Parkinson

The art of newspaper paragraphing is to stroke a platitude until it purrs like an epigram. -Don Marquis

Far more thought and care go into the composition of any prominent ad in a newspaper or magazine than go into the writing of their features and editorials. -Marshall McLuhan

The moment a man sets his thoughts down on paper, however secretly, he is in a sense writing for publication. -Raymond Chandler

No publisher in America improved a paper so quickly on so grand a scale, took a paper that was marginal in qualities and brought it to excellence as Otis Chandler did. -David Halberstam

Do you know anything that in all its innocence is more humiliating than the funny pages of a Sunday newspaper in America? -Johan Huizinga

The quality of a man's mind can generally be judged by the size of his wastepaper basket. -Jose Bergamin

The atom bomb is a paper tiger which the United States reactionaries use to scare people. It looks terrible, but in fact it isn't. -Mao Zedong

Computers may save time but they sure waste a lot of paper. About 98 percent of everything printed out by a computer is garbage that no one ever reads. -Andy Rooney

Have you noticed that life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in newspapers? -Jean Anouilh

Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper. -Gunter Grass

People looking at advertisements or reading their local newspapers would have had no idea that what they were reading was bought and paid for with their tax dollars. -George Miller

There isn't as much passion and outrage in today's newspapers. That may be because of a corporate decision, but they've lost their personality. -Michael Gartner

It was one of those evenings when men feel that truth, goodness and beauty are one. In the morning, when they commit their discovery to paper, when others read it written there, it looks wholly ridiculous. -Aldous Huxley

Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges… which are employed altogether for their benefit. -Andrew Jackson

Millions of people are married. I've never picked up a paper and seen a headline that says, Man Gets Married! -Larry David

I wrote things for the school's newspaper, and – like all teenagers – I dabbled in poetry. -Stephen Colbert

The newspaper is dying. I'm not sure there will be newspapers and its one business I'd never be in. -Sumner Redstone

The reason we have not gone to newspapers is because its a slow growth industry and I think they are dying. I'm not sure there will be newspapers in 10 years. I read newspapers every day. I even read Murdoch's Wall Street Journal. -Sumner Redstone

I need privacy. I would think that because what I do makes a lot of people happy that I might deserve a little bit of respect in return. Instead, the papers try to drag me off my pedestal. -Jim Carrey

Technology is making design more exciting, with color, wallpaper, textures, fabrics that could never have been created without the technology. -David Bromstad

When you – when you – and this is still going on today – are making your money by pushing paper around, when you should be making your money by investing venture capital in various job-creating things, that makes it much harder to recover. -Howard Dean

I generally wake up, exercise and read through a huge amount of newspapers. I get to the office somewhere between 7:30 and 8:00 – my brothers and I are always the first ones in. -Ivanka Trump

We didn't become the most prosperous country in the world just by rewarding greed and recklessness. We didn't come this far by letting the special interests run wild. We didn't do it just by gambling and chasing paper profits on Wall Street. We built this country by making things, by producing goods we could sell. -Barack Obama

I've been with the same person for a very long time but I'm just non-conventional in that way. I don't think people need to be married. I think a lot of people need that piece of paper, but I don't think everybody needs that to feel secure. -Eva Mendes

I have newspapers coming to me and saying, 'Can we get in on the TARP?'. -Nancy Pelosi

I can't turn on the television without seeing me, or open the newspaper without seeing me and, honestly, I'm sick to death of me. -Elizabeth Edwards

Nobody ever said that growing old would be easy. Just having to hold the newspaper out in your forties and then hair growing out of unusual parts of your body in your fifties. It's tough on the ego. -Geoffrey Rush

I wrapped my Christmas presents early this year, but I used the wrong paper. See, the paper I used said 'Happy Birthday' on it. I didn't want to waste it so I just wrote 'Jesus' on it. -Demetri Martin

I started doing a paper round when I was about 10. I started earning 10 pounds a week and then I was obsessed with earning money until I was about 15. -Robert Pattinson

I like roles that are on the extreme ends of the spectrum, and there's special appeal in exploring these slightly forgotten plays that people might think of as subjects for academic term papers instead of live theater. -Geoffrey Rush

It's a libel to say that I use my newspapers to support my other business interests. The fact is, I haven't got any other business interests. -Rupert Murdoch

My worry about the New York Times is that it's got the only position as a national elitist general-interest paper. So the network news picks up its cues from the Times. And local papers do too. It has a huge influence. And we'd love to challenge it. -Rupert Murdoch

By the time I got to record my first album, I was 26, I didn't need pen or paper – my memory had been trained just to listen to a song, think of the words, and lay them to tape. -Jay-Z

I would run into the corner store, the bodega, and just grab a paper bag or buy juice – anything just to get a paper bag. And I'd write the words on the paper bag and stuff these ideas in my pocket until I got back. Then I would transfer them into the notebook. -Jay-Z

For some reason, some of my best solutions and ideas are triggered in those dark theaters, usually totally unrelated to what's going on onscreen. I also enjoy hiking in the foothills and mountains close to Sacramento. I always have to bring a pen and paper to jot down sudden thoughts and ideas. So inspiration arises from countless sources. -James Rollins

I think it would be cool if you were writing a ransom note on your computer, if the paper clip popped up and said, 'Looks like you're writing a ransom note. Need help? You should use more forceful language, you'll get more money.' -Demetri Martin

We had incense and rock'n'roll posters, and we sold records and rolling papers. People could just, like, hang out. We had a cool vibe going. -Tommy Hilfiger

I obviously have a knack for getting on paper what a lot of people have thought and didn't realize they thought. And they say, 'Hey, yeah!' And they like that. -Andy Rooney

I made it a morning show. We have the coffee cup, we have the morning papers. It's got that feel to it, that's what I wanted. -Regis Philbin

I've done the best I can with the morning show. I made it a morning show. We have the coffee cup, you have the morning papers, you know, it's got that feel to it, that's what I wanted. -Regis Philbin

Newspapers do a good job telling me what happened yesterday, but they'd be a lot more impressive if they could tell me what's going to happen tomorrow. -Fuzzy Zoeller

I don't want to sound like Catherine Cookson but I've worked since I was eight, with a paper round and in a fruit and veg shop. Taking a pay cut won't demotivate me, not at all. It's not about money in the first place. It's about the job. -Paul O'Grady

This is a career about images. It's celluloid; they last for ever. I'm a black woman from America. My people were slaves in America, and even though we're free on paper and in law, I'm not going to allow you to enslave me on film, in celluloid, for all to see. -Angela Bassett

I also remember the second band I was in ever. We were called Hybrid. We got a show at this local street fair, and we were playing on the back of a flatbed truck. There was an ad in the paper, and it said that 'Hybird' is playing. I was so mad. -Frank Iero

There's nothing that you can say in the paper that should affect you. -Scott Brooks

When I got the paperwork for Superstars, and I saw they asked what size swimsuit I wear, I had a hot flash, nearly broke into cold sweats and hired a trainer immediately. -Ali Landry

If newspapers were a baseball team, they would be the Mets – without the hope for those folks at the very pinnacle of the financial food chain – who average nearly $24 million a year in income – 'next year.' -Eric Alterman

America's great newspapers have staffs that range from 50 percent to 70 percent of what they were just a few years ago. -Eric Alterman

Three centuries after the appearance of Franklin's 'Courant', it no longer requires a dystopic imagination to wonder who will have the dubious distinction of publishing America's last genuine newspaper. Few believe that newspapers in their current printed form will survive. -Eric Alterman

Newspaper companies are losing advertisers, readers, market value, and, in some cases, their sense of mission at a pace that would have been barely imaginable just four years ago. -Eric Alterman

Trends in circulation and advertising – the rise of the Internet, which has made the daily newspaper look slow and unresponsive; the advent of Craigslist, which is wiping out classified advertising-have created a palpable sense of doom. -Eric Alterman

To own the dominant, or only, newspaper in a mid-sized American city was, for many decades, a kind of license to print money. In the Internet age, however, no one has figured out how to rescue the newspaper in the United States or abroad. -Eric Alterman

You want to defend citizenship? Don't persecute or isolate those without papers. Just live like a citizen. That'd be a first-class way to be American. -Eric Liu

I think it's a shame that we have 'Bild' like you have the 'Sun'. Now serious newspapers like 'FAZ' and 'Spiegel' use a bit of the tone of 'Bild.' This is terrible. -Gunter Grass

To newspapers and publishing houses I urge the use of fact over fiction, freedom of the press, and responsibility at all times. -Joely Richardson

You know, when you're a producer, you're a bit of a lackey. You're just making cups of tea and making sure they've got newspaper, stuff like that. -Karl Pilkington

Normally, what I do for fun is just nothing. I try to just relax. Normally, it involves just relaxing and reading and maybe going out and meeting up with a friend. I live a very simple existence. I would much rather just sit around and listen to a couple of records and read the paper. -Colin Hanks

It makes a big difference to recycle. It makes a big difference to use recycled products. It makes a big difference to reuse things, to not use the paper cup – and each time you do, that's a victory. -Emily Deschanel

It's not a deliberate thing. It's not like I was rejecting the UK, which is what the papers said. It's just that when you spend a lot of time in your formative years around an accent, you're going to pick it up. I had been living in LA for a bit and that's what happened. -Joss Stone

So I have probably 1,200 little bits of paper with notes, which when the Ambien really starts to kick in, don't really make much sense. Say what you like about prescription drugs, but they do help when you're sequencing a record. -Chris Martin

Everything I've ever done in my whole career, people might not know, I've never written anything down on paper. -Don Rickles

That decision to commit your life to certain principles and a certain narrative, if I wrote a paper on that, I know I'd find inconsistencies. -Matt Stone

I beg you not to resort to demonstrations, for they have become nothing but burned paper. -Muqtada al Sadr

On paper, it looks rough, but I had a great childhood. -Samantha Morton

I got a custom-made silk dress from a Chinese tailor for really cheap. I sketched it out on a piece of paper, and they took my measurements and made the dress for me in a day! -Alicia Sacramone

It's a roll of the dice in the movie business. I mean, every single movie is a roll of the dice. Any movie on paper could look like it's going to be fantastic. You know what I mean? -Kevin McKidd

I didn't look at any of the newspapers, I look at the pictures sometimes, but apart from that I don't read them. -Tom Daley

I was so afraid to even read a paper in front of my classmates. It is very funny because at that point my teachers would never have believed that I could speak in front of an audience of over 2,000 people. -Petra Nemcova

I always found the extraordinary loss of life in the First World War very moving. I remember learning about it as a very young child, as an eight- or nine-year-old, asking my teachers what poppies were for. Every year the teachers would suddenly wear these red paper flowers in their lapels, and I would say 'What does that mean?' -Tom Hiddleston

I don't read all the newspapers. -Greg Rusedski

I had always loved to write and my mom was my editor for my school papers. -Jenna Bush

I was sports editor for my high school newspaper, but I think I shied away from journalism. -Jenna Bush

Most of the time our events aren't in the papers and they're not televised, so people don't know when we're competing. -Sanya Richards-Ross

All the legal action I've taken against newspapers has had a massively positive effect on my life and achieved exactly what I wanted, which is privacy and non-harassment. -Sienna Miller

The newspapers turn a blind eye to how they get their material as long as they have great photographs. -Sienna Miller

It's cool to be in the paper every once in awhile and people read about you and they know who you are. -Taylor Phinney

I go to bars and restaurants, and I sit and I eavesdrop on people and I watch people in shopping centers and, you know, I read the newspapers and I talk to the Trenton cops, and I just get a lot of information that comes in that somehow turns into a book. -Janet Evanovich

I don't believe in writer's block. Think about it – when you were blocked in college and had to write a paper, didn't it always manage to fix itself the night before the paper was due? Writer's block is having too much time on your hands. -Jodi Picoult

To wake up in England and have the newspaper on your front door with a headline that says, 'Ozzie's Beach Whale of a Daughter,' doesn't really do much for your self-esteem at all. -Kelly Osbourne

I couldn't imagine having to write a paper and have to think about what song I am going to sing. -Naima Adedapo

I was an English major in college, took a ton of creative writing courses, and was a newspaper reporter for 10 years. -Jennifer Weiner

In a newspaper, you only have so much room. It teaches you the value of getting to the point, of not pampering yourself with your glorious writing. I've always been much more interested in one powerful sentence that stays with you. That's my style. -Mitch Albom

In a highly competitive newspaper market, every editor needs to appeal to female readers to boost their circulation. -Rebekah Brooks

I'm not ashamed of any of my papers at all and I'm rather sick of snobs that tell us that they're bad papers, snobs who only read papers that no one else wants. I doubt if they read many papers at all. -Rupert Murdoch

I've operated and launched newspapers all over the world. -Rupert Murdoch

If you write chick lit, and if you're a New Yorker, and if your book becomes the topic of pop-culture fascination, the paper might make dismissive and ignorant mention of your book. If you write romance, forget about it. You'll be lucky if they spell your name right on the bestseller list. -Jennifer Weiner

You know, when my dad was a racing fan in Australia he would follow Jack Brabham and sometimes only hear if he won two days after a race – when the result finally appeared in his newspaper. These days I can tweet something and it's all over the world in seconds. -Mark Webber

I've been so mutilated by a lot of articles. I know I haven't said a lot of things I'm quoted as saying in the papers. -Mary Docter

I've always loved 3D. In fact, as a kid, I was exposed to 3D at an early age because my grandfather was a specialist of 3D in cinematheques. And then my cousin put it in 'Science of Sleep' with toilet paper tube cities. But he was a specialist and I always wanted to do something in 3D. -Michel Gondry

I enjoyed having a reputation as being wild, but these days I try not to worry about what people think in the privacy of their own brain or what they write in the bizarre publicity of their own newspapers, because all of those things are meaningless. -Russell Brand

I still read the British papers, but I've never been a Royalist, ever. It's funny, there always seems to be much more of a fascination with the Royal Family over here then there does in England. -Paul Bettany

I truly enjoy directing. I enjoy looking at the words on the paper and visualizing how to make them come to life. -Alfonso Ribeiro

When you're a kid, you see your parents reading the newspaper and you're like, 'God, why are they reading the newspaper?' When you're young, you're not reading the newspaper. But there comes a time in your life when the newspaper's cool. -Fred Durst

If you're the village blacksmith and a model T comes along, you better become a mechanic. People's lives are better when they get news online versus having to wait for the morning paper. It's a lot more efficient, a lot more real time, a lot less waste. -Marc Andreessen

Newspapers with declining circulations can complain all they want about their readers and even say they have no taste. But you will still go out of business over time. A newspaper is not a public trust – it has a business model that either works or it doesn't. -Marc Andreessen

I think there'd be huge losses if there weren't newspapers. I know everything's shifting to the Internet and some people would say, 'News is news, what you're talking about is a change of consumption, not the product that's out there.' But I think there is a change. -Michael Connelly

A newspaper is the center of a community, it's one of the tent poles of the community, and that's not going to be replaced by Web sites and blogs. -Michael Connelly

Deep in my heart it still feels like I'm a journalist even though I haven't worked for a paper and carried a press pass for 14 years. -Michael Connelly

There are some movie stars in Hollywood that are so scared, they also tell the reporter that they are recording them, in case there is something wrong with what they wrote about them in the papers. -Jean-Claude Van Damme

It's been said that no man is a hero to a newspaperman, and I spent too many years as an ink-stained wretch. -David Simon

All the information you could want is constantly streaming at you like a runaway truck – books, newspaper stories, Web sites, apps, how-to videos, this article you're reading, even entire magazines devoted to single subjects like charcuterie or wedding cakes or pickles. -Mario Batali

I used to get my hair dyed at a place called Big Hair. It cost $15. They just used straight bleach, so my hair was the color of white lined paper, and my eyebrows looked like they were done with a thick black marker. -Amy Poehler

It's really interesting with scripts, because you never really know. It's paper and it could be great or awful. Even scripts that are good could end up not working. -Amanda Bynes

Well, you know, News Corp is the only real media global – that has a global presence that's involved in TV production, in movies, in publishing, in newspapers, digital media, et cetera. So for a company like that to function, clearly it does not depend only on Rupert Murdoch or James Murdoch. -Al-Waleed bin Talal

The journalists have obviously failed to capture my innate magnetism, humour and charisma, and they all need to be fired from their newspapers right away. -Alexei Sayle

Unfortunately, I don't get to read nearly as much as I want because I'm always working on my own stuff, either the novels or newspaper columns. -Carl Hiaasen

Obviously you have to make a profit to put out a newspaper. I'm not an idiot. But when the margins are in excess of 25 per cent you're talking about greed. -Carl Hiaasen

I got overwhelmed by the magnitude of the celebrity culture in America. My background is as a news journalist, and newsrooms in the US are shrinking – investigation teams are being terminated or shrunk on newspapers all around the country. The one aspect that's expanded is coverage of celebrity culture. -Carl Hiaasen

The one thing a lifetime in the newspaper business teaches you is pace – you spend all your time trying to make sure that the reader's going to finish what you're writing. -Carl Hiaasen

When you're given a newspaper column, you're not being paid to sit on a fence and scratch your chin and say 'On the one hand this' and 'On the other hand that.' You're getting paid for your opinion. -Carl Hiaasen

To me, the newspaper business was a way to learn about life and how things worked in the real world and how people spoke. You learn all the skills – you learn to listen, you learn to take notes – everything you use later as a novelist was valuable training in the newspaper world. But I always wanted to write novels. -Carl Hiaasen

People's – most people's job is talking about the future or like money not even in the present tense. It's not even paper. -Colin Quinn

It's critical that the manager has the respect of players so he can make the moves that he feels is appropriate without having somebody go to the papers. They respect you. So you respect them back. -Dale Murphy

The only way to get gay issues off the front pages of Canadian newspapers is to grant gay and lesbian people our full civil equality and leave it alone. -Dan Savage

As an architect, I learned to think and express myself on flat forms, on paper, and to imagine the contour of the lines of a design. -Gianfranco Ferre

The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world. -Malcolm Gladwell

I'm not a Wall Street expert, but I can read the papers. -Mickey Kaus

I was once hired to write a column for 'The Guardian' and then got fired before I'd submitted my first one. That was unusual. Most newspapers wait until I've written at least one piece for them before firing me. -Toby Young

'Jaws' was the definitive filmmaking turning point for me. It came out in the summer of '75 and I saw it an obsessive 55 times. They even ran a very embarrassing article about me in the local paper, about the weird kid who's seen 'Jaws' 55 times. -Victor Salva

There is no doubt that, since 1977 and the launch of Apple II – the first computer it produced for the mass market – many things which used to be done on paper, or on the telephone, have been done easier and faster on a screen. -A. N. Wilson

I was on holiday recently and I came home to find that one of the papers here had 'bikini'd' me on the beach. I was wearing a grossly unflattering costume and they had published photographs of me taken from behind. I looked dreadful. I went into our local newsagent and bought up every copy. -Amanda Burton

The press attack people to sell more papers without thinking, but when you get famous you have to put up with this kind of stuff. -Roberto Cavalli

If you write something that gets a bad response, or someone commits candor or is off message, there are often consequences almost immediately when it appears in the paper or a magazine, that somebody gets called into the boss's office. And sometimes it can result in a loss of access for the reporter. -Ron Suskind

I remember my mom saying to me that what your friends do is one thing, but what you do could be on the front page of the paper. -Scott McClellan

If you're going to buy a real book, a paper book, there better be a good reason. Perhaps scarcity is one of those reasons. -Seth Godin

I was looking through a newspaper and it was an audition for 'Kids Say the Darndest Things,' so I tried out. One thing led to another and I appeared on 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' and 'Oprah.' -JoJo

Chronic malnutrition, or the lack of proper nutrition over time directly contributes to three times as many child deaths as food scarcity. Yet surprisingly, you don't really hear about this hidden crisis through the morning news, Twitter or headlines of major newspapers. -Cat Cora

I once saw a picture in the paper of John Hegley with 'poet' written on his knuckles, and I thought that was pretty cool, so I was quite up front about it. -Jon McGregor

I am a candid interview and I have a dark and dry sense of humor – a very Canadian sense of humor and I am only learning now stupidly that you can't read tongue. When I say something funny in a newspaper and I meant it to be funny, it doesn't read that way. -Michael Buble

People still text me to say that there is something about me in the paper, and what really annoys me is that if it's nasty, I then have to go and have a look, even though actually I don't want to know. -Zara Phillips

Local television is a slightly different story. It is under much more pressure in the same way that all local businesses are, whether that's a local newspaper, local radio or local television. But I think television in the aggregate is actually in very good shape. -Jeff Zucker

The Pulitzer isn't a physical object. You can't hold it in your hand. You get some money ($7,500 in my day), and you get a little Tiffany's paperweight with your name on it and the image of Joseph Pulitzer suspended in the crystal. When people see my 'Pulitzer' (I keep it in my sock drawer), they are pretty amazed at its meagerness. -Jeffrey Eugenides

Everything seems really simple on paper until you take a camera out of the box. -David Fincher

I can imagine in years to come that my papers and memorabilia, my journals and letters, will find themselves always in the company of people who care about many of the things I do. -Alice Walker

The government's view is that the best time to announce bad news, news that it doesn't want the public to dwell on is late on a Friday, when it will wind up in the Saturday papers, which if you were readers, then the week day editions. A holiday weekend is even better. -Bob Schieffer

If you are working 50 hours a week in a factory, you don't have time to read 10 newspapers a day and go back to declassified government archives. But such people may have far-reaching insights into the way the world works. -Noam Chomsky

I have my favorite cat, who is my paperweight, on my desk while I am writing. -Ray Bradbury

I don't keep a diary and I throw away nearly all the paper I might have kept. I don't keep an archive. There's something worrying about my make-up that I try to leave no trace of myself apart from my plays. -Tom Stoppard

Sometimes, when you see the newspaper and you read something I said, you say, 'Oh, I can't believe he said that.' -Chris Christie

When I got a little older, I started writing for the high school newspaper, 'The Maroon Wave,' and that's when I fell in love with journalism. -Jeannette Walls

The last thing we want is politicians running newspapers, but so too we don't want newspapers running the government. -Thomas Watson, Jr.

The future regulatory arrangements for the newspaper industry need to be done in a much calmer deliberative way, in slower time when we've got beyond this media firestorm. -Thomas Watson, Jr.

I was standing onstage last year, and I felt like I wanted to be somewhere else. No matter how many people were out there, it all just felt like a blank sheet of paper. -Kenny Chesney

I have a folder of scraps and pieces of paper with stuff, ideas for songs from the last 25 years; just little things, maybe early songs that I finished, but didn't think they were good enough. -Lucinda Williams

'The New York Times' thing… I think any actor would be thrilled to be profiled in that paper. -John Hawkes

Despite my involvement in difficult and sometimes controversial questions I have received consistent support from the people of Ashfield. They have recognised that it is necessary to take difficult decisions, that newspapers do not always report fairly or accurately. -Geoff Hoon

When you think of couponing, you picture a mom cutting coupons out of the back of the newspaper. -Andrew Mason

I can't understand why the front pages of newspapers can cover bird flu and swine flu and everybody is up in arms about that and we still haven't really woken up to the fact that so many women in sub-Saharan Africa – 60 percent of people in – infected with HIV are women. -Annie Lennox

The Supreme Court has held that code is speech. And it doesn't matter that it's done on a computer or done face to face or done in a newspaper, reporting the facts of the world is protected speech. -Jimmy Wales

Politicians also have a love affair with the 'small business exemption.' Too much paperwork? Too heavy a burden? Not enough time? Just exempt small businesses from the rule. It sounds so pro-growth. Instead it's an admission that the costs of a regulation just can't be justified. -John Sununu

When you're true to yourself – not the audience that reads about me in the newspaper or sees a clip someplace, but the audience that actually comes and watches, just like Oprah – they get to know you and they sense something genuine. -Glenn Beck

I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can't get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That's in friendship, that's a deal, that's a commitment. Don't give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that's for life. -Jerry Lewis

I no longer buy papers or tabloids or magazines or read blogs. I used to. But it was just filling up my day with hatred. -Adele

In terms of the way people see me, it breaks down into two very clear and distinct groups: those who think they know me from reading the papers and those who really know me by reading my books. -David Icke

Writers are people who put pen to paper every day. -Richard Russo

I do read movie blogs. I think what's really interesting – Probably everyone says this, but what's interesting is it, it takes away the power, from the newspaper magnates, so be it Murdoch or whatever. I mean, it's like the people taking it back. Isn't it? -Rachel Weisz

There was no doubt that in the early and mid-eighties that many of us in broadsheet newspapers felt that we still had a responsibility to try to protect the Royal Family or if you like protect the Monarchy from the assaults of the media. -Max Hastings

The first time I showed the tattoo, it was big news in the newspaper: 'She has a tattoo with a snake.' It's not a snake. -Li Na

I never wanted to write. I just wrote letters home from a kibbutz in Israel to reassure my parents that I was still alive and well fed and having a great time. They thought these letters were brilliant and sent them to a newspaper. So I became a writer by accident. -Maeve Binchy

I know, speaking for myself, no matter what I'm able to do, no matter what book comes out and ends up on paper, I always had something bigger and grander in my head. -Michael Cunningham

My stockbroker asked me something important today: paper or plastic? -Jay Leno

You know, bad poetry I wrote in high school can still be found on the Internet, and, you know, there's a Web log of our college newspaper. You know, there's so many different stages of my creative development are sort of on-record if somebody were to choose to look for them. -Lena Dunham

I tried to steer the student newspaper toward more pertinent information instead of the usual gossip and bull. -Tom Bergeron

I actually failed my first license test. I got an automatic fail. I guess I had been doing well but she had to pull the emergency brake so obviously there was a problem. I remember them handing me my fail paper and me just bursting into tears. -Jane Levy

Somehow, as a writer, you tend to use words to paper over structural cracks. -Stephen Fry

I went to a large consolidated school in Appalachia. And I wrote the story when I was in the second grade and I took it up to the third floor to the school newspaper office that was written and edited by juniors and seniors. -Tom Robbins

When newspapers started to publish the box office scores of movies, I was horrified. Those results are totally fake because they never include the promotion budget. -Francis Ford Coppola

At an early age, I started my own paper route. Once I saw how you could service people and do a good job and get paid for it, I just wanted to be the best I could be in whatever I did. -Sean Combs

Our generation in the west was lucky: we had readymade gateways. We had books, paper, teachers, schools and libraries. But many in the world lack these luxuries. How do you practice without such tryout venues? -Margaret Atwood

I'm afraid that this is me getting on my high horse now but we have yob television, yob newspapers, and funny enough whereas it was my mum and dad, school, police, church who used to set the standards, now it's tabloids and yob television who set the standards by which people live. -Gordon Strachan

I was always explaining why my term papers were never on time. I think that's where I got my acting training! -Greg Kinnear

I'll generally write out every scene that's in the film on a couple of pieces of paper, just with a little one-line. And then I can scan it a bit and go, 'This first third of the film, generally, I'm kind of calm.' Then I might do something on one piece of paper that just relates to the energy of the character. -Guy Pearce

I just have friends that don't sell their pictures to newspapers. -Heather Mills

In my case, I was covering politics in Texas as a newspaper man in the 1960's. -Jim Lehrer

I've traveled around the country and I read local newspapers and all of that, and it's a sad, sad thing to go from city to city and see the small newspapers and they're tiny. They're tiny not only in size but also in scope. -Jim Lehrer

We have got to make sure there is proper independent scrutiny and accountability for people in the press, just as there should be in any other industry where things go wrong. But let's not try and think it is for politicians or governments to tell people what they stick in newspapers. That is deeply illiberal. -Nick Clegg

I think that the days when newspaper barons could basically click their fingers and governments would snap to attention have gone. -Nick Clegg

I was practically born and raised at 20th Century Fox studio, started to work there selling papers when I was around seven years old, and every summer vacation from school I would work in a various department at the studio. So I was an old-timer when I was 15. -Richard D. Zanuck

The train we had so confidently boarded had been speeding at almost 100 miles an hour and it had derailed. Someone, I can't remember who, showed me a newspaper photograph of the carriage we had been sitting in tilted on its side on a station platform next to a large notice that said Welcome to Potters Bar. -Nina Bawden

There is not necessarily a good reason why a regulator should have to be involved in product design and marketing for rich and sophisticated investors. We recommend that such investors should be able to sign a piece of paper, which allows them to go ahead and buy unregulated products at their own risk. -John Redwood

From the time I got dressed in the back of a deflated, flat-tired, fish-smelling station wagon for Rocky. It's always been do it yourself, kind of like paper-clip it together. -Sylvester Stallone

Part of my job is to read the paper, watch C-Span and show things that haven't been shown or were buried. -Michael Moore

Read the editorial page of your local paper. It introduces you to opinion and can be terrifically provocative and perhaps a great motivating force for you to get involved in your community, regardless of your political ideology. -Sarah Jessica Parker

It is a horrible fact that we can read in the daily paper, without interrupting our breakfast, numerical reckonings of death and destruction that ought to break our hearts or scare us out of our wits. -Wendell Berry

I don't even read the papers. I read 'USA Today' because it has color photos. -Jimmy Fallon

I've thought for the last decade or so, the only actual place raw truth was seeping through in newspapers was on the Comics Pages. They were able to pull off intelligent social comment, pure truths not found elsewhere in the news pages, and had the ability to make it all funny, entertaining, and pertinent. -Elayne Boosler

A study last year showed that the page you turn to first in the newspaper can be a predictor of how long you will live. No surprise, turning first to the Comics Pages prolongs your life. -Elayne Boosler

I think in daily newspapers, the way comic strips are treated, it's as if newspaper publishers are going out of their way to kill the medium. -Matt Groening

I have three desks. One empty for paperwork, one for the internet and email, and one for the writing computer. -Lee Child

To the teacher weighed down with paperwork, I say: you've been messed around too often. You came into teaching to spend your time teaching children not filling in forms. -William Hague

I read the papers, I surf the Web. At the beginning of the year, I try to see at least two episodes of every show on our network. Am I surfing? All the time. I'm aware of the landscape. I'm a competitor, so I have to know whom I'm competing with. -Leslie Moonves

What people don't realize is that China papered over its last two credit bubbles, those in 1999 and 2004. The banks were never bailed out – they just exchanged their bad loans for questionable bonds from quasi-state organizations. -James Chanos

No, I got a GED in my 30s. My kids know that I never stop learning, and they know I love reading. I have books overflowing everywhere. I am current on today's events and I read the paper every day, and we talk about it, so they see that appetite. -Michael J. Fox

I can't predict how reading habits will change. But I will say that the greatest loss is the paper archive – no more a great stack of manuscripts, letters, and notebooks from a writer's life, but only a tiny pile of disks, little plastic cookies where once were calligraphic marvels. -Paul Theroux

The minute you start putting words on paper you're eliminating possibilities. -Joan Didion

I do get the comics online I guess but it's such a pain. I'd rather just get them in the paper and read them. -Drew Carey

My general working style is to write everything first with pencil and paper, sitting beside a big wastebasket. Then I use Emacs to enter the text into my machine. -Donald Knuth

The newspaper is, in fact, very bad for one's prose style. That's why I gravitated towards feature stories where you get a little more leeway in the writing style. -Tom Wolfe

God, newspapers have been making up stories forever. This kind of trifling and fooling around is not a function of the New Journalism. -Tom Wolfe

I think that every minority in the United States of America knows everything about the dominant culture. From the time you can think, you are bombarded with images from TV, film, magazines, newspapers. -Spike Lee

I'm useless at staring at a piece of white paper. But if you put a piece of white paper with a black line on it in front of me, I'll say no that black line should be red and it should go this way or that way. -Marc Jacobs

I actually buy the paper version of The New York Times maybe once or twice a week. -Nate Silver

I like the process of pencil and paper as opposed to a machine. I think the writing is better when it's done in handwriting. -Nelson DeMille

I have a very silly sense of humor. I've never laughed harder in my entire life than seeing someone with toilet paper stuck on the bottom of their shoe. -Paula Poundstone

I always had to prove myself through my actions. Be a cheerleader. Be class president. Be the editor of the newspaper. -Halle Berry

The American press has the blues. Too many authorities have assured it that its days are numbered, too many good newspapers are in ruins. -Russell Baker

The best discussion of trouble in boardroom and business office is found in newspapers' own financial pages and speeches by journalists in management jobs. -Russell Baker

Newspaper people, once celebrated as founts of ribald humor and uncouth fun, have of late lost all their gaiety, and small wonder. -Russell Baker

It is fitting that yesteryear's swashbuckling newspaper reporter has turned into today's solemn young sobersides nursing a glass of watered white wine after a day of toiling over computer databases in a smoke-free, noise-free newsroom. -Russell Baker

Like all young reporters – brilliant or hopelessly incompetent – I dreamed of the glamorous life of the foreign correspondent: prowling Vienna in a Burberry trench coat, speaking a dozen languages to dangerous women, narrowly escaping Sardinian bandits – the usual stuff that newspaper dreams are made of. -Russell Baker

My high-school papers, my college-application essays, read like Norman Mailer packed in a crunchy-peanut-butter sandwich. -James Wolcott

Quite a lot of the girls I get photographed with are just friends and then, according to the papers, I have, like, 7,000 girlfriends. -Harry Styles

I'd rather be a kid and play with paper planes, than be a man and play with a woman's heart. -Niall Horan

It is impossible for me to estimate how many of my early impressions of the world, correct and the opposite, came to me through newspapers. Homicide, adultery, no-hit pitching, and Balkanism were concepts that, left to my own devices, I would have encountered much later in life. -A. J. Liebling

The pattern of a newspaperman's life is like the plot of 'Black Beauty.' Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings. -A. J. Liebling

A city with one newspaper, or with a morning and an evening paper under one ownership, is like a man with one eye, and often the eye is glass. -A. J. Liebling

When somebody follows you 20 blocks to the pharmacy, where they watch you buy toilet paper, you know your life has changed. -Jennifer Aniston

There's so many differences of opinion in the papers. -Kevin Pietersen

You don't know what inspires you. You like to think you know what inspires you, but in the final analysis I don't think you really do. It's great to look at a blank sheet of paper, you know, and walk up to an instrument and not know what's gonna happen. It's the most challenging thing I do. -Bob Seger

Well, the first thing that clued me in to the fact that there was something really scary about breast cancer, way beyond the thought of dying, was coming across an ad in the newspaper for pink breast cancer teddy bears. I am not that afraid of dying, but I am terrified of dying with a pink teddy bear under my arm. -Barbara Ehrenreich

Jay-Z is like a rap-savant, he doesn't have to write the rhymes down, he can create complex raps in his head. I mean he does memorize it, he just doesn't write it down on paper. He doesn't freestyle onto the track, it's all thought out. -Ice T

Hollywood is right. A good and strong movie can have a more powerful social impact than any and all political speeches or newspaper editorials and columns. -Mike Royko

I am uninterested in appearing in newspapers and on television. Many people think I am striking a pose – that I want to create a sense of shyness. But it's just not something I want to do. I overdosed. -Agnetha Faltskog

Only the aspirants for president are fool enough to believe what they read in the newspapers. -Christopher Hitchens

I buy about $1,500 worth of papers every month. Not that I trust them. I'm looking for the crack in the fabric. -Dick Gregory

A collection is not just one basic idea. It comes from something that is in the air, something you suddenly like and put down on paper and then work out. -Karl Lagerfeld

Look, in 1800 the sainted Thomas Jefferson arranged to hire a notorious slanderer named James Callender, who worked as a writer at a Republican newspaper in Richmond, Va. Read some of what he wrote about John Adams. This was a personal slander. -Karl Rove

Things that appear on the front page of the newspaper as 'fact' are far more dangerous than the games played by a novelist, and can lead to wars. -E. L. Doctorow

With paper printed books, you have certain freedoms. You can acquire the book anonymously by paying cash, which is the way I always buy books. I never use a credit card. I don't identify to any database when I buy books. Amazon takes away that freedom. -Richard Stallman

It is quite widely known that I like shoes. This is not something that defines me as either a woman or a politician, but it has come to define me in the eyes of the newspapers. I wore a pair of leopard-print kitten heels to a Conservative Party Conference a few years ago and the papers have continued to focus on my feet ever since. -Theresa May

According to the papers, I'm miserable, alienated, and on the brink of resignation. But that's simply not where I am. -Vince Cable

I just thought it was magic that you could stick a bit of paper in some coffee-type liquid and a picture comes out. -David Bailey

Just as in policing there is an emphasis on civilians to help with paperwork, we must free up trained and experienced social workers to focus on children, not bureaucracy. -Andy Sawford

When I began I thought that literature was contained within a bubble that somehow floated above the world commented upon by newspapers. But I became more and more interested in trying to include some of that world within my work. -Ian Mcewan

Newspapers are busily experimenting with different models. Traditionally, and I suspect in hindsight very mistakenly, online news was free. And once given free access readers felt it was their entitlement. -Malcolm Turnbull

We need to recognise that the whole edifice of our fifth estate, of our journalism, has been built on a foundation of newspaper journalism and that that foundation is crumbling. The management of the media companies will deny that the end is nigh. I hope they are right. -Malcolm Turnbull

I come from a long line of people that write. My folks ran a weekly newspaper. -Sam Wyly

In some ways, I always thought you're better off behaving like a rock star when you're a normal person. Because if you do it as a rock star, you'll end up in the papers and your life will be made a misery. -Jarvis Cocker

Of course a politician's promise isn't worth the paper it's written on. -Russell Pearce

On paper I would be a rather bold individual in our culture. -Wade Davis

I'd like to do a film in Canada, but it's too difficult. National Film Board funding takes too long, and there's too much paperwork; by the time the film is approved the topic is dead and gone. -Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Putin and his advisers don't understand the power of public opinion in the West. They believe in conspiracy theories and that someone is orchestrating a malicious campaign against Russia. They don't realize that even conservative politicians have to react when newspapers and artists express their concern on such an issue. -Alexei Navalny

People hear about stuff from their friends or a magazine or a newspaper. -David Byrne

I know a lot of people in the retirement village that I have a house in in Florida that are on the Internet and are reading the paper on the Internet, and they're communicating on the Internet. -Davy Jones

I'm so reluctant to do newspaper interviews because it's so misleading how they interpret what you say. -Davy Jones

I love the way my weight fluctuates in the newspapers. It was 18 stone and then people look at a bad picture of me and add a few more stone on. I think the highest was 22 stone. -Johnny Vegas

I believe in breakfast. It's the one meal that my kids usually eat without a fuss, so that's huge. As for myself, I can't function without it, and I see it as a great way to get some healthy greens in, some coffee, and on a good day, maybe even some news of the world via the newspaper. -Samantha Bee

I'm old enough to remember the end of World War II. On Aug. 14, 1946, a year after the Japanese were defeated, most newspapers and magazines had single articles commemorating the end of the war. -Harry Browne

My grandfather had been a newspaper reporter, as was my uncle. They were pretty good writers and so I thought maybe somewhere down the line I would do some writing. -Gene Hackman

I still love taking pictures with Polaroid film. For me, it offers the most beautiful way of capturing reality and transferring it onto a flat piece of paper. -Helena Christensen

I'd like people to be educated on the voting machines, making sure that our democracy isn't being hijacked by computer technology. There's no reason there can't be a paper trail on those machines. -Eddie Vedder

I try to read all news sources – not just CNN or FOX, but worldwide papers and journals, to get opinions from every end of the spectrum – and then I like to try to find out the cut and dried facts – and go from there. -Eric Stoltz

I know a lot of writers who would much rather be writing the Great American Novel, but they've got bills to pay and alimony, and so they take a job at a less-than-reputable paper. You know, you do what you gotta do. -Eric Stoltz

I never wore a tie voluntarily, even though I was forced to wear one for photos when I was young and for official events at school. I used to wrap my tie in a newspaper, and whenever the teacher checked I would quickly put it on again. I'm not used to it. Most Bolivians don't wear ties. -Evo Morales

I guess you're happy if you have some kind of balance in you. I'm a human being. I have days when I feel paralyzed, days when I feel like a slug. Then I have days when I have good energy, I've read the newspaper and I've done different things. -Frances Conroy

I think most things I read on the Internet and in newspapers are propaganda. Everyone from the 'New York Times' to Rupert Murdoch has a point of view and is putting forth their own propaganda. They're stuck with the facts as they are, but the way they interpret and frame them is wildly different. -Frank Miller

I turned 54 this year and I find myself feeling like I'm in a bit of a race to get down on paper the way I really feel about life – or the way it has presented to me. And because it has presented to me very beautifully, this is hard. It is technically very hard to show positive manifestations. -George Saunders

I never read. The paper or anything. I watch a lot of movies, and TV series and stuff. But I never, never read. -Andy Murray

Every medium has its advantages and weaknesses and there are many things I can put down on paper that I might not be able to put into film or into a stage performance. In each form, one can communicate powerfully in different ways. -Lawrence Wright

You might not be able to operate your own Learjet and have an unlimited expense account, but if you have a reasonable expectation for a print-based product, whether it's a newspaper or a magazine, you can certainly exist. -Dave Eggers

I worked at Salon.com way back when they started, and there's just unmeasurable value to distributing words online, too, but I still get my news from the newspaper in the morning. -Dave Eggers

I think newspapers shouldn't try to compete directly with the Web, and should do what they can do better, which may be long-form journalism and using photos and art, and making connections with large-form graphics and really enhancing the tactile experience of paper. -Dave Eggers

I'm an amateur science enthusiast. I'm not even a professional enthusiast. I don't know anything; I never even passed biology in high school. But I read the science section of the newspaper. -Dave Eggers

Also, I need deadlines, just like everybody else, especially coming from magazines, newspapers, and stuff like that. I need daily or weekly deadlines to get stuff done, or I continue to do things and not go off on a year of unproductivity. -Dave Eggers

I happen to have a public profile. Ditto newspaper editors. It's a result of what I do, not an end. -Steve Coogan

The tabloids operate in an amoral parallel universe where the bottom line is selling newspapers. -Steve Coogan

Apparently 'The Office' plays in Brazil. Who would've thought that Brazilians would identify with a bunch of pasty white Scrantonians in a paper company? But the Brazilians I've met have really loved the show. -Rainn Wilson

The United States established itself as a trustworthy new nation in its first two decades after the Revolutionary War by paying its debts, even when many in the country believed it had no obligation to do so. Alexander Hamilton, the founder of this newspaper, insisted on it. -John Podhoretz

If I read a scary story in the newspaper, I find I'm haunted by it. -Karen Thompson Walker

The major newspapers simply stopped writing about me, and my voice could no longer be heard on radio or television. -Galina Vishnevskaya

I had tried painting, mostly to give myself a greater appreciation of the craft and to inform how I looked at paintings. That led to collaging some of the work I had done on paper, and I found myself mixing in found pieces as well. -Matt Gonzalez

I didn't actually know what a vegetarian was until I was 13 years old. I know in this day and age it's hard to believe that, but I think because I grew up on a farm, I wasn't indulged in magazines, newspapers, Internet, television. And so, for some reason, I was never exposed to what a vegetarian was. -Abbie Cornish

I'm always writing lyrics. I have so many lyrics on so many stray pieces of paper. Everywhere. -Abbie Cornish

If I have the option, I always read the paper or a book or something I can touch and destroy in my own hands. -Aubrey Plaza

I've learned to develop a thick skin, but you're bound to be affected when you read something bad about yourself in the paper and it's rubbed in your face over and over. -Freida Pinto

I'd like to retire at 50 but I don't want to sell papers in the middle of London on a Zimmer. -Graham Norton

One of the great things about being gay and out is that the papers couldn't care less about your love life. -Graham Norton

With every story that TV covers, somebody – some corporation, some shareholders – are making money. That's true whether covering Libya, Iraq, the tsunami in Japan, Osama bin Laden, whatever story there is. That day, the shareholders are making money off it. Every newspaper that's sold, somebody's making a dime. -Nancy Grace

The largest newspaper in the United States is only reaching 1 percent of population. We are kind of assuming that 'Wall Street Journal,' 'USA Today,' and other newspapers are very important. Yes, they're extremely important, but only to 1 percent of the population on a daily basis. -Yuri Milner

I always have mini bottles of Unbreakable, the fragrance I did with my husband. I'm Armenian, so I'm oily and always have blotting papers. -Khloe Kardashian

I was always obsessed with being famous. I had Marilyn Monroe paper dolls as a child, and I was always obsessed with her. I've just been really driven in that direction, and none of my friends were. So, I don't know what put that bug in me at a young age. -Holly Madison

Every year for New Years I write down all of my goals and dreams and put them in my Bible. At the end of the year I go and pull the paper out and check this off and check that off. -NeNe Leakes

I love words. Sudoku I don't get into, I'm not into numbers that much, and there are people who are hooked on that. But crossword puzzles, I just can't – if I get a puppy and I paper train him and I put the – if all of a sudden I'd open the paper and there's a crossword puzzle – 'No, no, you can't go on that, honey. I'll take it.' -Betty White

I made my drama teacher cry. I only took drama to get out of writing papers in English and the teacher was this thespian Broadway geek and here I was this Italian guy from Staten Island and I would put her in tears. -Vinny Guadagnino

I would like to see every newspaper and every magazine have a network of bureaus all over the world, gathering news. -Nancy Gibbs

But the most precious research to me came from the paperwork filed on behalf of my grandparents and great-grandfather. The ship's manifest showed that they could read and write. I am still emotional when I look at those boxes checked yes. -Adriana Trigiani

Urs Fischer specializes in making jaws drop. Cutting giant holes in gallery walls, digging a crater in Gavin Brown's gallery floor in 2007, creating amazing hyperrealist wallpaper for a group show at Tony Shafrazi: It all percolates with uncanny destructiveness, operatic uncontrollability, and barbaric sculptural power. -Jerry Saltz

Tabloid photos capture people at their most self-conscious and disoriented; in real life, Paris Hilton is like an elegant paper crane. -Diablo Cody

Cynics will say there are no good people out there. And if you read the papers and watch TV news you could be convinced of that. But there are good people. -Jan Karon

Other people are talking about writing books about my life, or about some of the things I've done. I find it strange, but I also feel it's my life and my story, and I guess I better be the one to get it on paper the way it actually happened. -Chris Kyle

I often think about how my sons will come to know about September 11th. Something overheard? A newspaper image? In school? I would prefer that they learn about it from my wife and me, in a deliberate and safe way. But it's hard to imagine ever feeling ready to broach the subject without some impetus. -Jonathan Safran Foer

My greatest fear is feeling like a professional novelist. Somebody who creates characters, who sits down and has pieces of paper taped to the wall – what's going to happen in this scene, or this act. What I like is for it to be a much more scary, sloppy reflection of who I am. -Jonathan Safran Foer

If you publish a scientific paper it is very hard to start a nationwide debate about something. If you do this in a movie, you can start a debate. We like to create a bridge between those two worlds – film and science. -Jose Padilha

I wake up most days with a vague feeling of doom – 'Dear God. Here I am again.' Then, when I read about politicians in the newspaper, the vengefulness starts. By mid-morning, the anxiety is kicking in. -Bruce Robinson

I went to a strict elementary school with nuns, and uniforms that I'm pretty sure were made out of sandpaper. It was an academic, sports-oriented place. I liked to read, and wanted to act, and didn't try out for volleyball. I was weird. The other girls would dip my hair in ink and stuff. -Zosia Mamet

I had this crazy job, though, when I first got to Los Angeles… I answered this ad in the back of the newspaper to be a telephone psychic, and I did that for two days. -Jenna Fischer

Why did I become a writer? Because I grew up in New York City, and there were seven newspapers in New York City, and my family was an inveterate reader of newspapers and I loved holding a paper in my hand. It was something sacred. -H. G. Bissinger

Well I just always wanted to be a newspaper reporter. -H. G. Bissinger

I worked at my high school newspaper at Andover, which came out weekly, unusual for a high school paper. Then my first day at Penn I went right to the 'Daily Pennsylvanian' and pretty much spent most of my college career working both as the sports editor and then editor of the editorial page. -H. G. Bissinger

I have no objection to well-written romance, but I'd read enough of it to know that that's not what I had written. I also knew that if it was sold as romance I'd never be reviewed by the 'New York Times' or any other literarily respectable newspaper – which is basically true, although the 'Washington Post' did get round to me eventually. -Diana Gabaldon

One already feels like an anachronism, writing novels in the age of what-ever-this-is-the-age-of, but touring to promote them feels doubly anachronistic. The marketplace is showing an increasing intolerance for the time-honored practice of printing information on paper and shipping it around the country. -Lev Grossman

I recognize that on paper, you can't really tell that I'm a fan or a nerd. -Lev Grossman

A whole bunch of big technological shocks occurred when Asian innovations – paper, gunpowder, the stirrup, the moldboard plow and so on – came to Europe via the Silk Road. -Charles C. Mann

I didn't have to do paper routes. I'd sing for 5 bucks a crack at weddings and church functions; I'd have four or five on some Saturdays. -Len Cariou

Having been in the newspaper business for a long, long time, I often wonder, Why do we actually need to know about something like a bus crash in Bangladesh that has no effect on us at all? That can be nothing other than voyeurism. -Simon Winchester

I get up, go and get a coffee, and go do the crossword – I'm loyal to one particular paper, the 'Guardian' – and that's my idea of a perfect morning. -Laura Marling

I've worked behind counters serving food, and I've lived on the circus train, and I've led bicycle tours in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and Russia. I've been a key liner for a newspaper, I've done typesetting. Oh, all sorts of things. -Bonnie Jo Campbell

I am fascinated by all the new technology that creates places for us to meet in what is called cyberspace. I understand what it must have meant for the rebellions in the 19th century, especially in 1830 and 1848, when the mass circulated newspaper became so important for the spreading of information. -Henning Mankell

For many years, it seemed as if nothing changed in Norway. You could leave the country for three months, travel the world, through coups d'etat, assassinations, famines, massacres and tsunamis, and come home to find that the only new thing in the newspapers was the crossword puzzle. -Jo Nesbo

You don't realize how hard it is to live on your own. But there's no mom to do your laundry, and make you dinner and to do things for you, and you don't think about little things like buying paper towels and salt. -Emma Roberts

I do think sometimes there's danger in guest appearance mania. I've seen too many examples that sound cool on paper, like 'Oh, get that guy to sing the hook on that guy's song,' and then that's all it is. It's a cool idea that sounds good on paper. -Ezra Koenig

My first job out of college was as an editorial assistant in a New York publishing house. Being an editorial assistant is the purgatory would-be editors must endure before they can ascend the ladder and begin acquiring books on their own. I spent a year filing paperwork, writing copy, and typing rejection letters. -Lincoln Child

'Hamlet' is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being; the difference between sanity and insanity; the meaning of life and death; what's real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad. -Michael Sheen

If you're talking to an architect, he can look at a blank piece of paper, and once the initial design is there, the formula kicks in. Each room should have something unique and different about it – much the same way that in a song, every eight bars or so, a new piece of information should be introduced. -Ryan Tedder

I think every writer has got to direct. If you don't direct, you can't protect your work. The only way to ensure that it's going to be as close as possible to what you put down on paper – and what you see and hear in your head – is to do it yourself. -Amy Sherman-Palladino

My feelings towards the newspapers are very affectionate. -Annalena McAfee

My father used to get me to read the newspaper to him, as if I was a radio. I would stand there and read the 'Times.' -Annalena McAfee

I like to wake up late, around 11 A.M., especially if I have been out the night before. Then I go to brunch with either my friends or my girlfriend. I then like to just chill out: read the papers, read some scripts and then take it very easy. If it's sunny, I go for a walk with my dog, Niles, in the countryside. -Douglas Booth

When I sit at that typewriter, I have to be frightened of what I'm trying to do. I'm frightened by my own belief that I can actually get a story down on paper. -Barry Lopez

I respect newspapers, but the reality is that magazine 'photojournalism' is finished. They want illustrations, Photoshopped pictures of movie stars. -Mary Ellen Mark

I'm not against digital photography. It's great for newspapers. And there are photographers doing great work digitally. When they use Photoshop as a darkroom tool, that's fine, too. But at this point of my life, after so many years, I don't really want to change, and I still love film. -Mary Ellen Mark

We sort of read two or three big newspapers but we don't get the flavor of the local events, the local news as much. -Jane Smiley

The process of writing a novel begins with a pang, a moment of recognition, and a situation, a character, or something you read in a paper, that seems to go off, like a solar flare inside your head. -Martin Amis

Read the news section of the newspaper and there is confusion and uncertainty, a world buffeted by large forces people neither understand nor control. But turn to the sports section and it's all different. -Michael Mandelbaum

Read a lot – poems, prose, stories, newspapers, anything. Read books and poems that you think you will like and some that you think might not be for you. You might be surprised. -Michael Morpurgo

Small businesses want things streamlined, and one of the great successes we're having is less paperwork, faster turnaround times. -Karen Mills

We in Congress need to do everything possible to encourage and cultivate small businesses, so that they can expand and create jobs. Far too often, however, U.S. small businesses are impeded by government paperwork and bureaucratic red tape. -Kay Hagan

The Small Business 'common app' would function much like the one that students complete to apply to multiple colleges and universities simultaneously. It would ensure that small businesses across the country can concentrate on growing and creating jobs – not wasting time, filling out mountains of repetitive paperwork. -Kay Hagan

You just have to open the newspapers in most Western news to see real violence. -Ray Stevenson

Writing is thought crystalized on a piece of paper, which can then be reviewed. -Tim Ferriss

Monotony collapses time; novelty unfolds it. You can exercise daily and eat healthily and live a long life, while experiencing a short one. If you spend your life sitting in a cubicle and passing papers, one day is bound to blend unmemorably into the next – and disappear. -Joshua Foer

I have never been particularly good with languages. Despite a dozen years of Hebrew school and a lifetime of praying in the language, I'm ashamed to admit that I still can't read an Israeli newspaper. Besides English, the only language I speak with any degree of fluency is Spanish. -Joshua Foer

So I go to my first book signing, and these two girls came up and gave me a piece of paper: '10 reasons you should date our dad. He climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. He's a lawyer.' He didn't know what was going on. He didn't even know me. They called him, and he came down and asked me out that day. Now I'm dating their dad! -Hoda Kotb

I can't remember a time when my mom didn't work. She has forever been on the move: a go-getter. When my brother Adel and I had a paper route as kids, my mom would get up before us at the crack of dawn to drop off the Washington Post at different corners. -Hoda Kotb

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