A Quote by Thomas Carlyle on country, newspapers, prose, and providence

Except by name, Jean Paul Friedrich Richter is little known out of Germany. The only thing connected with him, we think, that has reached this country is his saying,-imported by Madame de Staël, and thankfully pocketed by most newspaper critics,-"Providence has given to the French the empire of the land; to the English that of the sea; to the Germans that of-the air!" Richter: German humorist & prose writer.

Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

Source: Richter. Edinburgh Review, 1827.

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on america, capitalism, government, and newspapers

In a 91-part series of sob stories from the laid off and the disgruntled, The NY Times is in the midst of bemoaning 'the downsizing of America' - better known as 'the whining of America.' The cause of all the heartache, in the esteemed newspaper of record's view, appears to be heartless corporate chieftains - as well as capitalism itself. Americans are moving forward, despite shackles. The shackles I am referring to are not NAFTA, not corporations. They are, instead, the barriers imposed by our own government.

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

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A Quote by Dame Rose Macaulay on belief and newspapers

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

Rose Macaulay (1889 - 1958)

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A Quote by Richard Brinsley Sheridan on newspapers

The newspapers! Sir, they are the most villanous, licentious, abominable, infernal - Not that I ever read them! No, I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751 - 1816)

Source: The Critic. Act i. Sc. 2.

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A Quote by Rex Guinn on acting, body, chess, children, day, enthusiasm, exercise, fortune, friendship, life, medicine, mind, mistakes, newspapers, questions, temptation, and work

Life after Fifty Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt doesn't work. The gleam in your eyes is from the sun hitting your bifocals. You feel like the night before and you haven't been anywhere. You get winded playing chess. Your children begin to look middle aged. You begin to outlive enthusiasm. Your mind makes contracts your body can't meet. You know all the answers, but nobody asks you the questions. You look forward to a dull evening. Your favorite part of the newspaper is 25 Years Ago Today. You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going. Your knees buckle and your belt won't. You reget all those mistakes resisting temptation. Dialing long distance wears you out. Your back goes out more than you do. A fortune teller offers to read your face. You burn the midnight oil after 9:00 pm. You sink your teeth into a steak and they stay there. You get your exercise acting as a pallbearer for your friends who exercise. You have too much room in the house & not enough room in the medicine cabinet. The best part of my day is over when the alarm goes off.

Rex Guinn

Source: Life after Fifty

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A Quote by Philip Roth on age, imagination, and newspapers

We live in an age in which the imagination of the novelist is helpless against what he knows he is going to read in tomorrow's newspaper.

Philip Roth (1933 -)

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A Quote by Norman Mailer on facts, losing, and newspapers

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

Norman Mailer (1923 -)

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A Quote by Neil Postman on newspapers, problems, television, understanding, words, and world

The whole problem with news on television comes down to this: all the words uttered in an hour of news coverage could be printed on a page of a newspaper. And the world cannot be understood in one page.

Neil Postman (19?? -)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on books, newspapers, spirituality, and words

A powerful agent is the right word. Whenever we come upon one of those intensely right words in a book or newspaper the resulting effect is physical as well as spiritual, and electrically prompt.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Loesje International on newspapers and world

Isn't it incredible that the news from all over the world always fit exactly into the newspaper?

Loesje International

Source: A poster from Loesje, an international posterorganization with members all over the world.

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