Frases de Gay Talese
Data de nascimento: 7. Fevereiro 1932
Gay Talese é um escritor norte-americano.
Graduado em jornalismo pela Universidade do Alabama em 1953, escreveu para o jornal The New York Times e para a revista Esquire nos anos 1960. Naquele período, contribuiu para a criação do jornalismo literário, dentro do chamado Novo Jornalismo, movimento que incorpora ao jornalismo características da literatura, tais como a descrição mais detalhada das cenas e a busca de uma apreensão menos esquemática do caráter dos personagens.
Talese notabilizou-se por seus artigos sobre o jogador de basebol Joe DiMaggio, o cantor Frank Sinatra,e os boxeadores Floyd Patterson e Joe Louis.
Citações Gay Talese
„The whole thing had lasted only about three minutes. And three minutes after it was over, Frank Sinatra had probably forgotten about it for the rest of his life — as Ellison will probably remember it for the rest of his life: he had had, as hundreds of others before him, at an unexpected moment between darkness and dawn, a scene with Sinatra.“
„You should be proud of your profession because there's less lying in journalism than in any other profession. They lie in education, they lie in politics, they lie in banking, they lie in labor; there's liars all over the place. Sports? Full of liars. And there are liars in journalism, but if there are liars, journalism will out them.“
— Gay Talese
In an interview with David L. Ulin to - Gay Talese talks with David L. Ulin http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2010/10/gay-talese-talks-with-david-l-ulin.html (October 15, 2010)
„When Sinatra sits to dine, his trusted friends are close; and no matter where he is, no matter how elegant the place may be, there is something of the neighborhood showing because Sinatra, no matter how far he has come, is still something of the boy from the neighborhood — only now he can take his neighborhood with him.“
„He seemed now to be also the embodiment of the fully emancipated male, perhaps the only one in America, the man who can do anything he wants, anything, can do it because he has money, the energy, and no apparent guilt.... The man who had everything, lost it, then got it back, letting nothing stand in his way, doing what few men can do.“
„All the Way; All or Nothing at All. This is the Sicilian in Sinatra; he permits his friends, if they wish to remain that, none of the easy Anglo-Saxon outs. But if they remain loyal, then there is nothing Sinatra will not do in turn — fabulous gifts, personal kindnesses, encouragement when they're down, adulation when they're up. They are wise to remember, however, one thing. He is Sinatra. The boss. Il Padrone.“
„I think most journalists are pretty lazy, number one. A little lazy and also they're spoon-fed information, such as the weapons of mass destruction back in 2003.... you have these people who create a package of news, develop it as a story line, a scenario, and they find, as Mailer once said about the press, that they're like a donkey. You have to feed the donkey. The donkey every day has to eat. So [special interests] throw information at this damn animal that eats everything. Tin cans, garbage.“
— Gay Talese
Interview with Gay Talese, David Shankbone, ', October 27, 2007.