„But much more vicious than these cases is the majority of foreign correspondents who never have to be placed against the wall, who are never told what to write and how to write it, but who know from contact with the great minds of the press lords or from the simple deduction that the bosses are in big business and the news must be slanted accordingly, or from the general intangible atmosphere which prevails everywhere, what they can do and what they must never do. The most stupid boast in the history of present-day journalism is that of the writer who says, "I have never been given orders; I am free to do as I like."“
„You will never learn what I am thinking. And those who boast most loudly that they know my thought, to such people I lie even more.“
— Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
Statement to Franz Halder, as quoted in ' (1993) by Robert George Leeson Waite, p. xi
„There are two kinds of men who never amount to much: those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.“
— Cyrus Hermann Kotzschmar Curtis American publisher 1850 - 1933
Quoted in "The Best Liberal Quotes Ever: Why the Left is Right" - Page 39 - by William P. Martin - Reference - 2004
„Distractions have never prevented a Writing Writer Who Writes from writing; distractions are an excuse proffered by Non-Writing Non-Writers Who are Not-Writing for why they are not writing.“
— Merlin Mann American blogger 1966
Kung Fu Grippe http://www.kungfugrippe.com/post/6004196999/like-hammers
„The children should never be excluded from what I am doing and should never have the feeling of being part of an audience.“
— Bob Keeshan United States Marine 1927 - 2004
Instructions to director Peter Birch on the format of Captain Kangaroo, as quoted in "Bob Keeshan, Creator and Star of TV's 'Captain Kangaroo,' Is Dead at 76" in The New York Times (24 January 2004) http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/24/arts/bob-keeshan-creator-and-star-of-tv-s-captain-kangaroo-is-dead-at-76.html?pagewanted=all
„We are told by a Lord of the Admiralty who represents a Sheffield division that it is all over with the old Manchester school, and that we have got into new days. I do not belong to the Manchester school. I have nothing to say about the Manchester school except this— that I chanced to write the life of a very important leader of that school. and what did Mr. Cobden say upon this very point? He said:—"I am willing to spend a hundred millions on the fleet if necessary". The Radical party have never been the party who denied the great proposition that lies at the bottom of British politics— namely, that we must have absolute supremacy at sea.“
— John Morley, 1st Viscount Morley of Blackburn British Liberal statesman, writer and newspaper editor 1838 - 1923
Speech a Liberal demonstration in Sheffield (22 January 1889), quoted in 'Mr. Morley At Sheffield', The Times (23 January 1889), p. 10.
„We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing - an actor, a writer - I am a person who does things - I write, I act - and I never know what I'm going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.“
— Stephen Fry English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist 1957
„I know that journalism largely consists in saying 'Lord Jones Dead' to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.“
— G. K. Chesterton English mystery novelist and Christian apologist 1874 - 1936
The Wisdom of Father Brown (1914) The Purple Wig
„Oh, I was only twenty four hours from Tulsa,
Ah, only one day away from your arms;
I hate to do this to you but I love somebody new, what can I do?
And I can never, never, never … go home again.“
— Hal David American lyricist 1921 - 2012
Song Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa
„I have always been impressed by the fact that there are a surprising number of individuals who never use their minds if they can avoid it, and an equal number who do use their minds, but in an amazingly stupid way.“
— C.G. Jung Swiss psychiatrist and psychotherapist who founded analytical psychology 1875 - 1961
„I rail against writers who talk about the loneliness of it all — what do they want, a crowd looking over their typewriters? Or those who talk about having to stare at a blank page — do they want someone to write on it?“
— Wilfrid Sheed English-American novelist and essayist 1930 - 2011
"Come on, Big Boy — Let Me See Your Manuscript," review and interview by Herbert Gold, The New York Times (1987-08-02)
„Who says I can’t be free?
From all of the things that I used to be.
Re-write my history.
Who says I can’t be free?“
— John Mayer guitarist and singer/songwriter 1977
„An editor is a person who knows more about writing than writers do but who has escaped the terrible desire to write.“
— E. B. White American writer 1899 - 1985
Letter to Shirley Wiley (30 March 1954), in The Letters of E. B. White (1989), p. 391