I glance at the headlines just to kind of get a flavor for what’s moving. I rarely read the stories, and get briefed by people who are probably read the news themselves.
—George W. Bush (b.1946) American Head of State, Businessperson
I well believe it, to unwilling ears;None love the messenger who brings bad news.
—Sophocles (495–405 BCE) Ancient Greek Dramatist
To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit and read it are old women over their tea.
—Henry David Thoreau (1817–62) American Philosopher
News is what a chap who doesn’t care much about anything wants to read. And it’s only news until he’s read it. After that it’s dead.
—Evelyn Waugh (1903–66) English Novelist, Humorist, Writer
News is important information that may influence your investments. Noise is talk or buzz or some headline that prevents you from seeing a story clearly. News is useful. Noise is a distraction. Calling what’s noise and news after the fact is easy.
—Maria Bartiromo (b.1967) American Television Journalist
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 (1907–87) American Journalist, Author
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. If I killed them all there would be news from Hell before breakfast.
—William Tecumseh Sherman (1820–91) American Military Leader, Businessperson, Educator