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Amy Vanderbilt Quotes and Sayings
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I am a journalist in the field of etiquette.
I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do,
what traditions they have discarded,
what compromises they have made.
- Amy Vanderbilt

We must learn which ceremonies may be breached occasionally
at our convenience and which ones may never be if we
are to live pleasantly with our fellow man.
- Amy Vanderbilt

The modern rule is that every woman should be her own chaperone.
- Amy Vanderbilt

Good manners have much to do with the emotions.
To make them ring true, one must feel them,
not merely exhibit them.
- Amy Vanderbilt

 

I got to sit down with people who I admired,
and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers
and artists and performers.
It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist.
- James Daly

My challenge was even greater as a journalist,
because this was happening in my own backyard.
- Paula Zahn

I had rather be called a journalist than an artist.
- H. G. Wells

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Journalist: a person without any ideas but with an ability to express them;
a writer whose skill is improved by a deadline:
the more time he has,
the worse he writes.
- Karl Kraus

I'm a journalist and that's what I do.
- Jim Lehrer

My father was a motorsports journalist and a motorbike fan.
He gave me my motocross bike.
- Jacky Ickx

It's a little bit in the genes because my brother is
a journalist and my father was a sports writer.
- Patricia Heaton

Nothing is more idealistic than a journalist on the defensive.
- Melvin Maddocks

A veteran journalist has never had time to think twice before he writes.
- George Bernard Shaw

A journalist is a person who has mistaken their calling.
- Otto von Bismarck

I think for a young journalist, it's better to write
for the Web at the moment than it is for print.
- Tina Brown

I'm a mother, I'm a journalist, I'm an American;
I'm all of those things,
and it really complicates your job when you have all
these things come into play.
- Paula Zahn

Any journalist worth his or her salt wouldn't trust me.
- Joey Skaggs

The desire to become a journalist came really because
I very much like living abroad,
and like to travel, and wanted to be paid for it.
- John Pomfret

I'm a lousy journalist.
- Judith Rossner

I've learned in my years as a journalist that when
a politician says 'That's ridiculous' you're probably on the right track.
- Amy Goodman

Every journalist owes tribute to the evil one.
- Jean de La Fontaine

I wanted to be a journalist, I thought it was glamorous
and that I'd meet beautiful women in the rain.
- Bill Nighy

Just because I've got blonde hair and haven't been
to Bosnia doesn't mean I'm a bimbo.
I am still a serious journalist.
- Jill Dando

I was never a true journalist, I was a movie critic.
- Guillermo Cabrera Infante

I very much wanted to be accepted by my peers,
to be considered a serious journalist.
- Jessica Savitch

I still have not given up the idea of becoming a journalist,
but at 17 I decided to follow my heart and stay in
Los Angeles with my girlfriend as opposed to going to Johns Hopkins.
- Mackenzie Astin

Do I think I was put here on earth to be a journalist and to seek truth? No,
I don't.
- Peter Jennings

If you're curious, you'll probably be a good journalist
because we follow our curiosity like cats.
- Diane Sawyer

If you do a story about a British journalist rescuing a child from Sarajevo,
then Sarajevo just becomes an exotic location,
and the story's about this British journalist.
- Michael Winterbottom

A long life in journalism convinced me many presidents
ago that there should be a large air space between
a journalist and the head of a state.
- Walter Lippmann

Now I'm doing a film festival for kids and writing
a script about a kidnapped journalist in Afghanistan.
- Olivia Wilde

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

As a journalist I'm comfortable doing library research,
and I did a lot!
I had a fellowship at Radcliff for a year which gave
me access to the Harvard system.
- Anita Diament

I wanted to be an editor or a journalist,
I wasn't really interested in being an entrepreneur,
but I soon found I had to become an entrepreneur in
order to keep my magazine going.
- Richard Branson

If you're a good journalist, what you do is live a
lot of things vicariously,
and report them for other people who want to live vicariously.
- Harry Reasoner

I think it's like everything else; one shouldn't dig too deeply.
It's silly to say that with a journalist,
but sometimes there is not a truth to be found.
- Alan Price

I got asked by a freelance journalist to jump in front
of Princess Diana's funeral.
How pathetic is that? That would have been the stupidest thing on the planet.
- Mark Roberts

Journalism without a moral position is impossible.
Every journalist is a moralist.
It's absolutely unavoidable.
- Marguerite Duras

To a journalist, good news is often not news at all.
- Phil Donahue

I want to go to college to study journalism.
I want to speak French fluently, to travel.
My mom was a journalist and it's in my blood.
- Mandy Moore

I went on a long trip through South America with Prince
Charles where I was the only journalist there -
a couple of photographers but no other writers.
- Anthony Holden

But unfortunately, I have to say, one out of every 100 interviews I do,
I get a real journalist.
- Glenn Danzig

My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima
was that the question of the social responsibility
of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever.
- Wilfred Burchett

The most important thing for anyone,
I think,
is to be engaged, whether you're an artist or a journalist
is to be engaged in the process at some level.
- Billy Bragg

You know I take music seriously, right? So I expect
journalists to take being a journalist seriously.
- Glenn Danzig

If a person is not talented enough to be a novelist,
not smart enough to be a lawyer, and his hands are
too shaky to perform operations,
he becomes a journalist.
- Norman Mailer

I became a journalist to come as close as possible
to the heart of the world.
- Henry R. Luce

I was a sort of rock journalist - whatever that is -
in London in the late '60s.
- Jonathan Demme

As a journalist, one tends to think there's nothing off limits.
- Peter Jennings

Best I can do for them is to give them every piece
of information I can find and let them make the judgments.
That's just my basic view of my function as a journalist.
- Jim Lehrer

I would never let myself knock out a journalist.
- Gerard Depardieu

And I wasn't a journalist any more than I was a trained nurse.
- May Sinclair

The responsibility that I feel is to do as good a job
as a journalist as I can possibly do.
- Ted Koppel

A good journalist is not the one that writes what people say,
but the one that writes what he is supposed to write.
- Todor Zhivkov

As a journalist, it is so easy to get hardened when
you see so many stories that are disturbing.
Sometimes it's just your survival mechanism that makes
you hardened to some of it.
- Linda Vester

I am sensitive to the value of faith and religion and
spirituality in people's lives because I'm a journalist.
- Peter Jennings

The impulse of the journalist is to be novel,
yet to relate his curiosities to the urgencies of the moment;
the philosopher seeks what he conceives to be true,
regardless of the moment.
- Daniel Bell

As a journalist, the details always tell the story.
- James McBride

Every journalist has a novel in him,
which is an excellent place for it.
- Russell Lynes

No ideas and the ability to express them -
that's a journalist.
- Karl Kraus

Of all possible subjects, travel is the most difficult for an artist,
as it is the easiest for a journalist.
- W. H. Auden

I've been a financial journalist for 30 years.
- Peter Brimelow

I am not insecure about being a journalist.
- Tucker Carlson

There's a lot of people who feel there's a tabloid
journalist who had it coming.
- Ralph Fiennes

Well, I don't know how astute I am, but I did want
to be a journalist when I was growing up.
- Carol Burnett

Journalism is the protection between people and any
sort of totalitarian rule.
That's why my hero, admittedly a flawed one,
is a journalist.
- Andrew Vachss

I'm not rational enough to be a good journalist.
- Jim Harrison

A journalist and an information architect face exactly the same problem -
how to give shape to the pile of information in front
of you in a way that will make it easy and natural
for people to comprehend.
I can't imagine any better preparation for the work I do now.
- Jesse James Garrett

Nothing is better for a young journalist than to go
and write about something that other people don't know about.
If you can afford to send yourself to some foreign part,
I still think that's by far the best way to break in.
- Tina Brown

I think any journalist who spends time in a place realizes
that there are lots of stories around beyond their primary story.
You meet so many interesting people and have all kinds of experiences.
- Joe Sacco

If the word gets out, if the perception exists that
by speaking to a CBS journalist you are,
therefore, inevitably, immediately speaking to the police,
I don't think there's any doubt but that people won't talk.
And, therefore, the public won't learn.
- Floyd Abrams


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