Abbott Joseph Liebling was an American journalist who was closely associated with The New Yorker from 1935 until his death.
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“People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.”
A. J. Liebling
“The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.”
“Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”
“Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.”
“Henry Miller may write about revelers self-woven into a human hooked rug, because his ecstasy is solemn.”
“I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy.”
“I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.”
“The way to write is well, and how is your own business.”
“An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.”
“If you just try long enough and hard enough, you can always manage to boot yourself in the posterior.”
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