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The function of the press in society is to inform,
by A. J. Liebling

The function of the press in society is to inform,
but its role in society is to make money.
- A. J. Liebling

Related topics: Society

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
- A. J. Liebling

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like
the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

I can write better than anybody who can write faster,
and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
- A. J. Liebling

 

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
- A. J. Liebling

I take a grave view of the press.
It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy.
- A. J. Liebling

The way to write is well, and how is your own business.
- A. J. Liebling

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Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.
- A. J. Liebling

If you just try long enough and hard enough,
you can always manage to boot yourself in the posterior.
- A. J. Liebling

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To transform breakdowns into breakthroughs
is the whole function of a master.
- Osho

Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
- Werner Erhard

What exactly is the function of a rubber duck?
- the movie Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

AN INSPIRED LIFE: I HAVE A CHOICE
My key to living an inspired life involves
Embracing my history,
Understanding the function of expectations
and gently learning to have none;
Recognizing the power of attentive and conscious choices.
In all circumstances I acknowledge this,
IN ALL THINGS AND ALL WAYS, I HAVE CHOICE.
My choice resides in my perspective.
While I certainly do not control climate
and markets and roadways and others,
I do control myself and my response
to all those circumstances. I do indeed.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The function of muscle is to pull and not to push,
except in the case of the genitals and the tongue.
- Leonardo da Vinci

The function of education is to teach one
to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor:
to change the character of our thought.
- Lin Yutang

Form follows function.
- Louis Sullivan

To make us feel small in the right way is a function of art;
men can only make us feel small in the wrong way.
- E. M. Forster

Form follows function - that has been misunderstood.
Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The poor don't know that their function in life is
to exercise our generosity.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

In any architecture, there is an equity between the
pragmatic function and the symbolic function.
- Michael Graves

Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.
It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body.
It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.
- Winston Churchill

Music's staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics,
song and production are.
- Gary Wright

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

B is for Breasts Of which ladies have two;
Once prized for the function,
Now for the view.
- Robert Paul Smith

The highest function of love is that it makes the loved
one a unique and irreplacable being.
- Tom Robbins

Yet I've discovered that how I look is not a function
of anything as ephemeral as my hair.
- Judith Light

The defense of our democracy against the forces that
threaten it from without has made some of its failures
to function at home glaringly apparent.
- Wendell Willkie

Twenty million more have Chronic Kidney Disease,
where patients experience a gradual deterioration of kidney function,
the end result of which is kidney failure.
- Xavier Becerra

I write in order to attain that feeling of tension
relieved and function achieved which a cow enjoys on giving milk.
- H. L. Mencken

The function of a citizen and a soldier are inseparable.
- Benito Mussolini

A child's learning is a function more of the characteristics
of his classmates than those of the teacher.
- James S. Coleman

Know the function of a fuse box and the appearance
of a tripped circuit breaker.
- Marilyn vos Savant

I believe that the Apple Shuffle is an excellent compromise
among the conflicting requirements of simplicity,
elegance, size, battery life, and function.
- Donald Norman

The lawyer has not reached the height of his vocation
who does not find therein...
scope for a peculiar but genuine artistic function.
- Frederick Pollock

The true function of a writer is to produce a masterpiece
and no other task is of any consequence.
- Cyril Connolly

A nation that forgets its past can function no better
than an individual with amnesia.
- David C. McCullough

I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion.
That, I conceive, is the function of the critic.
- Clive Bell

No one with a body full of aliments can have a luminous
soul and other intellectual faculties.
It is necessary to care for the body if we wish the
spirit to function normally.
- Michael Servetus

The engineer, and more generally the designer,
is concerned with how things ought to be -
how they ought to be in order to attain goals,
and to function.
- Herbert Simon

I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen,
because I rarely see the immediate results of what
I am saying or doing or writing.
- Larry Norman

The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Choose the whole of your environment, things and events,
based upon the value, meaning and function they hold.
Do not allow obligation or immediacy
to bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The bass player's function, along with the drums,
is to be the engine that drives the car...
everything else is merely colours.
- Suzi Quatro

When do you know you're insane? And when do you known
you're sane? I think I treat a fine line between the two.
It's a battle to function, but somehow I manage.
- Siobhan Fahey

Until and unless we could disband these militias,
this country won't be able to function properly.
- Adnan Pachachi

The next major explosion is going to be when genetics
and computers come together.
I'm talking about an organic computer -
about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
- Alvin Toffler

The secret of life is to have no fear;
it's the only way to function.
- Stokely Carmichael

To create architecture is to put in order.
Put what in order? Function and objects.
- Le Corbusier

There was a whole language that I could never make
function for myself in relationship to painting and
that was attitudes like tortured,
struggle, pain.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin.
In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.
- Ida P. Rolf

The essential function of art is moral.
But a passionate, implicit morality,
not didactic.
A morality which changes the blood, rather than the mind.
- David Herbert Lawrence

The only function of economic forecasting is to make
astrology look respectable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The function of Theology? The recitation of the incomprehensible
by the unspeakable to pick the pockets of the unthinking.
- Robert Anton Wilson

If consciousness can function independently of the
body during one's lifetime,
it could be able to do the same after death.
- Stanislav Grof

A snowball is simple, direct and familiar to most of us.
I use this simplicity as a container for feelings and
ideas that function on many levels.
- Andy Goldsworthy

I believe the true function of age is memory.
I'm recording as fast as I can.
- Rita Mae Brown

I had a lot of trouble with engineers,
because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view,
and then learning how to perform that function.
- Brian Eno

The chief function of the city is to convert power into form,
energy into culture, dead matter into the living symbols of art,
biological reproduction into social creativity.
- Lewis Mumford

The true function of philosophy is to educate us in
the principles of reasoning and not to put an end to
further reasoning by the introduction of fixed conclusions.
- George Henry Lewes

This House cannot function without an open,
accountable, and independent ethics process;
and the molestation of that process by the majority
is an abuse of power that cannot stand.
- Louise Slaughter

Virtue is simply happiness, and happiness is a by-product of function.
You are happy when you are functioning.
- William Burroughs

The especial genius of women I believe to be electrical in movement,
intuitive in function, spiritual in tendency.
- Margaret Fuller

The function of posterity is to look after itself.
- Dylan Thomas

Healthful whole foods improve our brain function as well.
- Marilu Henner

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that,
to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery,
hardship or injustice.
- Wim Wenders


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