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A. J. Liebling Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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I can write better than anybody who can write faster,
and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
- 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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Form follows function.
- Louis Sullivan

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

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

Scientists now believe that the primary biological
function of breasts is to make males stupid.
- Dave Barry

Sex is a natural function.
You can't make it happen, but you can teach people to let it happen.
- William Masters

It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think
has made its name so widely known,
not only to readers in the world, but to governments -
and that's what matters.
- Peter Benenson

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

The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around.
- Thomas A. Edison

The female format is a beautiful one in which to function.
Foolhardy as it may be.
I change my image all the time, it's whatever suits me at the moment.
- Lydia Lunch

We function in a pack mentality.
This is our tribe.
And this is how we are exploited - sold a bill of goods
and a household of products.
- Joey Skaggs

Machines built by human beings they will function correctly
if we provide them with a very specific environment.
But if that environment is changed, they won't function at all.
- Ralph Merkle

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

Seems to me that the institutions that function in
this country are clearly racist,
and that they're built upon racism.
- Stokely Carmichael

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

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

Workers do not strike every day, they cannot do that
the way they function in the capitalist economy.
The way they have to live by selling their labor power makes that impossible.
- Ernest Mandel

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

It is function of government to invent philosophies
to explain the demands of its own convenience.
- Murray Kempton

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

The Mirror Stage as formative in the function of the
I as revealed in psychoanalytic experience.
- Jacques Lacan

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 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 defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
- Max Eastman

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

So everybody has some information.
The function of the markets is to aggregate that information,
evaluate it, and get it incorporated into prices.
- Merton Miller

The function of a genius is not to give new answers,
but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.
- Hugh Trevor-Roper

In order to say that some function is understood,
every relevant step in the process must be elucidated.
- Michael Behe

The most important function of the university in an
age of reason is to protect reason from itself.
- Allan Bloom

The ultimate function of prophecy is not to tell the future,
but to make it.
Your successful past will block your visions of the future.
- Joel A. Barker

The first and most optimistic response was complete
rational expectations econometrics.
A rational expectations equilibrium is a likelihood function.
Maximize it.
- Thomas J. Sargent

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

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

But one way or another, judges perform a very vital function in our society.
They have a risky job and they are entitled to security.
- Arlen Spector

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

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

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

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument;
its function is to make the worse appear the better.
- George Santayana

I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
- Jack London

All things are subject to interpretation whichever
interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

The first function of a book review should be,
I believe, to give some idea of the contents and character of the book.
- Walter Kaufmann

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

Today the function of the artist is to bring imagination
to science and science to imagination,
where they meet, in the myth.
- Cyril Connolly

We Chileans have to be able to understand that in a
democracy institutions must function freely and with sovereignty.
- Ricardo Lagos


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