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Allan Sloan Quotes and Sayings

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Report, report, report.
Dig, dig, dig.
Think, think, think.
Don't stop being a reporter because you've become a columnist.
- Allan Sloan

I've spent my career trying to help people without
connections understand what's going on so that they
have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful.
- Allan Sloan

I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns.
I talk that way, so I write that way.
- Allan Sloan

Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished
ones than constant mediocrity.
- Allan Sloan

 

The column's worked out great for me.
I've gotten a ton of ego satisfaction,
had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.
- Allan Sloan

People are treating the Stewart case as seriously as
Enron when it's really over trivia.
- Allan Sloan

Teamwork is better than isolation, especially for a columnist.
- Allan Sloan

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Don't commit to being a columnist unless you're willing to do it right.
Report your behind off, so you have something original and useful to say.
Say it in a way that will interest someone other than you,
your family and your sources.
- Allan Sloan

It's easy to write a good column if you've got good information.
It's hard if you have to depend on style alone.
I suppose there are people who can get away with styling on a regular basis.
I'm not one of them.
You're probably not, either.
- Allan Sloan

If the government decides to put your life under a microscope,
do you think it won't find something? I suspect there's
not an adult in the country who would walk away totally
unscathed if every aspect of his or her life were investigated
the way Stewart's ImClone trading was.
- Allan Sloan

I wanted to be a columnist so badly that I took a huge pay cut to leave Forbes,
which wouldn't give me a column, and join Newsday,
which wanted my column for its Sunday business section.
- Allan Sloan

When I started writing a business column 15 years ago,
I knew I'd found the perfect job for myself.
As a columnist I could pick my own topic,
do my own analysis, say what I wanted to say and attribute it to myself.
Best of all, I could write in my own voice.
- Allan Sloan

The lesson that any thinking person draws from the
Stewart saga is that when the government asks questions,
run for your lawyer and don't say a word.
Had Stewart kept her mouth shut, she'd be OK.
- Allan Sloan

I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
- James Broughton

Clear? Huh. Why a four-year-old child
could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child,
I can't make head or tail of it.
- the Groucho Marx movie Duck Soup

This report, by its very length, defends itself
against the risk of being read.
- Winston Churchill

I don't make jokes.
I just watch the government and report the facts.
- Will Rogers

With a modem, anyone can follow the world and report
on the world-no middle man,
no big brother.
I guess this changes everything.
- Matt Drudge

The British Government and the Irish Government have
accepted very clearly the Mitchell Report.
- Dick Spring

It's my responsibility as a singer-songwriter to report the news.
- John Mellencamp

It is my hope and my belief that you will be able to
report that I died with dignity,
without animal fear and without bravado.
I owe that much to myself.
- Caryl Chessman

Discount my partiality, but my report is that so far
The Winds of War is looking good.
- Herman Wouk

I was in New York.
Hitchcock was in California.
He rang me to make a report on his progress and said,
I'm having trouble.
I've just sacked my second screenwriter.
- Patricia Highsmith

Like any good spy novel, the Cox Report alleges that
Chinese spies penetrated four U.S.
weapons research labs and stole important information
on seven nuclear warhead designs.
- Charles Foster Bass

In my experience, problems most frequently arise from
those who report for television,
with little field experience in your area but an insatiable
appetite for a sound bite.
- Alvin Adams

Economists report that a college education adds many
thousands of dollars to a man's lifetime income -
which he then spends sending his son to college.
- Bill Vaughan

Today nearly every combat brigade located within the
United States would report that they are not ready for duty.
They are at the lowest levels of readiness.
- Ike Skelton

A Congressional Budget Office report released as recent
as June 2004 says the system will be able to pay full benefits until 2052,
and 80 percent after that.
- Grace Napolitano

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

Every time you go to the doctor and get a good report,
the odds keep staking more in your favour.
- Fran Drescher

I know a baseball star who wouldn't report the theft
of his wife's credit cards because the thief spends less than she does.
- Joe Garagiola

Until as recently as November of 1966,
I had complete faith in the Warren Report.
Of course, my faith in the Report was grounded in ignorance,
since I had never read it.
- Jim Garrison

The higher the classification of secrecy,
the quicker you will report it.
- George P. Shultz

As a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence,
I will be participating in several hearings on the
startling revelations contained in the report.
- Charles Foster Bass

Most of what we report from Congress they don't care
about unless it affects them directly.
- Roone Arledge

Companies need to understand that the quicker they
report product safety problems to CPSC,
the quicker we can take action together and protect consumers from injuries.
- Hal Stratton

The Cox Report documents a systematic,
well-planned effort by the Chinese military at the
highest levels to target and acquire technology for military modernization.
- Charles Foster Bass

Yes, I get a report from BMI about the frequency of performances,
and it is very surprising.
They played one of my most advanced pieces,
and one of my most unusual ones on the radio.
- Elliott Carter

I envision a future where there'll be 300 million reporters,
where anyone from anywhere can report for any reason.
It's freedom of participation absolutely realized.
- Matt Drudge

Marilyn Monroe was no fun to work with.
She would report to work around 5:00 in the evening.
You've been in make-up since 8:30 in the morning waiting for her.
- Tony Randall

I do most of my business on that dirty Internet that
you were just talking about,
where I find there is a lot of freedom to report exactly what I want.
- Matt Drudge

Journalists do not like to report on uncertainties.
They would almost rather be wrong than ambiguous.
- Melvin Maddocks

The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant,
if not positively destructive institution,
and the just-released U.N.
report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan,
proves the point.
- Linda Chavez

I can't think of a time that the U.S.
government asked us or instructed us not to report or air something.
- Jim Walton

I'm proud to report that in 2004 alone,
we approved 3,600 new units of housing -
our best year ever!
- Thomas Menino

A mother is neither cocky, nor proud,
because she knows the school principal may call at
any minute to report that her child had just driven
a motorcycle through the gymnasium.
- Mary Kay Blakely

Evil report carries further than any applause.
- Baltasar Gracian

Clearly you need a new team to go out to bat on your behalf;
to fight for your rights and to report back to you
personally and to the leadership of the IFP.
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi

During the war, in which several of our embedded correspondents
were able to report from moving vehicles crossing the Iraqi desert,
the use of technology made news gathering safer.
- Jim Walton

In its report, the Cox Committee concludes that China is using stolen U.S.
design information to speed up its deployment of a
new nuclear missile force.
- Charles Foster Bass

How easily some light report is set about,
but how difficult to bear.
- Hesiod

The financial report makes it very clear that if we
got into honest budgeting today,
that in fact we would find ourselves with a much larger
deficit than we have today.
- Jim Costa

So I rang up British Telecom, I said 'I want to report a nuisance caller',
he said 'Not you again'.
- Frank Carson

CNN International, Al-Jazeera and BBC are the same
in how they report mostly that America is wrong and bad.
- Roger Ailes

Conversion is a very, very important part of what you are doing.
We will have a responsibility to report to Heavenly
Father regarding those we bring into the Church.
- Richard G. Scott

The military's own report says that one-third of deaths
and casualties could have been avoided if proper body
armor and vehicle armor had been provided from the start of the war.
- John Olver

My report card always said, 'Jim finishes first and
then disrupts the other students'.
- Jim Carrey

So this is all part of a free society.
People are entitled to hold whatever view they want,
and the media can report things how they wish.
- Alexander Downer

The job of the poet is to render the world -
to see it and report it without loss,
without perversion.
No poet ever talks about feelings.
Only sentimental people do.
- Mark Van Doren

Usually, about 85 percent of what the tabloids report is a lie.
Over the last year, I can truly say it has been 99 percent.
- Kirstie Alley

People also don't care about the daily comings and
goings of diplomats and yet we must report it.
- Roone Arledge

I rarely watch TV but I guess I'd watch the weather
report since I fly so much.
- Fred Schneider

I don't think many people have ever read the report.
Who has read 26 volumes of this case? How many read
the summary? If you read the summary,
it takes a long time.
- John Sherman Cooper

One of the advantages of the book's having been out
there for more than a quarter century is that there's
been time for people to report back on what it's done for them.
- Andrew Tobias

The paramedic called the press and sold me like a loaf of bread.
This was news, and he wanted to be the one to report it.
- Charlie Sheen

I am a spy in the house of me.
I report back from the front lines of the battle that is me.
I am somewhat nonplused by the event that is my life.
- Carrie Fisher

The first tenet is that you should report corruption
regardless of loyalty to incumbent or party.
- Linda Tripp

We're given the springboard of the text,
a plane ticket, told to report to Alabama,
and there's a group of people all ready to make a film
and it's a marvelous life.
- Albert Finney

Why a four-year-old child could understand this report.
Run out and find me a four-year-old child.
I can't make head nor tail out of it.
- Groucho Marx

I understand that NASA reported that there's new evidence of water on Mars.
I'm here to report that we still don't have any evidence
of affordable gasoline in Michigan.
- David Bonior

In the aftermath of September 11, and as the 9/11 Commission
report so aptly demonstrates,
it is clear that our intelligence system is not working the way that it should.
- Hillary Clinton


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