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Ian Hislop Quotes and Sayings

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All the libel lawyers will tell you there's no libel any more,
that everyone's given up.
- Ian Hislop

Related topics: Legal

No, there are no hard and fast rules about sources,
no printed booklet to help journalists through.
- Ian Hislop

This job certainly doesn't win you a huge amount of friends,
I accept that, but it is very enjoyable,
and deep down I think it's probably quite a worthwhile job.
- Ian Hislop

There's an awful lot of terrible television which I could do,
but I mostly stick to Have I Got News for You.
- Ian Hislop

 

I've seen the Pokemon movie, which is probably the
worst movie ever made on any subject ever.
- Ian Hislop

They may well say not only is this not true,
but I will put in an injunction to prevent publication.
No, stories don't go in unless I'm convinced by the
people who write them that they're true.
And if I'm wrong, then so be it.
- Ian Hislop

Internet journalism is not a world we know very well at all.
It's conducted more on the screen and less in bars,
which makes it rather less useful for getting stories
about people throwing up over one another,
which is what one's after.
- Ian Hislop

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I've stopped caring about skeptics, but if they libel
or defame me they will end up in court.
- Uri Geller

The problem is that in our country, they make it almost
impossible for politicians to win anything.
In England it's easier to win a libel suit.
- Rand Paul

There are so many exceptions to free speech:
child pornography,
cross burning, libel, fighting words.
- Cliff Stearns

Too many of us look upon Americans as dollar chasers.
This is a cruel libel, even if it is reiterated
thoughtlessly by the Americans themselves.
- Albert Einstein

I mean, in some cases with libel laws,
you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action,
because they can't afford to take legal action against them.
- Elton John

The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste,
and the only limitations those of libel.
- James Thurber

If you call your opponent a politician,
it's grounds for libel.
- Mark Russell

When public men indulge themselves in abuse,
when they deny others a fair trial, when they resort
to innuendo and insinuation,
to libel, scandal, and suspicion, then our democratic society is outraged,
and democracy is baffled.
- J. William Fulbright

No other country in the world gives protection like that,
but it is not absolute protection.
People sometimes meet that high burden and win libel suits,
and in those cases I think they ought to win.
- Floyd Abrams

Wart hogs should sue for libel.
It is a terrible name and they are fine fellows and
devoted family men and it is rare to see one by himself;
the little woman and the kiddies are usually close at hand.
- Ilka Chase

Libel actions, when we look at them in perspective,
are an ornament of a civilized society.
They have replaced, after all, at least in most cases,
a resort to weapons in defense of a reputation.
- Henry Anatole Grunwald

It is better, however, for his own reputation that
the story-teller should risk a few actions for libel
on account of these unfortunate coincidences than that
he should adopt the melancholy device of using blanks or asterisks.
- James Payn

Never be stopped by fear or self-pity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I stopped loving my father a long time ago.
What remained was the slavery to a pattern.
- Anais Nin

I stopped living according to my core values.
I knew what I was doing was wrong but thought only
about myself and thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to.
- Tiger Woods

I never stopped studying Buddhism.
In the past few years, in between movies,
I do a retreat.
- Jet Li

I think my emotional revulsion against Stalin's terror
would have stopped me in my tracks.
- Theodore Hall

I stopped playing in Jr. events when I was 12 and played women's.
- Natalie Gulbis

Tennis is a psychological sport, you have to keep a clear head.
That is why I stopped playing.
- Boris Becker

We want to see all demonstrations stopped.
- Hun Sen

It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than
to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing.
- Helen Rowland

Republicans have to be relieved.
Given all the bad news this White House has faced,
at least the president's hemorrhaging has stopped.
- Stuart Rothenberg

Because I stopped dieting already six months ago,
and I think it's important to bring out a book like
this and you are there a year later and say look,
I'm still like this.
- Karl Lagerfeld

I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make
them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it.
- Sandy Koufax

Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds,
there is a woman giving birth to a child.
She must be found and stopped.
- Sam Levenson

Yeah, well, I finally stopped smoking for good.
- Liam Neeson

As soon as Young read my statements and saw clearly what I was saying,
he stopped communicating with me.
- Tony Conrad

I think all comics borrow from each other.
Only a few have an original voice, and I wasn't one of them.
In the end, I couldn't figure out who to steal from,
so I stopped doing it.
- Steve Buscemi

I stopped caring so much about what people might think
if I sung about love and humanity.
- Wayne Coyne

I vowed I would do everything I could to stop the Isle
of Man counting towards the world championship.
And it was stopped, so they love me in the Isle of Man.
- Barry Sheene

At one time I smoked, but in 1959 I couldn't think
of anything else to give up for Lent so I stopped-and
I haven't had a cigarette since.
- Ethel Merman

One thing about being successful is that I stopped being afraid of dying.
Once you're a star you're dead already.
You're embalmed.
- Dustin Hoffman

Well I don't think sex and violence have ever stopped
a movie from being mainstream.
- David Cronenberg

A revolution can be neither made nor stopped.
The only thing that can be done is for one of several
of its children to give it a direction by dint of victories.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

America stopped making vinyl and phased out the single
but Germany held out and refused.
Warner's never phased out vinyl in Germany.
Now America imports it!
- Peter Hook

A lot of gay men have a lot of sex.
That's what we do.
But I've stopped all that-the revolving door into my bedroom.
Promiscuity.
That was of its day, really.
- Julian Clary

I think the future stopped looking American when you
think back to Blade Runner and Neuromancer,
when it started to look more Japanese.
- Iain Banks

I'm not regretful about dropping acid,
but I could have stopped it a little sooner.
- David Carradine

By the time I came out, that kind of stopped it.
The bullying stopped when I claimed myself and proved that I wasn't afraid.
A lot of it was when I was hiding when I was younger.
- Randy Harrison

Political advertising ought to be stopped.
It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left.
It's totally dishonest.
- David Ogilvy

A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined;
one discovers how far one can go only by traveling
in a straight line until one is stopped.
- Norman Mailer

I never stopped working, but I did let my contract run out.
And I didn't really actively pursue it.
- Juice Newton

My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died.
- Alex Trebek

We're all grown women now; if we wanna do something,
we can't be stopped!
- Natasha Hamilton

It did not prepare me for writing or "Power of Attorney."
However,
what it did is that it forced me out of the DA's office.
I stopped getting that county check.
- Christopher Darden

Warmaking doesn't stop warmaking.
If it did, our problems would have stopped millennia ago.
- Colman McCarthy

I've stopped drinking, but only while I'm asleep.
- George Best

There is some sign that North Korea is changing recently.
There is ongoing successful negotiation to have a military talk to Pyongyang,
which has been stopped for seven years.
- Kim Dae Jung

Obviously the first sentiment is disappointment that
we didn't get the car home and more disappointment
that at the time that it stopped the car was in the lead.
- John Surtees

Of course it was Mamma who both stopped my career and
crystallized my determination to resume it.
- Loretta Young

Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live
coverage of the school being stormed,
was an illustration of the progress we still have to make.
- Kate Adie

And everything stopped quite rapidly because I knew
that nobody in Europe was able to go to space.
It was the privilege of being either American or Russian.
- Philippe Perrin

On my fifth film, it was then that I stopped dancing.
- Victoria Abril

I wrote for nearly six hours.
When I stopped, the dark mood, as if by magic,
had folded its cloak and gone away.
- Zane Grey

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six.
Mother took me to see him in a department store and
he asked for my autograph.
- Shirley Temple

If I stopped writing and being at my piano,
I wouldn't know how to live.
It's your best friend.
- Jessi Colter

My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today.
- Richard Adams

They, astounded at the flash of the armor,
and the swiftness of the charge, and attacked by showers of arrows and missiles,
half naked as they were, never stopped to resist but gave way.
- Arrian

I never stopped photographing.
There were a couple of years when I didn't have a darkroom,
but that didn't stop me from photographing.
- Imogen Cunningham

We have seen SARS stopped dead in its tracks.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

So, while I gave up the notions of publishing at that time,
I never stopped editing and refining that book.
A few years later, in 1987, I thought I had it ready to go out again.
- R. A. Salvatore

Since age seven, I've been composing and have never stopped composing,
yet, the creative process is as elusive to me as it has ever been.
- Lukas Foss

I could have stopped it after they paid me the $50,000.
I wouldn't even have had to go on to do more than I already had:
just the double agents' names that I gave.
- Aldrich Ames

Dylan talked copiously, then stopped.
'Somebody's boring me,' he said, 'I think it's me.'
- Dylan Thomas


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