A. J. Liebling
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A. J. Liebling
If there is any way you can get colder than you do when you sleep in a bedding roll on the ground in a tent…
If the first requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite, the second is to put in your apprenticeship as a feeder when…
A Louisiana politician can’t afford to let his animosities carry him away, and still less his principles, although there is seldom difficulty in that department.
It is impossible for me to estimate how many of my early impressions of the world, correct and the opposite, came to me through newspapers.…
The world isn’t going backward, if you can just stay young enough to remember what it was really like when you were really young.
If you just try long enough and hard enough, you can always manage to boot yourself in the posterior.
I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy.
Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.
A city with one newspaper, or with a morning and an evening paper under one ownership, is like a man with one eye, and often…
There is no concept more generally cherished by publishers than that of the Undeserving Poor.
The way to write is well, and how is your own business.
The science of booby-trapping has taken a good deal of the fun out of following hot on the enemy’s heels.
No sane man can afford to dispense with debilitating pleasures. No ascetic can be considered reliably sane.
An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.
People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.
The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Without this, it is impossible to accumulate, within the allotted span, enough experience…
Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New…
I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
The pattern of a newspaperman’s life is like the plot of ‘Black Beauty.’ Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall…
The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.
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