Spring 2017 Semester Begins January 24th
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
— Mark Twain
Everywhere I go, I’m asked if the universities stifle writers. My opinion is that they don’t stifle enough of them.
— Flannery O’Connor
You cannot be a good writer if you do not love writing and love reporting. It’s simply impossible. If you do not love what you are doing, quit now and find another job, another line of work. For you’ll never be happy — and you’ll never be good.
— Michael Gartner
I teach a journalism writing class at Yale every year and I sort of bum the kids out on the first day. I tell them: If you don’t learn anything else, the only thing I can tell you to make you a better journalist is you have to work harder than the next guy.
— Steven Brill
In journalism, it is easier to sound off than to find out. It is more elegant to pontificate than to sweat.
— Harold Evans
I have found that a story leaves a deeper impression when it is impossible to tell which side the author is on.
— Leo Tolstoy
As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun doing news reporting than in any other enterprise. It really is the life of kings.
— H.L. Mencken