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It's true that I'm taking a break from writing a regular
column to do other things but it's got nothing to do
with what dear Simon has or has not written.
- Ferdinand Mount

Now I'm instantly nervous about the demands of doing a weekly column.
- Rory Bremner

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

Grant, if we edited Fortran, I assume that you'd put a column thing in there.
- Ken Thompson


 

As soon as I was old enough to drive,
I got a job at a local newspaper.
There was someone who influenced me.
He wrote a column for The Guardian from this tiny village in India.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Objective journalism and an opinion column are about
as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
- Walter Cronkite

Nobody from the administration has officially rejected my column.
- Bob Novak


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They know that the column resonates in the community.
They know that people like it, and yet they don't have
room for one column once week that consistently got it right.
- Robert Scheer

I sometimes read in a gossip column that I was at a
party when I was in Europe at the time.
It sometimes feels I've got a Doppelganger somewhere.
- Candace Bushnell

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

Each of us is carving a stone, erecting a column,
or cutting a piece of stained glass in the construction
of something much bigger than ourselves.
- Adrienne Clarkson

The bulk of the emails tend to come after a column.
I can get about 2,000 after a column.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Whoever becomes the head of the National Theater finds
himself in a position like that of Nelson's Column -
pigeons dump on you because you're there.
- Peter Hall

Consider the momentous event in architecture when the
wall parted and the column became.
- Louis Kahn

Newspaper readership is declining like crazy.
In fact, there's a good chance that nobody is reading my column.
- Dave Barry

If I got paid, it was no more than five dollars a column,
and I still think I was overpaid.
- Dick Schaap

Once I left out what I then considered my best line
because there was a suspected column rat in the house.
- Dick Cavett

I want to warn against the Fifth Column which is trying
to hinder our free way of life in Holland.
- Theo Van Gogh

I asked him, How could we have a press column if we
can't write about other work done in the press?
- Sydney Schanberg

Jake Green isn't just Jake Green.
Jake represents all of us.
The colour green is the central column of the spectrum
and the name Jake has all sorts of numerical values.
All things come back to him within the film's world of cons and games.
- Guy Ritchie

One column of truth cannot hold an institution of ideas
from falling into ignorance.
It is wiser that a person of prudence and purpose save
his strength for battles that can be won.
- Bryant H. McGill

For a while there, I was a stringer.
The expression comes from the old habit of stringing
together the column inches that you had written.
They'd measure it and pay you 10 cents an inch for your printed copy.
- Charles Kuralt

Equal and united people can above all become a part
of the civilization toward which mankind is moving.
If we cannot be at the head of the column leading to such a civilization,
there is certainly no need for us to be at is tail.
- Slobodan Milosevic

I really like the Observer.
I think I'd love to have a column with a broad reach
that would enable me to do some proper reporting,
but keep it on sort of a humorous level.
I've always had a very happy experience writing for them.
- Toby Young

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

I think it's important that, as a matter of course,
the brain and spinal column were removed from this cow,
and that would be the material that would cause concern
in terms of human health.
And therefore we're confident in the safety of the food supply.
- Ann Veneman

This hype word bothers me though It always sounds like an accusation,
what does it mean, advertising, column inches in the
press? Bands themselves are never really responsible for all of that.
That is something that happens to you when you sell millions of records.
- Holly Johnson

Is it a surprise that into the vessel,
in which the mercury has no inclination and no repugnance,
not even the slightest, to being there,
it should enter and should rise in a column high enough
to make equilibrium with the weight of the external air which forces it up?
- Evangelista Torricelli

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

It had run as a column - I had worked at the paper since 1976,
but the column had been running for 13 years,
and I think it was a strong column, criticizing the
war when the paper was supporting it.
- Robert Scheer

Never in our country's history have we witnessed a
natural disaster that has impacted so many people in such a wide area.
In fact, as of the writing of this column,
millions of people along the Gulf Coast have been displaced
from their homes in a period of only five days.
- Jo Bonner

And the big issue here, I think, is that the publisher
took over the editorial pages,
a guy named Jeff Johnson.
He's an accountant from Chicago, doesn't know anything
about what newspapers are supposed to be about,
and he made a decision to get rid of the column.
- Robert Scheer

And new people come in, and it doesn't go along with their politics,
and they fire me, end the column, silence a voice in Los Angeles.
They can't silence it nationally, but they are able to do it there.
- Robert Scheer

In my column series "The Main Thing,"
I often talk about how Internet technology can improve
the way people communicate -
both within a business and between a business and its customers and partners.
- Jim Barksdale

For years, I've pushed the idea of a column compilation
book mainly because it would be easy -
I could just staple 'em all together.
But publishers have been resistent, feeling the material dates.
- Michael Musto

I just wanted to have fun for myself -
I felt I had a lot to say,
and I realized that I missed having a magazine as a
place to express my ideas.
The Times column is a place for me to unload those perceptions.
- Tina Brown

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

Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty.
They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been
literally hewn out between the columns.
- Arne Jacobsen

Nature is a temple in which living columns sometimes emit confused words.
Man approaches it through forests of symbols,
which observe him with familiar glances.
- Charles Baudelaire

Russell Baker writes columns as a poet writes light verse -
with tongue in cheek and a steady hand.
- Thomas D'Evelyn

Rage is the only quality which has kept me,
or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
- Jimmy Breslin

I was both very successful and very left;
the living demonstration of how you could be on the
left and still be in the gossip columns and be envied for the money you made.
- Elia Kazan

The advertisements in a newspaper are more full knowledge
in respect to what is going on in a state or community
than the editorial columns are.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Style is a fraud.
I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns.
- Willem de Kooning

The savage repression of blacks, which can be estimated
by reading the obituary columns of the nation's dailies,
Fred Hampton, etc., has not failed to register on the black inmates.
- George Jackson

I don't like to read.
The only things I read are gossip columns.
If someone gives me a book, it had better have lots of pictures.
- Ethel Merman

The sports world is an echo chamber.
All it takes is one quote from a general manager and
a thousand sports columns bloom.
- Michael Lewis

A close associate of his gave an interview in which
the book was described as quotes 'fiction from being to end'.
I suffered trial by tabloid for a couple of weeks,
lots of insults in the press, in the columns -
this man should be put in the tower and so on.
- Anthony Holden

From each one of them rose separate columns of smoke,
meeting in a pall overhead, and through the smoke came
stabbing flashes of fire as German shells burst with
thudding shocks of sound.
This was the front line of battle.
- Philip Gibbs

I've really been sick with this cold,
but I think I might have kept the columns going anyhow
except I was just so low in spirit,
I didn't have the will to struggle against them when
my deadline was so close and I felt so lousy.
- Ernie Pyle

That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and
the nation's perception of the Times,
the perception of its editorial positions,
and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed
by the publisher's choice of people who are given the
freedom to write opinion columns.
- Daniel Okrent

The primary factor is proportions.
- Arne Jacobsen

Nothing requires the architect's care more than the
due proportions of buildings.
- Marcus V. Pollio

Failure is simply the non-presence of success.
But a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
- Orlando Bloom

The proportions, too, in which the capital that is to support labour,
and the capital that is invested in tools,
machinery and buildings, may be variously combined.
- David Ricardo

The one big strategic error - which was a political
error and an economic error of grand proportions -
was the prescription drug bill.
- David Keene

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
- David Hume

In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measures,
life may perfect be.
- Ben Jonson

When France resolved, along with England,
to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland,
the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome
proportions was inevitable.
- Rene Cassin

To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun,
and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful
proportions than a vine filled with grapes.
- William Blake

Look, we are a rock group.
But you should see all those things in perspective.
People tend to blow up everything into ridiculous proportions.
And then the fun is gone real soon.
- Donnie Wahlberg

Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.
- Coco Chanel

There's a difference between a failure and a fiasco...
a fiasco is a disaster of mythic proportions.
- Orlando Bloom

The truth, the absolute truth, is that the chief beauty
for the theatre consists in fine bodily proportions.
- Sarah Bernhardt

One out of every 100 American men is HIV positive.
The rate of infection has reached epidemic proportions
in 40 developing nations.
- Philip Emeagwali

The reputation of a man is like his shadow,
gigantic when it precedes him, and pigmy in its proportions when it follows.
- Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

And it sends an important message to me,
because I am sick to death to hear my opponent saying
Republicans don't trust me.
They do trust me, in landslide proportions,
and they're proving it tonight.
We're going to bury that for good.
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell

It is work and personal worth which make a State great
both politically and industrially,
and in my estimation they are to be found in largest
proportions in the Democratic party.
- Franklin Knight Lane

The greatest fear that haunts this city is a suitcase bomb,
nuclear or germ.
Many people carry small gas masks.
The masses here seem to be resigned to the inevitable,
believing an attack of major proportions will happen.
- David Wilkerson

This is Port of Spain to me, a city ideal in its commercial and human proportions,
where a citizen is a walker and not a pedestrian,
and this is how Athens may have been before it became a cultural echo.
- Derek Walcott


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