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Editorial: Keeper quotes

Ed Henninger, a newspaper designer out of Charlotte, N.C. (who created the present look of the Gazette-Journal) sends out a weekly blog. Recently he related “keeper quotes” that he has used a lot … we reprint a few of them here. Some reflect well on our profession, while others are not so flattering.


 “To look at the paper is to raise a seashell to one’s ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.” Alain de Botton. 

“If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event … what kind of film would you use?” Unknown. 

“Life is one world, and life seen in newspapers another.” G.K. Chesterton.

 “Most of us probably feel we couldn’t be free without newspapers, and that is the reason we want newspapers to be free.” Edward R. Murrow.

“The noiseless din that we have long known in dreams booms at us in waking hours from newspaper headlines....

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