News Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old news quotes, news sayings, and news proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Bad news travels fast. Good news takes the scenic route.

Doug Larson

News travels fast in places where nothing much ever happens.

Charles Bukowski

News is how the government delivers propaganda to the masses and it is an essential requirement of the television broadcasting job to be emotionless to this.     

Steven Magee

News, if unreported, has no impact. It might as well have not happened at all.     

Gay Talese

The bad news is that only the bad people reach the news because they are noisier.

Javier Bardem

News is what someone wants suppressed. Everything else is advertising.     

Katharine Graham

News used to come too late; now it comes too early.     

Marty Rubin

The news and the truth are not the same thing.     

Walter Lippmann

News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising.     

Lord Northcliffe

News reporters are certainly liberal and left of center.

Walter Cronkite

News is not a game show. You don’t win a car if you happen to be right.

John Oliver

News is only the first rough draft of history.

Alan Barth

All the papers that matter live off their advertisements, and the advertisers exercise an indirect censorship over news.     

George Orwell

News events are like Texas weather. If you don't like it, wait a minute.

Jessica Savitch

Bad news isn't wine. It doesn't improve with age.

Colin Powell

Fake news is a big thing in the field of Social Media Journalism. Fake news can be as simple has spreading misinformation.or as dangerous as smearing hateful propaganda.     

Fabrizio Moreira

News events cannot be controlled, nor can newscasts be mapped out like entertainment shows.     

Jessica Savitch

We cannot make good news out of bad practice.

Edward R. Murrow

Bad news travels at the speed of light; good news travels like molasses.

Tracy Morgan

News Coverage!! As news expose rather than cover events.

Henry David Thoreau

Today's news, which may be yesterday's anyway, will be eclipsed tomorrow.

Graham Swift

News isn't designed to talk about daily life in its nuances, but poetry is.     

Eliza Griswold

News represents another form of advertising, not liberal propaganda.     

Christopher Lasch

News is something somebody doesn't want printed; all else is advertising.     

George Orwell

The news did not trouble her particularly; all news was bad, like wage demands, strikes, or war, and the wise person paid no attention to it.     

Neil Shute

The news isn't there to tell you what happened. It's there to tell you what it wants you to hear or what it thinks you want to hear.

Joss Whedon

There is no better news, than the fact that Jesus can actually turn a life upside down and save it.     

Cliff Richard

News, news, news - that is what we want. You cannot beat news in a newspaper.     

Arthur Christiansen

But news right now is like a flock of speeded-up sheep running off the side of a cliff.

Ali Smith

News is history shot on the wing.

Gene Fowler