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.


The news used to be to report facts and allow you to make the decision.

Jesse Ventura

Never write on a subject until you have read yourself full of it.     

Jean Paul

News is that which comes from the North, East, West and South, and if it comes from only one point on the compass, then it is a class ; publication and not news.     

Benjamin Disraeli

Without news to feed it, the biggest story starves.

Emlyn Williams

All new news is old news happening to new people.

Malcolm Muggeridge

The news is disease in disguise pretending to be information.     

Vanna Bonta

To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one's tail.     

T. E. Lawrence

Newspapers are not made any longer by news or journalism. They are made by sheer weight of money expressed in free gift schemes. They serve not the interests of the many, but the vested interests of the few.     

Oswald Mosley

It is hard news that catches readers. Features hold them.

Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe

News as wholesome as the morning air.     

George Chapman

The bad news motivated the drill instructors that much more.     

R. Lee Ermey

News is to the mind what sugar is to the body.

Rolf Dobelli

News makes things black and white. Documentary filmmaking should do the opposite.

Robert Greene

All news is an exaggeration of life.     

Daniel Schorr

The news media are, for the most part, the bringers of bad news... and it's not entirely the media's fault, bad news gets higher ratings and sells more papers than good news.

Peter McWilliams

Most people treat the news media like the exercise bike they have in their basement. They're glad it's there but they never use it.     

Drew Curtis

News is what a chap who doesn't care much about anything wants to read. And it's only news until he's read it. After that it's dead.

Evelyn Waugh

Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshipped and fondled like a priceless diamond.

Hunter S. Thompson

The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do.     

Ted Nelson

News media stimulate bubbles, since stories about them boost their audience.

Robert J. Shiller