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  1. I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible.
       -- Jane Austen

  2. She calls a spade a delving instrument.
       -- Rita Mae Brown

  3. Jargon seems to be the place where the right brain and the left brain meet.
       -- Wendy Kaminer

  4. If one cannot state a matter clearly enough so that even an ntelligent twelve-year-old can understand it, one should remain within the cloistered walls of the university and laboratory until one gets a better grasp of one's subject matter.
       -- Margaret Mead

  5. I might know how to use thirth-four words where three might do, but that does not mean I don't know what I'mtalking about.
       -- Ruth Shays

  6. You and I come by road, or rail, but economists travel on infrastructure.
       -- Margaret Thatcher


  1. The chief trouble with jazz is that there is not enough of it; some of it we have to listen to twice.
       -- Don Herold

  2. Jazz is not a game of chance. Its sonorous disorder is only an appearance. It is an organized force obeying obscure laws, conforming to a secret technique, codified or not, and we discover that no one can become a virtuoso on the spur of the moment.
       -- Wanda Landowska

  3. Jazz is the music of the body.
       -- Anais Nin

  4. Jazz may be a thrilling communion with the primitive soul; or it may be an ear-splitting bore.
       -- Winthrop Sargeant

  5. Jazz will endure as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.
       -- John Philip Sousa

  6. Jazz tickles your muscles, symphonies stretch your soul.
       -- Paul Whiteman

  7. Jazz is the folk music of the machine age.
       -- Paul Whiteman


  1. Jealousy in romance is like salt in food. A little can enhance the savor, but too much can spoil the pleasure and, under certain circumstances, can be life-threatening.
       -- Maya Angelou

  2. Jealousy is nothing more than a fear of abandonment.
       -- Anon.

  3. Jealousy is ... a tiger that tears not only its prey but also its own raging heart.
       -- Michael Beer

  4. Yet he was jealous, though he did not show it,
    For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.
       -- Lord Byron

  5. The jealous bring down the curse they fear upon their own heads.
       -- Dorothy Dix

  6. Jealousy, the jaundice of the soul
       -- John Dryden

  7. Jealousy is the grave of affection.
       -- Mary Baker Eddy

  8. What frenzy dictates, jealousy believes.
       -- John Gay

  9. Lots of people know a good thing the minute the other fellow sees it first.
       -- Job E. Hedges

  10. There is never jealousy where there is not strong regard.
       -- Washington Irving

  11. Jealousy is all the fun you think they had.
       -- Erica Jong

  12. jealousy is always born with love, but does not always die with it.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  13. In jealousy there is more of self-love than of love to another.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  14. Jealousy lives upon doubts. It becomes madness or ceases entirely as soon as we pass from doubt to certainty.
       -- François de La Rochefoucauld

  15. She suspected him of infidelity, with and without reason, morning, noon and night.
       -- Ada Leverson

  16. It is matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.
       -- Clare Boothe Luce

  17. The way to hold a husband is to keep him a little jealous; the way to lose him is to keep him a little more jealous.
       -- H. L. Mencken

  18. Jealousy is the injured lover's hell.
       -- John Milton

  19. I believe she would be jealous of a find day, if her husband praised it.
       -- Hanna Moore

  20. jealousy is the most dreadfully involuntary of all sins.
       -- Iris Murdoch

  21. The knives of jealousy are honed on details.
       -- Ruth Rendell

  22. Jealousy is the tie that binds, and binds, and binds.
       -- Helen Rowland

  23. To jealousy, nothing is more frightful than laughter.
       -- Francoise Sagan

  24. And oft, my jealousy shapes faults that are not.
       -- William Shakespeare

  25. O, beware, my lord, of jealousy;
    It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
    The meat it feeds on.
       -- William Shakespeare

  26. Jealousy is cruel as the grave.
       -- Ths Shulamite, Song of Songs

  27. Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
       -- H.G. Wells

  28. Plain women are always jealous of their husbands, beautiful women never are. They are always so occupied with being jealous of other women's husbands.
       -- Oscar Wilde

    Jesting, Jokes

  1. Jesting is often only indigence of intellect.
       -- Jean de La Bruyère

  2. Jests that give pains are no jests.
       -- Miguel de Cervantes

  3. Many a true word is spoken in jest.
       -- English Proverb

  4. Judge of a jest when you have done laughing.
       -- William Lloyd

  5. I don't know jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
       -- Will Rogers

  6. The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh.
       -- Johann von Schiller

  7. Jesters do oft prove prophets.
       -- William Shakespeare


  1. Housekeeping ain't no joke.
       -- Anon.

  2. The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves.
       -- Anon.

  3. The difference between a job and a career is the difference between forty and sixty hours a week.
       -- Robert Frost

  4. I love work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me. The idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
       -- Jerome K. Jerome

  5. His weariness is that of the gladiator after the combat; his work was the whitewashing of a corner in a state official's office.
       -- Franz Kafka

  6. Hamlet's experience simply could not have happened to a plumber.
       -- George Bernard Shaw

  7. Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life as a dog does with his master's chaise. Do what you love; know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.
       -- Henry David Thoreau

  8. Early to rise and early to bed
    Makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead.
       -- James Thurber


  1. No news is good news.
       -- Proverb

  2. Journalism is literature in a hurry.
       -- Matthew Arnold

  3. Many a good newspaper story has been ruined by oververification.
       -- James Gordon Bennett

  4. No news is good news. No journalists is even better.
       -- Nicolas Bentley

  5. A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets.
       -- Napoleon Bonaparte

  6. Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones is dead" to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.
       -- G.K. Chesterton

  7. Half my lifetime I have earned my living by selling words, and I hope thoughts.
       -- Winston Churchill

  8. Journalism is organized gossip.
       -- Edward Egglestone

  9. When there is good news, and it is news, we do report it, but usually news is a record of human failure. Those wanting to celebrate human accomplishment are, as someone said, advised to go to the sports section.
       -- Linda Ellerbee

  10. The first law of journalism is to confirm existing prejudice, rather than contradict it.
       -- Linda Ellerbee

  11. Fact that is fact every day is not news; it's truth. We report news, not truth.
       -- Linda Ellerbee

  12. Some of the qualities that go into making a good reporter--aggressiveness, a certain sneakiness, a secretive nature, nosiness, the ability to find out that which someone wants hidden, the inability to take "no" with any sort of grace, a taste for gossip, rudeness, a fair disdain for what people will think of you and an occaisional calculated disregard for rules--are also qualities that go into making a very antisocial human being.
       -- Linda Ellerbee

  13. It isn't what they say anout you, it's what they whisper.
       -- Errol Flynn

  14. In journalism, there has always been a tension between getting it first and getting it right.
       -- Ellen Goodman

  15. I wouldn't be here if there were no trouble. Trouble is news, and gathering news is my job.
       -- Marguerite Higgins

  16. The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
       -- Thomas Jefferson

  17. Reporters are like puppets. They simply respond to the pull of the most powerful strings.
       -- Lyndon B. Johnson

  18. Everything you read in newspapers is absolutely true, except for that rare story of which you happen to have first-hand knowledge.
       -- Erwin Knoll

  19. A politician wouldn't dream of being allowed to call a columnist the things a columnist is allowed to call a politician.
       -- Max Lerner

  20. never argue with people who buy ink by the gallon.
       -- Tommy Losorda

  21. News is like food: it is the cooking and serving that makes it acceptable, not the material itself.
       -- Rose Macaulay

  22. Writing for a newspaper is like running a revolutionary war. You go to battle not when you are ready, but when action offers itself.
       -- Norman Mailler

  23. "SIXTY HORSES WEDGED IN A CHIMNEY" The story to fit this sensational headline has not turned up.
       -- J.B. Morton

  24. A reporter is a man who has renounced everything in life but the world, the flesh, and the Devil.
       -- David Murray

  25. Hot lead can be almost as effective coming from a linotype as from a firearm.
       -- John O'Hara

  26. Being a reporter seems a ticket out to the world.
       -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

  27. Sure I know where the press room is -- I just look for where they throw the dog meat.
       -- Martina Navratilova

  28. Journalists belong in the gutter because that is where the ruling classes throw their guilty secrets.
       -- Gerald Priestland

  29. Being a reporter is as much a diagnosis as a job description.
       -- Anna Quindlen

  30. A news sense is really a sense of what is important, what is vital, what has color and life--what people are interested in. That's journalism.
       -- Burton Rascoe

  31. Journalists do not live by words alone, although sometimes they have to eat them.
       -- Adlai E. Stevenson

  32. Freedom of the press in Britain is freedom to print such of the proprietor's prejudices as the advertiser's won't object to.
       -- Helen Swaffer

  33. Journalism -- an ability to meet the challenge of filling the space.
       -- Rebecca West

  34. Journalism is unreadable, and literature is unread.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  35. There is much to be said in favor of modern journalism. By giving us the opinions of the uneducated, it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  36. In America the President reigns for four years, and Journalism governs for ever and ever.
       -- Oscar Wilde

  37. Rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read.
       -- Frank Zappa


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