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A. J. Liebling

American,  Journalist
Total Quotes : 22
Indifference Pay About

If the first requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite, the second is to put in your apprenticeship as a feeder when you have enough money to pay the check but not enough to produce indifference of the total.

- A. J. Liebling

Impossible Within About

The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Without this, it is impossible to accumulate, within the allotted span, enough experience of eating to have anything worth setting down.

- A. J. Liebling

Food Blind Like

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.

- A. J. Liebling

Yourself Always Try

If you just try long enough and hard enough, you can always manage to boot yourself in the posterior.

- A. J. Liebling

Own Through Correct

It is impossible for me to estimate how many of my early impressions of the world, correct and the opposite, came to me through newspapers. Homicide, adultery, no-hit pitching, and Balkanism were concepts that, left to my own devices, I would have encountered much later in life.

- A. J. Liebling

Young Going Like

The world isn't going backward, if you can just stay young enough to remember what it was really like when you were really young.

- A. J. Liebling

City Big Large

Chicago seems a big city instead of merely a large place.

- A. J. Liebling

Business Own How

The way to write is well, and how is your own business.

- A. J. Liebling

Freedom Politics Own

Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.

- A. J. Liebling

Better Faster Anybody

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

- A. J. Liebling

Society Role Inform

The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.

- A. J. Liebling

News Confuse Read

People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.

- A. J. Liebling

Away Still Politician

A Louisiana politician can't afford to let his animosities carry him away, and still less his principles, although there is seldom difficulty in that department.

- A. J. Liebling

City Glass Newspaper

A city with one newspaper, or with a morning and an evening paper under one ownership, is like a man with one eye, and often the eye is glass.

- A. J. Liebling

View Bed Take

I take a grave view of the press. It is the weak slat under the bed of democracy.

- A. J. Liebling

Hours Southern Tent

If there is any way you can get colder than you do when you sleep in a bedding roll on the ground in a tent in southern Tunisia two hours before dawn, I don't know about it.

- A. J. Liebling

Science Deal Good Deal

The science of booby-trapping has taken a good deal of the fun out of following hot on the enemy's heels.

- A. J. Liebling

More Poor Concept

There is no concept more generally cherished by publishers than that of the Undeserving Poor.

- A. J. Liebling

Southern Badly By The Time

Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New York, they are like Golden Bantam that has been trucked up from Texas - stale and unprofitable. The consumer forgets that the corn tastes different where it grows.

- A. J. Liebling

Beauty Hands Bonus

The pattern of a newspaperman's life is like the plot of 'Black Beauty.' Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings.

- A. J. Liebling