“I am unable to understand how a man of honor could take a newspaper in his hands without a shudder of disgust.” – BAUDELAIRE
“If one wishes to know the real power of the press, one should pay attention, not to what it says, but to the way in which it is listened to. There are times when its very heat is a symptom of weakness and prophesies its end. Its clamors and its fears often speak in the same voice. It only cries so loud because its audience is becoming deaf.” – TOCQUEVILLE
“My business is to teach my aspirations to confirm themselves to fact, not to try and make facts harmonize with my aspirations.” – T. H. HUXLEY
- Christopher, from The Viking Book of Aphorisms, by W. H. Auden and Louis Kronenberger, Viking Press, 1962.