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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 (1804-1881) British politician and author.

To a philosopher all news, as it is called, is gossip, and they who edit it and read it are old women over their tea.

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) American naturalist, poet and philosopher.

Flash'd from his bed the electric tidings came, he is no better, he is much the same.

Unknown Source

Today's news was published by word of mouth in the streets of ancient Athens.

Unknown Source

In the case of news, we should always wait for the sacrament of confirmation.

Voltaire (1694-1778) French writer and historian.

It is always the unreadable that occurs.

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) Irish poet and dramatist.

News reports stand up as people, and people wither into editorials. Clichés walk around on two legs while men are having theirs shot off.

Karl Kraus (1874-1936) Austrian satirist.

Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray.

Milan Kundera (1929-?) Czech writer.

None loves the messenger who brings bad news.

Sophocles (497/6 BC-406/5 BC) Greek tragic poet.