Quotations on Freedom of the Press

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“Freedom of the Press, if it means anything at all, means the freedom to criticize and oppose”

                                                                 George Orwell

 

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“Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.”

                                                                Thomas Jefferson

 

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“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

                                                                Benjamin Franklin

 

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“Let us never forget that those who oppress freedom by attacking the freedom of the press are neither patriots nor lovers of democracy.”

                                                                Charles F. French

 

Quotations on Books

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“Books are the perfect entertainment: no commercials, no batteries, hours of enjoyment for each dollar spent. What I wonder is why everybody doesn’t carry a book around for those inevitable dead spots in life.”

                                                                          Stephen King

 

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“I cannot live without books.”

                                                                           Thomas Jefferson

 

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“Books are the mirrors of the soul.”

                                                                           Virginia Woolf

 

Quotations From Presidents

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To honor Presidents’ Day, I am offering a few quotations from presidents that can be applied to writing as well as life.

 

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“It is hard to fail but is worse to have not tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.”

                                                                       Theodore Roosevelt

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“Those who dare to fail miserably can achieve greatly.”

                                                                        John F. Kennedy

 

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“I cannot live without books.”

                                                                       Thomas Jefferson