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The Best Quotes About Media 

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Updated June 14, 2019 837 votes 448 voters 24k views

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A list of the best media quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous media quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic media quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational media quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about media?" and "What are inspirational media quotes?"

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Media is just a word that has come to mean bad journalism. Graham Greene
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There are only two forces that can carry light to all the corners of the globe... the sun in the heavens and the Associated Press down here. Mark Twain
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mehtasameer2005 added • New media and mobile entertainment are revolutionizing the way people learn about the world.
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The world is for thousands a freak show; the images flicker past and vanish; the impressions remain flat and unconnected in the soul. Thus they are easily led by the opinions of others, are content to let their impressions be shuffled and rearranged and evaluated differently. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but, most certainly without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. Albert Camus
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The media network has its idols, but its principal idol is its own style which generates an aura of winning and leaves the rest in darkness. It recognizes neither pity nor pitilessness. John Berger
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The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village. Marshall McLuhan
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For the very first time the young are seeing history being made before it is censored by their elders. Margaret Mead
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In old days men had the rack. Now they have the Press. Oscar Wilde
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The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
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Publication is a self-invasion of privacy. Marshall McLuhan
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We are eager to tunnel under the Atlantic and bring the Old World some weeks nearer to the New; but perchance the first news that will leak through into the broad, flapping American ear will be that the Princess Adelaide has the whooping cough. Henry David Thoreau
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Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention: people look without seeing, listen in without hearing. Robert Bresson
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The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium -- that is, of any extension of ourselves -- result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology. Marshall McLuhan
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The liberty of the Press is the Palladium of all the civil, political and religious rights of an Englishman. Junius
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Hastiness and superficiality are the psychic diseases of the twentieth century, and more than anywhere else this disease is reflected in the press. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western World. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity -- much less dissent. Gore Vidal
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We've uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business. Jimmy Carter
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When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute. Walter Lippmann
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The futility of everything that comes to us from the media is the inescapable consequence of the absolute inability of that particular stage to remain silent. Music, commercial breaks, news flashes, adverts, news broadcasts, movies, presenters -- there is no alternative but to fill the screen; otherwise there would be an irremediable void. That's why the slightest technical hitch, the slightest slip on the part of the presenter becomes so exciting, for it reveals the depth of the emptiness squinting out at us through this little window. Jean Baudrillard
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The men with the muck-rake are often indispensable to the well-being of society, but only if they know when to stop raking the muck. Theodore Roosevelt
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The press is no substitute for institutions. It is like the beam of a searchlight that moves restlessly about, bringing one episode and then another out of darkness into vision. Men cannot do the work of the world by this light alone. They cannot govern society by episodes, incidents, and eruptions. It is only when they work by a steady light of their own, that the press, when it is turned upon them, reveals a situation intelligible enough for a popular decision. Walter Lippmann
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Report me and my cause aright. William Shakespeare
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Society cannot share a common communication system so long as it is split into warring factions. Bertolt Brecht
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There is a terrific disadvantage in not having the abrasive quality of the press applied to you daily. Even though we never like it, and even though we wish they didn't write it, and even though we disapprove, there isn't any doubt that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press. John F. Kennedy