A. J. Liebling Quote

News is like the tilefish which appears in great schools off the Atlantic Coast some years and then vanishes, no one knows whither or for how long. Newspapers might employ these periods searching for the breeding grounds of news, but they prefer to fill up with stories about Kurdled Kurds or Calvin Coolidge, until the banks close or a Hitler marches, when they are as surprised as their readers.


The Wayward Pressman (ed. 1972)

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News is like the tilefish which appears in great schools off the Atlantic Coast some years and then vanishes, no one knows whither or for how long....

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News is like the tilefish which appears in great schools off the Atlantic Coast some years and then vanishes, no one knows whither or for how long....

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News is like the tilefish which appears in great schools off the Atlantic Coast some years and then vanishes, no one knows whither or for how long....

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News is like the tilefish which appears in great schools off the Atlantic Coast some years and then vanishes, no one knows whither or for how long....