Saturday, March 12, 2011

Quote for today

"I think I owe my success [as a journalist] to having listened respectfully and rather bashfully to the very best advice, given by all the best journalists who had achieved the best sort of success in journalism; and then going away and doing the exact opposite. . . I have a notion that the real advice I could give to a young journalist is simply this: to write an article for the Sporting Times and one for the Church Times and put them in the wrong envelopes. . . What is really the matter with almost every paper, is that it is much too full of things suitable to the paper."

                  G.K. Chesterton Autobiography

                      1 comment:

                      1. I like Chesterton's thinking on many topics, including this one.