Quotes of Commentator

“ I don't think you ever stop giving. I really don't. I think it's an on-going process. And it's not just about being able to write a check. It's being able to touch somebody's life. ”

- Oprah Winfrey

“ Reviewers are usually people who would have been poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic. ”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“ Since my Japanese isn't very good, I had to have an interpreter to communicate with most of the crew. ”

- John Foster

“ There's an enormous difference between being a critic and a reviewer. The reviewer reacts to the experience of that book. ”

- Christopher Lehmann Haupt

“ We are all mediators, translators. ”

- Jacques Derrida

“ We have to protect all journalists, and journalists have to be allowed to do their jobs. ”

- Amy Goodman

“ My guess is more reporters probably vote Democrat than Republican - just because I think reporters are smart. ”

- Jerry Springer

“ I fantasized being a broadcaster. ”

- Larry King

“ Both politicians and journalists face situations which strain their honesty and humanity. My opinion is that politicians on the average stand up somewhat better than journalists. ”

- John McCarthy

“ Egad, I think the interpreter is the hardest to be understood of the two! ”

- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“ Do not... regard the critics as questionable patriots. What were Washington and Jefferson and Adams but profound critics of the colonial status quo? ”

- Adlai Stevenson

“ Of course you're always at liberty to judge the critic. Judge people as critics, however, and you'll condemn them all! ”

- Henry James

“ Critics are already made. ”

- Lord Byron

“ The poets are only the interpreters of the gods. ”

- Socrates

“ Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life. ”

- Karl Barth
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