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Jim Bishop Quotes

19 Jim Bishop quotes:

"Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla."
"A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender."
"The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face."
"Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18."
"Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been."
"The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts. On all working days, he is expected to do his best in one swift swipe at each story."
Author: Bishop Quotes Category: American Journalist Quotes Facts Quotes
"Scoops of mint ice cream with chips of chocolate cows."
Author: Bishop Quotes Category: American Journalist Quotes Chocolate Quotes
"A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day."
"It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him."
"Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun."
"Gimme: an agreement between two losers who can't putt."
"While not being able to burn debris may inconvenience some individuals, holding off from burning until fire conditions are less dangerous makes good sense."
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"Now the task was to get quantitative information about how much iron there was and about its chemistry. A year later, we had the results we needed that pointed to the continental margin as the source of the iron."
Author: Bishop Quotes Category: Information Quotes
"Every kid has a bike, and every kid wants to race. So you just put the two together,"
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"We're concerned that the same priority won't be given to long-term development as resources are siphoned to support shorter-term diplomatic or military objectives."
Author: Bishop Quotes Category: Support Quotes
"Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future."
"At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly."
Author: Bishop Quotes Category: American Journalist Quotes Friendly Quotes
"It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago."
"When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?"

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