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Joseph W. Alsop, Jr.
(1910-1989) born on
Oct 11
US journalist, author. He was a longtime syndicated political columnist known for straightforward but opinionated political reporting; wrote "We Accuse," 1955.
         
   
F
The plain truth is that the reporter's trade is for young men. Your feet, which do the legwork, are nine times more important than your head, which fits the facts into a coherent pattern.

R
Gratitude, like love, is never a dependable international emotion.
A
Wall-to-wall masterpieces, after all, ought to be preferred to wall-to-wall decorative arts, even if the decorative arts are of the highest quality peppered and salted with dukes and tiaras.
N
For it is truly bizarre for artists to be universally ranked among the giants, for generation after generation . . ., and then be cast from the highest slopes of Parnassus to the lower slopes of art's ever-growing dust-heap.
K
[Joseph McCarthy is] the only major politician in the country who can be labeled "liar" without fear of libel.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On retiring at age 64; in "Newsweek," 7 Oct 1974.
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: On art from the scool of Carracci; "Mobs Fought to See 'Treasure Houses' So Why Aren't They Thronging the National Gallery's New Show Now?." In "Washington Post," 4 Jan 1987.
N: On art from the scool of Carracci; "Mobs Fought to See 'Treasure Houses' So Why Aren't They Thronging the National Gallery's New Show Now?." In "Washington Post," 4 Jan 1987.
K: In "Poisonous Quotes," by Colin Jarman, 1992.
   


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