A. J. Liebling Quotes

- Notable A. J. Liebling Quotes Index -

Born: October 18, 1904, New York City
Birth Country: USA
Died: New York City, December 28, 1963
Occupation: Author, Journalist

1.
A city with one newspaper, or with a morning and an evening paper under one ownership, is like a man with one eye, and often the eye is glass.
- A. J. Liebling

2.
An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed.
- A. J. Liebling

3.
Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one.
- A. J. Liebling

4.
If the first requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite, the second is to put in your apprenticeship as a feeder when you have enough money to pay the check but not enough to produce indifference of the total.
- A. J. Liebling

5.
Southern political personalities, like sweet corn, travel badly. They lose flavor with every hundred yards away from the patch. By the time they reach New York, they are like Golden Bantam that has been trucked up from Texas - stale and unprofitable. The consumer forgets that the corn tastes different where it grows.
- A. J. Liebling

6.
The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money.
- A. J. Liebling

7.
The pattern of a newspaperman's life is like the plot of 'Black Beauty.' Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings.
- A. J. Liebling

8.
The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Without this, it is impossible to accumulate, within the allotted span, enough experience of eating to have anything worth setting down.
- A. J. Liebling

9.
The science of booby-trapping has taken a good deal of the fun out of following hot on the enemy's heels.
- A. J. Liebling

Quotes by A. J. Liebling

Quote Lite Home