"The function of the press in society is to inform, but its role in society is to make money."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."A. J. Liebling on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."A. J. Liebling on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."A. J. Liebling on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."A. J. Liebling on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."A. J. Liebling on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed."
"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."
"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."
"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one."