Friday, December 16, 2011

christopher hitchens: 1949- 2011

“Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there.” From "Letters to A Young Contrarian"

1 comment:

Nicole Callihan said...

Here's one I love (though I'm not sure I agree with it!):

"The four most overrated things in life are champagne, lobster, anal sex and picnics." – Hitchens, the New Yorker, 2006