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Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells
It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition.
TV is bigger than any story it reports. It's the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.
Fred W. Friendly
Never doubt that you can change history. You already have.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
R. D. Laing
History is a vast early warning system.
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
John F. Kennedy
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.
Charles Dudley Warner
Once you get into this great stream of history, you can't get out.
Richard M. Nixon
The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
We want a story that starts out with an earthquake and works its way up to a climax.
Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
Journalism is in fact history on the run.
Once a newspaper touches a story, the facts are lost forever, even to the protagonists.
The so-called lessons of history are for the most part the rationalizations of the victors. History is written by the survivors.
The architecture of a story can be a little bit different if it's a true story.
It's a very good historical book about history.
The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history. I mean in this century's history. But we all lived in this century. I didn't live in this century.
People that are really very weird can get into sensitive positions and have a tremendous impact on history.
History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.
There is a huge difference between journalism and advertising. Journalism aspires to truth. Advertising is regulated for truth. I'll put the accuracy of the average ad in this country up against the average news story any time.
Jef I. Richards
Whether or not the standard of living made possible by mass production and in turn by mass circulation, is supported by and filled with the work of us hucksters, I guess is something that only history can decide.
America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
James M. Barrie
History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them.
James A. Baldwin
The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
A. Whitney Brown
What is history but a fable agreed upon?
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