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Quote of the day

January 6, 2010

Some inspiration and thoughtfulness from Medill instructors to start off my first week of the new quarter.

“The first draft is like vomiting.”

Josh Karp, journalist and book author, who teaches our magazine writing class, lowers the threshold for the next article to write. You just have to get it out and then you’ll feel better, he added.

“You should be failing at times. If you’re not failing, you’re playing it safe.”

Alec Kline, AOL investigator, former Washington Post journalist and author, tells us to keep challenging ourselves.

  1. “Es blüht die Wurst nur kurze Zeit, die Freundschaft blüht in Ewigkeit.” (Wilhelm Busch)

    Schade trotzdem, dass wir es nicht geschafft haben (ich hab aber angerufen!). Next time, my dear.

  2. I always liked this one….

    If you attack the establishment long enough and hard enough, they will make you a member of it.
    Art Buchwald

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