William Randolph Hearst

William Randolph
Hearst
1863
1951

American Newspaper Publisher, Politician, U.S. House of Representatives, ran unsuccessfully for Governor and Mayor of New York

Author Quotes

Users of marijuana become STIMULATED as they inhale the drug and are LIKELY TO DO ANYTHING. Most crimes of violence in this section, especially in country districts are laid to users of that drug.

We hold that no person or set of persons can properly establish a standard of expression for others.

A politician will do anything to keep his job, even become a patriot.

We hold that the greatest right in the world is the right to be wrong, that in the exercise thereof people have an inviolable right to express their unbridled thoughts on all topics and personalities, being liable only for the use of that right.

All work and no play may make Jim a dull boy, but no work and all play makes Jim all kinds of a jackass.

We must be alarmingly enterprising, and we must be startlingly original, and do new and striking things which constitute a revolution.

Any man who has the brains to think and the nerve to act for the benefit of the people of the country is considered a radical by those who are content with stagnation and willing to endure disaster.

Whatever begins to be tranquil is gobbled up by something not tranquil.

Don't be afraid to make a mistake, your readers might like it.

When free discussion is denied, hardening of the arteries of democracy has set in, free institutions are but a lifeless form, and the death of the republic is at hand.

I am against Prohibition because it has set the cause of temperance back twenty years; because it has substituted an ineffective campaign of force for an effective campaign of education; because it has replaced comparatively uninjurious light wines and beers with the worst kind of hard liquor and bad liquor; because it has increased drinking not only among men but has extended drinking to women and even children.

You can crush a man with journalism.

If you make a product good enough, even though you live in the depths of the forest, the public will make a path to your door, says the philosopher. But if you want the public in sufficient numbers, you better construct a highway. Advertising is that highway.

You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war.

In suggesting gifts: Money is appropriate, and one size fits all.

You furnish the pictures, and I'll furnish the war. [Telegram to Frederic Remington, whom Hearst had sent to Cuba to cover a rebellion]

It is a good thing that women are so easily manipulated. Otherwise, most of us wouldn't be here.

You must keep your mind on the objective, not on the obstacle.

News is something somebody doesn?t want printed; all else is advertising.

Putting out a newspaper without promotion is like winking at a girl in the dark - well-intentioned, but ineffective.

The coming of the motion picture was as important as that of the printing press.

The distribution of wealth is just as important as its creation.

Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting.

Try to be conspicuously accurate in everything, pictures as well as text. Truth is not only stranger than fiction, it is more interesting.

Let us distinguish between the creation of wealth for the community and the extortion of wealth from the community.

Author Picture
First Name
William Randolph
Last Name
Hearst
Birth Date
1863
Death Date
1951
Bio

American Newspaper Publisher, Politician, U.S. House of Representatives, ran unsuccessfully for Governor and Mayor of New York