Column Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Column Quotes from famous persons: Duff McKagan, Jonathan Turley, Louis Kahn, Patricia Marx, Hale Irwin. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Column Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

I had a column for the 'Seattle Weekly' for five years,

I had a column for the ‘Seattle Weekly’ for five years, and there was one column that was called ‘How To Be A Man,’ and it was kind of tongue in cheek; it was really tongue in cheek. And I got a book deal from that column.
Truth be known, President Obama has never been particularly driven by principle. Right after his election, I wrote a column in a few days warning people that even though I voted for Obama, he was not what people were describing him to be. I saw him in the Senate. I saw him in Chicago.
Consider the momentous event in architecture when the wall parted and the column became.
Louis Kahn
I write the shopping column. I think I’ve proven my superficiality.
Patricia Marx
I still have the desire to succeed, and I’ve always felt success is measured by what you‘ve done in the win column, not top 10s.
Hale Irwin
I’ve had to write a column an hour after I’ve come back from a funeral. A deadline is a deadline, I mean, that was just what my job was.
Laurie Notaro
But even writing the column for the ‘Telegraph,’ that idea of working to deadlines, which as an actor that’s not something you have to do in the same way. It’s excited me into wanting to do a bit more.
The body tends to treat elements in the same column of the periodic table as equivalents.
I asked him, How could we have a press column if we can’t write about other work done in the press?
Sydney Schanberg
The first time I ever wrote anything, it was an editorial column for my high school newspaper.
Column writing is like gas – it fills the available space.
Never look for the story in the ‘lede.’ Reporters are required to put what’s happened up top, but the practiced pundit places a nugget of news, even a startling insight, halfway down the column, directed at the politiscenti. When pressed for time, the savvy reader starts there.
Think of a forest, then imagine taking 10,000 trees and squeezing them together until there is essentially no space between them. That’s what the neocortical column looks like.
Henry Markram
Those inevitable dreams where you can’t get your column in, you know, and at first they were the Xerox telecopy, and then they were the fax machine, and then they were, you know, email. The anxiety remains the same, but the technology has changed.
Ellen Goodman
Obviously, I need to be more efficient, but as far as my numbers go, I just want to see W’s starting to stack up on that win column.
It is a lot harder to write a good book or a good column in a persuasive way without making fun of someone or ridiculing them.
In the morning, I get the paper. I look in the obituary column. If I don’t see myself in there, I get up.
I don’t want my personal life to become a part of public domain. It is something that is sacred and means a lot to me. I don’t want it to become some frivolous gossip column.
In Beijing, the joke among hacks is that, after the drive in from the airport, you are ready to write a column; after a month, you feel the stirrings of an idea-book; but after a year, you struggle to write anything at all, because you’ve finally discovered just how much you don’t know.
A century ago, scientists believed there was only one obvious stomping ground for alien biology in our solar system: Mars. Because it was reminiscent of Earth, Mars was assumed to be chock-a-block with animate beings, and its putative inhabitants got a lot of column inches and screen time.
Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine.
I measure myself by the win column.
I wrote the music column in my high school newspaper.
I think it’s important that, as a matter of course, the brain and spinal column were removed from this cow, and that would be the material that would cause concern in terms of human health. And therefore we’re confident in the safety of the food supply.
Legends like Jim Murray at the ‘Los Angeles Times’ and Shirley Povich at the ‘Washington Post‘ were the most beloved guys at their papers. They’d write a cherished column for 30 years, and that was it. There was nothing else to do, no higher job to attain.
The column’s worked out great for me. I’ve gotten a ton of ego satisfaction, had a lot of fun, won a batch of prizes and occasionally done some public good.
Allan Sloan
And new people come in, and it doesn’t go along with their politics, and they fire me, end the column, silence a voice in Los Angeles. They can’t silence it nationally, but they are able to do it there.
Forrest Mims is the author of the famous book ‘Getting Started in Electronics,’ published by RadioShack for many years. I bought the book in the 1980s and had a blast making the projects in it. When I was editor-in-chief of ‘MAKE,’ I asked Forrest to write a column for the magazine, called ‘The Backyard Scientist.’
As much as the Pulitzer is the hallmark of journalism, I think what I love the most is when somebody says they took my column and it’s in their wallet. I have had people open their wallet and show me a corner of a column.
As a kid, I harbored this fantasy of starting a company. I looked at the entrepreneur column in Forbes. I looked at it every month and thought, ‘I want to be that guy.’
I am very happily employed as a full-time software engineer; I travel a lot, and I write books along with this here weekly TechCrunch column; and I still find the time to work on my own software side projects.
Jon Evans
One column of truth cannot hold an institution of ideas from falling into ignorance. It is wiser that a person of prudence and purpose save his strength for battles that can be won.
There are some people bent on blowing up the situation in the country. I call them the fifth column. They are not an opposition. They want to stage a rebellion in the country. Their dream is to topple the government and overthrow the president.
Once I left out what I then considered my best line because there was a suspected column rat in the house.
All of our columnists have areas of interest and expertise that they will return to frequently, but the subject matter of any given column is up to them.
Every time I see a story about the Go-Go‘s, it sounds like a gossip column about our health or our love life.
You know the way trees break through the canopy in the rainforest and they go from having this tiny column of light to having all this light – the Internet is kind of like that.
In art, S. Bridget is usually represented with her perpetual flame as a symbol, sometimes with a column of fire, said to have been seen above her head when she took the veil.
I had a column in high school for our school newspaper. I enjoy writing.
Sometimes songwriting can turn into a gossip column, and I try to avoid that as much as I can.
As soon as I was old enough to drive, I got a job at a local newspaper. There was someone who influenced me. He wrote a column for The Guardian from this tiny village in India.
At the end of the day, I don’t care how many catches I have or how many yards I have. As long as the Ws keep stacking up in the win column, I’m happy.
The acknowledgement and celebration of Juneteenth as an American and possibly international holiday is something that I would put in the life goals column for me.
I majored in extracurriculars, honestly. I joined the Harvard Stand Up Comedy Society, which is a ragtag band of misfits. I wrote for ‘On Harvard Time,’ which was a student TV show trying to be ‘The Daily Show.’ And I wrote a humor column for ‘The Crimson‘ starting my sophomore year.
A good column is one that sells paper. It doesn’t matter how beautifully it is written and how much you admire the author… if it doesn’t sell any papers, it’s not a good column. It’s a terrible yardstick to use, but in the newspaper business, that’s the whole thing.
Herb Caen
I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I love watching telly. I write this column about it and have made three TV series about it, too.
My mother wrote a teen column for the South China Morning Post in the 1950s when she was growing up in Hong Kong. Her name was Lily Mark, but she sometimes wrote under her confirmation name, Margaret Mark. That was how she met my father.
You can write the best column in the world on Monday, and it does you absolutely no good on Tuesday. There is no way to win. You just write until you are tired, they fire you, or you die.
I believe the classified section of a newspaper – especially the ‘Business Opportunities‘ column – can tell you more about your city ‘business-wise’ than any other publication.
From 1999 on – until 2003 – I covered publishing in a weekly column for and wrote for several other publicationsaltogether writing over 150 articles.
Military spouse employment is the issue that most people email me about when they are suggesting topics for me to cover in my Home Front‘ column.
I was once hired to write a column for ‘The Guardian’ and then got fired before I’d submitted my first one. That was unusual. Most newspapers wait until I’ve written at least one piece for them before firing me.
In some future America, there could be a plausible Michael Bloomberg path to the Democratic nomination. I would love to read a column by a smart person actually attempting to persuade me of this, using evidence.
I sometimes read in a gossip column that I was at a party when I was in Europe at the time. It sometimes feels I’ve got a Doppelganger somewhere.
I’m the best person ever to have a column in this business. There’s never been anybody in my league.
I used to have a monthly cookery column, and am a big cook, so that whole sense of connecting what one does with food to one’s cultural identity has always been fascinating to me.
Nobody from the administration has officially rejected my column.
Robert Novak
Sometimes I talk to religious people about my column or what I do, and I ask them to, you know, read 20 or 30 of them and then come tell me that the message at the heart of every column isn’t, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ In every possible sense.
I started working for the ‘NY Observer‘ when I was 33. After I had been writing for them for about a year and a half the editor said, ‘Your stories are the most talked about stories in the ‘Observer’; you should have your own column.’
A weekly column is not always a treat. It can be a tyranny. There are times when I have very little to say. There are times, every year, when I am weighed down with depression. At these times it takes days of slog to force the words on to the page.
Once I was in a cafe in Portland and the woman at the next table and I began chatting and in the course of our conversation she strongly recommend I visit this web site called ‘The Rumpus’ so I could read this advice column called ‘Dear Sugar.’ It was so painful not to tell her that in fact I was Sugar, but I didn’t.
Cheryl Strayed
I think, when you’re doing a column and blogging every day, you get familiar with the sound of your own voice.
I will always treasure the privilege of writing the ‘Sports of The Times’ column.
I could walk into anyone‘s home one time and draw a three-dimensional architectural plan of the inside of their home from memory, but I could not add up a column of numbers.
Work has been the central column for most of my life; it has always been my identity.
I have never read any Tolstoy. I felt badly about this until I read a Bill Simmons column where he confessed that he’d never seen ‘The Big Lebowski.’ Simmons, it should be pointed out, has seen everything. He said that everyone needs to have skipped at least one great cultural touchstone.
I have no interest in non-fiction. I don’t read it and don’t watch it and don’t write it, other than a little journalistic column.
W. P. Kinsella
And the big issue here, I think, is that the publisher took over the editorial pages, a guy named Jeff Johnson. He’s an accountant from Chicago, doesn’t know anything about what newspapers are supposed to be about, and he made a decision to get rid of the column.
I want to warn against the Fifth Column which is trying to hinder our free way of life in Holland.
Theo Van Gogh
There will come a day when someone calls to tell me my column’s been binned, and that will be a really hard day, and I’ve already got it set up so that they’ll ring someone else first – because I don’t want to be given that news when I’m walking down the street, because it will be really heartbreaking.
Cast aside any column about two subjects. It means the pundit chickened out on the hard decision about what to write about that day.
When I was growing up, I remember my uncle Bret ‘Hitman’ Hart having his own column in the Calgary Sun. To me, this was beyond cool.
Writing ‘Animal Talk’ column in MetroPlus gave me immense satisfaction. I quite enjoyed writing the column.
In my column series ‘The Main Thing‘, I often talk about how Internet technology can improve the way people communicate – both within a business and between a business and its customers and partners.
I was doing some research on menstruation for a column. I read about Arunachalam Muruganantham’s life and work, and his story gripped me, and that is when I sat down, wrote the first few pages, and sent them off to my editor to have a look.
When you’re given a newspaper column, you’re not being paid to sit on a fence and scratch your chin and say ‘On the one hand this’ and ‘On the other hand that.’ You’re getting paid for your opinion.
The bulk of the emails tend to come after a column. I can get about 2,000 after a column.
I am deeply devoted to the 27,000 songs I can take anywhere on my iPod Classic as well as the exquisitely engineered MacBook Air on which I typed this column.
This hype word bothers me though It always sounds like an accusation, what does it mean, advertising, column inches in the press? Bands themselves are never really responsible for all of that. That is something that happens to you when you sell millions of records.
Holly Johnson
The editor of a newspaper, who is an old friend, asked me to write a column. According to her, I cracked lame jokes all the time and read voraciously.