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Quotes of the Day for 2 March 2003 – Magazines

Eighty years ago today, Henry Luce and Briton Hadden presented the world with something new: the news magazine. They had edited high-school publications together, went through Yale (class of 1920) together, and only three years later had raised $86,000 and put the first copies of Time on sale. Henry Luce wanted to call the era the American Century, given the decline in print advertising in the last few years, it may turn out to have been the Magazine Century. But Time was the first big success, its anniversary is a good reason to focus on Magazines today.

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The quotes:

I think women see me on the cover of magazines and think I never have a pimple or bags under my eyes. You have to realize that's after two hours of hair and makeup, plus retouching. Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford.
     - Cindy Crawford

There's very little advice in men's magazines, because men don't think there's a lot they don't know. Women do. Women want to learn. Men think, "I know what I'm doing, just show me somebody naked."
     - Jerry Seinfield

Substitute damn every time you're inclined to write very; your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.
     - Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

We have a habit in writing articles published in scientific journals to make the work as finished as possible, to cover up all the tracks, to not worry about the blind alleys or describe how you had the wrong idea first, and so on. So there isn't any place to publish, in a dignified manner, what you actually did in order to get to do the work.
     - Richard Feynman, Nobel Lecture, 1966

What publishers are looking for these days isn't radical feminism. It's corporate feminism - a brand of feminism designed to sell books and magazines, three-piece suits, airline tickets, Scotch, cigarettes and, most important, corporate America's message.
     - Susan Gordon

I just clipped two articles from a current magazine. One is a diet guaranteed to drop five pounds off my body in a weekend. The other is a recipe for a six-minute pecan pie.
     - Erma Louise Bombeck, 1927 - 1996


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