Monday, January 30, 2012
The newspapers! Sir, they are the most villanous, licentious, abominable, infernalNot that I ever read them. No, I make it a rule never to look into a newspaper.Søren Kierkegaard, The Last Years: Journals 1853-1855, tr. R.G. Smith (New York: Harper & Row, 1965), p. 98:
If I were a father and had a daughter who was seduced, I should by no means give her up; but if I had a son who became a journalist, I should regard him as lost.