Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe Quotes | Quotes by Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe

1Never lose your sense of the superficial.

2Journalism - a profession whose business it is to explain to others what it personally does not understand.

3When I want a peerage, I shall buy one like an honest man.

4News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising.

5It is hard news that catches readers. Features hold them.

Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe Quotes

6It is impossible for a stranger traveling through the United States to tell from the appearance of the people or the country whether he is in Toledo, Ohio, or Portland, Oregon. Ninety million Americans cut their hair in the same way, eat each morning exactly the same breakfast, tie up the small girls curls with precisely the same kind of ribbon fashioned into bows exactly alike; and in every way all try to look and act as much like all the others as they can.