28 Total Quotes

Jim Bishop Quotes

A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist

Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist #Dating

Death is as casual-and often as unexpected-as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.
Jim Bishop
#Birth

When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist

Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist #Fun

Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist

At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist #Friendly

Now the task was to get quantitative information about how much iron there was and about its chemistry. A year later, we had the results we needed that pointed to the continental margin as the source of the iron.
Jim Bishop
#Information

While not being able to burn debris may inconvenience some individuals, holding off from burning until fire conditions are less dangerous makes good sense.
Jim Bishop
#Fire

The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts. On all working days, he is expected to do his best in one swift swipe at each story.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist #Facts

Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist

A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist #Words

It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist

Scoops of mint ice cream with chips of chocolate cows.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist #Chocolate

Books, I found, had the power to make time stand still, retreat or fly into the future.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist

The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist #Future

Every kid has a bike, and every kid wants to race. So you just put the two together,
Jim Bishop
#Race

We're concerned that the same priority won't be given to long-term development as resources are siphoned to support shorter-term diplomatic or military objectives.
Jim Bishop
#Support

Gimme: an agreement between two losers who can't putt.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist #Golf

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
Jim Bishop
#American Journalist