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Magazine Publishing Quotes


"I have my own publishing company called 'I Am McLovin Publishing." - Teyana

"With Instapaper, I can take a few months off. I can't stop publishing 'The Magazine' for two months and work on something else." - Marco Arment

"The magazine was being started by a company that had no experience in business magazine publishing. It was a little difficult to get people to sort of buy into it and to join the staff, but we did." - James Daly

"I have very strong theories about magazine publishing. And I think that it is the most personal form of journalism. And I think that a magazine is an old friend." - Hugh Hefner

"Fashion magazine disease articles. My personal Kryptonite." - Carolyn Crane

"Publishing isn't a job anymore. It's a button." - Clay Shirky

"Publishing for me is a business, not an ideology." - Barry Eisler

"I'm really good at making software for publishing." - Matt Mullenweg

"Someone ought to publish a book about the doomsayers who keep publishing books about the end of publishing." - Evgeny Morozov

"'Vogue' is a fashion magazine, and a fashion magazine is about change." - Anna Wintour

"Tin House magazine is a port in the storm for people who love language. It is unfailingly excellent, and committed to publishing new voices in addition to delivering freaky-fresh work from established writers." - Karen Russell

"Publishing a sophisticated men's magazine seemed to me the best possible way of fulfilling a dream I'd been nurturing ever since I was a teenager: to get laid a lot." - Hugh Hefner

"For me the question that you have to ask, about any magazine, is whether it's needed, whether it's publishing things that no one else could publish, or publish equally well. So there's that." - Lorin Stein

"Some of the biggest changes that have happened are behind the scenes, in the way we produce the magazine. E.g., much of our production has been brought in-house via desktop publishing." - Stanley Schmidt

"Don't wait for success, but for the respect and interest of those who read you. At the start it could be a classmate, someone who shares your interests. Before sending off the manuscript for a novel to a publishing house, it would be a good idea to try writing short stories, and publishing them in a local magazine." - Dacia Maraini

"A magazine is so much more beautiful than what's online," - Mike Mccue

"Garrett Hardin. Parenthood: Right or Privilege? Science Magazine." - Bob Marshall

"I was twelve when I read my first sf magazine" - Philip K Dick

"Paste may be the last great American music magazine left." - Patterson Hood

"Religion : Go Ye and Relax? in TIME magazine" - Halford E. Luccock

"I tripped and fell and posed naked for a magazine." - Gina Barberi

"In fact my son subscribes to Pro Bull Rider magazine." - Chris Ledoux

"How valuable NBC Magazine was in my career is questionable." - Jessica Savitch

"I don't mind your thinking slowly; I mind your publishing faster than you think." - Thomas B. Macaulay

"Publishing requires a lot of persistence and a fair amount of luck." - Liza Campbell

"There ain't nothing that breaks up homes, country, and nations like somebody publishing their memoirs." - Will Rogers

"Publishing is, by its nature, about deadlines, and deadlines are toxic." - Jan Karon

"I've been willing to go for years without publishing. That's been my career." - Marguerite Young

"It's a crapshoot, publishing." - Robert Gottlieb

"There's a lust in man, no charm can tame, of loudly publishing our neighbor's shame." - Juvenal

"We sell books, other people sell shoes. What's the difference? Publishing isn't the highest art." - Michael Korda

"I got a publishing deal with BMG, they were supportive, and some money to record demos." - Duncan Sheik

"That is the person you want publishing your book. To be in it, you really have to believe in books and love whatever it is you're publishing. Both on the book side and especially on the magazine side, I've had editors that I did not get the same feeling from. That feeling of, "This is something I believe in, I don't care how long, I'm going to publish it" - that kind of passion and commitment means a lot to you." - Clancy Martin

"It's always helpful to look outside of the web for your inspiration, to places where you might not at first expect to find a solution. The world is a collage of inspiration, from newspapers, magazine publishing, and advertising to product design, architecture and the fine arts." - Andy Clark

"We just have to go at 100 miles an hour in all our businesses, be they television broadcasting, be they magazine publishing, be they subscription television, be they online, be they gaming. We just have to go at one hundred miles an hour.." - James Packer

"The name Bei Dao was actually given to me with the help of friends. When we were publishing our unofficial magazine, Today, we wanted to avoid being harassed by the police so we were trying to think of names that we could use. It was done very casually." - Bei Dao

"While writing my first 90 books, I was magazine editor, publisher, book publisher, executive, etc., so I was established in publishing. three of my seven or so books were biographies of sports stars and really opened doors for me in that area." - Jerry B Jenkins

"It was something that hopefully sparked a few people to do similar things down the road and will keep a certain flavor of magazine publishing alive. I have to say at the end of the day I am glad not to be spending all day, every day in the High Times office, you know, covering this particular angle of life." - John Buffalo Mailer

"When you pick up your first magazine you definitely hope you can be like the guy on the magazine. That's usually why you start lifting." - Phil Heath

"I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine, but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself" - Guillermo Cabrera Infante

"The cover story of the magazine [TIME magazine] depicting a few individuals who are acting contrary to most Myanmar, is creating misconceptions of Buddhism." - Thein Sein

"I'm sitting in the bus station, minding my own business, reading 'Ta-Da!' magazine; a magazine by and for gay magicians, but that's a different story." - Dave Attell

"It is clear that a novel cannot be too bad to be worth publishing. . . . It certainly is possible for a novel to be too good to be worth publishing." - George Bernard Shaw

"Profile has half the publishing and they control and administer the publishing and distribute and own the records, so our group is a 10-point crew. But we got a lot of money off of the shows." - Jam Master Jay

"The journalist should be on his guard against publishing what is false in taste or exceptionable in morals." - William Cullen Bryant

"What sells a book sells a book, same in traditional or self-publishing . You gotta shake your tail feathers." - Joni Rodgers

"I have no trouble publishing in Soviet astrophysical journals, but my work is unacceptable to the American astrophysical journals." - Hannes Alfven

"The journalist should be on his guard against publishing what is false in taste or exceptionable in morals." - William C Bryant

"I understand it is 13-8 against Egon Ronay publishing a Good Betting Shop Food Guide by 1997." - Clement Freud

"Publishing should be a collaboration between authors and their smartest readers - and at some point the distinction should become meaningless," - Nick Denton

"I publish my own books, so there isn't a certain editor I owe the book to at a publishing house." - Dave Eggers

"Publishing is a business of relationships. The relationships you make at one house can carry over to another." - Lisa Unger

"Publishing is a business, but journalism never was and is not essentially a business. Nor is it a profession." - Henry R Luce

"Self-publishing is great, but I don't want to be an icon for it, or anything else." - Amanda Hocking

"The book of books, the storehouse and magazine of life and comfort, the holy Scriptures." - George Herbert

"You really have got lots of issues! Yeah, of 'What Car Magazine'!" - Steve Coogan

"Wearing a bikini on a magazine cover is my 41st birthday present to myself." - Faith Hill


"She's got electric boots, a mohair suit, you know I read it in a magazine." - Elton John

"The Lady' is a piddling little magazine that no one cares about or buys." - Rachel Johnson

"What is a magazine? A small body of Literature entirely surrounded by advertisements." - Carolyn Wells

"Architecture is not just for the moment, it is not just for the next fashion magazine" - Daniel Libeskind

"Any magazine editor will tell you, Colin Farrell still sells better than Colin Powell," - William Bastone

"I've been on the cover of every magazine in the world," - Janice Dickinson

"It is a documented fact. I read it in People magazine." - Meg Cabot

"A successful magazine has to build a myth its readers can believe in." - Harold Hayes

"Direct mail - it falls out of every magazine you open these days" - Derek Jameson

"Once I posed nude for a magazine. I've never been back to THAT newstand." - Emo Philips

"Vogue is not a practical magazine, it provides sensations, feeling, moods, you like the photos." - Franca Sozzani

"Sacrificing good men to journalism is like sending William Faulkner to work for Time magazine." - Hunter S Thompson

"People who read my magazine wax their turtles all the time. - as Larry Flynt" - Bill Allred

"I know that to be a true fact because I read it in Heat magazine" - Bill Bailey

"I love that magazine, man - Victoria's Secret - and it comes, like, every three hours." - Adam Ferrara

"It shocks me when young kids still say, 'I want to do a magazine,'" - Scott Schuman

"You shouldn't presume that all quotes that are in a magazine or a newspaper are accurate." - Andrew Card

"The worst thing to do is to die while reading LIFE magazine." - Bill Cosby

"So many differing opinions and philosophies... are rarely housed under the roof of a single magazine." - Jeff Vandermeer

"I find it exhausting to administer a magazine without an office or paid staff." - John Barton

"A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising." - James Collins

"She got the magazine on a Wednesday morning, and on Thursday announced our marriage was over." - David Gest

"It bothers me that people who should know better believe a glossy magazine fantasy." - Christoph Waltz

"The American advertiser has made the superior American magazine of today possible." - Edward Bok

"Slate is not a political magazine but a lot of what it does is politics." - David Plotz

"There is no regional art. The only region left is the art magazine." - Walter Darby Bannard

"The public relations warriors fought and lost Monte Carlo's Battle of the Magazine Covers." - John Vinocur

"Publishing is not evolving. Publishing is going away. Because the word "publishing" means a cadre of professionals who are taking on the incredible difficulty and complexity and expense of making something public. That's not a job anymore. That's a button. There's a button that says "publish," and when you press it, it's done." - Clay Shirky

"The magazine business is dying. It's a hard time for publishing. It does seem that everyone is much more opinionated now. I think there's probably more room for making opinionated illustrations. There was a time when Time magazine and Newsweek would have a realistic painted cover. A friend of mine used to do a lot of those paintings and he was told by the art director at one point, we are switching to photography. It seems that if someone saw a painting on a cover, it took a while to do, it must be old news. Photography became more immediate." - Barry Blitt

"President Bush got an early Christmas gift. This week, President Bush was chosen as 'Person of the Year' by Time magazine. Not only that, Martha Stewart was chosen as person of the year by Doing Time magazine." - Conan O'Brien

"I had no plans to be an entrepreneur. I just wanted to be a journalist and write for a magazine. At 15, I just decided to leave school and launch a national student magazine." - Richard Branson

"One association with the arts that I vividly remember was a magazine called Normal Instructor, a teachers' magazine, that Miss George would hold up with illustrations of great artworks like [Vincent] van Gogh and Rembrandt [van Rijn]." - Paul Smith

"Time magazine announced its person of the year. It's health workers who treat Ebola. That's a person of the year. Time magazine told the health workers, 'No need to pick up your award, we'll mail it to you.'" - Conan O'Brien

"The fact must never be forgotten that no magazine publisher in the United States could give what it is giving to the reader each month if it were not for the revenue which the advertiser brings the magazine." - Edward Bok

"Online, you have things like Slate Magazine, which has a lot of commentary and analysis of stories, so it gives you a fuller picture. I would compare that to a news magazine or the New Republic." - Tabitha Soren

"Whenever I get married, I start buying Gourmet magazine. I think of it as my own personal bride's disease." - Nora Ephron

"My mother had taken me to photographer Paul Hesse, who used some of my pictures on magazine covers." - Margaret O'Brien

"With this magazine, you could change the 'H' to 'G', it may be funnier and better for sales." - Wladimir Klitschko

"I have a sentimental feeling for my very first cover I was on - it was 'Bazaar' Magazine" - Carol Alt

"I always wrote; my first story was published in the magazine The American Girl when I was 11" - Sara Paretsky

"I don't want no lies, I don't watch TV. I don't waste my time, won't read a magazine." - Madonna Ciccone

"A magazine to have style, must need and understand and invest in what jingles - not jiggles - in designer jeans." - Frances Lear

"Men have better self-images than women. You know what I've never seen in a men's magazine? A makeover." - Rita Rudner

"Josh speculated about the hypothetical contents of an imaginary porn magazine for intelligent trees that would be entitled Enthouse." - Lev Grossman

"A person has to keep something to herself or your life is just a layout in a magazine." - Grace Kelly

"It was a story called 'The Hero' which I sold to Galaxy magazine in 1970, for $94." - George R R Martin

"The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far-spread magazine, rules the country." - Learned Hand

"Have you seen that magazine Barely Legal? That means when you look at it, you're almost a pedophile." - Dave Attell

"Only two people have been on the cover of Time Magazine in bare feet. I'm one, the other is Gandhi." - Marc Andreessen

"I feel like everything great that's beginning to happen in my career started with the 'ink' Paste Magazine gave me!" - Meiko

"I like my mug shot. I think I have a really great mug shot. It looks like a magazine shoot." - Paris Hilton

"The New Yorker will be the magazine which is not edited for the old lady from Dubuque." - Harold Ross

"If you wanna find out 101 things to do with plums, heh, read your in-flight magazine." - David Cross

"I think what we should have done is integrate the web site with the magazine much earlier in the process." - James Daly

"Magazine stories, the best ones anyway, are generally a combination of three elements: access, narrative, and disclosure." - Graydon Carter

"I could learn how to press 'Record' on a tape recorder and write for a newspaper or a magazine." - Barry Bonds

"It was a story called 'The Hero' which I sold to Galaxy magazine in 1970, for $94." - George R R Martin

"The Rockwell magazine cover was more a part of the American reality than a record of it." - Arthur Danto

"Talking to all those great writers and artists for the magazine was a form of graduate school for me." - Christopher Bollen

"I love writing traditional magazine pieces, and especially their breadth of reporting and the deliberateness of the writing." - Susan Orlean

"I don't subscribe to the 'Doctor Who' magazine and we've only got the normal amount of 'Doctor Who' fridge magnets." - Arabella Weir

"I was so passionate about being in the magazine industry, even when I first started at 'Mirabella.'" - Nina Garcia

"I was co-editor of the magazine called The Jazz Review, which was a pioneering magazine because it was the only magazine, then or now, in which all the articles were written by musicians, by jazz men. They had been laboring for years under the stereotype that they weren't very articulate except when they picked up their horn." - Nat Hentoff

"The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax." - Alfred Kazin

"Independent publishing gives everyone a voice, and those with a voice to which people inherently want to listen will find a way to the top." - Ben Clymer

"There is a marvelous peace in not publishing ... I like to write. I love to write. But I write just for myself and my own pleasure." - J D Salinger

"Yelling is a form of publishing" - Margaret Atwood

"No nation ancient or modern ever lost the liberty of freely speaking, writing, or publishing their sentiments, but forthwith lost their liberty in general and became slaves." - John Peter Zenger

"If you would be thrilled by watching the galloping advance of a major glacier, you'd be ecstatic watching changes in publishing." - John D Macdonald

"A new regulation for the publishing industry: "The advance for a book must be larger than the check for the lunch at which it was discussed." - Calvin Trillin

"I wouldn't encourage new writers to start off publishing through electronic media... it still isn't wide enough for the readership they would need to get a good start" - Anne Mccaffrey

"I didn't think before that I'd done enough to justify publishing an autobiography but after 40 years in show business I'm now ready to tell my story." - Cilla Black

"The future presented by the internet is the mass amateurization of publishing and a switch from 'Why publish this?' to 'Why not?" - Clay Shirky

"Printers shall be liable to legal prosecution for printing and publishing false facts injurious to the party prosecuting: but they shall be under no other restraint." - Thomas Jefferson

"In my long, long years toiling around the publishing industry, I've found that women simply don't stick to the writing with the same fervor that men do." - Jim Goad

"I'm referred to, I see, as 'the biggest banker in modern publishing'. Now there's a line that needed the celebrated Guardian proof-reading." - Terry Pratchett

"I'm seeing more and more books by celebrity authors, and I'm not happy to see them. I'd rather see publishing budgets devoted to genuine talents." - Jabari Asim

"It's a grave mistake in publishing, whether you're talking about Internet or print publication, to try to play to a limited repertoire of established reader interests." - Denis Dutton

"My self-publishing adventure led to my work being picked up by a traditional publisher and eventually hitting the bestseller lists. That led to two more bestselling novels." - Ashwin Sanghi

"Writers are the lunatic fringe of publishing." - Judith Rossner

"I wanted to be a landscape architect, but I trained as a teacher; I worked in publishing; I was a waitress." - Deborah Moggach

"I have several writer friends, but I don't involve them in my work process. I'm more likely to talk about the business of publishing with them." - Jodi Picoult

"I've never seen a worse situation than that of young writers in the United States. The publishing business in North America is so commercialized." - Manuel Puig

"The wheels of publishing never slow down." - Laurie Graham

"I should have my own publishing companies." - Solomon Burke

"Remember that just because major publishing is having trouble, that doesn't mean people have stopped reading books. Printed books won't go away, but ebooks won't go away, either." - David Morrell

"At graduation, I assumed I'd be in publishing, but first I went to England and got a master's degree in English Literature. And then I came back to New York and had a series of publishing jobs, the way one does." - Joseph Kanon

"I have my own publishing company called 'I Am McLovin Publishing.'" - Teyana Taylor

"I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self publishing, so that it is now possible for any writer with a book to get it published at nominal cost or free, and to have it on sale at booksellers like" - Piers Anthony

"My abject hatred of actors and the acting world. I went to college as an actor, and halfway through, I switched to playwriting and directing. Then I spent a couple years working in publishing, doing some freelance journalism for The Village Voice and Musician magazine. I thought my life was going to be as a writer, but then I realized I missed performing, so I got into comedy. It was a nice combination of things I was sort of good at. I was a pretty good writer and a decent actor, but I didn't really like acting, and I didn't have the discipline to be a writer." - Christian Finnegan

"I set up this magazine called Student when I was 16, and I didn't do it to make money - I did it because I wanted to edit a magazine. There wasn't a national magazine run by students, for students. I didn't like the way I was being taught at school. I didn't like what was going on in the world, and I wanted to put it right." - Richard Branson

"According to a survey in this week's Time magazine, 85% of Americans think global warming is happening. The other 15% work for the White House." - Jay Leno



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