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Yearbook Editor Quotes


"Popularity ends on yearbook day-Respect stays forever." - John Bytheway

"Everyone needs an editor." - Timothy Foote

"Procrustes was an editor." - Robin Skelton

"The yearbook voted me most likely to be scraped off an onramp by a puking fireman." - Christopher Titus

"I was voted funniest person in my middle-school yearbook. So I guess I was funny in middle school?" - Cecily Strong

"Never throw up on an editor." - Ellen Datlow

"Chief editor: Thank you very much!" - Akira Toriyama

"A good novel editor is invisible." - Terri Windling

"I wasn't a fashion editor. I was the one and only fashion editor." - Diana Vreeland

"An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor." - Jackie Kennedy

"A writer without a sense of justice or injustice would be better off editing the yearbook for a school for exceptional children." - Ernest Hemingway

"There are two kinds of people in this world: those who know where their high school yearbook is and those who do not." - Sloane Crosley

"It is better to be respected than it is to be popular. Popularity ends on yearbook day, but respect lasts forever." - John Bytheway

"I always warn aspiring reporters to observe three basic rules: 1. Never trust an editor. 2. Never trust an editor. 3. Never trust an editor." - Edna Buchanan

"An editor is the uncrowned king of an educated democracy." - William Thomas Stead

"As CEO, my main job is editor-in-chief." - Jack Dorsey

"Be your own editor/critic. Sympathetic but merciless!" - Joyce Carol Oates

"Anybody want a binary telemetry frame editor written in Perl?" - Larry Wall

"Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil." - Jean De La Fontaine

"I was spoiled by theater, where there is no editor." - Anthony Edwards

"I'm totally against the idea of a celebrity editor." - David Zinczenko

"A very good editor is almost a collaborator." - Ken Follett

"I tend to overwrite; I need a good editor." - Wolf Blitzer

"Every editor of newspapers pays tribute to the devil." - Jean De La Fontaine

"Not too many people know who the editor is." - Julius Schwartz

"Which editor? I can't think of one editor I worked with as an editor. The various companies did have editors but we always acted as our own editor, so the question has no answer." - Joe Simon

"My aspiration was always to be a fashion editor." - Nina Garcia

"Jonathan Demme is a very sharp editor of his movies." - Anthony Hopkins

"Albert Camus's 'La Peste' - 'The Plague' - had an enormous impact on me when I read it in high school French class, and I chose my senior yearbook quote from it. In college, I wrote a philosophy class paper on Camus and Sartre, and again chose my yearbook quote from 'La Peste.'" - Drew Gilpin Faust

"I was the editor of the News of the World; I was the editor of the Sun and chief executive." - Rebekah Brooks

"You can use any editor you want, but remember that vi vi vi is the text editor of the beast." - Richard Stallman

"An editor who is a mentor, advisor, and psychiatrist. Don't kid yourself-a good editor will make your book better." - Guy Kawasaki

"I was the editor of the 'News of the World;' I was the editor of the 'Sun' and chief executive." - Rebekah Brooks

"Suddenly, it's all too much. Bryn and the bump watch. Vanessa with my high school yearbook. The idea that nothing's sacred. Everything's fodder. That my life belongs to anyone but me." - Gayle Forman

"My father...made us shop at Goodwill. I found things to wear and got Best Dressed (in the yearbook) two years in a row. I had lemons, so I made lemonade." - Nick Cannon

"I saw the yearbook picture. There was six of them! I ain't have six friends in high school, I don't have six friends now! That's three on three with a half court." - Chris Rock

"I don't Twitter, I don't MyFace, I don't Yearbook," - Bill Belichick

"I would rather have a gay child. If you have a gay son, you know he's not gonna be shooting up his high school. That would get in the way of yearbook." - Margaret Cho

"I was home schooled, so I never got a yearbook." - Lucy Hale

"It's like those high-school yearbook photos that everyone would rather not see: Oh my God, look at that mullet hair. I have those photos too, but for me, they're, like, entire movies. And they show them on cable." - John Cusack

"But for me, being an editor I've been an editor of all kinds of books being an editor of poetry has been the way in which I could give a crucial part of my time to what I love most." - Peter Davison

"[Lockyer]... sometimes forgets he is only the editor and not the author of Nature. [Lockyer was the first editor of Nature.]" - James Whitbread Lee Glaisher

"The writer who can't do his job looks to his editor to do it for him, though he won't dream of sharing his royalties with that editor." - Alfred A. Knopf, Sr.

"Piers Morgan who used to be editor of The Mirror. He's got a whole new career now, as the bloke who used to be editor of The Mirror." - Linda Smith

"Being an editor doesn't make you a better writer - or vice versa. The worst thing any editor can do is be in competition with his writer." - Joseph Kanon

"I don't want to be an editor - I want to be really forward about that. I would be a horrible editor." - Topher Grace

"The writer who can't do his job looks to his editor to do it for him, though he won't dream of sharing his royalties with that editor." - Alfred A Knopf

"if the way ahead is not clear, time is often the best editor of one's intentions." - Jacqueline Winspear

"Every writer needs an editor. I don't care how good you are or think you are." - Nora Roberts

"the Real-World was a sprawling mess of a book in need of a good editor." - Jasper Fforde

"Calling EMACS an editor is like calling the Earth a hunk of dirt." - Chris DiBona

"Truth might be stranger than fiction, but it needs a better editor." - David Benioff

"An editor is like a painter. There is a magic in that." - Sam Rockwell

"We just have to come in every morning and somehow, launch the editor." - Joel Spolsky

"An editor is someone dedicated to destroying the work of a creator." - Wally Wood

"LUMINARY, One who throws light upon a subject; as an editor by not writing about it." - Ambrose Bierce

"Anyone who edits their own copy has a fool for an editor." - Donald Davis

"The 'creator' and the 'editor' - two halves of the writer whole - should sleep in separate rooms." - Judith Guest

"The conscious mind is the editor, and the subconscious mind is the writer." - Steve Martin

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

"The Denver Post has actually hired an editor to promote pot." - Bill O'Reilly

"If you are a good editor, your relationship with every writer is different." - Robert Gottlieb

"An editor has to be selfless, and yet has also to be strong-minded." - Robert Gottlieb

"Start with something messy, get to the point, get an editor, and make it good." - Rands

"A good editor is one of the sharpest tools a writer can have in her toolbox." - Karin Slaughter

"The relationship between a director and an editor in documentaries is so important." - Roger Ross Williams

"[Margot Hentoff] was an editor there for a time as well as a writer." - Nat Hentoff

"Vision is an important part of being a good editor, but so is teamwork and grace." - Clara Jeffery

"The ideal editor will hold you to the best of yourself in the piece." - Alexander Chee

"I don't care what the editor likes or dislikes, I care what the people like." - Mickey Spillane

"An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff." - Adlai Stevenson

"Chief editor: Yes, and how would you aim to prospect that?" - Akira Toriyama

"the official mortuary photographer of Eastern European Jewry. - Leon Wieseltier, editor of The New Republic" - Roman Vishniac

"An editor is one who separates the wheat from the chaff and prints the chaff." - Adlai Stevenson

"The job of an editor is to ensure a consistent voice." - Keith Rabois

"An editor is one who separates the wheat from the chaff and prints the chaff." - Adlai Stevenson I

"Dullness is the only crime for which an editor ought to be hung." - Josephus Daniels

"I think about my editor when I write. She's a good friend, too." - Jostein Gaarder

"Show me a contented newspaper editor and I will show you a bad newspaper." - Arthur Christiansen

"If a good editor will let me tell my story with the right artist, I'm happy." - Brian K Vaughan

"I was editor of my high school literary magazine and a reporter for the school newspaper." - Jeffery Deaver

"I have been blessed to have the same editor and work for a great publishing house." - Vince Flynn

"My only claim to fame, if I have one, is that I'm an editor." - Woody Herman

"After writing each novel, I would spend days poring over suggestions from my editor." - Ashwin Sanghi

"Even when I became the editor of 'Vogue' - America, I kept moonlighting for a garment store." - Mary Mcfadden

"After my husband spell-checks one of my manuscripts, my editor says, 'It's been Normanized.'" - Ruth Glick

"In the mid-2000s, I kind of accidentally became a music editor." - Steven Price

"A good editor understands what you're talking and writing about and doesn't meddle too much." - Irwin Shaw

"My dad was an editor and a writer, and that's actually what I aspired to be." - Anne M Mulcahy

"The great film editor is not a cutter, he's a storyteller, right?" - Ridley Scott

"An editor is someone who separates the wheat from the chaff and then prints the chaff." - Adlai E Stevenson

"After university, I got a job sub-editing and for years I was a literary editor." - Lynne Truss

"My wife is my in-home editor and reads everything I write." - Khaled Hosseini

"I had always loved to write and my mom was my editor for my school papers." - Jenna Bush

"It's impossible for an editor to know every source for every story." - Rebekah Brooks

"I really only became an editor, or started doing my own editing because I was filming the docs and you simply can't keep an editor on for as long as it takes so." - John Hyams

"Most written work is a conversation between the editor and the writer, that the writer essentially fulfills in public, and the editor provides the stage for that to happen as well as the prompts." - Alexander Chee

"The editor of this publication [Gernsback] addressed a number of letters to science fiction lovers. The editor promised to pay $50.00 for the best letter each month on the subject of 'What Science Fiction Means to Me." - Hugo Gernsback

"Melissa Biggs Bradley spent a decade as Travel Editor of 'Town & Country,' and later served as the founding editor of 'Town & Country Travel.' She then launched Indagare Souk, an online marketplace of global treasures." - Amanda Hearst

"It was not until I began to write a book called 'Light Years' that an editor really stepped in. The editor was Joe Fox at Random House, and he wound up editing a subsequent book." - James Salter

"I just fell into the job as a fashion editor at a teen magazine. I was there for two years, and I left there as a senior fashion editor at the age of 25." - Rachel Zoe

"It's all about who's where on the food chain. When I'm the story editor, I expect my writers to follow my vision. When I'm working for another editor, I'm obliged to follow their vision." - Len Wein

"As an editor, you're constantly dealing with the best way to convey an exchange between two people. So when I'm shooting, I'm just aware in the back of my head what an editor might want." - Ed Helms

"I definitely wasn't cool in high school. I really wasn't. I did belong to many of the clubs and was in leadership on yearbook and did the musical theater route, so I had friends in all areas, but I certainly did not know what to wear, did not know how to do my hair, all those things." - Dianna Agron

"In my 8th grade yearbook picture I had on 2 chains." - 2 Chainz

"As a teenager I just wanted to fit in, just to be one of the boys. It was tough. I went to an all black school. I went so far as to have them print my negative in the yearbook. I think it was the black teeth that gave me away." - Ronnie Shakes

"I definitely was' cool in high school. I really was'. I did belong to many of the clubs and was in leadership on yearbook and did the musical theater route, so I had friends in all areas, but I certainly did not know what to wear, did not know how to do my hair, all those things." - Dianna Agron

"Too often girls accept that of course the boys will get better lighting and seating at their sports events, of course the football team will get more attention, privileges, and space in the yearbook. We need to teach girls to look around and notice when they're being treated like second-class citizens, and then to insist on equal treatment." - Mariah Nelson

"In fact almost everyone in my yearbook wrote the same thing to me: "To weird girl, you're nice." I didn't think it was bad. When I showed my mother she said, "Everyone is different." Being weird became my tool. I'm weird; that's who I am. It was my coping badge." - Jenny Lawson

"oh, my God," I whispered. "But how did they get my photo? Alex tapped his mouth with his thumb. "That with everyone's picture in it, that you have in high school." "Yearbook," I said. Was he trying to be funny? But of course he was right; that's exactly where it was from." - La Weatherly

"In my 8th grade yearbook picture I had on 2 chains." - Two Chainz

"I have a hard time watching the shows now. It is like opening up a yearbook when you were in junior high. I think everybody looks back at their photos and cringe, and I get to experience it with everybody else in the world looking at mine." - Markpaul Gosselaar

"When I got out of undergrad, I had a degree in theater and telecommunications. My first job, I was a news reporter for the local stories for NPR. Then I was a country-western DJ. I did data entry for a yearbook company. In my mid-20s I went back to grad school at NYU, and I specialized in playwriting." - Suzanne Collins

"So I went out and bought myself a copy of the Writer and Artist Yearbook, bought lots of magazines and got on the phone and talked to editors about ideas for stories. Pretty soon I found myself hired to do interviews and articles and went off and did them." - Neil Gaiman

"What is an editor but a cross between a fall guy and a father figure? arthur koestler" - Arthur Koestler

"An editor should tell the author his writing is better than it is. Not a lot better, a little better." - T S Eliot

"Comics have a caste system - an editor has to act in a certain way, an artist has to be humble." - Jack Kirby

"To be a good editor or a good writer, I think you really need to be a great reader first." - Karen Thompson Walker

"An editor is like a professional reader, and as I became a better reader, I also became a better writer." - Karen Thompson Walker

"If an editor can only make people angry enough, they will write half his newspaper for him for nothing." - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib." - Robert Burchfield

"It's true: Medium has the best web-based editor I've ever seen. And I've seen them all." - Anil Dash

"Every newspaper editor owes tribute to the devil. [Fr., Tout faiseur de journaux doit tribut au Malin.]" - Jean De La Fontaine

"It's true: Medium has the best web-based editor I"ve ever seen. And I"ve seen them all." - Anil Dash

"I have a wonderful editor who believes in fiction and poetry. She herself is a novelist and poet." - Frederick Busch

"I think you have to remember that writing is hard; my first editor used to say that to me." - Alice Mattison

"The sole virtue of losing your short-term memory is that it does free you to be your own editor." - Norman Mailer

"Fiona McCrae is a really amazing editor. Really smart and very astute about what a story needs." - Ru Freeman

"Teaching translation is more of an editing job. You act as editor. But you can have fun with it." - Gregory Rabassa

"LUMINARY, n. One who throws light upon a subject; as an editor by not writing about it." - Ambrose Bierce

"The most important job of an editor is simplify, simplify simplify, and that usually means omitting things." - Keith Rabois

"An editor should have a pimp for a brother so he'd have someone to look up to." - Gene Fowler

"Screenwriting is a much more collaborative effort. When you write a novel, it's just you, with input from your editor." - Meg Cabot

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

"Being an editor has been a source of great satisfaction, but writing is the thing I truly love." - Bill Keller

"The life of an editor is not a glamorous one. You're a fixer; you make things better." - Courtney B Vance

"I first started working in film when I was 17. I was a director's assistant, an editor." - Mathieu Amalric

"If every editor turns you down, maybe you should take a second look at your text, however, just in case." - Piers Anthony

"I was a newspaper editor in high school, and I truly thought of journalism as a career. I loved it." - Ed Asner

"A literary journal is intended to connect writer with reader; the role of the editor is to mediate." - John Barton

"Speak to any editor and ask them what they turned down, and they'll have long lists of books." - Jasper Fforde

"Every newspaper editor says the heart of the paper is the reporter - which is true - except for the pay!" - Jack Germond

"I've earned my living in all sorts of terrible ways - as a janitor, a copy editor, a psychotherapist." - Chad Harbach

"As my blog editor knows all too well, I wasn't all that keen to enter the blogosphere world." - Warren Bennis

"I'm no editor, no artisan, no expert. And certainly no arbiter of what you should buy, wear, or eat." - Blake Lively

"There is a phase in the life of every copy editor when she is obsessed with hyphens." - Mary Norris

"Great is journalism. Is not every able editor a ruler of the world, being the persuader of it?" - Thomas Carlyle

"It is also one of the pleasures of oral biography, in that the reader, rather than editor, is jury." - George Plimpton

"Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it." - Alvin Toffler

"Most of my success, I feel, comes from being a good editor as opposed to a great writer." - Tucker Max



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