Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The MMOB Daily Quote - Walter Winchell

Today, our birthday boy is journalist and radio and TV personality Walter Winchell

According to
Walter Winchell (April 7, 1897 – February 20, 1972) was an American newspaper and radio commentator. He invented the "gossip column" while at the New York Evening Graphic. He ignored the journalistic taboo against exposing the private lives of public figures, permanently altering journalism. He was a major gossip reporter, whose newspaper column and radio program could often define the reputation of a celebrity.

And now some words from the man who I guess we can thank for the likes of Bill O'Reilly and the rest of his ilk:

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”

“Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.”

“Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid.”

“The best way to get along is never to forgive an enemy or forget a friend”

“Broadway is a main artery of New York life - the hardened artery”

“Today's gossip is tomorrow's headline.”

“Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants”

“Hollywood is where they shoot too many pictures and not enough actors.”

“I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret.”

“An optimist is someone who gets treed by a lion but enjoys the scenery.”

Cheers! - Jason

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