Top 30 Columnist Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Columnist Quotes from famous people such as Jemele Hill, Charles Krauthammer, Allan Sloan, Stephen A. Smith, Alex Pareene, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

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I am the columnist who plays the would-this-happen-to-a-white-guy game because there are just too many double standards. But I’m equal opportunity with the game, including Hispanics, Asians, women and men.
Jemele Hill
Longevity, for a columnist, is a simple proposition: Once you start, you don’t stop. You do it until you die or can no longer put a sentence together. It has always been my intention to die at my desk, although my most cherished ambition is to outlive the estate tax.
Charles Krauthammer
When I started writing a business column 15 years ago, I knew I’d found the perfect job for myself. As a columnist I could pick my own topic, do my own analysis, say what I wanted to say and attribute it to myself. Best of all, I could write in my own voice.
Allan Sloan
When I was at the ‘Philadelphia Inquirer,’ I was promoted nine times in my first 13 years. I ultimately went from general assignment to beats on St. Joe’s and Temple, to backup writer, to NBA writer, to NBA columnist, to, ultimately, in 2003, to general sports columns.
Stephen A. Smith
I guess if you want me to stop writing horrible, mean takedowns of everyone, give me a really, really cushy columnist gig.
Alex Pareene
A politician wouldn’t dream of being allowed to call a columnist the things a columnist is allowed to call a politician.
Max Lerner
I am a newspaper columnist and a professional screenwriter, but my real love is the novel for all the room it has for characters to come alive and breathe and face their challenges.
W. Bruce Cameron
I think that any reporter or columnist will be a little more careful when doing interviews with me.
Mark Cuban
I wear two hats at the ‘Wall Street Journal’: one as a columnist, the other as the editor responsible for our editorial pages in Asia and Europe.
Bret Stephens
Don’t commit to being a columnist unless you’re willing to do it right. Report your behind off, so you have something original and useful to say. Say it in a way that will interest someone other than you, your family and your sources.
Allan Sloan
I’ve been a war reporter and a human rights defender. A professor and a columnist. A diplomat and – by far most thrillingly – a mother. And what I’ve learned from all these experiences is that any change worth making is going to be hard. Period.
Samantha Power
I always thought of myself as more of a columnist, but maybe a columnist who does reporting.
John Gruber
All coffee shops now have WiFi. Why bring a book when you could be wittily attacking some idiot columnist on Twitter, or responding to your date requests, or posting a picture of your foot? All of that is more gripping and immediate and social than books.
Russell Smith
It’s kind of hard to spend long hours trying to help people and then find out that the favorite game of the columnist is to sit back and second guess you and try to find something that you did wrong.
Bill Scott
Before I ever heard about ’60 Minutes,’ I had been a writer, a columnist for ‘Life’ magazine and for ‘Newsweek’ – that was about as high as you could get in column writing. I care about my writing. I’m not a quack-quack TV journalist.
Shana Alexander
The difference between a reporter, a newspaper columnist, a paid speaker, a television personality, a radio talk show host, a blogger, a movie producer, a publicist, and a political strategist, is growing less – and not more – distinct.
George Packer
Lots of people ask me, ‘What do you do?’ Apparently, being a columnist, TV bird, all-round good egg, mother of three, and wife of one is not sufficient for them.
Katie Hopkins
I’m a sports columnist who specializes in social commentary.
Jason Whitlock
When I was at The Orlando Sentinel as a sports columnist, it was embarrassing that I was the only black female sports columnist at a daily newspaper in North America.
Jemele Hill
In the age of social media, everyone’s a newspaper columnist, exaggerating what they think and feel.
Charlie Brooker
It is the gossip columnist’s business to write about what is none of his business.
Louis Kronenberger
My dad was a sports writer when I was younger and then he became just a general columnist. But I grew up with him literally getting into brawls with football coaches.
Amy Klobuchar
I have become an adjective. There is something called a Rovian-style of campaigning and it’s meant as an insult. One columnist said it consists mainly of throwing mud until it sticks. One prominent blogger described the elements of a textbook Rovian race as fear-based, smear-based and anything goes.
Karl Rove
A columnist is not a doctor, who diagnoses the disease and dispenses instant medicine. My job is to highlight problems, investigate issues, to provide factual information, and if necessary, goad the people into action – that too is not easy in the current political and business environment.
Sucheta Dalal
The wonderful thing about being a New York Times columnist is that it’s like a Supreme Court appointment – they’re stuck with you for a long time.
William Safire
Everyone his own cinematographer. His own stream-of-consciousness e-mail poet. His own nightclub DJ. His own political columnist. His own biographer of his top-10 friends!
Walter Kirn
If a columnist writes that something happened on a certain date, or that the government spent a certain amount of money on something, or that a specific number of people have died in the war in Iraq, to pick a few examples, it is his or her responsibility to make certain that information is correct.
Andrew Rosenthal
One of my lifelong hobbies has been to collect ‘aptronyms’ – the newspaper columnist Franklin P. Adams’s term for people whose names were curiously appropriate to, or provided ironic comment on, their occupations.
Timothy Noah
Teamwork is better than isolation, especially for a columnist.
Allan Sloan
We know Roger Ebert loved the ‘Sun-Times’ and his career as a newspaper columnist. But ironically, it was his illness and losing his voice that caused him to explore another venue.
Bill Kurtis