Allan Sloan quotes

  • I grew up in an environment of jokes and sarcasm and puns. I talk that way, so I write that way.
    -- Allan Sloan

    #Sarcastic #Writing #Sarcasm

  • 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

    #Jobs #Writing #Years

  • Teamwork is better than isolation, especially for a columnist.
    -- Allan Sloan

    #Teamwork #Isolation #Columnists

  • Go for the gold: better one great column and some undistinguished ones than constant mediocrity.
    -- Allan Sloan

    #Gold #Mediocrity #Columns

  • Report, report, report. Dig, dig, dig. Think, think, think. Don't stop being a reporter because you've become a columnist.
    -- Allan Sloan

    #Thinking #Columnists

  • 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

    #Way #Source #Columnists

  • I've spent my career trying to help people without connections understand what's going on so that they have a chance of getting a fair shake from the connected and the powerful.
    -- Allan Sloan

    #Powerful #Careers #People

  • I don't tolerate whining, I look at people & say 'you're a victim, it's not your fault' figure our how to survive!
    -- Allan Sloan

    #People #Looks #Faults

  • Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

  • A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead.

  • She was like a sinking ship firing on the rescuers.

  • The true God, the mighty God, is the God of ideas.

  • diplomacy, n.: The patriotic art of lying for one's country.

  • The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite.

  • I can write better than anyone who can write faster,

  • The primary requisite for writing well about food is a good appetite. Without this, it is impossible to accumulate, within the allotted span, enough experience of eating to have anything worth setting down.

  • The only way to write is well and how you do it is your own damn business.

  • Sarcasm is weird. Even not in acting, in life I feel 'sarcastic' is a word that people use to describe me sometimes so when I meet someone, it's almost they feel they have to also be sarcastic, but it can sometimes just come off as mean if it's not used in the right way.