quote by Alan Barth

News is only the first rough draft of history.

— Alan Barth

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Our mission is to speak the truth to power.

We send home that first rough draft of history. We can and do make a difference in exposing the horrors of war and especially the atrocities that befall civilians.

Rough drafts quote Life is rough so you gotta be tough.
Life is rough so you gotta be tough.

Sure God created man before woman, but then again you always make a rough draft before creating the final masterpiece.

Rough drafts quote There is peace even in the storm.
There is peace even in the storm.
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Snooki is a bestselling author? Huh? What? I don't know if I should dumb down my book, shoot myself or find a publisher who'll settle for a rough draft written on a Pop-Tart and a coconut lotion handie.

The first rough draft of history.

I write a very rough first draft of every chapter, then I rewrite every chapter.

I try to get it down in the first rewrite, but some chapters I can't get quite right the third time. There are some I go over and over and over again.

Rough drafts quote The first draft of anything is shit.
The first draft of anything is shit.

The dictionary is, however, only a rough draft.

But it isn’t a rough draft either. The one I turned in several months ago was rough. There were some bad plot holes, some logical inconsistencies, pacing problems, and not nearly enough lesbian unicorns.

We go through, I think, six different drafts of each script.

And then my shooting it is roughly, you know, fifteen percent of the total work that gets done on a show. Then it's all post-production animation after that.

Rough drafts quote It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.

[News is] a first rough draft of history.

My mom was sarcastic about men. She would tell me Adam was the rough draft and Eve was the final product. She was a feminist minister, an earth mom who wore a bra only on Sundays.

It also signals to me, when I pick up a pencil, that this is a rough draft.

This is not going anywhere, and no one's going to see it. You have permission to make all the mistakes you want. It signals freedom to me, and it signals mistakes.

Only ambitious nonentities and hearty mediocrities exhibit their rough drafts.

It's like passing around samples of sputum.

Having done television for almost 20 years now, a pilot is kind of like a rough draft. It's like bringing people into your ultrasound and hooking up to the monitor and going, "Isn't my baby beautiful?" "Yeah. I can only see the outline of it, but it looks like it might be."

News is the first rough draft of history.

I am somebody who usually writes out the rough draft in longhand.

Then I type it into the computer, and that is where I do my editing. I find that if I write it on the computer, I go too quick. So I like getting that first draft out and then typing it in; you are less self-conscious about it.

If I had to write a rough draft, all the way through and then go back and start over, I probably would just stop writing. I wouldn't find that interesting. I would feel that I had committed so many things to the paper that I couldn't easily undo because one thing leads to the next, the interconnectedness, the sequences would make it very hard to change something that simply didn't work.

Journalism is not easy. It's the first rough draft. I don't think you need to wait around until you have the definitive thing. You record what's there; don't delude yourself that this is the ultimate historical view.

While the web is very much the first draft of history, a rough-cut, it still has to be good journalism, well-sourced, reliable. Clearly, the printed form is going to have more effort put into it, going to be more reflective and relevant.

It's my belief that you should never show your work to anyone in the publishing world until it shines like a diamond. Rough drafts don't shine, as a rule. Mine certainly didn't. That's why I was rejected for years and years.

After finishing a draft, no matter how rough, I almost always put it aside for a while. It doesn't matter if it's a story or a novel, I find that when it's still fresh in my mind I'm either thoroughly sick of its flaws or completely blind to them. Either way, I'm unable to make substantive edits of any value.

There's pressure to come up with something genius every time.

I feel like I keep letting myself down with my Twitter posts. I have to start keeping a journal of rough drafts of prophetic ideas about the world.

Each of my books took roughly one and a half years to write.

Some may have taken a shorter time to write the draft and a longer time to revise, while others were the opposite.

Because your goal is a complete rough draft of a novel, and every rough draft, by being complete, is perfect.

Why was man created before woman? Because you always need a rough draft before the final copy.” – Chloe Traeger