For the record.

If you’re the sort of person who keeps notebooks of amusing quotations, and if you’re a journalist, you’ll want to jot this one down, from A.J. Liebling, quoted in a New Yorker piece on the late journalist:

“The pattern of a newspaperman’s life is like the plot of ‘Black Beauty.’ Sometimes he finds a kind master who gives him a dry stall and an occasional bran mash in the form of a Christmas bonus, sometimes he falls into the hands of a mean owner who drives him in spite of spavins and expects him to live on potato peelings. The Sunday World was a dry-stall interlude in my wanderings.”

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