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    When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets?
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: patience  body  read  parent 
     
    A newspaper is lumber made malleable. It is ink made into words and pictures. It is conceived, born, grows up and dies of old age in a day.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: age  die 
     
    I can look at my books with pleasure from a distance. Four feet is close enough.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: pleasure  book 
     
    A good writer is not, per se, a good book critic. No more so than a good drunk is automatically a good bartender.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: book 
     
    Death is as casual and often as unexpected as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: death  joy  grief  birth 
     
    It is impossible to read for pleasure from something to which you are both father and mother, born in such travail that the writer despises the thing that enslaved him.
    — Jim Bishop
    What makes a good writer of history is a guy who is suspicious. Suspicion marks the real difference between the man who wants to write honest history and the one who'd rather write a good story.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: men  real  stories  write 
     
    Perhaps the best thing which can be said about newspapers in the United States is that they are in chronic disagreement with each other. That is what is meant by a free press.
    — Jim Bishop
    A good writer of history is a guy who is suspicious.
    — Jim Bishop
    Raising a child is very much like building a skyscraper. If the first few stories are slightly out of line. no one will notice. But when the building is 18 or 20 stories high, everyone will see that it tilts.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: children  child  stories 
     
    At 19, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: tomorrow 
     
    A reporter meets interesting people. If he endures, he will get to know princes and presidents, popes and paupers, prostitutes and panderers. And always, in the back of his head, there will be a dozen men and women he will never meet. And always, he will feel the poorer for it.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: men  people  women 
     
    Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18.
    — Jim Bishop
    Mulligan: invented by an Irishman who wanted to hit one more twenty yard grounder.
    — Jim Bishop
    Gimme: an agreement between two losers who can't putt.
    — Jim Bishop
    Archaeology is the peeping Tom of the sciences. It is the sandbox of men who care not where they are going; they merely want to know where everyone else has been.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: men  care 
     
    To have courage, one must first be afraid. The deeper the fear, the more difficult the climb toward courage.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: fear  courage  afraid 
     
    True love is night jasmine, a diamond in darkness, the heartbeat no cardiologist has ever heard. It is the most common of miracles, fashioned of fleecy clouds - a handful of stars tossed into the night sky.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: darkness  star  night  true  sky  miracle  diamond 
     
    Books, I found, had the power to make timestand still, retreat or fly into the future.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: power  future  book 
     
    Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: men  fun  golf  american  wife 
     
    Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.
    — Jim Bishop
    The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: future 
     
    It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
    — Jim Bishop
    Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
    — Jim Bishop
    Watching your daughter being collected by her date feels like handing over a million dollar Stradivarius to a gorilla.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: daughter 
     
    A golf ball can stop in the fairway, rough, woods, bunker or lake. With five equally likely options, very few balls choose the fairway.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: golf 
     
    The reporter is the daily prisoner of clocked facts. On all working days, he is expected to do his best in one swift swipe at each story.
    — Jim Bishop
    tags: facts  stories 
     
    Scoops of mint ice cream with chips of chocolate cows.
    — Jim Bishop
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    jim bishop
    Birth    : November 21, 1907
    Death  : July 26, 1987
    Occupation  : Journalist