‘Bride’ yields journalistic quote

The other night my wife was watching “Runaway Bride.” The movie didn’t do much for me, but I did like the idea a journalist was a main character. As I was half listening to the film while doing homework, I heard the journalist Ike Graham (played by Richard Gere) say this:

Journalism is literature in a hurry.

That struck me. I always like journalism-related quotes, and, since I teach American Literature to high school juniors, it seemed even more significant to my world.

Of course, I thought it was just part of the script, but I did a quick Internet search anyway. Turns out, it is real. English poet Matthew Arnold said it.

I just thought I would share it. Hopefully you enjoy it like it did.

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My name is Todd Vogts. I am an assistant professor of media. I like the color green, riding my motorcycle, and being with my family and friends. A good book is a perfect companion for me any time, and I'm a published author and journalist. Visit my website at www.toddvogts.com and follow me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/toddvogts.