Quotation by Ben Hecht

Newspapermen are either drunkards or idealists, Miss Rutledge. I'm afraid I'm both. But however soiled his hands, the journalist goes staggering through life with a beacon raised.
Ben Hecht (1893–1964), U.S. writer, screenwriter, Charles Macarthur U.S., screenwriter, Edward Chodorov U.S., screenwiter, and Howard Hawks. Colonel Cobb (Frank Craven), Barbary Coast, describing his profession to Swan/Mary Rutledge (1935).
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