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  • ... magazines all too frequently lead to books and should be regarded by the prudent as the heavy petting of literature.

  • What is a magazine? A small body of Literature entirely surrounded by advertisements.

    • Carolyn Wells,
    • "A Primer of Literature," The Carolyn Wells Year Book of Old Favorites and New Fancies for 1909 ()
  • The more lurid type of popular magazine with its pages that shine like shoulders after massage and its illustrations of ladies in evening dresses which remind us that in the sight of God we are all mammals ...

    • Rebecca West,
    • "Gallions Reach," The Strange Necessity ()
  • A great magazine is sort of a net for ability ...

  • If he has done nothing else for American culture, he has given it two of the great lies of the twentieth century: 'I buy it for the fiction' and 'I buy it for the interviews.'

    • Nora Ephron,
    • on Hugh Hefner, in Celebrity Research Group, The Bedside Book of Celebrity Gossip ()
  • Whenever I get married, I start buying Gourmet magazine. I think of it as my own personal bride's disease.

  • If you're a little mouseburger, come with me. I was a mouseburger and I will help you. You're so much more wonderful than you think. Cosmopolitan is shot full of this stuff although outsiders don't realize it. It is, in its way, an inspiration magazine.

  • ... the fashion pages of magazines such as Cosmopolitan now seem to specialize in telling the career girl what to wear to charm the particular wrong type of man who reads Playboy, while the editorial pages tell her how to cope with the resulting psychic damage.

  • Popular magazines multiply while the library shelves remain undisturbed.

  • It's surely no accident that there are horoscopes in Vogue, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Woman, New Woman, Elle and Cosmo ... but not Sports Illustrated, GQ, Esquire, Field & Stream or Guns & Ammo.

  • Just as long as newspapers and magazines are controlled by men, every woman upon them must write articles which are reflections of men's ideas. As long as that continues, women's ideas and deepest convictions will never get before the public.

    • Susan B. Anthony,
    • in Susan B. Anthony and Ida Husted Harper, eds., The History of Woman Suffrage, vol. IV ()