NYT’s David Carr: ‘Keep typing until it turns into writing’

The New York Times media columnist died Thursday night at age 58, but his wisdom about communication, the press and writing will live on. Here are 11 insightful, incisive quotes.

New York Times media columnist David Carr died while working in the newsroom Thursday night at age 58.

His sudden death led to an outpouring of tributes on social media from colleagues, peers and fans.

In his columns, on film (he was prominently featured in the documentary about the Times, “Page One”), in the classroom, in speeches and elsewhere, Carr demonstrated a media and communications savvy that few could parallel. Here are some of his best quotes about writing, the quality of one’s work, and the “caper” of journalism.

“I now inhabit a life I don’t deserve, but we all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn’t end soon.”

“Keep typing until it turns into writing.”

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