Heywood Broun

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Heywood Broun (1888–1939) was an American journalist, sportswriter and newspaper columnist in New York City. He founded the American Newspaper Guild, now known as The Newspaper Guild.


  • The artist has never been a dictator, since he understands better than anybody else the variations in human personality.
    • "Bring on the Artist", New York World Telegram, June 19, 1933
  • There is no proselyter half so energetic as the hard-shelled atheist.
    • "A New Preface to an Old Story", Broun's Nutmeg, August 19, 1939
  • Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.
    • Collected Edition of Heywood Broun, compiled by Heywood Hale Broun. New York: Harcourt, Brace & Co, 1941, page 26

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