Some quotes that I hope may resonate with you.
"I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information." - Christopher Hitchens
"Listening to books instead of reading them is like drinking your vegetables instead of eating them." - Naval Ravikant
"There is no such thing as public money; there is only taxpayers' money." - Margaret Thatcher
"Obscurity is the refuge of the incompetent." - Robert Heinlein
"Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." - Adam Smith
"It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him." - The Hobbit