Famous Quotes & Quotations About Advertising:
The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
~ Louis Kronenberger.
Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetick.
~ Samuel Johnson.
Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in a newspaper.
~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to Nathaniel Macon.
Don't tell my mother I work in an advertising agency - she thinks I play piano in a whorehouse.
~ Jacques Seguela.
Advertisers constantly invent cures to which there is no disease.
~ Author Unknown.
Advertisers in general bear a large part of the responsibility for the deep feelings of inadequacy that drive women to psychiatrists, pills, or the bottle.
~ Marya Mannes Quotes, But Will It Sell?
Advertising is only another form of statistics.
~ Hartman Jule.
Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths.
~ Edgar A. Shoaff.
Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.
~ George Orwell.
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
~ Bill Cosby.
What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
~ Vilhjalmur Stefansson.
When a man throws an empty cigarette package from an automobile, he is liable to a fine of $50. When a man throws a billboard across a view, he is richly rewarded.
~ Pat Brown Quotes, quoted in David Ogilvy, Ogilvy on Advertising.
You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
~ Norman Douglas Quotes, South Wind.
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
~ Stephen Butler Leacock, quoted in Michael Jackman, Crown's Book of Political Quotations.
Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.
~ Stuart Henderson Britt.
First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII - and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure.
~ Douglas Adams.
History will see advertising "as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that."
~ Malcolm Muggeridge, quoted in Eric Clark, The Want Makers: Inside the World of Advertising.
I enjoyed the promotion with K9 on my introduction day.
~ Lalla Ward.
Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.
~ Samuel Johnson.
I have... had a disturbing dream in which I break through a cave wall near Nag Hammadi and discover urns full of ancient Coptic scrolls. As I unfurl the first scroll, a subscription card to some Gnostic exercise magazine flutters out.
~ Colin McEnroe.
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