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Advertising is a racket...its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero. F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

However far your travels take you, you will never find the girl who smiles out at you from the travel brochure. Source Unknown

Make it simple. Make it memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read. Leo Burnett

Now that I'm a client, I understand what a jerk I was. Jay Chiat

Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise. Laurence J. Peter

One ad is worth more to a paper than forty editorials. Will Rogers

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better. George Santayana

Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds. Dorothy L. Sayers

An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission. Fred A. Allen

You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. Norman Douglas

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. Mark Twain

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket. George Orwell

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency. Raymond Chandler

Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals. David Ogilvy


Authors with quotes about advertising
David Ogilvy
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Leo Burnett
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Jaron Lanier
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