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Picture quote by H. G. Wells about lying

Advertising is legalized lying. ⏤ H. G. Wells

Picture quote by Henry Ford about money

The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time. ⏤ Henry Ford

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

Laurence J. Peter, writer

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, journalist

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald, author

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


How big can we get before we get bad?

Jay Chiat, businessman

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, author

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

Stephen Leacock, economist

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

Norman Douglas, writer

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

Jay Chiat, businessman

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

Will Rogers, actor

No agency is better than its account executives.

Morris Hite, businessman

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

Leo Burnett, businessman

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

George Santayana, philosopher

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,

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

Mark Twain, author

Advertising is the ability to sense, interpret... to put the very heart throbs of a business into type, paper and ink.

Leo Burnett, businessman

As the mainstream media has become increasingly dependent on advertising revenues for support, it has become an anti-democratic force in society.

Robert McChesney, critic

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

David Ogilvy, businessman

Several years before birth, advertise for a couple of parents belonging to long-lived families.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, writer

The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf.

Marshall McLuhan, philosopher

An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.

Fred A. Allen,

Advertising is legalized lying.

H. G. [Herbert George] Wells,

If we listen human instinct actually tells us what we need, but advertising makes us want things we don't need and things we can't have.

Kit Williams, author

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

George Orwell, author

Advertising is the principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the earth.

James Randolph Adams,

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

Raymond Chandler, novelist

Advertising is not merely an assembly of competing messages; it is a language itself which is always being used to make the same general proposal

John Berger, artist

The critic is the only independent source of information. The rest is advertising.

Pauline Kael, critic

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.

Bill Cosby, comedian

I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.

Leo Burnett, businessman

My real talent was for losing clients.

Jay Chiat, businessman

The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.

Peter Drucker, consultant

In advertising, not to be different is virtual suicide.

William Bernbach, businessman

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.

Marshall McLuhan, philosopher

That's the kind of ad I like, facts, facts, facts.

Samuel Goldwyn, producer

The trouble with America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.

Louis Kronenberger, critic

Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort, luxury and ease for millions.

William Allen White, editor

Promise, large promise, is the soul of an advertisement.

Samuel Johnson, author

More traffic means more advertising dollars.

Jeff Zucker, businessman

Society drives people crazy with lust and calls it advertising.

John Lahr, critic

If its not done ethically, advertising won't be trusted. If consumers don't trust it, advertising is pointless.

Jef I. Richards,

The sole purpose of business is service. The sole purpose of advertising is explaining the service which business renders.

Leo Burnett, businessman

The more facts you tell, the more you sell. An advertisement's chance for success invariably increases as the number of pertinent merchandise facts included in the ad increases.

Dr. Charles Edwards,

You start losing a client the moment you get it.

Jay Chiat, businessman

The right name is an advertisement in itself.

Claude Hopkins,

Seeing a murder on television... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.

Alfred Hitchcock, director

Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario.

Jean Baudrillard, sociologist

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising. I still believe that one can learn to play the piano by mail and that mud will give you a perfect complexion.

Zelda Fitzgerald, writer

Advertising men and politicians are dangerous if they are separated. Together they are diabolical.

Phillip Adams, writer

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.

Marshall McLuhan, philosopher

We are pushing hard to find quality advertising clients.

Ben Nicholson, artist

If advertisers spent the same amount of money on improving their products as they do on advertising then they wouldn't have to advertise them.

Will Rogers, actor

I have discovered the most exciting, the most arduous literary form of all, the most difficult to master, the most pregnant in curious possibilities. I mean the advertisement. It is far easier to write ten passably effective Sonnets, good enough to take in the not too inquiring critic, than one effective advertisement that will take in a few thousand of the uncritical buying public.

Aldous Huxley, novelist

Obama was 200 percent advertising. I promote myself to sell my brands. Because now I am a kind of celeb. I am in a different world than the fashion industry. I am with Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Madonna. I build me as a celebrity.

Christian Audigier, designer

It is the growth of advertising in this country which, more than any single element, has brought the American magazine to its present enviable position in points of literary, illustrative and mechanical excellence.

Edward Bok, editor

I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, but I can never find out which half.

John Wanamaker, businessman

Advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.

Jerry Della Femina, businessman

How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? French fries.

James French,

Advertising as the printed form of selling would seem... ultimately to be justified in so far as it serves as a means of increasing legitimate human wants, as an agency of fair and economic competition in the distribution of goods, and as a stimulant to social progress.

Daniel Starch,

The headline is the most important element of an ad. It must offer a promise to the reader of a believable benefit. And it must be phrased in a way to make it memorable.

Morris Hite, businessman

Watteau is no less an artist for having painted a fascia board while Sainsbury's is no less effective a business for producing advertisements which entertain and educate instead of condescending and exploiting.

Stephen Bayley, critic

The trade of advertising is now so near perfection that it is not easy to propose any improvement. But as every art ought to be exercised in due subordination to the public good, I cannot but propose it as a moral question to these masters of the public ear, whether they do not sometimes play too wantonly with our passions.

Samuel Johnson, author

Outside of advertising, the person who's influenced me most is quite possibly Frank Gehry.

Jay Chiat, businessman

Advertising ought to work by telling you what it is you want to tell, you should understand what you want us to do, what you want us to think, where you want us to shop.

Jay Chiat, businessman

Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.

Stuart Chase, writer

It is pretty obvious that the debasement of the human mind caused by a constant flow of fraudulent advertising is no trivial thing. There is more than one way to conquer a country.

Raymond Chandler, novelist

There is no such thing as national advertising. All advertising is local and personal. It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the kitchen or watching TV in the den.

Morris Hite, businessman

If you are writing about baloney, don't try and make it Cornish hen, because that's the worst kind of baloney there is. Just make it darn good baloney.

Leo Burnett, businessman

We read advertisements to discover and enlarge our desires. We are always ready -- even eager -- to discover, from the announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted without really knowing it.

Daniel J. Boorstin, historian

The Great Idea in advertising is far more than the sum of the recognition scores, the ratings and all the other superficial indicators of its success; it is in the realm of myth, to which measurements cannot apply.

Leo Bogart,

I've devoted a lot of my time and effort during the past few years to developing my advertising copywriting business to the point of where I can support my family and don't have to depend on writing fiction for my income.

George Stephen, businessman

Telling lies does not work in advertising.

Tim Bell,

Advertising is the very essence of democracy.

Bruce Barton, author

I believe that a contract, or at least an understanding, exists between the American public and the American advertiser concerning what advertising is, what its limitations are and what price people will pay for it.

John O'Toole, politician

I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.

Archibishop of Canterbury,

Advertisements are of great use to the vulgar. First of all, as they are instruments of ambition. A man that is by no means big enough for the Gazette, may easily creep into the advertisements; by which means we often see an apothecary in the same paper of news with a plenipotentiary, or a running footman with an ambassador.

Joseph Addison, writer

There is no way for the American economic system to function without advertising. There is no other way to communicate enough information about enough products to enough people with enough speed.

John O'Toole, politician

When it went on the air, the sales department hated it. It was the highest advertising pullout show in the history of NBC. At the early focus groups, people were saying, 'Who are these people? Why should we watch them?

Dick Wolf, producer

But I think technology advertising will have to stop addressing how products are made and concentrate more on what a product will do for the consumer.

Jay Chiat, businessman

Advertising is the principal reason why the business person has come to inherit the earth.

James R. Adams,

It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house.

Warren E. Burger, judge

I am one who believes that one of the greatest dangers of advertising is not that of misleading people, but that of boring them to death.

Leo Burnett, businessman

Advertisers are the interpreters of our dreams -- Joseph interpreting for Pharaoh. Like the movies, they infect the routine futility of our days with purposeful adventure. Their weapons are our weaknesses: fear, ambition, illness, pride, selfishness, desire, ignorance. And these weapons must be kept as bright as a sword.

E.B. (Elwyn Brooks) White,

The relationship between a manufacturer and his advertising agency is almost as intimate as the relationship between a patient and his doctor. Make sure that you can life happily with your prospective client before you accept his account.

David Ogilvy, businessman

One customer well taken care of could be more valuable than $10 000 worth of advertising.

Jim Rohn, businessman

Advertising is salesmanship mass produced. No one would bother to use advertising if he could talk to all his prospects face-to-face. But he can't.

Morris Hite, businessman

The secret of all effective advertising is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures, but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.

Leo Burnett, businessman

I believe in advertisement and media completely. My art and my personal life are based in it. I think that the art world would probably be a tremendous reservoir for everybody involved in advertising.

Jeff Koons, artist

Extension work is not exhortation. Nor is it exploitation of the people, or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing students. It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet the needs of the people on their own farms and in the localities.

Liberty Hyde Bailey, scientist

When I first started writing, I was in advertising at the time, I was doing most of my writing on weekends. I had studied most of the other series heroes and I figured it would be fun for mine to be different and put him in and around water. So I dreamed up Dirk Pitt.

Clive Cussler, writer

The vast majority of Americans agree with us. We're doing everything that we can. We're advertising, right now we're on television with an advertisement running in the Washington area. We've got newspaper ads.

Michael D. Barnes, politician

The Internet offers an interesting combination of advertising and community by participating in the community you can become an advertisement for yourself.

Walter Jon Williams, writer

Publishing is a very mysterious business. It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have, and advertising seems to do very little good.

Thomas Wolfe, novelist

We have always said that advertising is just the icing on the cake. It is not the cake.

Meg Whitman, businesswoman

Advertising is a racket, like the movies and the brokerage business. You cannot be honest without admitting that its constructive contribution to humanity is exactly minus zero.


The art of advertisement, after the American manner, has introduced into all our life such a lavish use of superlatives, that no standard of value whatever is intact.

Percy Wynham Lewis,

Remove advertising, disable a person or firm from proclaiming its wares and their merits, and the whole of society and of the economy is transformed. The enemies of advertising are the enemies of freedom.

John Enoch Powell,

The Internet and Yahoo are firmly established as 'must buys' for brand advertising.

Terry Semel, businessman

Advertising is the literature of desire.

Eugene Schwartz,

What you say in advertising is more important than how you say it.

David Ogilvy, businessman

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