153 Agency Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of agency quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about ad agency.

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  1. Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it, or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike. — Alexander Hamilton
  2. The most effective weapon against crime is cooperation... The efforts of all law enforcement agencies with the support and understanding of the American people. — J. Edgar Hoover
  3. If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud. — Emile Zola
  4. To be candid with you, free agency hurts all sports. It's great for athletes making an enormous amount of money. But to say it helps the sports, I don't believe that. — Jerry West
  5. Mathematics is a more powerful instrument of knowledge than any other that has been bequeathed to us by human agency. — Rene Descartes
  6. I never would have agreed to the formulation of the Central Intelligence Agency back in forty-seven, if I had known it would become the American Gestapo. — Harry S. Truman
  7. How can faceless bureaucrats in an intelligence agency deny brave soldiers a chance to tell the truth? — Curt Weldon
  8. Eugenics is the study of the agencies under social control that may improve or impair the racial qualities of future generations either physically or mentally. — Francis Galton
  9. Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from life what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely, a healthy skepticism of the powers of government agencies to do good. — Daniel Patrick Moynihan
  10. The largest challenge that we face, from my perspective, is the ability to continue moving forward so the agency will have a single mission: that is, to provide decent, safe, and affordable housing. — Alphonso Jackson

The Most Famous Agency Quotes

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

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

If God had an agent, the world wouldn't be built yet. It'd only be about Thursday. — Jerry Reynolds

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

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. — Unknown

If your stories are all about your products and services, that's not storytelling. It's a brochure. Give yourself permission to make the story bigger. — Jay Baer

Every ad is an investment in the long-term image of a brand. — David Ogilvy

Try to reach for a simple, visual phrase that tells you what the picture is all about and evokes the essence of the story — Saul Bass

I didn't think that a career in theater was very realistic so I thought the only thing I could make money doing and still be somewhat artistic was, god help me, advertising. — Liev Schreiber

The creative life of the commercial photographer is like the life of a butterfly. Very seldom do we see a photographer who is really productive for more than eight or ten years. — Alexey Brodovitch

Short Agency Quotes

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  • Advertising is the most fun you can have with your clothes on. — Jerry Della Femina
  • Sanely applied advertising could remake the world. — Stuart Chase
  • Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century. — Marshall McLuhan
  • I'm still an artist. I'm never gonna do a shit movie, because I've got my modeling to support me. — Milla Jovovich
  • The strongest logos tell simple stories. — Sol Sender
  • What you say in advertising is more important than how you say it. — David Ogilvy
  • Logos are a graphic extension of the internal realities of a company. — Saul Bass
  • I hate politics, hate deals, and deal-making, hate meeting with attorneys and agents. — Kathie Lee Gifford
  • You can do a good ad without good typography, but you can't do a great ad without good typography. — Herb Lubalin

Travel Agency Quotes

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Insomnia is an all-night travel agency with posters advertising faraway places. — Charles Simic

You should definitely have a travel agent. Why go through all the hassle of dealing with airlines, hotels, and rental-car agencies yourself, only to see the arrangements get all screwed up, when with just a single phone call you can have a trained professional screw them up for you? — Dave Barry

I used my aviation contacts to open a travel agency. I used to book Caribbean flights. — Joseph Force Crater

We feel surprise when travellers tell us of the vast dimensions of the Pyramids and other great ruins, but how utterly insignificant are the greatest of these, when compared to these mountains of stone accumulated by the agency of various minute and tender animals! — Charles Darwin

Our budget works to reduce and eliminate the risk of attacks at our ports, rails, in the skies, our food supply and roads by allowing for increases in many of the programs and agencies to help protect these important areas of commerce and travel. — Jim Ryun

Our covering ministry is Challenge for Christ ministries, and Travel the Road was solely our mission arm, designed to expose people to what missions are, then connect them with agencies that send people out. — Michael Scott

I always enjoyed politics. I worked at the White House recently, primarily for the First Lady. Because of my experience running my travel agency, I was in charge of the files she kept on the Travel Office. — Joseph Force Crater

The only thing I hated about the agency business was a lot of business travel. It was the only part of my job that I did not like. I found it very tedious and wearing. — Donny Deutsch

The traveler used to go about the world to encounter the natives. A function of travel agencies now is to prevent this encounter. — Daniel J. Boorstin

Ad Agency Quotes

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After Survivor, I was driving across country and moving to San Francisco, going to get a job interning at an ad agency. And then they asked me to read for this movie. — Colleen Haskell

Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies. — Marshall McLuhan

Chances are that neither the client nor the agency will ever know very much about what role the ad has played in sales or profits of the client, either short-term or long-term. — Michael Schudson

A carbonated wine foisted upon Americans (who else would drink it?) by winery ad agencies as a way of getting rid of inferior champagne by mixing it with inferior burgundy. — John Ciardi

My parents were entrepreneurs. They ran a small ad agency in upstate New York. — Mike McCue

It takes good clients to make a good advertising agency. Regardless of how much talent an ad agency may have, it is ineffective without good products and services to advertise. — Morris Hite

I've always liked to write, but I never thought I could make a career out of it. I went to business school because in the '80, it was the thing to do. I thought that marketing was a way to be creative in business, but quickly learned all creative stuff happens at the ad agency. — Dee Rees

Traditional ad agencies have so much to unlearn. — Edward Boches

In China, going public has a cachet from a branding standpoint. It will improve our image to ad agencies, government regulators. — Victor Koo

Why does almost every ad agency in the world set the time on a watch at 10:10 before photographing it? — Philippe Petit

Creative Agency Quotes

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Emotion. Passion. Ideas. Simplicity. These are the big things that big business needs from its creative agencies. No one else is going to provide these essential elements for business. — Kevin Roberts

To advertisers: "Do not compete with your agency in the creative area. Why keep a dog and bark yourself?" — David Ogilvy

[M]anufacturing, science and engineering are ... incredibly creative. I'd venture to say more so than creative advertising agencies and things that are known as the creative industries. — James Dyson

Increasingly, corporations will look to advertising agencies for direction. Without an understanding of brand creation, messaging, and strategy, today's designers are destined to become the haidressers of tomorrow's creative environments-great for styling but light on strategy. — Hartmut Esslinger

I was always sort of ahead of myself in some way, shape or form and trying to envision how to get further along and closer to fulfilling that dream of being of being free and having a creative agency, so to speak. — Mahershala Ali

I believe that superior creative work always has been, is, and always will be the hub of the wheel in any successful agency — Leo Burnett

Managing an advertising agency isn't all beer and skittles. After fourteen years of it, I have come to the conclusion that the top man has one principle responsibility: to provide an atmosphere in which creative mavericks can do useful work. — David Ogilvy

There will be an enduring role for the 'soft' side of planning. The piece that deals with meaning, identity and ideas. This is the slightly intangible piece that creative agencies hold at their heart. — John Woodward

Creativity is an advertising agency's most valuable asset, because it is the rarest. — Jef I. Richards

The general advertisers and their agencies know almost nothing for sure, because they cannot measure the results of their advertising. They worship at the altar of creativity, which really means 'originality': The most dangerous word in the lexicon of advertising — David Ogilvy

Government Agencies Quotes

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What we had learned over time is that we could no longer communicate with government agencies. We actually couldn’t even communicate with our propagandized colleagues in major medical centers, all of which appear to be under a spell, almost as if they are hypnotized right now. — Peter A. McCullough

Many agencies write their own regulations, use in-house courts with administrative law judges against individuals, then dole out punishments that ruin their lives. — Vivek Ramaswamy

The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media. — William Colby

Unlike the world of today, where people are more or less at the mercy of credit agencies, large corporations, and governments, Chaum’s approach balances power between individuals and organizations. — Hal Finney

So what is government?... Very simply, it is an agency of coercion. Of course, there are other agencies of coercion - such as the Mafia. So to be more precise, government is the agency of coercion that has flags in front of its offices. — Harry Browne

Our government is an agency of delegated and strictly limited powers. Its founders did not look to its preservation by force; but the chain they wove to bind these States together was one of love and mutual good offices. — Jefferson Davis

Once wide coercive powers are given to government agencies… such powers cannot be effectively controlled. — Friedrich August von Hayek

If one defines the term 'dropout' to mean a person who has given up serious effort to meet his responsibilities, then every business office, government agency, golf club and university faculty would yield its quota. — John W. Gardner

If religious freedom is to endure in America, the responsibility for teaching religion to public school children must be left to the homes and churches of our land, where this responsibility rightfully belongs. It must not be assumed by the government through the agency of the public school system. — Sam Ervin

I think it is important that independent government agencies be put in charge of investigating misconduct so that police departments are no longer allowed to police themselves. There is a conflict of interest there which, I believe, allows police to excuse their own behavior. — Bernie Sanders

Advertising Agency Quotes

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

I came literally to the table with a wealth of knowledge by simply understanding how food should taste. — Rocco DiSpirito

School is the advertising agency which makes you believe that you need the society as it is. — Ivan Illich

I had a model for revenue that larger agencies couldn’t have replicated without scaling down immensely. — Paul Jarvis

Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera. — David Ogilvy

No one's family is normal. Normalcy is a lie invented by advertising agencies to make the rest of us feel inferior. — Claire LaZebnik

At one of the largest advertising agencies in America psychologists on the staff are probing sample humans in an attempt to find how to identify, and beam messages to, people of high anxiety, body consciousness, hostility, passiveness, and so on. — Vance Packard

So most of my acting experience came in college when I was living away from them. I acted in various independent films, and I got some commercial work and stuff like that. — Maria Menounos

Authentic brands don't emerge from marketing cubicles or advertising agencies. They emanate from everything the company does. — Howard Schultz

The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference. — Fred Allen

Intelligence Agencies Quotes

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The Durham report gives us more information about what was already clear: The last President was framed for treason by his own intelligence agencies, in an attempted coup. Truly one of the craziest stories in US history. — Dave Smith

The PATRIOT Act brought down the wall separating intelligence agencies from law enforcement and other entities charged with protecting the Nation from terrorism. — Chris Chocola

Prior to the passage of the Patriot Act, it was very difficult - often impossible - for us to share information with the Central Intelligence Agency, with NSA, with the other intelligence agencies, and likewise, for them to share information with us. — Robert Mueller

Yale has influenced the Central Intelligence Agency more than any other university, giving the CIA the atmosphere of a class reunion. — Gaddis Smith

Intelligence agencies keep things secret because they often violate the rule of law or of good behavior. — Julian Assange

There is thus little or no ability for an internet user to know when they are being covertly propagandized by their government, which is precisely what makes it so appealing to intelligence agencies, so powerful, and so dangerous. — Glenn Greenwald

Trump doesn't have one establishment, maybe with the exception of the Evangelicals, if you can call them an establishment, but banks, intelligence agencies, arms companies, big foreign money, are all united behind Hillary Clinton, and the media as well, media owners and even journalists themselves. — Julian Assange

You can't come up against the world's most powerful intelligence agencies and not accept the risk. — Edward Snowden

FAITH is the only agency through which the cosmic force of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used by man. — Napoleon Hill

In 1975 a Senate committee headed by Frank Church found that the [Central Intelligence] Agency had planned a number of assassination operations, using everything from poison to machine guns and sometimes mob hit men — Jim Garrison

Us Agencies Quotes

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We need to empower women. Give women a voice in the decision-making process. Give women a political voice where they can champion, for their own welfare. And, of course, for us. United Nations - organizations, agencies - we need to do our part. — Margaret Chan

To me there's nothing different in principle with a Catholic adoption agency, or indeed Methodist adoption agency, saying the rules in our community are different and therefore the law shouldn't apply to us. Why not then say sharia can be applied to different parts of the country? It doesn't work. — Trevor Phillips

The whole comes to this, that Christ, when he produces faith in us by the agency of his Spirit, at the same time ingrafts us into his body, that we may become partakers of all spiritual blessings. — John Calvin

God loves us and believes in us and has done and will do anything he can to help us, but he will not impose on our free agency. — Marion D. Hanks

Agency used righteously allows light to dispel the darkness and enables us to live with joy and happiness. — Robert D. Hales

Since the Columbia accident, the Russian space agency, or the Russian space program, has been literally carrying the load bringing us all the supplies we need on the Progress vehicle, smaller amounts on the Soyuz vehicles. — John L. Phillips

US intelligence agencies will only use such data to meet specific security requirements: counterintelligence, counterterrorism, counterproliferation, cybersecurity, force protection for our troops and allies, and combating transnational crime, including sanctions evasion. — Barack Obama

God is infinite; and the laws of nature, like nature itself, are finite. These methods of working, therefore, - which correspond to the physical element in us, - do not exhaust His agency. There is a boundless residue of disengaged energy beyond. — James Martineau

I think all members of Congress are very concerned about the fact that, while we want to see our law enforcement agencies have every means they can possibly have to combat terrorism, we've got to remember that we've had a Constitution in place for 225 years, and it has served us well. — Saxby Chambliss

At which time came to us many boats and we suffered them to come aboard, being not able to resist them, which people did us no harm, neither of us understanding the one the other. — William Adams

Free Agency Quotes

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You have agency, and you are free to choose. But there is actually no free agency. Agency has its price. You have to pay the consequences of your choices. — Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Every profession has changed. Journalism has changed. Medicine has changed. Technology has changed and it evolves. The same is true of football. Free agency has now allowed teams to be a dynasty as they have been before. It is not a great thing for the fans, but it is a good thing for the players. — Marv Levy

It is in that English Parliament the chains for Ireland are forged, and any Irish patriot who goes into that forge to free Ireland will soon find himself welded into the agency of his country's subjection to England. — Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa

Free agency screws everybody's allegiances up. Whether it be football, baseball, hockey, basketball, whatever it may be. It's really hard. — Bill Goldberg

As precious as life itself is our heritage of individual freedom, for man's free agency is a God-given gift. — David O. Mckay

I've got to play free agency out, and I've got to look at all of my options. — Jason Kidd

I choose free libraries as the best agencies for improving the masses of the people, because they give nothing for nothing. They only help those who help themselves. — Andrew Carnegie

Where there is no free agency, there can be no morality. Where there is no temptation, there can be little claim to virtue. Where the routine is rigorously proscribed by law, the law, and not the man, must have the credit of the conduct. — William H. Prescott

I think in the wake of Katrina, the Coast Guard may well have been the only entity or agency that came out of that exercise free of fault and free of blame. — Howard Coble

Today, free agency takes away a lot of your heroes, they go somewhere else. Some of them don't but a lot of them do-take the higher offer to go somewhere else. And, it turns the fans off because they get attached to the players. — Bob Lilly

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More Agency Quotes

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No new creation or destruction of matter is within the reach of chemical agency. We might as well attempt to introduce a new planet into the solar system, or to annihilate one already in existence, as to create or destroy a particle of hydrogen. — John Dalton

Transparency is all about letting in and embracing new ideas, new technology and new approaches. No individual, entity or agency, no matter how smart, how old, or how experienced, can afford to stop learning. — Gina McCarthy

Liberty is to faction, what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires. But it could not be a less folly to abolish liberty, which is essential to political life, because it nourishes faction, than it would be to wish the annihilation of air, which is essential to animal life, because it imparts to fire its destructive agency. — James Madison

When the interests of the salesmen and promoters differ from those of the client, the client had better look out for himself. This is the well-known agency problem in economics, where the interest of the agents or managers don’t coincide with those of the principals, or owners. — Edward O. Thorp

There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe. — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Despite Arizona's remarkable growth in recent years, we have met the current federal health standards for ozone pollution and the Environmental Protection Agency recently approved our dust control plan. — Jane D. Hull

Finally, I also come in recognition of the great work that has been undertaken by the NGOs and UN agencies that have been active for many years here, especially through the local staff and international staff here in Somaliland and in Somalia at large. — Jan Egeland

We estimate that humanitarian agencies have access to about 350,000 vulnerable people in Darfur - only about one third of the estimated total population in need. — Jan Egeland

All pro sports, as well as the NCAA, should thank God every day we have sports betting here... We have the only agency in the world that regulates the honesty of games. — Meyer Lansky

I want to improve TSA's counterterrorism focus through intelligence and cutting edge technology, support the TSA workforce, and strengthen the agency's relationships with stakeholders and the traveling public. All of these priorities are interconnected and are vital to TSA's mission - and I would say, all of our collective mission. — John S. Pistole

Prayer is not an agency by which my will is to be accomplished upon the earth. The purpose of prayer is to get God's will to be accomplished upon the earth, and so many times we ask and receive not because the motive behind our asking is really that of accomplishing my will rather than God's will. — Chuck Smith

We have used the presence of UNMIK, as well as other European and American agencies to establish a legal framework compatible with the European Union and that is already an advantage. We have seen the positive effects of this and our parliament will continue to go this way. — Ibrahim Rugova

Progress is the product of human agency. Things get better because we make them better. Things go wrong when we get too comfortable, when we fail to take risks or seize opportunities. — Susan Rice

Back in the day after I won my first pageant there was an agency that was getting me work on the side. — Maria Menounos

Agency has become a catch word. In a way, this intoxication with ‘agency’ is the product of liberal individualism. The ability of individuals to fashion themselves, to change their live, is given ideological priority over the relation within which they themselves are actually formed, situated, and sustained. — Talal Asad

My agency in promoting the passage of the National Banking Act was the greatest mistake of my life. It has built up a monopoly which affects every interest in the country — Salmon P. Chase

No agency is more acutely aware of how potentially damning and politically sensitive background investigations can be than the FBI; it conducts those investigations, after all. — Tucker Carlson

If any female feels she need anything beyond herself to legitimate and validate her existence, she is already giving away her power to be self-defining, her agency. — Bell Hooks

It’s a shameful moment for U.S. media when it insists on being subservient to the grotesque propaganda agencies of a violent, aggressive state. — Noam Chomsky

For my own part, I did not see and did not appreciate what the risks were with securitization, the credit ratings agencies, the shadow banking system, the S.I.V.’s — I didn’t see any of that coming until it happened. — Janet Yellen

We have to create miracles. A miracle is not the intersession of an external divine agency in violation of the laws of physics. A miracle is simply something that is impossible from an old story but possible from within a new one. It is an expansion of what is possible. — Charles Eisenstein

If prayer is only a spasmodic cry at the time of crisis, then it is utterly selfish, and we come to think of God as a repairman or a service agency to help us only in our emergencies. We should remember the Most High day and night-always-not only at times when all other assistance has failed and we desperately need help. — Howard W. Hunter

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