quote by Jean Kilbourne

Ads sell more than products. They sell values, they sell images. They sell concepts of love and sexuality, of success and perhaps most important, of normalcy. To a great extent, they tell us who we are and who we should be.

— Jean Kilbourne

Fantastic Normalcy quotations

America's present need is not heroics but healing;

not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.

Designers can create normalcy out of chaos;

they can clearly communicate ideas through the organising and manipulating of words and pictures.

Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.

Entranced by the flight of a raven, I watch its shadow move effortlessly against golden, shimmering granite. I long to be that free, flying above the cluttered world of normalcy, where so many are half alive.


Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.

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

America's present need is not heroics, but healing;

not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration; not agitation, but adjustment; not surgery, but serenity; not the dramatic, but the dispassionate; not experiment, but equipoise; not submergence in internationality, but sustainment in triumphant nationality.

The problem of living is at bottom an economic one.

And this alone is bad enough, even in a period of so-called "normalcy." But living has been considerably complicated of late in various ways - by war, by questions of personal liberty, and by "menaces" of one kind or another.

If you say city to people, people have no problem thinking of the city as rife with problematic, screwed-up people, but if you say suburbs - and I'm not the first person to say this, it's been said over and over again in literature - there's a sense of normalcy.


I did a lot of my school on set. Some years I went to a private school for a couple of hours, and then I'd always finish up with a tutor. I couldn't do full days, but I tried to maintain my friendships and some normalcy while doing a show.

I did a lot of my school on set. Some years I went to a private school for a couple of hours, and then I'd always finish up with a tutor. I couldn't do full days, but I tried to maintain my friendships and some normalcy while doing a show.

I watch soap operas. I bake brownies. Normalcy is coursing through my veins.

We have no idea, but its not like we're going to win any awards for normalcy anytime soon. So you get into people's heads? The two of us can throw people around like toys. Zu once blew up an AC unit, and all she did was walk by it.

I get glimpses of the horror of normalcy.

Each of these innocents on the street is engulfed by a terror of their own ordinariness. They would do anything to be unique.


Most actors make themselves unhappy by searching for their sanity, by insisting on their normalcy; it's a grave mistake.

Normalcy was a majority concept, the standard of many and not the standard of just one man.

In the business of war, the role of women is really to maintain normalcy and ensure that there is cultural continuity.

I`m surrounded by people and feel alone.

I clench his hands to the point of pain.

"Stay with me." His pupils contract to pinpoints, dialate again rapidly, and then return to something resembling normalcy. "Always," he murmurs.


I just try to keep that connection to normalcy.

I never want to lose that, being normal. People connect with me just as a cool, around-the-way type of guy. I never want to confuse people or go over their heads.

Progress is obtained only by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.

When you solve problems, all you do is guarantee a return to normalcy.

Our most dangerous tendency is to expect too much of government, and at the same time do for it too little. . . . We must strive for normalcy to reach stability.

Don't tolerate me as different. Accept me as part of the spectrum of normalcy.

It was inevitable for people to try to create a sense of normalcy in a place where nothing was normal. It helped one get through the day, to add predictability to a life that was inherently unpredictable.


Life goes on with fragile normalcy.

He wondered if normalcy was something, like vision or silence, you didn't realize was precious until you lost it.

Seth gave her that: a private space to believe in the illusion of normalcy.

We can't have cellphones, TV, radio or the Internet.

If the president died, we'd have no idea. There's no normalcy. It's just like prison, with cameras.

I am very abnormal... But it wasn't very long ago that I wasn't so abnormal. I was very normal and headed for a lifetime of paying medical bills as proof of my normalcy.


Ever wonder why people are so determined to reach for white picket fences, supposed normalcy, a nuclear family? Well, try growing up without one.

So, this is how it's become? This is how I've become? A walking contradiction? I'm surrounded by people and feel alone. I claim to crave a bit of normalcy but now that I have some, it's like I don't know what to do with it, I don't know how to be a normal person anymore.

Most people take long breaks after Olympics.

I needed some normalcy back in my life, so I came back to the pool.

I think that all people that get to a certain level of their celebrity are brands. I accept that. I don't value it in any personal way. I value it as an element of my work. I'm more pragmatic in that sense. I do get very rattled if I don't get enough normalcy in my life. I like solitude. I can't even write music if I'm not isolated.

I think the Democrats are right to protest, but I don't think Jeff Sessions is so far out of the range of normalcy that he shouldn't be confirmed.

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