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Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952+2
Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
George F. Will
American columnist 1941-+1
As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.
Advertising degrades the people it appeals to; it deprives them of their will to choose.Source: Speaking in a debate broadcast by the BBC in 1936
American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright 1885-19510
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
British-born American author 1866-19460
Advertising is legalized lying.
Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-19800
Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.
American Author, Advertising Executive 1886-19670
Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
American president 1872-19330
Advertising ministers to the spiritual side of trade. It is great power that has been entrusted to your keeping which charges you with the high responsibility of inspiring and ennobling the commercial world. It is all part of the greater work of the regeneration and redemption of mankind.
Advertising seemed almost natural to me because it was a business where you had to inform, persuade and educate. And so from being a junior copywriter to being the creative director of one of the largest advertising agencies in the country took me 4.5 years, which is, well, a fairly spectacular rise.
American musician 1941-0
Advertising signs that con you into thinking you are the one
That can do what's never been done,
That can win what's never been won
Meanwhile, life outside goes on all around youSource: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
Advertising was only meant to be a very small part of my life. I had intended that I would work extensively in journalism for about five or six years and then I'd become a writer.
French semiologist 1915-19800
All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually repeat the same structure, the same meaning, often the same words: the stereotype is a political fact, the major figure of ideology.
Fred A. Allen
American comic 1894-19570
An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.