Quotes: advertising

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  • Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
  • George Santayana
    George Santayana
    Spanish - American philosopher 1863 - 1952
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    Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.
  • S. Leacock
    S. Leacock
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    Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
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    As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom, language becomes printed noise.
  • C. P. Snow
    C. P. Snow
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    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
  • Sinclair Lewis
    Sinclair Lewis
    American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright 1885-1951
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    Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
  • H.G. Wells
    H.G. Wells
    British-born American author 1866-1946
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    Advertising is legalized lying.
  • Marshall Mcluhan
    Marshall Mcluhan
    Canadian professor and philosopher 1911-1980
    Marshall Mcluhan
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    Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.
  • Bruce Barton
    Bruce Barton
    American Author, Advertising Executive 1886-1967
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    Advertising is the very essence of democracy.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    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.
  • Bryce Courtenay
    Bryce Courtenay
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    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.
  • Bob Dylan
    Bob Dylan
    American musician 1941-
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    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 you
    Source: Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
  • Bryce Courtenay
    Bryce Courtenay
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    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.
  • Roland Barthes
    Roland Barthes
    French semiologist 1915-1980
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    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
    Fred A. Allen
    American comic 1894-1957
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    An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
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