"Don't tell my mother I work in an advertising agency; she thinks I play piano in a whorehouse." Jacques Seguela.
"What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public." Vilhjalmur Stefansson.
"Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it." Will Rogers.
"So long as there's a jingle in your head, television isn't free." Jason Love.
"In general, my children refused to eat anything that hadn't danced on TV." Erma Bombeck.
"The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy." Louis Kronenberger.
"It is our job to make women unhappy with what they have." B. Earl Puckett.
"It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper." R. Serling.
"Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket." George Orwell.
"I have... had a disturbing dream in which I break through a cave wall near Nag Hammadi and discover urns full of ancient Coptic scrolls. As I unfurl the first scroll, a subscription card to some Gnostic exercise magazine flutters out." Colin McEnroe.
"It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive." Nicholas Johnson.
"Never write an advertisement which you wouldn't want your family to read. You wouldn't tell lies to your own wife. Don't tell them to mine." David Ogilvy.
"Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance." Marshall McLuhan.
"Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetic." Samuel Johnson.
"You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements." Norman Douglas.
"When a man throws an empty cigarette package from an automobile, he is liable to a fine of $50. When a man throws a billboard across a view, he is richly rewarded." Pat Brown.
"The joy of music should never be interrupted by a commercial." Leonard Bernstein.
"Our society's values are being corrupted by advertising's insistence on the equation: Youth equals popularity, popularity equals success, success equals happiness." John Fisher.
"Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths." Edgar A. Shoaff.
"Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it." Stephen Leacock.