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.
Don’t tell my mother I work in an advertising agency — she thinks I play piano in a whorehouse.
History will see advertising “as one of the real evil things of our time. It is stimulating people constantly to want things, want this, want that.
Our society’s values are being corrupted by advertising’s insistence on the equation: Youth equals popularity, popularity equals success, success equals happiness.
Advertising is only another form of statistics.
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 pathetick.
Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths.
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
Advertising is a bit like playing make-believe.
You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.