Advertising Quotes

Most people don't have the money to spend on advertising to create awareness among readers, nor do they have the contacts at newspapers or magazines to get their books reviewed.

Sara Paretsky

Censorship is advertising paid by the government.

Federico Fellini

Next to Christianity, advertising is the greatest force in the world. And I say that without sacrilege or disrespect. Advertising makes people discontented. It makes them want things they don't have. Without discontent, there is no progress, no achievement.


Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

Stephen Leacock

If commerce is the engine of our economy, then advertising is the spark. Responsible advertisers are the drivers who keep us on the right track, leading to a richer, more benevolent society.

Brian Philcox

Advertising is the genie which is transforming America into a place of comfort, LUXURY and ease for millions

William Allen White

Advertising is the poetry of Capitalism

Michael Maynard

Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.

Steuart Henderson Britt

There is more money wasted in advertising by underspending than by overspending. Years ago someone said that underspending in advertising is like buying a ticket halfway to Europe. You've spent your money but you never get there.

Morris Hite

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.

Marshall McLuhan

In our factory, we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope.

Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Advertising is only evil when it advertises evil things.

David Ogilvy

The man who stops advertising to save money is like the man who stops the clock to save time

Thomas Jefferson

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.

Marshall McLuhan

Advertising is speech. It's regulated because it's often effective speech.

Jef I. Richards
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