I have had a disturbing dream in

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 McEnroePCR

Dont tell my mother i work in

Don’t tell my mother I work in an advertising agency – she thinks I play piano in a whorehouse.  ~Jacques Seguelatitle of memoirs, 1979; QS

Advertisers in general bear a large part

Advertisers in general bear a large part of the responsibility for the deep feelings of inadequacy that drive women to psychiatrists, pills, or the bottle.  ~Marya Mannes, But Will It Sell?, 1964

Advertising may be described as the science

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.  ~Stephen Butler Leacock, quoted in Michael Jackman, Crown’s Book of Political Quotations, 1982

Our societys values are being corrupted by

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, The Plot to Make You Buy, 1968

History will see advertising 34as one of

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."  ~Malcolm Muggeridge, quoted in Eric Clark, The Want Makers: Inside the World of Advertising, 1988

When a man throws an empty cigarette

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, quoted in David Ogilvy, Ogilvy on Advertising, 1985

The trouble with us in america isnt

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 KronenbergerPCR

Advertising is an environmental striptease for a

Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.  ~Marshall McLuhan, introduction to Wilson Bryan Key, Subliminal Seduction: Ad Media’s Manipulation of a Not So Innocent America, 1974