„The world is changing.... I don't, as a consumer, want advertising that's not relevant. If we're going to take a side let's take the side of the consumer.“
— Charlie Ergen American businessman 1953
Interview with CNBC's Julia Boostin http://www.cnbc.com/id/100451269 (1995)
„It seems like the better it gets, the more miserable people become. There’s never a technological advancement where people think, “Wow, we can finally do this!” … And I think a lot of it has to do with advertising. Americans have it constantly drilled into our heads, every fucking day, that we deserve everything to be perfect all the time.“
— Louis C.K. American comedian and actor 1967
Louis C.K. starvation can be character building http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2009/03/louis-ck-starvation-can-be-character-building
— Norman Douglas British writer 1868 - 1952
South Wind (1917).
— Elizabeth Berg, The Year of Pleasures
„Disco is a major influence in the world of fashion. It is a dynamic factor in contemporary advertising. It is a message from every consumer that there has been a rediscovery of America's greatest by-product: fun.“
— Neil Bogart American music executive 1943 - 1982
Neil Bogart at the 1977 Disco Forum.
— Pico Iyer British writer 1957
„Managers are to information as alcoholics are to booze. They consume enormous amounts, constantly crave more, but have great difficulty in digesting their existing intake.“
— Robert Heller British magician 1826 - 1878
Robert Heller (1975) "Research in light of a dark tunnel" Audit AGB research. London, Spring 1973: Cited in Peter M. Chisnall (1977) Effective industrial marketing. p. 91
„Time was a flickering gray fire constantly consuming all things, so that what appeared to be motion was actually the oxidation and reduction of possibilities, the collapse of potential matter from grace to nothingness.“
— Michael Swanwick American science fiction author 1950
Chapter 6, “Lost in the Mushroom Rain” (p. 105)
„At normal times it is deeply dishonest. All the papers that matter live off their advertisements, and the advertisers exercise an indirect censorship over news.“
— George Orwell, Why I Write
Context: Is the English press honest or dishonest? At normal times it is deeply dishonest. All the papers that matter live off their advertisements, and the advertisers exercise an indirect censorship over news. Yet I do not suppose there is one paper in England that can be straightforwardly bribed with hard cash. In the France of the Third Republic all but a very few of the newspapers could notoriously be bought over the counter like so many pounds of cheese.
— Kirby Page American clergyman 1890 - 1957
Context: Bombardment, air raid and blockade constitute the most revolting forms of atrocity because they are not deeds of violence committed under the momentary, blinding influence of fear or passion, but are deliberately premeditated processes of devastation, mutilation and slaughter of men, women and children without regard to guilt or responsibility.
— Ron Kaufman American author and consultant 1956
„Typing in all lowercase is popular among young people, SMS users, and anyone who feels literacy has become too time-consuming.“
— Merlin Mann American blogger 1966