This Friday’s edition of the blog again highlights various quotes in yet a different manner. Their authors don’t necessarily come from the advertising industry but are involved in some aspect of creativity.
Serling, Poe, Van Gogh, Einstein – quite a master’s collection, wouldn’t you say? While I am definitely a fan of Rod Serling and his Twilight Zone series, I also enjoy the works of my relative, Edgar Allan Poe. Yes, I am a writer. I learned years ago in reading a Louisiana history book, that my great-great-great uncle (Poe) was Edgar’s cousin or something like that.
And, yes, I do believe there is some truth to what “Uncle Edgar” (as I call him) says in the first quote below.
Whenever you write, whatever you write, never make the mistake of assuming the audience is any less intelligent than you are. – Rod Serling
...No matter what the future brings, man’s capacity to rise to the occasion will remain unaltered. Our potential for tenacity and optimism continues, as always, to outfight and outlive any and all changes made by society. – Rod Serling. Twilight Zone “Steel.”
So, do you have a favorite? Which one really speaks to you? Let me know, and I may pass it on to Uncle Edgar!