It’s back. Friday Fun Quotes. Sorry we’ve been away for awhile but other priorities surfaced and we’re just now trying to get back into the swing of things.
Searching through the online Quote Bag, some of the gems I found are listed below. They are a variety of ad-related and TV-related quotes from some very significant folks in our culture such as David Ogilvy, Rod Serling, Steve Jobs, and Van Gogh.
So, without further ado, enjoy!
If you’re trying to persuade people to do something, or buy something, it seems to me you should use their language, the language they use every day, and the language in which they think. We try to write in the vernacular. David Ogilvy, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
Great designers seldom make great advertising men, because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture – and forget that merchandise must be sold. James Randolph Adams, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
Our current obsession with creativity is the result of our continued striving for immortality in an era when most people no longer believe in an after-life. Arianna Huffington
I want to put a ding in the universe. Steve Jobs
‘something like the colour of a really dusty potato, unpeeled of course’. Van Gogh painted in earth tones. He wanted to show that they ‘have tilled the earth themselves with these hands they are putting in the dish, and that they have thus honestly earned their food’.
We don’t grow unless we take risks. Any successful company is riddled with failures. James E. Burke, member, Advertising Hall of Fame
The weed is employed by the aging witch who has used up her present body to facilitate her entry into the new, young body she has chosen for herself. #GalleryQuotes #NGS2E3, “Since Aunt Ada Came to Stay” (Night-Gallery) Michelle Lee
***And, finally, with a wink and a nod . . .***
The man I knew, my dad, was nothing like the black and white image walking across the MGM soundstage… #my lampshade, guitar and I don’t know where he got the rest of the outfit. Anne Serling, excerpted from “AS I KNEW HIM: My Dad Rod Serling”