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"I hate negative ads in general." - Ed Rendell

"Norman Rockwell, the Brueghel of the 20th century bourgeoisie, the Holbein of Jell-O ads and magazine covers; by common assent, the most American artist of all." - Jerry Adler

"I'm sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme" - Paul Muldoon

"Consumers never complain about ads being too smart." - Lee Clow

"I'm sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme." - Paul Muldoon

"Schiller, first published in Fraser's Magazine (1831)." - Thomas Carlyle

"During the Second War, the U.S.O. sent special issues of the principal American magazines to the Armed Forces, with the ads omitted. The men insisted on having the ads back again. Naturally. The ads are by far the best part of any magazine or newspaper. More pains and thought, more wit and art go into the making of an ad than into any prose feature of press or magazine. Ads are news. What is wrong with them is that they are always good news." - Marshall Mcluhan

"By creating so many illusory images of physical perfection, whether on store aisles or storefronts ads, magazine covers or TV show, we speak more to the profit margins of companies than the self-esteem of today's girls." - Adora Svitak

"I wanted to distance myself from those pasty faced corpses in suits I saw in airline magazine ads. If I was going to become a businessman, I was going to do it on my own terms." - Yvon Chouinard

"By creating so many illusory images of physical perfection, whether on store aisles or storefront ads, magazine covers or TV shows, we speak more to the profit margins of companies than the self-esteem of today's girls." - Adora Svitak

"Before I really became interested in fashion, all I would look at in a fashion magazine was the ads. It only dawned on me recently that just looking at the ads really doesn't teach you everything you need to know about the fashion world." - Mark Indelicato

"'Ms.' always flouted the rules of the ad world that say, especially for products directed at women, that the ad must be connected to the editorial. You don't have food ads unless you have recipes. You don't get clothing ads unless you have lavish fashion coverage. We never did that; every other women's magazine does." - Gloria Steinem

"If it were a choice between putting ads on Wikipedia or shutting down Wikipedia, we would then very reluctantly consider putting ads on Wikipedia." - Sue Gardner

"Other Republican candidates may retort to personal attacks and negative ads." - George W Bush

"You can't reach America's youth with off the mark radio ads or insulting television commercials" - Steve Rifkind

"Television doesn't want to admit it has those dreadful roach ads on anyway." - Michael O'Donoghue

"News is what people don't want you to print. Everything thing else is ads." - William Randolph Hearst

"With no ads, who would pay for the media? The good fairy?" - Samuel Thurm

"Beneath this slab John Brown is stowed. He watched the ads, And not the road." - Ogden Nash

"Ads represent the main channel of intellectual and artistic effort in the modern world." - Marshall Mcluhan

"Beneath this slab John Brown is stowed. He watched the ads, And not the road." - Ogden Nash

"I've done many ads because that's my new career. It's an inspiring extension for my mind." - Karl Lagerfeld

"A great magazine is sort of a net for ability ..." - Candace Wheeler

"A magazine is so much more beautiful than what's online," - Mike Mccue

"Every company is its own TV station, magazine, and newspaper." - Jay Baer

"I was twelve when I read my first sf magazine" - Philip K Dick

"Paste may be the last great American music magazine left." - Patterson Hood

"Nobody cares if you're on the cover of a magazine!" - Devon Windsor

"Religion : Go Ye and Relax? in TIME magazine" - Halford E. Luccock

"My greatest thrill was the day Mad magazine spoofed 'Ghost." - Jerry Zucker

"I tripped and fell and posed naked for a magazine." - Gina Barberi

"Whenever I get married, I start buying Gourmet magazine." - Nora Ephron

"I don't do 'Image' magazine or high-fashion shows." - Georgia Salpa

"We do not see the danger clearly enough that we develop images adequate to our state of civilization. When you watch TV, you know instantly that there's something wrong with the images. When you open a magazine and see the ads, you know there's something wrong with the images. And it's unhealthy and not good and outright dangerous, in my opinion." - Werner Herzog

"Beauty isn't what you see on TV or in magazine ads or even necessarily in art galleries. It's a lot deeper and a lot simpler than that. It's realizing the goodness of things, it's leaving the world a little better than it was before you got here. It's appreciating the inspiration of the world around you and trying to inspire others." - Charles De Lint

"Fifteen minutes of fame doesn't make a career. An article in a magazine, newspaper, interview on television or multiple print ads may stroke your ego, but nothing much else. An artist's career is a lifetime venture. Just because an artist is on top doesn't mean they are sheltered from a crash. As has been stated, the higher you climb, the harder you fall." - Jack White

"I got a job in the tear-sheets department, ripping up magazines like People, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, and Time, and delivering the editorial pages.... So I began to use a camera to make fake photographs of the ads. By re-photographing a magazine page and then developing the film in a cheap lab, the photos came out very strange." - Richard Prince

"Give the public the 'image' of what it thinks it ought to be, or what television commercials or glossy magazine ads have convinced us we ought to be, and we will buy more of the product, become closer to the image, and further from reality." - Madeleine L'Engle

"Many billboards and magazine ads have resorted to showing isolated body parts rather than full-body portraits of models using or wearing products. This style of photography, known in the industry as abstract representation, allows the viewer to see himself in the advertisement, rather than the model." - Douglas Rushkoff

"Infiniti ads are part of an exciting new trend called "Advertising Whose Sole Purpose Is to Irritate You."" - Dave Barry

"I want to make it clear to people that the idea of putting subliminable messages into ads is ridiculous." - George W Bush

"It's short-sighted to think ads wo' one day end up wherever humans are - even the moon." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"It's the Democrats' same old weakness: much too much dependency on consultants and TV ads rather than mobilizing people." - Bernie Sanders

"Time magazine put Chris Christie on the cover with the caption, 'The Elephant in the Room.' And People magazine named him 'Sexiest Garbage Truck in a Suit.'" - Bill Maher

"I've never thought of Playboy, quite frankly, as a sex magazine. I always thought of it as a lifestyle magazine in which sex was one important ingredient." - Hugh Hefner

"I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine, but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself" - Guillermo Cabrera Infante

"I"ve never thought of Playboy, quite frankly, as a sex magazine. I always thought of it as a lifestyle magazine in which sex was one important ingredient." - Hugh Hefner

"The cover story of the magazine [TIME magazine] depicting a few individuals who are acting contrary to most Myanmar, is creating misconceptions of Buddhism." - Thein Sein

"The trade magazine and all was banned in my house. The first time I read a film magazine was when I was 18." - Abhishek Bachchan

"I wrote for a weekly magazine and then edited a literary magazine, but I did not really feel comfortable with the profession of journalism itself." - Guillermo Cabrera Infante

"I'd sit at my kitchen table and start scanning help-wanted ads on my laptop, but then a browser tab would blink and I'd get distracted and follow a link to a long magazine article about genetically modified wine grapes. Too long, actually, so I'd add it to my reading list. Then I'd follow another link to a book review. I'd add the review to my reading list, too, then download the first chapter of the book-third in a series about vampire police. Then, help-wanted ads forgotten, I'd retreat to the living room, put my laptop on my belly, and read all day. I had a lot of free time." - Robin Sloan

"The book of books, the storehouse and magazine of life and comfort, the holy Scriptures." - George Herbert

"You really have got lots of issues! Yeah, of 'What Car Magazine'!" - Steve Coogan


"She's got electric boots, a mohair suit, you know I read it in a magazine." - Elton John

"The Lady' is a piddling little magazine that no one cares about or buys." - Rachel Johnson

"What is a magazine? A small body of Literature entirely surrounded by advertisements." - Carolyn Wells

"Architecture is not just for the moment, it is not just for the next fashion magazine" - Daniel Libeskind

"I've been on the cover of every magazine in the world," - Janice Dickinson

"A successful magazine has to build a myth its readers can believe in." - Harold Hayes

"I don't care very much for the People Magazine approach to applied economics." - Paul Samuelson

"Direct mail - it falls out of every magazine you open these days" - Derek Jameson

"Do you subscribe to the Weekly Standard? Does that magazine hate America?" - David Shuster

"Sacrificing good men to journalism is like sending William Faulkner to work for Time magazine." - Hunter S Thompson

"Time magazine reported him as speaking of upsetting the apple tart." - Bertie Ahern

"People who read my magazine wax their turtles all the time. - as Larry Flynt" - Bill Allred

"Far From Home was also my idea from a magazine I'd seen." - Jim Capaldi

"You shouldn't presume that all quotes that are in a magazine or a newspaper are accurate." - Andrew Card

"The worst thing to do is to die while reading LIFE magazine." - Bill Cosby

"A photographer without a magazine behind him is like a farmer without fields." - Norman Parkinson

"So many differing opinions and philosophies... are rarely housed under the roof of a single magazine." - Jeff Vandermeer

"A magazine is simply a device to induce people to read advertising." - James Collins

"Objective journalism and an opinion column are about as similar as the Bible and Playboy magazine." - Walter Cronkite

"I started in 1957 when I sold my first story to a magazine." - Jean Giraud

"It bothers me that people who should know better believe a glossy magazine fantasy." - Christoph Waltz

"If you're on the cover of any magazine, you certainly get recognized more." - Lauren Conrad

"I've been on the cover of every magazine in the world." - Janice Dickinson

"I actually got a play from auditioning for something in 'Back Stage' magazine." - Kat Graham

"'The New Yorker' didn't invent the magazine cartoon, but it did really establish it." - Robert Mankoff

"There is no regional art. The only region left is the art magazine." - Walter Darby Bannard

"I will no longer be referred to as Miss Steinem of Ms. magazine." - Gloria Steinem

"The first time my friends saw me in a magazine I was so excited." - Chanel Iman

"The public relations warriors fought and lost Monte Carlo's Battle of the Magazine Covers." - John Vinocur

"If anybody reads a story in a magazine or book, different pictures compete in their minds." - Vincente Minnelli

"More than 80% of our revenue comes from people viewing ads on mobile devices. Inside Twitter, we talk and think mobile first." - Shailesh Rao

"The aim is to influence customers to use your product on their own, again and again without relying on overt calls to action such as ads or promotions." - Nir Eyal

"As we're bombarded daily with new ads for pills, diets and ab-doers, we have to protect our wallets and our time." - Dan John

"To people who make moving ads that block the view of websites: Not only will we not buy from you, but we want shrews to eat your liver." - Dave Barry

"... I have always fallen for ads. The sweetheart of J. Walter Thompson, I have a peasant-like belief in whatever miracle they profess to effect." - Cornelia Otis Skinner

"When I see those ads with the quote 'You'll have to see this picture twice,' I know it's the kind of picture I don't want to see once." - Pauline Kael

"The only readers we get are people whom our subject interests. No one reads ads for amusement, long or short... Give them enough to take action" - Claude C Hopkins

"Ads are planned and written with some utterly wrong conception. They are written to please their seller. The interest of the buyer is forgotten" - Claude C Hopkins

"Ads push the principle of noise all the way to the plateau of persuasion. They are quite in accord with the procedures of brainwashing." - Marshall Mcluhan

"We should all reevaluate advertising that contradicts what we know to be the truth; especially when the ads are harmfully manipulative." - Christy Turlington

"I'll tell you what I probably would prefer to happen less and less: actors that I know and respect in shampoo ads. Or modeling." - Sean Penn

"Ads shouldn't be in people's way." - Chris Hughes

"President Bush got an early Christmas gift. This week, President Bush was chosen as 'Person of the Year' by Time magazine. Not only that, Martha Stewart was chosen as person of the year by Doing Time magazine." - Conan O'Brien

"The key to not getting rejected if you're writing for a magazine, is to know to read that magazine and know everything about them before you ever make a submission." - Homer Hickam

"I had no plans to be an entrepreneur. I just wanted to be a journalist and write for a magazine. At 15, I just decided to leave school and launch a national student magazine." - Richard Branson

"It's a pretty blokey magazine [Bacon Busters, 'Australia's only magazine dedicated to pig hunting'], but they have women in it too. There's a 'Boars and Babes' section: women in bikinis sitting on big old pigs." - Andrew Symonds

"If you're an editor at TIME magazine or writer at TIME magazine and you are shocked to look at real documented research that says men and women are different - what in the world did you believe beforehand?" - Rush Limbaugh

"When I first came to America there still was Look Magazine and LIFE Magazine, and the photography in those magazines was amazing to look at. They had the best portraits, and their news photography." - Vilmos Zsigmond

"In fact, I probably learned more about photography from studying black-and-white photography in those magazines [Look Magazine and LIFE Magazine] than I did from watching movies here. That's the truth." - Vilmos Zsigmond

"I think there's an important difference between the newspaper and a magazine. I view the role of the magazine as providing the deeper reporting and the thoughtful analysis to help you make sense of why that news is important." - Chris Hughes

"One association with the arts that I vividly remember was a magazine called Normal Instructor, a teachers' magazine, that Miss George would hold up with illustrations of great artworks like [Vincent] van Gogh and Rembrandt [van Rijn]." - Paul Smith

"The magazine was being started by a company that had no experience in business magazine publishing. It was a little difficult to get people to sort of buy into it and to join the staff, but we did." - James Daly

"In Los Angeles, sometimes it's hard to find a magazine stand, let alone one that has the magazine that you want. So I find that the longer I live in L.A., the more digitally I consume." - Gillian Jacobs

"Online, you have things like Slate Magazine, which has a lot of commentary and analysis of stories, so it gives you a fuller picture. I would compare that to a news magazine or the New Republic." - Tabitha Soren

"I see myself on the cover of a magazine and I don't think that it looks like me at all. My first-ever photo shoot was for the cover of a lads' magazine." - Elize Du Toit

"The market for short stories is hard to break into, but a magazine editor isn't always looking for big names with which to sell his magazine - they're more willing to try stories by newcomers, if those tales are good." - Eric Brown

"There are twice as many knitters as golfers in North America. Still, if you walk into any airport in North America, you can find a golf magazine but not a knitting magazine, even though you can't golf on a plane." - Stephanie Pearlmcphee

"My mother had taken me to photographer Paul Hesse, who used some of my pictures on magazine covers." - Margaret O'Brien

"I have a sentimental feeling for my very first cover I was on - it was 'Bazaar' Magazine" - Carol Alt

"I always wrote; my first story was published in the magazine The American Girl when I was 11" - Sara Paretsky

"I don't want no lies, I don't watch TV. I don't waste my time, won't read a magazine." - Madonna Ciccone

"I first decided architecture was for me when I saw Le Corbusier's designs in a Japanese magazine in the 1930s." - Kenzo Tange

"A magazine to have style, must need and understand and invest in what jingles - not jiggles - in designer jeans." - Frances Lear

"Men have better self-images than women. You know what I've never seen in a men's magazine? A makeover." - Rita Rudner

"It's been a strange [summer].... I was sent by a magazine to photograph famous photographers.... Of course, I included myself." - Weegee

"Josh speculated about the hypothetical contents of an imaginary porn magazine for intelligent trees that would be entitled Enthouse." - Lev Grossman

"It was a story called 'The Hero' which I sold to Galaxy magazine in 1970, for $94." - George R R Martin

"Reusing pieces of code is like picking off sentences from other people's stories and trying to make a magazine article." - Bob Frankston

"The hand that rules the press, the radio, the screen and the far-spread magazine, rules the country." - Learned Hand

"It was a story called "The Hero" which I sold to Galaxy magazine in 1970, for $94." - George R R Martin

"Only two people have been on the cover of Time Magazine in bare feet. I'm one, the other is Gandhi." - Marc Andreessen

"I feel like everything great that's beginning to happen in my career started with the 'ink' Paste Magazine gave me!" - Meiko

"I pretty much keep everything; we have drawers full of samples and tests and every old catalogue and magazine." - Patricia Piccinini

"The New Yorker will be the magazine which is not edited for the old lady from Dubuque." - Harold Ross

"Boy! They're (MAD Magazine) really sockin' it to that Spiro Agnew guy again, he must work there or something." - Spiro Agnew

"I don't think there's a... boundary between digital media and print media. Every magazine is doing an online version." - Bill Gates

"Sometimes I'll flip through a magazine and do a double take when I see myself in it, it's just crazy!" - Kimberly Caldwell

"I think what we should have done is integrate the web site with the magazine much earlier in the process." - James Daly

"The Rockwell magazine cover was more a part of the American reality than a record of it." - Arthur C Danto

"I always wrote; my first story was published in the magazine The American Girl when I was 11." - Sara Paretsky

"One time I actually cleaned out my closet so good I ended up on the cover of Time magazine." - Ellen Degeneres

"I have a sentimental feeling for my very first cover I was on - it was 'Bazaar' Magazine." - Carol Alt

"My career is media. One can turn on the TV or look at a magazine and see me." - Leryn Franco

"I got $30 from Nation magazine for a poem and $500 for my first book of poems." - Jim Harrison

"I respect newspapers, but the reality is that magazine 'photojournalism' is finished. They want illustrations, Photoshopped pictures of movie stars." - Mary Ellen Mark

"I don't think there's a difference between writing for a newspaper or magazine and doing a chapter in a book." - Rick Bragg

"It was a story called 'The Hero' which I sold to Galaxy magazine in 1970, for $94." - George R R Martin

"The Rockwell magazine cover was more a part of the American reality than a record of it." - Arthur Danto

"Talking to all those great writers and artists for the magazine was a form of graduate school for me." - Christopher Bollen

"98% of the people who get the magazine say they read the cartoons first - and the other 2% are lying." - David Remnick

"I don't subscribe to the 'Doctor Who' magazine and we've only got the normal amount of 'Doctor Who' fridge magnets." - Arabella Weir

"One guy told me I was a great actor, I just would never be on the cover of a magazine." - Ben Affleck

"I was so passionate about being in the magazine industry, even when I first started at 'Mirabella.'" - Nina Garcia

"I'm not trying to live a social media life or a life to just be in a magazine." - Tika Sumpter

"There's a lot more to being a woman than being 18 years old on the cover of Maxim magazine." - Beth Broderick

"Omni is not a science magazine. It is a magazine about the future...Omni was sui generis. Although there were plenty of science magazines over the years...Omni was the first magazine to slant all its pieces toward the future. It was fun to read and gorgeous to look at." - Ben Bova



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