n. The science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
— Bill Cosby
What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public.
— Vilhjalmur Stefansson
Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
— Sinclair Lewis
Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
— Raymond Chandler
In our factory, we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope.
— Charles Revlon