Quotes About Madison Avenue

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Quotes About Madison Avenue

Dont order any of the faerie food," said Jace, looking at her over the top of his menu. "It tends to make humans a little crazy. One minute youre munching a faerie plum, the next minute youre running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not," he added hastily, "that this has ever happened to me.
— Cassandra Clare —

As a private person, I have a passion for landscape, and I have never seen one improved by a billboard. Where every prospect pleases, man is at his vilest when he erects a billboard. When I retire from Madison Avenue, I am going to start a secret society of masked vigilantes who will travel around the world on silent motor bicycles, chopping down posters at the dark of the moon. How many juries will convict us when we are caught in these acts of beneficent citizenship?

— David Ogilvy

I knew something was wrong with me that summer, because all I could think about was the Rosenbergs and how stupid I'd been to buy all those uncomfortable, expensive clothes, hanging limp as fish in my closet, and how all the little successes I'd totted up so happily at college fizzled to nothing outside the slick marble and plate-glass fronts along Madison Avenue.

— Sylvia Plath

It is by manipulating "hidden forces" that the advertising experts induce us to buy their wares-a toothpaste, a brand of cigarettes, a political candidate. And it is by appealing to the same hidden forces-and to others too dangerous for Madison Avenue to meddle with-that Hitler induced the German masses to buy themselves a Fuehrer, an insane philosophy and the Second World War.

— Aldous Huxley

We gave the show away and in return, we received a certain number of minutes per hour for the three-hour show that we could sell to Madison Avenue. One of the first sponsors was MGM Records.

— Casey Kasem

Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation.

— Marshall McLuhan

For all his Caribbean clothes and his Madison Avenue manners, even with his surfside apartment and his Alfa Romeo roadster, there was so much Kansas in Sanderson that it was embarrassing to see him deny it.

— Hunter S. Thompson

It may be the way the cookie crumbles on Madison Avenue, but in Hong Kong its the way the egg rolls.

— Robert Orben

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