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Cynical Definitions

n. The science of arresting the human intelligence long enough to get money from it.

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Cynical Quotations

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.

— Bill Cosby

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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

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Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.

— Sinclair Lewis

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Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.

— Raymond Chandler

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In our factory, we make lipstick. In our advertising, we sell hope.

— Charles Revlon

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