An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





All publicity is good, except an obituary notice.


Brendan F. Behan (1923-1964, Irish writer)


There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.


Brendan F. Behan (1923-1964, Irish writer)


The price of justice is eternal publicity.


Arnold Bennett (1867-1931, British novelist)


Publicity is the life of this culture. Without publicity capitalism could not survive and at the same time publicity is its dream.


John Berger (1926-, British actor, critic)


The monster of advertisement... is a sort of octopus with innumerable tentacles. It throws out to right and left, in front and behind, its clammy arms, and gathers in, through its thousand little suckers, all the gossip and slander and praise afloat, to spit out again at the public.


Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923, French actress)


The cult of individuality and personality, which promotes painters and poets only to promote itself, is really a business. The greater the "genius" of the personage, the greater the profit.


George Grosz


With publicity comes humiliation.


Tama Janowitz


Of course I'm a publicity hound. Aren't all crusaders? How can you accomplish anything unless people know what you are trying to do?


Vivien Kellems


To have news value is to have a tin can tied to one's tail.


Thomas E. Lawrence (1888-1935, British soldier, Arabist writer)


What kills the skunk is the publicity it gives itself.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


We endeavor more that men should speak of us, than how and what they speak, and it sufficeth us that our name run in men's mouths, in what manner soever. It stemma that to be known is in some sort to have life and continuance in other men's keeping.


Michel Eyquem De Montaigne (1533-1592, French philosopher, essayist)


If you want an audience start a fight.


Irish Proverb (Sayings of Irish origin)


I have bought golden opinions from all sorts of people.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


In America, the race goes to the loud, the solemn, the hustler. If you think you're a great writer, you must say that you are.


Gore Vidal (1925-, American novelist, critic)


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