Quotes and Sayings about Publicity
"The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self, a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies."
- Henry B. Adams
(Related: Men, Power, Effect, Killing, Publicity, Self)
"Archaeologists are underpaid publicity agents for deceased royalty."
- John Agar
(Related: Publicity, Royalty)
"To be honest, I am not happy about all the publicity."
- Jean Alesi
"My popularity plunged three years ago and I didn't try to court publicity."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Court, Popularity, Publicity, Years)
"In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity."
- Lauren Bacall
(Related: Divorce, Hollywood, Party, Publicity)
"Extension work is not exhortation. Nor is it exploitation of the people, or advertising of an institution, or publicity work for securing students. It is a plain, earnest, and continuous effort to meet the needs of the people on their own farms and in the localities."
- Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Related: Work, People, Advertising, Effort, Exploitation, Needs, Publicity, Students)
"Live by publicity, you'll probably die by publicity."
- Russell Baker
"I think they are looking for publicity and they are looking for a name for themselves."
- David Baltimore
(Related: Name, Publicity)
"Publicity gets more than a little tiring. You want it, you need it, you crave it, and you're scared as hell when it stops."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Hell, Publicity, Want)
"High-level, big-deal publicity has a way of getting old for me, but what never fails to thrill me is when I make personal appearances."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Old, Publicity)
"All publicity is good, except an obituary notice."
- Brendan Behan
"There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary."
- Brendan Behan
"It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think has made its name so widely known, not only to readers in the world, but to governments - and that's what matters."
- Peter Benenson
(Related: Name, Publicity, World)
"The price of justice is eternal publicity."
- Arnold Bennett
(Related: Justice, Publicity)
"Publicity is the life of this culture - in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive - and at the same time publicity is its dream."
- John Berger
(Related: Life, Time, Dream, Capitalism, Culture, Publicity)
"A fool and his money get a lot of publicity."
- Al Bernstein
(Related: Money, Fool, Publicity)
"Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman."
- Louis D. Brandeis
(Related: Light, Publicity)
"Nowadays, in the contract that actors sign, you have to agree that you're going to do a certain amount of publicity-the hard part they don't pay you for."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Actors, Publicity)
"There is such a thing as bad publicity."
- Joyce Brothers
"France turned a deaf ear to the demands, but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina."
- Wilfred Burchett
(Related: France, Publicity)
"The ads all call me fearless, but that's just publicity. Anyone who thinks I'm not scared out of my mind whenever I do one of my stunts is crazier than I am."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Mind, Publicity)
"It can't hurt, publicity is publicity, controversy and all that, it's all good."
- Keith David
(Related: Controversy, Hurt, Publicity)
"I go to temple a lot less than I would like because when I do, people still look at me as if they think it's a publicity stunt."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: People, Temple, Publicity)
"If you want to get known as a singer you hire five sexy chicks and let them fight over you onstage and for the cameras. That's publicity, man."
- Sammy Davis, Jr.
(Related: Fight, Man, Publicity, Want)
"There are two types of films - one made by the big-time producers, the other is low budget stuff made by some producers who make films for the heck of it, they complete their films for small amounts, sell it at low costs with almost no publicity."
- Ajay Devgan
"Without publicity there can be no public support, and without public support every nation must decay."
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Related: Nation, Public, Publicity, Support)
"It almost hurts me to walk down a road and have people grab my hand and ask for my autograph and not sit and talk. When I'm finished I'm not going to be on the front page, but I'm going to be just as happy without the publicity."
- Terry Fox
(Related: People, Publicity, Road, Talk)
"Don't believe your own publicity. You can't; you'll start thinking that you're better than you are."
- Leif Garrett
(Related: Publicity, Thinking)
"We had a lot of riots. We came under attack from many of the police departments. It certainly wasn't some publicity thing. I was afraid for many years. We couldn't play in LA for many years. A lot of people got very cynical."
- Greg Ginn
(Related: People, Play, Police, Publicity, Years)
"It's certainly not just a spot opinion; it's something that obviously has been building up for years. It is also very good for publicity, and it is the kind of recognition that maybe will help financially, also."
- Dexter Gordon
(Related: Building, Help, Opinion, Publicity, Will, Years)
"The art of publicity is a black art; but it has come to stay, and every year adds to its potency."
- Learned Hand
(Related: Art, Publicity)
"Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity, promotion, and the publishing industry; but alas, not always."
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden
(Related: Nature, Promotion, Publicity, Publishing, Writers)
"Writers say many true things about their own experiences with publicity and promotion."
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden
(Related: Promotion, Publicity, Writers)
"I know actors come around and they always talk like that, but I don't do publicity if I don't like the film."
- Barbara Hershey
(Related: Actors, Film, Publicity, Talk)
"Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action the forces of public opinion, and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation."
- Charles Evans Hughes
(Related: Action, Country, Nation, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Publicity)
"It's just as difficult to live in a self-made hell of privacy as it is to live in a self-made hell of publicity."
- Michael Hutchence
(Related: Hell, Privacy, Publicity, Self)
"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
(Related: People, Publicity, Trying)
"It's not fair that the accused is not protected from adverse publicity whilst the accuser is guaranteed anonymity, whatever the verdict."
- Jonathan King
"The souls you have got cast upon the screen of publicity appear like the horrid and writhing creatures enlarged from the insect world, and revealed to us by the cinematograph."
- James Larkin
(Related: Publicity, World)
"I'm not a film star, I am an actress. Being a film star is such a false life, lived for fake values and for publicity."
- Vivien Leigh
(Related: Life, Values, Being, Film, Publicity)
"What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself."
- Abraham Lincoln
"Actually, 19 is in charge of our career at that point. FOX publicity is in charge of the publicity that we get. I'm fine with it, it is really organized."
- LaToya London
(Related: Career, Publicity)
"The whole publicity machine is a very weird one. It's kind of a necessary part of what we do here, but this helps me keep grounded."
- Wendie Malick
(Related: Machine, Publicity)
"I explain this not for publicity, nor seeking to win an argument of right or wrong, I explain so that the record is clear as to my thinking and motivations in bombing a government installation."
- Timothy McVeigh
(Related: Government, Argument, Publicity, Right, Thinking, Wrong)
"We've had really good mainstream publicity for these books and both Wanted and Chosen were snapped up as movie deals before each series even ended so I'm honestly just pinching myself."
- Mark Millar
(Related: Books, Deals, Publicity)
"In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth."
- C. Wright Mills
(Related: Wealth, Celebrity, Publicity, World)
"Painting self-portraits without clothes on has also given me some publicity."
- Cleo Moore
(Related: Clothes, Painting, Publicity, Self)
"It never really bothered me that I never got the same publicity."
- Marion Motley
"Interviews are usually a follow-up, like a press junket or a publicity junket, or something like that, and I'm not doing any of that right now. I don't have any axes to grind."
- Michael Nesmith
(Related: Now, Press, Publicity, Right)
"Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new, but I don't know how long he's been doing it; he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore!"
- Larry Niven
(Related: Publicity, Writer)
"I did decide that you have to put your name about a bit, and so, although I would have preferred to have never done publicity or an interview or a fashion shoot for a magazine or a chat show."
- Jeremy Northam
(Related: Fashion, Name, Publicity)
"Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it."
- Joe Paterno
(Related: Hurt, Poison, Publicity)
"I've been getting some bad publicity - but you got to expect that."
- Elvis Presley
"Publicity, publicity, publicity is the greatest moral factor and force in our public life."
- Joseph Pulitzer
(Related: Life, Force, Public, Publicity)
"Awards sell tickets, and they're a clever publicity stunt."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Awards, Publicity)
"Awards are only a publicity gimmick."
- Tony Randall
(Related: Awards, Publicity)
"I used to shy away from publicity so as not to let it get in the way of the work. But it's part of the job. The tabloids are a whole other arena. If fame happens, it happens. I just want to maintain focus."
- Giovanni Ribisi
(Related: Work, Fame, Focus, Job, Publicity, Want)
"A month after the scandal broke, I tried to go back to work at the pharmaceutical company after a leave of absence. But because of all the publicity and resulting pressure and stress, I finally resigned."
- Donna Rice
(Related: Work, Absence, Company, Pressure, Publicity, Scandal, Stress)
"Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person, despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Family, Friends, Publicity)
"Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive."
- Donald Rumsfeld
(Related: Criticism, May, Publicity)
"Publicity can be terrible. But only if you don't have any."
- Jane Russell
"They held up 'The Outlaw' for five years. And Howard Hughes had me doing publicity for it every day, five days a week for five years."
- Jane Russell
(Related: Day, Publicity, Years)
"John Glenn craved the publicity. I think even John would admit that. When he went into politics, that became pretty obvious! He knew how to do public relations."
- Wally Schirra
(Related: Politics, Pretty, Public, Publicity)
"When the Internet publicity began, I remember being struck by how much the world was not the way we thought it was, that there was infinite variation in how people viewed the world."
- Eric Schmidt
(Related: Thought, People, Being, Infinite, Internet, Publicity, World)
"I know it's good when I see a smaller film get recognized because it means more publicity for them. When you start producing and directing the movies become a little more like your children."
- Campbell Scott
(Related: Movies, Children, Film, Publicity)
"You have to find what makes you stable in the storm. Then, no matter what's happening round you, no matter what the hype or the publicity, you can still manage to make leaps in your work as an artist."
- Jimmy Smits
(Related: Work, Artist, Publicity)
"Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups. We weren't really actresses in a true sense, we were just big names - the products of a good publicity department."
- Ann Sothern
(Related: Hollywood, Names, Personality, Publicity, Sense, Stars)
"I'm not someone who's led my life trying to get publicity; I'd rather do my work and go home."
- Kevin Spacey
(Related: Home, Life, Work, Publicity, Trying)
"The soundtrack of O Brother is the most publicity I've gotten. I don't feel that I have lost any of my old fans, but I have gained new ones."
- Ralph Stanley
(Related: Brother, Fans, Old, Publicity)
"I was obliged to stand there, holding the leash of this creature for their welcoming publicity shots, implying that this was some kind of image the decided to have of me."
- Barbara Steele
"A changeling is one child substituted for another. I couldn't find anything more apt. We had to kind of fight that supernatural element in the publicity, and I offered to try and find another title, but Clint liked it, and it stayed."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Fight, Publicity, Supernatural)
"The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour."
- Gloria Swanson
(Related: Publicity, Sunset)
"Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend."
- Margaret Thatcher
(Related: Nations, Publicity)
"It helps when 1 can send the children off to their fathers so I can support my new book with a national publicity tour. I started writing the book when my daughter was 5. It took me almost four years."
- Meg Tilly
(Related: Daughter, Children, Fathers, Publicity, Support, Writing, Years)
"Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them."
- Lily Tomlin
(Related: Americans, Country, Publicity)
"Audience response to The Man From U.N.C.L.E. back in the '60s - well, I was frankly surprised by the show's success and the attendant publicity for David and myself."
- Robert Vaughn
(Related: Success, Man, Publicity)
"I will say I remember the best thing in terms of publicity was being on the cover of Newsweek."
- Vanna White
(Related: Being, Publicity, Will)
"I do not know of any credible evidence that suggests Dr. Zavos can clone a human being. This seems to be yet another one of his claims to get publicity."
- Robert Winston
(Related: Being, Publicity)
"You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity."
- Thomas Wolfe
(Related: Success, Money, Compliments, Publicity)