Quotes and Sayings about Selling



"You wouldn't want to be called a sell-out by selling a product. Selling out was frowned on, whereas now you can major in it at business school."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Business, Selling, Now, School, Want)

"I don't think radio is selling records like they used to. They'd hawk the song and hawk the artist and you'd get so excited, you'd stop your car and go into the nearest record store."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Car, Selling, Artist, Song)

"Dune is the bestselling science fiction book of all time. It's something you really need to read in your lifetime. If you're going to read The Lord of the Rings, which everyone should, then you have to read Dune, too."
- Kevin J. Anderson
(Related: Science, Time, Fiction)

"If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice."
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Related: Selling, Advice, Buying, Experts)

"No sooner than I did take it seriously, I had million-selling hits and movies with John Wayne."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Movies)

"Use the same measure for selling that you use for purchasing."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Selling, Measure)

"Selling cookies helped me to realize that you needed to have a certain way to communicate with people. You also needed business skills. You knew you needed to sell a certain amount of boxes, so that gave me some business sense."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Business, People, Selling, Sense)

"Individual investors have become far more powerful than anyone gives them credit for. Today, 85 million Americans invest in stocks. Collectively, that kind of buying and selling power can move markets."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Power, Selling, Americans, Buying, Credit, Today)

"I made my money by selling too soon."
- Bernard Baruch
(Related: Money, Selling)

"The administration's attempt to keep us from selling agricultural products to Cuba is an outrage. Cuba is not a threat. That is why we must do more to open Cuba - not less."
- Max Baucus
(Related: Selling, Open)

"Even the best data security systems can't protect private taxpayer information from entrepreneurial foreign businesses than can make huge profits selling U.S. taxpayer information."
- Melissa Bean
(Related: Selling, Information, Security)

"I'm a bit of a nerd, I wouldn't mind working in a shop selling records, or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles."
- Bjork
(Related: Selling, Mind, Play)

"When I'm out hustling up new industries, I can offer Louisiana's many selling points. We have unmatched natural resources, a unique culture and fantastic workers."
- Kathleen Blanco
(Related: Selling, Culture, Workers)

"The marketing department is really an important part of getting an animated film to work. If the people running it are used to selling live action films and the hard rock music and the sex and all those things... Anything outside that, they just don't know what to do with it."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Music, Work, Sex, People, Action, Selling, Film, Marketing, Running)

"A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well because it was selling well."
- Daniel J. Boorstin
(Related: Selling)

"I was a 10 million-plus selling artist."
- Toni Braxton
(Related: Selling, Artist)

"It is a weird thing, because most people tend to get more conservative as they get older, but I find myself going the opposite way. I am sure that by the end I will be selling Marxist pamphlets on the Holloway Road."
- Rory Bremner
(Related: People, Selling, Conservative, End, Road, Will)

"People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness."
- David Brooks
(Related: People, Selling, Cleanliness, President, Value)

"When the farmer can sell directly to the consumer, it is a more active process. There's more contact. The consumer can know, who am I buying this from? What's their name? Do they have a face? Is the food they are selling coming out of Mexico with pesticides?"
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Food, Selling, Buying, Name)

"Intervention for the prevention and control of osteoporosis should comprise a combination of legislative action, educational measures, health service activities, media coverage, and individual counselling to initiate changes in behaviour."
- Gro Harlem Brundtland
(Related: Health, Action, Control, Media, Prevention, Service)

"A good basic selling idea, involvement and relevancy, of course, are as important as ever, but in the advertising din of today, unless you make yourself noticed and believed, you ain't got nothin'."
- Leo Burnett
(Related: Idea, Selling, Advertising, Today)

"I have zero desire, just so you know, to be in the limelight. I don't think it's good for the country to have a former president criticize his successor. You're not going to see me giving my opinions in the public arena, until I start selling my book. I'm going to emerge then submerge."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Selling, Country, Desire, Giving, Opinions, President, Public)

"All of the sudden the audiences started getting younger and the spread of the attendance was really wide. I think it's as a result of the records selling more that they started following our careers."
- John Cale
(Related: Selling, Audiences, Careers, Result)

"It's business, selling comics, you work out what sells and you don't want to muck about with it too much."
- Eddie Campbell
(Related: Work, Business, Selling, Want)

"But in terms of the code by which we go to market - it's not telling kids to supersize, we're not selling them, generally, products, in the advertising we do to them."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Selling, Advertising, Kids)

"The truth is the Republican leadership has created a credit card Congress that is recklessly selling out the future of America, our children and our grandchildren, and President Bush is the most fiscally irresponsible President in the history of America."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: History, Leadership, Truth, Selling, America, Children, Congress, Credit, Future, President, Republican)

"When I think of the artists I admire and seek out musically. It's because I'm curious about where they're going to go the next time they have a chance to put a record out. It's not about where I find them on the radio dial, or how many records they're selling."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Time, Selling, Artists, Chance)

"Well, this would be nice if it worked out, but I'm not selling the farm."
- Jill Clayburgh
(Related: Selling)

"I wanted to get my recording and become a musician again, work; with other people, do that kind of thing because I kind of got away from that for a while once we started happening, you know, selling records, sold out concerts."
- Bootsy Collins
(Related: Work, People, Selling)

"After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world."
- Calvin Coolidge
(Related: Business, People, Selling, American, Buying, World)

"For an actor, you're rejected eight or ten times a day. All you've got to sell is yourself. You're not selling products, they're not turning down a car, they're turning you down. Most people can't handle that. Most people are essentially not set up that way."
- Barry Corbin
(Related: Car, People, Selling, Actor, Day)

"This city has many public squares, in which are situated the markets and other places for buying and selling."
- Hernando Cortes
(Related: Selling, Buying, Public)

"I have no problem selling books to media franchises and we do it all the time. The author must understand that he/she is a writer for hire and has no control over copyright or over editorial changes made to the text."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Time, Control, Selling, Books, Media, Writer)

"I tend to turn down books originally published as e-books. As for selling books directly to e-book publishers, I would do so only if all traditional publishers had turned them down."
- Richard Curtis
(Related: Selling, Books)

"You see I don't like to be really too commercial about things but in this business you've just got to be commercial otherwise the films don't make money and you don't make films and as a long as a commodity is selling it's silly to kill it dead."
- Peter Cushing
(Related: Business, Money, Selling, Silly)

"Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset."
- Roald Dahl
(Related: Heart, Selling, Country, Folk)

"At one point, they offered me this part to play a drug-dealing, gun-selling butch lady. I don't know how to describe her but she had like a crew cut and stuff. I was like, 'Is this a joke?' And they said, 'No, we think it would be great because everyone would be like, 'Oh, look at what we've done to Charlotte.' I was like, 'Well I can't do that!'"
- Kristin Davis
(Related: Lady, Play)

"The interesting thing is when we design and architect a server, we don't design it for Windows or Linux, we design it for both. We don't really care, as long as we're selling the one the customer wants."
- Michael Dell
(Related: Design, Selling, Care, Customer, Linux, Windows)

"My last real job was selling air time for CBS affiliates. I quit that when I was 28, and that was the last real job I had. I beat the system. I've been able to do this full-time for almost 15 years."
- James Denton
(Related: Time, Selling, Job, Years)

"Tomorrow it'll all be over, then I'll have to go back to selling pens again."
- Johnny Depp
(Related: Selling, Tomorrow)

"Writers are always selling somebody out."
- Joan Didion
(Related: Selling, Writers)

"Yeah, I just have a little part in it. In the house that Brian Cox barbecued himself appears in The Ring 2; I am the real estate agent that is selling the house, and Naomi Watts comes to check out the house as part of her investigation."
- Gary Dole
(Related: Selling, Investigation)

"The Tube is a vehicle for selling things, not for exploring ideas."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Ideas, Selling)

"I have some assets that over time will be worth something. I've been in the process of selling others."
- Bernie Ebbers
(Related: Time, Selling, Will, Worth)

"We were at Pye Studios for half an hour so we set the gear up and we did two tracks. A month later we found out it was selling thirty thousand copies a day."
- Georgie Fame
(Related: Selling, Day)

"Many a man thinks he is buying pleasure, when he is really selling himself to it."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Selling, Buying, Man, Pleasure)

"'s one of the perversities of the age: I'm embarrassed by its success, but I'm happy it's selling."
- Jonathan Franzen
(Related: Success, Selling)

"Over 120 Aboriginal communities run their own health services - some have been doing so for 30 years. They struggle with difficult medical problems. They also try to deal with counselling, stolen generations issues, family relationships, violence, suicide prevention."
- Malcolm Fraser
(Related: Family, Health, Medical, Generations, Prevention, Problems, Relationships, Struggle, Suicide, Violence, Years)

"I feel like I'd like to continue putting out records and start putting them out more rapidly than I have until now and for me if I can keep selling the records to the fans that already like me that's fine."
- John Frusciante
(Related: Selling, Fans, Now)

"I buy when other people are selling."
- J. Paul Getty
(Related: People, Selling)

"All my money was made doing the dates and selling products when I was out there on the road."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Money, Selling, Road)

"'Cause I can make more money going in and doing my recordings and selling them through my entities that I have, rather than going to a record co. and them release a record and pay me 5 percent of what they make off it."
- Mickey Gilley
(Related: Money, Selling)

"Life is pain, highness. Anyone who tells you differently is selling something."
- William Goldman
(Related: Life, Selling, Pain)

"American business has just forgotten the importance of selling."
- Barry Goldwater
(Related: Business, Selling, American, Importance)

"When in some communities selling drugs is so lucrative that that's a pretty big enticement that we have to break down. Part of that is by making opportunities and paying decent wages."
- Matt Gonzalez
(Related: Selling, Drugs, Pretty, Wages)

"If a guy's got it, let him give it. I'm selling music, not prejudice."
- Benny Goodman
(Related: Music, Selling, Prejudice)

"We don't have to go that far to sell our beer because our immediate accounts sell so much. Places that sold 10 cases before, now they're selling 30."
- Paul Graham
(Related: Selling, Beer, Now)

"Selling drug secrets violates a trust that is fundamental to the integrity of both scientific research and our financial markets."
- Charles Grassley
(Related: Trust, Financial, Selling, Integrity, Research, Secrets)

"Becoming famous and selling a lot of records doesn't change a thing."
- Macy Gray
(Related: Change, Selling, Famous)

"Many kids turn to selling drugs. It's not a good career choice, but they see it as a way to get money."
- Richard Harris
(Related: Money, Selling, Career, Choice, Drugs, Kids)

"After all we did for Britain, selling that corduroy and making it swing, all we got was a bit of tin on a piece of leather."
- George Harrison
(Related: Selling)

"Selling eight million copies of your first album will mess you up."
- Don Henley
(Related: Selling, First, Will)

"We thought it would be fun to try to design a show that would work well internationally and so that' s what we're intending to do with Fraggle Rock, and we are indeed now selling it around the world."
- Jim Henson
(Related: Design, Work, Thought, Selling, Fun, Now, World)

"Acting is a nice childish profession - pretending you're someone else and, at the same time, selling yourself."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Time, Selling, Acting, Profession)

"Writing a song is much like being an author. Yes, we all have tools to write (everyone has a brain I hope!), but that doesn't all of a sudden make us best selling authors."
- Ken Hill
(Related: Selling, Being, Song, Tools, Writing)

"If you have a good selling idea, your secretary can write your ad for you."
- Morris Hite
(Related: Idea, Selling)

"Honestly, a lot of people thought that I was on top of the world selling so many millions of records, and that this is the life that everybody would want, but I never got to enjoy any of my success."
- Vanilla Ice
(Related: Life, Success, Thought, People, Selling, Want, World)

"I wrote and produced millions and millions of selling records, so my publishing company alone was worth millions of dollars. I didn't have to work anymore in life because when the rappers started sampling... I'm the most sampled artist in history."
- Rick James
(Related: History, Life, Work, Selling, Artist, Company, Publishing, Worth)

"I don't know how many records I'm selling."
- Tom Jenkinson
(Related: Selling)

"It's an entire industry focusing on young male viewers that want action and violence. They sell us something that isn't valid. They're selling films like a product."
- Norman Jewison
(Related: Action, Selling, Violence, Want)

"Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes, but don't try selling sunshine and light - you'll go broke."
- Chuck Jones
(Related: Selling, Catastrophes, Light, Will)

"You've got to be success minded. You've got to feel that things are coming your way when you're out selling; otherwise, you won't be able to sell anything."
- Benjamin Jowett
(Related: Success, Selling)

"Avon invented the concept of direct marketing and direct selling beauty. And that's still very valid to us. We'll have a firm that will be around for another 114 years as strongly as it was the first 114."
- Andrea Jung
(Related: Beauty, Selling, First, Marketing, Will, Years)

"That level of trade deficit throttles real growth in our country and continues the unfortunate path of selling out America. We are not winning the global trade war, we are losing it badly."
- Marcy Kaptur
(Related: War, Growth, Selling, Winning, America, Country, Losing, Trade)

"Evangelism is selling a dream."
- Guy Kawasaki
(Related: Dream, Selling)

"If I was on the cover of Artforum and my photos were selling for lots of money. If I could be doing that I wouldn't be working for porn mags. But I got to make a living. I shoot for them only occasionally now because that business isn't what it used to be."
- Richard Kern
(Related: Business, Money, Selling, Living, Now)

"There is a downside to having one of the biggest-selling albums ever."
- Carole King
"We ask from the heart that supermarkets, which are now more profitable and selling more, help us to take care of the pocketbook of the people by not raising prices."
- Nestor Kirchner
(Related: People, Heart, Selling, Care, Help, Now)

"I'm all for selling books, but when guys are burning my house down, that's where I draw the line."
- Robert Kirkman
(Related: Selling, Books)

"I'm not selling sex. I'm selling underwear and jeans, and I'm not trying to do it with pornography."
- Calvin Klein
(Related: Sex, Selling, Pornography, Trying)

"During the early 1960s, I decided to supplement research support for quantitative economic studies at Pennsylvania by selling econometric forecasts to private and public sector buyers."
- Lawrence R. Klein
(Related: Selling, Public, Research, Support)

"My father was trained as a saddler, but in fact as a young man worked in his father's business of rearing and selling cattle, so he grew up in the countryside."
- Aaron Klug
(Related: Business, Father, Selling, Fact, Man)

"Oh yeah - for sure - hardly a week doesn't go by when I don't hear something wonderful that someone has made in some low-budget situation, primarily with a view to selling a few hundred copies at their concerts."
- David Knopfler
(Related: Selling)

"Capitalism is not about free competitive choices among people who are reasonably equal in their buying and selling of economic power, it is about concentrating capital, concentrating economic power in very few hands using that power to trash everyone who gets in their way."
- David Korten
(Related: Power, People, Selling, Buying, Capitalism, Choices)

"I thought at the time that I wanted to go into institutional sales, selling stocks and bonds to institutions. In those days, which was the 1960s, the institutional salesman was making about $100,000 a year. I thought that was just an enormous amount of money."
- Henry Kravis
(Related: Money, Time, Thought, Selling, Sales)

"Everyone should have health insurance? I say everyone should have health care. I'm not selling insurance."
- Dennis Kucinich
(Related: Health, Selling, Care)

"I didn't know my dad for a long time. My dad was on drugs and my dad was at the VA Hospital, my dad was off in his own world selling drugs or using them or there would be crack heads in the house or whatever it would be."
- Shia LaBeouf
(Related: Dad, Time, Selling, Drugs, World)

"Not offering this kind of guarantee means that they do not believe in their product enough, and they do not care about if a salesman is over promising or over selling their product."
- Matthew Lesko
(Related: Selling, Care)

"Americans have been selling this view around the world: that progress comes from perfect protection of intellectual property."
- Lawrence Lessig
(Related: Progress, Selling, Americans, Property, Protection)

"I think that the failures of Enron and WorldCom and other companies are partially failures of investors to recognize companies that are selling for a thousand times nothing, but chances are they may be worth only that."
- Arthur Levitt
(Related: Selling, Enron, May, Nothing, Worth)

"Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless."
- Sinclair Lewis
(Related: Selling, Advertising)

"We are selling dreams. We are merchants of happiness."
- Bernard Loiseau
(Related: Happiness, Dreams, Selling)

"I tried to tell them about the dating process because I'm single now and how horrible it is and how many foolish experiences I had had dating. So I was really selling him hard, but the whole time he really wanted me!"
- Andie MacDowell
(Related: Dating, Time, Selling, Now)

"Yeah, if someone's selling downloads and collecting money for our songs I would be unhappy about that but if they're trading it I don't mind, obviously if I make a thousand records or CDs or whatever, I like to sell a thousand."
- Ian MacKaye
(Related: Money, Selling, Mind, Songs)

"Is it really selling out if it feeds your family?"
- Michael Madsen
(Related: Family, Selling)

"Workers do not strike every day, they cannot do that the way they function in the capitalist economy. The way they have to live by selling their labor power makes that impossible."
- Ernest Mandel
(Related: Power, Selling, Day, Economy, Labor, Workers)

"Obstacles are necessary for success because in selling, as in all careers of importance, victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats."
- Og Mandino
(Related: Success, Selling, Victory, Careers, Importance, Obstacles)

"I suspect that we might actually start selling some records with these artists in about 10 years. Some the people who invested, they're a little tight-because it's a lot of money to start up a company."
- Branford Marsalis
(Related: Money, People, Selling, Artists, Company, Years)

"The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short."
- Abraham Maslow
(Related: Men, Women, Selling, Race)

"I am not a total, complete nitwit when it comes to selling books. I promise you there will be unexpected things. Some of them I don't know yet. She's writing it all herself."
- Mary Matalin
(Related: Selling, Books, Promise, Will, Writing)

"Our theory is, if you need the user to tell you what you're selling, then you don't know what you're selling, and it's probably not going to be a good experience."
- Marissa Mayer
(Related: Experience, Selling, Theory)

"It defies common sense that stores are fined for selling toy guns to children, but someone who isn't even allowed to board an airplane in this country can purchase as many real guns he wants with no questions asked."
- Carolyn McCarthy
(Related: Selling, Children, Common sense, Country, Questions)

"I want to share with the American people that President Bush and the Republican majority in just 4 years have borrowed $1.05 trillion from foreign nations. That is selling our country to other nations because of the spending that is going on."
- Kendrick Meek
(Related: People, Selling, American, Country, Majority, Nations, President, Republican, Want, Years)

"This is about black people selling out other black people."
- John Mellencamp
(Related: People, Selling)

"All they need to do is to set up some website somewhere selling some bogus product at twenty percent of the normal market prices and people are going to be tricked into providing their credit card numbers."
- Kevin Mitnick
(Related: People, Selling, Credit, Numbers)

"The advertisers who believe in the selling power of jingles have never had to sell anything."
- David Ogilvy
(Related: Power, Selling)

"Inflation is bringing us true democracy. For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities are selling at the same price."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Time, History, Selling, Democracy, First, Inflation)

"If government were a product, selling it would be illegal."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Government, Selling)

"When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators."
- P. J. O'Rourke
(Related: Selling, Buying, First, Legislation, Legislators)

"The future lies in designing and selling computers that people don't realize are computers at all."
- Adam Osborne
(Related: Computers, People, Selling, Future, Lies)

"They give me the money, I give them the book. Having input into the adaptation would be kind of like selling a house and coming back three years later and saying, 'Paint it this color!'"
- Robert B. Parker
(Related: Money, Selling, Saying, Years)

"I think people become consumed with selling a book when they need to be consumed with writing it."
- Ann Patchett
(Related: People, Selling, Writing)

"Selling is our No. 1 job. Never get away from selling a lot of merchandise personally. The more you sell the more you learn."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Selling, Job)

"Salesmanship is limitless. Our very living is selling. We are all salespeople."
- James Cash Penney
(Related: Selling, Living)

"The trade of banks is the buying and selling of interest and exchange."
- William Petty
(Related: Selling, Banks, Buying, Interest, Trade)

"Commercials were too phony for me. I just didn't like selling products I didn't believe in."
- River Phoenix
(Related: Selling)

"I regard it as a waste of time to think only of selling: one forgets one's art and exaggerates one's value."
- Camille Pissarro
(Related: Art, Time, Value, Waste)

"There were probably, what, 300 science-fiction members in the SFWA, of whom probably a hundred were active members in the sense that they were selling something every year, or every couple years."
- Jerry Pournelle
(Related: Science, Selling, Sense, Years)

"I'm just not interested in selling out to get on the charts and make people happy."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: People, Selling)

"I would very much like to become a best-selling author."
- Manuel Puig
"Now almost every artist outside of New York is connected with some school or some museum school, and even in New York the majority are. That's an interesting fact when you take the idea of making money, making a living selling paintings. Only a dozen or two painters do that."
- Ad Reinhardt
(Related: Money, Idea, Selling, Artist, Fact, Living, Majority, Now, School)

"Though I still have no semblance of a life outside of Nine Inch Nails at the moment, I realize my goals have gone from getting a record deal or selling another record to being a better person, more well-rounded, having friends, having a relationship with somebody."
- Trent Reznor
(Related: Life, Goals, Selling, Being, Friends)

"Actually, we got signed in November of 2000 with Dreamworks which is the most amazing label. We have friends on other labels and though we are not selling millions of records, yet, they treat us with tons of respect and give us some very good guidance."
- Adam Rich
(Related: Selling, Friends, Guidance, Respect)

"In advertising, sex sells. But only if you're selling sex."
- Jef I. Richards
(Related: Sex, Selling, Advertising)

"Selling a book or story has never become absolutely automatic for me."
- Rudy Rucker
(Related: Selling)

"Was I involved in selling drivers licenses to people illegally? Hell no I wasn't. Would I have tolerated it? Hell no."
- George Ryan
(Related: People, Selling, Hell)

"I guess if one set of my books was selling like Stephen King's, and the other wasn't selling at all, editors would want me to do the ones that sold like Stephen King's. But they seem to be willing to let me pick what I want to do next."
- Fred Saberhagen
(Related: Selling, Books, Editors, Want)

"Half of Google's revenue comes from selling text-based ads that are placed near search results and are related to the topic of the search. Another half of its revenues come from licensing its search technology to companies like Yahoo."
- Eric Schmidt
(Related: Technology, Selling, Results)

"And now, of course this is another thing I didn't count on, that now as the governor of the state of California, I am selling California worldwide. You see that? Selling."
- Arnold Schwarzenegger
(Related: Selling, Now, State)

"I did commercials since I was 16, and that's kind of acting, depending on what you're selling."
- Joan Severance
(Related: Selling, Acting)

"I knew I was doing something right because it was selling so I didn't want to interfere with it."
- Robert Sheckley
(Related: Selling, Right, Want)

"Slow, Deep And Hard was a great album, even though it was probably our least selling record."
- Josh Silver
(Related: Selling, Deep)

"When we are out there selling a new picture, when did it become part of the deal that you have to sell the family? To use the juicy part of your life to get attention? I'm not blaming the reporters. It's the system."
- Jimmy Smits
(Related: Life, Family, Selling, Attention)

"Grossing Out dealt with the western nations selling arms to the Third World and exploiting these countries."
- Terry Southern
(Related: Selling, Countries, Nations, World)

"Now on the other hand, if someone is selling a product, opening a dance studio, or has some other aim to help themselves, then I tend to look askance at some of these strange stories from outer space."
- Robert Stack
(Related: Dance, Selling, Help, Now, Space)

"Advertising as the printed form of selling would seem... ultimately to be justified in so far as it serves as a means of increasing legitimate human wants, as an agency of fair and economic competition in the distribution of goods, and as a stimulant to social progress."
- Daniel Starch
(Related: Progress, Selling, Advertising, Competition)

"The simplest definition of advertising, and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination, is that advertising is selling in print."
- Daniel Starch
(Related: Selling, Advertising, Examination, Will)

"For the novels I wrote before selling anything, I didn't outline much. I had a vague idea of the story."
- George Stephen
(Related: Idea, Selling)

"Everyone lives by selling something, whatever be his right to it."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Selling, Right)

"Every one lives by selling something."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Selling)

"I find it useful to remember, everyone lives by selling something."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
(Related: Selling)

"Half the battle is selling music, not singing it. It's the image, not what you sing."
- Rod Stewart
(Related: Music, Selling, Battle, Singing)

"It's been amazing to watch, because for 'Thor', which was always a mid-selling book, to be in the top ten for every single issue since the reboot is just a great compliment."
- J. Michael Straczynski
(Related: Compliment)

"With the players Madden is definitely king and that's probably why it's been one of the top selling games all these years and will probably continue to be."
- Michael Strahan
(Related: Selling, Games, Will, Years)

"We had a huge audience, we sold truckloads of albums. If we do something that's cool, people will listen to it. If we don't, we would be selling people short."
- Andy Taylor
(Related: People, Selling, Will)

"I wouldn't dream of selling my work. I give them to friends, to charities."
- Rod Taylor
(Related: Work, Dream, Selling, Friends)

"Modeling is basically 'Buy more stuff! Don't you want some more stuff? It will make you look ten years younger and men will like you!' If I'd wanted to be a salesperson, I would have got a job selling."
- Uma Thurman
(Related: Men, Selling, Job, Want, Will, Years)

"It has become a certainty now that if you will only advertise sufficiently you may make a fortune by selling anything."
- Anthony Trollope
(Related: Selling, Certainty, Fortune, May, Now, Will)

"I'm not sure about the selling part, but I've always found that the things I've worn on tour have moved over to what people wear every day. Sometimes the things I wore in the beginning before I had money were things I put together."
- Steven Tyler
(Related: Money, People, Selling, Beginning, Day)

"When you talk about the Final Fantasy series, the series started selling better after 7, and that was the base idea for the center of the set list for the LA concert."
- Nobuo Uematsu
(Related: Idea, Selling, Fantasy, Talk)

"I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers and a million went to the adults. So, when The Beatles became so popular, I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still selling a million to the adults."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: Selling, Popular, Teenagers)

"Hey, we've all been to high school We've seen the in-crowds. Most of us have been in the outer crowds, the people who weren't in. Although I was never in, I was selling records and was very happy."
- Bobby Vinton
(Related: People, Selling, Crowds, School)

"I was studying acting, going to UCLA, selling real estate on the weekends."
- Burt Ward
(Related: Selling, Acting)

"The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it."
- Oscar Wilde
(Related: Selling, Nothing)

"They consistently hobble artists' in the name of selling more units then are surprised when the fans don't buy the lukewarm music this produces. So they then drop the artist."
- Malcolm Wilson
(Related: Music, Selling, Artist, Artists, Fans, Name)

"Well, when I was younger, in high school, I started out smoking pot. Which escalated into taking acid on a regular basis, which escalated into selling acid. And then I started, when I went to college, I started doing opiates."
- John Wozniak
(Related: Selling, College, School, Smoking)

"If my mother knew I did this for a living, she'd kill me. She thinks I'm selling dope."
- Henny Youngman
(Related: Mother, Selling, Living)

"Art is making something out of nothing and selling it."
- Frank Zappa
(Related: Art, Selling, Nothing)

"Now as far as the organization selling drugs, no. Individuals selling drugs is something else."
- Chuck Zito
(Related: Selling, Drugs, Now)