Madison Avenue quotes:

  • They say that Madison Avenue will only pay high dollars in advertising if they get the 18-35 age range. -- Sharon Gless
  • If I'm walking very, very fast down Madison Avenue in the middle of the day, I'll say I'm stopped 10 times. -- Kristin Davis
  • Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation. -- Marshall McLuhan
  • You know why Madison Avenue advertising has never done well in Harlem? We're the only ones who know what it means to be Brand X. -- Dick Gregory
  • I mean Buckingham Palace has never hired a professional public relations outfit let alone a Madison Avenue type and they would throw up their hands in horror at the very idea. -- Anthony Holden
  • In the area we're discussing, leadership begins on Madison Avenue, on the desks and in the offices of people who spend hundreds of millions of dollars buying what will get them ratings. -- Norman Lear
  • I see no reason why the artistic world can't absolutely merge with Madison Avenue. Pop art is a move in that direction. Why can't we have advertisements with beautiful words and beautiful images? -- William S. Burroughs
  • Ads are carefully designed by the Madison Avenue frog-men of-the-mind for semiconscious exposure. -- Marshall McLuhan
  • I used to know Madison Avenue advertisers. I didn't like 'em. Bunch of jerks. -- James Rosenquist
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  • There's more musical freedom on Madison Avenue than anywhere else. It's an Eden for a composer. -- Mitch Leigh
  • When I got back to Madison Avenue, I realized that copywriters made more than artists, so I switched. -- Gary Jennings
  • It may be the way the cookie crumbles on Madison Avenue, but in Hong Kong its the way the egg rolls. -- Robert Orben
  • In this day and age, love is temporary and marriage is unnatural--the product of Madison Avenue advertising executives and television producers. -- Michael Palmer
  • The problem of how to make the Internet advertising friendly bewildered and obsessed Madison Avenue for much of the 1990s. Advertising won. -- Robert Waterman McChesney
  • Madison Avenue is full of masochists who unconsciously provoke rejection by their clients. I know brilliant men who have lost every account they have ever handled. -- David Ogilvy
  • If Madison Avenue advertising executives were to pick a song that would best represent America, the last one they would choose is 'The Star Spangled Banner.' -- Ronald Kessler
  • It [culture] invites people to diminish themselves, and dehumanize themselves by behaving like machines, meme processors of memes passed down from Madison Avenue, and Hollywood, and what have you. -- Terence McKenna
  • 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
  • Do you remember what I told you that first time at Taki's? About faerie food?" "I remember you said you ran down Madison Avenue naked with antlers on your head", said Clary, blinking silver drops off her lashes. -- Cassandra Clare
  • I feel more voluntary about my pleasures and pains than the average American who has his needs dictated by Madison Avenue (my projections, of course). I feel sustained, excited, and constantly growing in my spiritual and intellectual pursuits. -- Duane Elgin
  • Television, introduced at the close of World War II, has become a form of electronic heroin, and it isn't even your trip. They don't even let you go on your own trip, you get a trip designed by Madison Avenue. -- Terence McKenna
  • I did large drawings of couples having sex! Men and woman enjoying intercourse and oral sex in a Madison Avenue Gallery? That was the first time I broke a barrier that made me think, some idiot is going to blow my brains out for sure. -- Betty Dodson
  • Nan Kempner wore one of the first Saint Laurent trouser suits to one of those fancy Madison Avenue restaurants and was denied access. She famously took off her pants and walked in wearing only the jacket. And it was that kind of revolution that was echoed in fashion and in life. -- Suzy Menkes
  • I literally went straight to New York City from Iraq, which was bizarre and complicated. I was walking down Madison Avenue, and it was spring, and people were smartly dressed, and it was so strange because there was no sense that we were at war. It was something to grapple with. -- Phil Klay
  • Calvin: Trick or Treat! Adult: Where's your costume? What are you supposed to be? Calvin: I'm yet another resource-consuming kid in an overpopulated planet, raised to an alarming extent by Madison Avenue and Hollywood, poised with my cynical and alienated peers to take over the world when you're old and weak! ...Boy, am I scary or what? -- Bill Watterson
  • Don't 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 you're munching a faerie plum, the next minute you're running naked down Madison Avenue with antlers on your head. Not," he added hastily, "that this has ever happened to me. -- Cassandra Clare
  • If humanity has any hope of effecting real change for the better, it will not come from the Madison Avenue false reality makers who've cast Barack Obama as the savior of the world. To alter our course from tyranny to liberty, to defeat the corrupt elite, we must get past the puppets and confront the real power structure of the planet. -- Alex Jones
  • As the great philosopher George Santayana would have said, 'those who cannot remember the past . . . should simply read Jan Van Meter's Tippecanoe and Tyler Too.' Van Meter's greatest hits collection of slogans is the catchiest ever retelling of American history. It's like the greatest minds of Madison Avenue sat down to write a history book. They don't make sound bites like they used to! -- Mo Rocca
  • The whole idea of image is so confused. On the one hand, Madison Avenue is worried about the image of the players in a tennis tour. On the other hand, sports events are often sponsored by the makers of junk food, beer, and cigarettes. What's the message when an athlete who works at keeping her body fit is sponsored by a sugar-filled snack that does more harm than good? -- Martina Navratilova
  • Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark. -- Nat King Cole
  • [Hillary Clinton] spent hundreds of millions of dollars on an advertising - you know, they get Madison Avenue into a room. -- Donald Trump
  • There is nothing Madison Avenue can give us that will make us more beautiful women. We are beautiful because God created us that way. -- Marianne Williamson
  • I think what democracy means today, in reality, is to a large extent, manipulated consent - not forced consent, manipulated consent - and manipulated more and more with the help of Madison Avenue. -- Erich Fromm
  • Politics is not really politics any more. It is run, for the most part, by Madison Avenue advertising firms, who sell politicians to the public the way they sell bars of soap or cans of beer. -- Helen Caldicott
  • Adorable in her not-very-bright submissiveness, charming in her childlike delight in shiny floors, even forgivable in her spiteful competition for the whitest, brightest wash, Madison Avenue's girl-next door is all the American male could wish for: unless, by some miscarriage, he should fancy human companionship. -- Vivian Gornick
  • There are certainly numberless women of fashion who consider it perfectly natural to go miles down Fifth Avenue, or Madison Avenue, yet for whom a voyage of half a dozen blocks to east or west would be an adventure, almost a dangerous impairment of good breeding. -- Jules Romains