Marya Mannes

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A candidate for office can have no greater advantage than muddled syntax; no greater liability than a command of language. Oratory, Discussion & Debate
Hail to BBD&O It told the nation how to go It managed by advertisement To sell us a new President. EISENHOWER HITS THE SPOT ONE FULL GENERAL, THAT’S A LOT ., FEELING SLUGGISH, FEELING SICK? TAKE A DOSE OF IKE AND DICK. PHILIP MORRIS, LUCKY STRIKE, ALKA-SELTZER, I LIKE IKE Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
People are dumb, People are dumb, Promise ‘em peace and kingdom come. / People are dopes, People are dopes, Play on their peeves, play on their hopes. / Make ‘em feel mad, Make ‘em feel mad, Everything’s lousy, everything’s bad. / Make ‘em afraid, Make ‘em afraid, Show ‘em they’re dupes, tricked and betrayed. / Then if they bite, Then if they bite, You will have fools to fight your fight. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future. Future ;Environment & Environmentalism
All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
By the age of fifty, you have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth.
For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves.
I don't think the advertisers have any real idea of their power not only to reflect but to mold society. Society ;Power
If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring. Women ;Money, Coins & Minting
In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude.
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not. Society
It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better. Communication & Communications
It's never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere. Communication & Communications
Lie down and listen to the crabgrass grow The faucet leak, and learn to leave them so.
Money is not an aphrodisiac: the desire it may kindle in the female eye is more for the cash than the carrier. Money, Coins & Minting
The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality. Romantic
The sign of an intelligent people is their ability to control their emotions by the application of reason. Intelligence, Spying, Espionage & Covert Operations
Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them. Women