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Quotes by Fred Allen

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An advertising agency is 85 percent confusion and 15 percent commission.
- Fred Allen

Related topics: Business

All I know about humor is that I don't know anything about it.
- Fred Allen

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

My father never raised his hand to any one of his children,
except in self-defense.
- Fred Allen

 

The last time I saw him he was walking down lover's
lane holding his own hand.
- Fred Allen

Committee - a group of men who individually can do
nothing but as a group decide that nothing can be done.
- Fred Allen

A conference is a gathering of people who singly can do nothing,
but together can decide that nothing can be done.
- Fred Allen


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California is a great place to live if you're an orange.
- Fred Allen

I can't understand why a person will take a year to
write a novel when he can easily buy one for a few dollars.
- Fred Allen

I have just returned from Boston.
It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.
- Fred Allen

The advertising world had space men in it before spacemen existed.
- Fred Allen

The vice-president of an advertising agency is a bit
of executive fungus that forms on a desk that has been exposed to conference.
- Fred Allen

Radio is a bag of mediocrity where little men with
carbon minds wallow in sluice of their own making.
- Fred Allen

A committee is a group of people who individually can do nothing,
but who, as a group, can meet and decide that nothing can be done.
- Fred Allen

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
- Fred Allen

The first thing that strikes a visitor to Paris is a taxi.
- Fred Allen

Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats;
then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.
- Fred Allen

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college,
won the case, and got my tuition back.
- Fred Allen

I don't have to look up my family tree,
because I know that I'm the sap.
- Fred Allen

Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure
that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men
whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.
- Fred Allen

A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their
life to become well known,
and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
- Fred Allen

I always have trouble remembering three things:
faces,
names, and - I can't remember what the third thing is.
- Fred Allen

Washington is no place for a good actor.
The competition from bad actors is too great.
- Fred Allen

Treat employees like partners, and they act like partners.
- Fred Allen

My uncle is a Southern planter.
He's an undertaker in Alabama.
- Fred Allen

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns;
he should be drawn and quoted.
- Fred Allen

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.
- Fred Allen

Some movie stars wear their sunglasses even in church.
They're afraid God might recognize them and ask for autographs.
- Fred Allen

A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times,
but a good press agent can do even better.
- Fred Allen

During the Samuel Johnson days they had big men enjoying small talk;
today we have small men enjoying big talk.
- Fred Allen

Ed Sullivan will be around as long as someone else has talent.
- Fred Allen

A gentleman is any man who wouldn't hit a woman with his hat on.
- Fred Allen

An actor's popularity is fleeting.
His success has the life expectancy of a small boy
who is about to look into a gas tank with a lighted match.
- Fred Allen

An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood
who will associate with a producer.
- Fred Allen

I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me than a full frontal lobotomy.
- Fred Allen

I don't want to own anything that won't fit into my coffin.
- Fred Allen

If I could get my membership fee back,
I'd resign from the human race.
- Fred Allen

Television is a device that permits people who haven't
anything to do to watch people who can't do anything.
- Fred Allen

An income tax form is like a laundry list -
either way you lose your shirt.
- Fred Allen

What's on your mind, if you will allow the overstatement.
- Fred Allen

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood,
place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have
room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.
- Fred Allen

I play a musical instrument a little,
but only for my own amazement.
- Fred Allen

Television is the triumph of machine over people.
- Fred Allen

A committee is a group of the unprepared,
appointed by the unwilling to do the unnecessary.
- Fred Allen

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
- Fred Allen

Her hat is a creation that will never go out of style;
it will just look ridiculous year after year.
- Fred Allen

The first time I sang in the church choir;
two hundred people changed their religion.
- Fred Allen

California is a fine place to live -
if you happen to be an orange.
- Fred Allen

It is probably not love that makes the world go around,
but rather those mutually supportive alliances through
which partners recognize their dependence on each other
for the achievement of shared and private goals.
- Fred Allen

We are living in the machine age.
For the first time in history the comedian has been
compelled to supply himself with jokes and comedy material
to compete with the machine.
Whether he knows it or not, the comedian is on a treadmill to oblivion.
- Fred Allen

If you talk to a man in a language he understands,
that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language,
that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

Great designers seldom make great advertising men,
because they get overcome by the beauty of the picture -
and forget that merchandise must be sold.
- James Randolph Adams

Advertising is legalized lying.
- H. G. Wells

Sanely applied advertising could remake the world.
- Stuart Chase

I promised to have no partisan affiliation and no subsidy except advertising.
- Benjamin Henry Day

You have always had individual directors who begin
in the advertising or commercial world,
but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern.
- Ann Macbeth

The truth is that our way of celebrating the Christmas
season does spring from myriad cultures and sources,
from St.
Nicholas to Coca-Cola advertising campaigns.
- Richard Roeper

Just advertising departments with legs and high heels.
- Richard Avedon

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

The only prejudice I've found anywhere in TV is in
some advertising agencies,
and there isn't so much prejudice as just fear.
- Nat King Cole

I walked out with 14 advertising projects.
- Peter Max

Advertising is the art of making whole lies out of half truths.
- Edgar A. Shoaff

NC-17 means that you get it in like 3 theaters.
They won't run the spots on MTV, won't run the advertising.
It's the kiss of death so there was really no other choice.
- Rob Zombie

I warn you against believing that advertising is a science.
- William Bernbach

Contrary to popular belief, Americans don't hate advertising.
- Roy H. Williams

Nothing except the mint can make money without advertising.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

I have learned that trying to guess what the boss or
the client wants is the most debilitating of all influences
in the creation of good advertising.
- Leo Burnett

Advertising was fairly simple work, and I really just
wanted a job where I could sit and write every day
and not get fired for it like I had at other jobs,
but it was fun.
- John Hughes

Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.
- George Orwell

Ninety-nine percent of advertising doesn't sell much of anything.
- David Ogilvy


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