The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
We read advertisements... to discover and enlarge our desires. We are always ready - even eager - to discover, from the announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted without really knowing it.
As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.
The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs the power of other literature in the 20th century.
The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes 'sight-seeing.'
The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.