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In advertising, I was frustrated by having to deal with the client.
by Terry Gilliam

In advertising, I was frustrated by having to deal with the client.
It was the only time I really worked in a proper office,
and I didn't like it-simple as that.
- Terry Gilliam

At the first screening, there were a lot of areas that
we went around and around about.
Then we had our second screening.
It played better.
It's almost a reasonable length film now!
- Terry Gilliam

Hyperbole is something I'd better avoid.
- Terry Gilliam

It's been interesting how kids have had hardly any problems watching it,
but adults have more trouble.
This happened way back even with Jabberwocky and Time Bandits.
- Terry Gilliam

 

Literally overnight, I became an animator...
and one that was well-known.
- Terry Gilliam

We did Holy Grail, and I got my name up there as one of the directors.
After that, I started moving more and more down the line I wanted to,
which was making movies.
- Terry Gilliam

John Cleese was with a group called Cambridge Circus,
who had come to New York, and we became friends.
Years later that produced a certain team effort.
- Terry Gilliam

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Actually, I began to think that maybe there is a god,
after all.
Or maybe it's a different one.
The old one got fired.
- Terry Gilliam

I was getting frustrated with America.
It's interesting how as simple a thing as,
like, letting your hair grow longer changed in the world in those days.
- Terry Gilliam

It was lights, camera, inaction.
- Terry Gilliam

People used to think we just faked all that stuff...
it was all written, rehearsed.
The fact that it looks as cobbled together as it does
is just that we weren't very good.
- Terry Gilliam

There was a perverse side of me, with things like Van Helsing coming out.
I didn't want to go down that route.
- Terry Gilliam

It's 85 million dollars and they got to be really careful
because they are going to need me.
- Terry Gilliam

I got my head bashed in at a demonstration against the Vietnam War.
Police were losing control because they were up against
a world they really didn't understand.
- Terry Gilliam

You get trapped by stories.
Though I've got this reputation for being out of control,
it's not true, it just happens to be a more interesting story than the truth.
- Terry Gilliam

I was born in 1940 in Minnesota and grew up in the country...
dirt roads, swamps, lakes, woods.
- Terry Gilliam

There are moments when television systems are young
and haven't formed properly,
and there's room for lots of original stuff.
Then things become more and more top-heavy with executives
who are trying to guarantee the success of things.
- Terry Gilliam

We took up the offer with the BBC, and that was Monty Python's Flying Circus.
I didn't have to submit my ideas to the group.
I used to turn up on the days we recorded with a can of film under my arm,
and in it went.
- Terry Gilliam

I was doing political cartoons and getting angry to
the point where I felt I was going to have to start
making and throwing bombs.
I thought I was probably a better cartoonist than a bomb maker.
- Terry Gilliam

They make Spy Kids, they make Scream,
they make A Scary Movie.
This doesn't do that, so it could be a very bad marriage.
I'm trying to keep this potential nightmare quiet because
we're just finishing editing.
- Terry Gilliam

I keep referring to them in the plural but all I'm dealing with is Bob.
I don't know where Harvey fits in the equation.
He was very present at the beginning,
winding his brother up.
I don't know where he is now.
- Terry Gilliam

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 art of convincing people to spend money
they don't have for something they don't need.
- Will Rogers

Advertising is legalized lying.
- H. G. Wells

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

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

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 ought to work by telling you what it is you want to tell,
you should understand what you want us to do,
what you want us to think, where you want us to shop.
- Jay Chiat

Political advertising ought to be stopped.
It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left.
It's totally dishonest.
- David Ogilvy

Advertising people who ignore research are as dangerous
as generals who ignore decodes of enemy signals.
- David Ogilvy

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

The most common trouble with advertising is that it
tries too hard to impress people.
- James Randolph Adams

If your advertising goes unnoticed, everything else is academic.
- William Bernbach

I can not think of any circumstances in which advertising would not be an evil.
- Arnold J. Toynbee

Millions of dollars' worth of advertising shows such
little respect for the reader's intelligence that it
amounts almost to outright insult.
- James Randolph Adams

As advertising blather becomes the nation's normal idiom,
language becomes printed noise.
- George Will

The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete
promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.
- Stuart Chase

Publishing is a very mysterious business.
It is hard to predict what kind of sale or reception a book will have,
and advertising seems to do very little good.
- Thomas Wolfe

Advertising is salesmanship mass produced.
No one would bother to use advertising if he could
talk to all his prospects face-to-face.
But he can't.
- Morris Hite

Any seeming deception in a statement is costly,
not only in the expense of the advertising but in the
detrimental effect produced upon the customer,
who believes she has been misled.
- John Wanamaker

There is no such thing as a permanent advertising success.
- Leo Burnett

I had been keeping an off eye on the advertising field,
thinking I might become an idea man and a copywriter.
- Carl Sandburg

Advertising: the science of arresting the human intelligence
long enough to get money from it.
- Stephen Leacock

Yes, I sell people things they don't need.
I can't, however, sell them something they don't want.
Even with advertising.
Even if I were of a mind to.
- John O'Toole

Today's smartest advertising style is tomorrow's corn.
- William Bernbach

The secret of all effective originality in advertising
is not the creation of new and tricky words and pictures,
but one of putting familiar words and pictures into new relationships.
- Leo Burnett

History will see advertising as one of the real evil things of our time.
It is stimulating people constantly to want things,
want this, want that.
- Malcolm Muggeridge

In advertising, sex sells.
But only if you're selling sex.
- Jef I. Richards

Yahoo!
is the only company with both scale and leadership
in branded and search advertising.
- Terry Semel

Good advertising does not just circulate information.
It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief.
- Leo Burnett

Advertising doesn't create a product advantage.
It can only convey it.
- William Bernbach

I'm not in the advertising business,
but I think it would be very nice if people went to see the film Hamlet,
because it was made with love and integrity.
- Julie Christie

I do not regard advertising as entertainment or an art form,
but as a medium of information.
- David Ogilvy

Some manufacturers illustrate their advertisements with abstract paintings.
I would only do this if I wished to conceal from the
reader what I was advertising.
- David Ogilvy

The Internet offers an interesting combination of advertising
and community by participating in the community you
can become an advertisement for yourself.
- Walter Jon Williams

Advertising is the modern substitute for argument;
its function is to make the worse appear the better.
- George Santayana

Much of the messy advertising you see on television
today is the product of committees.
Committees can criticize advertisements,
but they should never be allowed to create them.
- David Ogilvy

In other words, if you - the cost of promoting movies,
the advertising and promotion of a movie,
the budget is almost as large as the cost of the movie.
- Richard Attenborough

I long for the day when advertising will become a business for a grown man.
- Howard Luck Gossage

Advertising says to people, 'Here's what we've got.
Here's what it will do for you.
Here's how to get it.'
- Leo Burnett

Advertising is the art of the tiny.
You have to tell a complete a story and deliver a complete
message in a very encapsulated form.
It disciplines you to cut away extraneous information.
- Dick Wolf

Telling lies does not work in advertising.
- Stanislaw Lec

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

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

I became an art major, took every art class my school had to offer.
In college, I majored in Advertising Art and Design.
- Len Wein

Advertising is the principal reason why the business
man has come to inherit the earth.
- James Randolph Adams

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

The critic is the only independent source of information.
The rest is advertising.
- Pauline Kael

The most important word in the vocabulary of advertising is TEST.
If you pretest your product with consumers,
and pretest your advertising, you will do well in the marketplace.
- David Ogilvy

Mass consumption, advertising, and mass art are a corporate Frankenstein;
while they reinforce the system,
they also undermine it.
- Ellen Willis

Censorship is advertising paid by the government.
- Federico Fellini


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