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Peter Benenson Quotes and Sayings

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It's the publicity function of Amnesty that I think
has made its name so widely known,
not only to readers in the world, but to governments -
and that's what matters.
- Peter Benenson

Those who today still feel a sense of impotence can do something:
they can support Amnesty International.
They can help it to stand up for freedom and justice.
- Peter Benenson

Open your newspaper - any day of the week -
and you will find a report from somewhere in the world
of someone being imprisoned,
tortured or executed because his opinions or religion
are unacceptable to his government.
- Peter Benenson

The candle burns not for us, but for all those whom
we failed to rescue from prison,
who were shot on the way to prison, who were tortured,
who were kidnapped, who "disappeared".
That's what the candle is for.
- Peter Benenson

 

Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world's
countries it is still being committed in secret.
Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment,
murder or "disappearance" to be carried out by their officials with impunity.
- Peter Benenson

Democratic nations must try to find ways to starve
the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend.
- Margaret Thatcher

A fool and his money get a lot of publicity.
- Al Bernstein

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Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent,
hardworking, honest Americans.
It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity.
But then, we elected them.
- Lily Tomlin

The ads all call me fearless, but that's just publicity.
Anyone who thinks I'm not scared out of my mind whenever
I do one of my stunts is crazier than I am.
- Jackie Chan

The art of publicity is a black art;
but it has come to stay,
and every year adds to its potency.
- Learned Hand

Painting self-portraits without clothes on has also given me some publicity.
- Cleo Moore

If you want to get known as a singer you hire five
sexy chicks and let them fight over you onstage and for the cameras.
That's publicity, man.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I think they are looking for publicity and they are
looking for a name for themselves.
- David Baltimore

I'm not someone who's led my life trying to get publicity;
I'd rather do my work and go home.
- Kevin Spacey

France turned a deaf ear to the demands,
but Ho had succeeded in attracting great publicity
in progressive French circles to the situation in Indochina.
- Wilfred Burchett

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means
each party getting fifty percent of publicity.
- Lauren Bacall

Don't believe your own publicity.
You can't; you'll start thinking that you're better than you are.
- Leif Garrett

Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases.
Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants;
electric light the most efficient policeman.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate
somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive.
- Donald Rumsfeld

I know actors come around and they always talk like that,
but I don't do publicity if I don't like the film.
- Barbara Hershey

Publicity can be terrible.
But only if you don't have any.
- Jane Russell

I will say I remember the best thing in terms of publicity
was being on the cover of Newsweek.
- Vanna White

The whole publicity machine is a very weird one.
It's kind of a necessary part of what we do here,
but this helps me keep grounded.
- Wendie Malick

The Paramount executives were so pleased with Sunset
Boulevard that they asked me to do a publicity tour.
- Gloria Swanson

There is such a thing as bad publicity.
- Joyce Brothers

I've been getting some bad publicity -
but you got to expect that.
- Elvis Presley

In the world of the celebrity, the hierarchy of publicity
has replaced the hierarchy of descent and even of great wealth.
- C. Wright Mills

All publicity is good, except an obituary notice.
- Brendan Behan

Of course I'm a publicity hound.
Aren't all crusaders? How can you accomplish anything
unless people know what you are trying to do?
- Vivien Kellems

When the Internet publicity began, I remember being
struck by how much the world was not the way we thought it was,
that there was infinite variation in how people viewed the world.
- Eric Schmidt

Writers say many true things about their own experiences
with publicity and promotion.
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Publicity is a great purifier because it sets in action
the forces of public opinion,
and in this country public opinion controls the courses of the nation.
- Charles Evans Hughes

Publicity gets more than a little tiring.
You want it, you need it, you crave it,
and you're scared as hell when it stops.
- Joseph Barbera

Awards are only a publicity gimmick.
- Tony Randall

The soundtrack of O Brother is the most publicity I've gotten.
I don't feel that I have lost any of my old fans,
but I have gained new ones.
- Ralph Stanley

Awards sell tickets, and they're a clever publicity stunt.
- Tony Randall

Hollywood sold its stars on good looks and personality buildups.
We weren't really actresses in a true sense,
we were just big names - the products of a good publicity department.
- Ann Sothern

Let your family, staff, and friends know that you're still the same person,
despite all the publicity and notoriety that accompanies your position.
- Donald Rumsfeld

My popularity plunged three years ago and I didn't try to court publicity.
- Namie Amuro

It never really bothered me that I never got the same publicity.
- Marion Motley

Interviews are usually a follow-up, like a press junket or a publicity junket,
or something like that, and I'm not doing any of that right now.
I don't have any axes to grind.
- Michael Nesmith

With publicity comes humiliation.
- Tama Janowitz

They held up 'The Outlaw' for five years.
And Howard Hughes had me doing publicity for it every day,
five days a week for five years.
- Jane Russell

Without publicity there can be no public support,
and without public support every nation must decay.
- Benjamin Disraeli

High-level, big-deal publicity has a way of getting old for me,
but what never fails to thrill me is when I make personal appearances.
- Joseph Barbera

Publicity is like poison; it doesn't hurt unless you swallow it.
- Joe Paterno

Sometimes writers say true things about the overall nature of publicity,
promotion, and the publishing industry;
but alas,
not always.
- Teresa Nielsen Hayden

Audience response to The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
back in the '60s - well, I was frankly surprised by
the show's success and the attendant publicity for David and myself.
- Robert Vaughn

The souls you have got cast upon the screen of publicity
appear like the horrid and writhing creatures enlarged from the insect world,
and revealed to us by the cinematograph.
- James Larkin

It's not fair that the accused is not protected from
adverse publicity whilst the accuser is guaranteed anonymity,
whatever the verdict.
- Jonathan King

To be honest, I am not happy about all the publicity.
- Jean Alesi

Live by publicity, you'll probably die by publicity.
- Russell Baker

Archaeologists are underpaid publicity agents for deceased royalty.
- John Agar

I do not know of any credible evidence that suggests
Dr. Zavos can clone a human being.
This seems to be yet another one of his claims to get publicity.
- Robert Winston

I was obliged to stand there, holding the leash of
this creature for their welcoming publicity shots,
implying that this was some kind of image the decided to have of me.
- Barbara Steele

It's just as difficult to live in a self-made hell
of privacy as it is to live in a self-made hell of publicity.
- Michael Hutchence

You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as
you become uninterested in money,
compliments, or publicity.
- Thomas Wolfe

Actually, 19 is in charge of our career at that point.
FOX publicity is in charge of the publicity that we get.
I'm fine with it, it is really organized.
- LaToya London

Nowadays, in the contract that actors sign,
you have to agree that you're going to do a certain
amount of publicity-the hard part they don't pay you for.
- Jeff Bridges

Bruce Sterling is one terrific writer and he's relatively new,
but I don't know how long he's been doing it;
he probably doesn't need the publicity anymore!
- Larry Niven

John Glenn craved the publicity.
I think even John would admit that.
When he went into politics, that became pretty obvious!
He knew how to do public relations.
- Wally Schirra

I'm not a film star, I am an actress.
Being a film star is such a false life,
lived for fake values and for publicity.
- Vivien Leigh

Publicity is the life of this culture -
in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive -
and at the same time publicity is its dream.
- John Berger

There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.
- Brendan Behan

The effect of power and publicity on all men is the aggravation of self,
a sort of tumor that ends by killing the victim's sympathies.
- Henry B. Adams

Publicity, publicity, publicity is the greatest moral
factor and force in our public life.
- Joseph Pulitzer

Every thing secret degenerates, even the administration of justice;
nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear
discussion and publicity.
- Lord Acton

I go to temple a lot less than I would like because when I do,
people still look at me as if they think it's a publicity stunt.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

It can't hurt, publicity is publicity,
controversy and all that, it's all good.
- Keith David

The price of justice is eternal publicity.
- Arnold Bennett

What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
- Abraham Lincoln


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