"I do not regard advertising as entertainment or an art form, but as a medium of information."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."David Ogilvy on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."David Ogilvy on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."David Ogilvy on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."David Ogilvy on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."David Ogilvy on Oscar Wilde
"The secret of long life is double careers. One to about age sixty, then another for the next thirty years."
"The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible."
"Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon."
"The consumer isn't a moron she is your wife."
"Advertising is a business of words, but advertising agencies are infested with men and women who cannot write. They cannot write advertisements, and they cannot write plans. They are helpless as deaf mutes on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera."