Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods, particularly if the goods are worthless.
The trouble with this country is that there are too many people going about saying, ''The trouble with this country is...''
In other countries, art and literature are left to a lot of shabby bums living in attics and feeding on booze and spaghetti, but in America the successful writer or picture-painter is indistinguishable from any other decent businessman.
Category: Arts And Artists
Pugnacity is a form of courage, but a very bad form.
There are two insults no human will endure. The assertion that he has no sense of humor and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.
Category: Critics And Criticism
Our American professors like their literature clear and cold and pure and very dead.
What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.
Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles, damn the men that run the shops, oh, damn their measured merriment.
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.