Public Quotes

“But the issue is — and it'll be an issue I think for a lot of young creative people — ... [that...

“But the issue is — and it'll be an issue I think for a lot of young creative people — ... [that] the first stuff I wrote is out there for everybody to see. So I just hope on my own behalf and other people's behalf we're still allowed to think out loud and fail publicly and grow.” ~ Bo Burnham
📅︎ Mar 15
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"For a successful technology, reality mus...

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled" - Richard P. Feynman
📅︎ Mar 08
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"Prosperity cannot be res...

"Prosperity cannot be restored by raids upon the public Treasury." - Herbert Hoover
📅︎ Mar 10
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In Hollywood, an equitable divorce s...

In Hollywood, an equitable divorce settlement means each party getting fifty percent of publicity. ...Lauren Bacall
📅︎ Mar 13
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“Predictive programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media ...

“Predictive programming is a subtle form of psychological conditioning provided by the media to acquaint the public with planned societal changes to be implemented by our leaders. The public will already be familiarized with them and will accept them as natural progressions.” -Alan Watt
📅︎ Jan 31
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"Better to write for yourself and ha...

"Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self." — Cyril Connolly
📅︎ Jan 31
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"The first stage of sincerity is that...

"The first stage of sincerity is that your private and public state are the same." ~Imam Al Ghizali Rahmahullah Aleih
📅︎ Feb 11
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“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we ...

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” ― Theodore Roosevelt
📅︎ Oct 19
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Technology is a f...

Technology is a fickle whore - my public speaking professor
📅︎ Feb 11
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"We hang the petty thiev...

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop
📅︎ Dec 19
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"A decline of public morals in the United States will probably be marked...

"A decline of public morals in the United States will probably be marked by the abuse of the power of Impeachment as a means of crushing political adversaries or ejecting them from public office"---Alexis De Tocqueville 1853
📅︎ Oct 30
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"The public will believe any...

"The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth." — Edith Sitwell
📅︎ Dec 28
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“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we ...

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile but is morally treasonable to the American public.” — Theodore Roosevelt
📅︎ Dec 25
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"The public wants to understand and learn ...

"The public wants to understand and learn in a single day, a single minute, what the artist has spent years learning." - Paul Gauguin
📅︎ Oct 12
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"Special-interest publications should realize that if t...

"Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special." — Fran Lebowitz
📅︎ Jan 01
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"There will come a time when mathemati...

"There will come a time when mathematical ignorance, like public smoking, will become socially unacceptable." ― Jerry King
📅︎ Dec 30
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"All the President is, is a glorified public relations man wh...

"All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway." — Harry S Truman
📅︎ Nov 21
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"You can never underesti...

"You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public." — Scott Adams
📅︎ Aug 26
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“I will never make ...

“I will never make the mistake of voicing my opinion in public.”
📅︎ Dec 03
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"The American Republic will endure until the d...

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money" - Alexis de Tocqueville
📅︎ Dec 03
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All human beings have three...

All human beings have three lives: public, private, and secret - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
📅︎ Nov 10
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"Some are born great, some achieve...

"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers." — Daniel J. Boorstin
📅︎ Nov 02
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“A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it ...

“A fire broke out backstage in a theatre. The clown came out to warn the public; they thought it was a joke and applauded. He repeated it; the acclaim was even greater. I think that's just how the world will come to an end: to general applause from wits who believe it's a joke." - Soren Kierkegaard
📅︎ May 06
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"The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is s...

"The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed a standard citizenry, to put down dissent and originality." -- H.L. Mencken
📅︎ Oct 27
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"Is there any point in public debate in a society wh...

"Is there any point in public debate in a society where hardly anyone has been taught how to think, while millions have been taught what to think?" --Peter Hitchens
📅︎ Jul 16
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"We have been able to have fine poetry in En...

"We have been able to have fine poetry in England because the public do not read it, and consequently do not influence it." -- Oscar Wilde
📅︎ May 17
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“The moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily ma...

“The moment someone keeps an eye on what we do, we involuntarily make allowances for that eye, and nothing we do is truthful. Having a public, keeping a public in mind, means living in lies…” ~ Milan Kundera
📅︎ Jul 11
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“Public opinion is an invisible, mysterious, irresistible power. Nothing is more mobi...

“Public opinion is an invisible, mysterious, irresistible power. Nothing is more mobile, nothing more vague, nothing stronger. Capricious though it is, nevertheless it is truthful, reasonable, and right much more often than one might think. -- Napoleon Bonaparte
📅︎ Sep 14
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“For a successful technology, reality must...

“For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.” ― Richard P. Feynman
📅︎ Sep 12
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"Anyone who works is a fool. I ...

"Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work - I merely inflict myself upon the public." — Robert Morley
📅︎ Sep 08
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“There is no private lif...

“There is no private life which has not been determined by a wider public life.”
📅︎ Aug 28
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"I wish it were as easy to banish hunge...

"I wish it were as easy to banish hunger by rubbing my belly" - Diogenes (Upon being caught masturbating in a public market)
📅︎ Aug 06
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"Special-interest publications should realize that if t...

"Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special." — Fran Lebowitz
📅︎ Aug 27
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"Nobody ever went broke undere...

"Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public." — H. L. Mencken
📅︎ Jul 28
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"What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising?...

"What is the difference between unethical and ethical advertising? Unethical advertising uses falsehoods to deceive the public; ethical advertising uses truth to deceive the public." — Vilhjalmur Stefansson
📅︎ Jul 28
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"We hang the petty thiev...

"We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office." - Aesop
📅︎ May 13
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"Hurry up! I want to be in hell in time f...

"Hurry up! I want to be in hell in time for dinner!"- Criminal Edward H. Ruloff, seconds before being publicly hanged in New York
📅︎ Jul 27
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"The public will believe any...

"The public will believe anything, so long as it is not founded on truth." — Edith Sitwell
📅︎ Jul 02
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“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we ...

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile but is morally treasonable to the American public.” - Theodore Roosevelt
📅︎ Feb 03
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"To disagree with three-fourths of...

"To disagree with three-fourths of the British public is one of the first requisites of sanity." — Oscar Wilde
📅︎ Apr 08
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"Artificial general intelligences should be humanized and assigned a gender. Referring to 'i...

"Artificial general intelligences should be humanized and assigned a gender. Referring to 'it' as 'he' or 'she' instead would serve to make them and their decisions more 'realistic' in the public imagination, and thus more terrifying. We should all be terrified of AI." - Ravi Silari
📅︎ Jun 13
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"People who have to promote thems...

"People who have to promote themselves are scared of being themselves in the public eye" - Rudolf P Belmar
📅︎ Jun 12
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"People are rewarded in publi...

"People are rewarded in public for what they've practiced for years in private" - Tony Robbins
📅︎ Apr 01
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"For a successful technology, reality mus...

"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." — Richard Feynman
📅︎ May 28
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"We need leaders not in love with money but ...

"We need leaders not in love with money but in love with justice. Not in love with publicity but in love with humanity" - Martin Luther King
📅︎ Oct 26
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"Today's public figures can no longer write the...

"Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either." — Gore Vidal
📅︎ Jun 01
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Americans never will be slaves: they ar...

Americans never will be slaves: they are free to do whatever the Government and public opinion allow them to do. -- G.B.Shaw
📅︎ Apr 29
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"Americans detest all lies ex...

"Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies." — Edgar Watson Howe
📅︎ May 14
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Imagination is gre...

Imagination is greater than public education - Fame or Juliet
📅︎ May 11
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"The human brain starts working the mome...

"The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public." — George Jessel
📅︎ Mar 21
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