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  • "I had worked hard for 30 years, making millions of pounds for shareholders and creating thousands of jobs for a company I loved, and I suddenly had it all taken away from me. Not for doing anything criminal. I hadn't embezzled. I hadn't lied. All I had done was say a sherry decanter was crap."
    Gerald Ratner (1949–), British former CEO of Ratners Group
    Source: Gerald Ratner: The Rise and Fall and Rise Again (2007)
  • "PR cannot overcome things that shouldn't have been done."
    Harold Burson (1921–), US business executive and founder of Burson-Marsteller
    Source: USA Today (June 7, 1993)
  • "With publicity comes humiliation."
    Tama Janowitz (1957–), US author
    Source: Quoted in the International Herald Tribune (Paris) (September 8, 1992)
  • "You can't shame or humiliate modern celebrities. What used to be called shame and humiliation is now called publicity."
    P. J. O'Rourke (1947–), US humorist and journalist
    Source: Give War a Chance (1992)
  • "The worst tragedy that could have befallen me was my success. I knew right away that I was through, cast out."
    Jonas Salk (19141995), US medical researcher
    Referring to other scientists' reactions to publicity surrounding his discovery of a polio vaccine.
    Source: Interview (1992)
  • "We must try to find ways to starve the terrorist and the hijacker of the oxygen of publicity on which they depend."
    Margaret, Baroness Thatcher (1925–), British former prime minister
    Source: Speech (July 1985)
  • "There's no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary."
    Brendan Behan (19231964), Irish playwright and author
    Source: Quoted in My Brother Brendan (Dominic Behan, 1965)
  • "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers."
    Daniel J. Boorstin (19142004), US Pulitzer Prize-winning historian
    Source: The Image (1961)
  • "This famous store needs no name on the door."
    Gordon Selfridge (18581947), US-born British retailer
    Referring to the fact that Selfridge removed the name from his famous London store in 1925.
    Source: Quoted in No Name on the Door (A. H. Williams, 1957)
  • "The price of justice is eternal publicity."
    Arnold Bennett (18671931), British novelist, playwright, and essayist
    Source: The Title (1918)

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