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1. "The first part of my career, how I was paying the bills was commercials. I was just doing tons of commercials."
Author: Aaron Paul
2. "We keep coming back to the question of representation because identity is always about representation. People forget that when they wanted white women to get into the workforce because of the world war, what did they start doing? They started having a lot of commercials, a lot of movies, a lot of things that were redoing the female image, saying, "Hey, you can work for the war, but you can still be feminine." So what we see is that the mass media, film, TV, all of these things, are powerful vehicles for maintaining the kinds of systems of domination we live under, imperialism, racism, sexism etc. Often there's a denial of this and art is presented as politically neutral, as though it is not shaped by a reality of domination."
Author: Bell Hooks
3. "It's not about who you sleep with, or whether you know about sports or tools or have a pearl-wearing wife or whether commercials make you cry. [...] it's about whether you step up. When something hard comes along. A man steps up. He doesn't dodge it or run away from it or try to push it onto someone else. He steps up. Even if it isn't his responsibility. And that's why there are so many guys and so few men. Because stepping up is hard."
Author: Ben Monopoli
4. "I haven't left my house in days. I watch the news channels incessantly. All the news stories are about the election; all the commercials are Viagra and Cialis.Election, erection, election, erection!Either way we're screwed!"
Author: Bette Midler
5. "It's been amazing, the number of commercials that I've done, starting back in 1968. It must be 8,000."
Author: Casey Kasem
6. "Before 'Grey's Anatomy,' I was doing musicals, plays, commercials, you name it."
Author: Chandra Wilson
7. "Allowing your kids to watch TV doesn't have to mean they have no choice but to see commercials for junk food and alcohol."
Author: Charlie Ergen
8. "I have a company in New York City producing music for commercials, for radio, TV, features, etc. That's how I've been making my living. And now the company is very successful - to the extent that I can afford to come out and play."
Author: Chico Hamilton
9. "I started doing radio commercials for Kmart when I was 4. They had to splice all my consonants together because I couldn't talk very well. But these jobs helped my mother and me put food on the table. It took the two of us working."
Author: Christina Applegate
10. "Daytime television, you can tell who's watching by the three kinds of commercials. Either it's clinics for drying out drunks. Or it's law firms who want to settle injury suits. Or it's schools offering mail-order vocational degrees to make you a bookkeeper. A private detective. Or a locksmith. If you're watching daytime television, this is your new demographic. You're a drunk. Or a cripple. Or an idiot."
Author: Chuck Palahniuk
11. "I started off in a small theatre performance company and worked my way into commercials."
Author: Devon Sawa
12. "Grunge was so self-consciously lowbrow and nonaspirational that it seemed, at first, impervious to the hype and glamour normally applied swiftly to any emerging trend. But sure enough, grunge anthems found their way onto the soundtracks of television commercials, and Dodge Neons were hawked by kids in flannel shirts saying, 'Whatever.'"
Author: Douglas Rushkoff
13. "I want it all. Fame, fortune and all the commercials there are to do."
Author: Evelyn Ashford
14. "She gradually became aware of how dumb the damn show was she was watching and she stared at it, wondering how in the hell they could put anything so absurdly infantile and intellectually and esthetically insulting on television, and she started asking herself over and over how they could do it, what kind of nonsense this is, and she continued to stare and shake her head, more and more of her mind being absorbed by the absurdity she was watching, suddenly leaning back on the couch as a section of the show ended and a commercial came blaringly on and she stared at them too, wondering what sort of cretins watch this garbage and are influenced by it and actually go out and buy those things, and she shook her head, unbelievable, it is simply unbelievable, how can they manage to make so many obnoxious commercials, one right after the other?"
Author: Hubert Selby Jr.
15. "Commercials on television are similar to sex and taxes; the more talk there is about them, the less likely they are to be curbed."
Author: Jack Gould
16. "And LO and BEHOLD, I was on BOTH the six AND eleven o'clock newscasts!AND all the commercials, as well! (‘Day of the drag queen at one area high school, controversy at six!')And it must have been a slow night because I was the SECOND PIECE of the night! The granny suicide bomber got the lead. BITCH! But I managed to beat out the president's pulled groin and day six of the Jessica Simpson chapped-lip crisis!"
Author: James St. James
17. "I did all the Chef Boyardee commercials, in America, when I was young."
Author: Jane Seymour
18. "It was a lot of fun doing the Nike commercials, too."
Author: Jason Mewes
19. "At the time of Polaroid - and I did a couple of other commercials just before I stopped doing that stuff - at that point I was at the level where they respect you and your opinion and all that sort of thing."
Author: Jim Henson
20. "I did commercials since I was 16, and that's kind of acting, depending on what you're selling."
Author: Joan Severance
21. "If heartaches was commercials, we'd all be on TV."
Author: John Prine
22. "He was the most perfectly formed man she'd ever imagined. He was movie stars, men in underwear commercials, guys at the gym, the construction worker in the red T-shirt who'd whistled at her but she'd pretended she hadn't heard; he was the men in three-piece suits whose brains were as sexy as their bodies; he was lazy, indolent seventeen-year-old boys whose muscles bulged out of their clothes, rodeo stars, and those smooth-cheeked, eyeglassed men who held their children tenderly. He was all of them."
Author: Jude Deveraux
23. "I think commercials get a bad rap, that there's no creativity to them, but I haven't found that to be entirely true. The process of auditioning for them can be tedious, but actually doing them can be really fun."
Author: Judith Hoag
24. "Nine out of 10 people who recognize me recognize me from the commercials."
Author: Justin Long
25. "People who haven't done commercials, don't appreciate how hard it is."
Author: Justin Long
26. "He slowed a little so I could hear him better. "No, they're night people, Ms. Lane. They'll be up and just as willing to see me, as I am to see them. We like to keep tabs on one another. They, however, don't have you." A slow smile curved his lips. He was hugely pleased with the new secret weapon he had in me. I had a sudden dismal view of my future, of being led around and asked incessantly, like one of those Verizon commercials, Do you feel sick now?"
Author: Karen Marie Moning
27. "At first, we lived in very, very small places... with my mom cleaning houses and scrounging up just enough to keep us in town with a working car. She introduced me to my first agent, and I started with stand-in work, then eventually commercials and television guest-shots."
Author: Keith Coogan
28. "I could pose in fashion commercials as a high society star but politics is a new way of life."
Author: Marat Safin
29. "Commercials that are geared towards kids. I think they should just, like, wipe them out."
Author: Mark Ruffalo
30. "He's as bad as my mother. Maybe worse. He's a market-research consultant. He studies people's facial expressions to see how they feel about commercials and products. He used to be a psychologist but he makes more money helping big corporations dupe the public. The worst part is he can look at your face and say 'Your upper lip just twitched! Anger! You're angry. Don't try to hide it from me, young man. Why does it make you angry when I say those pants make you look like a girl? Doe you have something against girls? Perhaps some unresolved Oedipal feelings?"
Author: Natalie Standiford
31. "And that's what happened to that show. It started ordinary, it started really rather bad. As I said, there was a review that said, really, we think the commercials are better than the show. And then it gradually developed."
Author: Patrick Macnee
32. "I did a lot of commercials early on, and I remember the first commercial I ever got was for a product called Funyuns. I had to eat these chips for, like, 12 hours straight."
Author: Paula Garces
33. "He looked at me again, and while he was still grinning, I could see…something move across his face. Just the littlest moment of uncertainty. "But you felt loved, right?" he asked. "Adored and appreciated and all the other things the commercials say you're supposed to feel?"Squeezing his fingers, I nodded. "I did. And also a little claustrophobic.""A natural side effect of True Love."
Author: Rachel Hawkins
34. "And the commercials would have sickened a goat raised on barbed wire and broken beer bottles."
Author: Raymond Chandler
35. "I loved cutting together simple commercials about margarine or soft drinks - all kinds of silly products - but I tried to make the commercials different."
Author: Renny Harlin
36. "I did a lot of gasoline commercials - Hess, Texaco. I was part of the family in the car, the little brat in the back."
Author: Ricky Schroder
37. "Commercials were too phony for me. I just didn't like selling products I didn't believe in."
Author: River Phoenix
38. "One survey that I saw that was published I think in Variety or Electronic Media within the last three weeks says that now the average hour of radio in the United States has 18 minutes of commercials."
Author: Robert McChesney
39. "In my films that I've directed, and my work in commercials and videos, I've rarely used handheld. It's just not something I'm drawn to, but I've seen it done very well."
Author: Roman Coppola
40. "Be very careful of what you allow to infiltrate your consciousness and subconsciousness. When you watch too much television, you'll start to feel inferior from all the commercials hard selling the idea that you're not complete unless you buy their product [...] The ad agencies appeal to your fear of not being wanted or loved. It's the same with the local news. They get you to stay tuned with a constant stream of fear tactics [...] It's as if our culture is addicted to fear and the flat screen is our drug dealer. Don't allow that crap into your head!"
Author: RuPaul
41. "All these commercials about health and diet and fitness. All of these ads for waistlines and libidos and teeth whiteners. If you're not taking care of yourself or eating right or exercising, if you're overweight or you have a small penis or you don't have bright enough teeth, then there's something wrong with you. Spiritually. Physically. Morally. Instead of being defined by your actions, you're defined instead by your smile. Your sexual performance. Your percentage of body fat."
Author: S.G. Browne
42. "Can she be divorced?" I asked. "And famous for her commercialsand ideas?"She can be anything," Boo told me, and this is what I remember most, her freckledface so solemn, as ifshe knew she was the first to tell me. "And so can you."
Author: Sarah Dessen
43. "So, if I'm no cheerleader of sports, why write a chapter about it? Sports do have some positive impact on society. They solve problems, such as how to get inner-city kids to spend $175 on shoes. They serve as a backdrop for some of our most memorable commercials. And they remain the one and only relevant application of math. Not only that, but we have sports to thank for most of the last century's advances in manliness. The system starts in school, where gym class separates the men from the boys. Then those men are taught to be winners, or at least, losers that hate themselves."
Author: Stephen Colbert
44. "I think I have between twenty and thirty commercials playing at present."
Author: Thayer David
45. "There are plastic bags with zippers on them. I've seen them in commercials," Dragos said to her. He snapped his fingers, trying to remember the name. "You put food in them.""Ziploc bags?" she asked in a cautious voice.He pointed at her. "Yes. I want one."
Author: Thea Harrison
46. "I narrate the story but he dies off-stage between commercials. A washing machine ad later, we are dressed in our funereal best. We sniffle and indulge in product placement for Kleenex. The credits roll."
Author: Thomm Quackenbush
47. "The basic thing a man should know is how to change a tyre and how to drive a tractor. Whatever that bearded dude is doing on the Dos Equis beer commercials sets the bar. That's your guy. Every man should be aiming to be like him. The beard is just the tip of the iceberg."
Author: Timothy Olyphant
48. "If the networks can get audiences to tolerate pop-up promos by the dozens, maybe they'll start selling pop-up commercials, too."
Author: Tom Shales
49. "I've come up through art school, through painting, through graphic design, through advertising, through TV commercials and music video. I've designed books, built billboards, matchbooks, corporate identities. I continuously paint, I've done conceptual art pictures."
Author: Tony Kaye
50. "Music, together with certain sorts of majestic landscape, had a well-known tendency to induce such faux-sublime moments: artificial intimations of transcendent truths, grandiose hunches about the nature of the universe. It was all nonsense. Her tears had been no different from the ones people cried at sentimental television commercials. They represented nothing but a momentary and regrettable submission to kitsch."
Author: Zoë Heller

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