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40 Quotes on Marketing, to Inspire the Marketer, and from Great Marketers

By September 18, 2013October 11th, 2013No Comments

We hope you enjoy these quotes for marketers. There are quotes from the well known giants in marketing here and a few quotes from sources you would not expect to find under the heading of “marketing.”


“Every choice you make has an end result.” Zig Ziglar

“Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.” Zig Ziglar

“People don’t buy for logical reasons. They buy for emotional reasons.” Zig Ziglar

“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” Zig Ziglar

“Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Yesterday ended last night.” Zig Ziglar

“If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.” Zig Ziglar

“If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.” Zig Ziglar

“We’re not that much smarter than we used to be, even though we have much more information — and that means the real skill now is learning how to pick out the useful information from all this noise.” Nate Silver

“We’re living in a world where Google beats Gallup.” Nate Silver

“There’s always the risk that there are unknown unknowns.” Nate Silver

“Well, if you don’t have time to do it right, what makes you think you’ll have time to do it over?” Seth Godin

“Good marketers tell a story.” Seth Godin

“Anticipated, personal, and relevant advertising always does better than unsolicited junk.” Seth Godin

“Products that are remarkable get talked about.” Seth Godin

“Making promises and keeping them is a great way to build a brand.” Seth Godin

“If you’re not failing now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything innovative.” Woody Allen

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” Dr. Seuss

“Stopping advertising to save money is like stopping your watch to save time.” Henry Ford

“People need stories more than bread itself. They tell us how to live, and why.” Arabian Nights

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Oscar Wilde

“Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” The Princess Bride

“If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.” Kahlil Gibran

“New discoveries in science will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who still would adventure.” Herbert Hoover

“You can’t win unless you learn how to lose.” Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford

“Marketing is about telling good stories. Social media marketing is about getting your customers to tell them for you.” Corey Eridon

“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.” Walt Disney

“We need to stop interrupting what people are interested in & be what people are interested in.” Craig Davis

“A comedian can’t stand in front of an audience and tell them he’s funny. He has to tell the joke and let them decide.” Doug Brown

“Success is making those who believed in you look brilliant.” Dharmesh Shah

“Make the customer the hero of your story.” Ann Handley

“Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers.” Seth Godin

“The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.” David Ogilvy

“The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.” Peter F. Drucker

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Benjamin Franklin

“The purest treasure mortal times can afford is a spotless reputation.” William Shakespeare

“Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions” Oliver Wendell Holmes
“The urgent can drown out the important.” Marissa Mayer

“Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department.” David Packard

“Content is King!” Bill Gates

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