Ann Bridge Quotes

Ann Bridge Quotes: do get over the idea that size has any value or merit. It is the enemy of most of the best things in the world - it is the enemy of the good life.
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Ann Bridge Quote: Advertising ... is a parasitic activity; it forces goods for which there is no real need or demand on a foolish or even a reluctant public, always by appealing to their lower instincts.
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Quotes about Ann Bridge: advertising confuses values ... By appealing either to fear, or to vanity, or to covetousness, it very skillfully insinuates false values.
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Quote about Ann Bridge: In any relationship we feel an unconscious need to create, as it were, a new picture, a new edition of ourselves to present to the fresh person who claims our interests; for them, we in a strange sense wish to, and do, start life anew.
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Ann Bridge Sayings: What I find most injurious to mankind in modern advertising is the constant appeal to material standards and values, the elevating of material things into an end in themselves, a virtue.
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Ann Bridge Saying: there is that wish, in the name of democracy, to level down, because high cultural standards are despised and rejected, and even feared, in our Western Democracies. Don't let anyone else have what I've not got, or can't enjoy! - is the secret theory. A very large number of writers in the British and American popular press profess to be preaching democracy when in fact they are only trying to make envy respectable!
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