Self Promotion Quotes

Quotes tagged as "self-promotion" (showing 1-18 of 18)
Austin Kleon
“Don't think of your website as a self-promotion machine, think of it as a self-invention machine.”
Austin Kleon, Show Your Work!: 10 Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered

Gore Vidal
“Heroes must see to their own fame. No one else will.”
Gore Vidal, Julian

Christopher Hitchens
“Yet isn't it all—all of it, every single episode and detail of the Clinton saga—exactly like that? And isn't some of it a little bit more serious? For Sen. Clinton, something is true if it validates the myth of her striving and her 'greatness' (her overweening ambition in other words) and only ceases to be true when it no longer serves that limitless purpose. And we are all supposed to applaud the skill and the bare-faced bravado with which this is done. In the New Hampshire primary in 1992, she knowingly lied about her husband's uncontainable sex life and put him eternally in her debt. This is now thought of, and referred to in print, purely as a smart move on her part. In the Iowa caucuses of 2008, he returns the favor by telling a huge lie about his own record on the war in Iraq, falsely asserting that he was opposed to the intervention from the very start. This is thought of, and referred to in print, as purely a tactical mistake on his part: trying too hard to help the spouse. The happy couple has now united on an equally mendacious account of what they thought about Iraq and when they thought it. What would it take to break this cheap little spell and make us wake up and inquire what on earth we are doing when we make the Clinton family drama—yet again—a central part of our own politics?”
Christopher Hitchens

Jean Baudrillard
“Everyone seeks their look. Since it is no longer possible to base any claim on one's own existence, there is nothing for it but to perform an appearing act without concerning oneself with being - or even with being seen. So it is not: I exist, I am here! but rather: I am visible, I am an image -look! look! This is not even narcissism, merely an extraversion without depth, a sort of self-promot­ing ingenuousness whereby everyone becomes the manager of their own appearance.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Transparency of Evil: Essays in Extreme Phenomena

Keith Ferrazzi
“The Web is no longer just about the present-that crazy driver or this delicious meal. As we share messages, photos and updates, we're building a data trail about our lives and histories online.We can now tell stories not just about what is happening today, but where we've been, what we've shared, and what might happen in the future.”
Keith Ferrazzi

“We live in an age of equivocal competency: if you want, you can be a competent dictator, a competent self-promoter, a competent terrorist. Just because you can do something well does not mean you should be doing it.”
Clifford Cohen

Bonnie Marcus
“Self-promotion is a leadership and political skill that is critical to master in order to navigate the realities of the workplace and position you for success.”
Bonnie Marcus, The Politics of Promotion: How High-Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead

Stanley Weintraub
“Well more than two thirds of the press releases from Douglas MacArthur's command reference only one person – himself.”
Stanley Weintraub, Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World at War, December 1941

Fennel Hudson
“We are all Clapping Monkeys, but while some of us smile, others look around to see if anyone has noticed.”
Fennel Hudson, A Writer's Year - Fennel's Journal - No. 3

Joseph Heller
“No such private nights of ecstasy or hushed-up drinking and sex orgies ever occurred. They might have occurred if either General Dreedle or General Peckem had once evinced an interest in taking part in orgies with him, but neither ever did, and the colonel was certainly not going to waste his time and energy making love to beautiful women unless there was something in it for him.”
Joseph Heller, Catch-22

Abhishek Ratna
“Many of us have this mind-set which considers self-promotion a taboo.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Emlyn Chand
“I’ve said it before, and by gosh, I’ll say it again — don’t be afraid to toot your own horn.”
Emlyn Chand

Abhishek Ratna
“In the present day corporate world, it is utmost important to build a personal brand for yourself and anyone who knows the basics of brand-building would know that it is impossible without proper self promotion!”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Harold Holzer
“Stephen Douglas's oratory was designed for the galleries, Lincoln's for his peers”
Harold Holzer, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

Danielle Dutton
“Still, Antwerp, the parties, my husband's talks--all of it fed my mind. I'd hardly set down my quill before I took it up again, writing stories unconnected--of a pimp, a virgin, a rogue--strung up like pearls on a thread. ... 'I am very ambitious, yet 'tis neither for Beauty, Wit, Titles, Wealth, or Power, but as they are steps to raise me to Fames Tower.'

O minor victory! O small delight! My star began to rise.”
Danielle Dutton, Margaret the First

“One of the characteristics of humility is the ability to take the second place without striving for self-promotion”
Sunday Adelaja

Tim Robson
“Profanity enjoyed sexual congress with profanity in this hail storm of the vile, the tautological and the physically ridiculous.”
Tim Robson

Loren Weisman
“Try not to sound like those singer-songwriters that go on and on with ten-minute, barely intelligible stories that everyone endures until the next song starts.”
Loren Weisman, The Artist's Guide to Success in the Music Business (2nd edition): The "Who, What, When, Where, Why & How" of the Steps that Musicians & Bands Have to Take to Succeed in Music

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