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Daniel J. Boorstin
Daniel J. Boorstin
(1914 - 2004)
American historian, professor and writer.
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The deeper problems connected with advertising come less from the unscrupulousness of our 'deceivers' than from our pleasure in being deceived; less from the desire to seduce than from the desire to be seduced.
- Daniel J. Boorstin | Advertising Quotes
Best-sellerism is the star system of the book world. A (best-seller) is a celebrity among books. It is a book known primarily (sometimes exclusively) for its well-knownness.
- Daniel J. Boorstin | Books and Reading Quotes
A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well simply because it was selling well.
- Daniel J. Boorstin | Books and Reading Quotes
A celebrity is a person known for his well-knownness. Celebrities intensify their celebrity images simply by being well known for relations among themselves. By a kind of symbiosis, celebrities live off each other.
- Daniel J. Boorstin | Fame and Celebrities Quotes
A sign of a celebrity is often that his name is worth more than his services.
- Daniel J. Boorstin | Fame and Celebrities Quotes
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
- Daniel J. Boorstin | Greatness Quotes


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