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    Neville Medhora quote about being interesting

    Sometime just hearing a quote can make you completely change the way you're viewing something.

    Years ago I first heard the quote "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."

    I pondered on that concept, and realized it was quite true. That same day I organized a small event for some friends that are doing big things in life, just to be around them more.

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    That action started all because of a one-sentence quote.

    Well here's a list of copywriting quotes I've learned from over the years. Hopefully some of them inspire you in the right direction :-)


    Gary Halbert Quote find a market first

    Joseph Sugarman quote about the need to justify selling using logic

    Gary Halbert Quote get a good swipe file for direct mail

    David Ogilvy Quote the customer is not a moron she's your wife

    William Bernbach quote about impressions

    Eugene Schwartz Quote about writing an effective sentence

    Mary Wells Lawrence quote about how advertising should make you nervous about what you are not buying

    Leo Burnett Quote about turning yourself into your customer

    Shirley Polykoff quote about writing being a direct conversation with the consumer

    Maurice Saatchi quote about reducing your argument into a few crisp words

    David Ogilvy quote on testing and improving

    Gary Halbert quote power of the written word

    Eugene Schwartz quote on audience

    David Ogilvy quote on headlines

    Joseph Sugarman quote about headlines  Neville Medhora quote write for others

    david ogilvy quote about idiots

    Stuart H Britt advertising quote

    William Bernbach quote about the power of truth

    Paul McCartney quote about writing

    Collection of helpful Copywriting Quotes:

    Here's my collection of copywriting and marketing quotes you can use in your materials or get inspired by:

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    Hope these help you! If you need more marketing inspiration, I've posted my entire personal swipe file for all to use.


    Neville Medhora


    P.S. What's a quote you've got a lot of value from?  Post it in the comments below!

    Post them in comments below. I will be sending 2 lucky commenters a free shirt, of any style, of any size, to any location in the world...for free!


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    Guest Neville


    NICE! I really like this one Andrew, never heard it.

    Possibly shirt-worthy!

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    Guest Neville


    I've had this one in my swipe file for years, really like it!
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    Hey Neville, thank you for the great work, I read your book recently.

    I have a question, I have been reading the books you recommend. I feel I have the fundamentals of copy writing. The thing is how can I make sure these sink in my mind. How can I apply all these rules, maybe something like a checklist? or will it come with time as I keep reading and writing ads.

    Thanks again.

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    Guest Annie McGuire


    Neville? That first jump will still get you every time. :D
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    Guest Annie McGuire


    Neville, this article completely changed the way I'm approaching the FB ads for my t-shirt biz. The response to my designs is tremendous, but no sales; so I've already re-written the copy for 3 of them. There is a magic combination of whirr-click words, and I'm gonna' find it come hell or high water.
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    Guest Neville


    That's awesome Annie, glad to be of service! Best of luck with the tshirt biz :)
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    Guest Daniel Evangelista


    Hello Neville.


    Thanks so much.


    I'm change myself only to follow you and your articles. Thanks a lot. Your content it's amazing.

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    Guest Gautam


    This one is my favorite "You sell on emotion, but you justify a purchase with logic.


    I always keep this in mind while writing my copy.

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