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Money has transformed every watchdog, every independent authority. Medical doctors are increasingly gulled by the lobbying of pharmaceutical salesmen. Thomas Frank
The way this place used to work is make friends first, make sales second, make love third, in no particular order. The Office US s6e20: New Leads, NBC 2010
How’s the sales doubling project going? The Office US s8e2: The Incentive, Andy
If anyone here is in Advertising or Marketing, kill yourself. Bill Hicks, ‘Revelations’, Dominion Theatre, London
It’s a deal, it’s a steal, it’s sale of the fucking century. Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels 1998 ***** starring Jason Statham & Jason Flemyng & Dexter Fletcher & Nick Moran & Vinnie Jones & Steven MacKintosh & Sting & Nicholas Rowe et al, director Guy Ritchie, Tom to Nick
Marketing and exploitation should go hand in hand. Larceny Inc 1942 starring Edward G Robinson & Jane Wyman & Broderick Crawford & Jack Carson & Anthony Quinn & Edward Brophy & Harry Davenport & John Qualen & Barbara Jo Allen et al, salesman
Do you sincerely want to be rich? Bernard Cornfeld, American businessman, stock question to salesmen
Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public. H L Mencken
How many things I can do without! Socrates
The best seller in the world is the Bible for one reason – it’s the greatest piece of literature of all time – it’s really tremendous, isn’t it? Maysles Brothers & Zwerin, Salesman, Paul Brennan ‘The Badger’, 1968
You can see how this would be an inspiration in the home. ibid.
The Bible runs as little as $49.95. And we have three plans on it. ibid.
Money is being made in the Bible business. ibid. sales pep talk to salesmen
I don’t want to seem negative but I can’t see anything here but delinquents and cops. ibid. salesmen in hotel room
There are many people who know the Bible. There are many people who can quote from the Bible. But you’re somewhat different. You know the difference. ibid. Feldman accepting award pep talk to salesmen
I do believe the good that comes from the selling of Bibles. ibid.
It’s not the bum territory, it’s the bum in the territory. ibid. salesmen in hotel room
He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back – that’s an earthquake … Salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory. Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman, 1949
The only thing you’ve got in this world is what you can sell. Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman starring Xavarian Dramatic Society, Warren Able Theatre starring Daniel Valez & Amanda Magnavita & Michael Longo & Michael Maldonado et al, Charley to Willy, 2006
Well, let’s face it: he’s no hot-shot selling man. Except that sometimes, you have to admit, he’s a sweet personality. Arthur Miller, Death of a Salesman
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman – not the attitude of the prospect. W Clement Stone
My readers and my audiences have turned into my followers. They are more than interested in what I have to say in the subjects of sales, loyalty, attitude, networking, business social media, and becoming a trusted advisor. Jeffrey Gitomer
Lying and bullshit is all I know. The Comic Strip Presents: Four Men in a Car, Rick, Channel 4 1998
Hello. I’m David Brent. You probably know me as the star of the BBC2 documentary The Office back 2,000 and [giggles and puts hand over mouth]. No, that was then. This is now. I’m currently a singer songwriter. And a rep … I am following my dream as the lead singer in the band Foregone Conclusion and this is our story. David Brent: Life on the Road 2016 starring Ricky Gervais & Ben Bailey Smith & Andy Burrows & Tom Basden & Jo Hartley & Mandeep Dhillon & Rebecca Gethings & Nina Sosanya & Tom Bennett & Andrew Brooke et al, director Ricky Gervais
Life on the open road. It’s in my blood. ibid.
I used to have my own office. Better than that in a way. ibid.
I’m sure you didn’t mean to cause offence, David … ibid. Human Resources woman
I took out a lot of private pensions in the ’90s, you know. And some of them are worth as much as I put in now. ibid.
On the road is really where I come alive. ibid.
Accidents will happen: so someone got shot in the face by a T-shirt gun … ibid.
Everyone loves a bargain. And with most of us feeling the pinch, as a nation we’ve become obsessed with finding the best deal possible. And where better to go bargain hunting than the sales. For generations, sales were just a summer and a winter treat, but now price promotions happen all year round … from the way stores are designed to the way they deliberately use scent to help us sniff out a bargain. Cherry Healey: Secrets of the Sales, W 2018
The average woman has 22 items in her wardrobe that are never worn. ibid.
I sell here what the whole world desires – power. Matthew Boulton
Religion is detrimental to the progress of humanity. It’s just selling an invisible product. Bill Maher, Religulous
What you’re really selling first is damnation. Dan Barker, lecture 2001
One does not sell the earth upon which the people walk. Crazy Horse, attributions
In the United States, doing good has come to be, like patriotism, a favourite device of persons with something to sell. H L Mencken
Happy people sell. The Call Centre I, BBC 2013, Nev
Multi-level marketing is clearly the worst business opportunity out there. Robert Fitzpatrick, author False Profits, pyramid scheme alert online
Very few people sell anything, they recruit. Robert Fitzpatrick
Good wine needs no bush,
And perhaps products that people really want need no hard-sell or soft-sell TV push.
Look at pot. Ogden Nash
Every one lives by selling something. Robert Louis Stevenson, Across the Plains, 1892
Pile it high, sell it cheap. John Cohen, founder of Tesco
Sincerity is the biggest part of selling anything – including the Christian plan of salvation. Billy Graham
Most popular dream car of all time – the Cortina – sold around 5,000,000 in Britain alone. Ford’s Dagenham Dream
There is a dark side. We also have the highest number of kids in the world forced to work. Storyville: Selling Children, BBC 2018
How can millions of children in the world’s biggest democracy still be so easily exploited and abused? ibid.
Thousands of children are trafficked on India’s railways every year from the remotest parts of India. ibid.