Advertising versus Lyric Poetry

Monday, 26 September 2011

“There are only so many people capable of putting together words that stir and move and sing. When it became possible to earn a very good living in advertising by exercising this capability, lyric poetry was left to untalented screwballs who had to shriek for attention and compete by eccentricity.”

Mitchell Courtenay in Frederick Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth’s The Space Merchants