Quotations on Propaganda

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For two years living in a neutral country I have been able to see through the haze of propaganda to reach something which my conscience tells me is the truth.
- John Amery
(Keywords: Truth, Conscience, Country, Living, Propaganda, Years)

Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
- Jean Anouilh
(Keywords: Propaganda, Will)

Nevertheless, this type of propaganda has a special value, for it serves to convince those who sign the appeal, of the necessity for carrying on propaganda; so a corps of propagandists, if I may use the term, is thus trained.
- Fredrik Bajer
(Keywords: May, Necessity, Propaganda, Value)

Propaganda is to a democracy what violence is to a dictatorship.
- William Blum
(Keywords: Democracy, Dictatorship, Propaganda, Violence)

I don't think it's the job of theatre at the moment to provide political propaganda; that would be simplistic. We have to explore our situation further before we will understand it.
- Edward Bond
(Keywords: Job, Propaganda, Theatre, Will)

The most casual examination will reveal the fact that all the jokes about the horrible results of masculine cooking and sewing are written by men. It is all part of a great scheme of sex propaganda.
- Heywood Broun
(Keywords: Men, Sex, Cooking, Examination, Fact, Jokes, Propaganda, Results, Will)

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown
(Keywords: Entertainment, Passion, Propaganda, Television)

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown
(Keywords: Art, Entertainment, Passion, Propaganda, Television)

Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
- Noam Chomsky
(Keywords: Democracy, Propaganda, State)

We did not call it propaganda, for that word, in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption.
- George Creel
(Keywords: Corruption, Deceit, Propaganda, Word)

The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment.
- Jacques Ellul
(Keywords: Environment, Influence, Press, Propaganda, Television)

I hope that by going to visit the pope I have enabled everybody to see that the words Catholic and Protestant, as ordinarily used, are completely out of date. They are almost always used now purely for propaganda purposes. That is why so much trouble is caused by them.
- Geoffrey Fisher
(Keywords: Hope, Now, Propaganda, Trouble, Visit, Words)

A coalition of groups is waging a massive propaganda campaign against the president of the United States. an all-out attack. Their aim is total victory for themselves and total defeat for him.
- Gerald R. Ford
(Keywords: Victory, Defeat, President, Propaganda, states, United)

There's no denying that television is one of the most powerful propaganda media we've ever invented.
- Jim Fowler
(Keywords: Media, Propaganda, Television)

To swallow and follow, whether old doctrine or new propaganda, is a weakness still dominating the human mind.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman
(Keywords: Doctrine, Mind, Old, Propaganda, Weakness)

The United States has it's own propaganda, but it's very effective because people don't realize that it's propaganda. And it's subtle, but it's actually a much stronger propaganda machine than the Nazis had but it's funded in a different way.
- Crispin Glover
(Keywords: People, Machine, Propaganda, states, United)

And, consequently, the art of propaganda or public information becomes one of the most powerful forms of directive statesmanship.
- John Grierson
(Keywords: Art, Information, Propaganda, Public, Statesmanship)

The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes, by repetition, the truth in the heart.
- John Grierson
(Keywords: Truth, Lie, Heart, Paradox, Propaganda, Repetition)

Is the president purposefully using propaganda and hyperbole to garner the American public for support?
- Sean Hannity
(Keywords: American, President, Propaganda, Public, Support)

As soon as by one's own propaganda even a glimpse of right on the other side is admitted, the cause for doubting one's own right is laid.
- Adolf Hitler
(Keywords: Cause, Propaganda, Right)

I believe sustainable use is the greatest propaganda in wildlife conservation at the moment.
- Steve Irwin
(Keywords: Conservation, Propaganda, Wildlife)

Look, I'm just a storyteller. When I make a film, I never want the film to become a vehicle of social propaganda.
- Norman Jewison
(Keywords: Film, Propaganda, Want)

When I make a film, I never want the film to become a vehicle of social propaganda. If I wanted to do that, I'd make documentaries.
- Norman Jewison
(Keywords: Film, Propaganda, Want)

In medicine, as in statecraft and propaganda, words are sometimes the most powerful drugs we can use.
- Sara Murray Jordan
(Keywords: Drugs, Medicine, Propaganda, Words)

Under no stretch of imagination can war be regarded as an ethical process; yet war, force, terror, and propaganda were the evolutionary means employed to weld the German people into a tribal whole.
- Arthur Keith
(Keywords: Imagination, War, People, Force, Propaganda, Terror)

Propaganda must appeal to mankind's better judgment and to the necessary belief in a better future. For this belief, the valley of the shadow of death is but a war station on the road to the blessed summit.
- Christian Lous Lange
(Keywords: Death, War, Belief, Future, Judgment, Mankind, Propaganda, Road, Shadow)

Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature.
- Steig Larsson
(Keywords: Entertainment, Light, Literature, Propaganda, Question, Writing)

Propaganda in the ordinary sense of the term plays a less important part in a consumer society, where people greet all official pronouncements with suspicion.
- Christopher Lasch
(Keywords: Society, People, Propaganda, Sense, Suspicion)

Bush the father did well in placing his sons as governors and did not forget to pass on the expertise in fraud from the leaders of the region to Florida to use it in critical moments.
- Curtis Lemay
(Keywords: Country, Horror, Opinion, Propaganda, Public, Public opinion, Weapons, World)

One cannot wage war under present conditions without the support of public opinion, which is tremendously molded by the press and other forms of propaganda.
- Douglas MacArthur
(Keywords: War, Opinion, Present, Press, Propaganda, Public, Public opinion, Support, Wage)

While we have entertained the contention that a deed may make more propaganda than hundreds of speeches, thousands of articles, and tens of thousands of pamphlets, we have held that an arbitrary act of violence will not necessarily have such an effect.
- Johann Most
(Keywords: Act, Contention, Deed, Effect, May, Propaganda, Violence, Will)

It is claimed, but with what truth we cannot say, that there is a well-defined propaganda among the aliens of colour to bring about the degeneration of the white race.
- Emily Murphy
(Keywords: Truth, Propaganda, Race)

Terrorism is in good part an effective government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy.
- Mark Poster
(Keywords: Government, Abuse, Attention, Enemy, Propaganda, Terrorism)

It is very easy to make clear what you want a film to say, but I did not wish to engage in overt propaganda, even for the right cause. I wanted to create an experience through the films, something where people could have the freedom of their own response to them.
- Godfrey Reggio
(Keywords: Experience, People, Cause, Film, Freedom, Propaganda, Right, Want)

In Russia we only had two TV channels. Channel One was propaganda. Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you: Turn back at once to Channel One.
- Yakov Smirnoff
(Keywords: Propaganda, Russia)

Cases of sickness made up a very small percentage which in my opinion was normal. However, propaganda pamphlets dropped from aircraft were telling the workers to feign illness, and detailed instructions were given to them on how to do it.
- Albert Speer
(Keywords: Illness, Opinion, Propaganda, Sickness, Workers)

It is necessary to expose the false propaganda of the imperialists and thoroughly dispel the illusion that the imperialists will give up their positions in the colonies and dependent countries with good will.
- Kim Il Sung
(Keywords: Countries, Illusion, Propaganda, Will)

The white people of the South are the greatest minority in this nation. They deserve consideration and understanding instead of the persecution of twisted propaganda.
- Strom Thurmond
(Keywords: People, Consideration, Minority, Nation, Persecution, Propaganda, Understanding)

The Marine Corps is the Navy's police force and as long as I am President that is what it will remain. They have a propaganda machine that is almost equal to Stalin's.
- Harry S. Truman
(Keywords: Force, Machine, Navy, Police, President, Propaganda, Will)

I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement.
- Jon Voight
(Keywords: Peace, Propaganda, Vietnam)

And it was under Wilson that the first great propaganda slogan was coined and emblazoned everywhere, to make Americans start thinking favorably of democracies and forget that we had a republic.
- Robert Welch
(Keywords: Americans, First, Forget, Propaganda, Thinking)

Our recent 5-year labour agreements, in Canada as well as the United States, are based upon experience, logic and principle rather than on pressure, propaganda and force.
- Charles E. Wilson
(Keywords: Experience, Canada, Force, Logic, Pressure, Propaganda, states, United)

Women's propaganda must touch upon all those questions which are of great importance to the general proletarian movement. The main task is, indeed, to awaken the women's class consciousness and to incorporate them into the class struggle.
- Clara Zetkin
(Keywords: Women, Class, Consciousness, Importance, Propaganda, Questions, Struggle)

For an event that was wholly created in the poisonous psychological warfare kitchens of the Second World War, run by the ministries of propaganda in many countries, not just by the British or the Americans, but also the Russians and undoubtedly the world Jewish organizations.
- Ernst Zundel
(Keywords: War, Americans, Countries, Propaganda, World, World war)









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