It seems every time you turn on the news, there’s another crisis. Another business failure. Another bailout. Another depressing statistic. More evidence that no one has any clue what they’re doing.
I don’t know about you, but I’m getting a little numb with all the drama.
Fortunately, a good sense of humor can help you survive and even thrive when all those around you are panicking. This applies especially to the advertising and marketing industry, which has been hit pretty hard in this wacky economy.
Whether you’re a copywriter, designer, manager, business owner, salesman, or anyone trying to stay sane, you might find a little inspiration (maybe even a smile) in this small collection of familiar observations.
- Indecision is the key to flexibility.
- You can’t tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.
- There is absolutely no substitute for genuine lack of preparation.
- Happiness is merely the remission of pain.
- Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
- Sometimes, too much to drink isn’t enough.
- The facts, although interesting, are irrelevant.
- The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.
- If you think there’s good in everyone, you haven’t met everyone.
- Someone who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world.
- Things are more like they are today than they ever were before.
- Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.
- Everything should be made as simple as possible but no simpler.
- Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.
- I have seen the truth, and it makes no sense.
- If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.
- One-seventh of your life is spent on Monday.
- By the time you make ends meet, they move the ends.
- Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious.
- There is always one more imbecile than you counted on.
- This is as bad as it can get, but don’t bet on it.
- Never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty. And the pig likes it.
- The trouble with life is that you’re halfway though it before you realize it’s a do-it-yourself thing.