Some of the best PR quotes we’ve seen!

Casting around for some quotations about the worlds of PR and the media to liven up a presentation? Here at Electric Airwaves we’ve done the hard googling for you 😊. Here are some of the best PR quotes; some of them were mentioned in our recent media training.

PR Quotes About Speaking With Journalists

“Does anyone have any questions for my answers?” – Henry Kissinger

“Why is this lying bastard lying to me?” – Louis Heren, Foreign Correspondent, The Times newspaper

“It is always a risk to speak to the press: They are likely to report what you say” – Hubert Humphrey

“Prepare, prepare, prepare” – John Humphreys on how to handle a media interview successfully

“Jargon is the weed in the garden of language” – Sarah Dickinson

“Journalism is printing what someone does not want printed. Everything else is public relations” – George Orwell

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough” – Albert Einstein

“I feel that if a person can’t communicate, the very least he can do is to shut up” – Tom Lehrer

PR Quotes About Crisis Management

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently” – Warren Buffett

“You can’t talk your way out of a problem you behaved your way into” – Stephen R. Covey

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail” – Benjamin Franklin

“An issue ignored is a crisis invited” – Henry Kissinger

“By the time you hear the thunder, it’s too late to build the Ark” – Unknown

“Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it” – Jonathan Swift

“The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis.’ One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger–but recognize the opportunity” John F. Kennedy

“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full” – Henry Kissinger

PR Quotes About The Power of PR

“If I was down to my last dollar I would spend it on PR” – Bill Gates (allegedly)

“Publicity is absolutely critical. A good PR story is infinitely more effective than a front page ad” – Richard Branson

“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech” – Mark Twain

“Advertising is saying you are good. PR is getting someone else to say you’re good” – Jean Louis-Gassée

“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic” – Josef Stalin

“It is generally much more shameful to lose a good reputation than never to have acquired it” – Pliny the Elder

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