The Best Quotes About Sales  

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A list of the best sales quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous sales quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic sales quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational sales quotes from that same writer.

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Buying is a profound pleasure. Simone de Beauvoir
In fast-moving, progress-conscious America, the consumer expects to be dizzied by progress. If he could completely understand advertising jargon he would be badly disappointed. The half-intelligibility which we expect, or even hope, to find in the latest product language personally reassures each of us that progress is being made: that the pace exceeds our ability to follow. Daniel J. Boorstin
Sales are contingent upon the attitude of the salesman -- not the attitude of the prospect. W. Clement Stone
Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but, disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort. Marshall McLuhan
Sell the sizzle, not the steak.
When producers want to know what the public wants, they graph it as curves. When they want to tell the public what to get, they say it in curves. Marshall McLuhan
Everyone lives by selling something. Robert Louis Stevenson
A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing. David Mamet
A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties. Karl Marx
A sale is not something you pursue, it's what happens to you while you are immersed in serving your customer.
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it. Oscar Wilde
Nobody dast blame this man. For a salesman, there is no rock bottom to the life. He don't put a bolt to a nut, he don't tell you the law or give you medicine. 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. And then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you're finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory. Arthur Miller