5 memorable quotes from Dr. Joyce Brothers

The popular psychologist, dubbed ‘the mother of media psychology,’ has died at age 85.

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Dr. Brothers’ affable personality and willingness to talk publicly about taboo subjects such as marriage, relationships, and families made her a household name for decades.

According to NBC News: “Her television show would soon make her a pop culture fixture. She made nearly 100 appearances on Johnny Carson’s ‘The Tonight Show.’ Her frequent public appearances propelled her to become one of the most admired women in America, appearing on Gallup’s list of most admired American women.”

Here are five insights on communication and media from Dr. Brothers:

1. “There is such a thing as bad publicity.”

2. “Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery.”

3. “If Shakespeare had to go on an author tour to promote ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ he never would have written ‘Macbeth.”

4. “Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.”

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