Marshall McLuhan

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Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan

The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Jokes are grievances.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The real news is bad news.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium -- that is, of any extension of ourselves -- result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For those for whom the sex act has come to seem mechanical and merely the meeting and manipulation of body parts, there often remains a hunger which can be called metaphysical but which is not recognized as such, and which seeks satisfaction in physical danger, or sometimes in torture, suicide, or murder.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Good taste is the first refuge of the non creative. It is the last ditch stand of the artist.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudosimplicities of brutal directness.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The school system, custodian of print culture, has no place for the rugged individual. It is, indeed, the homogenizing hopper into which we toss our integral tots for processing.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.More Marshall McLuhan [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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