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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The future masters of technology will have to be light-hearted and intelligent. The machine easily The future masters of technology will have to be light-hearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Politics offers yesterday's answers to today's problems. Politics offers yesterday's answers to today's problems. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: It is not brains or intelligence that is needed to cope with the problems with It is not brains or intelligence that is needed to cope with the problems with Plato and Aristotle and all of their successors to the present have failed to confront. What is needed is a readiness to undervalue the world altogether. This is only possible for a Christian ... All technologies and all cultures, ancient and modern, are part of our immediate expanse. There is hope in this diversity since it creates vast new possibilities of detachment and amusement at human gullibility and self-deception. There is no harm in reminding ourselves from time to time that the "Prince of this World" is a great P.R. man, a great salesman of new hardware and software, a great electric engineer, and a great master of the media. It is his master stroke to be not only environmental but invisible for the environmental is invincibly persuasive when ignored. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: One of the effects of living with electric information is that we live habitually in One of the effects of living with electric information is that we live habitually in a state of information overload. There's always more than you can cope with. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: In the century of jazz we are likely to overlook the emergence of the waltz In the century of jazz we are likely to overlook the emergence of the waltz as a hot and explosive human expression that broke through the formal feudal barriers of courtly and choral dance styles. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: I've always been careful never to predict anything that had not already happened. I've always been careful never to predict anything that had not already happened. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Current illusion is that science has abolished all natural laws. Current illusion is that science has abolished all natural laws. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Once we have surrendered our senses and nervous systems to the private manipulation of those Once we have surrendered our senses and nervous systems to the private manipulation of those who would try to benefit from taking a lease on our eyes and ears and nerves, we don't really have any rights left. Leasing our eyes and ears and nerves to commercial interests is like handing over the common speech to a private corporation, or like giving the earth's atmosphere to a company as a monopoly. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Language is metaphor in the sense that it not only stores but translates experience from Language is metaphor in the sense that it not only stores but translates experience from one mode into another. Money is metaphor in the sense that it stores skill and labour and also translates one skill into another. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: In Tetrad form, the artifact is seen to be not neutral or passive, bur an In Tetrad form, the artifact is seen to be not neutral or passive, bur an active logos or utterance of the human mind or body that transforms the user and his ground. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Time' has ceased, 'space' has vanished. We now live in a global village ... a Time' has ceased, 'space' has vanished. We now live in a global village ... a simultaneous happening — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The new is always made up of the old, or rather, what people see in The new is always made up of the old, or rather, what people see in the new is always the old thing. The rear-view mirror. The future of the future is the present, and this is something that people are terrified of. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Moral indignation is a technique used to endow the idiot with dignity. Moral indignation is a technique used to endow the idiot with dignity. — Marshall McLuhan
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Margaret Atwood: Marshall McLuhan is absolutely right, we are always looking in the rear view mirror. Marshall McLuhan is absolutely right, we are always looking in the rear view mirror. — Margaret Atwood
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Mcluhan's Sayings By T Bone Burnett: There's always been an incredible amount of junk music, and junk everything. Marshall McLuhan said There's always been an incredible amount of junk music, and junk everything. Marshall McLuhan said that a medium surrounds a previous medium, and turns the previous medium into an art form. So, what was once a junk culture, like film, television surrounded it and turned it into an art form. — T Bone Burnett
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Philip Gambone: If, as Marshall McLuhan once taught us, the medium is the message, then Derfner's medium-this If, as Marshall McLuhan once taught us, the medium is the message, then Derfner's medium-this lovely, discursive amalgamation of wit and smarts-is indeed his message about how to stay happy, sane, and honest in whatever situation one finds oneself in. — Philip Gambone
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Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Physiologically, man in the normal use of technology (or his variously extended body) is perpetually Physiologically, man in the normal use of technology (or his variously extended body) is perpetually modified by it and in turn finds ever new ways of modifying his technology. Man becomes, as it were, the sex organs of the machine world, as the bee of the plant world, enabling it to fecundate and to evolve ever new forms. The machine world reciprocates man's love by expediting his wishes and desires, namely, in providing him with wealth. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The family circle has widened. The worldpool of information fathered by the electric mediamovies, Telstar, The family circle has widened. The worldpool of information fathered by the electric media
movies, Telstar, flight
far surpassesany possible influence mom and dad can now bring to bear. Character no longer is shaped by only two earnest, fumbling experts. Now all the world's a sage. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Einstein pronounced the doom of continuous or 'rational' space, and the way was made clear Einstein pronounced the doom of continuous or 'rational' space, and the way was made clear for Picasso and the Marx Brothers and Mad magazine. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The ignorance of how to use knowledge stockpiles exponentially. The ignorance of how to use knowledge stockpiles exponentially. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The artist is the man in any field, scientific or humanistic, who grasps the implications The artist is the man in any field, scientific or humanistic, who grasps the implications of his actions and of new knowledge in his own time. He is the man of integral awareness. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Don't ask whether it is right or wrong. Instead try to find out what is Don't ask whether it is right or wrong. Instead try to find out what is going on. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: What we call art would seem to be specialist artifacts for enhancing human perception. What we call art would seem to be specialist artifacts for enhancing human perception. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: I expect to see the coming decades transform the planet into an art form; the I expect to see the coming decades transform the planet into an art form; the new man, linked in a cosmic harmony that transcends time and space, will sensuously caress and mold and pattern every facet of the terrestrial artifact as if it were a work of art, and man himself will become an organic art form. There is a long road ahead, and the stars are only way stations, but we have begun the journey. To be born in this age is a precious gift, and I regret the prospect of my own death only because I will leave so many pages of man's destiny - if you will excuse the Gutenbergian image - tantalizingly unread. But perhaps, as I've tried to demonstrate in my examination of the postliterate culture, the story begins only when the book closes. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The present is always invisible because its environmental. No environment is perceptible, simply because it The present is always invisible because its environmental. No environment is perceptible, simply because it saturates the whole field of attention. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Bob Saget: If you go with Marshall McLuhan's theory that the medium is the message, as soon If you go with Marshall McLuhan's theory that the medium is the message, as soon as you're hosting a blooper show, you're done. — Bob Saget
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The content or time-clothing of any medium or culture is the preceding medium or culture. The content or time-clothing of any medium or culture is the preceding medium or culture. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The new media are not ways of relating to us the 'real' world; they are The new media are not ways of relating to us the 'real' world; they are the real world and they reshape what remains of the old world at will. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By McLuhan Marshal: Most people find it difficult to understand purely verbal concepts. [...] We employ visual and Most people find it difficult to understand purely verbal concepts. [...] We employ visual and spatial metaphors for a great many everyday expressions [...] We are so visually biased that we call our wisest men visionaries! — McLuhan Marshal
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Playboy: Have you ever taken LSD yourself?McLUHAN: No, I never have. I'm an observer in Playboy: Have you ever taken LSD yourself?
McLUHAN: No, I never have. I'm an observer in these matters, not a participant. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Education in a technological world of replaceable and expendable parts is neuter. Education in a technological world of replaceable and expendable parts is neuter. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: All words, in every language, are metaphors. All words, in every language, are metaphors. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Advertisements constitute the only 'good news' in the newspaper. Advertisements constitute the only 'good news' in the newspaper. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: First we build the tools, then they build us. First we build the tools, then they build us. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The alphabet was one thing when applied to clay or stone, and quite another when The alphabet was one thing when applied to clay or stone, and quite another when set down on light papyrus. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The movie stars and matinee idols are put into the public domain by photography. They The movie stars and matinee idols are put into the public domain by photography. They become dreams that money can buy. They can be bought and thumbed more easily than public prostitutes. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Fish did not discover water. Fish did not discover water. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The alphabet and print technology fostered and encouraged a fragmenting process, a process of specialism The alphabet and print technology fostered and encouraged a fragmenting process, a process of specialism and detachment. Electric technology fosters and encourages unification and involvement. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The business of art is no longer the communication of thoughts or feelings which are The business of art is no longer the communication of thoughts or feelings which are to be conceptually ordered, but a direct participation in an experience. The whole tendency of modern communication ... is towards participation in a process, rather than apprehension of concepts. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: All forms of violence are quests for identity. When you live on the frontier, you All forms of violence are quests for identity. When you live on the frontier, you have no identity. You're a nobody. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Typography is not only a technology but is in itself a natural resource or staple, Typography is not only a technology but is in itself a natural resource or staple, like cotton or timber or radio; and, like any staple, it shapes not only private sense ratios but also
patterns of communal interdependence. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Typographic man can express but is helpless to read the configurations of print technology. Typographic man can express but is helpless to read the configurations of print technology. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Diaper spelled backwards is repaid , think about it. Diaper spelled backwards is repaid , think about it. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Diaper backwards spells repaid. Think about it. Diaper backwards spells repaid. Think about it. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The artist is the person who invents the means to bridge between biological inheritance and The artist is the person who invents the means to bridge between biological inheritance and the environments created by technological innovation. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers. The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: America is the only country ever founded on the printed word. America is the only country ever founded on the printed word. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: If we understand the revolutionary transformations caused by new media, we can anticipate and control If we understand the revolutionary transformations caused by new media, we can anticipate and control them; but if we continue in our self-induced subliminal trance, we will be their slaves. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The tribalizing power of the new electronic media, the way in which they return to The tribalizing power of the new electronic media, the way in which they return to us to the unified fields of the old oral cultures, to tribal cohesion and pre-individualist patterns of thought, is little understood. Tribalism is the sense of the deep bond of family, the closed society as the norm of community. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The computer is the most extraordinary of man's technological clothing; it's an extension of our The computer is the most extraordinary of man's technological clothing; it's an extension of our central nervous system. Beside it, the wheel is a mere hula-hoop. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: In large measure, writing is the spatialization of thought. In large measure, writing is the spatialization of thought. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Pornography and violence are by-products of societies in which private identity has been ... destroyed Pornography and violence are by-products of societies in which private identity has been ... destroyed by sudden environmental change. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Anything that's popular is a rear-view image. Anything that's popular is a rear-view image. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity. Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Life. Consider the alternative. Life. Consider the alternative. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: In the Phaedrus, Plato argued that the new arrival of writing would revolutionize culture for In the Phaedrus, Plato argued that the new arrival of writing would revolutionize culture for the worst. He suggested that it would substitute reminiscence for thought and mechanical learning for the true dialect of the living quest for truth by discourse and conversation. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Jokes are grievances. Jokes are grievances. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: We have be-come irrevocably involved with, and responsible for, each other. We have be-come irrevocably involved with, and responsible for, each other. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: It is one of the peculiar characteristics of the photograph that it isolates single moments It is one of the peculiar characteristics of the photograph that it isolates single moments in time. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Information and images bump against each other every day in massive quantities, and the resonance Information and images bump against each other every day in massive quantities, and the resonance of this interfacing is like the babble of a village or tavern gossip session. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: In experimental art, men are given the exact specifications of coming violence to their own In experimental art, men are given the exact specifications of coming violence to their own psyches from their own counter-irritant or technology ... But the counter-irritant usually proves a greater plague than the initial irritant, like a drug habit. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: I don't necessarily agree with everything that I say. I don't necessarily agree with everything that I say. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: We have to find the environments in which it will be possible to live with We have to find the environments in which it will be possible to live with our new inventions. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Environments are not just containers, but are processes that change the content totally. Environments are not just containers, but are processes that change the content totally. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: As a rule, I always look for what others ignore. As a rule, I always look for what others ignore. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Attention as a communication medium just because it has no "content." And this makes it Attention as a communication medium just because it has no "content." And this makes it an invaluable instance of how people — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The reader is the content of any poem or of the language he employs, and The reader is the content of any poem or of the language he employs, and in order to use any of these forms, he must put them on. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The only way to recover the old world is to induce the media into vomiting The only way to recover the old world is to induce the media into vomiting it back up. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: On Spaceship Earth there are no passengers; everybody is a member of the crew. We On Spaceship Earth there are no passengers; everybody is a member of the crew. We have moved into an age in which everybody's activities affect everybody else. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Everybody tends to merge his identity with other people at the speed of light. It's Everybody tends to merge his identity with other people at the speed of light. It's called being mass man. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Neil Postman: For no medium is excessively dangerous if its users understand what its dangers are. It For no medium is excessively dangerous if its users understand what its dangers are. It is not important that those who ask the questions arrive at my answers or Marshall McLuhan's (quite different answers, by the way). This is an instance in which the asking of the questions is sufficient. To ask is to break the spell. — Neil Postman
Mcluhan's Sayings By Camille Paglia: It's time for a recovery and reassessment of North American thinkers. Marshall McLuhan, Leslie Fiedler It's time for a recovery and reassessment of North American thinkers. Marshall McLuhan, Leslie Fiedler and Norman O. Brown are the linked triad I would substitute for Jacques Lacan, Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault, whose work belongs to ravaged postwar Europe and whose ideas transfer poorly into the Anglo-American tradition. — Camille Paglia
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: I am curious to know what would happen if art were suddenly seen for what I am curious to know what would happen if art were suddenly seen for what it is, namely, exact information of how to rearrange one's psyche in order to anticipate the next blow from our own extended faculties ... — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Anthony Burgess: John Kenneth Galbraith and Marshall McLuhan are the two greatest modern Canadians that the U.S. John Kenneth Galbraith and Marshall McLuhan are the two greatest modern Canadians that the U.S. has produced. — Anthony Burgess
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Today's child is bewildered when he enters the 19th century environment that still characterizes the Today's child is bewildered when he enters the 19th century environment that still characterizes the educational establishment where information is scarce but ordered and structured by fragmented, classified patterns subjects, and schedules. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Money is a poor man's credit card. Money is a poor man's credit card. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Today, the mass audience (the successor to the "public") can be used as a creative, Today, the mass audience (the successor to the "public") can be used as a creative, participating force. It is, instead, merely given packages of passive entertainment. Politics offers yesterday's answers to today's questions. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Like primitive, we now live in a global village of our own making, a simultaneous Like primitive, we now live in a global village of our own making, a simultaneous happening. It doesn't necessarily mean harmony and peace and quiet but it does mean huge involvement in everybody else's affairs. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: During the Second War, the U.S.O. sent special issues of the principal American magazines to During the Second War, the U.S.O. sent special issues of the principal American magazines to the Armed Forces, with the ads omitted. The men insisted on having the ads back again. Naturally. The ads are by far the best part of any magazine or newspaper. More pains and thought, more wit and art go into the making of an ad than into any prose feature of press or magazine. Ads are news. What is wrong with them is that they are always good news. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools! — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Today's child is growing up absurd, because he lives in two worlds, and neither of Today's child is growing up absurd, because he lives in two worlds, and neither of them inclines him to grow up. Growing up
thatis our new work, and it is total. Mere instruction will not suffice. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: I am resolutely opposed to all innovation, all change, but I am determined to understand I am resolutely opposed to all innovation, all change, but I am determined to understand what's happening. Because I don't choose just to sit and let the juggernaut roll over me. Many people seem to think that if you talk about something recent, you're in favor of it. The exact opposite is true in my case. Anything I talk about is almost certainly something I'm resolutely against. And it seems to me the best way to oppose it is to understand it. And then you know where to turn off the buttons. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Obsolescence never meant the end of anything, it's just the beginning. Obsolescence never meant the end of anything, it's just the beginning. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: if it works it's obsolete if it works it's obsolete — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: It's misleading to suppose there's any basic difference between education & entertainment . This distinction It's misleading to suppose there's any basic difference between education & entertainment . This distinction merely relieves people of the responsibility of looking into the matter. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Mysticism is just tomorrow's science dreamed today. Mysticism is just tomorrow's science dreamed today. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person's car is the Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Haruki Murakami: Or maybe that's what it's all about: this religion's substance is its lack of substance. Or maybe that's what it's all about: this religion's substance is its lack of substance.
In McLuhanesque terms, the medium is the message. Some people might find that cool."
"McLuhanesque?"
"Hey, look, even I read a book now and then," Ayumi protested. "McLuhan was ahead of his time. He was so popular for a while that people tend not to take him seriously, but what he had to say was right."
"In other words, the package itself is the contents. Is that it?"
"Exactly. The characteristics of the package determine the nature of the contents, not the other way around. — Haruki Murakami
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Money is just the poor man's credit card. Money is just the poor man's credit card. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: The poet, the artist, the sleuth - whoever sharpens our perception tends to be antisocial; The poet, the artist, the sleuth - whoever sharpens our perception tends to be antisocial; rarely "well-adjusted", he cannot go along with currents and trends. A strange bond often exists between antisocial types in their power to see environments as they really are. This need to interface, to confront environments with a certain antisocial power is manifest in the famous story "The Emperor's New Clothes". — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: I never came into the church as a person who was being taught. I came I never came into the church as a person who was being taught. I came in on my knees. That is the only way in. When people start praying they need truths; that's all. You don't come into the Church by ideas and concepts, and you cannot leave by mere disagreement. It has to be a loss of faith, a loss of participation. You can tell when people leave the Church: they have quit praying.
Actively relating to the Church's prayer and sacraments is not done through ideas. Any Catholic today who has an intellectual disagreement with the Church has an illusion. You cannot have an intellectual disagreement with the Church: that's meaningless. The Church is not an intellectual institution. It is a superhuman institution. — Marshall McLuhan
Mcluhan's Sayings By Marshall McLuhan: Homer's Iliad was the cultural encyclopedia of pre-literate Greece, the didactic vehicle that provided men Homer's Iliad was the cultural encyclopedia of pre-literate Greece, the didactic vehicle that provided men with guidance for the management of their spiritual, ethical, and social lives. — Marshall McLuhan