Marshall McLuhan Quotes


70 Marshall McLuhan quotes:



"A new medium is never an addition to an old one, nor does it leave the old one in peace. It never ceases to oppress the older media until it finds new shapes and positions for them."
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"The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar."
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"Of the many unforeseen consequences of typography, the emergence of nationalism is, perhaps, the most familiar"
"Good wine needs no bush, and perhaps products that people really want need no hard-sell or soft-sell TV push. Why not? Look at pot."
"The business of the advertiser is to see that we go about our business with some magic spell or tune or slogan throbbing quietly in the background of our minds."
"Innumerable confusions and a feeling of despair invariably emerge in periods of great technological and cultural transition."
"The future masters of technology will have to be light-hearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb."
"We drive into the future using only our rear view mirror."
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"Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor."
"All words, in every language, are metaphors."
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"Every society honors its live conformists, and its dead troublemakers."
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"Publication is a self-invasion of privacy."
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"I don't necessarily agree with everything I say."
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"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."
"The medium is the message."
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"Today we are beginning to notice that the new media are not just mechanical gimmicks for creating worlds of illusion, but new languages with new and unique powers of expression."
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"Class in society is determined by voice"
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"A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight and understanding."
"Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval."
"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."



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