Daniel J. Boorstin Quotes


9 Daniel J. Boorstin quotes:



"Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge."
"Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities."
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"The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing."
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"The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge."
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"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."
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"A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you."
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"In our world of big names, curiously, our true heroes tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues who can be admired for something more substantial than his well-knownness often proves to be the unsung hero: the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop, the hard worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous, unpublicized jobs."
"Modern tourist guides have helped raised tourist expectations. And they have provided the natives -- from Kaiser Wilhelm down to the villagers of Chichacestenango -- with a detailed and itemized list of what is expected of them and when. These are the up-to-date scripts for actors on the tourists stage."
"Not so many years ago there was no simpler or more intelligible notion than that of going on a journey. Travel --movement through space --provided the universal metaphor for change. One of the subtle confusions --perhaps one of the secret terrors --of modern life is that we have lost this refuge. No longer do we move through space as we once did."



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