I. Hayakawa Quotes


7 I. Hayakawa quotes:



"In the age of television, image becomes more important than substance."
"Advertising is a symbol-manipulating occupation."
"By the definition accepted in the United States, any person with even a small amount of Negro Blood... is a Negro. Logically, it would be exactly as justifiable to say that any person with even a small amount of white blood is white. Why do they say one rather than the other? Because the former classification suits the convenience of those making the classification. Society, in short, regards as true those systems that produce the desired results. Science seeks only the most generally useful systems of classification; these it regards for the time being, until more useful classifications are invented, as true."
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"Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, 'I have failed three times' and what happens when he says, I'm a failure."
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"You guys are both saying the same thing. The only reason you're arguing is because you're using different words. Conversation in a dorm room quoted in Language in Thought and Action,"
"I'm going to speak my mind because I have nothing to lose."
"In a very real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read."



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