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17 Famous Quotes by Marshall McLuhan
7/21/1911 - 12/31/1980
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Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.

Advertising Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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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.

Electricity Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.

Entertainment Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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Environments are not just containers, but are processes that change the content totally.

Environment Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.

Historians Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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The future masters of technology will have to be light-hearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb.

Machines Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values

Media Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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We don't know who discovered water, but we know it wasn't the fish.

Observation Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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Erwin Schrodinger has explained how he and his fellow physicists had agreed that they would report their new discoveries and experiments in quantum physics in the language of Newtonian physics. That is, they agreed to discuss and report the non-visua

Physics Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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Professionalism is environmental. Amateurism is anti environmental. Professionalism merges the individual into patterns of total environment. Amateurism seeks the development of the total awareness of the individual and the critical awareness of the ground rules of society. The amateur can afford to loose.

Profession and professionals Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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The suddenness of the leap from hardware to software cannot but produce a period of anarchy and collapse, especially in the developed countries.

Software Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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Art at its most significant is a Distant Early Warning System that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.

Art Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.

Obscurity Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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Good taste is the first refuge of the non creative. It is the last ditch stand of the artist.

Taste Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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Gutenberg made everybody a reader. Xerox makes everybody a publisher.

Xerox Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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Most people are alive in an earlier time, but you must be alive in our own time.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.

Art and artists Quotes, by Marshall McLuhan

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