Quotes by Canadian Philosopher Marshall McLuhan

The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist. Marshall McLuhan

The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete. Marshall McLuhan

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. Marshall McLuhan

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

If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch. Marshall McLuhan

A successful book cannot afford to be more than ten percent new. Marshall McLuhan

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools. Marshall McLuhan

Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor. Marshall McLuhan

Far more thought and care go into the composition of any prominent ad in a newspaper or magazine than go into the writing of their features and editorials. Marshall McLuhan

The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man. Marshall McLuhan

Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it. Marshall McLuhan

Money is a poor man's credit card. Marshall McLuhan

The school system, custodian of print culture, has no place for the rugged individual. It is, indeed, the homogenizing hopper into which we toss our integral tots for processing. Marshall McLuhan

The real news is bad news. Marshall McLuhan

The successor to politics will be propaganda. Propaganda, not in the sense of a message or ideology, but as the impact of the whole technology of the times. Marshall McLuhan

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness. Marshall McLuhan

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century. Marshall McLuhan

The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf. Marshall McLuhan

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century. 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. Marshall McLuhan
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