"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."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Marshall McLuhan on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Marshall McLuhan on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Marshall McLuhan on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Marshall McLuhan on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Marshall McLuhan on Mahatma Gandhi
"As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of 'do it yourself.'"
"Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts."
"If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch."
"American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age."
"In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness."
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