"Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Daniel J. Boorstin on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Daniel J. Boorstin on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Daniel J. Boorstin on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Daniel J. Boorstin on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Daniel J. Boorstin on Joseph Stalin
"A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you."
"The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life."
"An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service."
"Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know."
"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.'"