"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.'"
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Daniel J. Boorstin on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Daniel J. Boorstin on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Daniel J. Boorstin on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Daniel J. Boorstin on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Daniel J. Boorstin on Mark Twain
"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 most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises."