"Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Marshall McLuhan on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Marshall McLuhan on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Marshall McLuhan on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Marshall McLuhan on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Marshall McLuhan on Mark Twain
"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."