"Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Marshall McLuhan on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Marshall McLuhan on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Marshall McLuhan on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Marshall McLuhan on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Marshall McLuhan on Steven Wright
"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."