"We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Marshall McLuhan on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Marshall McLuhan on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Marshall McLuhan on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Marshall McLuhan on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Marshall McLuhan on William Shakespeare
"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."