Quotes from the book

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Quotes from the book “The Medium is the Massage: An Inventory of Effects” by media analyst Marshall McLuhan and graphic designer Quentin Fiore, and coordinated by Jerome Agel. It was published in March 1967 and became a bestseller with a cult following. More info via Wikipedia.

The wheel …is an extension of the foot.

~ Marshall McLuhan, “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 46

Rite words in rote order.

— James Joyce quoted in “The Gutenberg Galaxy” by Marshall McLuhan

“And who are you?” [, said the Caterpillar.]”

— Lewis Carroll, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”

“The past went thataway.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“The thing of it is, we must live with the living.”

— Montaigne, “Of the Art of Conversation” (Book III, Ch. 8.)

“When this circuit learns your job, what are you going to do?”

— Marshall McLuhan

Good Morning!

“When
these
ratios
change,
men change.

~ Marshall McLuhan, “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 98

“[John Cage, a composer of new music, has stated:] “Everything we do is music.”

— John Cage, quoted by Calvin Tomkins in “The Bride and the Bachelors”

“They [I Ching] told me to continue what I was doing, and to spread JOY and revolution.”

— John Cage, quoted by Calvin Tomkins in “The Bride and the Bachelors”

“Now all the world’s a sage.”

— Marshall McLuhan

some
like
it
cold.

— Marshall McLuhan

“I must have been delirious, for I even sought amusement in speculating upon the relative velocities of their several descents towards the foam below.”

— Edgar Allen Poe, “A Descent into the Maelstrom” as quoted in “The Mechanical Bride: Folklore of Industrial Man”, p. v