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Quotes from the 45RPM promo (1967) of “The Medium is the Massage” including selected five and ten second spots for DJ’s with locked grooves. Written by Marshall McLuhan, Quentin Fiore and Jerome Agel. More information via discogs.com.

“Uh, professor McLuhan”

There ain’t no grammatical errors in a non-literate society.

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man”, p. 238

Any understanding of social and cultural change is impossible without a knowledge of the way media work as environments.

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man”, p. 42

“Drop this jiggery-pokery and talk straight turkey.”

— James Joyce, “Finnegans Wake”

“This last week was like a total breakdown.”

— Franz Kafka, “Diaries”

“There’ll probably be some music, but we’ll manage to find a quiet corner where we can talk.”

— Erik Satie, quoted in “Silence: Lectures and Writings” by John Cage

“Marshall McLuhan”, “Marshall McLuhan.”

— parrot

“[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”