Quotes from the magazine

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Quotes from the fourth edition of multimedia magazine Aspen (1967) designed by Quentin Fiore and edited by and devoted to sixties media visionary Marshall McLuhan. Voluminous documentation of “Aspen Magazine – The McLuhan Issue” its contents is available via ubu.com/aspen.

“McLuhan was able to say ‘The medium is the message’ because he started from no concern with content.”

— John Cage, “Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)”

“Advertisements are all good; the news is all bad.”

— Marshall McLuhan, see “Address at Vision 65” , p. 8

“A strange bond often exists among anti-social types in their power to see environments as they really are.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Four P.M. throughout the world. Whether we like it or not…”

— Buckminster Fuller, quoted in “Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)” by John Cage

“AS LONG AS ONE HUMAN BEING IS HUNGRY, THE ENTIRE HUMAN RACE IS HUNGRY.”

— Buckminster Fuller, quoted in “Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)” by John Cage

“…Advertising is all good news.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Training will be more concerned with training the senses and perceptions than with stuffing brains.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“AS MCLUHAN SAYS, EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT ONCE.”

— John Cage, “Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)”

“If I don’t smoke, someone else will…”

— Erik Satie quoted in “Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)” by John Cage

“Real news is bad news—bad news about somebody, or bad news for somebody.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Soon, all that will be required of us will be one hour’s work per year.”

— Buckminster Fuller, quoted in “Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)” by John Cage

“The perennial quest [—search—] for involvement, fill-in, takes many forms.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Take it easy, but take it.”

— John Cage, “Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)”

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