Quotes from the website

This is the Quotes From The Website category.

All quotes by Marshall McLuhan and others from “The Medium is the Massage” (the lecture, the book, the film, the magazine and/or the record, single and remix).

“Theatre takes place all the time, wherever one is. And art simply facilitates persuading one this is the case.”

— John Cage, “Silence: Lectures and Writings”

“Everyone has the best seat.”

— John Cage, “Silence: Lectures and Writings”

“WHAT’LL HAPPEN WHEN INTELLIGENCE IS RECOGNIZED AS A GLOBAL RESOURCE?”

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

“Now all the world’s a sage.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Even science fiction is now very far behind what is actually happening.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Who are you, are you good enough to eat?”

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

“We shall overcome!”

“Show me something new; I’ll begin all over again.”

— John Cage, “Silence: Lectures and Writings”

“Silence is the unintended sounds of our environment.”

— John Cage, derived from Calvin Tomkins in “The Bride and the Bachelors” and referred to in “Address at Vision 65” , p. 7

“Just psychically, what is the consequence of skipping thousands and thousands of years of Western history? No one knows. It hasn’t been thought about.”

— Marshall McLuhan

Man was given an eye for an ear.

— Marshall McLuhan, “The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man”, p. 26

“You is feeling like you was lost in the bush, boy?”

— James Joyce, “Finnigans Wake”

“Terrific!”

“The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all.”

— John Cage, “Silence: Lectures and Writings”

“Where is A, it precedes B, and B follows A, and precedes C.”

— Bertrand Russell, “The Prinicple of Individuation” in “Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits”

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

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

“[Yeah,] when you put a story line on a novel or a film you’re much less involved.”

“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

“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

“…what has been worked over to give it a general character very very few people can experience directly.”

— Jacques Ellul, “The Political Illusion”

“… Marshall himself says all he does is describing—prescribing.”

— discussion in the serie ‘Word Count’ on WBAI-FM with John Culkin and Quentin Fiore. Moderator: Samuel Blazer.

“Our time is a time for crossing barriers, for erasing old categories—[for looking ahead,] for probing around”

— 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

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— Marshall McLuhan, see also “Address at Vision 65” , p. 9 and “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 98

“The museum has become a storehouse of human values, a cultural bloodbank.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“The young person today is a data processor on a very large scale.”

— Marshall McLuhan, “Address at Vision 65” , p. 4

“Cool” means identification with the creative process.”

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 24

“We’re only beginning to realize what a tiny slice of human possibility we now educate.”

— Marshall McLuhan

Rite words in rote order.

— James Joyce quoted in “The Gutenberg Galaxy” by Marshall McLuhan and “Explorations” #8 by Marshall McLuhan