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).

Printing {, a ditto device}”

— Marshall McLuhan

“How does that grab ya?”

— Marshall McLuhan

“… 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.

“The hell of it is those punks pump over fifteen billion dollars into the economy every year.”

— Lorenz, drawing in “The New Yorker”

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

— John Cage, “Silence: Lectures and Writings”

“When you consider television’s awesome power to educate, aren’t you thankful it doesn’t?”

— Donald Reilly, drawing in “The New Yorker”

“So cool is involving, hot is not.”

“So cool is involving, hot is not.”— Marshall McLuhan

Develop A
Powerful
Memory?

— advertisement by “Memory Studies”

“We shall overcome!”

“AS MCLUHAN SAYS, EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT ONCE.”

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

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

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

“Where the possible was the improbable and the improbable the inevitable…”

— James Joyce, “Finnegans Wake”

“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”

“The meaning of meaning … is meaning.”

— 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

“”Come into my parlor,” said the computer to the specialist.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“…if you talk with Marshall, the conversations are brilliant, exciting and stimulating.”

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

“We approach the new with the psychological conditioning and sensory responses of the old.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“The hunter is not concerned with classification or specialism or the processes of cultivation, only with discovery.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Take it easy, but take it.”

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

Clothing, [is] an extension of the skin…

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 129

“Can I have the eh…”

“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

“TV is a profoundly involving medium with the audience as environment, the audience as vanishing point, the audience as screen.”

— Marshall McLuhan

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

History as she is harped.

— Harry Levin, “James Joyce” (“The Atlantic” #178) and “Explorations” #8 by Marshall McLuhan

“Artists are people who enjoy living in the present.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“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”