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).

“No erasure of any sense.”

— Marshall McLuhan

Printing {, a ditto device}”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Writing destroyed word linkages.”

— Marshall McLuhan

The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.

— Marshall McLuhan, “The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man”, p. 31

“We don’t know who discovered water, but we’re pretty sure it wasn’t the fish.”

— John Culkin, quoted by Howard Gossage in “Ramparts Magazine”, April 1966, p. 37

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

— Marshall McLuhan

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

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

“John, John who?”

{The book} is an extension of the eye…

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 368

Rite words in rote order.

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

“Professionalism is environmental. Amateurism is anti-environmental.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Some of them looked pretty good in them.”

“I’ve never been here before.”

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

“Television has been labeled sterile.”

— narrator

“…a mother, a father, two children and an anthropologist.”

— John Culkin, “A Schoolman’s Guide to Marshall McLuhan” (The Saturday Review)

“The past went thataway.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Uh-ah.”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Well now, time for a few questions?”

— Marshall McLuhan

some
like
it
hot,

— Marshall McLuhan

“The magic of strangers who live far off is greatly dreaded.”

— Elias Canetti, “Crowds and Power”

“He also doesn’t make very many value judgements or suggestions about what people should do about these things.”

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

“With Kiss. Kiss Criss. Cross Criss. Kiss Cross.”

— James Joyce, “Finnegans Wake”

Did you happen to meet any soldiers, my dear, as you came through the woods?

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

“And so on and so on…”

“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

“When
these
ratios
change,
men change.

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

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

— Jacques Ellul, “The Political Illusion”

“Print technology created the public. Electric technology created the mass.”

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “Address at Vision 65” , p. 12

“…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.

“Speak that I may see you.”

— Marshall McLuhan, “Counterblast” (1954)

“You mean weddings between RCA and publishing?”

— Marshall McLuhan

“Thanks”

— Marshall McLuhan

“[You mean, like]
… the massage?

— Sam Zacks