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).

“All rights reserved. Copyright 1967. The I Shall Find It Publishing Company.”

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

— Marshall McLuhan

Man was given an eye for an ear.

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

“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

“[But, this is one of my themes tonight, as it were,] the artist as early-warning system for new media.

— Marshall McLuhan

“The daily paper is a good example of a happening because everything that’s in it happens at the same moment.”

— 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.

“It may be that we are the first human generation to feel the need for a close look at what’s actually happening under our noses instead of that rear-view mirror look.”

— Marshall McLuhan

Rite words in rote order.

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

“[Today] Art
is anything
you can
get away
with.

— Marshall 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

“I still don’t follow you.”

The wheel …is an extension of the foot.

— Marshall McLuhan, see also “Understanding Media: The Extensions Of Man”, p. 46

“… chopping and cropping of words. The first time …”

“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

“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)”

some
like
it
cold.

— Marshall McLuhan

“I’ve never been here before.”

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

“This is a sound of heart. It will beat 72 times in this minute.”

— announcer

“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

“AS MCLUHAN SAYS, EVERYTHING HAPPENS AT ONCE.”

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

“Speak that I may see you.”

— Marshall McLuhan, “Counterblast” (1954)

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

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

“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

“I’m starving.”

Typography cracked the voices of silence.

— Marshall McLuhan, “The Gutenberg Galaxy: The Making of Typographic Man”, p. 250

“There was a time when the job of royalty, of the prince, was not to learn any special skill, but simply to grow up.”

— Marshall McLuhan

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

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

“I like that hair!” “Hihihi”

“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

“The word is out!”

“I wouldn’t be seen dead with a living work of art.”

— Museum Curator

“I do believe it. I really believe it.”

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

“We want freedom.”

There is [absolutely] no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening.

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

“And eh—we’re gonna have some questions—but…”

— Marshall McLuhan

“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”