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Marshall Mcluhan Quotes

(1911-1980), Canadian Communications Theorist

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.

Category: Advertising

Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.

Category: Advertising

The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf.

Category: Advertising

Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.

Category: Appetite

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.

Category: Arts And Artists

Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen.

Category: Arts And Artists

As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.

Category: Arts And Artists

The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.

Category: Automobiles

The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.

Category: Automobiles

Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.

Category: Babies

A successful book cannot afford to be more than ten percent new.

Category: Books And Reading

It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudosimplicities of brutal directness.

Category: Candor

The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.

Category: Conformity

It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.

Category: Critics And Criticism

Money is a poor man's credit card.

Category: Debt