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Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "One thing about which fish know exactly nothing is water, since they have no anti-environment which would enable them to perceive the element they live in."

One thing about which fish know exactly nothing is water, since they have no anti-environment which would enable them to perceive the element they live in.




Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance."

Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "In Jesus Christ, there is no distance or separation between the medium and the message: it is the one case where we can say that the medium and the message are fully one and the same."

In Jesus Christ, there is no distance or separation between the medium and the message: it is the one case where we can say that the medium and the message are fully one and the same.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools!"

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s jobs with yesterday’s tools!




Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch."

If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last ditch stand of the artist."

Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last ditch stand of the artist.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "You can be a French Canadian or an English Canadian but not a Canadian. We know how to live without an identity and this is one of our marvellous resources."

You can be a French Canadian or an English Canadian but not a Canadian. We know how to live without an identity and this is one of our marvellous resources.




Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts."

Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's job with yesterday's tools and yesterday's concepts.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness."

In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way."

The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America - not on the battlefields of Vietnam."

Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America - not on the battlefields of Vietnam.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age."

American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.




Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Money is a poor man's credit card."

Money is a poor man's credit card.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century."

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "One matter Englishmen don't think in the least funny is their happy consciousness of possessing a deep sense of humour."

One matter Englishmen don't think in the least funny is their happy consciousness of possessing a deep sense of humour.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "I don't necessarily agree with everything that I say."

I don't necessarily agree with everything that I say.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "To see a man slip on a banana skin is to see a rationally structured system suddenly translated into a whirling machine."

To see a man slip on a banana skin is to see a rationally structured system suddenly translated into a whirling machine.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "I satirize at all times, and my hyperboles are as nothing compared to the events to which they refer."

I satirize at all times, and my hyperboles are as nothing compared to the events to which they refer.




Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "The wheel… is an extension of the foot. The book… is an extension of the eye…Clothing, an extension of the skin…Electric circuitry, an extension of the central nervous system."

The wheel… is an extension of the foot. The book… is an extension of the eye…Clothing, an extension of the skin…Electric circuitry, an extension of the central nervous system.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "All media work us over completely."

All media work us over completely.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror."

We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame."

It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior."

Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Money is just the poor man's credit card."

Money is just the poor man's credit card.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Violence is the quest for identity. When identity disappears with technological innovation violence is the natural recourse."

Violence is the quest for identity. When identity disappears with technological innovation violence is the natural recourse.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Art is whatever you can get away with."

Art is whatever you can get away with.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think."

Mass transportation is doomed to failure in North America because a person's car is the only place where he can be alone and think.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village."

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



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either."

Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us."

We become what we behold. We shape our tools, and thereafter our tools shape us.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man."

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



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Our technology forces us to live mythically"

Our technology forces us to live mythically



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "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 to it."

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 to it.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "All words, in every language, are metaphors."

All words, in every language, are metaphors.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "First we build the tools, then they build us."

First we build the tools, then they build us.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Only the vanquished remember history."

Only the vanquished remember history.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "if it works it's obsolete"

if it works it's obsolete



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it."

Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "The present is only faced in any generation by the artist."

The present is only faced in any generation by the artist.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight andunderstanding."

A point of view can be a dangerous luxury when substituted for insight andunderstanding.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudo-simplicities of brutal directness."

It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudo-simplicities of brutal directness.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be."

Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it."

I think of art, at its most significant, as a DEW line, a Distant Early Warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen to it.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Affluence creates poverty."

Affluence creates poverty.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval."

Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century."

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of U.S.A. - not on the battlefields of Vietnam."

Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of U.S.A. - not on the battlefields of Vietnam.



Marshall McLuhan Quotes: "There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew."

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.