Marshall Mcluhan Sayings and Quotes

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Our technology forces us to live mythically.     

Marshall McLuhan

As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of do it yourself.     

Marshall McLuhan

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

Marshall McLuhan

There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew.     

Marshall McLuhan

Schizophrenia may be a necessary consequence of literacy.     

Marshall McLuhan

Any breakdown is a breakthrough.     

Marshall McLuhan

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.     

Marshall McLuhan

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

Marshall McLuhan

Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.     

Marshall McLuhan

Art is anything you can get away with.     

Marshall McLuhan

Where the whole man is involved there is no work. Work begins with the division of labor.     

Marshall McLuhan

Any breakdown is a breakthrough.     

Marshall McLuhan

Everybody at the speed of light tends to become a nobody.     

Marshall McLuhan

The story begins only when the book closes.     

Marshall McLuhan

Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.     

Marshall McLuhan

Once you see the boundaries of your environment, they are no longer the boundaries of your environment.     

Marshall McLuhan

Literacy, the visual technology, dissolved the tribal magic by means of its stress on fragmentation and specialization and created the individual.     

Marshall McLuhan

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

Marshall McLuhan

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

Marshall McLuhan

Medieval and ancient sensibility now dominates our time as acoustic and multisensory awareness displaces the merely visual.     

Marshall McLuhan

One of the effects of living with electric information is that we live habitually in a state of information overload. There's always more than you can cope with     

Marshall McLuhan

Electricity does not centralize, but decentralizes.     

Marshall McLuhan

Since with electricity we extend our central nervous system globally, instantly interrelating every human experience.     

Marshall McLuhan

Metaphor has traditionally been regarded as the matrix and pattern of the figures of speech.     

Marshall McLuhan

Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity.     

Marshall McLuhan

Canadians are the people who learned to live without the bold accents of the natural ego-trippers of other lands.     

Marshall McLuhan

Radical changes of identity, happening suddenly and in very brief intervals of time, have proved more deadly and destructive of human values than wars fought with hardware weapons.     

Marshall McLuhan

A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.     

Marshall McLuhan

A nomadic society cannot experience enclosed space.     

Marshall McLuhan

The price of eternal vigilance is indifference.     

Marshall McLuhan