Daniel J. Boorstin Quotes
Most popular Daniel J. Boorstin Quotes
Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.
We come closer and closer to degrading all fame into notoriety.
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance—it is the illusion of knowledge.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
Best-sellerism is the star system of the book world. A "best seller" is a celebrity among books.
Books are messengers of freedom. They can be hidden under a mattress or smuggled into slave nations.
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman.
The history of Western science confirms the aphorism that the great menace to progress is not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
The great obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
God is the Celebrity-Author of the World's Best Seller. We have made God into the biggest celebrity of all, to contain our own emptiness.
The traditional novel form continues to enlarge our experience in those very areas where the wide-angle lens and the Cinerama screen tend to narrow it.
We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in place of reality.
Not so many years ago there was no simpler or more intelligible notion than that of going on a journey. Travel—movement through space—provided the universal metaphor for change.