Marshall McLuha Quotes

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The medium is the message.
— Marshall McLuha

television

Money is a poor man's credit card.

money

Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.

advertising

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
— Marshall McLuha

earth environment

Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.

advertising

In television, images are projected at you.  You are the screen.

television

The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.

names

The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.
— Marshall McLuha

computers

On Spaceship Earth there are no passengers; everybody is a member of the crew.

earth

Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America—not on the battlefields of Vietnam.

Vietnam war

The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village.
— Marshall McLuha

computers

People don't actually read newspapers - they get into them every morning like a hot bath.
— Marshall McLuha

journalism

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

cars

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 McLuha

cars

Appetite is essentially insatiable, and . . . will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.

appetite

The world-pool of information fathered by electric media — movies, Telstar, flight — far surpasses any possible influence mom and dad can now bring to bear.
— Marshall McLuha
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 McLuha

art culture

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.

art

The computer is by all odds the most extraordinary of all the technological clothing ever devised by man, since it is the extension of our central nervous system. Beside it, the wheel is a mere hula-hoop.

computers