Marshall McLuhan Quotations

-There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening.

-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.

-The past went that-a-way. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavour of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future. Suburbia lives imaginatively in Bonanzaland.

-We shape our tools and they, in turn, shape us.

-Electronic circuitry is orientalizing the west. The contained, the distinct, the separate – our western legacy – are being replaced by the flowing, the unified, the fused.

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

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