25 Inspirational Marshall McLuhan Quotes

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Marshall McLuhan was a Canadian professor, philosopher, and public intellectual. He was (Born on July 21, 1911. and died on December 31, 1980.)

Following are the top 25 Inspirational Marshall McLuhan Quotes….

Marshall McLuhan Quotes


“We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“Every society honors its live conformists and its dead troublemakers.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“It is the weak and confused who worship the pseudosimplicities of brutal directness.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is a hallucinating idiot… for he sees what no one else does: things that, to everyone else, are not there.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“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

“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

We shape our tools and afterwards our tools shape us.

“Many a good argument is ruined by some fool who knows what he is talking about.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“The new electronic independence re-creates the world in the image of a global village.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“First we build the tools, then they build us.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“Our technology forces us to live mythically” ― Marshall McLuhan

“We drive into the future using only our rearview mirror.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“the only people who have proof of their sanity are those who have been discharged from mental institutions” ― Marshall McLuhan

“I wouldn’t have seen it if I hadn’t believed it.” ― Marshall McLuhan

Marshall McLuhan Quotes

“There is absolutely no inevitability as long as there is a willingness to contemplate what is happening.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“Our permanent address is tommorrow.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“Art is anything you can get away with.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“Someone asked me if I really believed there was life after death. I replied: Do you really believe there is any life before death?” ― Marshall McLuhan

“It is the framework which changes with each new technology and not just the picture within the frame.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“they will be tiresome company, having the show of wisdom without the reality.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.” ― Marshall McLuhan

“The artist is always engaged in writing a detailed history of the future because he is the only person aware of the nature of the present.” ― Marshall McLuhan

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