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Advertising
Engrave this Quote Ideally, advertising aims at the goal of a programmed harmony among all human impulses and aspirations and endeavors. Using handicraft methods, it stretches out toward the ultimate electronic goal of a collective consciousness.
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-Marshall McLuhan
Engrave this Quote Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.
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Engrave this Quote The modern little red riding hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objections to being eaten by the wolf.
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Art
Engrave this Quote As the unity of the modern world becomes increasingly a technological rather than a social affair, the techniques of the arts provide the most valuable means of insight into the real direction of our own collective purposes.
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Engrave this Quote Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
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Engrave this Quote Art at its most significant is a distant early warning system that can always be relied on to tell the old culture what is beginning to happen.
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Automobiles
Engrave this Quote The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete.
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Engrave this Quote The car has become the carapace, the protective and aggressive shell, of urban and suburban man.
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Baby, Babies
Engrave this Quote Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.
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Conformity & Nonconformity
Engrave this Quote The mark of our time is its revulsion against imposed patterns.
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Conversation
Engrave this Quote Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies.
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Criticism
Engrave this Quote It is critical vision alone which can mitigate the unimpeded operation of the automatic.
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Debt / Borrow / Loan
Engrave this Quote Money is a poor man's credit card.
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Diets and Dieting
Engrave this Quote Appetite is essentially insatiable, and where it operates as a criterion of both action and enjoyment (that is, everywhere in the Western world since the sixteenth century) it will infallibly discover congenial agencies (mechanical and political) of expression.
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Earth
Engrave this Quote There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
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Education
Engrave this Quote The school system, custodian of print culture, has no place for the rugged individual. It is, indeed, the homogenizing hopper into which we toss our integral tots for processing.
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Experience
Engrave this Quote Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.
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Humor
Engrave this Quote Jokes are grievances.
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Identity
Engrave this Quote The name of a man is a numbing blow from which he never recovers.
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Information
Engrave this Quote The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.
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Engrave this Quote 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.
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Journalism
Engrave this Quote The real news is bad news.
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Manners
Engrave this Quote 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.
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Media
Engrave this Quote The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.
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Engrave this Quote The medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium -- that is, of any extension of ourselves -- result from the new scale that is introduced into our affairs by each extension of ourselves, or by any new technology.
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