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The modern Little Red Riding Hood, reared on singing commercials, has no objection to being eaten by the wolf.
Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
We become what we behold. We shape our tools and then our tools shape us.
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.
Art is anything you can get away with.
I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it.
Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.
Antipathy, dissimilarity of views, hate, contempt, can accompany true love.
The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.
For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
Good taste is the first refuge of the non-creative. It is the last-ditch stand of the artist.
The spoken word was the first technology by which man was able to let go of his environment in order to grasp it in a new way.
The photograph reverses the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar.
Today the tyrant rules not by club or fist, but disguised as a market researcher, he shepherds his flocks in the ways of utility and comfort.
Obsolescence never meant the end of anything, it's just the beginning.
An administrator in a bureaucratic world is a man who can feel big by merging his non-entity in an abstraction. A real person in touch with real things inspires terror in him.
If the nineteenth century was the age of the editorial chair, ours is the century of the psychiatrist's couch.
A typewriter is a means of transcribing thought, not expressing it.
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.
Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.
The scientist rigorously defends his right to be ignorant of almost everything except his specialty.
Today it is not the classroom nor the classics which are the repositories of models of eloquence, but the ad agencies.
When producers want to know what the public wants, they graph it as curves. When they want to tell the public what to get, they say it in curves.
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.
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.
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