Most of our assumptions have outlived their uselessness.
Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today's jobs with yesterday's tools.
Professionalism is environmental. Amateurism is anti environmental. Professionalism merges the individual into patterns of total environment. Amateurism seeks the development of the total awareness of the individual and the critical awareness of the ground rules of society. The amateur can afford to loose.
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.
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.
Money is a poor man's credit card.
The successor to politics will be propaganda. Propaganda, not in the sense of a message or ideology, but as the impact of the whole technology of the times.
The future masters of technology will have to be light-hearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb.
'Money talks' because money is a metaphor, a transfer, and a bridge.
Advertising is the greatest art form of the twentieth century.
Anyone who tries to make a distinction between education and entertainment doesn't know the first thing about either.
In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.
You can be a French Canadian or an English Canadian, but not a Canadian. We know how to live without an identity, and this is one of our marvellous resources.
Darkness is to space what silence is to sound, i.e., the interval.
Today, America can regain the sense of pride that existed before Vietnam. These events, tragic as they are, portend neither the end of the world nor of America's leadership in the world.