Advertising is an environmental striptease for a world of abundance.
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 to it.
Historians and archaeologists will one day discover that the ads of our time are the richest and most faithful reflections that any society ever made of its entire range of activities.
I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
We shape our tools and afterwards our tools shape us.
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.
All media exist to invest our lives with artificial perceptions and arbitrary values.
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.
Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.
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.
Most people are alive in an earlier time, but you must be alive in our own time.
Everybody experiences far more than he understands. Yet it is experience, rather than understanding, that influences behavior.
Great art speaks a language which every intelligent person can understand. The people who call themselves modernists today speak a different language.
American youth attributes much more importance to arriving at driver's license age than at voting age.
For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
Ads are the cave art of the twentieth century.
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.
In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness.
Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation.
The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.
Societies have always been shaped more by the nature of the media by which men communicate than by the content of the communication.