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"Sunlight is painting."
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Daniel J. Boorstin Quotes
A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well because it was selling well.
Daniel J. Boorstin

A sign of celebrity is often that their name is worth more than their services.
Daniel J. Boorstin

An image is not simply a trademark, a design, a slogan or an easily remembered picture. It is a studiously crafted personality profile of an individual, institution, corporation, product or service.
Daniel J. Boorstin

As individuals and as a nation, we now suffer from social narcissism. The beloved Echo of our ancestors, the virgin America, has been abandoned. We have fallen in love with our own image, with images of our making, which turn out to be images of ourselves.
Daniel J. Boorstin

As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
Daniel J. Boorstin

I have observed that the world has suffered far less from ignorance than from pretensions to knowledge. It is not skeptics or explorers but fanatics and ideologues who menace decency and progress. No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortured a pagan, a heretic, or an unbeliever.
Daniel J. Boorstin

I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren't open that early.
Daniel J. Boorstin

I've learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Nothing is really real unless it happens on television.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Reading is like the sex act-done privately, and often in bed.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Standing, standing, standing - why do I have to stand all the time? That is the main characteristic of social Washington.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

The celebrity is a person who is known for his well-knownness.
Daniel J. Boorstin

The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
Daniel J. Boorstin

The deeper problems connected with advertising come less from the unscrupulousness of our 'deceivers' than from our pleasure in being deceived, less from the desire to seduce than from the desire to be seduced.
Daniel J. Boorstin

The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs the power of other literature in the 20th century.
Daniel J. Boorstin

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the oceans was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin

The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises.
Daniel J. Boorstin

The most important lesson of American history is the promise of the unexpected. None of our ancestors would have imagined settling way over here on this unknown continent. So we must continue to have society that is hospitable to the unexpected, which allows possibilities to develop beyond our own imaginings.
Daniel J. Boorstin

The traveler was active; he went strenuously in search of people, of adventure, of experience. The tourist is passive; he expects interesting things to happen to him. He goes "sight-seeing."
Daniel J. Boorstin

The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
Daniel J. Boorstin

There was a time when the reader of an unexciting newspaper would remark, 'How dull is the world today!' Nowadays he says, 'What a dull newspaper!'
Daniel J. Boorstin

We read advertisements... to discover and enlarge our desires. We are always ready - even eager - to discover, from the announcement of a new product, what we have all along wanted without really knowing it.
Daniel J. Boorstin

We suffer primarily not from our vices or our weaknesses, but from our illusions. We are haunted, not by reality, but by those images we have put in their place.
Daniel J. Boorstin

When they built this building they were afraid to say that beauty is truth for fear that it wouldn't be by the time it was completed.
Daniel J. Boorstin

Type:
Historian
Date of Birth:
1914-10-01
Year of Death:

Nationality:
American
 

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