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Daniel J. Boorstin Quotes

A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well because it was selling well.

A sign of celebrity is that his name is often worth more than his services.

A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.

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.

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.

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

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.

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

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

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

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

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

Nothing is really real unless it happens on television.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.