Daniel J. Boorstin Quotes

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Born: October 1, 1914, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Washington, District of Columbia, USA, February 28, 2004
Occupation: Author

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

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

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
- 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 courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.
- 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 discovery is not ignorance - it is 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 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

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

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