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A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen,
by Daniel J. Boorstin

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

Related topics: Computers

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

We need not be theologians to see that we have shifted
responsibility for making the world interesting from God to the newspaperman.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Nothing is really real unless it happens on television.
- 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment
before starting to improve the world.
- Anne Frank

Remember that not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I awakened. is that not a wonderful statement?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A wonderful gift may not be wrapped as you expect
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is wonderful to have Faith,
but don't confuse trust with being gullible.
Balance trust with conscious thought.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is lived in the mists -
little is fully visible, less is certain.
Yet rejoice in the unknowing,
and let all of life be a wonderful adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'd rather have thirty minutes of wonderful
than a lifetime of nothing special.
- the movie Steel Magnolias

Not getting what you want
is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Dalai Lama

Determine never to be idle.
No person will have occasion to complain
of the want of time who never loses any.
It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
- Thomas Jefferson

Smile.
Today would be a wonderful day
not to take life so seriously.
Today may end up the way you prefer -
and it may not.
Happiness is not about being a winner -
it's about being gentle with life -
being gentle with yourself.
Let life be a dance,
and choose the kind of
dance you want for today -
perhaps a gentle loving dance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man,
but if you're up there and you can hear me ...
show me the way... show me the way.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Happy Birthday!
Today is YOUR day to Dance Lightly With Life.
Have a wonderful day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Plant trees for your great-grandchildren -
for future generations.
Create the legacy of a better world.
Leave this world a better place than you found it.
Literally planting trees for
your great-grandchildren is a wonderful idea,
but far more important...
use this symbolism - this imagery -
to represent the kind of legacy
you want to leave to future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I say all that happens is wonderful.
- Anais Nin

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same
amount of energy loving their fellow men,
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

Each man's life touches so many other lives.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
- Albert Schweitzer

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To the lover of wilderness,
Alaska is one of the most wonderful countries in the world.
- John Muir

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who would want to live in an institution?
- H. L. Mencken

I didn't want to marry anybody else in town.
I want my baby to look like you.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

Marriage is a wonderful invention: then again,
so is a bicycle repair kit.
- Billy Connolly

Marriage is a wonderful institution,
but who wants to live in an institution?
- Groucho Marx

Might I perhaps win my wings?
I've been waiting for over 200 years now, sir,
and people ARE beginning to talk.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world.
But it takes people to make the dream a reality.
- Walt Disney

Sandwiches are wonderful.
You don't need a spoon or a plate!
- Paul Lynde

The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the
moment you get up in the morning and does not stop
until you get into the office.
- Robert Frost

Home life's great, man.
The kids are great, happy and healthy.
I've reached this sort of wonderful precipice.
- Ryan Phillippe

Watching your husband become a father is really sexy and wonderful.
- Cindy Crawford

Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here
to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?
- Earl Wilson

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right.
He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.
- Eric Hoffer

Science is a wonderful thing
if one does not have to earn one's living at it.
- Albert Einstein

This is a wonderful way to celebrate an 80th birthday...
I wanted to be 65 again, but they wouldn't let me -
Homeland Security.
- Art Buchwald

The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.
- e. e. cummings

My hope is that 10 years from now, after I've been
across the street at work for a while,
they'll all be glad they gave me that wonderful vote.
- Sandra Day O'Connor

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
- Ann Landers

Family life was wonderful.
The streets were bleak.
The playgrounds were bleak.
But home was always warm.
My mother and father had a great relationship.
I always felt 'safe' there.
- Robert Cormier

I thought Godzilla was a mess, the monster had no character
and the humans didn't either.
They forgot to make the movie that went along with
all these wonderful effects.
- George A. Romero


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