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Daniel J. Boorstin Quotes and Sayings

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

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Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
- 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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell


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