Zitat des Tages von Daniel J. Boorstin:
A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well because it was selling well.
Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
I write to discover what I think. After all, the bars aren't open that early.
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.
As you make your bed, so you must lie in it.
Nothing is really real unless it happens on television.
Reading is like the sex act - done privately, and often in bed.
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.
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.
Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
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.
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.
Knowledge is not simply another commodity. On the contrary. Knowledge is never used up. It increases by diffusion and grows by dispersion.
The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event.
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.
The force of the advertising word and image dwarfs the power of other literature in the 20th century.
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be.
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.
Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.