Daniel J. Boorstin Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Daniel J. Boorstin quotes, Daniel J. Boorstin sayings, and Daniel J. Boorstin proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

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
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
Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge. Daniel J. Boorstin
The hero was distinguished by his achievement; the celebrity by his image or trademark. The hero created himself; the celebrity is created by the media. The hero was a big man; the celebrity is a big name. Daniel J. Boorstin
In our world of big names, our true heroes tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues who can be admired for something more substantial than his well-knowness often proves to be the unsung hero: the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop, the hard worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous, unpublicized jobs. Daniel J. Boorstin
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers. 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
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
Nothing is really real unless it happens on television. Daniel J. Boorstin
The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. Daniel J. Boorstin
destruction is easy for humans but creation is too difficult. Daniel J. Boorstin
No agnostic ever burned anyone at the stake or tortured a pagan, a heretic, or an unbeliever. Daniel J. Boorstin
Disagreement produces debate but dissent produces dissension. 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
The messiness of experience, that may be what we mean by life. Daniel J. Boorstin
A best-seller was a book which somehow sold well simply because it was selling well. 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