The best Quotes by Neil Postman

The best Quotes by Neil Postman

Neil Postman (March 8, 1931 – October 5, 2003) was an American author, educator, media theorist and cultural critic, who eschewed digital technology, including personal computers, mobile devices, and cruise control in cars, and was critical of uses of technology, such as personal computers in school.

Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
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What the advertiser needs to know is not what is right about the product but what is wrong about the buyer.
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The written word endures, the spoken word disappears.
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Americans are the best entertained and quite likely the least well-informed people in the Western world.
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Pen, paper and books are the gunpowder of the mind.
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Poetry, she thought, wasn't written to be analyzed, it was meant to inspire without reason, to touch without understanding.
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A living poem had always been the words that came to mind when he tried to describe her to others.
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Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don't want to make eye contact while doing it.
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Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough.
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Word to the wise writer: never underestimate your secondary characters! But watch them... they sneak off with stuff.
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Two hours of writing fiction leaves this writer completely drained. For those two hours he has been in a different place with totally different people.
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A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.
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My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
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The most important thing is to read as much as you can, like I did. It will give you an understanding of what makes good writing and it will enlarge your vocabulary.
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So long as men write what they think, then all of the other freedoms - all of them - may remain intact. And it is then that writing becomes a weapon of truth.
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I do have a tendency to walk on the dark side sometimes. I have suffered from depression, I know how that feels, I have an innate inclination that way. Writing does help with that.
Joanne K. Rowling - September 2012
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A child's voice, however honest and true, is meaningless to those who've forgotten how to listen.
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If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
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All grown-ups were once children... but only few of them remember it.
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Young boys should never be sent to bed... they always wake up a day older.
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Children have got to be free to lead their own lives.
Sebastian in The Little Mermaid
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When I was younger I always wanted to be an actor in commercials, then I realized I had a brain.
Oscar Martinez in The Office - Season 4 Episode 5
You need to create the illusion of success for people to pay attention.
Commercials capture your attention, that's all.
Good advertising does not just circulate information. It penetrates the public mind with desires and belief.
Advertising is fundamentally persuasion and persuasion happens to be not a science, but an art.
Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.
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Where words are scarse, they are seldome spent in vaine.
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After all, only so much we can say,
words can lose their meaning, once you walk away.
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Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
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Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
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If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care for human beings.
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This is America. Anyone can eat what they want, as long as they eat too much.
Homer Simpson in The Simpsons - Season 24 Episode 5
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
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We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
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Not only are you wrong... but you are belligerently sticking to your guns and insulting me in the process. Robin Scherbatsky, you are an American.
Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother - Season 5 Episode 5
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A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone.
Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones - Season 1 Episode 2
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"One must always be careful of books," said Tessa, "and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us."
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If you have never spent whole afternoons with burning ears and rumpled hair, forgetting the world around you over a book, forgetting cold and hunger-

If you have never read secretly under the bedclothes with a flashlight, because your father or mother or some other well-meaning person has switched off the lamp on the plausible ground that it was time to sleep because you had to get up so early-

If you have never wept bitter tears because a wonderful story has come to an end and you must take your leave of the characters with whom you have shared so many adventures, whom you have loved and admired, for whom you have hoped and feared, and without whose company life seems empty and meaningless-

If such things have not been part of your own experience, you probably won't understand what Bastian did next.
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I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.
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If you don't like to read you haven't found the right book.
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A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.
What the eye doesn't see and the mind doesn't know, doesn't exist.
Just as the eye was made to see colours, and the ear to hear sounds, so the human mind was made to understand.
My mind is always racing, and always going and always working, and it's a gift and a curse.
Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
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I think a night like tonight shows a lot of young girls and young boys that if you can shoot you can shoot. It doesn't matter if you're a girl or a boy, I think it just matters the heart that you have and wanting to be the best that you can be.
Sabrina Ionescu - February 2024
I'm looking to do everything that I possibly can to get better in every aspect, whether that's scoring, defending, rebounding, passing, i'm really just excited to be playing against professionals and learning from them and just seeing where that takes me.
Sky is the limit for her and what she can do on the court, in terms of her impact in the game but also the court as well... It's been fun to watch her journey.
Stephen Curry - February 2024

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