Daniel J. Boorstin

1914 -

A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on earth and illusion

The greatest obstacle to discovering the shape of the earth, the continents, and the ocean was not ignorance but the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

Source: The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on discovery, assumption, knowledge, and illusion

Throught human history, illusions of knowledge, not ignorance, have proven to be the principal obstacles to discovery

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

Source: Google Talks: Towards the First Revolution in the Mind Sciences

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on feeling and knowledge

More appealing than knowledge itself is the feeling of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on achievement and greatness

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on discovery, ignorance, illusions, knowledge, and obstacles

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

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on change, journeys, life, losing, metaphor, secrets, and travel

Not so many years ago there was no simpler or more intelligible notion than that of going on a journey. Travel - movement through space - provided the universal metaphor for change. One of the subtle confusions - perhaps one of the secret terrors - of modern life is that we have lost this refuge. No longer do we move through space as we once did.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin

I write to discover what I think.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on greatness, imagination, novelty, power, universe, and world

It is only a short step from exaggerating what we can find in the world to exaggerating our power to remake the world. Expecting more novelty than there is, more greatness than there is, and more strangeness than there is, we imagine ourselves masters of a plastic universe. But a world we can shape to our will is a shapeless world.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on discovery, ignorance, illusions, knowledge, and obstacles

The great obstacle to discovery is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

Daniel J. Boorstin (1914 -)

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A Quote by Daniel J. Boorstin on desires

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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 (1914 -)

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