Quotes by Lewis Mumford

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What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot, into which each culture, each system of science and religion, each type of personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color of the blot itself.
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Our national flower is the concrete cloverleaf.
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Restore human legs as a means of travel. Pedestrians rely on food for fuel and need no special parking facilities.
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Every generation revolts against its fathers and makes friends with its grandfathers.
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Western society has accepted as unquestionable a technological imperative that is quite as arbitrary as the most primitive taboo: not merely the duty to foster invention and constantly to create technological novelties, but equally the duty to surrender to these novelties unconditionally, just because they are offered, without respect to their human consequences.
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