- Name: Daniel J. Boorstin
- Born: 10/01/1914
- Died: 02/28/2004 (89 years old)
Daniel Joseph Boorstin (October 1, 1914 – February 28, 2004) was an American historian at the University of Chicago who wrote on many topics in American and world history. He was appointed the twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987. He was instrumental in the creation of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress.
Birth Name: Daniel Joseph Boorstin
School: Harvard College, Balliol College, Oxford, Yale Law School
Alias: Daniel Joseph Boorstin
Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Death Place: Washington, D.C.
Daniel J. Boorstin quotes :
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
The courage to imagine the otherwise is our greatest resource, adding color and suspense to all our life.Daniel J. Boorstin
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.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
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.Daniel J. Boorstin
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.Daniel J. Boorstin