What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind.
The printing press is either the greatest blessing or the greatest curse of modern times, sometimes one forgets which it is.
The printing press was at first mistaken for an engine of immortality by everybody except Shakespeare.
TV is bigger than any story it reports. It's the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.
The printing press is the greatest weapon in the armoury of the modern commander.
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
Man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.
Ink is the blood of the printing-press.
Since the printing press came into being, poetry has ceased to be the delight of the whole community of man; it has become the amusement and delight of the few.
The press is not only free, it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy.
If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.
We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.
And so it is to the printing press--to the recorder of mans deeds, the keeper of his conscience, the courier of his news-- that we look for strength and assistance, confident that with your help man will be what he was born to be: free and independent.
The press is not only free, it is powerful. That power is ours. It is the proudest that man can enjoy. It was not granted by monarchs, it was not gained for us by aristocracies; but it sprang from the people, and, with an immortal instinct, it has always worked for the people.
We can put television in its proper light by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.
The press, watchful with more than the hundred eyes of Argus, strong with more than the hundred arms of Briareus, not only guards all the conquests of civilization, but leads the way to future triumphs.
Humans have always used our intelligence and creativity to improve our existence. After all, we invented the wheel, discovered how to make fire, invented the printing press and found a vaccine for polio.
You can't have an industrial revolution, you can't have democracies, you can't have populations who can govern themselves until you have literacy. The printing press simply unlocked literacy.
The invention of the printing press was one of the most important events in human history.
Break up the printing presses and you break up rebellion.