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"The hero was born of time: his gestation required at least a generation."
p. 62

"The airline stewardess, a breed first developed in the United States and now found on all major international airlines, is a new subspecies of womankind. She is the Madonna of the Airways, a pretty symbol of the new homogenized blandness of the tourist's world."
p. 95

"The tourist looks for caricature; travel agents at home and national tourist bureaus abroad are quick to oblige."
p. 106

"Whether we see models of greatness, or experience elsewhere on the earth, we look into a mirror instead of outside a window, and we see only ourselves."
p. 117

"We have lost our grip on reality when we have let ourselves believe (as we are eager to be reassured by movie-makers and their press agents) that the movie can ever give us the nub of the matter."
p. 148


"The high cost...

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