From: Ray Recchia (email@example.com)
Date: Thu 31 Oct 2002 - 18:02:25 GMT
From: Bill Spight <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> A search of
> for "build" got 75 hits, not one of which even resembled the quotation.
> They have a page of quotations, and a page of "complete speeches", by
> which I guess they mean the complete texts of some of his speeches.
> There was no speech antedating 1940.
> The quotation sounds like a variant of McLuhan's. I wonder where it
> from. :-)
> Memetics research!
It's there. It appears that the original quote was "We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us." on October 28, 1943 at a meeting in the House of Lords. I wonder if he restated it at some point or whether it has just become distorted over time.
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