Selected Quotes about Television

All television is children's television. -- Richard P. Adler

Imitation is the sincerest form of television. -- Fred Allen

Television is a new medium. It's called a medium because nothing is well-done. -- Fred Allen

[Television is] the triumph of machine over people. -- Fred Allen

Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. -- Clive Barnes

Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things. -- Jean Baudrillard

The failures of the press have contributed immensely to the emergence of a talk-show nation, in which public discourse is reduced to ranting and raving and posturing. -- Carl Bernstein

The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little. -- Ray Bradbury

If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives. -- Marlon Brando

The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were. -- David Brinkley

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda and entertainment without moral passion is television. -- Rita Mae Brown

We are drawn to our television sets each April the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident. -- Vincent Canby

If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners. -- Johnny Carson

Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone. -- Hodding Carter

Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms. -- Alan Corenk

Television is for appearing on - not for looking at. -- Noel Coward

What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust. -- Salvador Dali

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens. -- Dwight D. Eisenhower

I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens. -- Dwight D Eisenhower

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. -- TS (Thomas Stearns) Eliot

MTV is the lava lamp of the 1980's. -- Doug Ferrari

Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home. -- David Frost

[The television is] an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home. -- David Frost

Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home. -- Sir David Paradine Frost

Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked 'Brightness,' but it doesn't work. -- Gallagher

Television has raised writing to a new low. -- Samuel Goldwyn

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing? -- Samuel Goldwyn

Seeing a murder on television ... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some. -- Alfred Hitchcock

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it. -- Alfred Hitchcock

Television news is like a lightning flash. It makes a loud noise, lights up everything around it, leaves everything else in darkness and then is suddenly gone. -- William Hodding Carter, Jr.

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other. -- Ann Landers

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other. -- Ann Landers

Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens. -- Fran Lebowitz

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. -- Groucho Marx

I find television very educational. Every time someone switches it on I go into another room and read a good book. -- Groucho Marx

Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know. -- Marvin Minsky

Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life. -- Camille Anna Paglia

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper. -- Rod Serling

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper. -- Rod Serling

Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks. -- Eric Sevareid

You know, I think that if parents would spend less time worrying about what their kids watch on TV and more time worrying about what's going on in their kids' lives, this world would be a much better place. -- Trey Parker and Matt Stone

I think that parents only get so offended by television because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of their kids. -- Trey Parker and Matt Stone

One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us. -- Kurt Vonnegut

Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative. -- Kurt Vonnegut

My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too. -- Peter De Vries

I'm always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence. -- Alice Walker

I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts. -- Orson Welles

Again and again parents describe...the trancelike nature of their children's television watching. The child's facial expression is transformed. The jaw is relaxed and hangs open slightly; the tongue rests on the front teeth. The eyes have a glazed, vacuous look. -- Marie Winn

TV is chewing gum for the eyes. -- Frank Lloyd Wright

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