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C. P. Scott Quotes

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Television? The word is half Greek, half Latin.
No good can come of it.
- C. P. Scott

The happy combination of fortuitous circumstances.
- C. P. Scott

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

 

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

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Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki

Thanks to television, for the first time
the young are seeing history made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

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 because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

Every weekend he'd have me come down to work on Dragnet,
which by now was on television as well as radio.
- Martin Milner

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable
force to an immovable object.
- Laurence J. Peter

I like radio better than television because if you make a mistake on radio,
they don't know.
You can make up anything on the radio.
- Phil Rizzuto

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

The future is electronic.
It's radio, television and the Internet;
it's not really newspapers anymore.
- Will McDonough

News is something that happens that matters to you,
which is not most of what we watch on television.
- Val Kilmer

I was fired from my television job, simple as that.
Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation.
- Lee Child

I mean, on the television, I've got to continue to be Star Jones Reynolds.
And I enjoy that.
But in my real life, I'm a wife now.
You can't really be bossy when you're married.
- Star Jones

Redd Foxx was the same gruff old codger you saw on television.
- Charley Pride

I don't like to watch golf on television because I
can't stand people who whisper.
- David Brenner

I wasn't really interested in doing television.
I don't have that much ambition.
My agent, Eileen Feldman, has all the ambition for me.
- Meg Tilly

I have as much artistic freedom in my television work as I have in my films.
- Ted Kotcheff

The money is better in films and television.
But in terms of acting, theatre is more rewarding.
- Christopher Eccleston

I've always had an inquisitive mind about everything
from flowers to television sets to motor cars.
Always pulled them apart - couldn't put 'em back,
but always extremely interested in how things work.
- Craig Johnston

It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours
per year watching television than in the classroom,
and far less in actual conversation with their parents.
- Paul Weyrich

Watching television in those days was not the same
experience as it is today.
After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.
- Annette Funicello

I humbly apologise for reality Television.
- Cilla Black

Television provides the opportunity for an ongoing story -
the opportunity to meld the cast and the characters and a world,
and to spend more time there.
- David Lynch

Baseball hasn't been the national pastime for many years now -
no sport is.
The national pastime, like it or not,
is watching television.
- Bob Greene

Violent behavior exists in one's psychological makeup
much deeper than the level that receives information
from television or movies.
- Richard King

Television: A medium.
So called because it's neither rare nor well done.
- Ernie Kovacs

There was really a snobbery from people in film -
they did not want people who had come from television.
It was the poor relation of show business,
and especially situation comedy.
- Sally Field

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

On television, everyone talks and they don't care about the mechanics.
- Paul Winchell

I like to stay home and watch television.
The Game Show channel, mostly.
- Harry Dean Stanton

I know I'm an actor, but I'm not at all a believer
in people watching a lot of TV.
I've never had television in my home.
- Alexandra Paul

Everything has been homogenized.
Over time, with television and jet travel,
everybody has blended together.
Some of our wonderful charm has been lost.
- Bruce Paltrow

And I believe that good journalism, good television,
can make our world a better place.
- Christiane Amanpour

Television is so dictated by time constraints that
you have to make quick decisions and go with them.
- Ted Shackelford

My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me.
They didn't put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys,
the way some American parents do.
- Nastassja Kinski

If you want good sketches, go pick up Sid Caesar.
The best of Your Show of Shows.
That's the greatest sketch comedy you'll ever see on television.
- Jamie Farr

Being on a television series is sort of life-altering on every level.
- Victor Garber

It gets so boring at home.
After all, how many reruns of Abbott and Costello movies
can a guy watch on television?
- Bud Abbott

Around 5th and 6th grade I thought Dean Martin was
the coolest guy in the world;
he was a great singer,
had his own television show and acted in movies.
- Peter Gallagher

Have you ever seen a candidate talking to a rich person on television?
- Art Buchwald

On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre,
because they wanted to get closer to the cinema,
despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
- Andrzej Wajda

We were the laughingstock of that first season...
It was with great relish several years later that I
received a TV Guide award for favorite actress on television.
- Roma Downey

I've got about 27 gigs right now.
I've got radio, I've got television,
I've got The Washington Post.
- Tony Kornheiser

I grew up without a television.
It meant that I read lots of books and entertained myself.
- Emily Watson

I've worked in television long enough to know that
when you stop enjoying that type of thing you go home and do something else.
- Mark Haddon

I got into television because I hated it so.
I thought, there's some way of using this fabulous
instrument to be of nurture to those who would watch and listen.
- Jeff Greenfield

There was only so much television you could do.
- Jackie Cooper

We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books,
making films or producing a television program.
These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.
- Alexander Kluge

I directed before I was even in television;
I directed in the theatre for seven years,
so that was my trade anyway.
But in the UK, I've given up any hope of being considered a director.
- Mel Smith

I've always just gone with the best role,
and I don't care if it's in theater,
film or television.
- Kristen Johnston

I was wildly out of style when that television theme
song suddenly pushed its way onto the Top Ten.
It was certainly not the record company trying to make that happen.
- John Sebastian

Television has tremendous power over our lives.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

These days politics, religion, media seem to get all mixed up.
Television became the new religion a long time back
and the media has taken over.
- Van Morrison

I've made a connection with the television audience
by being a proud Latino man.
I am passionate for what I do, courageous in the face of peril,
honest and straightforward.
- Geraldo Rivera

I watched television a little, but I mostly just drew and read magazines.
- Stephen Sprouse

You get to that age where you're watching a lot of television,
and who doesn't want to be on television?
- Jason Marsden

People love coming on television, even if they have to show their miseries.
- Victoria Abril


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