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Nicholas Johnson Quotes

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A viewer who skips the advertising is the moral equivalent of a shoplifter.
- Nicholas Johnson

All television is educational television.
The question is: what is it teaching?
- Nicholas Johnson

Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort
to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work.
- Nicholas Johnson

It used to be that people needed products to survive.
Now products need people to survive.
- Nicholas Johnson

 

You set up a story and it turns inside out and that is,
for me, the most exciting sort of story to write.
The viewer thinks it's going to be about something
and it does the opposite.
- Nigel Kneale

One doesn't make art for other people,
even though I am very concerned with the viewer.
- Anish Kapoor

I have great faith in the intelligence of the American
viewer and reader to put two and two together and come up with four.
- Jim Lehrer

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What I learned, a little too late, was that the 'traditional'
Martin Short target viewer weighs under 300 pounds.
Unfortunately, I was on during daytime.
- Martin Short

I think that acting involves doing your job so well
that you are able to help the viewer identify with the character.
- Ally Sheedy

The hidden child wants to be able to participate and to co-create in art,
rather than being simply an admiring viewer.
- Christian Morgenstern

I didn't really want to do another sequel.
I go to those movies, and I just sort of enjoy them like a viewer.
- Lawrence Kasdan

Right right, because up to that point I had not been a viewer,
and I didn't know alot about the show,
it was all new to me and the cast members were wonderful!
- David Selby

It is one of the primary motives of modern art that
it wants to abolish the distance which the viewer,
the consumer, the audience maintain vis-a-vis a work of art.
- Hans-Georg Gadamer

The better the coverage, the more discriminating the viewer.
- Jessica Savitch

I write for somebody who has my own limitations.
My reader has a certain difficulty with concentrating,
which in my case comes from being a film viewer.
- Manuel Puig

The Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act expires at the end of this year.
Thus, we must act quickly to ensure our constituents
continue to receive the services they enjoy.
- Eliot Engel

I'm not going to let people get away with either a
dishonest or inaccurate premise to what we're talking
about because I think that does the viewer a disturbance.
- Dan Abrams

There's something imminent in the work,
but the circle is only completed by the viewer.
- Anish Kapoor

Most people I run into say, I haven't missed an episode.
Either you like Survivor or you don't,
but if you do, you're a loyal viewer.
- Jeff Probst

I think by laying it out for the viewer I'm avoiding the issue of bias.
- Dan Abrams

As a viewer, the minute I start getting confused,
I check out of the movie.
Emotionally, I'm severed.
- Quentin Tarantino

But I don't think of any particular viewer in mind other than myself.
- Richard Serra

I don't believe in using too much graphic violence,
although I've done it.
It's better to be suggestive and to allow the viewer
to fill in the blanks in their minds.
- Tobe Hooper

As a viewer, my own work elicits strong emotional reaction from me.
- Jim Hodges

We're going to try to create some programs that are
going to generate viewer interest and appointment viewing.
We still will have news on Headline News.
- Jim Walton

Film fixes a precise visual image in the viewer's head.
In fiction, you just hope you're precise enough to
convey the intended effect.
- Jeff Vandermeer

I wanted to write a story that demanded the viewer's attention.
- Nigel Kneale

I think you always have to find where the boundary
is in relation to the context in order to be able to
kind of articulate how you want the space to interact with the viewer.
- Richard Serra

The power and appeal of Documentary is the way it alters
and plays with the way the viewer relates to and understands the subject.
- Ben Edwards

The viewer must bring their own view to a photograph.
- Fay Godwin

So, in other words, how you respond to a sculpture,
how a viewer sees the sculpture, is vital.
- Anthony Caro

A show like Knots or any other show that can be called
a soap opera does terribly in syndication because if
you're a viewer and you miss a week you don't know what's going on.
- William Devane

If to the viewer's eyes, my world appears less beautiful than his,
I'm to be pitied and the viewer praised.
- Rockwell Kent

Basically, what you really want to do is try to engage
the viewer's body relation to his thinking and walking and looking,
without being overly heavy-handed about it.
- Richard Serra

A woman doing comedy doesn't offend me,
but sets me back a bit.
I, as a viewer, have trouble with it.
I think of her as a producing machine that brings babies in the world.
- Jerry Lewis

There are always two people in every picture:
the photographer and the viewer.
- Ansel Adams

The work itself has a complete circle of meaning and counterpoint.
And without your involvement as a viewer,
there is no story.
- Anish Kapoor

The still must tease with the promise of a story the
viewer of it itches to be told.
- Cindy Sherman

What's really important is to simplify.
The work of most photographers would be improved immensely
if they could do one thing:
get rid of the extraneous.
If you strive for simplicity, you are more likely to reach the viewer.
- William Albert Allard

I think if the movie has resonance and stimulates the viewer to talk about it,
you can have as large an audience as you want.
The most important thing for me is that the movie exists.
And that's success enough already.
- Andy Garcia

I'm as anxious as any viewer would be to see what Temple is going to do next.
All I know is that in the second half of the season,
he's going to have more sexual tension developing.
And it's a great cast - they're all Broadway actors except for me.
I aspire to that.
- Sean Patrick Thomas

I often concentrate on the eyes and lips,
they are great indicators of mood and feeling,
and I find that I can project character into my portraits
by bringing the viewer's attention to these areas.
- Robert Ryan

Remember, while the work can sometimes appear to be simple to a viewer,
the ability to perform expertly, consistently,
precisely, over and over again, under pressure and
on demand is what's needed.
- Randy West

With Frat House, at times I needed to make music that
would reflect what these fraternity brothers might actually listen to,
but still keep it within the realm of a score;
it still had to lead the viewer through the scene,
or just help create the mood.
- Jim Coleman

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

If you want to be happy, be.
- Leo Tolstoy

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard


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