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Television Quotes

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

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

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

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

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

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

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

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

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

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

I know it sounds hokey but I think, ultimately,
on television you can't hide who you are.
- Robert Urich

On average, Australians watch more than three hours of television a day,
compared with 12 minutes a day spent by the average
couple talking to each other.
- Hugh Mackay

I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar,
and if you're in television, you're lying because you're
just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now.
- John Ritter

I'd love to star in a television series of my own.
I love the idea of living with a character for a number of years,
watching him grow.
- Michael Dorn

I don't watch television.
- Ray Walston

There's a power in women being women.
There's a role for men, but we don't have to be men,
because we're women.
I think that representing that on television is a cool thing.
- Jenna Elfman

I do love television.
But the business is accelerating and people are not
getting the chance to fail.
- Dick Wolf

I did a film very quickly, and then a lot of work for television,
and then I did stage work.
- Isabelle Huppert

Well, I just finished starring in a new episode of
the new The Twilight Zone television series.
- Bill Mumy

Television's very dependent on images.
That's not what news is.
- Kurt Loder

Fox News is hated because they're elitists,
and the worst winners television's ever seen.
- Keith Olbermann

In this age of globalization, instant real time media and television,
everyone all over the world realizes that high energy
usage equates with a high standard of living and wealth.
- John Olver

I don't think any industry was ever as closely scrutinized
and written about and constantly in the public eye as television.
- Roone Arledge

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

I'd never seen any television before I started.
- Nigel Kneale

I did 125 films, and over 100 television shows,
and you've never seen the same character twice.
- Brion James

If anything, I want to bring television back up to
where it will entertain and engage a gamer.
- Michael Ironside

Very often some of the religious miracle plays you
see on television can be very corny,
I find.
And so simplistic.
- Robert Duvall

In critical moments men sometimes see
exactly what they wish to see.
- the character Spock of the television series Star Trek

At that time I was making the largest salary known
on television and I didn't want to see it die because
those were the years paying off when I wasn't making anything.
- Larry Hagman

Many people think I'm a television personality.
I never have been!
Just someone who acts it.
- Graham Kennedy

I personally don't have a problem with naked bodies on television.
- Lesley-Anne Down

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

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

I don't really get a chance to watch much television.
I mostly watch BBC Worldwide and repeats of Seinfeld
and Everybody Loves Raymond.
- Will Estes

And then I went into television; and then television
moved from the East Coast to Hollywood.
- Skitch Henderson

There's no denying that television is one of the most
powerful propaganda media we've ever invented.
- Jim Fowler

In general my children refuse to eat anything that
hasn't danced in television.
- Erma Bombeck

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye.
- Bill Hicks

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

I had - all my life, everybody who knew me thought
that I would probably grow up to be a reporter,
a newspaper reporter because we didn't have much television in those days.
- Bob Schieffer

Television is not real life.
In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
- Bill Gates

I humbly apologise for reality Television.
- Cilla Black

The wonderful thing about television is the immediate
impact of pictures of current events.
- Will McDonough

I got an early education from television.
- Debra Wilson

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

Look at television and how comparatively few minorities are out there.
- Gedde Watanabe

You know, I'm a television personality.
It's not like I'm a famous hooker or something!
- Brett Somers

It's about the power of design and the power of the human spirit.
It's above paying anybody to do something stupid for
money like reality television does -
like ambushing people.
- Genevieve Gorder

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

There is no dignity in television.
- Adam Savage

I did I Love My Wife on Broadway in 1978,
and then went into television land.
Now things are starting to come together in the way
I thought they might when I was a kid.
- Tom Wopat

I must say I find television very educational.
The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
- Groucho Marx

I'm in my 80s and not a keen television fan.
- Nigel Kneale

I can't turn on the television without seeing me,
or open the newspaper without seeing me and,
honestly, I'm sick to death of me.
- Elizabeth Edwards

I've been doing a lot of music for films and television for quite a few years.
- Jan Hammer

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

Television is a young person's medium.
- Bernard Cornwell

I want to make smart television.
- Michael Ironside

I grew up in the theatre.
It's where I got my start.
Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue
about the theatre is beyond perfection.
- Aaron Sorkin

I have got up at truly deplorable hours in the morning
to confront Vancouver's Jack Webster on television
because I have been told that is the place to get exposure for ideas.
- Barbara Amiel

No, I worked a lot for European television,
doing documentaries in Brazil.
- Walter Salles

The movie, if I recall, didn't have to do with the
television show because there were concerns from everyone
that they didn't want it to be like the TV show.
- David Selby


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