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Isn't television glamourous? ...
by Adam Savage

Isn't television glamourous?
- Adam Savage

This is the point in the show where we say,
"Oh, what else do we have in the van that's flammable?"
- Adam Savage

I would have to say that looked like it hurt.
- Adam Savage

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
- Adam Savage

 

My advice is keep your lips away from the spinning things.
- Adam Savage

There is no dignity in television.
- Adam Savage

The only thing that differentiates you and me from
a couple of fourteen year old pyromaniacs is balistic glass!
- Adam Savage

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In the spirit of science, there really is no such thing
as a "failed experiment."
Any test that yields valid data is a valid test.
- Adam Savage

I wouldn't say jamie is an evil genius.
I'm not sure he's evil and I'm not sure he's a genius.
- Adam Savage

Let's blow some stuff up.
- Adam Savage

The best-case scenario is that the glass shatters in my face!
How do you think that makes me feel?
- Adam Savage

Remember kids, I have life insurance.
- Adam Savage

I have some ideas on how to fix that.
They're not very good ideas, but at least they're ideas!
- Adam Savage

Failure is always an option.
- Adam Savage

That's the show.
it's like 5 minutes of science and then 10 minutes of me hurting myself.
- Adam Savage

Am I about to feel really, really stupid?
- Adam Savage

Firemen have the coolest toys ever!
- Adam Savage

Jamie's gonna go take a break now, and i am going to
continue the on-going process of making a fool of myself
and go ahead and try it myself.
- Adam Savage

That was cool and that sucked all at the same time.
- Adam Savage

We're not leaving here without Buster,
man.
Leave no crash-test dummy behind!
- Adam Savage

That was excellent!
I mean, it didn't do anything, but it looked really cool!
- Adam Savage

I'm not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun...
Not unless I have to!
- Adam Savage

I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid,
gasoline, and cola.
- Adam Savage

Bigger is always better.
- Adam Savage

My dignity and good television - they'll never meet.
- Adam Savage

I just had one of those "what the hell are we doing" moments.
- Adam Savage

Stand back!
I gotta get some rocket fuel out of the fridge!
- Adam Savage

Let's get on our knees and pray.
I don't know to whom.
Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?
- Adam Savage

Jamie doesn't like to do anything hastily,
and I like to do everything incredibly hastily.
So therein you have the dichotomy of our patterns.
- Adam Savage

That aesthetic of the Star Wars universe:
the do-it-yourself,
hotrod ethic that George Lucas exported from his childhood,
is exactly the same kind of soul behind what we do and build for the show.
It may not look pretty, but it gets the job done.
- Adam Savage

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

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

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

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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And I tried it and I felt, I guess I must have been
pulled in by the red light of television and now I've been on TV since 1992.
- Star Jones

The television critic, whatever his pretensions,
does not labour in the same vineyard as those he criticizes;
his grapes are all sour.
- Frederic Raphael

We love television because television brings us a world
in which television does not exist.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

I was always singing and dancing for my mother when
I wasn't glued to the television watching I Love Lucy
or the Carol Burnett Show.
- Debra Messing

You must not demand the failure of your peers,
because the more good things that are around in film,
in television, in theater - why the better it is for all of us.
- Jerome Lawrence

At the same time, television theatre became more visibly active.
- Andrzej Wajda

I liked television, and television liked me.
- Joel Siegel

I would like to host a show, something like travel
or cooking or something like that,
something I'm really interested in, and so I'm pitching
a couple television shows.
- Trishelle Cannatella

There's so much comedy on television.
Does that cause comedy in the streets?
- Dick Cavett

Since writing JAWS, I've been lucky enough to do close
to forty television shows about wildlife in the oceans,
and yes, I have been attacked by sea creatures once in a while.
- Peter Benchley

I doubt if the public thought of me as Christ when
they next saw me as Temple Houston on television.
- Jeffrey Hunter

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

Television sounded really different than the Ramones
sounded really different than us sounded really different
than Blondie sounded really different than the Sex Pistols.
- David Byrne

But now I have a lot of little kids who watched Invader
Zim whenever they could find it on television.
- Jhonen Vasquez

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

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

Television really does offer still great parts for women,
cable in particular.
- Christine Lahti

There is a lot to life, and a lot more than just television to life.
- Bryant Gumbel

I was mostly interested in it as a theatrical film.
Personally, I am not so interested in television,
simply because I don't watch television myself.
I'm into movies.
- Bille August

Television has created a nation of news junkies who
tune in every night to get their fix on the world.
- Robert MacNeil

In television you go in with this operating system that it is a crapshoot.
- David Ogden Stiers

Art is moral passion married to entertainment.
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

I think television defeats ventriloquism.
- Paul Winchell

I don't have anything from the television series.
I treasure the videotapes from Columbia House.
- Mark Goddard

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

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


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