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Ernie Kovacs Quotes and Sayings

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

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

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

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

 

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 something the Russians invented to destroy American education.
- Paul Erdos

Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.
- Jessica Savitch

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

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

Savvy observers occasionally note television's resemblance to the weather:
Everybody loves to complain about it,
but nobody can do anything to fix it.
- Michael Medved

The internet is a total inversion of television.
It's the opposite.
- Joel Hodgson

I just think it's fun to remind people that good television
has exited and it can exist again and just to give
them pleasure and enjoy it and make them laugh.
- Jenna Elfman

The mainstream press and television do a very soft
job of covering the press,
either as corporate entities or as news organizations.
- Sydney Schanberg

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

There's something about prime time television and the
way the song is going to come off on the air.
I'm very concerned, very self-conscious about that.
- Jon Secada

I think television's become a downright dangerous thing.
It has no moral barometer whatsoever.
If you want to talk about something that is all about money,
just watch the television.
- Tom Petty

In musical theater you have to be very big and very animated,
while film and television are more toned down.
- Kevin Richardson

The idea of stardom was difficult to grasp.
It was like being schizophrenic; there was her,
the woman on television, and the real me.
- Jessica Savitch

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

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 think television often has dismissed younger people.
They figure, well, they're not really watching news,
that's not our audience.
- Kurt Loder

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

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

It's a good thing Winston Churchill was around before
the shallow age of television.
He might never have become one of the greatest leaders of all time.
- Neil Cavuto

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

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

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

In film and television we are oftentimes so pampered
that the truths are withheld.
- Charles Keating

Simple stories...
emerge as lovely films or television pieces.
- Cyril Cusack

Wouldn't it be great if you could only get AIDS by
giving money to television preachers?
- Elayne Boosler

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

I'm more offended when someone's killed on television
than when there's something that's sensuous or sexual.
So what?
- Calvin Klein

Pete Rozelle used television to get the game to the
American public by creating the Super Bowl and making
it the biggest sporting event in the world.
- Will McDonough

It is about this very abstract sense of displacement
that he feels the moment he turns off the television.
- Atom Egoyan

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

I think it's impossible for any of us not to find television,
and the political process at its best on television,
compelling.
- Peter Jennings

Television makes so much at its worst that it can't afford to do its best.
- Fred W. Friendly

The difference between writing a book and being on
television is the difference between conceiving a child
and having a baby made in a test tube.
- Norman Mailer

I have been inundated with offers to move into a career in television or film,
and these, too, are tempting.
- David Ginola

There is something supremely reassuring about television;
the worst is always yet to come.
- Jack Gould

The one good thing about television is the money;
you can make a lot more money than in newspapers.
- Will McDonough

Modern politics today requires a mastery of television.
I've never really warmed up to television and,
in fairness to television, it's never warmed up to me.
- Walter F. Mondale

Even though the vast majority of my work was outside television,
the amount of creation and inventing that went into
the TV shows was non stop and,
unknown to me, a great strain.
- Paul Daniels

The music and everything we're doing on the stage and
on television backs itself up.
If that's what gets people's curiosity going or brings their attention to us,
that's fine.
- Tina Yothers

We took the whole thing far too seriously.
After all, those were early days in television.
- Ernie Wise

CBS's halftime show during the 2004 Super Bowl was
a new low for television.
- Mike Rogers

It's funny, like 15 years ago when I was a kid doing
all the John Hughes movies,
I remember Bruce Willis was the only guy who was transitioning
from television into film.
- Anthony Michael Hall

Conversation like television set on honeymoon...
unnecessary.
- Peter Sellers

I never weigh myself, but the brutal truth of television
is that they don't employ old people or fat people.
- Ruby Wax

When we did Top of the Pops for the third time,
we decided to do it as a television program here called Come Dancing,
which is not as rude as it sounds.
- Neil Innes

I think my own strengths are in television production.
- Jim Henson

Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention:
people look without seeing,
listen in without hearing.
- Robert Bresson

Recently I've been participating in radio and television
talk programs doing broadcasts and conferences,
and shooting my mouth off and really going to town.
- Peter Maxwell Davies

There is no dignity in television.
- Adam Savage

The radio for these women is like television is for us today,
which is really like looking at the radio.
- Debbie Allen

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

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

Television is what made It's a Wonderful Life the classic it is today.
- Leonard Maltin

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

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


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