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Fred W. Friendly Quotes and Sayings

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Television was supposed to be a national park.
Instead it has become a money machine.
It's a commodity now, just like pork bellies.
- Fred W. Friendly

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

A composite is a euphemism for a lie.
It's disorderly.
It's dishonest and it's not journalism.
- Fred W. Friendly

The news is the one thing the networks can point to with pride.
Everything else they do is crap, and they know it.
- Fred W. Friendly

 

TV is bigger than any story it reports.
It's the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.
- Fred W. Friendly

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)

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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

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

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

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

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

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

To be on television and have my nieces and nephews see me,
and seeing them wear my shirt to the games and be proud,
it's so sweet.
Sometimes it feels like it's just a dream.
- Sue Wicks

If you really think about it, when watching television,
you have product placement all the time.
- Jay Chiat

Television is like the American toaster,
you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime.
- Alfred Hitchcock

People are not in a good mood when any politician's
face appears on television.
- Mark Russell

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

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

I don't know how to do the other, so I won't even consider
television until the audience's taste changes.
- Mary Tyler Moore

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

There is no dignity in television.
- Adam Savage

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

I have a new television show in the works,
and that is all I can say right now.
- Angie Stone

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

The geographical isolation and lack of television made
world happenings and problems seem remote.
- Paul D. Boyer

Aaron Spelling went further than anyone has ever gone for television.
- Linda Evans

I think film and television are really a director's medium,
whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
- Christopher Eccleston

Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit,
the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television.
- Joan Rivers

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits
millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time,
and yet remain lonesome.
- T. S. Eliot

I don't even own a television.
I'm proud of that.
- Moira Kelly

Late night television is ready for someone like me...
standards have gone to an all-time low.
- Howard Stern

I was the first voice of Baltimore television in 1947.
- Jim McKay

Anyone who has seen me spin that heavy,
giant wheel on television knows that I'm not a steroid user.
- Pat Sajak

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

That crossover of whether it's entertainment or news
is the biggest crock of b.s.
in television today, because it's all entertainment.
- Vince McMahon

Television is simply automated daydreaming.
- Lee Loevinger

Television probably has become the most evocative,
widely observed signpost we have.
- Robert Adams

You know, I'm almost out of the habit of watching episodic television now.
- Dick Van Dyke

I really hate sitcoms on television with canned laughter and stuff.
What really makes me laugh is the real-life stuff.
I've got a dry sense of humor.
- Katie Price

I was initially a leading man, but only on television.
- Gary Cole

While theoretically and technically television may be feasible,
commercially and financially it is an impossibility.
- Lee De Forest

Gleason became like a mentor of mine.
I had Gleason helping me on television,
Godfrey on radio.
- Larry King

In television, women can really run anything.
It can be a comedy, it can be a drama,
it can be genre, it can be anything.
But in films, women are still getting to the top.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

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

Mass communication, radio, and especially television,
have attempted, not without success,
to annihilate every possibility of solitude and reflection.
- Eugenio Montale

Babylon 5 is probably the biggest, most ambitious television
science fiction series ever made.
It's one big novel told over five years with 110 different stories told within it.
- Bill Mumy

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
- Fred Allen

Well, you'll find the most boring part of it is the waiting,
at least if it's in films anyway.
Television's a lot faster, but the product...
I don't think it's as good as a film.
- Lee Hazlewood

It never occurred to me that I'd be on a television
show or in feature films but when those came into play
my dreams changed along the way.
- Camryn Manheim

In the age of television, image becomes more important than substance.
- S. I. Hayakawa

Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room.
Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America -
not on the battlefields of Vietnam.
- Marshall McLuhan

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

The sense of national catastrophe is inevitably heightened in a television age,
when the whole country participates in it.
- R. W. Apple, Jr.

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

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

I'm sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme.
- Paul Muldoon

There's an awful lot of terrible television which I could do,
but I mostly stick to Have I Got News for You.
- Ian Hislop

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

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

Almost the first thing I did when I became ill was
to buy a truly good television set.
- Harold Brodkey

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

I always say if you've seen good acting on television,
those actors are really good.
Because there's just not enough time.
You don't have any preparation.
- Sasha Alexander

Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.
- Shimon Peres


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