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Frederic Raphael Quotes and Sayings

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

As Oscar Wilde should have said, when bad ideas have nowhere else to go,
they emigrate to America and become university courses.
- Frederic Raphael

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 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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Television is an invention that permits you to be entertained
in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home.
- David Frost

TV critics, who traditionally hate television and make
their living writing about it,
often didn't like what I did on the air.
- Charles Kuralt

My father hated radio and could not wait for television
to be invented so he could hate that too.
- Peter De Vries

Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good
television news is always substance over form.
- Jessica Savitch

There are days when any electrical appliance in the house,
including the vacuum cleaner, seems to offer more entertainment
possibilities than the television set.
- Harriet Van Horne

I watched television a little, but I mostly just drew and read magazines.
- Stephen Sprouse

I don't think you can really make television based
on what you think audiences want.
You can only make stories that you like,
because you have to watch it so many times.
- Dick Wolf

We didn't have television in those days,
and many people didn't even have radios.
My mother would read aloud to my father and me in the evening.
- Beverly Cleary

I never stopped making pictures.
There were times when more of my income was coming from other sources,
and I had to devote more time to television and movies and records.
- Martin Mull

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing.
It didn't change people's habits.
It just kept them inside the house.
- Alfred Hitchcock

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

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

I rode into the dawning world of television in 1944 on a train.
- Johnny Olson

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

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

I worked at a local television station and I got a
chance to direct and do all those things -
worked kiddie shows,
Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that.
- Barry Levinson

There was no television, so the radio provided you with everything.
- Ruben Blades

I never thought television would or could be a long-term commitment.
- Jimmy Smits

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

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

I'm not up on today's television for children,
because it's mostly cartoons that don't seem to interest me.
- William Jackson

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

Television has made places look alike,
and it has transformed the way we see.
A whole generation of Americans, maybe two,
has grown up looking at the world through a lens.
- Ronald Steel

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

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

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

We owe a lot to Thomas Edison - if it wasn't for him,
we'd be watching television by candlelight.
- Milton Berle

Television is in a different time because of reality television,
so it's not as exciting.
- Shemar Moore

When television is good, nothing is better.
When it's bad, nothing is worse.
- Newton N. Minow

On television, everyone talks and they don't care about the mechanics.
- Paul Winchell

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

On the one hand, young theatre directors were coming to television theatre,
because they wanted to get closer to the cinema,
despite having studied and worked for the theatre.
- Andrzej Wajda

Germany is probably the richest country in Western Europe.
Yet they wouldn't take any television with Duke and Ella,
their reaction being that people weren't interested in it.
- Norman Granz

Bill Hanna and I owe an awful lot to television,
but we both got our start and built the first phase
of our partnership in the movies.
- Joseph Barbera

I think I thought it would be important for electronics as we knew it then,
but that was a much simpler business and electronics
was mostly radio and television and the first computers.
- Jack Kilby

Television is the most perfect democracy.
You sit there with your remote control and vote.
- Aaron Brown

And also there wasn't much money in television in those days anyhow.
- Jim Henson

I'd really been wanting to do a television series.
I was looking for a comedy.
- Jeanne Tripplehorn

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

Television is more interesting than people.
If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room.
- Alan Coren

Mostly, I was only interested in television as a kid,
and the majority of reading material I collected was
an adjunct to that central concern,
comic books and magazines included.
- Chris Ware

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

I was sued by a woman who claimed that she became pregnant
because she watched me on television and I bent her contraceptive coil.
- Uri Geller

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

Twin Peaks was special because it was so groundbreaking.
In the early '90s it really changed television a lot.
A bunch of weird shows, like Northern Exposure,
came on after that.
- Sherilyn Fenn

Television wasn't prestigious.
- Dorothy Malone

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
- Fred Allen

The latest wrinkle is on wrinkles.
There is a widespread belief that women can't grow old in television news.
- Jessica Savitch

I humbly apologise for reality Television.
- Cilla Black

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

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 do still like television very much,
but the theatre does really have something special about it.
- Sarah Sutton

I don't think that Yahoo or any other Internet company
should try to become a television network.
We will be nowhere if we have to create our own content.
- Terry Semel

Television is simply automated daydreaming.
- Lee Loevinger


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