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J. Irwin Miller Quotes and Sayings

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Television preachers extract money from the poor to
live in a style and to indulge in shameful acts which
equal or outdo the worst of the Renaissance Popes.
- J. Irwin Miller

I would be a poorer person if the only things I knew
were what I had found out for myself.
- J. Irwin Miller

I think most of us sense that it is a responsibility
of the humanities to try to help better the conduct
of human beings in their lives and manifold professional activities.
- J. Irwin Miller

The most important service to others is service to
those who are not like yourself.
- J. Irwin Miller

 

The calling of the humanities is to make us truly human
in the best sense of the word.
- J. Irwin Miller

We are afraid to face the hard questions.
We are willing to tackle drugs, crime,
and public education only if it doesn't cost us any new taxes.
- J. Irwin Miller

Business chief executive officers and their boards
succumb to the pressures of the financial markets and
their fears of takeovers and pour out their energies
to produce quarterly earnings -
at the expense of building their companies for the long term.
- J. Irwin Miller

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The decline of manners, the cynical pursuit without
shame or restraint of personal advantage and of money characterizes our times,
not without exceptions, of course, but more than we
ought to be comfortable with.
- J. Irwin Miller

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

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

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

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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

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

I'd like us to deliver a little message to all the
men still out there who think it's the '50s,
and coming home simply means watching television with a beer.
- Patricia Richardson

I come from an everyday middle class family in India.
The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls.
- Lavrenti Lopes

Time is money, as they say, and it was never more apropos
than on a television show,
where a minute is worth about $200!
- Dirk Benedict

Europe has a press that stresses opinions;
America a press,
radio, and television that emphasize news.
- James Reston

Television has spread the habit of instant reaction
and stimulated the hope of instant results.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

I was fired from my television job, simple as that.
Well, downsized, really, a classic 1990s situation.
- Lee Child

Local television and local TV news isn't telling the
voters about local candidates.
- Reed Hundt

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

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

I didn't realize that television has gone through immense
changes and has become very progressive.
- Kiefer Sutherland

Book - what they make a movie out of for television.
- Leonard L. Levinson

Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.
- William Westmoreland

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

Every movie I've been in has ended up on television.
- Tony Curtis

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

I think television defeats ventriloquism.
- Paul Winchell

Anyway, that was the germ of the idea and of course...
you know this was early days of sociology and whatever,
especially on television.
- Michael Apted

I think Les Moonves is the most highly overrated person in television.
- Donald Trump

Television and film are our libraries now.
Our history books.
- David Strathairn

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

It's important to me that I look good on television because,
let's face it, I'm single, and you want somebody to
watch the show and fall in love with you.
- Camryn Manheim

Sometimes it's like watching a train wreck.
You're uncomfortable, but you just can't help yourself.
Some of those so-called bad interviews actually turned
into compelling television.
- Tony Danza

We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books,
making films or producing a television program.
These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.
- Alexander Kluge

And you know, we did it as an independent film,
and we weren't expecting it to be on television,
and Lifetime ended up buying it.
And the viewers responded intensely to that film.
- Jenna Elfman

The theater is a tough place.
It's not cushioned the way it is in film and television.
- Patti LuPone

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

In this country, you have movie actors and theatre
actors and television actors.
- Max von Sydow

I think the idea of creating a television news source
that is not beholden to corporate interests is nirvana.
- Phil Donahue

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

I made a rule for myself that the only television things
I would do would be my own stories.
- Nigel Kneale

The nuclear generator of brain sludge is television.
- Dave Barry

Much of the messy advertising you see on television
today is the product of committees.
Committees can criticize advertisements,
but they should never be allowed to create them.
- David Ogilvy

I had spent many years before I was 31 hearing people tell me,
Oh Man, you're so funny, you need to be in television.
But that and a quarter won't get you on a bus.
- Chi McBride

I probably would be continuing to do voice-overs,
continuing to do cartoon shows, and at the same time
I'd probably be on a sitcom or a dramatic television show.
- Casey Kasem

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

Television is a golden goose that lays scrambled eggs;
and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar.
Anyway, more people like scrambled eggs than caviar.
- Lee Loevinger

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

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

Somehow, by just continually pestering the general
public by appearing on television,
they accepted me and wanted more.
- Chris Elliott

Get me well so I can get on television and tell people to stop smoking.
- Nat King Cole

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

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

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

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

Ronald Reagan is clearly to television what Franklin Roosevelt was to radio.
- David R. Gergen

I hate television.
I hate it as much as peanuts.
But I can't stop eating peanuts.
- Orson Welles

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

When I came to England at the very beginning of commercial
television it was easy for me because I was only doing
one or two shows a week at most.
It was really a holiday.
- Richard Lester


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