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Jack Gould Quotes and Sayings

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Commercials on television are similar to sex and taxes;
the more talk there is about them,
the less likely they are to be curbed.
- Jack Gould

One does not allow the plumbers to decide the temperature,
depth and timing of a bath.
- Jack Gould

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

I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half.
- Jack Gould

 

Commercials were too phony for me.
I just didn't like selling products I didn't believe in.
- River Phoenix

Same thing, like my commercials are often times really
funny because I tend to find 30 seconds is a really
good amount of time to tell a joke.
- Alex Winter

When I started out in Canada, I did a lot of voice-overs and commercials.
- Andrea Martin

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I remember saying in college that I would never do commercials.
- Rob Corddry

That's why I've always been appreciative of truly creative radio commercials.
- Richard Roeper

I did some commercials and a couple of B movies,
then a few pilots that didn't go anywhere.
Eventually I did the pilot for Beverly Hills,
90210.
The rest is history.
- Brian Austin Green

I direct a lot of TV commercials and music videos.
- Alex Winter

It's been amazing, the number of commercials that I've done,
starting back in 1968.
It must be 8,000.
- Casey Kasum

People read things into my commercials that don't even exist.
- Calvin Klein

Commercials capture your attention, that's all.
- Calvin Klein

Political commercials encourage the deceptive,
the destructive and the degrading.
- John O'Toole

I remember when metal was something you really had to search out,
and now I hear it on car commercials.
- Trevor Dunn

Good work is good work wherever it's done,
in a play, a motion picture or television,
and that includes commercials.
- Parker Stevenson

I hear a lot of bad TV commercials that try to sound like Where It's At.
That pretty much turned me off from using the electric
piano for a lot of years.
- Beck

I did commercials since I was 16, and that's kind of acting,
depending on what you're selling.
- Joan Severance

I skip through the programming to watch the commercials.
- Mel Karmazin

I started working at the age of 2, doing commercials
and modeling in New York.
- Nancy McKeon

It was a lot of fun doing the Nike commercials,
too.
- Jason Mewes

The modern Little Red Riding Hood, reared on singing commercials,
has no objection to being eaten by the wolf.
- Marshall McLuhan

I did my own music videos, my own TV commercials.
- Helen Reddy

I started as a teenager going up on commercials.
- Fran Drescher

Tony Kaye is great with that kind of stuff.
Up until American History X, he had only done commercials.
- Ethan Suplee

Just look at the messages today's media are sending everybody,
from TV and commercials to actors and singers.
Kids are just drowning in that 24-7 and it's getting really bad.
- Evan Rachel Wood

I travel a lot to promote the perfumes and to do the commercials.
- Gabriela Sabatini

The agency was desperate to get started with the commercials in 1976,
but I was working on Star Wars.
- David Prowse

Commercials that are geared towards kids.
I think they should just, like, wipe them out.
- Mark Ruffalo

Basically, right before college I got into the Guinness
book for my feet and started to do local commercials and little radio spots,
just little things and found I really liked it.
- Matthew McGrory

I think I have between twenty and thirty commercials playing at present.
- Thayer David

Most sermons sound to me like commercials -
but I can't make out whether God is the Sponsor or the Product.
- Mignon McLaughlin

I had kicked around the idea for Good Eats when I was directing commercials.
- Alton Brown

In case you haven't caught the commercials,
I'm in the new SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
- David Hasselhoff

I just want the same thing Joe Montana got when he was MVP.
He got respect.
He got commercials.
He got everything.
- Jerry Rice

The threat to free television.
The reason television is free is because it is a life
support system for commercials.
That fundamental aspect is about to change.
- Dick Wolf

I was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant,
driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck,
and doing commercials and documentaries.
- Richard Donner

But I did make some money doing commercials.
I did fourteen in one year.
- Dabney Coleman

I wanted to just do a one-act play for 26 minutes,
with commercials at the beginning and end.
For years, I couldn't get my way.
They wanted to interrupt three times.
- Norman Lear

The blessing is that everyone knows who I am because of the commercials.
- Carrot Top

Seeing a murder on television can help work off one's antagonisms.
And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I always thought marketing in general was an interesting kind of thing.
I always liked commercials and billboards.
- Carrot Top

I said I would do all the films about the commercials,
and the films about ball-bearings and Ford tractors and so on,
if once a year they gave me money for a free film.
- Karel Reisz

Politics is gut; commercials are gut.
- Frank Luntz

In England, there are so many TV commercials with nudity in them,
and there are so many TV programs that show nudity on a regular basis.
It's becoming more of a norm.
- Mark Roberts

I started off in a small theatre performance company
and worked my way into commercials.
- Devon Sawa

I became a real Shell Motor Oil expert,
and I did this 25-minute film.
It turned out really well and, as a result,
they offered me more work and lots of commercials to direct.
- Renny Harlin

I walked in thinking, 'I have ten movies under my belt
and now they want me to go back to making commercials?' I said,
if I do that, I want it to be funny.
- Orlando Jones

Many of you might already recognize me as the guy in
the question-mark suits appearing in the late night
TV commercials and on the cover of educational books and CDs.
- Matthew Lesko

I loved cutting together simple commercials about margarine or soft drinks -
all kinds of silly products -
but I tried to make the commercials different.
- Renny Harlin

I get offered to do stuff where the money's nice but
it's not something I want to do -
I get offered a lot of commercials too.
- Spike Lee

I was very outgoing, and a good-looking kid.
I started doing all the catalogs.
I made 60 commercials by the time I was 6.
I must have been a natural, because I never took an acting lesson.
- Rick Schroder

I had been doing plays in New York and on a whim we
packed up and moved West,
I started doing commercials and plays and guest star
spots on TV and one thing led to another and I got Knots Landing.
- Joan Van Ark

In TV, and in particular in commercials,
you don't really need to explain very much at all -
you just say he's a spy and he's a little bit theatrical
and overblown and smug and he's not very good at his job.
- Rowan Atkinson

A lot of student directors used to pick other students
to be in their graduate films,
so.
I ended up doing a couple of them just for fun.
Eventually, I got an agent through a friend and I did some commercials;
then I got Knots Landing.
- Brian Austin Green

One survey that I saw that was published I think in
Variety or Electronic Media within the last three weeks
says that now the average hour of radio in the United
States has 18 minutes of commercials.
- Robert McChesney

I was a bartender in New York and I overheard this
girl saying she made $3000 doing a commercial.
A kid at work told me, 'Hey, I know this director and he'd really like you!'.
So I walked into this guy's office and was like 'I
was thinking maybe I could make $3000' and he hired me for commercials,
short films, like 15 jobs in a row.
- Pauley Perrette

TIVO executives stand up and say, 'Well,
we're not getting rid of commercials,
but we are letting them fast forward,
because people like commercials, and if they see one
that they like they stop and watch it.'
I mean,
please.
- Dick Wolf

I often feel that my days in New York City,
that I was here for five years, didn't get one job,
went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap,
not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do
some commercials thank God.
- Aaron Eckhart

The whole world loves American movies,
blue jeans, jazz and rock and roll.
It is probably a better way to get to know our country
than by what politicians or airline commercials represent.
- Billy Joel

The funny thing about commercials to me is that many
of them now don't even mention the product until the very end.
You don't really know what the commercial is all about.
They're kind of like little movies, like shorts,
and that's why I think they're so entertaining.
- Kevin Nealon

Our fathers were actually business partners in the same real-estate firm,
and we got together and thought, How can we get a movie
together and get distribution and create a new movie
genre? We started by making satires of commercials.
- David Zucker

A guy is a lump like a doughnut.
So, first you gotta get rid of all the stuff his mom did to him.
And then you gotta get rid of all that macho crap that
they pick up from beer commercials.
And then there's my personal favorite,
the male ego.
- Roseanne Barr

And that's what happened to that show.
It started ordinary, it started really rather bad.
As I said, there was a review that said,
really, we think the commercials are better than the show.
And then it gradually developed.
- Patrick Macnee

I have a company in New York City producing music for commercials,
for radio, TV, features, etc.
That's how I've been making my living.
And now the company is very successful -
to the extent that I can afford to come out and play.
- Chico Hamilton

At the time of Polaroid - and I did a couple of other
commercials just before I stopped doing that stuff -
at that point I was at the level where they respect
you and your opinion and all that sort of thing.
- Jim Henson

One of the things I like about the show is it redefines
the idea of what it is to be a mother,
which at its most basic level is to take care of a child.
It doesn't mean you have to look like the ladies in the Lysol commercials.
- Lauren Graham

You see so many movies...
the younger people who are coming from MTV or who are
coming from commercials and there's no sense of film grammar.
There's no real sense of how to tell a story visually.
It's just cut, cut, cut, cut, cut, you know,
which is pretty easy.
- Peter Bogdanovich

I think people really appreciate clever commercials,
as do I. I think they're very entertaining.
You just have to wade through all the garbage.
That's one of the reasons people watch the Super Bowl.
A lot of them watch it to see the commercials and not the actual game.
- Kevin Nealon

You have to take a huge loss financially to do a play.
You have to put aside the commercials and the speeches
and the other things that put money on the table,
and really save up to do it.
And that's what I've done here.
But it's worth it to me to be in a really good play.
- Dixie Carter


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