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Newton N. Minow Quotes and Sayings

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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television.
It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet.
A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.
- Andy Rooney

I don't watch television.
I'm not a TV guy.
- Gary Lockwood

The justices have constitutionally protected obscenity in libraries,
filth over cable television, and now unlimited internet pornography.
- Phyllis Schlafly

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

The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television.
What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.
- Ashley Montagu

At the moment I'm enjoying a new challenge at the Royal Opera House,
but I'm also keen to pursue my interest in television
and particularly in science.
- Deborah Bull

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

I want to make smart television.
- Michael Ironside

Television, although It's in steep decline,
still occasionally gives voices to people who don't have voices.
- Christopher Eccleston

I don't think I miss anything by not watching television.
- Alexandra Paul

So many people treat you like you're a kid so you might
as well act like one and throw your television out of the hotel window.
- Gerard Way

I know it sounds hokey but I think, ultimately,
on television you can't hide who you are.
- Robert Urich

Television provides the opportunity for an ongoing story -
the opportunity to meld the cast and the characters and a world,
and to spend more time there.
- David Lynch

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

This thing that Colin Powell's son is expected to do
is kind of scary when you think that television and
radio and newspapers are what make people think what they think.
- Jim McKay

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

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

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

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

Live theater to me is much more free than the movies or television.
- Eartha Kitt

I got my heroes secondhand, from television and movies,
to a certain extent.
- Brad Bird

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

News is something that happens that matters to you,
which is not most of what we watch on television.
- Val Kilmer

Animation did not become the dominant form of children's
television until the '60s.
- Annette Funicello

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

I was delighted to have lines when they came -
learning lines for film isn't a problem,
but television is a little different,
because we shot those shows the whole way through.
- David Selby

Television has dried up for my generation,
so it's plays and films.
- Michael Gambon

The success of The Simpsons really opened doors.
It showed that if you were working in animation you
didn't necessarily have to be working in kids' television.
- Seth MacFarlane

Why something in the public interest such as television news can be fought over,
like a chain of hamburger stands, eludes me.
- Jimmy Breslin

More Asians need to be on television as a positive role model.
- Kiana Tom

Most of my life I was occupied with American television and American food.
My ethnicity was my choice.
It still is.
- Isaac Mizrahi

But I never, never thought of the ministry nor did -
of course,
television when I was growing up, there was no television.
So I didn't know anything about it.
- Pat Robertson

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

It's a word called symbiotic, you send the messages
and it comes back in return.
Together, it's a wonderful thing, it's why television
is so great and film can never reach.
- Robert Stack

I just always had a love for television and movies.
- Bruce Boxleitner

I never really wanted to be an actor.
And that was the beginning of it, I began to write
things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
- Barry Levinson

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

I'm a writer.
Now I've started to be on television.
I have a big mouth.
And I have good TV teeth, they say.
- Steven Cojocaru

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

Television sounded really different than the Ramones
sounded really different than us sounded really different
than Blondie sounded really different than the Sex Pistols.
- David Byrne

Well I'm not much of a singer.
But it's been a really nice time to do film,
television, theater and have it all happening at once.
That wasn't planned but it just happens.
- Peter Krause

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

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

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 has tremendous power over our lives.
- Julie Nixon Eisenhower

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

Isn't television glamourous?
- Adam Savage

Television is now the dominant factor in the lives
of too many American children.
- Paul Weyrich

It is ridiculous that somebody picks up the phone and
calls somebody they see on television.
Why don't they call somebody in their area? Don't they know about that?
- Trisha Goddard

To have my fan club.
I am very proud of doing everything.
I try to support my parents, friends and fans.
I am also proud of my performing in the visual arts,
and motion television.
- Chris Burke

You do show after show after show and get them done and on the air.
Television devours material.
We work a minimum of 12, 14 hours, and often 15,
18 hours a day.
- Parker Stevenson

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

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


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