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Nicholas Johnson Quotes and Sayings

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All television is educational television.
The question is: what is it teaching?
- Nicholas Johnson

A viewer who skips the advertising is the moral equivalent of a shoplifter.
- Nicholas Johnson

It used to be that people needed products to survive.
Now products need people to survive.
- Nicholas Johnson

Taxing poor families runs counter to decades of effort
to help people lift themselves out of poverty through work.
- Nicholas Johnson

 

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I have never seen a bad television program,
because I refuse to.
God gave me a mind, and a wrist that turns things off.
- Jack Paar

Isn't television glamourous?
- Adam Savage

Life is so fast these days, and we're exposed to so much information.
Television makes us a witness to such misery.
- Gates McFadden

I went on television and I wouldn't say a word;
I feel so stupid when I watch them again.
- Charlotte Gainsbourg

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

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

There's a power in women being women.
There's a role for men, but we don't have to be men,
because we're women.
I think that representing that on television is a cool thing.
- Jenna Elfman

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

Conversation like television set on honeymoon...
unnecessary.
- Peter Sellers

We're just dealing with the kind of warp and woof of television ratings.
- Andrew Heyward

If your working television sits on top of your non-working television,
you might be a redneck.
- Jeff Foxworthy

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

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

Television is a young person's medium.
- Bernard Cornwell

We all know that television is better for women as they get into their 40s.
You could be more three-dimensional,
not just the wife or the mother.
- Dana Delany

Television, despite its enormous presence,
turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory.
- Justin Kaplan

Television doesn't make stars.
It's the written media, the press, that makes stars.
- Chevy Chase

I was one of the first generations to watch television.
TV exposes people to news, to information,
to knowledge, to entertainment.
How is it bad?
- Tom Clancy

I pretended I was living with a television family and
there was no yelling at home and no one hit me.
- Arthur Bremer

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

In film and television we are oftentimes so pampered
that the truths are withheld.
- Charles Keating

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

I like the idea of being out there regularly with an
audience and with a funny gang of people.
That's what I grew up with - doing television,
doing shows every week.
- Eric Idle

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

When I was about 9, I had polio, and people were very
frightened for their children,
so you tended to be isolated.
I was paralyzed for a while, so I watched television.
- Francis Ford Coppola

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

We were the laughingstock of that first season...
It was with great relish several years later that I
received a TV Guide award for favorite actress on television.
- Roma Downey

I'm just kind of taking a break now and enjoying the
freedom of making my own choices.
When you're on a television show for six years,
they run your schedule.
- Andrew Shue

And I believe that you never be limited in what you do,
so I like to do movies, I like to do television.
- Harvey Fierstein

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

I think a newspaper should be provocative,
stir 'em up, but you can't do that on television.
It's just not on.
- Rupert Murdoch

Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain.
- Jessica Savitch

Fox News is hated because they're elitists,
and the worst winners television's ever seen.
- Keith Olbermann

Even on television, the wavelengths that you use,
they have to be distributed between countries.
- Hans Blix

In television, everything is gone with the speed of light,
literally.
It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality.
- Charles Kuralt

Women didn't want to watch other women on television
because they were jealous of their husbands' diverted attention.
- Jessica Savitch

The movie, if I recall, didn't have to do with the
television show because there were concerns from everyone
that they didn't want it to be like the TV show.
- David Selby

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

My parents found what I was interested in and encouraged me.
They didn't put me in front of a television and buy lots of toys,
the way some American parents do.
- Nastassja Kinski

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

I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech,
adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices.
What role does silence have in all this noise?
- Federico Fellini

Personally, I don't think the film and television industries
are run as well as they used to be.
Oh sure, we've got great digital effects now but...
where are the visionaries?
- Bill Mumy

Random chance seems to have operated in our favor ...
there was no deity involved.
- Spock character in the Star Trek television series

I want to do theater and I am looking forward to doing
more Television and Movies.
I also want to direct some plays in theater workshops
for people with disabilities.
- Chris Burke

I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art
of talking about oneself.
- Stephen Fry

The thing that cracks me up is how these reality characters
start out thrilled and excited just to be on television,
and how they move to thinking they are as big as the Friends.
- Kathy Griffin

In the television age, the key distinction is between
the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose.
- Richard M. Nixon

It is commonly agreed that children spend more hours
per year watching television than in the classroom,
and far less in actual conversation with their parents.
- Paul Weyrich

I like television.
I still believe that television is the most powerful
form of communication on Earth -
I just hate what is being done with it.
- Alton Brown

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

I grew up in the world of bad television,
on my dad's sets and then as a young schmuck on dating shows and so on.
- George Clooney


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