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Paddy Chayefsky Quotes and Sayings

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Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Related topics: Politics

You don't send a man to his death because you want a hero.
- Paddy Chayefsky

God save us from people who do the morally right thing.
It's always the rest of us who get broken in half.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Artists don't talk about art.
Artists talk about work.
If I have anything to say to young writers,
it's stop thinking of writing as art.
Think of it as work.
- Paddy Chayefsky

 

You British plundered half the world for your own profit.
Let's not pass it off as the Age of Enlightenment.
- Paddy Chayefsky

I'm a man without a corporation.
- Paddy Chayefsky

It's always the generals with the bloodiest records
who are the first to shout what a hell it is.
And it's always the war widows who lead the Memorial Day parades.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Postman is a media analyst and his theory is that television
doesn't influence our culture,
but that it is our culture and the presidency and anything
that relies on television.
- Val Kilmer

Television contracts the imagination and radio expands it.
- Terry Wogan

I don't really get a chance to watch much television.
- Will Estes

Directing television is really hard -
it's so fast.
You shoot an hour show in seven days.
- Steve Buscemi

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

You make a choice whether or not to turn that TV on.
We didn't even have a television in the house.
- Christine Baranski

It's not listed in the Bible, but my spiritual gift,
my specific calling from God, is to be a television talk-show host.
- Jim Bakker

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

But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about.
We don't do a lot of violent shows.
When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.
- Aaron Spelling

Even as voters, we try to keep up with the guys as much as possible,
mainly through television or ESPN.
- Marcus Allen

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

People magazine had been around for a short period of time,
but nobody had thought about putting entertainment
news on a nightly basis on television.
- Mary Hart

Television and film acting is really fun because you
are working with other people and you are not completely
responsible for the outcome of the project.
- Alex Borstein

I go to my physical therapist to keep fighting it and
one of them told me if you don't use it,
you lose it, but I know we're on television so I won't
say what I would often say.
- Teri Garr

I had - all my life, everybody who knew me thought
that I would probably grow up to be a reporter,
a newspaper reporter because we didn't have much television in those days.
- Bob Schieffer

I've always had an inquisitive mind about everything
from flowers to television sets to motor cars.
Always pulled them apart - couldn't put 'em back,
but always extremely interested in how things work.
- Craig Johnston

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

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

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
- Fred Allen

I never weigh myself, but the brutal truth of television
is that they don't employ old people or fat people.
- Ruby Wax

Look at television and how comparatively few minorities are out there.
- Gedde Watanabe

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

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

We love television because television brings us a world
in which television does not exist.
- Barbara Ehrenreich

Anyone who relies exclusively on television for his
or her knowledge of the world is making a serious mistake.
- Steve Powers

Today's audience knows more about what's on television than what's in life.
- Larry Gelbart

I directed before I was even in television;
I directed in the theatre for seven years,
so that was my trade anyway.
But in the UK, I've given up any hope of being considered a director.
- Mel Smith

I stared at the television in shock,
watching as my private life was revealed to the world.
- Donna Rice

It was considered that you were stepping down by doing television.
I almost turned Cybill down because I so wanted to
remain a theater actress.
- Christine Baranski

I think what we need is a more welcoming mode from
the people who put on a hundred million country-western shows on television.
How about a monthly jazz show?
- Sonny Rollins

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

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

There is a lot to life, and a lot more than just television to life.
- Bryant Gumbel

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

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Television enables you to be entertained in your home
by people you wouldn't have in your home.
- David Frost

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

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

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

The idea of stardom was difficult to grasp.
It was like being schizophrenic; there was her,
the woman on television, and the real me.
- Jessica Savitch

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

I've worked in television long enough to know that
when you stop enjoying that type of thing you go home and do something else.
- Mark Haddon

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

The demand for standup in the eighties was created
by how easy it was to exploit 'comedians' and create
very cheap television programming.
- Marc Maron

I'd never seen any television before I started.
- Nigel Kneale

Television probably has become the most evocative,
widely observed signpost we have.
- Robert Adams

I liked television, and television liked me.
- Joel Siegel

The Wilmington, Delaware, television station that bills
itself as The Family Minded Station is Channel 69.
- Jonathan Carroll

We decided we didn't want to do a musical for TV because
the idea of writing a musical that would be seen on
television once seems insane.
- Neil Tennant

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


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