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Ronald Steel Quotes and Sayings

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Television has made places look alike,
and it has transformed the way we see.
A whole generation of Americans, maybe two,
has grown up looking at the world through a lens.
- Ronald Steel

Discount air fares, a car in every parking space and
the interstate highway system have made every place accessible -
and every place alike.
- Ronald Steel

Politics as battle has given way to politics as spectacle.
- Ronald Steel

He has not yet become an elder statesman,
though his foreign policy credentials are considerable,
but he is certainly our ancient mariner,
forever tugging at our sleeve to let him tell his tale of what really happened.
- Ronald Steel

 

There is a curious relationship between a candidate
and the reporters who cover him.
It can be affected by small things like a competent press staff,
enough seats, sandwiches and briefings and the ability to understand deadlines.
- Ronald Steel

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

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Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in 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 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

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

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

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

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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

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

If there's anything unsettling to the stomach,
it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
- Marlon Brando

It is a different genre - a show about something other than doctors,
lawyers and cops.
Teachers are something completely different.
I think it makes for very interesting television.
- Chi McBride

If anything, I want to bring television back up to
where it will entertain and engage a gamer.
- Michael Ironside

I think that I recall the nostalgic '50s:
the start of early television and rock-and-roll,
and I think everything seemed to get very generic.
Not much has changed.
- Rick Moranis

In television, women can really run anything.
It can be a comedy, it can be a drama,
it can be genre, it can be anything.
But in films, women are still getting to the top.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

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

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

Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb,
a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.
- Art Buchwald

Television is just one more facet of that considerable
segment of our society that never had any standard but the soft buck.
- Raymond Chandler

I can't think of a performer who is better on television than in person.
- Mark Russell

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

Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room.
Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America -
not on the battlefields of Vietnam.
- Marshall McLuhan

If you're rude for television's sake,
it ain't reality TV.
- Pete Waterman

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

I don't think we use television the way we should or
the way the inventors intended.
- Will McDonough

I must say I find television very educational.
The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.
- Groucho Marx

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

In television you go in with this operating system that it is a crapshoot.
- David Ogden Stiers

Television really does offer still great parts for women,
cable in particular.
- Christine Lahti

Movies are movies, television is television.
- Dirk Benedict

I did a film very quickly, and then a lot of work for television,
and then I did stage work.
- Isabelle Huppert

I grew up without a television.
It meant that I read lots of books and entertained myself.
- Emily Watson

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

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

Television is more of a business.
You can't take as many risks, because there's so many channels now,
and the advertising's dropping.
- Dana Delany

Television is simply automated daydreaming.
- Lee Loevinger

TV critics, who traditionally hate television and make
their living writing about it,
often didn't like what I did on the air.
- Charles Kuralt

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

Sweden was very nice.
I did a lot of television.
I wrote, directed and was in a lot of television there.
- Lee Hazlewood

Television doesn't want to admit it has those dreadful roach ads on anyway.
- Michael O'Donoghue

Isn't television glamourous?
- Adam Savage

Then the early punk rock period with Television and the Ramones.
That's what I loved- that's what I was listening to
immediately prior to when I started to play.
- Arto Lindsay

Television should be kept in its proper place -
beside us,
before us, but never between us and the larger life.
- Robert Fraser

We are drawn to our television sets each April the
way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.
- Vincent Canby

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

I used to take five or six books away and bring five or six books back.
Nobody gave me direction or advice and I read much
in the way that a boy might watch television.
- John McGahern

You must not demand the failure of your peers,
because the more good things that are around in film,
in television, in theater - why the better it is for all of us.
- Jerome Lawrence

Everything is changing in squash.
Lots of television coverage and the game has become very professional.
- Jahangir Khan

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

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

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

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

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

I'm more offended when someone's killed on television
than when there's something that's sensuous or sexual.
So what?
- Calvin Klein

We owe a lot to Thomas Edison - if it wasn't for him,
we'd be watching television by candlelight.
- Milton Berle

I moved to LA and decided to do films and television,
mainly because the theater in New York is totally dead.
- Shirley Knight

I was totally unknown in the television and film industry in Canada.
- Samantha Bee

On television, everyone talks and they don't care about the mechanics.
- Paul Winchell

Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

Lights became so hot they melted mascara on women's
faces in early television.
- Johnny Olson

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


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