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Television Quotes

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To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

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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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred 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 is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

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 worked at a local television station and I got a
chance to direct and do all those things -
worked kiddie shows,
Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that.
- Barry Levinson

Television is the most perfect democracy.
You sit there with your remote control and vote.
- Aaron Brown

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 messed around in high school, but I pretty much put
it away until I did a television show in San Francisco.
- Gary Cole

And then I went into television; and then television
moved from the East Coast to Hollywood.
- Skitch Henderson

And so I was doing that and starving and somebody said
you should model and I ran when they told me how much
money you could make and I did a television commercial the first job.
- Sela Ward

I doubt if the public thought of me as Christ when
they next saw me as Temple Houston on television.
- Jeffrey Hunter

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

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

Watching television in those days was not the same
experience as it is today.
After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.
- Annette Funicello

Internet mailing lists are like Fox television shows.
They have really cool previews, and they get you all excited about them,
but they just don't live up to their promises.
- John Dobbin

I'm in my 80s and not a keen television fan.
- Nigel Kneale

I'm never at my best on television.
There's a row of cameras between you and the audience,
and it's very weird, very confusing.
- Shania Twain

The facts of life are that a child who has seen war
cannot be compared with a child who doesn't know what
war is except from television.
- Sophia Loren

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable
force to an immovable object.
- Laurence J. Peter

So, I understand when they make a mistake and everyone
at home is throwing their shoe at the television set.
- Vanna White

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

He who is created by television can be destroyed by television.
- Theodore White

I don't know how to do the other, so I won't even consider
television until the audience's taste changes.
- Mary Tyler Moore

Right now, more people enjoy movies,
music,
television and movies than they do video games.
- J Allard

Television is more interesting than people.
If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room.
- Alan Coren

Year Two is a critical year for any television show.
- Josh Schwartz

I think film and television are really a director's medium,
whereas theatre is the actor's medium.
- Christopher Eccleston

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

The claim "I was only following orders" has been used
to justify too many tragedies in our history.
- Captain Picard of the television series
STAR TREK: The Next Generation

My first Top of the Pops I didn't want to do.
I was terrified.
I'd never done television before.
Seeing the video afterwards was like watching myself die.
- Kate Bush

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

There were no competitions on television.
The first skating competition I ever remember seeing
on television was the 1968 Olympics when Peggy Fleming won.
- Dorothy Hamill

I've always just gone with the best role,
and I don't care if it's in theater,
film or television.
- Kristen Johnston

Redd Foxx was the same gruff old codger you saw on television.
- Charley Pride

I have this phobia: I don't like mirrors.
And I don't watch myself on television.
If anything comes on, I make them shut it off,
or I leave the room.
- Pamela Anderson

My mother was watching on television and she doesn't want me to hurt anyone.
- George Foreman

Rather than lose the public because television is here,
wouldn't it be smart to adopt television as our instrument?
- Adolph Zukor

Martyrs cannot be silenced.
- the television show Star Trek: The Next Generation

I knew when I grew up, I always wanted to be a liar,
and if you're in television, you're lying because you're
just pretending to be yourself much like I'm doing now.
- John Ritter

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

Modern politics today requires a mastery of television.
I've never really warmed up to television and,
in fairness to television, it's never warmed up to me.
- Walter F. Mondale

Television is not vulgar because people are vulgar;
it is vulgar because people are similar in their prurient
interests and sharply differentiated in their civilized concerns.
- George Gilder

I watched television a little, but I mostly just drew and read magazines.
- Stephen Sprouse

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

I think that's one of the most important gifts we have in television -
the ability to heal through laughter.
- Soleil Moon Frye

Television's Mr. Filth: that's me.
- Dennis Potter

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

No, I worked a lot for European television,
doing documentaries in Brazil.
- Walter Salles

It is about this very abstract sense of displacement
that he feels the moment he turns off the television.
- Atom Egoyan

I'm sure 50 percent of television ads use rhyme.
- Paul Muldoon

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

Most of my peers in television seem to be from a different planet.
I don't hang out with any of them.
- Trisha Goddard

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

Washington is the only city in the world where you
can go to a black-tie dinner and there at the foot
of the table is a television set up to catch a press conference.
- Hugh Newell Jacobsen

Yes, we're trying some new stuff.
Some of it might work.
Some of it might not.
This, of course, is the nature of episodic television.
They can't all be gems.
- Marc Cherry

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

More teenagers go to movies or rent a tape of a movie
than sit down and watch sitcoms on television.
- Mindy Cohn

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

Conservatives sense a link between television and drugs,
but they do not grasp the nature of this connection.
- Christopher Lasch


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