Television Quotes

Radio through television becomes a species of Cinema. Why shouldn't Cinema, in turn, become a species of radio?

Isidore Isou

I was on an airplane last year when a talk show began playing on the TVs. I decided to start narrating for the people, which is a really great game if you're ever bored enough. I realized a time will probably come when television will watch us if we're watching it, if that hasn't already happened, figuratively or literally. It sounded like some sort of pseudo-Big Brother nightmare, so I wrote it down.

Brandon Boyd

Television is like the American toaster, you push the button and the same thing pops up everytime.

Alfred Hitchcock

Soon, if we are not prudent, millions of people will be watching each other starve to death through expensive television sets.

Aneurin Bevan

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.

Rita Mae Brown

I heard about the bombings the same way everyone else heard about them, from the television or radio. I did not order them but was very glad for what happened to the Americans there.

Osama bin Laden

Another possible source of guidance for teenagers is television, but television's message has always been that the need for truth, wisdom and world peace pales by comparison with the need for a toothpaste that offers whiter teeth and fresher breath.

Dave Barry

The culture now in television is that the presenter calls the financial and, increasingly, the creative shots. It is comparable to what happened in Hollywood 15 or so years ago.

Terry Wogan

Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.

Gen William C. Westmoreland

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.

Alfred Hitchcock

Some people in our country seem more concerned about respecting the dignity and privacy of criminals and terrorists than they are about having an airport full of people obliterated, or a completely booked hotel blown to bits. Perhaps they think, Let's not get so upset about attacks on our embassies or military bases. Maybe, they surmise, the terrorists have good reason for attacking us. We have no right to be harassing innocent people in our country. For some people, not even the grotesque images that filled our television screens after al Qaeda's blatant attacks on 9/11 seem enough to wake them out of their utopia feel-good world.

John David Ashcroft

Television is a corporate vulgarity.

John Leonard

The Times' new credibility committee report that was issued on Monday very specifically said they will be putting in a policy that reporters must get permission from their department heads to appear on television, which I think is a really good thing.

Daniel Okrent

My belief is that what comes across on the television is a capture of my enthusiasm and my passion for wildlife.

Steve Irwin

Unlike any other form of writing, the stories of episodic television require the blended imagination, talent, and tenacity of a staff of writers.

Daniel Petrie

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object.

Laurence J. Peter

He who is created by television can be destroyed by television.

Theodore H. White

Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Bill Gates

Television is simply automated day-dreaming.

Lee Lovinger

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Fred Allen

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

David Frost

Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.

Ann Landers

I think it's only in a crisis that Americans see other people. It has to be an American crisis, of course. If two countries fight that do not supply the Americans with some precious commodity, then the education of the public does not take place. But when the dictator falls, when the oil is threatened, then you turn on the television and they tell you where the country is, what the language is, how to pronounce the names of the leaders, what the religion is all about, and maybe you can cut out recipes in the newspaper of Persian dishes.

Don Delillo

All of us are watchers - of television, of time clocks, of traffic on the freeway - but few are observers. Everyone is looking, not many are seeing.

Peter M. Leschak

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