Television Quotes

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

Alfred Hitchcock

Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.

Gen William C. Westmoreland

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

Ann Landers

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

David Frost

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.

Fred Allen

Television is simply automated day-dreaming.

Lee Lovinger

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

Bill Gates

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

Theodore H. White

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

Laurence J. Peter

Television is for appearing on - not for looking at.

Noel Coward

Television has raised writing to a new low.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

Nicholas Johnson

Television: A medium - so called because it is neither rare nor well done.

Ernie Kovacs

Television was not intended to make human beings vacuous, but it is an emanation of their vacuity.

Malcolm Muggeridge

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

In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced on television.

Erma Bombeck

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

Television is a corporate vulgarity

John Leonard

Television is a gold goose that lays scrambled eggs; and it is futile and probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar.

Lee Loevinger

There's so much comedy on television. Does that cause comedy in the streets?

Dick Cavett

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

John Lennon

The remarkable thing about television is that it permits several million people to laugh at the same joke and still feel lonely.

T. S. Eliot

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

I watched a rerun on television of a 1960s comedy programme called "Mr Ed", which was about a talking horse. Judging by the quality of the jokes, I would guess that Mr Ed wrote his own material.

William Cullen Bryant

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Updated On : November 18, 2013
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