Quotes of Television

“ Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we would have people standing in the corners of our rooms. ”

- Alan Corenk

“ 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

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

- Alfred Hitchcock

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

- Ann Landers

“ Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want. ”

- Clive Barnes

“ The one function TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if there were. ”

- David Brinkley

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

- David Frost

“ [The television is] an invention that permits you to be entertained in your living room by people you wouldn't have in your home. ”

- David Frost

“ MTV is the lava lamp of the 1980's. ”

- Doug Ferrari

“ I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half hour looking at my face on their television screens. ”

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

“ Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks. ”

- Eric Sevareid

“ TV is chewing gum for the eyes. ”

- Frank Lloyd Wright

“ Imitation is the sincerest form of television. ”

- Fred Allen

“ Television is a new medium. It's called a medium because nothing is well-done. ”

- Fred Allen

“ [Television is] the triumph of machine over people. ”

- Fred Allen

“ The great thing about television is that if something important happens anywhere in the world, day or night, you can always change the channel. ”

- Unknown

“ Don't you wish there was a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked 'Brightness,' but it doesn't work. ”

- Gallagher

“ I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ”

- Groucho Marx

“ 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

“ In general, watching children's television is a dark and surreal descent into madness where the characters on the screen talk directly to you. ”

- John Green

“ If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners. ”

- Johnny Carson

“ One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us. ”

- Kurt Vonnegut

“ Thanks to TV and for the convenience of TV, you can only be one of two kinds of human beings, either a liberal or a conservative. ”

- Kurt Vonnegut

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

- Marlon Brando

“ Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know. ”

- Marvin Minsky

“ Television is for appearing on - not for looking at. ”

- Noel Coward

“ My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too. ”

- Peter De Vries

“ All television is children's television. ”

- Richard P. Adler

“ It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper. ”

- Rod Serling

“ Television has raised writing to a new low. ”

- Samuel Goldwyn
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