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A lot of TV is put together by teams, by writing staffs and several different directors. It's a great, very smart way to make television. It's worked for however long TV's been around. ~Louis C. K.

All television is children's television. ~Richard P. Adler

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

Anyone who watches golf on television would enjoy watching the grass grow on the greens. ~Andy Rooney

Art is moral passion married to entertainment. Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television. ~Rita Mae Brown

As the age of television progresses the Reagans will be the rule, not the exception. To be perfect for television is all a President has to be these days. ~Gore Vidal

Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there - I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television. ~Andy Warhol

Color television! Bah, I won't believe it until I see it in black and white. ~Samuel Goldwyn

Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight? ~Al Boliska

Every television show you go on is a choice. ~Joan Rivers

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Everything is for the eye these days - TV, Life, Look, the movies. Nothing is just for the mind. The next generation will have eyeballs as big as cantaloupes and no brain at all. ~Fred Allen

Exponential growth in access to the Internet, satellite television and radio, cell phones, and P.D.A.'s means that breaking news now reaches virtually every corner of the globe. ~Dee Dee Myers

Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn't hurt. ~Andy Rooney

I believe there's too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television. ~Bob Woodward

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

I can't stand to see myself on television. ~Bob Dylan

I could have been a doctor, but there were too many good shows on TV. ~Jason Love

I could never have imagined that firing 67 people on national television would actually make me more popular, especially with the younger generation. ~Donald Trump

I don't like seeing myself on television. I don't like it. ~Yogi Berra

I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself. ~Stephen Fry

I feel good about being able to take bluegrass on to television like 'Letterman' and 'The View,' and I've heard nice things about being able to do that. I really haven't felt any negativity toward me or my music. ~Steve Martin

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I find television to be very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go in the other room and read a book. ~Groucho Marx

I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts. ~Orson Welles

I have had my television aerials removed. It is the moral equivalent of a prostate operation. ~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

I love football and it's the sport I would really like to play. I've said on national television here that I would really love to play for one of our football clubs when I finished my tennis career. ~Novak Djokovic

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

I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television. ~Gore Vidal

I read in the newspapers they are going to have 30 minutes of intellectual stuff on television every Monday from 7:30 to 8. to educate America. They couldn't educate America if they started at 6:30. ~Groucho Marx

I seriously consider television to be the people's medium. ~Lena Dunham

I suppose I should get a VCR, but the only thing I like about television is its ephemerality. ~P.J. O'Rourke

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I think Les Moonves is the most highly overrated person in television. ~Donald Trump

I understand the process of politics and the game of television. ~John Sununu

I wish there was a knob on the TV so you could turn up the intelligence. They got one marked "brightness" but it don't work, does it? ~Leo Anthony Gallagher

I write for film or, in this case, television when I haven't got a play cooking. ~Tom Stoppard

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

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

If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all. ~Joey Adams

If the television craze continues with the present level of programs, we are destined to have a nation of morons. ~Daniel Marsh

If you surveyed a hundred typical middle-aged Americans, I bet you'd find that only two of them could tell you their blood types, but every last one of them would know the theme song from The Beverly Hillbillies. ~Dave Barry

I'm not going to name some of my colleagues who are very well-known for their television presentation, but they wouldn't know new information or how to report a story if it came up and bit them. ~Bob Woodward

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Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know. ~Marvin Minksy

In Beverley Hills, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into television shows. ~Woody Allen

In day-to-day commerce, television is not so much interested in the business of communications as in the business of delivering audiences to advertisers. People are the merchandise, not the shows. The shows are merely the bait. ~Les Brown

In general my children refuse to eat anything that hasn't danced in television. ~Erma Bombeck

In the television age, the key distinction is between the candidate who can speak poetry and the one who can only speak prose. ~Richard M. Nixon

It's the menace that everyone loves to hate but can't seem to live without. ~Paddy Chayevsky

Just because your voice reaches halfway around the world doesn't mean you are wiser than when it reached only to the end of the bar. ~Edward R. Murrow

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

Life goes on pretty much the same way. I've been working on a couple of films on the side. You may see some more. You may even see another television show. ~Norman Lear

Many people have their reputations as reporters and analysts because they are on television, batting around conventional wisdom. A lot of these people have never reported a story. ~Bob Woodward

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MTV is the lava lamp of the 1980s. ~Doug Ferrari

My background was producing and writing and performing in television when I started out, and I really missed that, that whole creative process that comes from sort of 'me' storytelling. ~Eric Bana

My father hated radio and could not wait for television to be invented so he could hate that too. ~Peter De Vries

Ninety-eight percent of American homes have TV sets, which means the people in the other 2% have to generate their own sex and violence. ~Attributed to Gene Baylos

On cable TV they have a weather channel - 24 hours of weather. We had something like that where I grew up. We called it a window. ~Dan Spencer

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Our most tragic error may have been our inability to establish a rapport and a confidence with the press and television with the communication media. I don't think the press has understood me. ~Lyndon B. Johnson

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

So long as there's a jingle in your head, television isn't free. ~Jason Love

So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall. ~Roald Dahl

Some news managers have been slow to grasp that good television news is always substance over form. ~Jessica Savitch

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Sometimes cameras and television are good to people and sometimes they aren't. I don't know if its the way you say it, or how you look. ~Dan Quayle

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

Television has changed a child from an irresistible force to an immovable object. ~Author Unknown

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

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

Television has raised writing to a new low. ~Samuel Goldwyn

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

Television is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome. ~T. S. Eliot

Television is an anesthetic for the pain of the modern world. ~Astrid Alauda

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Television is more interesting than people. If it were not, we should have people standing in the corners of our rooms. ~Alan Coren

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

Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the barrel. ~Gore Vidal

Television is simply automated day-dreaming. ~Lee Lovinger

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

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Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things. ~Jean Baudrillard

Television news is a delicate balance of serving public good and private gain. ~Jessica Savitch

Television should be the last mass communication medium to be naively designed and put into the world without a surgeon-general's warning. ~Alan Kay

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

Television! Teacher, mother, secret lover. ~Homer Simpson

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

Television: chewing gum for the eyes. ~Frank Lloyd Wright

Television? No good will come of this device. The word is half Greek and half Latin. ~Author Unknown

Thank God we're living in a country where the sky's the limit, the stores are open late and you can shop in bed thanks to television. ~Joan Rivers

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

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The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television. ~Author Unknown

The marvels - of film, radio, and television - are marvels of one-way communication, which is not communication at all. ~Milton Mayer

The nuclear generator of brain sludge is television. ~Dave Barry

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

The same media people that claim violence on TV doesn't influence people, are perfectly willing to sell you advertising time. ~Author Unknown

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The smallest bookstore still contains more ideas of worth than have been presented in the entire history of television. ~Andrew Ross

Theater is still a medium which attracts young writers. You'd think that it would be all over by now, with television and film. But it's not. ~Tom Stoppard

Theatre is life. Cinema is art. Television is furniture. ~Author Unknown

There is no way you can get people to believe you on screen if they know who you really are through television. ~Jack Nicholson

They put me on television. And the whole thing broke loose. It was wild, I tell ya for sure. ~Elvis Presley

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They say that ninety percent of TV is junk. But, ninety percent of everything is junk. ~Gene Roddenberry

Time has convinced me of one thing. Television is for appearing on, not looking at. ~Noel Coward

Today, watching television often means fighting, violence and foul language - and that's just deciding who gets to hold the remote control. ~Donna Gephart

TV — a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. ~Goodman Ace

TV will never be a serious competitor for radio because people must sit and keep their eyes glued on a screen; the average American family hasn't time for it. ~Author Unknown

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TV. If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six. Open your child's imagination. Open a book. ~Author Unknown

Violence and smut are of course everywhere on the airwaves. You cannot turn on your television without seeing them, although sometimes you have to hunt around. ~Dave Barry

Watching television is like taking black spray paint to your third eye. ~Bill Hicks

We can put it in its proper perspective by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books. ~Robert M. Hutchins

What compels you to stare, night after night, at all the glittering hokum that has been deliberately put together for you? ~J.B. Priestley

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What is being lost is the magic of the word. I am not an image person. Imagery belongs to another civilization: the caveman. Caveman couldn't express himself so he put images on walls. ~Elie Wiesel

When I got my first television set, I stopped caring so much about having close relationships. ~Andy Warhol

When The Muppet Show ended, we all sat around and said, what kind of television show would we like to do. We felt the need these days are for some quality children's programming. ~Jim Henson

When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.' ~Joe Biden

Whenever it's on it's like having somebody in my house that I want to get rid of and they won't leave. I hate the sound of it. All that noise and light coming from a piece of furniture. ~John Waters

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Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported? ~Abdul Kalam

With any child entering adolescence, one hunts for signs of health, is desperate for the smallest indication that the child's problems will never be important enough for a television movie. ~Nora Ephron

Women didn't want to watch other women on television because they were jealous of their husbands' diverted attention. ~Jessica Savitch

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