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Quotes of the day: Television

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015 @ 5:07 PM EDT
Mar 14 2015

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 could perform a great service in mass education, but there's no indication its sponsors have anything like this on their minds.
-Tallulah Bankead

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

Television hangs on the questionable theory that whatever happens anywhere should be sensed everywhere. If everyone is going to be able to see everything, in the long run all sights may lose whatever rarity value they once possessed, and it may well turn out that people, being able to see and hear practically everything, will be specially interested in almost nothing.
-E.B. White

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

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

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

Television has made dictatorship impossible, but democracy unbearable.
-Shimon Peres

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 device that permits people who haven't anything to do to watch people who can't do anything.
-Fred Allen

Television is a gift of God, and God will hold those who utilize his divine instrument accountable to him.
-Philo T. Farnsworth

Television is a great leveler. You always end up sounding like the people who ask the questions.
-Gore Vidal

Television is a weapon of mass distractrion.
-Larry Gelbart

Television is actually closer to reality than anything in books. The madness of TV is the madness of human life.
-Camille Paglia

Television is an instrument which can paralyze this country.
-William C. Westmoreland

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
-Paddy Chayefsky

Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
-Alfred Hitchcock

Television is never more false than when it's openly sincere.
-Mort Sahl

Television is not the truth. Television is a goddamned amusement park.
-Paddy Chayefsky

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 the people do want.
-Clive Barnes

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

Television leaves no external scars.
-Robert A. Heinlein

Television makes so much at its worst that it can't afford to do its best.
-Fred W. Friendly

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

Television series are like the stock market. There's room for bears and bulls but no room for pigs.
-Bob Newhart

Television turned out to be exactly as bad as the most irritating and pedantic intellectuals of the '50s said it was going to be.
-Fran Lebowitz

Television's perfect. You turn a few knobs, a few of those mechanical adjustments at which the higher apes are so proficient, and lean back and drain your mind of all thought. And there you are watching the bubbles in the primeval ooze.
-Raymond Chandler

Television... is not a substitute for print.
-Walter Cronkite

Television: A medium. So called because it's neither rare nor well done.
-Ernie Kovacs

Television? The word is half Latin and half Greek. No good can come of it.
-Charles P. Scott

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