Television Quotes - Page 5

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

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

The nuclear generator of brain sludge is television.

– Dave Barry

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

– Laurence J. Peter

Laura Bush went on national television during the week of my father’s funeral and spoke out against embryonic stem cell research, pointing out that where Alzheimer’s is concerned, we don’t have proof that stem-cell treatment would be effective.

– Patti Davis

I’m very crafty! One time I made a television set out of a cardboard box – Everybody thought it was a lark! This was the beginning of a love affair with the arts.

– Emma Watson

I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can’t stop eating peanuts.

– Orson Welles

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers, telephones and television sets. They ask – when will we get a road to our village.

– Thabo Mbeki

Because of reality television and all these celebrities thinking they can be designers, everyone imagines that they can just become a designer, photographer, or model, but that’s not the way things work. People have to go to school, learn their craft, and build a brand – that’s the right, healthy way to do things.

– Anna Wintour

In my early teens, I knew I wanted to do television production. I loved cameras, editing and producing, anything that had to do with television production. My friend had a production studio across town, and we’d go over there at night and shoot and edit. I produced my father’s televised service for 17 years.

– Joel Osteen

In a day when broadcasters and publishers have rather free access into our homes, we must seek clean, uplifting entertainment, whether on television, videos, movies, magazines, books, and other printed material. We should be very selective and choose only those things that meet the test of being virtuous, lovely, of good report, or praiseworthy.

– Joseph B. Wirthlin

In a sense, terrorism blossomed in the advent of television. Television promotes terrorism in religion and in politics.

– Marilyn Manson

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

– Alfred Hitchcock

I’ve always liked adventure television. Pre-‘Survivor,’ I did a series on cable called ‘Eco-Challenge,’ an adventure race with experts mainly, and here we have ‘Expedition Impossible.’ I like the outdoors and I like doing something fresh for television you haven’t seen before.

– Mark Burnett

The difference between writing a book and being on television is the difference between conceiving a child and having a baby made in a test tube.

– Norman Mailer

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

This whole thing about reality television to me is really indicative of America saying we’re not satisfied just watching television, we want to star in our own TV shows. We want you to discover us and put us in your own TV show, and we want television to be about us, finally.

– Steven Spielberg

If those in charge of our society – politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television – can dominate our ideas, they will be secure in their power. They will not need soldiers patrolling the streets. We will control ourselves.

– Howard Zinn

I’m under the impression that this notion of decency is disappearing from our society where conflicts are made worse on cinema and on television, where people are nasty and cruel on the Internet and where, in general, everybody seems to be very angry.

– Helen Mirren

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

– Johnny Carson