Television

Found 21 thoughts of television

I think that parents only get so offended by television because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of their kids.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone

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

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

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

Alan Corenk

Television is for appearing on - not for looking at.

Noel Coward

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

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

Fred Allen

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

Marvin Minsky

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

Johnny Carson

Television has raised writing to a new low.

Samuel Goldwyn

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

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

MTV is the lava lamp of the 1980's.

Doug Ferrari

All television is children's television.

Richard P. Adler

We are drawn to our television sets each April the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.

Vincent Canby

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

From "Taxi"

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

Marlon Brando

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

You know, I think that if parents would spend less time worrying about what their kids watch on TV and more time worrying about what's going on in their kids' lives, this world would be a much better place.

Trey Parker and Matt Stone

[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