Television quotes

  • Television gives us the gift to see ourselves as we'd like to be seen.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Giving #Television

  • Making a programme that appears to condone a positive stereotype actually enforces all the negative ones as well. It says that they all have a valid point. To assert that Americans are naive, Germans humourless and the French arrogant is one thing: they're big enough to take it. But to say that there's a conspiracy of Jewish bankers, that gypsies are thieves, Pakistanis are dirty and refugees are muggers is something quite else.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Dirty #Arrogant #Television

  • Beautifully shot, impeccably paced, it was a clear, unrelenting look at the National Trust, its friends and enemies, and it makes you want to burn your passport and beg the Luftwaffe to have another go.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Enemy #Looks #Television

  • An American has invented a remote control that will turn off any telly within a 20ft radius. What a marvellous device! What a splendid invention! What a really helpful and improving way of devoting your time to building something that turns off culture. Next week, I'm instigating Burn a Book Week, to encourage even more conversation. I've come up with a fantastic little device which I'll call a box of matches.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Book #Culture #Television

  • Americans think the only funny Brits are John Cleese, Benny Hill and whoever makes our toothpaste. They're not laughing with us, they are laughing at us.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Thinking #Laughing #Television

  • I don't know how long a child will remain utterly static in front of the television, but my guess is that it could be well into their thirties.
    -- A. A. Gill

    #Children #Long #Television

  • Clark Gable seemed fascinating all his life because there wasn't so much information about him. Today, you're on television all the time.
    -- A. Scott Berg

    #Television #Information #Today

  • There are television critics, movie critics, and theater critics too who I like and who I follow and I get genuinely bummed when they don't like something that I've written because I usually agree with them.
    -- Aaron Sorkin

    #Television #Theater #Critics

  • But, I don't know, the violence, I can't even talk about. We don't do a lot of violent shows. When I started in television, breaking a pencil was a violent act.
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Silence #Television #Violence

  • But it's true, when you see some television, you carry it with you. It's like 90210. Tell me what young shows were being done then... We were thrilled about the ratings around the world.
    -- Aaron Spelling

    #Done #Television #World

  • I watch a lot of television. I always have.
    -- Aaron Tveit

    #Watches #Television

  • I like radio and live performing stuff. I don't like the television stuff as much.
    -- Adam Carolla

    #Television #Radio #Stuff

  • Isn't television glamourous?
    -- Adam Savage

    #Style #Television

  • There is no dignity in television.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Television #Dignity #Fierce

  • My dignity and good television - they'll never meet.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Television #Dignity #Fierce

  • Rather than lose the public because television is here, wouldn't it be smart to adopt television as our instrument?
    -- Adolph Zukor

    #Smart #Television #Instruments

  • Obviously I love working in film and television, but I started in theater and I'd love to be on Broadway.
    -- Adrianne Palicki

    #Television #Broadway #Film

  • I am uninterested in appearing in newspapers and on television. Many people think I am striking a pose - that I want to create a sense of shyness. But it's just not something I want to do. I overdosed.
    -- Agnetha Faltskog

    #Thinking #People #Television

  • Well, folks. That's the greatest open in the history of television -- bar none!
    -- Al Michaels

    #Bars #Television #Folks

  • These latter institutions [the civil service, trade unions, media of all kinds], notably of course television, but more subtly the written press, are quite spectacular powers of unreason and ignorance.
    -- Alain Badiou

    #Ignorance #Media #Television

  • My films seem to be better understood and better received by the monthly publications. On television the first reactions are usually unfavorable.
    -- Alain Resnais

    #Television #Firsts #Film

  • If youre a singer, you do concerts, and you get that interaction with fans and see what cities in what part of the world come out to see you. When youre on television, youre removed from that.
    -- Alaina Huffman

    #Cities #Fans #Television

  • The difference between film and TV is the pace. You don't have the leisure of time in television.
    -- Alan Ball

    #Differences #Pace #Television

  • Television is more interesting than people. If it were not we should have people standing in the corner of our room.
    -- Alan Coren

    #People #Interesting #Television

  • The thing with film and theater is that you always know the story so you can play certain cues in each scene with the knowledge that you know where the story's going to end and how it's going to go. But on television nobody knows what's going to happen, even the writers.
    -- Alan Cumming

    #Play #Stories #Television

  • Live television is always stressful and the more you do it, the more you realise what can go wrong.
    -- Alan Hansen

    #Television #Stressful #Realising

  • 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

    #Communication #Television #Warning

  • So there was a constant flow and a thin line there between reality and television and yes, much of what I was experiencing in my real life was also what was going on in the television show to the extent that I had to take writers advice and from the counselors around.
    -- Alan Thicke

    #Real #Advice #Television

  • Television is just like making a hole in the wall. All kinds of stuff comes in, on the screen, that we would never allow to come in through the door.
    -- Albert Borgmann

    #Wall #Doors #Television

  • The outstanding scientific discovery of the twentieth century is not television, or radio, but rather the complexity of the land organism.
    -- Aldo Leopold

    #Discovery #Land #Television

  • One of the benefits to television is that you're with these characters for years, you know them so well.
    -- Aleksa Palladino

    #Character #Years #Television

  • We don't perceive a contradiction between writing books, making films or producing a television program. These days you can't choose how you want to express yourself anymore.
    -- Alexander Kluge

    #Book #Writing #Television

  • It gets kinda monotonous, but that's television. There are plus sides and down sides. The positive side is that you have steady work for nine months of the year for however many years your show is on TV,.
    -- Alexis Bledel

    #Years #Television #Nine

  • I sit watching the brown oceanic waves of dry country rising into the foothills and I weep monotonously, seasickly. Life is not like the dim ironic stories I like to read, it is like a daytime serial on television. The banality will make you weep as much as anything else.
    -- Alice Munro

    #Country #Ironic #Television

  • I'm always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence.
    -- Alice Walker

    #People #Television #Stuff

  • It's a dialogue, not a monologue, and some people don't understand that. Social media is more like a telephone than a television.
    -- Amy Jo Martin

    #Media #People #Television

  • I think music on television is just uniformly dreadful. It is mundane, it says nothing.
    -- Amy Sherman-Palladino

    #Thinking #Television #Mundane

  • Often times people complain about the lack of time in television, but I have to say, you don't have any more time to film in feature films then you do in television. It's just a question of how many scenes you'll be doing in the course of a day.
    -- Andre Braugher

    #People #Complaining #Television

  • What do two women friends usually do when they see each other? We talked, we watched television, we listened to music Sometimes we did nothing at all. It was a pleasure just to know the other one was there.
    -- Andrea Camilleri

    #Two #Television #Sometimes

  • I love doing both theater and television.
    -- Andrew Rannells

    #Television #Theater

  • At the same time, television theatre became more visibly active.
    -- Andrzej Wajda

    #Theatre #Television #Active

  • The difficulty with the present state of affairs is that there is no legislation on the sources of funding for the Polish film industry. There is no legislation concerning filmmaking. And, there is no legislation on television that would be beneficial to filmmaking.
    -- Andrzej Wajda

    #Would Be #Television #Film

  • Television theatre, as is implied in its name, should rely on adaptations of scripts written for the theatre.
    -- Andrzej Wajda

    #Names #Theatre #Television

  • In Europe, there is no television filmmaking legislation that could assist film production because private broadcasters are not interested in supporting Polish film.
    -- Andrzej Wajda

    #Europe #Television #Film

  • I never say I work in television, I say I get to work in television.
    -- Andy Cohen


  • I am proud of my connections to Carolina and pleased to know that some results from a lifetime of work on television, film, stage and recordings will have a permanent home in Chapel Hill.
    -- Andy Griffith

    #Home #Television #Proud

  • At a very basic level, I think television exists for game shows, and I think it always will.
    -- Andy Richter

    #Thinking #Games #Television

  • Soon, if we are not prudent, millions of people will be watching each other starve to death through expensive television sets
    -- Aneurin Bevan

    #People #Television #Prudent

  • I have a new television show in the works, and that is all I can say right now.
    -- Angie Stone

    #Style #Television #Shows

  • I read much more that I do anything else. I don't watch too much television, because I like books.
    -- Anjelica Huston

    #Book #Watches #Television

  • Sometimes I'll watch an old movie on television and, once in a while, one of mine, such as April Showers, will come on and I'll watch it. And you know something? I'm always amazed at what a lousy actress I was. I guess in the old days we just got by on glamour.
    -- Ann Sothern

    #Watches #Television #Actresses

  • I want to do more television and I want to do more radio.
    -- Anna Benson

    #Television #Want #Radio

  • I have never been in a violent movie or television show.
    -- Anna Deavere Smith

    #Television #Violent #Shows

  • Let's face it, there are no plain women on television.
    -- Anna Ford

    #Style #Television #Faces

  • Animation did not become the dominant form of children's television until the '60s.
    -- Annette Funicello

    #Children #Television #Form

  • The whole cable-TV original programming just changed the nature of television.
    -- Anson Mount

    #Tvs #Cable Tv #Television

  • Many of you already read my writings indicating that TV is the new god. There is a little thing I neglected to mention up until now, television is the major mainstream infiltration for the new satanic religion.
    -- Anton Szandor LaVey

    #Writing #Satanic #Television

  • I don't want to promote my own image either. I don't like going on television or mixing in literary circles.
    -- Antonio Tabucchi

    #Circles #Mixing #Television

  • The only shared reality we have is things we have seen on television.
    -- Armando Iannucci

    #Reality #Television #Emotion

  • Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Thinking #Stupidity #Television

  • Have you ever seen a candidate talking to a rich person on television?
    -- Art Buchwald

    #Talking #Political #Television

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

    #Real #Two #Television

  • I pretended I was living with a television family and there was no yelling at home and no one hit me.
    -- Arthur Bremer

    #Home #Yelling #Television

  • Television has spread the habit of instant reaction and stimulated the hope of instant results.
    -- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

    #Television #Habit #Reactions

  • People are tried and convicted in the newspapers and on television before they ever see a courtroom.
    -- Assata Shakur

    #People #Television #Newspapers

  • It is about this very abstract sense of displacement that he feels the moment he turns off the television.
    -- Atom Egoyan

    #Television #Moments #Abstract

  • Film and television are just different. Film is cool because its a complete package. You know the beginning, middle, and end. You can plan it out more, which I like. But with television you get a new script every week, so its constantly a mystery as to what youre going to be doing.
    -- Austin Butler

    #Different #Television #Scripts

  • George Clooney had the web of celebrity from television and doing 'ER,' and he's able to parlay that into films. God willing, I'll be up there in a few years.
    -- Bailey Chase

    #Years #Able #Television

  • Everything was happening all the time. You never needed television.
    -- Barbet Schroeder

    #Venice #Television #Needed

  • My television fed me visions, but I never created my own until I became a reader.
    -- Barry Lane

    #Vision #Television #Feds

  • I never really wanted to be an actor. And that was the beginning of it, I began to write things down and eventually became a writer on a television show.
    -- Barry Levinson

    #Writing #Actors #Television

  • I worked at a local television station and I got a chance to direct and do all those things - worked kiddie shows, Ranger House show with the hand puppets and things like that.
    -- Barry Levinson

    #Hands #House #Television

  • Television excites me because it seems to be the last stamping ground of poetry, the last place where I hear women's hair rhapsodically described, women's faces acclaimed in odelike language.
    -- Ben Hecht

    #Hair #Television #Lasts

  • I was the boy that turned a girlfriend into the most celebrated lesbian on television. I got so much stick for that.
    -- Benedict Cumberbatch

    #Girlfriend #Boys #Television

  • Film and television essentially feel the same when you're doing it, because it's the same technical approach.
    -- Benjamin Bratt

    #Television #Film #Feels

  • I have always been of the mind that good work is good work, whether performed on stage, on television or in film and, like any reasonable actor, I keep my options open.
    -- Benjamin Bratt

    #Mind #Actors #Television

  • The place I feel most at home is when I have health insurance. I really don't care how I get it, whether it's on film, or television or waiting tables, you know?
    -- Benjamin Walker

    #Home #Waiting #Television

  • Television is a young person's medium.
    -- Bernard Cornwell

    #Television #Young #Mediums

  • Actually, the kids at school don't treat me any differently at all just because I'm on television.
    -- Beverley Mitchell

    #School #Kids #Television

  • On radio and television, magazines and the movies, you can't tell what you're going to get. When you look at the comic page, you can usually depend on something acceptable by the entire family.
    -- Bil Keane

    #Looks #Magazines #Television

  • The best that can be said for Norwegian television is that it gives you the sensation of a coma without the worry and inconvenience.
    -- Bill Bryson

    #Giving #Worry #Television

  • It's in the nature of television to restrain the spontaneity of a live event. Things become more and more prepackaged.
    -- Bill Condon

    #Events #Television #Spontaneity

  • Oddly enough, I have really bad stage fright - getting up in front of people. And I made a living going on live television.
    -- Bill Hader

    #People #Television #Enough

  • Television is full of fictional and real violence that's turned into entertainment.
    -- Bill James

    #Real #Television #Violence

  • Those who depend on television as their primary information source are condemned to .... A form of political illiteracy.
    -- Bill Kraus

    #Political #Television #Information

  • There's room for a diversity of ages on television.
    -- Bill Kurtis

    #Diversity #Age #Television

  • Television can stir emotions, but it doesn't invite reflection as much as the printed page.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #Reflection #Television #Pages

  • The printed page conveys information and commitment, and requires active involvement. Television conveys emotion and experience, and it's very limited in what it can do logically. It's an existential experience - there and then gone.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #Commitment #Gone #Television

  • We don't care really about children as a society and television reflects that indifference to children as human beings.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #Children #Television #Care

  • Television is a medium. It is neither rare nor well done.
    -- Bill Moyers

    #Fun #Done #Television

  • Well, I just finished starring in a new episode of the new The Twilight Zone television series.
    -- Bill Mumy

    #Twilight #Television #Episodes

  • Television isn't inherently good or bad. You go to a bookstore, there are how many thousands of books, but how many of those do you want? Five? Television's the same way. If you're going to show people stuff, television is the way to go. Words and pictures show things.
    -- Bill Nye

    #Book #People #Television

  • The great thing about being a broadcaster is you have this incredible responsibility to the people that make it all happen, the people that turn on the television set.
    -- Bill Walton

    #Responsibility #People #Television

  • I wanted to make Jerusalem as feature film. But we couldn't finance it only through theatrical release, we couldn't get all the money we needed. We had to get some money from television. So we said, ok, let's do it both ways. So we did it in four parts.
    -- Bille August

    #Television #Four #Jerusalem

  • On TV you can, you know you can cram, you know, 30 people into a closet and have an orgy, and then they can all shoot up, and everybody has cigarettes in their nostrils and their ears. They don't care. So yeah, television is amazing right now.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #People #Ears #Television

  • When I was coming up in the '80s television, if you were on television that meant either you were a young actor just coming up like I was, or you were an older actor whose career was over and you had to go on television.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #Careers #Television #Actors

  • People want the truth but they only want the truth so they can talk bad about you on the blog or on television. They want you to tell them the truth and it screws everybody.
    -- Billy Bob Thornton

    #People #Television #Want

  • Everybody is a sinner before God. And I think we magnify it today because we have television, and we have so many other technologies that make what happens in some other part of the world in our living room.
    -- Billy Graham

    #Technology #Thinking #Television

  • I'm delighted with it, because it used to be that films were the lowest form of art. Now we've got something to look down on.
    -- Billy Wilder

    #Art #Looks #Television

  • Anytime that the Arizona Cardinals play football, I scream at the top of my lungs at the television. And I have certain dances that I do.
    -- Blake Shelton

    #Football #Play #Television