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

[Television is] the triumph of machine over people.
- Fred Allen

Imitation is the sincerest form of television.
- Fred Allen

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

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

We are drawn to our television sets each April the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.
- Vincent Canby on the Academy Awards

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

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 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

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

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

MTV is the lava lamp of the 1980's.
- Doug Ferrari

[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

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

Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked 'Brightness,' but it doesn't work.
- Gallagher

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

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

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

Television - a medium. So called because it is neither rare nor well-done.
- Ernie Kovacs

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

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.
- Groucho Marx

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

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

Dealing with network executives is like being nibbled to death by ducks.
- Eric Sevareid

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

TV is chewing gum for the eyes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright









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