"In general, my children refused to eat anything that hadn't danced on TV."
Erma Bombeck

"So long as there's a jingle in your head, television isn't free."
Jason Love

"Today, watching television often means fighting, violence and foul language - and that's just deciding who gets to hold the remote control."
Donna Gephart

"I think TV promulgates the idea that good art is just art which makes people like and depend on the vehicle that brings them the art."
David Foster Wallace

"The big difference is the size of the crew and the flexibility of shooting because of the size. I mean, it's crazy. So you can't improvise, you cannot suddenly do something that comes to mind, whereas in a small production you have much more flexibility."
Bille August

"If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight."
George Gobal

"The remarkable thing about television is that it permits several million people to laugh at the same joke and still feel lonely."
T. S. Eliot

"Educational television should be absolutely forbidden. It can only lead to unreasonable disappointment when your child discovers that the letters of the alphabet do not leap up out of books and dance around with royal-blue chickens."
Fran Lebowitz

"Television is a medium because anything well done is rare."
Fred Allen

"Thanks to television, for the first time the young are seeing history made before it is censored by their elders."
Margaret Mead

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

"What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust."
Salvador Dali

"Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience."
Jean-Paul Sartre

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

"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
Frank Lloyd Wright

"Books had instant replay long before televised sports."
Bern Williams

"All television is educational television. The question is: what is it teaching?"
Nicholas Johnson

"Television is now so desperately hungry for material that they're scraping the top of the barrel."
Gore Vidal

"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back."
Plato

"The only factor becoming scarce in a world of abundance is human attention."
Kevin Kelly

"The secret of joy in work is contained in one word: excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it."
Pearl Buck

"Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down."
Oprah Winfrey

"We are told that talent creates its own opportunities. But it sometimes seems that intense desire creates not only its own opportunities, but its own talents."
Eric Hoffer

"Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of."
Geri Weitzman

"A big idea is like a hill-town. It is a stronghold, a focal point, something that people can orientate themselves by, while the cities on the plain fight it out below. We're surrounded by blurred messages. Anything strong and pure will stand out."
Robert Jones

"It's not whether you win or lose, it's how many people remember you when you die."
Jonathan Ross, Project Fame contestant.

"With people of limited ability modesty is merely honesty. But with those who possess great talent it is hypocrisy."
Arthur Schopenhauer

"Men don't care what's on TV. They only care what else is on TV."
Jerry Seinfeld

"Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small-minded people always do that, but the ones who are really great make you feel that you too can be great."
Maria Muashindange

"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

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