Monday, May 02, 2005

Television Quotes

  The guy who can sit through a trio of deodorant commercials to look at Flashgun Casey or swallow a flock of beer and loan-shark spiels in order to watch a couple of fourth-rate club fighters rub noses on the ropes is not losing any time from book reading.  ~Raymond Chandler, 1946 It's the menace that everyone loves to hate but can't seem to live without.  ~Paddy Chayevsky What is being lost is the magic of the word.  I am not an image person.  Imagery belongs to another civilization:  the caveman.  Caveman couldn't express himself so he put images on walls.  ~Elie Wiesel, 1995 Everything is for the eye these days - TV, Life, Look, the movies.  Nothing is just for the mind.  The next generation will have eyeballs as big as cantaloupes and no brain at all.  ~Fred Allen Time has convinced me of one thing.  Television is for appearing on, not looking at.  ~Noel Coward, attributed We can put it in its proper perspective by supposing that Gutenberg's great invention had been directed at printing only comic books.  ~Robert M. Hutchins, News Summaries, 31 December 1977 TV.  If kids are entertained by two letters, imagine the fun they'll have with twenty-six.  Open your child's imagination.  Open a book.  ~Author Unknown Each day, the American housewife turns toward television as toward a lover.  She feels guilty about it, and well she might, for he's covered with warts and is only after her money.  ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966 The television, that insidious beast, that Medusa which freezes a billion people to stone every night, staring fixedly, that Siren which called and sang and promised so much and gave, after all, so little.  ~Ray Bradbury, The Golden Apples of the Sun Television:  chewing gum for the eyes.  ~Frank Lloyd Wright Television keeps the masses occupied.  What if everyone decided they wanted to make something of their lives?  Television keeps the competition down and keeps more criminals off the street.  What if everyone decided to go to law school or medical school?  It would sure make it tough on the rest of us.  ~Jim Urbanovich Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.  ~Alfred Hitchcock If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.  ~Joey Adams 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 Every time you think television has hit its lowest ebb, a new type program comes along to make you wonder where you thought the ebb was.  ~Art B

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